Goleta Valley Junior High School’s doors opened in 1964 and its first class graduated in 1965. To celebrate, on June 10 the school community held a “Anchors Away Promotion Party” and 50th anniversary celebration.
The rain didn’t dampen enthusiasm when the City of Goleta provided a framed proclamation from Mayor Paula Perrotti to the school’s promoting eighth-grade students, parents, staff and the GVJH community.
To commemorate the event, a time capsule was assembled. It contained a Mariner yearbook, agenda, programs from school music performances and award ceremonies, a list of science fair winners, as well as P.E. attire.
— Barbara Keyani is the communication coordinator for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.