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posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:12 PM by Kristin Hernandez   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:20 PM ]
Three parent volunteers with the Cougar mascot and Principal McCall.

Families in the library, at the day of the child event. Some are hula hooping, some are reading, and some are playing games.
Photos: Top- The GHHS Cougar, Principal Chuck McCall, and GHHS Family Center volunteers prepare to greet families at the Day of the Child event. Left- Families experience multiple cultures at the first annual Day of the Child Event. Right-Students proudly display their new books, alongside the GHHS Cougar mascot. 

The Granite Hills High School Regional Family Center hosted their first annual Day of the Child event this week, celebrating literacy, language, and culture around the world. The event took place on April 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and was attended by students and parents from various schools within Apple Valley Unified School District.

The Family Center teamed up with the school’s Cougar Tutors, SCADA program, History Department, Foreign Languages, Black Student Union, and Valew Quality Trucking Bodies to transform the Granite Hills Library into Two students holding their new books, with the Cougar mascot. multiple international cities, in which visitors had the opportunity to experience literature and culture from around the world. Books were donated by a variety of organizations and each highlighted a variety of cultures and languages.

Each student in attendance was placed into a drawing to receive a bicycle, donated by Dr. Sheila Cherian. A second grade student from Vanguard Preparatory School was the lucky winner. 

Zayra Hall, Family Center Director at Granite Hills High School, said that the positive response from families was incredible and she hopes to bring the event back to the campus next year. For more information about the Granite Hills Day of the Child or the GHHS Regional Family Center, contact 760-961-2290 ext. 2409.

Thank you to all of the students, staff, parent volunteers, and community partners who worked so hard to make this event a success!