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GGUSD to Host Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) invites all parents to attend a Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Fitz Intermediate School, 4600 W. McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana.
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Garden Grove High School Students Spearhead Initiatives to Build Positive Culture

Monday, November 4, 2019
Last month Garden Grove High School student leaders organized and ran an all-school assembly called Words Hurt to address important topics like eliminating racist and derogatory language, standing up against hate, and promoting a positive and empathetic school culture and climate.
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GGUSD’s 2019-2020 Annual Report Showcases Students’ Academic and Personal Success

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District this week published its 2019-2020 Annual Report which is mailed to families in the community and showcases the district’s success in equipping all students with the academic and personal skills needed for lifelong success.
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GGUSD and City of Garden Grove Partner to Offer Community Conversation about Inclusivity

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District and the City of Garden Grove are partnering with the USC Shoah Foundation to host a community wide forum, “Dialogue in Action Community Conversation” to address productive opportunities to counter hate and foster an inclusive community where all individuals feel welcome and respected.
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GGUSD Celebrates New Skylark Preschool with Ribbon-Cutting Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
On October 18, Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting celebration to commemorate the successful opening of Skylark Preschool, which serves students the district’s new affordable, full-day preschool program, as well as the state preschool program and special education preschool.
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GGUSD to Offer Free and Discounted ACT and SAT Prep Courses

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools are offering free and discounted ACT and SAT Prep Courses to all eleventh grade students beginning in January. Registration for the prep courses begins in November.
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GGUSD Outperforms County and State on California Standardized Testing

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Last week, the California Department of Education released statewide results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) exams, which show that Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students continue to outperform the county and state in both English Language Arts and mathematics.
La Quinta High School Receives Prestigious Accolade for Digital Citizenship Program

La Quinta High School Receives Prestigious Accolade for Digital Citizenship Program

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized La Quinta High School as a Common Sense School.
Peters Elementary Students Inspire GGUSD’s New Eco-Friendly Lunch Tray and Program to Reduce Food Waste

Peters Elementary Students Inspire GGUSD’s New Eco-Friendly Lunch Tray and Program to Reduce Food Waste

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
With a passion to protect the environment, a group of students from Peters Elementary School helped champion a district-wide program to replace Styrofoam lunch trays with new eco-friendly trays made from recycled milk carton stock and recovered fiber.
Garden Grove Unified School District Students Receive Gift of School Supplies

Garden Grove Unified School District Students Receive Gift of School Supplies

Friday, October 4, 2019
Students at Eisenhower Elementary, Doig Intermediate, and Santiago High School were thrilled to receive a generous gift of more than 2,300 school supplies donated last week through a partnership with United Way of Orange County and the Automobile Club of Southern California.
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Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education Honors Sylvia Mendez

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
At its October 1 meeting, Garden Grove Unified School District's Board of Education honored Sylvia Mendez, a civil rights activist and presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose family fought for the desegregation of schools in California.
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2019 GGUSD College Fair

Friday, September 27, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) will be holding its annual College Fair on Monday, October 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The event, which is for high school juniors and seniors, will be held at Great Wolf Lodge which is located at 12681 South Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove.
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Bolsa Grande High School Earns $5,000 Grant for Diverse Literature

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Bolsa Grande  High School was selected to receive a $5,000 Barona educational grant to purchase more diverse literature for the school’s library.
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GGUSD’s First-Ever State of the District Event Showcases Student Success

Thursday, September 26, 2019
On September 25, Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) hosted its first-ever State of the District event to showcase district accomplishments and student successes.
Heritage Computer Science Academy celebrates being honored by the California PBIS Coalition with a gold medal award for excellence in PBIS implementation.

Ten GGUSD Schools Earn Top Awards for PBIS

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Ten schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District received awards for excellence in implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports). PBIS helps schools to encourage more positive student behavior, increase student performance and improve school climate. The awards from the California PBIS Coalition recognizes schools that are among the best in applying PBIS strategies to promote positive school climate and positive student behavior.
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GGUSD Board of Education Adopts Resolution Launching Wellness Campaign

Thursday, September 5, 2019
At its September 3 meeting, the Garden Grove Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 11 expressing the board’s ongoing commitment to support student wellness.  As part of the resolution, the Board of Education called for a “Choose Wellness GGUSD” awareness campaign with an increased focus on mental health awareness
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GGUSD Board of Education helps kick off the Grand Reopening of Bolsa Stadium

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education officially kicked off a new era for GGUSD athletics on Friday, August 23, during the district’s grand opening celebration of the brand new Bolsa Stadium. The event was attended by numerous dignitaries, alumni, members of the Bolsa Grande 1986 CIF-SS football championship team, members of Bolsa Grande High School’s very first football team from 1959, district staff, members of the community, and current GGUSD students.
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GGUSD Launches New Communication Platform To Foster Stronger School-Home Connection

Friday, August 23, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District has launched ParentSquare, an easy-to-use communication platform to reach and engage every parent, ensuring all parents have the opportunity to actively participate in their children’s education and stay up-to-date on district and school news.
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GGUSD to Begin 2019-2020 School Year with New Programs to Support Student Success

Friday, August 23, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District’s 2019-2020 school year will begin on August 28 with new programs and opportunities to support student success.  As part of GGUSD tradition, schools will roll out the red carpet and greet students with cheers, posters, high-fives, and festive photo booths to celebrate the first day of school.
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Garden Grove Unified School District and Board of Education Re-Open Investigation of Hate Speech

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District is a highly diverse district dedicated to equity and inclusivity; our community and partner organizations know us for our commitment to the success of all students.
GGUSD and Pacifica High School Strongly Condemn Offensive Video

GGUSD and Pacifica High School Strongly Condemn Offensive Video

Monday, August 19, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District and Pacifica High School strongly condemn a video recorded last year of some students who engaged in offensive Nazi-related gestures. The video was filmed in November 2018 prior to the start of an after school hours, off-campus student athletics banquet in an empty and unsupervised room at the facility. The video was shared within a small group of students on SnapChat.  It was not brought to the attention of the administration of Pacifica High School until March of 2019, four months following the banquet, at which time school administrators took immediate action and addressed the situation with all students and families involved. Federal law (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act) prohibits the district from disclosing details of student discipline.
GGUSD Celebrates Students’ Successful Internship Experience

GGUSD Celebrates Students’ Successful Internship Experience

Monday, August 5, 2019
On July 26, Garden Grove Unified School District celebrated more than 60 students who completed a powerful summer internship experience.  The summer internship program is a capstone course for incoming seniors enrolled in GGUSD’s high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways, and is supported by Orange County United Way’s Youth Career Connections Program and the Orange County Department of Education.
  GGUSD Launches Early College Program at Santiago High School

GGUSD Launches Early College Program

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) launched its Early College Dual Credit Program this week, providing a unique opportunity for 50 Santiago High School freshman students to earn college credit before completing high school.
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GGUSD and City Partner to Increase School Safety

Friday, June 21, 2019
At its June 18 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education approved an agreement with the City of Garden Grove to expand the School Resource Officer (SRO) program, increasing police resources and school safety.  The Garden Grove City Council unanimously approved the agreement earlier, during the June 11 regular City Council meeting.
Special Education Teacher Sarah Bautista and student Kathleen Ha celebrate Kathleen’s new Harry Potter inspired wheelchair costume.

GGUSD Student Receives Magical Wheelchair Makeover

Monday, June 17, 2019
Parkview Elementary School fifth grade student Kathleen Ha received a magical wheelchair makeover during a school-wide celebration last week.  Her new Harry Potter inspired wheelchair costume was designed by Magic Wheelchair, a non-profit organization whose volunteers build epic costumes for children in wheelchairs.
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