The Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's) are the outcomes students who graduate from Godinez Fundamental High School are expected to exhibit. Our ESLRS have two elements, scholarship and character. Administrators, teachers, students and parents work together to insure that future graduates are prepared for their future both academically and personally.
Dear Godinez Parents, Staff and Students,
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year, as the Grizzlies are off to a great start. It is with great pride that I welcome you to Godinez Fundamental High School. Our building is home to over 2,600 students. At all hours of the day and night, the building is alive with the sound of people working, playing, laughing and enjoying all kinds of educational activities, Coffee Chats, musical performances or athletic events. Godinez is a place where we all work together, a community that works to bring the best to our students every day.
Godinez welcomes thirteen new staff members to our family. All are ready to meet you and are excited to be a part of the Grizzly family.
Parents, we want you to be a part of our team. Please join us for monthly coffee chats beginning in October on Friday October 11th and will continue the second Friday of every month at 8:00 am in the theatre. Topics are chosen based on parent input that center around our goal of college for every child. Parents will be able to meet one another, visit classrooms, local universities and listen to guests on how to best support your students on their road to success.
Our coaches and teams are working hard to bring excitement to the field or courts. While your student may or may not participate in a sport, please come and cheer on our teams as we march to CIF competitions. Schedules are posted on our website of dates and times. On Friday September 20th Varsity Football defeated Segerstrom 22-16 for the first time in our school’s history. I thank our coaches, players, dance team, band, cheerleaders and fans for their hard work. Your support as fans was remarkable.
Academically Godinez continues to be successful. With an API of 811 we saw growth in English and Math and an increased passing rate on the CAHSEE. This is a tribute to the talented, hard working teachers and your support as parents every day.
I know that 2013-2014 will continue to lead to success for our students. Please stay involved in your child’s education; although they are older, your support continues to be just as important as it was when they were small children in elementary school.
Let’s have another great, Grizzly year!
History of Name
Godinez Fundamental High School was named in honor of Orange County’s first Latino postmaster, Hector Godinez (1924 – 1999).
The following was taken from a Los Angeles Times article on the life of Hector Godinez:
“In his 74 years, Godinez scrapped his way up from poverty and a lack of formal education. He served as a tank commander in Germany during World War II, delivered the mail for most of north Santa Ana, attended Santa Ana College by night and, in 1961, was appointed by President John F. Kennedy as postmaster of Santa Ana.
He was later promoted to Southern California district manager for the U.S. Postal Service, managing more than 44,000 employees and an operating budget of $750 million.
Linda Godinez Miller said her father persevered against both economics and racial prejudice. Once he ascended, the father of four never forgot to help others.
‘He's a legend,’ she said Sunday. ‘He was one of Kennedy's last appointments--one of four candidates for the job and the only Hispanic. The Santa Ana Chamber [of Commerce] lobbied against his appointment. So did many others. Yet he did become postmaster and he later became president of the Chamber.’
Godinez's community involvement was ceaseless.
He served as a trustee for the Rancho Santiago Community College District for 17 years and on boards for the League of United Latin American Citizens and KOCE-TV public television, among others. Godinez and the first LULAC members helped bring to court a landmark civil rights case that ended discrimination against Mexican American children in Orange County schools.
Witty and loyal to a fault, Godinez was known for his devotion to friends, his collection of 50 pairs of cowboy boots and his fondness for Stetson hats. A voracious reader, Godinez loved historical tomes, especially those about World War II.
‘He always tried to stand up for the little guy,’ his daughter recalled. ‘If someone needed a job, he'd help. If someone needed help getting the mail out, they'd call Hector. He always took the phone calls.’”
The article can be read in its entirety by clicking on the following link: http://articles.latimes.com/print/1999/may/17/local/me-38181
Date Built and/or Occupied
Godinez Fundamental High School was opened in the fall of 2007.
|The Godinez school mascot is the "Grizzly".|
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM GS - V/JV vs. Santa Ana
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GWP - V/JV vs. Ocean View (6/7:00)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM BS-V/JV/FS vs. Santa Ana (3:15/4/2:45)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GBB - V/JV vs. Bolsa Grande (6/7:00)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM BBB-FR/JV/V @ Santa Ana (4/5:30/7)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ACT Test Date
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM BBB-FR vs. Brethren Christian
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Football Banquet - Varsity @ P&N
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM GVB Banquet @ Country Gardens
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM BS - V/JV @ Santiago (3/3:15)