Fresno High School’s Jacqueline Ruiz has been named teacher of the year by the Fresno County Office of Education.

Ruiz, who teaches chemistry and International Baccalaureate environmental courses, has been a teacher for five years. She is also the pep and cheer director at the school, leading Fresno High’s squad to qualify for the United Spirit Association National Cheer Competition for the first time ever this year.

Ruiz was also named among the top five employees by Fresno Unified at its annual Excellence in Education banquet in February. Then, she was recognized as the district’s best high school employee.

“I want students to construct their own knowledge rather than have me lecture to them,” Ruiz said in a statement. “When students take responsibility for their own learning, they figure out what works best for them, do better staying in their optimal learning modality and gain not just knowledge to pass an exam, but true understanding.”

10th Annual  Athletic “Wall of Champions” Dinner

Set for October 12 At Pardini’s

 

The 10th Annual Fresno High Alumni Athletic Wall of Champions Fundraiser Dinner will be held at Pardini’s banquet hall in Fresno on October the 12th.

This year’s list of inductees include the 1969 Valley Championship Warrior Varsity Baseball Team and the 1965 All-American 200 yard Freestyle Swim Relay team consisting of Blair Looney, Dewey Slater, Gary Martin and Bob Hart.

Eight individual ex-warrior athletes, from various sports, will also be honored at the dinner for their exceptional contributions to the legacy of Fresno High sports.

They are:

1957 - Melinda Fairchild - one of the most dominant swimmers in Central California in the 1950’s

1943 - Merle Martin - Outstanding Fresno High and Fresno State hurdler. Coached Golf and Cross-country at FHS

1964 - Dan Robinson - Multi-sport Fresno High athlete. Record setting Fresno State Quarterback

1929 - Carol Maas - Tied the national High school 100 yard dash record (9.8) in 929 West Coast Relays

1956 - George Barstow - Triple Sport Athlete of the Year in 1956

1978 - Keith Gooch - Outstanding FHS running back and defensive back for Fresno State and the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Pro league.

1961 - Cynny Lynch - 2 Time Valley Champion diver

1962 - Jeff Ring - versatile 3 sport Athlete Football, Basketball, Baseball

 

The dinner is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday October 12, at Pardini’s Banquet Hall in Fresno. Tickets are $60 each.

Former Fresno City College football coach Vance Stanley, who led Fresno High to two Valley football championships, died Tuesday. He was 81.

Mr. Stanley died from complications of a stroke suffered two years ago.

Mr. Stanley was a four-sport standout at Chowchilla High in the 1950s, then beginning in 1954 played football at Fresno State.

As a Bulldogs standout, Mr. Stanley helped Fresno State to a 27-14 victory over Brigham Young when he had a 22-yard touchdown reception from Mike Pratt.

In 11 seasons as a high school coach in the 1960s and ’70s (10 at Fresno High and one at Tulare Western), Mr. Stanley compiled a 74-22-9 record with two section championships (1968 and 1971)and four league titles at Fresno.

In 1972, Mr. Stanley coached in the North-South Shrine All-Star game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He later became an assistant at then-Kings River Community College in Reedley. He joined the Fresno City staff and became head coach in 1996. He retired at the end of the ’98 season.

“We lost a great one this week,” said Fresno City coach Tony Caviglia, who replaced Stanley in 1999. “A great dad, coach and mentor of many. He had a positive impact on all the players and coaches here and he will be missed by our Ram football family.”

At Fresno City, Mr. Stanley coached future NFL running back Maurice Morris and also hired Rams defensive coordinator Rick Scheidt as running backs coach in 1997.

Scheidt had to coach the team in ’98 after Mr. Stanley suffered a heart attack following the team’s first conference game against Modesto.

“He’s a wonderful man – big heart,” Scheidt said. All the kids that played for him loved him. ... Winning was important, but the big picture was he cared for young men and made sure they were successful in life. The kids that played for him realized that. He put a smile on everyone’s face. He was well-respected and I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s a treasured guy throughout the community and he will be greatly missed.”

Mr. Stanley is on Fresno High’s Wall of Champions and was inducted into Fresno City’s Wall of Fame in 2005.

Mr. Stanley is survived by son, Jeffrey Stanley; daughters Jennifer Johnson and Jill Laird; brother Darrell Stanley and wife Erla; sister Janice Deniz and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial services will take place at San Joaquin Country Club on July 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Read more at the Fresno Bee

Little-Big Car Show

Little Big Car Showclick here to download the order form

 

The 20th Annual Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour is December 7th, 2015. 6-9 pm

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, please join us for a walkable home tour.

The 20th Annual Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour!

Tour four charming vintage homes in the beautiful Fresno High historic neighborhood, all dressed in their traditional holiday finery.
Being our 20th year, it should be very exciting.

Monday, December 7th, 2015. 6-9 pm

This annual event is a great way to kick off the season and get into a festive holiday spirit! All proceeds benefit Fresno High Neighborhood Projects with a large portion of the funds directly affecting the students of Fresno High School.

Tickets are now on sale online or at the following retailers, starting Monday, November 2nd.

Gazebo Gardens,
Top Drawer in Fig Garden Village,
The Vintage Market at 601 on Shaw Avenue,
and Quality Carpets Design Center in Clovis.

Tickets are $25 per person.

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Little-Big Car Show

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Golf Tournament to Support FHS Football Program
and Their Much Needed Uniforms.

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9th Annual  Athletic “Wall of Champions” Dinner

Set for October 14 At Pardini’s

The Fresno High Alumni Association has scheduled the 9th Annual Athletic “Wall of Champions Dinner” for Wednesday October the 14th at Pardini’s Banquet Hall on West Shaw Avenue in Fresno.

There will be a no-host mixer at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased online at Fresno High Alumni.com

Inductees to be honored this year will be 6 individuals, 2 teams and 2 Coaches.

Individuals

Ed Davies ‘58 - Wrestler & Coach
Pete Mehas ‘57 - JC All American Football & Community Leader
Dan Kaiser ‘65- Track & Field & Basketball
Rod Stubblefield ‘50- Football
Tammy Thomason ‘81- Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis
Fred Tuttle ‘59- Baseball, Football, Basketball

Teams

1951- Track and Field Team - (2nd in State Meet)
1958- Football Team - Undefeated in League NYL Champions

Coaches

Jack Skadden - Swimming & Diving coach 1954-60)
Ken Papi - Varsity Baseball Coach (Longest Career in FHS History)

2 ½- 3 minute videos of each will be played at the dinner and then will be included on the permanent touchscreen video Display at the entrance to Royce Hall on the Fresno High Campus.

Dan Kaizev

Dan Kaiser

Ed Davies

Ed Davies

Fred Tuttle

Fred Tuttle

Jack Skadden

Jack Skadden

 

Ken Papi

Ken Papi

Pete Mehas

Pete Mehas

Tammi Thomason

Tammy Thomason

Rod Stubblefield

Rod Stubblefield

 

1951 Tack Team

1951 Track Team

1958 Football Team

1958 Football Team

CALLING ALL SENATORS AND GUESTS!  Fresno High School Senate is celebrating its 125th Anniversary on March 28, 2015 at Pardini's beginning at 5:30pm.  Please contact Herbert Boro or Charles Garoupa for more details. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.