Join GMS in welcoming our New Principal Dr. Anthony Zegarra.

Dr. Zegarra grew up in the city of Whittier but started his educational career as an Instructional Assistant at Emerson Junior High in Davis while a college student in the Sacramento area.  Upon returning to Southern California, he began in 2005 as a special education teacher in LAUSD.  In 2007, he was hired as a special education teacher at Warren High School and served in that capacity until July 2010 when he was selected as a Vice/Assistant Principal at Downey High School.  Four years ago, he was selected as the Principal of Columbus High School and over the last four years has achieved several “firsts” for CHS.  Chief among them are:  award for Model Continuation High School, a six-year WASC accreditation, and starting Woodruff Academy Community Day School for students in grades 7-10.  Dr. Zegarra earned his B.A. in Social Science at CSULA in 2004, his M.A. in Educational Leadership at APU in 2011, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at USC in 2017.

 

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    March/April 2020 Principal’s Message-Distance Learning Information

    March 27, 2020 Griffiths Middle School Parents, As we wrap up our first two weeks of online learning, I want to thank you all for a job well done. Who would have guessed that we would be experiencing a shutdown of our normal routines and …

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    March/April 2020 Mensaje Del Director

    March 27, 2020 Griffiths Middle School Parents, A medida que concluimos nuestras primeras dos semansa de aprendizaje a distancia, quiero agradecerles a todos por un trabajo bien hecho. ¿Quién hubiera imaginado que experimentaríamos un cierre de nuestras rutinas y forma de vida normal hace unas …

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    February 2020 Principal’s Message

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends of Griffiths Middle School,   Although it may be hard to believe, we are halfway through the current school year. This school year has been excellent! I am so glad to see so many students making academic growth, enjoying memorable …

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    January 2020 Principal’s Message

    Principal’s Message Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends of Griffiths Middle School, I hope you all had wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! There are many wonderful activities going on in 2020 at Griffiths Middle School. Make sure you stay connected to our school by …

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    December 2019 Principal’s Message

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    November 2019 Principal’s Message

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    October 2019 Principal’s Message

    Principal’s Message   Dear parents, guardians, and friends of Griffiths Middle School, Griffiths Middle School is off to great start. As I walk through the classrooms I can’t help but be proud of all the student engagement and learning going on. Our school’s vision statement, “Griffiths …

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    October 2019 Mensaje del Director

     Mensaje del Director   Mensaje del Director Queridos padres, guardianes y amigos de Griffiths Middle School, Griffiths Middle School ha tenido un gran comienzo.  Mientras camino por las aulas, no puedo evitar sentirme orgulloso de toda la participación y el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. La …

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    September 2019 Principal’s Message

    Principal’s Message   Dear parents, guardians, and friends of Griffiths Middle School,   We have had a great start to our new school year. Our students have already been busy with the many activities going on at GMS. Our school continues to implement PBIS (Positive Behavior …

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    September 2019 Mensaje de el Director

     Mensaje de el Director   Estimados padres, tutores y amigos de la Escuela Secundaria Griffiths,   Hemos tenido un gran comienzo de nuestro nuevo año escolar. Nuestros estudiantes han estado ocupados con las muchas actividades ocurriendo en GMS. Nuestra escuela sigue implementado PBIS (Apoyo de intervención …

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