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GGUSD Receives Prestigious Golden Bell Award for Successful Mentoring Program

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Garden 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.
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GGUSD’s Allen Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School

Friday, September 25, 2020
Allen 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.
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GGUSD to Host Virtual College Fair

Friday, September 25, 2020
Juniors and seniors are invited to GGUSD's upcoming Virtual College Fair on Monday, October 5 from 6:3o to 8:00 p.m.
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GGUSD Prepares to Launch School Year with “Start Strong” Initiative

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Garden 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.
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Three GGUSD Schools Recognized for High Level of Care during COVID-19

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The 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.
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La Quinta Students Win Statewide Mental Health Awareness Video Competition

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Garden 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.
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GGUSD Announces Transition to Online-Only Distance Learning to Begin School Year

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
At 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
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GGUSD Sees Success with Early College Academy

Friday, June 26, 2020
Garden 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.
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GGUSD Partners with Care Solace to Increase Access to Mental Health Support

Friday, June 19, 2020
Garden 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.
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GGUSD Graduates Nearly 3,200 Accomplished Scholars in Class of 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020
Nearly 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.
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Walton Intermediate Staff Re-Invest in Future of Students

Monday, June 8, 2020
The 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.
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Garden Grove Unified School District to Host Virtual High School Graduations

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District will host virtual high school graduation ceremonies on June 11-12 to celebrate more than 3,300 students in the graduating Class of 2020 from the district’s eight high schools. With the help of Hollywood producers and VEGO Pictures, each high school will host a virtual livestream ceremony or Gradcast complete with inspirational speeches from students, principals and board members, performances, and an interactive chat feature.
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Eleven GGUSD Schools Earn Distinction as No Place for Hate Schools

Monday, June 1, 2020
Eleven schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District earned the distinction as “No Place for Hate Schools,” from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for school-wide efforts during the 2019-2020 school  year to promote a positive school culture and climate built on values like inclusivity, kindness, and respect.
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GGUSD Board of Education Congratulates its Classified Employees and Teachers of the Year

Friday, May 22, 2020
The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education congratulates the district’s nine nominees for the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) 2020 Classified Employees of the Year program and 2021 Teachers of the Year program.
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Gilbert Elementary School PAL Program Recognized Among Best in the County

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Gilbert Elementary School was honored by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) for its Outstanding PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership) program for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Garden Grove Education Association Honors Five GGUSD Seniors With Scholarships

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Five Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high school seniors have been chosen as recipients of $2,000 scholarships thanks to the Garden Grove Education Association (GGEA) scholarship committee.
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GGUSD Celebrates its College-Bound Seniors

Friday, May 15, 2020
GGUSD launched a social media campaign celebrating its college-bound seniors in alignment with national College Signing Day.  GGUSD is posting the #GGUSDCollegeBound senior selfies on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and the district website at www.ggusd.us/collegeboundin2020.
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Three GGUSD Students Receive Scholarships From Angels Baseball Foundation

Friday, May 15, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is proud to announce that three GGUSD students were selected as Angels Scholars and awarded $10,000 in college scholarships.  This is a prestigious recognition for students in the AVID program.
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GGUSD Launches Helpline to Support Students and Families during COVID-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020
This week, Garden Grove Unified School District launched a helpline to provide families and students with another layer of support during the current COVID-19 health crisis.  The helpline phone number is 714-598-6366 and is staffed by a friendly GGUSD employee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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GGUSD Announces Winners of Choose Wellness Video Competition

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students from the district’s eight high schools participated in a Choose Wellness campaign video contest, competing for cash prizes.
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Los Amigos High School Staff Collects $10,000 to Help Families During COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, May 7, 2020
The staff at Los Amigos High School in Garden Grove Unified School District collected $10,000, mostly of their own money, to help their students and families who are facing financial hardship because of the coronavirus crisis.
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U.S. News and World Report Names GGUSD High Schools among Nation’s Best

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
For the third year in a row, all seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report's elite rankings of America's Best High Schools.
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Five GGUSD Schools Recognized as America’s Best Urban Schools

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Five elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District were recognized with America’s Best Urban Schools awards from the National Center for Urban School Transformation.
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GGUSD Named Among Nation’s Best in Music Education for 2nd Year

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has received the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award, a national distinction presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.
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GGUSD Donates N95 Masks to UCI and CHOC in Fight Against COVID-19

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District officials delivered more than 1,400 N95 masks and 1,700 surgical-style masks to University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) today to help in the fight against COVID-19.