Emily Dang

GGUSD Student Earns Top Spot in OC Poetry Out Loud Competition

Friday, March 18, 2022
La Quinta High School Student Emily Dang earned second place in the county level of the National 2022 Poetry Out Loud competition which had more than 500 students participating. This week, Marcus Omari from Poetic Reform Party and Elizabeth AB Miller, the Program manager for Arts Orange County visited La Quinta to present Emily with an award in recognition of her second-place win.
Hazel Coronado

Santiago High School Student Recognized as Youth of the Year

Friday, March 18, 2022
During a virtual ceremony on March 4, Santiago High School student Hazel Coronado was named the Orange County Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, a recognition that awarded her a $5,000 college scholarship.   Coronado is the school’s Senior Class President and has been a member of Boys and Girls Club for 11 years.
LQ P.E. Teachers and admin

La Quinta High School Named Champion School for Unified P.E. Program

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
La Quinta High School was recently named a Unified Champion School by the Special Olympics Southern California for its unified physical education program that brings general education and special education students together for physical education activities.
LQ DECA

GGUSD Students Advance to International Career Development Conference

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
La Quinta High School students Nathan Le and Jennifer Phung will head to Atlanta in April to show off their business expertise at the DECA International Career Development Conference.
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GGUSD to Host Drug Prevention Webinar for Parents

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District invites parents, families and staff to attend a webinar presentation, called Prescription for Prevention, on Wednesday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dr. Mafi receives Woman of the Year recognition

GGUSD Superintendent Receives Woman of the Year Recognition

Thursday, March 3, 2022
At its March 1 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education honored Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi for her recognition as a 2021 Woman of the Year.
Community Heroes Project Kinship

GGUSD Honors Community Heroes

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
At its March 1 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District paid special tribute to three Community Heroes, including local non-profit organizations H.O.P.E. and Project Kinship as well as retired administrator Ron Zajec.
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GGUSD to Host Job Fair

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District is hosting a Job Fair on March 10th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to promote in-demand job opportunities at the award-winning school district.
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GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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.
Hare High School

Hare Named Among California’s Model Continuation High Schools

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Hare High School earned a prestigious recognition from the California Department of Education as a California Model Continuation High School for 2022. This marks the second time Hare has earned this award as it was also recognized in 2019.
Bryant Ribbon Cutting

GGUSD to Open Four New Family Resource Centers

Monday, February 14, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District is opening four new Family Resource Centers (FRCs) to serve as hubs for families and students across the district to access critical services in areas like food, health care, housing, mental health counseling, immigration counseling, victim assistance, and more.
David Allen board meeting recognition

Santiago High School Teacher Named 2021 Outstanding Teacher of America

Friday, February 4, 2022
Santiago High School Teacher David Allen was one of five teachers across the state to be recognized as a 2021 Outstanding Teacher of America by the Carlston Family Foundation. T
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Hundreds Virtually Attend GGUSD’s 9th Annual Latinos Unidos Conference

Monday, January 24, 2022
More than 260 fifth through twelfth grade students from 19 GGUSD schools attended the district’s eighth annual Latinos Unidos Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 15.
spelling bee winner Jacob Mai

Lake Intermediate School Student Earns First Place in GGUSD’s 34th Annual Spelling Bee

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Lake Intermediate School eighth grader Jacob Mai outlasted Fitz Intermediate Computer Science Academy eighth grader Jacqueline Garcia to win GGUSD’s 34thAnnual Intermediate School Spelling Bee Championship.
Choose Wellness Logo for Website

GGUSD to Host Webinar on Building Resilience and Self Care

Monday, January 3, 2022
GGUSD parents, families and staff are invited to attend a webinar presentation on resiliency and self-care presented by a mental health expert from Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) on Thursday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m
Gilbert Ribbon Cutting

GGUSD Schools Open Wellness Centers

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Schools throughout Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) are opening Wellness Centers to ensure students have a safe space on campus to focus on their mental health and well-being. The addition of school-based Wellness Centers is part of the district’s Choose Wellness campaign, launched in 2019 to increase and expand mental health awareness and support.
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GGUSD Honors more than 600 Employees for Years of Service

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
GGUSD honored 625 employees for their years of service at the 34th Annual Employee Recognition Program on December 7th at the Garden Grove Community Center.
Choose Wellness logo

GGUSD to Host Wellness Webinar

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District families and staff are invited to a Mindfulness and Stress Management Webinar on Thursday, December 9th at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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GGUSD to Host Parent Information Night

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
GGUSD will host a virtual Parent Information Night on November 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. regarding state assessments and accountability and the California School Dashboard.
GG Assistance League

GGUSD Honors Partners with Community Heroes Award

Thursday, November 4, 2021
At its meeting on November 2, 2021, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education honored the Assistance League of Garden Grove and Garden Grove Police Department School Resource Officers with the district's first Community Heroes award.
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GGUSD K-8 Schools Named Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District elementary and intermediate schools earned high rankings in the inaugural publication of America’s 2022 Best K-8 Schools issued by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.
Family Resource Center ribbon cutting in 2017

GGUSD Plans Expansion of Family Resource Centers

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) plans to open four new Family Resource Centers (FRC) in the next one to two years to significantly increase the level of assistance and care available to GGUSD families.
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Grade Change Application - Deadline Extension

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
In August 2021, we notified families of legislation that was passed to support all high school students who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the 20-21 school year.
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GGUSD Issues Annual Survey of Parents and Students

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Beginning next week, Garden Grove Unified School District is issuing its annual Strategic Plan Survey to students in third through twelfth grades as well as to all GGUSD families.
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GGUSD Offers Suicide Prevention Webinar

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
GGUSD parents, staff, and 7th through 12th grade students  are invited to a Suicide Prevention Webinar on Thursday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., to learn about mental health trends, mental illness symptoms, and suicide prevention including the warning signs of suicide.
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