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.

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.


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.
Top Speller displaying trophy with GGUSD board members.

Irvine Intermediate School Student Named Top Speller in GGUSD's Annual Spelling Bee

Friday, January 19, 2018
Irvine Intermediate School eighth grader Genevie Nguyen earned the title of champion of the district’s 31st Annual Spelling Bee for seventh and eighth grade students.
Student using a robotic creation at career fair.

GGUSD to Host Career Fair to Help Students Plan for the Future

Thursday, January 18, 2018
GGUSD seventh through twelfth grade students and their parents are invited to the district’s 2018 Career Fair on Monday, January 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rancho Alamitos High School gymnasiums.
Homegrown GGUSD

GGUSD Celebrates Hundreds of Homegrown Employees in Social Media Campaign

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
GGUSD launched a social media campaign this week to showcase the district’s many homegrown employees. Those who are homegrown are employees who attended schools in the district as students before returning to become district employees.
Athletes and Coaches receiving Character award with board members.

GGUSD Honors 2018 Athletes and Coaches of Character

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The GGUSD Board of Education recognized Athletes and Coaches of Character from each of the district’s seven comprehensive high schools at the January 16 Board of Education meeting
GGUSD superintendent, board members and council woman honoring Family Resource Center.

GGUSD Names Family Resource Center in Honor of Lloyd M. Stone

Friday, December 22, 2017
More than 100 people attended a Memorial Dedication Ceremony hosted by GGUSD this week to name the district’s Family Resource Center after former Doig Intermediate School teacher Lloyd M. Stone on the third anniversary of his passing.
Two Pacifica students dressed as elves.

Christmas Comes Early for More Than 400 GGUSD Kindergarten Students

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Pacifica High School hosted more than 400 kindergarten students at the school’s annual Adopt-A-Child event...
Classroom full of students.

Garden Grove Unified School District Named to Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Friday, December 15, 2017
GGUSD was named to the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll.
California School Dashboard

GGUSD Receives High Rankings on State’s New School Accountability Website

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Last week, the California Department of Education promoted the first official results of the state’s new school performance and accountability website, the California School Dashboard.
Two young students on a tablet while an older student helps.

Thousands of GGUSD Students Learn to Code for Global Computer Science Event

Monday, December 11, 2017
Thousands of GGUSD students from every grade level took to their devices last week to learn critical computer programming skills by participating in the “Hour of Code™,” a global initiative held during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10.