Scholarship recipient while class is in session.

GGUSD Teacher Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for Vietnam Teaching Exchange Program

Thursday, June 7, 2018
GGUSD Vietnamese language teacher Phuong Thao Dinh of McGarvin Intermediate School has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach abroad in Vietnam during the summer.
4 pieces of artwork from students.

Artwork from 18 GGUSD Students Will Be Displayed in South Korea

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Twenty pieces of artwork from eighteen GGUSD students in transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade was requested by the Sister City Association of Garden Grove to be displayed in its sister city, Anyang, Republic of South Korea for the summer.
5 female students displaying their creation of a shoe compartment.

Four GGUSD Student Teams Excel at Countywide Innovation Contest

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
GGUSD led the way in innovation at the 2018 ocMaker Challenge with more teams that placed in the STEAM-based competition than any district in Orange County.
Members of the school district promote free meals for summer.

GGUSD Set to Offer Free Summer Meals

Friday, June 1, 2018
GGUSD will offer a free Summer Meal program to serve families in our community and help ensure that children do not go hungry when school is not in session.
Murdy students and teacher present donation to veteran accompanied by his dog.

Murdy Elementary School's Gratitude Project Honors Real Life Heroes

Friday, June 1, 2018
Sixth grade students from Murdy Elementary School concluded a yearlong study about the power of gratitude with a special celebration May 31 that honored a group of heroes who have overcome life’s greatest challenges.
Bus driver along side her bus.

GGUSD Celebrates Classified Employee Week

Monday, May 21, 2018
GGUSD is celebrating its more than 2,000 classified employees during Classified Employee Week from May 21 through May 25.
Young students along with their teacher celebrating with fun props.

Forty GGUSD Schools Named to Honor Roll for High Student Achievement

Friday, May 18, 2018
GGUSD this week was named a California Honor Roll District and 40 of its schools were named 2017-2018 California Honor Rolls Schools, earning recognition for high achievement in student success.
Scholarship recipients at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Stadium.

Three GGUSD Students Recognized as Angels Scholars

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Ten Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students were recognized during the Orange County Department of Education’s AVID Eighth Grade Standout Ceremony held May 7 at Angel Stadium. 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 that was only awarded to six students across all of Orange County.
Members of Garden Grove School District.

GGUSD Recognized by OCDE as Leaders in Language Learning

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
At its sixth annual Language Leaner Celebration, the Orange County Department of Education awarded Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) the 2018 Advocacy Leadership award for the district’s outstanding cultural and linguistic responsiveness to English learners and emerging bilingual students.
GGUSD educators.

Three GGUSD Educators Receive Awards as Stars in Arts Education

Friday, May 11, 2018
The Orange County Music and Arts Administrators recognized three 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 9.
La Quinta students celebrating Best High schools ranking.

All Seven GGUSD High Schools Named to U.S. News and World Report’s Elite Rankings of America’s Best High Schools

Thursday, May 10, 2018
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 in 2018.
Teacher and student smiling at each other in the classroom.

Garden Grove Unified School District Celebrates Its Amazing Teachers

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) schools are hosting a variety of special events this week to honor their teachers for their dedication to the success of the district’s approximately 43,000 students. The events are held in recognition of California’s Day of the Teacher on Wednesday, May 9 and national teacher appreciation week.
Bolsa Grande Students displaying their Engineering Design.

Bolsa Grande Students Earn First Place at Engineering Design Competition

Friday, May 4, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students from Bolsa Grande High School won first place in the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) National Engineer Design Competition last month.
Two Pacifica students displaying the college they are committing to.

GGUSD High Schools Celebrate College Bound Seniors with Signing Day Events

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools celebrated their college-bound seniors this week with fun College Signing Day events, complete with music, cake, and photo stations to capture photos of students proudly holding signs displaying which college they plan to attend.
Several bus drivers and GGUSD administrators displaying awards and trophies won.

GGUSD Bus Drivers Ride Away with Top Awards

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) bus drivers were recognized at the May 1 Board of Education meeting for their success in the 2018 Bus Roadeo, a regional competition that tests drivers’ knowledge and abilities in safe bus driving.
Students recognized in ceremony.

Garden Grove Masons Recognize GGUSD Students for Determination

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Twenty students from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were honored by the local Garden Grove Masons during a special Public Schools Night awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. Students were recognized for demonstrating determination and remaining dauntless in the face of adversity. The event was held at the Garden Grove Masonic Lodge No. 351, 11270 Acacia Parkway in Garden Grove.
Santiago students, teachers and administrators after winning an automotive competition.

Santiago High School’s Automotive Program Receives a New Set of Wheels

Friday, April 27, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students in Santiago High School’s Automotive Technology Career Pathway program now have a state-of-the-art vehicle to work on thanks to the Orange County Auto Dealers Association (OCADA) and KIA Motors, who recently donated a brand new Kia Stinger to the program as a result of Santiago students’ first place finish in a county-wide competition earlier this year.
Avid student displaying her award.

GGUSD AVID Students Receive Hundreds of Thousands in College Scholarships

Friday, April 27, 2018
Thirty AVID seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were awarded more than $640,000 in college scholarships during the 2018 AVID Senior Standout Recognition & Scholarship Presentation hosted on April 24 by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). The event recognizes impressive senior standout students who are part of the AVID program at high schools across Orange County.
Student in cap and gown.

Garden Grove Unified School District Soars as Leader in College Readiness

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District continues to soar as a leader in college readiness across Orange County and throughout California. During the 2016-2017 school year, 57.5% of Garden Grove High School seniors met rigorous a-g college entrance requirements qualifying students to attend UC or CSU schools, compared to 52% across Orange County and 46.8% statewide.
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Garden Grove Unified Parents and Community Invited to Preview New World Language Textbooks and Materials

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
New World Language textbooks recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District will be on public display from Monday, April 16 through Monday, May 14 at the Garden Grove Unified School District Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. The new materials are for French, Spanish and Vietnamese grades 7 - 12.
Two students happily displaying their Science Fest project.

GGUSD Students Receive Scholarships for Winning Science Projects in 2018 Science Fest

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students received college scholarship funds awarded by Endologix, a medical equipment manufacturer, which hosted a Science Fest Showcase and scholarship presentation on Thursday, April 12, at the company’s headquarters in Irvine. This was the second annual Science Fest Showcase, made possible through a unique partnership with GGUSD, Endologix, the Orange County United Way, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove.
A California Distinguished School seal

Garden Grove Unified School District Named a 2018 California Exemplary District

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was named a 2018 California Exemplary District, a prestigious recognition awarded to only 22 school districts across the state by the California Department of Education. The new award celebrates districts that have implemented model practices, which resulted in positive student outcomes. Additionally, eleven elementary schools in GGUSD were named 2018 California Distinguished Schools, a top honor for the state’s most inspiring public schools that demonstrate significant academic gains in narrowing the achievement gap.
Three smiling elementary students.

GGUSD Set to Launch New Spanish Dual Language Academy

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is set to launch the Russell Elementary Language Academy beginning in 2018-2019. The new Spanish Dual Language Academy is the second of its kind in GGUSD and will meet a growing demand to provide students with a pathway to learn, read and write in both English and Spanish.
Pacifica student

Pacifica High School Student Receives Statewide Recognition

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Pacifica High School senior Isaak Togia received the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) “Every Student Succeeding Award” at a special breakfast celebration held on March 9th at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
Two young students on the class rug with a tablet.

Heritage Elementary School to Open as Computer Science Academy in 2018-19

Friday, March 16, 2018
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has partnered with Code to the Future, the nation’s premier creator of computer science immersion schools, to launch the district’s first Computer Science Immersion Academy at Heritage Elementary School beginning in 2018-2019.
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