School’s Surrogate Grandparents Saluted
Jack and Kay Gildersleeve recently were commended by the Fullerton Joint Union High School District for their volunteer work at Sonora High School.
The couple live in a mobile home across the street from the high school. District officials said the Gildersleeves keep a watchful eye over the school, and attend recitals, sports events and school plays.
“We’re all grandmas and grandpas at the mobile home park and we look at the students as if they were our own grandchildren,” Kay Gildersleeve said.
Troubadours Win $1,000 in Choral Event
Fountain Valley High School’s 24-member choral ensemble, the Troubadours, received first place honors at the 24th annual Park Newport Choral Fest held in Newport Beach in December.
The Troubadours, under the direction of Ted Reid, competed against 15 area high schools in the invitational event.
The $1,000 first-place prize will be used to offset the choir’s expenses in a trip this spring to Napa Valley, where they will compete in the All-State Choral competition.
Youths Can Learn Computer Publishing
The Garden Grove Unified School District is offering free computer training in designing brochures, newsletters and advertisements through the Regional Occupational Program. The course is open to area residents 16 and older.
The “Desktop Publishing and Illustration” classes will be at Room 109 at Santiago High School, 12342 Trask Ave. Students can choose from two sessions: Monday through Friday, 3-5 p.m., or every Monday and Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.
Registration is underway at Lincoln Education Center, 11262 Garden Grove Blvd. Classes begin Feb. 6. No computer experience is necessary.
Students will learn to use DOS and Windows, and such programs as WordPerfect, PageMaker and CorelDRAW.
Residents Can Cable Up to Board
Residents who cannot attend meetings of the Tustin Unified School District board can follow the proceedings on two local cable television stations.
The meetings are televised on Continental Cablevision’s Channel 33 for cable television subscribers in Tustin, and on Dimension Cable’s Channel 3 for residents of East Tustin and the unincorporated areas in North Tustin.
Meetings are usually conducted on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, starting at 7 p.m., at the Administration Center’s Board Room, 300 S. C St.
For more information, call (714) 730-7301.
--COMPILED BY BERT ELJERA WITH MIMI KO AND DEBRA CANO.