Thursday, June 14, 2012

GTHS Girls Softball

Parents & Players: We will have our first GTHS Softball meeting on June 26th @ 6:00 PM at Grand Terrace HS in the lecture hall room. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Please help spread the word.
See you there!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{GTHS Update}

GTHS students interested in NJROTC for the 2012-2013, please call (909) 580-5006 or email by Friday, May 25, 2012.   
NJROTC will be offered as a zero period (6:15-7:05 a.m.) at Colton High School, based on sufficient enrollment. Transportation will only be provided after zero period to GTHS.
Athletic physicals are being offered on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at THMS for $10.00 each.

Athletic physicals are being offered on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at THMS for $10.00 each.

GTHS Football:
Last day for Spring training is Wednesday, May 23 ,2012.
Weight training will resume Monday, June 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at THMS.

GTHS Girls Soccer Information meeting:
Date Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: THMS in the multi-purpose room

GTHS Boys Soccer Training dates:
  • June 26
  • June 28
  • July 3
  • July 5 
Time : 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where : at GTHS Stadium
You must bring a completed athletic packet to participate.  In addition, bring your soccer cleats, shinguards, and water. 
If you have any questions contact Coach Coronado at 

Advanced Placement /Honors Summer Assignments:
Please click on the link below to view the summer assignment for the following courses:
Please note: Final list of summer assignments will be posted by June 6, 2012.  Not all AP & Honors courses will require a summer assignment.

GTHS Legacy Regiment Drum Line:
Clinics :
Friday, May 25; 8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29; 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5; 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Auditions :
Thursday, June 7; 10:00 a.m.
Attendance at the clinics will be necessary to learn the techniques and materials that will be required for the audition and to prepare for the coming year.  All interested participants should have a pair of Marching Snare Drum Sticks and a practice pad.  For any students who do not have or are not able to purchase materials in time we will have the appropriate drum sticks available for sale $10.00 each.  Arrangements can be made on the first day of clinic to help students acquire the correct practice pad. 
Contact Mr. Ransdell via email or him to let him know that you will be participating or if you have any questions.  or (909) 580-5022 ext 8144

Monday, May 14, 2012

{School Hours}

GTHS school day
7:25 a.m - 2:25 p.m.
Orientation days are:
July 30: Juniors
July 31: Sophmores
August 1: Freshman

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

{GTHS Enrollment Procedures}

We would like to welcome incoming students to Grand Terrace High School. 


Students who live in the CJSUD boundaries for GTHS, but currently attend an out-of-district school please follow this procedure:
Go to the enrollment center to complete enrollment paperwork.
Please bring:
·         Proof of residency
·         Vaccinations record
·         Transcripts

Students who do not live in the CJSUD boundaries please follow this procedure:
The Colton Joint Unified School District is currently accepting inter-district transfer applications for Grand Terrace High School for the 2012-2013 school year.  

Interested parties must do the following:
·         Obtain an inter-district transfer application from the district of residence.
·         Fill out the application and have it approved and signed by an official from the district of residence (usually the Director/Coordinator of Child Welfare and Attendance and/or Student Services).
·         Applications must be mailed to the Colton Joint Unified School District from the district of residence.
·         Applications are mailed to the CJUSD Office of Student Services located at 851 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. Colton.
·         Copies of the student’s attendance, grades, and behavior for the 2011-2012 school year (obtained from the school(s) the student attended in 2011-2012) must be attached to the application.

*Please note:  Students who are approved for an inter-district transfer must maintain a 90% satisfactory attendance rate, and have no violations of California Education Codes 48900/48915 that result in an off-campus suspension.  TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED for students on an inter-district transfer. 

Angela Dischinger, Principal
Grand Terrace High School
(909) 580-5000 ext 4040

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Upcoming Dates

Hello Titans,

We are updating our website daily for upcoming events and information for your student. 

GTHS Parent Information Meeting for ALL sports is Monday, May 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the CJSUD Board Room.  This is an opportunity to meet your coaches and receive information about the athletic programs at GTHS.

GTHS Dance tryouts will be held at Terrace Hills Middle School.
Mandatory dance clinic will be Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. You must attend in order to tryout for the dance team.
Dance team tryouts will be Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Angela Dischinger, Principal
Grand Terrace High School
(909) 580-5000 ext 4040
GTHS Official Titan man jpeg

Friday, January 20, 2012

{Support GTHS Purchase Your T-Shirt Today}

Support the students…
Become a proud member of the
Titan Team!
T Shirt Price $12.00
Purchase your T-shirt Today!
Available M-F at the Student Services Center 8am-3pm:
851 S Mt Vernon Ave
Colton, CA 92324
909-580-5000 ext 4041

I will be taking orders and picking up t-shirts.  If you would like me to get you one email me  

{GTHS Information Meetings}

Over the next few months, we will be scheduling information meetings for parents and students of GTHS. We will be hosting the information meetings at school sites to give our students and their families a chance to hear about all of the exciting things that we have planned for Grand Terrace High School. We also welcome the opportunity to answer questions about the upcoming school year.

Information on dates and times will be included in future newsletters.

If you would like to be included in the ListServ, please e-mail  to subscribe.

{Meet the New Athletic Director}

Tiffany Gordon is in her fifth year with Colton Joint Unified School District. Prior to starting work as the Athletic Director for Grand Terrace she served as the temporary Athletic Director at Colton High and also taught Physical Education at Colton High and one year of PE at Ruth O Harris Middle School.

Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from California State University in San Bernardino. From there she earned her Masters Degree in Education along with her Teaching Credential from University of Phoenix.

Tiffany has worked in many different aspects of athletics including coaching, athletic training and management. She looks forward to building a successful athletic program at Grand Terrace High School.

{Meet the New Asst. Principal}

Karla Sandrin has been with the Colton Joint Unified School District since 1999. As a teacher at Washington High School she taught English, social sciences, keyboarding, English Language Development, and REACH. She coached Mock Trial and was the yearbook advisor. Karla joined the Office of Assessment and Evaluation as a curriculum program specialist; then returned to Washington High School as an assistant principal. During the 2011-2012 school year she was the assistant principal at Washington High School and Slover Mountain High School.

Karla earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, and a Masters in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University.

Karla wants the community to know that she is honored to be appointed as an assistant principal at Grand Terrace High School. “I look forward to supporting Principal Angela Dischinger in creating an elite school for a community that has been looking forward to this incredible event for decades. I am excited to work with all of the Grand Terrace High School stakeholders to build a collaborative, all inclusive, student focused culture that fosters and nurtures student dreams and goals.”

{Meet the New Activities Director}

Leilani Ann Bautista, GTHS Titan Activities Director, has been with Colton Joint Unified School District for 21 years. Her start began in 1990 as a Project Office Assistant at Zimmerman Elementary, then as a Counselor’s Secretary at Bloomington High School. While working and raising her children, she returned to school to pursue a career in education. Upon earning her Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential in English at California Baptist University, she began teaching English at Bloomington High School.

Besides teaching, she has coached girls’ soccer and volleyball, and has served as Cheer Advisor. She also advised the Polynesian Club, Agape Club, Bruin Beat, Bruin Amateur Movement, Step, Freshmen Class, Sophomore Club, and has assisted with Key Club.

Leilani was born in Garden Grove, California, but was raised in Pomona and Long Beach, and graduated from Garey High School in 1985. She moved to the Colton area in 1988. Leilani and her husband, John, have been married for 26 years and together they have six children: Joann, Jannelle, Joshtian, Jeremiah, Keynon and Jeanna.
Leilani’s hobbies include listening to music, decorating through the seasons, and guitar playing. She especially enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing on her days off. She counts it an amazing privilege to serve as Titan’s Activities Director and says, “I look forward to bringing all of who I am, and all that I continue to learn, in order to encourage students to achieve their greatest potential.”

{Meet the New Head Counselor}

As a graduate of the Colton Joint Unified School District, Simona Welzel is very exciting to finally see a new high school opening its doors to our students.
involvement in AVID opened the doors to many of the opportunities she has had in her life. After graduating from Cal State San Bernardino with her Bachelor of Arts, she attended Chapman University for her teaching credential and Master of Arts degree. She taught English and AVID at Bloomington High School for four years. During that time, she was working on her counseling credential. In 2005, she became a counselor at Bloomington High School, and takes great pride in working diligently with students, parents, and staff to support academic student success. This support revolves around her commitment to utilizing available resources for both academic and personal/social needs, and to ensure appropriate student placement. In addition, she believe it is important to encourage students to challenge themselves academically, in an effort to be most prepared for post-secondary education options. I am excited and honored to transition into this next chapter of my life and to serve the Grand Terrace High School students, parents, and staff as the Head Counselor.

{Meet the New Football Coach}

Harold Strauss is a proud product of the Colton Joint Unified School District. Harold graduated from Bloomington High School before obtaining his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and teaching credential from California State University, San Bernardino. He then obtained his Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration in Exercise and Sport from Concorida University.
Harold is certified as an Athletic Administrator and possesses a National Coaching Certification Instructor through the American Sport Education Program. He is also a certified CPR/First Aid instructor.
Harold brings a wealth of experience to GTHS, not only as a football coach, but throughout the athletic programs. Harold received county-wide recognition as the 2010/11 recipient of the Educational Medal of Honor. In 2010 in was inducted into the National Single Wing Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame and received the SCIFCA Clare Van Hoorebeke Award. These are but a few of the numerous awards that Harold has been honored with throughout his coaching career.
Most recently, Harold has been serving as the Athletic Director at Colton High School. He has decided to re-enter the coaching arena and Grand Terrace is fortunate to build its football program with him.

{Meet the new Band Director}

Robert Ransdell is a product of the Colton Joint Unified School District and appreciates the opportunity to be able to return to and contribute to the community where he grew up. He graduated from Colton High School then received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, San Bernardino in Music Education.
Robert began his teaching career by returning to Terrace Hills Middle School in 2005 and has been there ever since.
He is also actively involved in several organizations such as the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, the California Band Director's Association, and the San Bernardino County Music Educator's Association for whom he has served in a variety of positions and will be assuming the role of president in August of 2012.
Robert is very eager to begin building a successful music program that will represent GTHS and CJUSD in numerous performance venues. He is very involved in music programs throughout Southern California working with numerous high school band programs in various capacities for more than 10 years. He looks forward to taking the steps necessary that will help to create a Legacy of greatness in all aspects of life at GTHS.

{Grand Terrace High School Update}

The construction progress of Grand Terrace High School is moving along rapidly. The majority of
the classroom buildings are nearing 90% completion.
On the grounds of the school, the parking lots are being paved and the concrete landscaping is
being installed.
In the second phase of the project, which includes the installation of the Student Services Building,
the pool and the stadium, work is progressing nicely. The pool is approximately 40% complete
and we will soon start to see the concrete being poured. The construction on the football stadium
is now about 60% complete.
It is an exciting time for me as a principal; I can begin to imagine the students walking through the
halls. I am also proud to announce the selection of a few key staff members that are joining the
Titan Team. Each individual will be an integral part of building the school culture that will
welcome your student in the upcoming school year.
Grand Terrace High School
Principal’s Message
It is an exciting time for me as a principal; I can
begin to imagine the students walking through
the hallways. I am also proud to announce the
selection of a few key staff members that are
joining the Titan Team. Each individual will be
an integral part of building the school culture
that will welcome your students in the
upcoming school year.
It is amazing to see the progress being made on
the school and I invite all of our new students to
drive by the school and envision themselves as
a Titan next year. I have a clear vision of what it
means to be a proud Titan and am eagerly
looking forward to sharing that vision with the
students and parents of GTHS.
Many exciting things will be happening over
the next few months as we gear up for the
grand opening.

{GTHS January 2012}

I went on a tour of Grand Terrace High School today.  The school was amazing!  It really is beautiful.  Every room we went into was so amazing.  I love that they are having a dance studio and a pool.  I didn't know that high schools had a dance studio.  The campus looks like a college campus with lots of open areas for students to hang out with friends or to find a quiet place to study.

If you were not planning on sending your kids to GTHS you might want to reconsider.  The principal and staff are amazing and so ready to do whatever they can to make GTHS the best High School around.
The Special Ed. Students have their very own drop off spot and entrance directly into their own classrooms.
Here is the Science lab.  Very beautiful and very up to date.
Here you are looking out at the Varsity Baseball field.  In the background you can see the softball fields as well as the JV baseball field.
Inside one of the many classrooms.
The library and outdoor amphitheater.
On the left is the students main entrance onto campus with the library on the right of it.
The dance studio.  Isn't that amazing that our High School will have a dance studio.  This is located in the gym.
The new floor getting ready to be put in the gym.
The Gym.
This gym is huge!
Notice the color of the air conditioning ducts.  Teal which is one of our school colors.
The gym also has a concession stand which is very nice.
The main entrance into the gym and the ticket booth.
Swimming pool area.
Pool.  It is all state of the art with electronic touch pads for the swim meets.
Football field and track.
Football field.  They are beginning to build the visitor bleachers.
football field.
Home Bleachers.
The Cafeteria is Stunning.  It looks like it belongs in a High School Movie set.  I love the lights and the school colors painted along the top of the walls.
Check out the student lunch area.
Outdoor Amphitheater.
Snack bar area in Auditorium.
Foyer in the Auditorium.
Lecture Hall.
Computer Lab.
Outside of classrooms.
Hallway of upstairs classrooms.
Kitchenette in the special ed classes.
Shower in the special ed classes.
Washer and dryer hookups in the special ed classes.
Special Ed classroom.
Hallway downstairs.
Another Special Ed classroom I think their was a total of three classrooms.
Student parking lot.
Inside the stage.

Monday, August 29, 2011

GTHS Boundary Proposal's

The third plan, High School Draft Plan A levels out enrollment between the three schools, but maintains most of
the elementary/middle/high school feeder patterns, with the exception of Lewis Elementary School, Smith
Elementary School and Grimes Elementary School.  Those three sites would attend Grand Terrace High School,
which alleviates overcrowding on the Bloomington High School campus.  Students residing in that area would
be eligible for transportation, however, despite the distance being greater, the total transportation time for
those students will likely increase by approximately ten minutes.   This is due to traffic conditions which greatly
increase the time it takes to transport students residing north of the I-10 Freeway to Bloomington High School.  

The fourth plan, High School Draft Plan B also levels out the enrollment between the three schools.  While Plan
A uses the I-10 Freeway to separate the Bloomington High School and Grand Terrace High School attendance
areas, Plan B uses Cedar Avenue to divide the two areas.   This plan does not maintain the
elementary/middle/high school feeder patterns and splits the Joe Baca Middle School attendance area
between Bloomington High School and Grand Terrace High School.      
HS Plan B Enrollment

For more information check out the CJUSD website.

Monday, June 6, 2011

{GTHS will be in the Sunkist League}

Releaguing gives Cajon, Fohi, Colton new homes

There weren't many surprises at today's Citrus Belt Area releaguing meeting this morning at Norte Vista High School, as Cajon moved from the San Andreas League to the Citrus Belt League while Fontana and Colton were placed in the Sunkist League, moving from the CBL and the SAL, respectively.

These moves were part of Proposal 8, which was drafted by Moreno Valley High School and beat out 15 other proposals. It did in interesting fashion, as it received 60 votes during the eighth round of voting, beating out four other proposals that had 41 votes each. Due to the Citrus Belt Area's bylaws, all of the other proposals were eliminated, as any proposal in last or tied for last automatically gets the boot.

As far as the other leagues go, expect an appeal from Vista del Lago HS. The Ravens' athletic director, Kevin Ferguson, was the only athletic director or principal to reject the proposal, as the Ravens were placed in an Inland Valley League that got tougher than the one they were asking for relief from, as former Big VIII schools Riverside North and Riverside Poly joined the league. Vista del Lago can appeal to the CIF-SS offices if it chooses.

Here are the leagues for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.

Citrus Belt League
Cajon - moves from the San Andreas League
Redlands East Valley
- loses Fontana to the Sunkist League

San Andreas League
Arroyo Valley
San Bernardino
San Gorgonio
- loses Cajon (Citrus Belt League) and Colton (Sunkist League)

Sunkist League
Colton - moves from San Andreas League
Fontana - moves from Citrus Belt League
Grand Terrace - new school, opens in 2012-13
- loses Jurupa Valley, Norte Vista and Patriot to a new league that has yet to be named

Mojave River League
Apple Valley
Oak Hills
- no change

Desert Sky League
Granite Hills
Victor Valley
- no change

Mountain Valley League
Citrus Valley
Jurupa Hills
Notre Dame
Rim of the World
- no change

De Anza League
Big Bear
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Mirage
Shadow Hills
Twentynine Palms
Yucca Valley
- no change

Corona Centennial
- lost North and Poly to the Inland Valley League

Southwestern League
Great Oak
Mesa Murrieta
Murrieta Valley
Temecula Valley
Vista Murrieta

Inland Valley League
Canyon Springs
North - moves from the Big VIII League
Rancho Verde
Riverside Poly - moves from the Big VIII League
Valley View
Vista del Lago
- loses La Sierra, Moreno Valley and Ramona to a new league

Sunbelt League
Paloma Valley
Temescal Canyon
- no change

Mountain Pass League
Citrus Hill
San Jacinto
West Valley
- no change

New League that's yet to be named
Jurupa Valley - moved from Sunkist League
La Sierra - moved from Big VIII
Moreno Valley - moved from Big VIII
Norte Vista - moved from Sunkist
Patriot - moved from Sunkist
Ramona - moved from Big VIII

{GTHS website coming soon}

The GTHS website will launch
this upcoming August!!!
The site will provide regular
updates on the progress of
GTHS, upcoming parent informational meetings, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Friday, August 13, 2010

{taken off the school districts bond website}


Construction Continues as Usual!

“Although boring to some, given the long, arduous journey of this project the last 10 years, this is exactly where we want to be,” according to Darryl Taylor, the new Director of Facilities and Planning at CJUSD. Recently-hired Mr. Taylor is working closely with the District’s Program Manager, Seville Construction Services and the project construction management team, Vanir, to get up to speed on this project, learning its history. Setbacks as well as triumphs punctuated site acquisition, funding, and start of construction activities. However, the positives far outweigh the challenges as attested by future Grand Terrace high students who recently elected the Titan for the school mascot and turquoise and black for its school colors. Grand Terrace High School, when complete will represent another triumph for Colton Joint Unified School District.

{Update on High School}

Check out this website on updates of our New High School. I am not sure how old this website is but it is kept up to date.