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La Quinta High School Students to Perform at CA School Board Conference

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
La Quinta High School students in the school’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) will perform at the 2022 California School Board Association Conference at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, December 2.
Agnes Lally, Teri Rocco, Alyssa McClelland with Dairy Council of CA and LA Charger Josh Harris

GGUSD Receives Grant for Healthy Eating Initiatives

Friday, November 18, 2022
The Los Angeles Chargers and Dairy Council of California teamed up to present Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) with a $10,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant to support the district’s healthy eating initiatives. The oversized check was presented to Board of Education Trustee Teri Rocco and GGUSD Food Services Director Agnes Lally during an exciting Mobile Dairy assembly at Evans Elementary School on Tuesday.
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Garden Grove Unified Outperforms State and County on Standardized Test Scores

Friday, October 28, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has outperformed the state and county average on 2022 state standardized test scores for students who met or exceeded standards in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.
STOPit Launch Event with Board Members

GGUSD Launches Anonymous Reporting System to Improve Student Safety

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has launched an anonymous reporting platform powered by Stopit Solutions, a leading technology for improving student safety and mental wellness on school campuses.
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GGUSD to Host Job Fair on October 27

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District is hosting a Job Fair on October 27th 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 Partners with Fresno State to Offer Parent University Program

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The Garden Grove Unified School District invites all parents/guardians to participate in the upcoming virtual Parent University program in partnership with Fresno State University.
Santiago Teacher Shannon Bennett with students

GGUSD Teacher Earns County Award for Prevention Education

Friday, October 14, 2022
Santiago High School Health teacher Shannon Bennett was recognized this week for her leadership in the area of drug and alcohol prevention. During a surprise celebration organized by her students, family, and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), Bennett was presented with the 2022 Linda Kearns Community Prevention Award from the Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network.
Riverdale students learning with an ipad

Riverdale Tech Academy Named Apple Distinguished School

Monday, October 3, 2022
Riverdale Tech Academy is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for its 1:1 iPad program that promotes students and teachers to be empowered, innovative and inspired through the use of technology.
LQ student James Nguyen

La Quinta Student’s Early Cancer Detection Project Earns Prestigious Recognition

Monday, October 3, 2022
La Quinta High School student James Nguyen developed a research project for a cancer-detecting tooth brush that earned him recognition as finalist for the Rise Challenge.
Darlene Machacon

GGUSD Choir Teacher to Receive Music Teachers of Excellence Award

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
La Quinta High School teacher Darlene Machacon is being recognized by the Country Music Association Foundation at the 2022 Music Teachers of Excellence Awards on October 19th in Nashville, Tennessee. Darlene is one of only 30 teachers nationwide, and the only California teacher, to receive the prestigious award that recognizes teachers who are having a great impact on the lives of their students and using the power of music as an avenue for change.
GGUSD Board of Education Recognizes Simon Scholars

GGUSD Board of Education Recognizes Simon Scholars

Friday, September 23, 2022
At its September 20th meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education recognized 30 students from Garden Grove, Los Amigos, and Rancho Alamitos high schools who were named Class of 2024 Simon Scholars for their commitment to academic success and community service.
Hazard Elementary Celebrates PBIS Distinction

Fourteen GGUSD Schools Recognized for PBIS Excellence

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Fourteen schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District received awards for excellence in implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports).
Pacifica national merit semi-finalists

Six GGUSD Students are Named National Merit Semi-Finalists

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Six students from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program – a prestigious recognition earned by less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide. Approximately 200 Orange County students earned the distinction.
Labunog Family

Military Mom Surprises Children at School with Early Return from Kuwait

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Bell Intermediate student Julian Labunog and Enders Elementary student Elizah Labunog received a sweet surprise today when their mother, U.S. Army Reservist Dely Labunog, came home 2-weeks early after serving in Kuwait and Iraq for more than a year. Her husband Fabian Labunog worked with the school principals to coordinate the surprise return.
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GGUSD to Host 2022 College Fair

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The Garden Grove Unified School District invites Junior and Senior high school students and their parents/guardians to the College Fair on Thursday, September 15th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
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GGUSD and GGPD Highlight Zero Tolerance for School Threats

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education, district administrators, as well as Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD), Fountain Valley Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments, Santa Ana Police Department and Westminster Police Department representatives met in a closed session meeting to discuss school threats and the safety measures in place, to protect students and staff.
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GGUSD Holds First Day of School Photo Contest

Friday, August 12, 2022
GGUSD is hosting its annual First Day of School Photo Contest to celebrate our students and a successful start to the 2022-2023 school year.
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GGUSD Opens 2022-23 with Expanded Supports for Students and Families

Friday, August 12, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District will begin the 2022-2023 school year on August 15 with a multitude of new and expanded programs to support students’ academic and social-emotional growth and increase family engagement.
2 students who completed CTE Internship Program

GGUSD Students Gain Real World Skills through Summer Internship Program

Monday, July 18, 2022
Last week, Garden Grove Unified School District celebrated nearly 80 high school juniors who successfully completed a six-week summer internship program at 37 companies and non-profit organizations across the county.
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GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Meals

Thursday, June 2, 2022
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. The program will provide free summer meals to GGUSD students at 15 school campuses and two library sites.
Rancho Alamitos grads

GGUSD Graduations Recognize Accomplishments of 3,000 Scholars

Thursday, June 2, 2022
More than 3,000 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.
Teacher Amanda LaPera (advisor), Sonny Le, Christine Nguyen, Andy Nguyen (director), and Vincent Quach

La Quinta Creative Writing Program Wins Prestigious Awards

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The La Quinta High School Creative Writing Program won two awards at the 56th Annual California Student Media Festival. The festival, which exists to celebrate the amazing media and multimedia projects produced by California’s students and teachers, had more than 6,000 student contestants from schools across the state.
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GGUSD Announces High School Graduation Schedule

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District will graduate more than 3,000 seniors from eight high schools at ceremonies hosted on Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1.
Alamitos Intermediate School Club Earns County Recognition

Alamitos Intermediate School Club Earns County Recognition

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Alamitos Intermediate School’s Club Live was recognized with a Chapter Excellence Award at the Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership Chapter Recognition Event May 13 at the Orange County Department of Education.
From left: GGUSD educators Chrissie Leong, Gloria Wargo, Summer Hughes, Micah Heath, Eric Keawekane, and Marcie Dormaier were honored during a special awards ceremony hosted by the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators.

Six GGUSD Educators Honored with Arts Education Awards

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Orange County Music and Arts Administrators recognized six Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) educators for making a difference in the lives of students through arts education during a special awards ceremony at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 17.
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