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Parenting in a Digital World: A Special Program on May 2

CyberSafety Cop Clayton Cranford to Visit Golden Hills School

GHS parents and the general public is invited to a special visit on Monday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm by Mr. Clayton Cranford, the CyberSafetyCop, who will make a special presentation on how to help parents effectively manage the digital world – the only world – that our children know.

Mr. Cranford is known as "one of the nation's leading law enforcement educators on social media and child safety.” He has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has been a featured speaker at the National Conference on Bullying and other programs. He is a sought-after media commentator on cyber safety and child safety issues.

At the May 2nd program, Mr. Cranford will draw upon the content from his book Parenting in a Digital World: A Step-By-Step Guide to Internet Safety. The book focuses on how parents can create a safe digital environment on the Internet and in social networking apps.

“If you are telling yourself that your child is too young for you to be concerned, think again: our children grow up very quickly, and avoiding the digital world in any context is a near impossibility,” said Armaghan Mirhaj. “Establishing good messages and good habits from the very beginning is essential to keeping your children safe.”

The program is open not only to GHS parents, but to all interested adults in the region. Be sure to join us for this interesting and timely program!

GHS Elementary Scores Big in Science Olympiad… Again!

Missing from picture: Sanam D., Lillian E., and Cameron G.

Elementary students in grades 3-6 from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma HS against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place.

The Olympiad, now in its 32nd year (the elementary program is in year two), challenges students over the course of 19 events. Working in small groups in four key categories (project design, laboratory work, testing and Science Bowl), the students put their skills to work by designing rocket launchers and catapults, investigating and deducing conclusions from forensic data, reading maps and other documents, and answering buzzer beater questions. Students were ‘put to the test’ in the broad range of science disciplines, including engineering math, physics, chemistry, biology and earth science, among others.

GHS students began their preparations for the Olympiad in late September with weekly meetings and progressed to daily preparation in recent weeks. “I’m incredibly proud of their efforts, as I believe these kinds of competitions really broaden their instructional horizons,” said GHS science teacher William Begoyan. “The dedication of these students was matched by the strong support and encouragement of their parents and the incredible contributions of our volunteer coaches.”

“We are so proud to be able to offer these types of programs to our students,” said Armaghan Mirhaj, Head of School. “Whether it is academic competitions, music, the arts or so many other important programs, GHS is dedicated to inspiring a love of learning.”

Golden Hills School is a fully accredited, private, non-profit junior kindergarten though eighth-grade school. For more information visit