Summer Meals

GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Meals

Thursday, May 23, 2024
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 2024

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District will graduate more than 3,200 seniors from eight high schools at ceremonies hosted on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday May 29.
Honor Roll Badge

GGUSD and 29 Schools Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success

Friday, May 17, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) was one of 109 school districts to be named a California Honor Roll District, a recognition from Educational Results Partnership (ERP). Additionally, more than 40% of GGUSD schools were named 2023-2024 California Honor Roll Schools.
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GGUSD to Receive Nearly $12 Million Grant for Community Schools

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District was awarded a nearly $12 million state grant through the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) to fund eight Community Schools over the next five years.
Class of 2024 valedictorians

GGUSD Board of Education Celebrates Class of 2024 Valedictorians

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education celebrated the district’s 13 Class of 2024 high school Valedictorians during its meeting on May 7 with a special recognition that highlighted each Valedictorian’s impressive accomplishments.
Special Games medal winners

GGUSD Celebrates Student Abilities with 53rd Annual Special Games

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
More than 700 Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Special Education students from 19 schools competed in Olympic-style competitions during the district’s 53rd annual Special Games on Friday, May 3 at the stadium at Bolsa Grande High School.
college-bound to UCLA

GGUSD High Schools Host Class of 2024 College-Signing Celebrations

Friday, May 3, 2024
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.
OCDE Deputy Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes, Irvine Intermediate Teacher Jordanna Jahn, GGUSD Board of Education President Teri Rocco and Board of Education Vice President Lan Nguyen celebrate Jordy Jahn’s selection as an Orange County Teacher of the Year finalist.

GGUSD Teacher Named Orange County Teacher of the Year

Friday, May 3, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District teacher Jordanna Jahn was named a 2025 Orange County Teacher of the Year Finalist, news announced during a special surprise visit to her classroom at Irvine Intermediate School on Thursday, May 2
Connie FLores, Classified Employee of the Year

GGUSD Cook Connie Flores Receives Top State Award

Friday, May 3, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District Cook Connie Flores was named a 2024 California Classified Employee of the Year in an announcement this week by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
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GGUSD High Schools Earn Spot in Elite Rankings for Seventh Year in a Row

Thursday, April 25, 2024
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 for the seventh year in a row.
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GGUSD Invites All Families to Free Wellness Resource Fair and Workshops

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District invites all families and students to its Choose Wellness Education and Resource Fair on Thursday, May 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Fitz Intermediate Language Academy, 4600 W. McFadden Street in Santa Ana.
AVID Senior Standouts

GGUSD AVID Students Awarded College Scholarships at Senior Standout Event

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Eighteen AVID seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were awarded more than $156,000 in college scholarships during the 2024 AVID Senior Standout Recognition and Scholarship Presentation hosted on April 15 by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE).
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GGUSD Teachers Recognized as Top Educators in Orange County

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) teachers, including Jordanna Jahn at Irvine Intermediate School and Ji Sun Kim at Faylane Elementary School, were selected as semifinalists in the 2025 Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year recognition program.
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GGUSD’s Visual and Performing Arts Program Receives Top Honor for Sixth Year in a Row

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has received the 2024 Best Communities for Music Education Award.
Mark Twain Special Education Music Teacher

Philharmonic Provides Grant to Fund New Instruments for Students with Special Needs

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Representatives from The Philharmonic Society of Orange County orchestrated a momentous occasion at the Special Education Center at Mark Twain this week, delivering a large donation of adaptable musical instruments.
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GGUSD Superintendent Recognized with Top Award for Valuing Diversity

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District Superintendent Gabriela Mafi was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 17 for its 2024 Valuing Diversity Award for her exemplary leadership fostering a districtwide culture and climate that celebrates diversity and implementing systems that ensure success for all students.
Photo of Connie Flores, Classified Employee of the Year

GGUSD Cook Selected as Orange County Classified Employee of the Year

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) employee Connie Flores, who has served as a cook/baker for the Food Services Department for 23 years, was named an Orange County Finalist for the Orange County Department of Education’s 2024 Classified Employee of the Year program.
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Bell Intermediate School Earns Prestigious California Schools to Watch Designation

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
This week, Bell Intermediate School was recognized among “California Schools to Watch” for 2024, the California Department of Education’s (CDE) top honor for high-performing middle schools.
Pacifica High School Student Jacky Ramirez received the President of the School Board Award for her graphite pencil drawing titled “Lean on Me.”

GGUSD Showcases Student Talent at 46th Annual First Impressions Art Show

Monday, March 11, 2024
GGUSD hosted its 46th annual First Impressions Art Show to celebrate the artistic talent of hundreds of students from all grade levels from preschool to high school.
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Two GGUSD Intermediate Schools Earn Prestigious Recognition as CA Distinguished Schools

Friday, March 1, 2024
Two Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) schools were recognized as 2024 California Distinguished Schools in an announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on February 29.
Northcutt Principal Brian Ladd and Joaquin Ablis

Northcutt Student Named Spelling Bee Champion for 2nd Year

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Northcutt Elementary sixth-grader Joaquin Ablis earned the title of Spelling Bee Champion in the district’s 36th annual GGUSD Spelling Bee for elementary students held on February 22 at Edgar District Meeting Center.
TK students

GGUSD Opens Enrollment for Expanded Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Beginning February 7, Garden Grove Unified School District has opened registration for the 2024-2025 school year for families enrolling children in Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten.
Spelling Bee WInners Abdulla Adil and Henry Nguyen

Two Students Share First Place Win in Intermediate School Spelling Bee

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Abdullah Adil, an eighth grader from Jordan Intermediate School and Henry Nguyen, an eighth grader from Irvine Intermediate School, tied for first place to share the title of champion of the district’s 36th Annual Spelling Bee for seventh and eighth grade students.  The highly-competitive event among the district’s top 40 seventh and eighth grade spellers was held January 31 at the Edgar District Meeting Center.
Corporal Pacheco

GGUSD Adds School Resource Officer for Santa Ana Schools

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
This week, Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) welcomed Santa Ana Police Officer Corporal Anthony Pacheco as the newest member of the district’s School Resource Officer (SRO) team.
Latinos Unidos

GGUSD’s 2024 Latinos Unidos Conference Inspires Future Leaders

Monday, January 15, 2024
The eleventh annual Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Latino Unidos Conference was held January 13, 2024 on the campus of California State University, Fullerton with approximately 300 students in attendance.
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