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Two GGUSD Teachers Honored for Contributions to Music and Arts Education

Friday, December 22, 2023
David Joseph, Choral Director at Pacifica High School and 5th grade teacher Suzanne Fauria of Mitchell Elementary School have been recognized by the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA) while three additional GGUSD teachers were nominated for awards.
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GGUSD Earns High Rankings on CA School Dashboard

Friday, December 22, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) earned high-rankings on the 2023 California School Dashboard, the state’s school performance and accountability system.
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GGUSD Honors United Way as Community Hero

Thursday, December 14, 2023
At its meeting on December 12, GGUSD's Board of Education recognized the Orange County United Way as its 2023 Community Hero.
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GGUSD Recognized with Distinguished California Education Accolade

Friday, December 8, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was selected as one of 60 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award, for the district’s ASPIRE system of care which supports student mental health and well-being.
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GGUSD Honors Dedicated Employees for Years of Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) honored nearly 550 employees for their years of service at the Annual Employee Recognition Program on December 5 at the district’s Don Wash Auditorium.
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La Quinta High School to Receive National Recognition from Special Olympics for Achievements with Inclusion

Friday, December 1, 2023
During a special ceremony on Friday, December 1, La Quinta High School was presented with a national banner as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School® and named an ESPN Honor School for its successful initiatives to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without intellectual disabilities.
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GGUSD Vietnamese Immersion Program Honored with Seal of Excellence Award

Monday, November 20, 2023
Last week, the California Association for Bilingual Education announced that Murdy Elementary School was awarded with the prestigious 2024 Seal of Excellence Award for its Vietnamese Dual Immersion program.
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GGUSD to Host Job Fair on October 26

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, October 26th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to promote in-demand job opportunities at our award-winning school district.
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Five GGUSD High Schools Named 2023 AP School Honor Roll Schools

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove, La Quinta, Los Amigos, and Santiago high schools have been named to the 2023 AP (Advanced Placement) School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year for excellence in equipping students with college readiness skills.
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GGUSD Students Outperform County and State on CA State Assessments

Friday, October 20, 2023
This week, the California Department of Education released statewide results of the 2022-2023 California Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments, which show that Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students continue to outperform the county and state in both English Language Arts and mathematics for the fourth consecutive year.
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GGUSD’s ASPIRE Social Work Program Earns Golden Bell Award

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s ASPIRE system of care earned a prestigious 2023 Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association as a model of excellence in supporting student mental health and well-being.
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GGUSD Presents Simon Family Foundation with Community Hero Award

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
At its September 19 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education recognized 46 students from Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove, La Quinta, Los Amigos, Rancho Alamitos, and Santiago high schools who were named Class of 2025 Simon Scholars for their commitment to academic success and community service.
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Three GGUSD Elementary Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Award

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Today, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Anthony Elementary School, Cook Elementary School and Paine Elementary School as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023 in the category of Exemplary High Performing Schools.
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Three GGUSD Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Three students from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were named semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program – a prestigious recognition earned by less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide.
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Eighteen GGUSD Schools Recognized for PBIS Success

Friday, September 8, 2023
Eighteen schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District received awards for excellence in implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports).
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GGUSD High Schools Named Among Nation’s Best High Schools

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
All seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned high national and metro-area rankings on the prestigious 2023-2024 America’s Best High Schools list published by U.S. News & World Report.
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GGUSD Celebrates New Track and Field at Los Amigos High School

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Los Amigos High School on August 7 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Stephanie Heflin, Rancho Alamitos Principal Linda Giuliani, ASB President Diana Nguyen, Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi, GGUSD Board Trustee Lan Nguyen, GGUSD Board Vice President Teri Rocco, Garden Grove City Councilmember Cindy Ngoc Tran and Garden Grove City Councilmember John O’Neill.

GGUSD Celebrates New Athletic Facility at Rancho Alamitos

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rancho Alamitos High School on August 1 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
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GGUSD Students Gain Important Workplace Skills in Powerful Summer Internship Program

Monday, July 17, 2023
Last week, Garden Grove Unified School District celebrated nearly 80 high school juniors who successfully completed a six-week summer internship through the Orange County United Way Youth Career Connections program.
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GGUSD Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Athletic Facility at Santiago

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Santiago High School on June 26 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
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GGUSD Board of Education Adopts Resolution Opposing State’s Accountability System

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
At its meeting on June 6, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 23 opposing the state’s use of COVID-19 absences in Chronic Absenteeism rates, as well as student subgroup eligibility criteria that unfairly included 24 of the 32 GGUSD schools that were identified on the state’s ATSI (Additional Targeted Support & Improvement) list.
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GGUSD Board of Education Honors Employees of the Year

Thursday, June 8, 2023
The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education honored 12 outstanding employees during its meeting on June 6, 2023.
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GGUSD Celebrates 3,200 Students with Class of 2023 Graduations

Friday, June 2, 2023
More than 3,200 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during graduation ceremonies held May 31 and June 1 at the district’s stadiums at Bolsa Grande and Garden Grove high schools.
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GGUSD to Offer Summer Meals

Friday, June 2, 2023
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is offering its annual free Summer Meal program to help ensure that children have access to nutritional meals when school is not in session.
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GGUSD Announces Graduation Ceremony Schedule for Class of 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District will graduate more than 3,200 seniors from eight high schools at ceremonies hosted on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1.
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