August 29, 2009
Dear Granada Hills Charter High School Community:
It is with a heavy heart that I report to you a loss within the Granada family. This weekend I received confirmation that Matthew Koziol, one of our 12th grade students, died Friday night. Matthew, who was about to begin his last season on the GHCHS football team as a linebacker, was an active member of our student body. Prior to his enrollment at GHCHS, he was a student at Noble Middle School.
Matthew is survived by his parents Robert and Lisa (his mother Lisa has been an active member of the Highlander Booster Club); brother Andrew, a 10th grade student at Chatsworth High School; sister Jenna, a 9th grade student at GHCHS; and Tessa, a 7th grade student at Nobel Middle School.
I will provide you with updates as they are made available to me.
Crisis counselors will be available beginning Monday morning for any student needing support. Teachers will be asked to send students to the Counseling Office who request or appear to need assistance. Students will be instructed to inform an adult staff member if they hear of or see another student who may need help so that proper support may be provided. Likewise, if you observe or suspect that a student you know may need assistance, please take immediate action. Provided at the bottom of this email is a resource link for you to help identify and respond to grief.
As always, if you have any questions or wish to share information, please contact one of the administrators or me.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koziol family and all those who mourn the loss of a young man taken far too early from our midst.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Granada Hills High School Student Dies
The Granada Hills High School web site reported this weekend that on Friday, August 28, GHHS senior and football player Matthew Koziol passed away. The site does not report on a cause of death.