Homegrown GGUSD

GGUSD Celebrates Hundreds of Homegrown Employees in Social Media Campaign

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
GGUSD launched a social media campaign this week to showcase the district’s many homegrown employees. Those who are homegrown are employees who attended schools in the district as students before returning to become district employees.
Athletes and Coaches receiving Character award with board members.

GGUSD Honors 2018 Athletes and Coaches of Character

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The GGUSD Board of Education recognized Athletes and Coaches of Character from each of the district’s seven comprehensive high schools at the January 16 Board of Education meeting
GGUSD superintendent, board members and council woman honoring Family Resource Center.

GGUSD Names Family Resource Center in Honor of Lloyd M. Stone

Friday, December 22, 2017
More than 100 people attended a Memorial Dedication Ceremony hosted by GGUSD this week to name the district’s Family Resource Center after former Doig Intermediate School teacher Lloyd M. Stone on the third anniversary of his passing.
Two Pacifica students dressed as elves.

Christmas Comes Early for More Than 400 GGUSD Kindergarten Students

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Pacifica High School hosted more than 400 kindergarten students at the school’s annual Adopt-A-Child event...
Classroom full of students.

Garden Grove Unified School District Named to Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Friday, December 15, 2017
GGUSD was named to the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll.
California School Dashboard

GGUSD Receives High Rankings on State’s New School Accountability Website

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Last week, the California Department of Education promoted the first official results of the state’s new school performance and accountability website, the California School Dashboard.
Two young students on a tablet while an older student helps.

Thousands of GGUSD Students Learn to Code for Global Computer Science Event

Monday, December 11, 2017
Thousands of GGUSD students from every grade level took to their devices last week to learn critical computer programming skills by participating in the “Hour of Code™,” a global initiative held during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10.

Garden Grove Unified School District Offers Low-Cost ACT/SAT Prep Courses

Thursday, December 7, 2017
GGUSD offers low-cost Princeton Review SAT and ACT preparation courses to eleventh grade students who attend the district’s seven comprehensive high schools.
Employees and their families celebrating years of service.

GGUSD Honors More than 700 Employees for Years of Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
GGUSD honored 702 employees for their years of service at the 30th Annual Employee Recognition Program on December 5 at the Garden Grove Community Center.

GGUSD Honored with Green Schools Award for Exemplary Leadership in Zero Net Energy

Friday, December 1, 2017
GGUSD received a statewide award for “Exemplary Leadership by a District in Zero Net Energy” at a ceremony this week at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Santiago High School Students Help Provide Special Education Students with Full High School Experience

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Every Friday morning, students from GGUSD's Special Education Center at Mark Twain gain a rewarding high school experience when they visit Santiago High School for a unique cross-school collaboration opportunity called Peer 2 Peer.

GGUSD Students Excel with Advanced Placement Accolades

Monday, November 20, 2017
This year, more than 1,000 Advanced Placement (AP) awards were granted to GGUSD students who have excelled in their AP courses and exams, demonstrating college-level academic success.

GGUSD Hosts Vietnamese Dual Language Curriculum Showcase

Monday, November 20, 2017
GGUSD hosted a Vietnamese Dual Language Curriculum Showcase on November 14...

La Quinta High School to Unveil Historic “Project Legacy” Campaign at Hall of Fame Night

Thursday, November 16, 2017
La Quinta High School administrators and staff are spearheading an historic campaign to connect current students with the rich history of La Quinta High School.
Young student in a classroom working on an assignment.

GGUSD is Set to Offer Free Testing for Gifted and Talented Education Program

Thursday, November 2, 2017
GGUSD is proud to offer free Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program testing for students who live within GGUSD boundaries.

La Quinta High School Students Excel at Cutting-Edge eSport Competition

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Nearly 125 La Quinta High School students competed in a cutting-edge eSport tournament held at the school last week.
High school students and teacher after raising money for the homeless.

Pacifica High School Students Raise $2,000 in Two Minutes to Feed the Homeless

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Pacifica High School’s Navy JROTC and ASB students teamed up with Combat Radio to raise more than $2,000, with help from Mariner students and staff, for the Combat Radio Breakfast to provide food and gifts for homeless children.
Two board members and teacher honored as teacher of the year.

GGUSD Teachers Honored at OCDE’s Teacher of the Year Dinner at Disney

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Three GGUSD teachers were honored at the 2018 Orange County Teacher of the Year awards dinner hosted at the Disneyland Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on October 24.
Three Santiago band members in full uniform and their instruments.

Three Cavaliers to March in the 2018 Rose Parade

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
GGUSD students from Santiago High School’s marching band have been selected to perform in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Honor Band.

Heritage Elementary School Celebrates New 21st Century Learning Commons

Monday, October 23, 2017
Heritage Elementary School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the opening of its brand new Learning Commons which features flexible seating to support 21st century learning.
Pacifica alumni reunited for 50th Reunion along with current students.

Pacifica High School’s First Graduating Class Returns for 50 Year Reunion

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Pacifica High School’s first graduating class, the Class of 1967, reunited October 6 through October 8 to celebrate their 50th high school reunion
Board members receiving check.

GGUSD Board of Education Thanks Orange County United Way for Partnership

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
During its September 19 meeting, GGUSD's Board of Education thanked the Orange County United Way for its strong partnership and support of numerous programs that prepare students with the academic and personal skills needed for lifelong success.
Teacher and students in Bolsa classroom.

Bolsa Grande High School Teacher Named Finalist for 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Monday, October 2, 2017
GGUSD is pleased to announce that Bolsa Grande High School teacher Kathryn Beck was one of eight teachers from across the state to be named a finalist for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Students creating a poster displaying "Cook Cares" in support of Hurricane Harvey.

Cook Elementary School Sends Help to School Destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Inspired by compassion, a group of GGUSD students from Cook Elementary School spearheaded a school-wide initiative to help students in Houston, Texas whose school had been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Garden Grove Unified School District Students Show Growth on State Test

Thursday, September 28, 2017
GGUSD students demonstrated significant growth and exceeded state averages at all grade levels in both Math and English on the state’s Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC) test.