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Garden Grove Unified School District Schedules Preview of Recommended Textbooks for Business Mathematics and Finance

Friday, April 12, 2019
A new textbook for the Business Mathematics and Finance course has been recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District.  The textbook will be on  public display from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, May 16 at the Garden Grove Unified School District Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove.
GGUSD wins the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Award

GGUSD Named among Nation’s Best for Music Education

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District has received the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Award, a distinction presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. GGUSD is one of only four districts in Orange County and one of 18 districts across California to receive this national recognition.
Students winners of the 41st Annual GGUSD First Impressions Art Show pose with the GGUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi, furing the March 19 Board of Education meeting.

GGUSD Students Show Off Their Work at the 41st Annual First Impressions Art Show

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) hosted its 41st annual First Impressions Art Show to celebrate the creative talent of hundreds of students from all grade levels from preschool to high school. Awards were presented in front of a packed room of parents, staff, and community members at the Garden Grove Community Center on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Irvine Intermediate School students Evelyn Martinez;  Intermediate Poetry finalist, Vian Nguyen; and 1st Place winner in the Intermediate Film Category, Carly Nguyen pose with their teacher, Mrs. Tartaglini at Chapman University for the 20th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest Awards Ceremony on March 8.

GGUSD Student Takes Home First Place in Chapman University Arts Contest

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Irvine Intermediate School student Carly Nguyen won first place in the Intermediate Film Category at the 20th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest sponsored by Chapman University and The 1939 Society. The short film titled “Regardless of Our Differences" is about helping others in need, no matter the differences we may have with them.
High Schools and Distinguished School Logos.

Three GGUSD High Schools Receive State Honor

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was well represented in the 2019 Distinguished Schools Program, which was announced by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on February 25. GGUSD placed more high schools on the list than any other school district in Orange County with Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove, and Pacifica high schools all receiving the recognition. Schools are awarded for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years.
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Garden Grove Unified Parents and Community Invited to New History and Social Sciences Textbooks

Thursday, February 21, 2019
New History/Social Science textbooks recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District will be on public display from Friday, February 22nd, through Monday, March 18th, at the Garden Grove Unified School District Education Center located on 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. The new materials are for History/Social Sciences grades K-12.
GGUSD Elementary School Spelling Bee winner Jessica Truong poses with GGUSD Superintendent Gabriela Mafi, Board of Education Vice President Teri Rocco, and Board of Education Lan Nguyen, Asst. Superintendent Sara Wescott, and her Principal Gurprit Dhillon.

New GGUSD Elementary Spelling Bee Winner Crowned

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The 32nd Annual Garden Grove Unified School District Spelling Bee for elementary school students was won by Peters (4-6) Elementary fifth-grader Jessica Truong on February 20. Jessica correctly spelled the deciding word, resilience, to become the top speller among the 43 elementary schools in GGUSD.
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Pre-Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Begins February 27

Friday, February 15, 2019
Pre-enrollment for Fall 2019/20 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District begins Wednesday, February 27. Parents should pre-enroll online as early as possible at https://enroll.ggusd.usand contact their child’s home school for further assistance. Additional information about the enrollment process is available at www.ggusd.us (link). Please note that all GGUSD elementary school offices will be closed throughout the summer and will resume enrollment when the offices reopen in the fall.
Bond Oversight Committee members pose with, then Assistant Director of Facilities, Jerry Hills during a visit to La Quinta High School in 2017.

GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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. The Committee meets several times each year to provide public scrutiny and accountability for use of funds from Measure A, the $250 million bond measure approved in 2010 and Measure P, the $311 million bond measure approved in November 2016.
Lion dancers from Bolsa Grande High School pose for a picture with Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi and Board of Education Members.

GGUSD Lunar New Year Celebrations to Offer Amazing Cultural Experiences

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is celebrating the Lunar New Year with schoolwide celebrations at many of our campuses during the month of February. The festivities kicked off with a performance from a group of Dragon Dancers representing Bolsa Grande High School who performed for the GGUSD Board of Education, staff, and guests at the February 5, 2019 Board of Education meeting.
 GGUSD 7th-8th grade spelling bee winner, Brandon Tran of Bell Intermediate School, poses with his first place trophy.

GGUSD Student Wins Districtwide Spelling Bee for Third Year in a Row

Friday, February 1, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) held its 32nd Annual 7th and 8th Grade Spelling Bee on January 16 at the Edgar District Meeting Center. Bell Intermediate School student Brandon Tran edged out 40 other GGUSD intermediate school students, correctly spelling lederhosen to place first for the third year in a row.
Santiago High School students holding up their colleges of choice during the 2017-18 school year.

GGUSD Announces Partnership with Rancho Santiago Community College District

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) and Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) will partner with Santa Ana Community College on a new Early College High School program that will be offered at Santiago High School beginning the 2019-2020 school year. The Early College High School model program allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credits beginning their freshman year.
 Administration, staff, district leaders, and students from GGUSD’s Latinos Unidos clubs gather for a group picture at the 6th Annual Latinos Unidos Conference.

GGUSD Hosts 6th Annual Latinos Unidos Conference

Friday, January 25, 2019
The sixth annual Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Latino Unidos Conference was held January 12 on the campus of California State University California, Fullerton with over 200 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.
Santiago High School celebrates being named an AVID National Demonstration School in 2017.

Garden Grove Unified School District Accepts Applications for AVID College Readiness Program

Friday, January 25, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is accepting applications from sixth grade students who are interested in applying for the district’s award-winning AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) elective course. AVID is a six-year program and academic elective offered at all ten of GGUSD’s intermediate schools and seven high schools that equips students with college and career readiness skills.
Cook Elementary School students enjoy nutritious snacks at lunch. Low

GGUSD Continues to Offer Low Cost Meal Options to Students

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) continues to offer the lowest meal prices among Orange County school districts and this year, the district has expanded opportunities for students to take advantage of reduced price and free meal options.
Rancho Alamitos at the Athletes and Coaches of Character Award Presentation.

GGUSD Honors 2019 Athletes and Coaches of Character

Friday, January 18, 2019
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 15 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.
Students take a closer look at automotive parts as part of an interactive display during the 2018 GGUSD Career Fair.

Annual GGUSD Career Fair Aims to Help Students Discover Their Career Path

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) will be hosting its 2019 Career Fair at Bolsa Grande High School on February 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event provides students from seventh grade through high school with an opportunity to discover great careers in the business, computer science, digital media arts, education, engineering, hospitality, automotive technology, public safety, and medical fields.
swearing-in Bob and Lan

GGUSD Board of Education Holds Swearing-In Ceremony and Selects President and Vice President

Thursday, December 20, 2018
At its December 18 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for Bob Harden who was re-elected during the November 2018 election and Lan Nguyen who was appointed to the position due to running unopposed.  The oath of office was administered by California State Assemblyman Tyler Diep.
La Quinta Baseball Alumni Gather for a Picture

La Quinta’s Hall of Fame Night Honors Legacy of Legendary Baseball Coach

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
La Quinta High School held its third annual Hall of Fame Night on Thursday, December 13, as staff, students, and community members gathered to honor legendary La Quinta CIF-champion coach Dave Demarest as well as La Quinta alumni and professional baseball player Brandon Laird.
Alamitos Celebrates Its AVID National Demonstration Honor

Alamitos Intermediate School Named AVID National Demonstration School

Monday, December 10, 2018
Alamitos Intermediate School was named an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School last week. Less than 200 schools across the nation and a select few in Orange County earn the prestigious designation, which signifies exemplary school-wide implementation of AVID’s proven college readiness systems and strategies.
Monroe staff and board of education members accepting Golden Bell Award

Monroe Elementary Language Academy Receives Statewide Recognition

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Monroe Elementary Language Academy was honored for its outstanding Spanish dual language immersion program during the 2018 Golden Bell Awards ceremony at the California School Board Association (CSBA) Conference in San Francisco last week. Monroe was one of only two dual language schools out of 400 across the state to receive this prestigious award.
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GGUSD Offers Free Testing for Gifted and Talented Education Program

Friday, November 9, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is proud to offer free Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program testing for students who live within GGUSD boundaries.
Los Amigos marching band during 2017 Showcase of Bands

GGUSD Presents the 2018 Showcase of Bands

Friday, November 9, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) marching bands will put their musical performance skills on display when they take the field at the annual “Showcase of Bands” on Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. at Bolsa Grande High School.
Cook assembly for Blue Ribbon Award

Cook Elementary School Earns Top National Recognition for Student Success

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The California Department of Education announced this week that Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) Cook Elementary School was named a 2018 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished School.
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GGUSD to Offer Discounted ACT/SAT Prep Courses

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is offering ACT and SAT Prep Courses to help eleventh grade students prepare for the ACT and SAT exams which are administered in the spring.
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