National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Three GGUSD Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Three students from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were named semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program – a prestigious recognition earned by less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide.
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Eighteen GGUSD Schools Recognized for PBIS Success

Friday, September 8, 2023
Eighteen schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District received awards for excellence in implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports).
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GGUSD High Schools Named Among Nation’s Best High Schools

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
All seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned high national and metro-area rankings on the prestigious 2023-2024 America’s Best High Schools list published by U.S. News & World Report.
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GGUSD Celebrates New Track and Field at Los Amigos High School

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Los Amigos High School on August 7 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Stephanie Heflin, Rancho Alamitos Principal Linda Giuliani, ASB President Diana Nguyen, Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi, GGUSD Board Trustee Lan Nguyen, GGUSD Board Vice President Teri Rocco, Garden Grove City Councilmember Cindy Ngoc Tran and Garden Grove City Councilmember John O’Neill.

GGUSD Celebrates New Athletic Facility at Rancho Alamitos

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rancho Alamitos High School on August 1 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
GGUSD students who graduated from intern program

GGUSD Students Gain Important Workplace Skills in Powerful Summer Internship Program

Monday, July 17, 2023
Last week, Garden Grove Unified School District celebrated nearly 80 high school juniors who successfully completed a six-week summer internship through the Orange County United Way Youth Career Connections program.
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GGUSD Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Athletic Facility at Santiago

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Santiago High School on June 26 to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic facility which features a nine-lane all-weather synthetic turf track and field.
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GGUSD Board of Education Adopts Resolution Opposing State’s Accountability System

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
At its meeting on June 6, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 23 opposing the state’s use of COVID-19 absences in Chronic Absenteeism rates, as well as student subgroup eligibility criteria that unfairly included 24 of the 32 GGUSD schools that were identified on the state’s ATSI (Additional Targeted Support & Improvement) list.
Photo of Manjit Charaia, one of the GGUSD Employee of the Year Honorees

GGUSD Board of Education Honors Employees of the Year

Thursday, June 8, 2023
The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education honored 12 outstanding employees during its meeting on June 6, 2023.
Bolsa Grande graduates

GGUSD Celebrates 3,200 Students with Class of 2023 Graduations

Friday, June 2, 2023
More than 3,200 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during graduation ceremonies held May 31 and June 1 at the district’s stadiums at Bolsa Grande and Garden Grove high schools.
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GGUSD to Offer Summer Meals

Friday, June 2, 2023
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is offering its annual free Summer Meal program to help ensure that children have access to nutritional meals when school is not in session.
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GGUSD Announces Graduation Ceremony Schedule for Class of 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District will graduate more than 3,200 seniors from eight high schools at ceremonies hosted on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1.
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GGUSD’s 52nd Special Games Celebrates Abilities of All Students

Monday, May 22, 2023
Approximately 800 Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students with disabilities competed in Olympic-style competitions during the district’s 52nd annual Special Games on May 19 at the stadium at Bolsa Grande High School.
Nora Hernandez

GGUSD Teacher Receives 2023 Music Teachers of Excellence Award

Friday, May 12, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District Choir Teacher Dr. Nora Hernández is being recognized by the Country Music Association Foundation at the 2023 Music Teachers of Excellence Awards on September 19 in Nashville.
Class of 2023 valedictorians

GGUSD Board of Education Honors Class of 2023 Valedictorians

Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education celebrated the district’s 14 Class of 2023 high school valedictorians during its meeting on May 3 with a video spotlight of each of the accomplished scholars.
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GGUSD Celebrates College-Bound Seniors

Friday, April 28, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District’s eight high schools are celebrating hundreds of college-bound seniors with festive College Signing Day events, complete with music, cake, student performances, and photo stations.
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GGUSD Receives National Recognition for Music Education Five Years in a Row

Monday, April 24, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has been honored with the 2023 Best Communities for Music Education Award, a national distinction presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.
AVID Senior Standouts

GGUSD’s AVID Students Earn College Scholarships

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Twelve AVID seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were awarded more than $95,000 in college scholarships during the 2023 AVID Senior Standout Recognition & Scholarship Presentation hosted on April 18 by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE).
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Garden Grove High School Students Showcase Winning App in D.C.

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Three Garden Grove High School students traveled to Washington D.C. this week to showcase an app they developed at the #HouseofCode Festival, the most prestigious STEM event for student coders in the nation.
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GGUSD Invites All Families to Choose Wellness Event on May 4

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Garden Grove Unified School District invites families, students and staff to attend its Choose Wellness event on Thursday, May 4 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Bolsa Grande High School, 9401 Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove.
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Parent University Classes to begin on April 17

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The Garden Grove Unified School District invites all parents/guardians to participate in the upcoming virtual Parent University program in partnership with Fresno State University.
Stephanie Haddock, Gabriela Mafi, Monique Becerra, Stephanie Heflin, Ivy Trac

GGUSD Teacher Selected as Semifinalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Today Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Stephanie Heflin made a surprise visit to Alamitos Intermediate School to congratulate Monique Becerra on being named a semifinalist in the 2024 Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year Program.
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GGUSD Issues Strategic Plan Survey

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Beginning this week, Garden Grove Unified School District is issuing its annual Strategic Plan Survey to students in third through twelfth grades as well as to all GGUSD families.
GGHS Cooking Up Change Winners

Garden Grove High School Culinary Arts Students Cook Up a Win

Friday, March 24, 2023
A team of culinary arts pathway students from Garden Grove High School placed first at the 10th annual Cooking up Change event hosted by Kid Healthy Greater Orange County on Thursday, March 16 at the Northgate Gonzalez Markets headquarters in Anaheim.
Excelsior Elementary recognized as 2023 Distinguished School

GGUSD Board Approves Resolution Recognizing 10 CA Distinguished Schools

Thursday, March 23, 2023
At its meeting on March 21, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education approved Resolution No. 22 recognizing ten of its schools for earning the 2023 California Distinguished Schools award, eight of which were denied the award from the state based solely on COVID-19 absences.
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