Pre-enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Begins February 17
Wednesday, February 17, 2021Pre-enrollment for Fall 2021/22 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District begins Wednesday, February 17. Parents should pre-enroll online as early as possible at https://enroll.ggusd.us and contact their child’s home school for further assistance. Further information about the enrollment process is available at https://ggusd.us/parents/pre-enrollment-guide. All GGUSD elementary school offices will be closed throughout the summer and will resume enrollment when the offices reopen in the fall.
GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee
Wednesday, February 17, 2021The 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.
Newhope Elementary Student’s Make-A-Wish Request is Loud and Clear
Thursday, February 4, 2021In an act of pure selflessness, Newhope Elementary School student Vivian Nguyen wished for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to purchase her school a new sound system for use in the multi-purpose room. Vivian was selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to receive a wish after battling a brain condition that affected many of her motor functions.
GGUSD Students Earn Awards and Technology Grants in County Mask Campaign
Tuesday, January 26, 2021Four Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students were recognized for their winning entries in the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) Mask Message Contest. More than 600 students from Orange County participated in the contest, which tasked students with creating mask designs, writing essays, and developing videos to promote the importance of mask wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Hundreds Attend GGUSD’s Online Latinos Unidos Student Leadership Conference
Monday, January 25, 2021More than 250 sixth through twelfth grade students from 19 GGUSD schools attended the district’s eighth annual Latinos Unidos Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 16. The virtual conference, organized by district-level Latinos Unidos student board members, provides networking opportunities and leadership training designed to equip students with academic and personal skills for lifelong success.
GGUSD Named California Honor Roll District for Academic Excellence
Monday, January 25, 2021Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was one of 28 school districts to be named a 2019-2020 California Honor Roll District and more than 73% of the district’s schools were named 2019-2020 California Honor Roll Schools.
GGUSD Board of Education Approves School Reopening Plan
Thursday, January 21, 2021At its meeting on January 19, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved implementation of the state’s Safe Schools for All in-person instruction plan, including the state-developed COVID-19 case rate reopening metrics.
GGUSD Offers Parent Webinars on Edgenuity
Monday, January 11, 2021The Garden Grove Unified School District is offering three parent training webinars on the software program called Edgenuity (Pathblazer for elementary and Courseware for secondary) on Zoom.
GGUSD Partners with Olive Crest to Offer Parenting Classes
Thursday, January 7, 2021The Garden Grove Unified School District invites all parents to participate in the upcoming morning Active Parenting Classes.
Los Amigos Student Thrilled at News He’s Accepted to Harvard University
Monday, January 4, 2021Los Amigos High School senior Sebastian Lozano was thrilled when he received the news on December 17 that he was accepted to Harvard University. According to the university website, only 747 students were accepted to the Class of 2025 under the early action program from a pool of more than 10,000. Last year, more than 40,000 students applied and only 2,015 were admitted.
GGUSD Board of Education Holds Swearing-In Ceremony and Selects President and Vice President
Friday, December 18, 2020At its December 15 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for Dina Nguyen and Teri Rocco who were re-elected during the November 2020 election and Walter Muneton who was appointed to the position due to running unopposed.
Newhope Elementary School Accepts Donation to Help Families in Need
Friday, December 18, 2020Newhope Elementary School was grateful to receive a generous donation of $4,000 in gift cards from Second Baptist Church for families in need.
Pacifica’s Adopt-A-Child Continues on Through Pandemic
Friday, December 18, 2020On Monday, December 14, Pacifica High School seniors delivered toys to elementary school students for their annual Adopt-A-Child event; where 12th graders “adopted” a kindergartner and purchased gifts for them.
GGUSD Partners with Latino Health Access to Provide Free COVID-19 Resources
Friday, December 11, 2020Garden Grove Unified School District has partnered with Latino Health Access and the OC Health Care Agency to offer free COVID-19 informational kits to GGUSD students and families.
GGUSD Receives Prestigious Golden Bell Award for Successful Mentoring Program
Wednesday, December 2, 2020Garden Grove Unified School District received a 2020 Golden Bell Award for its successful College and Career Mentoring Program (CCMP), which provides alumni-led mentoring to at-risk sixth grade students at 33 elementary schools across the district.
GGUSD’s Allen Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School
Friday, September 25, 2020Allen Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School this week as an Exemplary High Performing School for overall academic success.
GGUSD to Host Virtual College Fair
Friday, September 25, 2020Juniors and seniors are invited to GGUSD's upcoming Virtual College Fair on Monday, October 5 from 6:3o to 8:00 p.m.
GGUSD Prepares to Launch School Year with “Start Strong” Initiative
Wednesday, August 19, 2020Garden Grove Unified School District is preparing to begin the 2020-2021 school year with a “Start Strong” initiative that is designed to provide students with new social-emotional wellness supports. The initiative will equip teachers with instructional resources to ensure that the first three weeks of school are focused on the social-emotional needs of GGUSD’s 41,000 students across 67 schools.
Three GGUSD Schools Recognized for High Level of Care during COVID-19
Wednesday, August 19, 2020The California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition has recognized three GGUSD schools, including Heritage Computer Science Academy, Stanley Elementary School, and McGarvin Intermediate School, for outstanding contributions of support during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions to school.
La Quinta Students Win Statewide Mental Health Awareness Video Competition
Thursday, August 13, 2020Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students from La Quinta High School created and produced a mental health awareness video that has been selected for the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) suicide prevention campaign to be aired as a 30-second television commercial on Fox Sports West.
GGUSD Announces Transition to Online-Only Distance Learning to Begin School Year
Wednesday, July 22, 2020At its July 21 meeting, Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education announced that the district will begin the 2020-2021 school year in an online-only distance learning format
GGUSD Sees Success with Early College Academy
Friday, June 26, 2020Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is seeing success with its Early College Academy which gives students the opportunity to earn college credit for free and meet high school graduation requirements at the same time.
GGUSD Partners with Care Solace to Increase Access to Mental Health Support
Friday, June 19, 2020Garden Grove Unified School District is pleased to announce a new partnership with Care Solace to increase access to mental health support for the district’s approximately 41,000 students and their families as well as its 5,000 employees.
GGUSD Graduates Nearly 3,200 Accomplished Scholars in Class of 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020Nearly 3,200 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during virtual graduation ceremonies held June 11 and June 12.
Walton Intermediate Staff Re-Invest in Future of Students
Monday, June 8, 2020The staff from Walton Intermediate School in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) invested $1,200 of their personal money to provide two $600 college scholarships to former Walton Intermediate students in GGUSD’s graduating Class of 2020.