20 episodes

A weekly visit with a Blade FAMILY member, hosted by the principal. Reconnect with our amazing school and contribute to the principal's scholarship if you are so inclined. These interviews dig into the Legacy of being a part of the Blade FAMILY.

Blade FAMILY Reunion Leo Holland - Principal - EBHS

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A weekly visit with a Blade FAMILY member, hosted by the principal. Reconnect with our amazing school and contribute to the principal's scholarship if you are so inclined. These interviews dig into the Legacy of being a part of the Blade FAMILY.

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 20 - The pathway home with Andi Rojas

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 20 - The pathway home with Andi Rojas

    This week we have another amazing math teacher, Andi Rojas, at home in the Blades' FAMILY Reunion.  Andi has been back home at EB for a few years, after spending some time as a middle school teacher here in East Bakersfield.  We are glad to have her back home and I hope you enjoy her story.

    Remember, the FAMILY Reunion is my labor of love, but I hope the stories of our staff members who are still giving back to the blade FAMILY inspires you to give as well.  Take care and be well.

    • 32 min
    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 19 - Instructing success with Sydney Peterson

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 19 - Instructing success with Sydney Peterson

    This week we have our current Assistant Principal of Instruction, Mrs. Sydney Peterson (nee Howard) joining us on the Blades FAMILY Reunion.  Sydney graduated with the class of 2000 and is in her second year back home at EBHS.  Sydney's journey back is another unique tale of a Blade being resilient and she shares it with us.  

    Remember, the FAMILY Reunion is my labor of love, but I hope the stories of our staff members who are still giving back to the blade FAMILY inspires you to give as well.  Take care and be well.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 18 - Maximum protection with Officer Calvillo

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 18 - Maximum protection with Officer Calvillo

    This week I was able to get officer Calvillo on the phone for our FAMILY Reunion podcast.  Officer Calvillo is a graduate of the class of 1998 and he shares his pathway back to EBHS.  For any student who is considering going into law enforcement, this episode is a must listen.  Officer Calvillo continues a long line of the EBHS officer being a graduate of the school.

    Remember, the FAMILY Reunion is my labor of love, but I hope the stories of our staff members who are still giving back to the blade FAMILY inspires you to give as well.  Take care and be well.

    • 48 min
    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 17 - Touching all of the bases with Coach Chavez

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 17 - Touching all of the bases with Coach Chavez

    This week I got ahold of coach Chavez right before the Superbowl, just after he threw some ribs on the grill for his family.  While his ribs cooked low and slow, we discussed all things Blades FAMILY from his perspective.  It is a fun interview and I hope you enjoy it.

    Remember, the FAMILY Reunion is my labor of love, but I hope the stories of our staff members who are still giving back to the blade FAMILY inspires you to give as well.  Take care and be well.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 16 - Something is cooking with Lynda Valdez

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 16 - Something is cooking with Lynda Valdez

    This week our Lead Food Service Worker Ms. Lynda Valdez joins us for the Blades FAMILY Reunion.  Lynda is from the class of '96 and she shares her story of perseverance and determination with us.  Lynda and her colleagues continue to make sure our students eat well through the pandemic. 


    Remember, the FAMILY Reunion is my labor of love, but I hope the stories of our staff members who are still giving back to the blade FAMILY inspires you to give as well.  Take care and be well.

    • 26 min
    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 15 - Showing your work with Christina Galvan

    Blade FAMILY Reunion - Episode 15 - Showing your work with Christina Galvan

    This week we have Christina Galvan here on the Blades FAMILY Reunion. Christina is a graduate of 1997 and she is back home teaching math to our current Blades.  Christina's story of BC and business ownership is inspiring and I know you will enjoy hearing from her.

    Remember, the FAMILY Reunion is my labor of love, but I hope the stories of our staff members who are still giving back to the blade FAMILY inspires you to give as well.  Take care and be well.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Kater_to_me ,

Thanks Mr. Holland

Grateful East High has a principal who is keeping the Blade family together and inspired. It’s always nice to have someone who goes above and beyond.

Chelle4003 ,

Keepin touch

Mr Holland helps to keep us in touch during these trying times!

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