Vivian Nguyen's Make a Wish presentation

Newhope Elementary Student’s Make-A-Wish Request is Loud and Clear

Thursday, February 4, 2021
In an act of pure selflessness, Newhope Elementary School student Vivian Nguyen wished for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to purchase her school a new sound system for use in the multi-purpose room. Vivian was selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to receive a wish after battling a brain condition that affected many of her motor functions.
Jayden Ham

GGUSD Students Earn Awards and Technology Grants in County Mask Campaign

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Four Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students were recognized for their winning entries in the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) Mask Message Contest. More than 600 students from Orange County participated in the contest, which tasked students with creating mask designs, writing essays, and developing videos to promote the importance of mask wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Hundreds Attend GGUSD’s Online Latinos Unidos Student Leadership Conference

Monday, January 25, 2021
More than 250 sixth through twelfth grade students from 19 GGUSD schools attended the district’s eighth annual Latinos Unidos Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 16.  The virtual conference, organized by district-level Latinos Unidos student board members, provides networking opportunities and leadership training designed to equip students with academic and personal skills for lifelong success.
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GGUSD Named California Honor Roll District for Academic Excellence

Monday, January 25, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was one of 28 school districts to be named a 2019-2020 California Honor Roll District and more than 73% of the district’s schools were named 2019-2020 California Honor Roll Schools.
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GGUSD Board of Education Approves School Reopening Plan

Thursday, January 21, 2021
At its meeting on January 19, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved implementation of the state’s Safe Schools for All in-person instruction plan, including the state-developed COVID-19 case rate reopening metrics.
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GGUSD Offers Parent Webinars on Edgenuity

Monday, January 11, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District is offering three parent training webinars on the software program called Edgenuity (Pathblazer for elementary and Courseware for secondary) on Zoom.
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GGUSD Partners with Olive Crest to Offer Parenting Classes

Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District invites all parents to participate in the upcoming morning Active Parenting Classes.
Sebastian Lozano

Los Amigos Student Thrilled at News He’s Accepted to Harvard University

Monday, January 4, 2021
Los Amigos High School senior Sebastian Lozano was thrilled when he received the news on December 17 that he was accepted to Harvard University.  According to the university website, only 747 students were accepted to the Class of 2025 under the early action program from a pool of more than 10,000. Last year, more than 40,000 students applied and only 2,015 were admitted.
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GGUSD Board of Education Holds Swearing-In Ceremony and Selects President and Vice President

Friday, December 18, 2020
At its December 15 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for Dina Nguyen and Teri Rocco who were re-elected during the November 2020 election and Walter Muneton who was appointed to the position due to running unopposed.
Newhope Priincipal Adam Bernstein and Pastor Ivan Pitts from Second Baptist Church

Newhope Elementary School Accepts Donation to Help Families in Need

Friday, December 18, 2020
Newhope Elementary School was grateful to receive a generous donation of $4,000 in gift cards from Second Baptist Church for families in need.
Pacifica students with gifts

Pacifica’s Adopt-A-Child Continues on Through Pandemic

Friday, December 18, 2020
On Monday, December 14, Pacifica High School seniors delivered toys to elementary school students for their annual Adopt-A-Child event; where 12th graders “adopted” a kindergartner and purchased gifts for them.
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GGUSD Partners with Latino Health Access to Provide Free COVID-19 Resources

Friday, December 11, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District has partnered with Latino Health Access and the OC Health Care Agency to offer free COVID-19 informational kits to GGUSD students and families.
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GGUSD Receives Prestigious Golden Bell Award for Successful Mentoring Program

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District received a 2020 Golden Bell Award for its successful College and Career Mentoring Program (CCMP), which provides alumni-led mentoring to at-risk sixth grade students at 33 elementary schools across the district.
Allen Elementary School

GGUSD’s Allen Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School

Friday, September 25, 2020
Allen Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School this week as an Exemplary High Performing School for overall academic success.
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GGUSD to Host Virtual College Fair

Friday, September 25, 2020
Juniors and seniors are invited to GGUSD's upcoming Virtual College Fair on Monday, October 5 from 6:3o to 8:00 p.m.
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GGUSD Prepares to Launch School Year with “Start Strong” Initiative

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District is preparing to begin the 2020-2021 school year with a “Start Strong” initiative that is designed to provide students with new social-emotional wellness supports. The initiative will equip teachers with instructional resources to ensure that the first three weeks of school are focused on the social-emotional needs of GGUSD’s 41,000 students across 67 schools.
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Three GGUSD Schools Recognized for High Level of Care during COVID-19

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition has recognized three GGUSD schools, including Heritage Computer Science Academy, Stanley Elementary School, and McGarvin Intermediate School, for outstanding contributions of support during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions to school.
creative writing students from La Quinta

La Quinta Students Win Statewide Mental Health Awareness Video Competition

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students from La Quinta High School created and produced a mental health awareness video that has been selected for the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) suicide prevention campaign to be aired as a 30-second television commercial on Fox Sports West.
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GGUSD Announces Transition to Online-Only Distance Learning to Begin School Year

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
At its July 21 meeting, Garden Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education announced that the district will begin the 2020-2021 school year in an online-only distance learning format
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GGUSD Sees Success with Early College Academy

Friday, June 26, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is seeing success with its Early College Academy which gives students the opportunity to earn college credit for free and meet high school graduation requirements at the same time.
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GGUSD Partners with Care Solace to Increase Access to Mental Health Support

Friday, June 19, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District is pleased to announce a new partnership with Care Solace to increase access to mental health support for the district’s approximately 41,000 students and their families as well as its 5,000 employees.
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GGUSD Graduates Nearly 3,200 Accomplished Scholars in Class of 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020
Nearly 3,200 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during virtual graduation ceremonies held June 11 and June 12.
Walton scholarship recipients

Walton Intermediate Staff Re-Invest in Future of Students

Monday, June 8, 2020
The staff from Walton Intermediate School in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) invested $1,200 of their personal money to provide two $600 college scholarships to former Walton Intermediate students in GGUSD’s graduating Class of 2020.
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Garden Grove Unified School District to Host Virtual High School Graduations

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Garden Grove Unified School District will host virtual high school graduation ceremonies on June 11-12 to celebrate more than 3,300 students in the graduating Class of 2020 from the district’s eight high schools. With the help of Hollywood producers and VEGO Pictures, each high school will host a virtual livestream ceremony or Gradcast complete with inspirational speeches from students, principals and board members, performances, and an interactive chat feature.
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Eleven GGUSD Schools Earn Distinction as No Place for Hate Schools

Monday, June 1, 2020
Eleven schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District earned the distinction as “No Place for Hate Schools,” from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for school-wide efforts during the 2019-2020 school  year to promote a positive school culture and climate built on values like inclusivity, kindness, and respect.