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.
Garden Grove Unified School District Launches Second Computer Science Academy
Monday, April 29, 2019Garden 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.
Garden Grove Unified School District Schedules Preview of Recommended Textbooks for Business Mathematics and Finance
Friday, April 12, 2019A 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 Named among Nation’s Best for Music Education
Tuesday, April 2, 2019Garden 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.
GGUSD Students Show Off Their Work at the 41st Annual First Impressions Art Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019Garden 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.
GGUSD Student Takes Home First Place in Chapman University Arts Contest
Thursday, March 21, 2019Irvine 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.
Three GGUSD High Schools Receive State Honor
Wednesday, February 27, 2019Garden 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.
Garden Grove Unified Parents and Community Invited to New History and Social Sciences Textbooks
Thursday, February 21, 2019New 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.
New GGUSD Elementary Spelling Bee Winner Crowned
Thursday, February 21, 2019The 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.
Pre-Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Begins February 27
Friday, February 15, 2019Pre-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.
GGUSD Invites Applicants for Bond Oversight Committee
Wednesday, February 6, 2019The 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.
GGUSD Lunar New Year Celebrations to Offer Amazing Cultural Experiences
Wednesday, February 6, 2019Garden 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.
GGUSD Student Wins Districtwide Spelling Bee for Third Year in a Row
Friday, February 1, 2019Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) held its 32nd Annual 7th and 8th Grade Spelling Bee on January 16 at the Edgar District Meeting Center. Bell Intermediate School student Brandon Tran edged out 40 other GGUSD intermediate school students, correctly spelling lederhosen to place first for the third year in a row.
GGUSD Announces Partnership with Rancho Santiago Community College District
Thursday, January 31, 2019Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) and Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) will partner with Santa Ana Community College on a new Early College High School program that will be offered at Santiago High School beginning the 2019-2020 school year. The Early College High School model program allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credits beginning their freshman year.
GGUSD Hosts 6th Annual Latinos Unidos Conference
Friday, January 25, 2019The sixth annual Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Latino Unidos Conference was held January 12 on the campus of California State University California, Fullerton with over 200 students in attendance. The conference is organized by district-level Latinos Unidos student board members to provide leadership training and help students prepare for academic, personal, and lifelong success.
Garden Grove Unified School District Accepts Applications for AVID College Readiness Program
Friday, January 25, 2019Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is accepting applications from sixth grade students who are interested in applying for the district’s award-winning AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) elective course. AVID is a six-year program and academic elective offered at all ten of GGUSD’s intermediate schools and seven high schools that equips students with college and career readiness skills.
GGUSD Continues to Offer Low Cost Meal Options to Students
Thursday, January 24, 2019Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) continues to offer the lowest meal prices among Orange County school districts and this year, the district has expanded opportunities for students to take advantage of reduced price and free meal options.
GGUSD Honors 2019 Athletes and Coaches of Character
Friday, January 18, 2019The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education recognized Athletes and Coaches of Character from each of the district’s seven comprehensive high schools at the January 15 Board of Education meeting. The coaches and student athletes represent a wide variety of sports and help develop and enrich GGUSD athletic programs by modeling respect, teamwork, and a winning attitude.
Annual GGUSD Career Fair Aims to Help Students Discover Their Career Path
Wednesday, January 9, 2019The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) will be hosting its 2019 Career Fair at Bolsa Grande High School on February 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event provides students from seventh grade through high school with an opportunity to discover great careers in the business, computer science, digital media arts, education, engineering, hospitality, automotive technology, public safety, and medical fields.
GGUSD Board of Education Holds Swearing-In Ceremony and Selects President and Vice President
Thursday, December 20, 2018At its December 18 meeting, the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for Bob Harden who was re-elected during the November 2018 election and Lan Nguyen who was appointed to the position due to running unopposed. The oath of office was administered by California State Assemblyman Tyler Diep.
La Quinta’s Hall of Fame Night Honors Legacy of Legendary Baseball Coach
Tuesday, December 18, 2018La Quinta High School held its third annual Hall of Fame Night on Thursday, December 13, as staff, students, and community members gathered to honor legendary La Quinta CIF-champion coach Dave Demarest as well as La Quinta alumni and professional baseball player Brandon Laird.
Alamitos Intermediate School Named AVID National Demonstration School
Monday, December 10, 2018Alamitos Intermediate School was named an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School last week. Less than 200 schools across the nation and a select few in Orange County earn the prestigious designation, which signifies exemplary school-wide implementation of AVID’s proven college readiness systems and strategies.
Monroe Elementary Language Academy Receives Statewide Recognition
Tuesday, December 4, 2018Monroe Elementary Language Academy was honored for its outstanding Spanish dual language immersion program during the 2018 Golden Bell Awards ceremony at the California School Board Association (CSBA) Conference in San Francisco last week. Monroe was one of only two dual language schools out of 400 across the state to receive this prestigious award.
GGUSD Offers Free Testing for Gifted and Talented Education Program
Friday, November 9, 2018Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is proud to offer free Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program testing for students who live within GGUSD boundaries.