Our very own Mr. "G", Alex Gonzales, has been honored with the 2012-2013 Kern County Teacher of the Year award; only two Kern county teachers were honored with this recognition.
District Superintendent Rosalina Rivera states, "Alex Gonzales is an outstanding teacher because he inspires students to believe in themselves. In Mr. G, students see a teacher who cares about them; a teacher who sees their potential, and helps them to see it, recognize it, and value it; a teacher who is passionate about teaching, and who dedicates countless hours to develop the potential in every one of his students; a teacher who is himself a gifted musician, but who gains as much satisfaction from the small, unnoticed achievements of his beginning students as he does for the awards and honors of his advanced performers; a teacher who expects excellence, who transforms potential into excellence, while seeking no recognition for himself. Alex Gonzales is a modest, quiet man, but inside of him is a focus and an intensity that has raised a generation of music students to heights of achievement never before imagined or experienced in Delano. Mr. G exemplifies the District’s core values: character, loyalty, and excellence.”
Congratulations Mr. "G"!
Click on the link to read more about the Kern Co. Teacher of the Year Award.
To the Graduating Class of 2013
I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to be your principal for two of your four years at CCHS. On behalf of your teachers, I want to congratulate every one of you on your successes as Titans. In the classroom, on the fields, in the Arts, or in the service of others, each of you have grown and given of yourself; as a faculty, we have tried to instill in you a love of learning, a desire to help others, and an understanding of your role in our complex global community.
The school and you have both changed since you arrived on the campus for your first day. Think back for a second and try to picture yourself as a new student on that exciting, but anxious day when you walked through the doors of Cesar E. Chavez High School. Little did you know what would change over the next four years; as freshmen, your class breached the 800 API barrier. Not only did you academically transform our culture, thriving in the land of 800 and being recognized as both a California and National Title I Distinguished School, but you were instrumental in establishing a Titan Legacy: success in the Classroom, Arts, Music, Sports, and Service Learning. Performing arts have thrived during your tenure. The band and choir concerts, half time shows, the Winter Percussion and Color Guard performances, all have dazzled us and won countless of accolades. Our athletics also went through a transformation and many teams and individuals went on to playoffs, state finals, and won SSL championships.
Earlier this year many of you seniors proudly represented our school when President Barrack Obama dedicated the Cesar E. Chavez headquarters as a National Monument. You showed class and leadership as we grieved over the tragic death of Shaylyn Pinoliar, a future Titan that would have made us all proud and assuredly left a Titan Legacy of her own. In January, we reached out in unity of spirit with the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
While you have been at CCHS, you have shared in your classmates’ successes on the playing fields, the golf course, the wrestling mat, the hard wood, and the running track. You have also cheered as classmates excelled in Academic Decathlon, FBLA, FHA-HERO and Mock Trial, winning local, state and national honors. Every one of you has in some way contributed to helping make our school the great place it is. And yes, you have changed because you have learned what it means to be part of our Delano community; whether it was organizing, participating, donating blood or cheering from the sidelines, you have been a part of something larger than yourself; that is the brother and sister- hood that so characterizes the Titan Legacy you leave behind.
A lot has changed since I first set foot at CCHS in 2004, almost ten years ago, and so much more will change in the years I still plan to serve as a Titan. Like you, I want to leave the school better than I found it. Like you, I want to change the destinies of those around me. Like you, I want to forever leave a legacy of excellence, pride, selflessness, and perseverance. For me, that legacy begins and ends with the relationships I have with the passionate professionals at CCHS and the students we all serve for the greater good.
Ben DeLeon, Principal
Cesar E. Chavez High School has been recognized as a 2012 National Distinguished School by the National Title I Association.
Since 1996, the National Title I Association has been selecting examples of superior Title I school programs for national recognition through the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program. Selected schools must qualify through exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years, or – in the case of Cesar E. Chavez High School - through closing the achievement gap between student groups.
In August 2003, Cesar E. Chavez High School (CCHS) opened its doors to the students of Delano. This historic occasion marked the beginning of a new educational era in the city of Delano. Our students and school community exude "Titan Pride", and we enjoy sharing our accomplishments with parents and community members.
Our motto is that we are "a school where learning and academic achievement is fostered, recognized, and celebrated." Teachers, parents, students, and staff work hard to create a unique Titan culture and our efforts have been reflected through the accolades we've received throughout the years. Click on the thumbnails below for more information.
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced that Cesar E. Chavez High School is a recipient of this year’s Title I Academic Achievement Award, the only high school in Kern County to receive this honor. Without a doubt, the staffs professionalism, creativity, innovation -- and especially all the hard work and student-centered dedication -- mark the difference and set in the area. A list of all the 2012 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools is posted online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/aa/.
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WINTER PERCUSSION and COLOR GUARD
Congratulations to the CCHS Winter Percussion and Color Guard for placing 2nd in their division at the Frontier High School Winter Percussion competition held on Saturday, April 23rd. Thank you goes to Mr. Alex Gonzales for his continued dedication to our music program. Watch their inspiring performance at:
BOYS TENNIS TEAM WINS!
Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Tennis Team for their victory in the Division 5 Lynch Cup Tournament. The team went undefeated in their division, dominating Foothill High School, Golden Valley High School, Shafter High School, and Wasco High School. This is the first time in Cesar Chavez History the boys tennis team has won a team tournament. Special thanks to Zedrick Cabico, Joel Rojas, Juan Gallegos, Jed Marasigan, Gerardo Arazola, Pedro Gavino, John Andreas, Eugenio Tatunay, and Neil Nair.
CCHS BAND DOES IT AGAIN
Congratulations to the CCHS TItan Band as they earned 2nd place at the Showcase of Bands competition held at West High School in Bakersfield on November 3, 2012. They also received Top 5 in General Effects with a Superior Rating!
Our JV Football team are SSL Champions! They went 6-0 in league and 9-1 overall record this football season. When you see the boys... give them a high five for a job well done!
SUPERIOR RATING ALL AROUND
Congratulations to the Cesar E. Chavez High School Choir who did exceptionally well receiving the Superior rating at the Fresno Choir Festival held October 19, 2012. Please congratulate Mr. Witt, Choral Director, and members for an outstanding job.
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Cesar E. Chavez High School has been named again (for the fourth time) by US News and World Report, one of “America’s Best High Schools” - SILVER! Congratulations goes out to the Administrators, Staff, Students, and our community for always striving for the best at CCHS.
I Am Fearless! I Am Driven! I Am Titan!
CCHS Titan Academic Decathlon Team
Last Saturday, February 2nd, our CCHS Titan Academic Decathlon Team competed head to head against the best and brightest students in the area. Congratulations goes to the Academic Decathlon team, Mr. Brenna, and coaches for achieving 3rd place at the 2013 Academic Decathlon competition! Myla Garcia received a gold medal for interview, Taylor Wyrick medaled bronze fro interview, Humberto Chairez medaled bronze for art, Javier Contreras medaled silver for Literature and Music and bronze in Science, and Luiss Flores medaled gold for Science and Economics, silver in Literature and Music, and bronze for Mathematics and 3rd overall for Scholastic category. Marvelous performance Decathletes!