GGUSD’s First-Ever State of the District Event Showcases Student Success
Thursday, September 26, 2019On September 25, Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) hosted its first-ever State of the District event to showcase district accomplishments and student successes.
Ten GGUSD Schools Earn Top Awards for PBIS
Thursday, September 5, 2019Ten 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.
GGUSD Board of Education Adopts Resolution Launching Wellness Campaign
Thursday, September 5, 2019At 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
GGUSD Board of Education helps kick off the Grand Reopening of Bolsa Stadium
Tuesday, August 27, 2019The 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.
GGUSD Launches New Communication Platform To Foster Stronger School-Home Connection
Friday, August 23, 2019Garden 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.
GGUSD to Begin 2019-2020 School Year with New Programs to Support Student Success
Friday, August 23, 2019Garden 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.
Garden Grove Unified School District and Board of Education Re-Open Investigation of Hate Speech
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Garden 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
Monday, August 19, 2019Garden 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
Monday, August 5, 2019On 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
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Garden 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.
GGUSD and City Partner to Increase School Safety
Friday, June 21, 2019At 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.
GGUSD Student Receives Magical Wheelchair Makeover
Monday, June 17, 2019Parkview 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.
GGUSD Students Graduate with Academic Accolades and Skills for Lifelong Success
Monday, June 17, 2019More than 3,300 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during commencement ceremonies held June 13 and June 14. The Class of 2019 has an impressive list of academic accolades and exciting plans for college, career, and lifelong success.
GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Lunch Program at 15 Sites
Wednesday, June 12, 2019GGUSD is offering a free Summer Meal program to help ensure that children have access to nutritional meals when school is not in session. The program will provide free summer lunch, available at 15 locations, to all children age 18 and under and all individuals with disabilities, regardless of age.
GGUSD and 42 Schools Recognized on California Honor Roll for High Achievement
Wednesday, June 5, 2019Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was one of 26 school districts to be named a California Honor Roll District and more than 65% of the district’s schools were named 2018-2019 California Honor Roll Schools, more than any other school district in Orange County and the highest percentage among comparable districts statewide.
GGUSD Celebrates Student Abilities with 50th Annual Special Games
Monday, June 3, 2019Approximately 700 Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students with special needs competed in Olympic-style competitions during the district’s 50th annual Special Games on May 31 at the Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium at Garden Grove High School.
Patton Elementary School Wins $25,000 for New Technology
Monday, June 3, 2019California State Treasurer Fiona Ma visited Patton Elementary School last week to present the school with a $25,000 check for new technology. After the check presentation, Treasurer Ma joined with the school’s staff and approximately 950 students to duck tape Patton Principal Jennifer Carter and Assistant Principal Julie Kawai to the wall.
GGUSD Announces High School Graduation Schedule and Tips for Parking
Friday, May 31, 2019GGUSD is pleased to announce the graduation schedule for the Class of 2019. Due to current construction of the athletic stadium at Bolsa Grande High School, the majority of the high school graduation ceremonies will be held at the Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium at Garden Grove High School, 11271 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove.
GGUSD High Schools Celebrate Student Success with College Signing Day Events
Thursday, May 30, 2019GGUSD high schools celebrated their college-bound seniors this month with fun College Signing Day events, complete with music, cake, student performances, and photo stations to capture photos of students proudly holding signs displaying which college they plan to attend.
GGUSD Employees Recognized among Best in Orange County
Wednesday, May 22, 2019Two GGUSD employees were recognized among an elite group of the best school employees in Orange County through the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) 2020 Teacher of the Year and 2019 Classified Employee of the Year programs. As part of this prestigious honor, Maria Mejia, paraeducator at Wakeham Elementary School, was one of six finalists for OCDE’s Classified Employees of the Year program and Kelli Colombo, special education teacher at Rancho Alamitos High School, was named as one of ten semi-finalists in OCDE’s Teacher of the Year program.
GGUSD AVID Students Receive Scholarships from Angels Baseball Foundation
Monday, May 20, 2019Ten Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students were recognized during the Orange County Department of Education’s AVID Eighth Grade Standout Ceremony held May 16 at Angel Stadium. GGUSD is proud to announce that two GGUSD students were selected as Angels Scholars and awarded $10,000 in college scholarships. This is a prestigious recognition that was only awarded to seven students across all of Orange County.
GGUSD Superintendent Receives Arts Leadership Award
Thursday, May 16, 2019GGUSD Superintendent Gabriela Mafi received an Arts Leadership Award at the 2019 Orange County Music & Arts Educators Awards Ceremony hosted by the Orange County Department of Education at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 9.
GGUSD Receives Top Recognition for Successful Parent Engagement Program
Thursday, May 9, 2019At its seventh annual Language Leaner Celebration, the Orange County Department of Education awarded Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) the 2019 Advocacy Leadership award for the district’s successful parent and civic engagement program.
All Seven GGUSD High Schools Named to U.S. News and World Report’s Elite Rankings of America’s Best High Schools
Thursday, May 2, 2019All seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report's elite rankings of America's Best High Schools in 2019.
Garden Grove Unified School District AVID Students Earn Top Scholarships
Monday, April 29, 2019Twenty-two AVID seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were awarded more than $536,000 in college scholarships during the 2019 AVID Senior Standout Recognition & Scholarship Presentation hosted on April 24 by the Orange County Department of Education. The event also recognizes one impressive Senior Standout from each high school from AVID programs across Orange County.