Los Gatos Union School District is marking its 150th anniversary with a week of events, including a day-at-the-park extravaganza, school open houses and art displays. And the community is invited!
A showcase of all Los Gatos schools
The LGUSD celebration kicks off today with a showcase of every school in the district.
The public is invited to visit and view advancements of the various schools illustrated through displays and activities at each campus.
Details for event times can be found at: http://www.lgusd.k12.ca.us/.
Grand Finale -- Saturday in the park
The week’s grand finale, co-hosted by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation Department, is Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vasona Park.
Mayor Barbara Spector and Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman will host the commemoration at 1 p.m. on the main stage, along with School Superintendent Diana Abbati and board trustees.
The day will include boat shows on the lake, as well as kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and sailboats available to rent.
Children’s activities will feature pony rides, petting zoos, face painting, balloons, caricatures and a climbing wall, along with basketball, soccer, golf, baseball and lacrosse.
Los Gatos High School is celebrating its 125th anniversary, as well, and will host an Alumni Court meeting spot at Vasona Park.
Two music stages are planned for the boat house vicinity with live performances from a variety of Los Gatos talent.
Community booths, wine and beer tasting from local venues and gourmet foods offerings are planned, as well.
LGUSD has grown from a one-room schoolhouse in 1860 to a thriving district with four elementary schools and a middle school serving over 3,100 students.
The Town of Los Gatos was established in the 1860s, incorporated in 1887, and was reknowned for logging through the end of the 19th century.
By the 1920s, the Los Gatos community earned a reputation as an arts colony, attracting painters, musicians and writers over the years.
As the Information Age advanced so did Los Gatos, providing a connection with Silicon Valley’s finest.
Since LGUSD is almost as old as Los Gatos itself, the district is gearing the celebration to the entire Los Gatos community as a time to acknowledge the past and celebrate the future.