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GAINS Program

GAINS Movie Night

Expanding your horizons (eyh) saturday March 14, 2020

Have you thought about what you are going to do after high school or college? Do you dream about an exciting career? Well, it's time to get started! Some of the most rewarding careers today require some knowledge of science and math- EYH is a great place to explore these topics in a hands-on way. 

Some workshop titles:   

Be a Disease Detective,  C.S.I. San Bruno, Marvelous Microbiology, Synthetic Biology,  What's in Your Drinking Water?, Introduction to Surgery, Make your Own Electric Motor, Recreational Mathematics, Covergirl Chemist, I Lava Science!, The Scientist in the Kitchen and much more!


Registration and information:  to go  **write down confirmation #

Cost: $20 and includes lunch (sandwich and chips)

Transportation:  Bus will be provided - pickup and drop off will be at Peterson Middle School 


Once you have registered, please pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Ash in G-7. It must be filled out and returned to Mrs. Ash or Mrs. Jackson by Friday, Feb. 28th. Be sure to write your confirmation number down- you will be asked to write it on your permission slip.  


** The registration window just opened so the earlier you register,  the better chance you have to go to the workshop of your choices.

** This is not a GAINS funded field trip.  GAINS is providing information about this workshop and transportation

** There will be teacher chaperones on the bus and at the workshop

What is GAINS?

GAINS stands for Girls Achieving in Non-Traditional Subjects.  GAINS runs from 6th grade through 12th grade in most secondary SCUSD schools.  

The program's main goal is to encourage girls interest in math and science careers, as well as to introduce them to careers that they might not normally consider.  

GAINS meets the first Friday monthly during lunch in the library.  During these meetings, girls have the opportunity to hear a female speaker from the community talk about the career path she took to get to where she is today.  They will learn about the many different careers available out in the world, as well as educational opportunity.  Pizza and water are provided at meetings, however members may eat their normal lunch in the library as well. 

Attendance is required at scheduled events!!  If students cannot attend an event, they must inform Mrs. Ash or Mrs. Jackson (via email - see directory) so that the absence is excused and students will not be dropped from GAINS activites. 

GAINS stresses personal responsibility.

TO OUR PETERSON COMMUNITY:  We are always looking for new and exciting speakers to come and visit our GAINS girls.  If you know of any influential women in the workforce, please contact Mrs. Jackson or Mrs. Ash.  Our girls have shown interest in the following professions:  architecture, cardiology, judge, lawyer, pilot or athlete.  These are just a few ideas. 

GAINS GOOGLE CLassroom code: wzex37


GAINS Application 


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GAINS Advisors

Danielle Ash



Meg Jackson