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.
Santiago grads

GGUSD Students Graduate with Academic Accolades and Skills for Lifelong Success

Monday, June 17, 2019
More 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.
Free Summer Meal at Library

GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Lunch Program at 15 Sites

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
GGUSD 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.
Honor Roll District logo

GGUSD and 42 Schools Recognized on California Honor Roll for High Achievement

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Garden 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.
Special Games Torch Run

GGUSD Celebrates Student Abilities with 50th Annual Special Games

Monday, June 3, 2019
Approximately 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 Principal Jennifer Carter, California State Treasuer Fiona Ma, and Patton Assistant Principal Julie Kawai pose for a photo after a school-wide assembly in which students duck-taped their principals to a wall as a prize for winning a $25,000 state grant for new technology.

Patton Elementary School Wins $25,000 for New Technology

Monday, June 3, 2019
California 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.
Garden Grove graduation

GGUSD Announces High School Graduation Schedule and Tips for Parking

Friday, May 31, 2019
GGUSD 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.
College-Bound Students from Santiago High School

GGUSD High Schools Celebrate Student Success with College Signing Day Events

Thursday, May 30, 2019
GGUSD 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.
Maria Mejia

GGUSD Employees Recognized among Best in Orange County

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Two 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.
Angels AVID Scholarship Winners

GGUSD AVID Students Receive Scholarships from Angels Baseball Foundation

Monday, May 20, 2019
Ten 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.
Teri Rocco, Gabriela Mafi, Lori Adams

GGUSD Superintendent Receives Arts Leadership Award

Thursday, May 16, 2019
GGUSD 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

GGUSD Receives Top Recognition for Successful Parent Engagement Program

Thursday, May 9, 2019
At 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.
U.S. News Best High Schools Badge

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, 2019
All 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

Garden Grove Unified School District AVID Students Earn Top Scholarships

Monday, April 29, 2019
Twenty-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.
Fitz students

Garden Grove Unified School District Launches Second Computer Science Academy

Monday, April 29, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District is partnering with Code to the Future to launch the district’s second Computer Science Academy at Fitz Intermediate School beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Fitz administrators made the announcement to students and parents on April 25 during the school’s Open House celebration, which featured student performances, a tour of the school’s new Tech Lab and Media Center, and information about the school’s academic and extracurricular offerings.
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Garden Grove Unified School District Schedules Preview of Recommended Textbooks for Business Mathematics and Finance

Friday, April 12, 2019
A new textbook for the Business Mathematics and Finance course has been recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District.  The textbook will be on  public display from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, May 16 at the Garden Grove Unified School District Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove.
GGUSD wins the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Award

GGUSD Named among Nation’s Best for Music Education

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District has received the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Award, a distinction presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. GGUSD is one of only four districts in Orange County and one of 18 districts across California to receive this national recognition.
Students winners of the 41st Annual GGUSD First Impressions Art Show pose with the GGUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi, furing the March 19 Board of Education meeting.

GGUSD Students Show Off Their Work at the 41st Annual First Impressions Art Show

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) hosted its 41st annual First Impressions Art Show to celebrate the creative talent of hundreds of students from all grade levels from preschool to high school. Awards were presented in front of a packed room of parents, staff, and community members at the Garden Grove Community Center on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Irvine Intermediate School students Evelyn Martinez;  Intermediate Poetry finalist, Vian Nguyen; and 1st Place winner in the Intermediate Film Category, Carly Nguyen pose with their teacher, Mrs. Tartaglini at Chapman University for the 20th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest Awards Ceremony on March 8.

GGUSD Student Takes Home First Place in Chapman University Arts Contest

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Irvine Intermediate School student Carly Nguyen won first place in the Intermediate Film Category at the 20th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest sponsored by Chapman University and The 1939 Society. The short film titled “Regardless of Our Differences" is about helping others in need, no matter the differences we may have with them.
High Schools and Distinguished School Logos.

Three GGUSD High Schools Receive State Honor

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was well represented in the 2019 Distinguished Schools Program, which was announced by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on February 25. GGUSD placed more high schools on the list than any other school district in Orange County with Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove, and Pacifica high schools all receiving the recognition. Schools are awarded for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years.
Textbook Preview Starts 2/22

Garden Grove Unified Parents and Community Invited to New History and Social Sciences Textbooks

Thursday, February 21, 2019
New History/Social Science textbooks recommended for adoption and purchase by the Garden Grove Unified School District will be on public display from Friday, February 22nd, through Monday, March 18th, at the Garden Grove Unified School District Education Center located on 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. The new materials are for History/Social Sciences grades K-12.
GGUSD Elementary School Spelling Bee winner Jessica Truong poses with GGUSD Superintendent Gabriela Mafi, Board of Education Vice President Teri Rocco, and Board of Education Lan Nguyen, Asst. Superintendent Sara Wescott, and her Principal Gurprit Dhillon.

New GGUSD Elementary Spelling Bee Winner Crowned

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The 32nd Annual Garden Grove Unified School District Spelling Bee for elementary school students was won by Peters (4-6) Elementary fifth-grader Jessica Truong on February 20. Jessica correctly spelled the deciding word, resilience, to become the top speller among the 43 elementary schools in GGUSD.
CCFC Students

Pre-Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Begins February 27

Friday, February 15, 2019
Pre-enrollment for Fall 2019/20 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District begins Wednesday, February 27. Parents should pre-enroll online as early as possible at https://enroll.ggusd.usand contact their child’s home school for further assistance. Additional information about the enrollment process is available at www.ggusd.us (link). Please note that all GGUSD elementary school offices will be closed throughout the summer and will resume enrollment when the offices reopen in the fall.
Bond Oversight Committee members pose with, then Assistant Director of Facilities, Jerry Hills during a visit to La Quinta High School in 2017.

GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The 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.
Lion dancers from Bolsa Grande High School pose for a picture with Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi and Board of Education Members.

GGUSD Lunar New Year Celebrations to Offer Amazing Cultural Experiences

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is celebrating the Lunar New Year with schoolwide celebrations at many of our campuses during the month of February. The festivities kicked off with a performance from a group of Dragon Dancers representing Bolsa Grande High School who performed for the GGUSD Board of Education, staff, and guests at the February 5, 2019 Board of Education meeting.
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