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Activities League Update September 2017 



The Golden Valley High School (GVHS) chapter of the KHSD Police Activities League (PAL) is a very busy organization!


Friday, September 8th, the members helped honor veterans and first responders at the football game against Centennial High School. PAL students organized the color guard, flag distribution, patriotic face painting, and provided a shoe-shine service for all veterans.


Members also helped spread the word about the importance of attendance and were featured in the KHSD social media campaign promoting #SchoolEveryDay.


The group will be involved in Links for Life fundraising and the Kern County Library “One Book Project” this fall.


The summer months didn’t slow them down. PAL students had a calendar full of experiences and opportunities to serve our community.


PAL members were invited to the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting in July where they were recognized for helping move the Kern County East Bakersfield Branch to a new location.


They were also honored guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new East Bakersfield Library opening. Kern County Supervisor Mike Maggard and KHSD Trustee Jeff Flores greeted the members and thanked them for their volunteer efforts.


Several students also volunteered their time setting up, serving, and cleaning up after a local Dust Bowl event.  The group also continues its’ dedication and commitment in cleaning the grounds of Camp Hamilton.


Eight GVHS PAL students attended the “Life After High School” conference at the University of the Pacific. They experienced campus tours, financial aid workshops, and dorm life. Many also visited March Air Force Base, and a dozen students went on a special GVHS PAL field trip to Ventura Beach. Four of those students had never seen the ocean before!


The organization has many volunteer opportunities planned around the community during the next few months including PAL presentations at Greenfield and drug presentations for the KHSD Parent Project meetings.


KHSD Launches New High School District Police

Activities League


ThKern High School District Police Department (KHSDPD) has launched thvery first high school Police Activities League (PAL). ThGoldeValley High School (GVHS) PAL chapter iuanrunning with plans to expanthe program to other schools in the district in the future.


Officer John Money is the driving force behind the organization at GVHS and shares thmany benefits of having a group like this ocampus.


“The main focus is community service. It is a leadership program, intervention program, and it prevents drug use and gang affiliation. It’s an excellent opportunity to work with our community partners and do greathings with our students.” - Officer John Money, Golden Valley High School


Administrators and students at GVHS are thrilled to be a part of thinitiativand thfirst KHSD school sitwith a PAL chapter, calling it a great fit for the goals set for students on the campus.


“Service is a component and a big part of what we do. The connection and service mindset is prevalent here afar as our culture of service to others and working to make our community a better place.” - Paul Helman, Principal, GVHS


The GVHS chapteothe KHSDPD PAL is already verbusyThgroup volunteered for a highway and Camp Hamilton cleaup, attendethe Leaders iLifevent, and volunteered at the commemoration oWelcome Home Vietnam Veterans.” GVHS PAL students are also taking part in upcoming events such as the Safety Spectacular, Veterans Day Parade, and Red Ribbon week activities.

The KHSDPD PAL organization is affiliatewith the California Police Activities League anthe National Police Activities League. The organization appreciates the support olocal partners including thKern County Sheriff’s Office and Veterans of ForeigWars.


Kern High School District Police Activities League Board of Directors

Acting Chief Ed Komin – President

Lisa Krch – Vice President

Paul Helman – Chief Financial Officer

Jane Gibbel – Secretary

Officer John Money – Director

Officer Luis Pena – Director

Pablo Reyes – Director

Pedro Naveiras – Director

Robert Castro – Director


Golden Valley High School PAL Student Officers

Althaira Rodriguez - President

Laisah Loaisiga - Vice President

Paola Magana – Secretary


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