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La Quinta Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Performing Arts Center

Friday, February 21, 2020
On February 20, La Quinta High School welcomed community leaders, parents, and students for an exciting ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s brand new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.
GGUSD Names Elementary School Spelling Bee Champion

GGUSD Names Elementary School Spelling Bee Champion

Friday, February 21, 2020
Patton Elementary School sixth grader Landon Akins was named champion of Garden Grove Unified School District’s 33rd Annual Spelling Bee for elementary students held on February 19 at the Edgar District Meeting Center.
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GGUSD Showcases Student Artwork at Upcoming Community Events

Friday, February 21, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) and the City of Garden Grove invite the community to attend their 2nd Annual art festival, Art in the Park, on Saturday, March 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove. The event coincides with the opening of GGUSD’s 42nd annual First Impressions Art Show, which begins Saturday, March 7 through Friday, March 13.
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GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Garden Grove Unified School District is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the independent Bond Oversight Committee (BOC), tasked with overseeing lawful and appropriate expenditures of the district’s bond funds.
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Garden Grove Unified School District Schedules Preview of Recommended Textbooks for Science and Health

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
New Science and Health textbooks recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District will be on public display from Tuesday, February 18 through Tuesday, March 17 at the Garden Grove Unified School District Education Center located at 10331 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove.  The new materials are for Science grades K-12 and Health grades 7-12.
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Pre-Enrollment for Full-Day Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Begins Wednesday, February 26

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Pre-enrollment for Fall 2020/21 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District begins Wednesday, February 26.
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Carrillo Students Present Donation to Civil Rights Activist Sylvia Mendez

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students at Carrillo Elementary School welcomed civil rights advocate Sylvia Mendez on February 12 during a special assembly. Students presented Mendez with a check worth more than $1,000 to help fund construction of the Mendez Freedom Trail and Monument, which will be located in Westminster.
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Hundreds Attend GGUSD’s First Choose Wellness Event

Monday, February 3, 2020
More than 200 parents, staff, and students attended Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) first Choose Wellness event at Alamitos Intermediate School on January 30. The event was part of the district’s Choose Wellness campaign and featured a Resource Fair and workshops covering a variety of topics relating to mental health and wellness.
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Fitz Intermediate Computer Science Academy Showcases Student Success

Friday, January 24, 2020
Fitz Intermediate Computer Science Academy, the second computer science immersion academy in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD), hosted a showcase event on January 16 to celebrate student success with the new technology-infused curriculum.
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Fourteen Honored as 2020 GGUSD Athletes and Coaches of Character

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education recognized Athletes and Coaches of Character from each of the district’s seven comprehensive high schools at the January 21 Board of Education meeting. The coaches and student athletes represent a wide variety of sports and help develop and enrich GGUSD athletic programs by modeling respect, teamwork, and a winning attitude.
Spelling Bee Champion Brandon Tran

GGUSD Names Bell Intermediate Student Champion of District Spelling Bee

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Bell Intermediate School eighth grader Brandon Tran once again earned the title of champion of the district’s 33rd Annual Spelling Bee for seventh and eighth grade students.  The event was held January 15 at the Edgar District Meeting Center.
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GGUSD’s Latinos Unidos Conference Prepares Young Leaders for Success

Friday, January 17, 2020
The seventh annual Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Latino Unidos Conference was held January 11 on the campus of California State University, Fullerton with more than 300 students in attendance. The conference is organized by district-level Latinos Unidos student board members to provide leadership training and help students prepare for academic, personal, and lifelong success.
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Nine GGUSD Schools Earn Prestigious California Distinguished School Award

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was well represented in the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Program, which was announced by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on December 18, 2019. GGUSD placed more schools on the list than any other school district in Orange County with Allen, Cook, Crosby, Excelsior, Hazard, Lawrence, Morningside, Peters, and Stanley elementary schools all receiving the recognition. Schools are recognized for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years.
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GGUSD Demonstrates Continued Growth on California Dashboard

Monday, December 16, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) once again showed several areas of positive growth on the recently-released 2019 California School Dashboard, the state’s school performance and accountability website.
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GGUSD Board of Education Hosts Choose Wellness Event

Friday, December 6, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education invites families, high school students and staff to attend its first Choose Wellness event on January 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Alamitos Intermediate School, 12381 Dale Street, Garden Grove.
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GGUSD Honors More than 500 Employees for Years of Service

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
GGUSD honored 536 employees for their years of service at the 32nd Annual Employee Recognition Program on December 3rd at the Garden Grove Community Center.
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GGUSD Students Earn Free Thanksgiving Meals for Achieving Goals

Friday, November 22, 2019
Thirty Garden Grove Unified School District students from Clinton Elementary and Doig Intermediate schools received bags full of groceries for a free Thanksgiving meal as an incentive they earned for accomplishing their individual academic and personal goals.
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GGUSD to Host Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) invites all parents to attend a Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Fitz Intermediate School, 4600 W. McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana.
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Garden Grove High School Students Spearhead Initiatives to Build Positive Culture

Monday, November 4, 2019
Last month Garden Grove High School student leaders organized and ran an all-school assembly called Words Hurt to address important topics like eliminating racist and derogatory language, standing up against hate, and promoting a positive and empathetic school culture and climate.
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GGUSD’s 2019-2020 Annual Report Showcases Students’ Academic and Personal Success

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District this week published its 2019-2020 Annual Report which is mailed to families in the community and showcases the district’s success in equipping all students with the academic and personal skills needed for lifelong success.
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GGUSD and City of Garden Grove Partner to Offer Community Conversation about Inclusivity

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District and the City of Garden Grove are partnering with the USC Shoah Foundation to host a community wide forum, “Dialogue in Action Community Conversation” to address productive opportunities to counter hate and foster an inclusive community where all individuals feel welcome and respected.
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GGUSD Celebrates New Skylark Preschool with Ribbon-Cutting Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
On October 18, Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting celebration to commemorate the successful opening of Skylark Preschool, which serves students the district’s new affordable, full-day preschool program, as well as the state preschool program and special education preschool.
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GGUSD to Offer Free and Discounted ACT and SAT Prep Courses

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools are offering free and discounted ACT and SAT Prep Courses to all eleventh grade students beginning in January. Registration for the prep courses begins in November.
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GGUSD Outperforms County and State on California Standardized Testing

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Last week, the California Department of Education released statewide results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) exams, which show that Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students continue to outperform the county and state in both English Language Arts and mathematics.
La Quinta High School Receives Prestigious Accolade for Digital Citizenship Program

La Quinta High School Receives Prestigious Accolade for Digital Citizenship Program

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized La Quinta High School as a Common Sense School.
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