Santiago High School’s Automotive Program Receives a New Set of Wheels
Friday, April 27, 2018Garden 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.
GGUSD AVID Students Receive Hundreds of Thousands in College Scholarships
Friday, April 27, 2018Thirty 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.
Garden Grove Unified School District Soars as Leader in College Readiness
Wednesday, April 25, 2018Garden 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.
Garden Grove Unified Parents and Community Invited to Preview New World Language Textbooks and Materials
Wednesday, April 18, 2018New 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.
GGUSD Students Receive Scholarships for Winning Science Projects in 2018 Science Fest
Tuesday, April 17, 2018Garden 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.
Garden Grove Unified School District Named a 2018 California Exemplary District
Wednesday, April 4, 2018Garden 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.
GGUSD Set to Launch New Spanish Dual Language Academy
Thursday, March 29, 2018Garden 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 High School Student Receives Statewide Recognition
Thursday, March 22, 2018Pacifica 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.
Heritage Elementary School to Open as Computer Science Academy in 2018-19
Friday, March 16, 2018Garden 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.
GGUSD Schools Receive Highest Recognition for AVID Program
Friday, March 16, 2018Three 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, 2018The 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.
GGUSD Names Elementary School Spelling Bee Champ
Thursday, February 22, 2018The 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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Wednesday, February 21, 2018NOTICE 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.
GGUSD High School Students Get Behind-the-Scenes Lesson in City Government
Wednesday, February 21, 2018On 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.
Pre-Enrollment for Full-Day Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Begins Wednesday, February 28
Friday, February 16, 2018Pre-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.
GGUSD Latinos Unidos Conference Empowers Student Leaders
Wednesday, February 14, 2018More 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 High School Students Win First Place in County Contest
Wednesday, February 14, 2018Santiago 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.
Garden Grove Unified Students Set to Conquer Esports League
Wednesday, February 7, 2018La Quinta High School’s participation in the Orange County High School Esports League regular season competition began, Monday, January 29th.
Bolsa Grande High School Freshmen Take On Six-Week Law School Experience
Wednesday, February 7, 2018Bolsa 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).
GGUSD Lunar New Year Celebrations to Offer Exciting Cultural Experiences
Friday, February 2, 2018GGUSD will celebrate the Lunar New Year with school-wide celebrations at many of our campuses in the coming weeks.
Bell Intermediate School Earns State’s Top Honor for High-Performing Schools
Wednesday, January 31, 2018This 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
GGUSD Baseball Program Catches Generous Donation
Thursday, January 25, 2018Austin 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.
Garden Grove Unified School District Accepts Applications for AVID College Readiness Program
Thursday, January 25, 2018GGUSD is accepting applications from sixth grade students who are interested in applying for the district’s award-winning AVID elective course.
Irvine Intermediate School Student Named Top Speller in GGUSD's Annual Spelling Bee
Friday, January 19, 2018Irvine 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.
GGUSD to Host Career Fair to Help Students Plan for the Future
Thursday, January 18, 2018GGUSD 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.