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.
AVID students and teachers celebrate highest recognition with hands in the air.

GGUSD Schools Receive Highest Recognition for AVID Program

Friday, March 16, 2018
Three schools in Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were recognized for earning the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Schoolwide Site of Distinction award for 2017-2018. Alamitos Intermediate School, Doig Intermediate School, and Santiago High School were among only five schools in Orange County to earn the national recognition for demonstrating the highest level of implementation of AVID’s college and career readiness program.
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GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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. The Committee has an opening for an individual who has a business background as well as a senior citizen representative.
Elementary school spelling bee champions displaying awards and trophies with GGUSD administrators.

GGUSD Names Elementary School Spelling Bee Champ

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The 31st Annual Garden Grove Unified School District Spelling Bee for elementary school students was won by Patton Elementary sixth-grader Brandon Tran on February 21.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on the 5th day of March 2018 the Board of Education of the Garden Grove Unified School District of Orange County, California will hold a public hearing, regarding Developer Fees.
Students and administrators at Youth in Government Day.

GGUSD High School Students Get Behind-the-Scenes Lesson in City Government

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
On February 15, Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) and the City of Garden Grove came together to present Youth in Government Day for the first time since 1993.
Three kindergarten students.

Pre-Enrollment for Full-Day Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Begins Wednesday, February 28

Friday, February 16, 2018
Pre-enrollment for Fall 2018/19 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) begins Wednesday, February 28.
All the participants of Latinos Unidos Conference.

GGUSD Latinos Unidos Conference Empowers Student Leaders

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
More than 300 elementary, intermediate, and high school students from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) participated in the district’s fifth annual Latinos Unidos (LU) Leadership Conference.
Santiago students, teachers and OCADA members display championship trophies.

Santiago High School Students Win First Place in County Contest

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Santiago High School students Mauricio Rey and Antonio Leana took home first place in the Orange County Auto Dealers Association (OCADA) High School Automotive Competition held at Kia Motors of American in Irvine on February 10th.
Five La Quinta students.

Garden Grove Unified Students Set to Conquer Esports League

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
La Quinta High School’s participation in the Orange County High School Esports League regular season competition began, Monday, January 29th.
Several Bolsa Grande displaying participant award from a six-week law school experience.

Bolsa Grande High School Freshmen Take On Six-Week Law School Experience

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bolsa Grande High School freshmen are taking on a six-week law school experience through a unique partnership between the high school and the Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Several students, teachers and administrators celebrate Lunar New Year.

GGUSD Lunar New Year Celebrations to Offer Exciting Cultural Experiences

Friday, February 2, 2018
GGUSD will celebrate the Lunar New Year with school-wide celebrations at many of our campuses in the coming weeks.
Bell Intermediate

Bell Intermediate School Earns State’s Top Honor for High-Performing Schools

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
This week, Bell Intermediate School was named to the 2017-2018 ‘Schools to Watch – Taking Center Stage’ program, the California Department of Education’s (CDE) top honor for high-performing middle schools
Bolsa Grande baseball team.

GGUSD Baseball Program Catches Generous Donation

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Austin Hedges, catcher of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres surprised the baseball program at Bolsa Grande High School with a generous donation of Under Armour baseball equipment valued at six thousand dollars.
Avid student.

Garden Grove Unified School District Accepts Applications for AVID College Readiness Program

Thursday, January 25, 2018
GGUSD is accepting applications from sixth grade students who are interested in applying for the district’s award-winning AVID elective course.
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