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GGUSD K-8 Schools Named Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District elementary and intermediate schools earned high rankings in the inaugural publication of America’s 2022 Best K-8 Schools issued by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.
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GGUSD Plans Expansion of Family Resource Centers

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) plans to open four new Family Resource Centers (FRC) in the next one to two years to significantly increase the level of assistance and care available to GGUSD families.
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Grade Change Application - Deadline Extension

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
In August 2021, we notified families of legislation that was passed to support all high school students who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the 20-21 school year.
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GGUSD Issues Annual Survey of Parents and Students

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Beginning next week, Garden Grove Unified School District is issuing its annual Strategic Plan Survey to students in third through twelfth grades as well as to all GGUSD families.
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GGUSD Offers Suicide Prevention Webinar

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
GGUSD parents, staff, and 7th through 12th grade students  are invited to a Suicide Prevention Webinar on Thursday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., to learn about mental health trends, mental illness symptoms, and suicide prevention including the warning signs of suicide.
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GGUSD Expands Extended Learning and Mental Health Programs for 2021-2022 School Year

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is expanding extended learning opportunities and mental health support programs in the 2021-2022 school year to serve both the academic and personal needs of all students.
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GGUSD Schools Recognized for Fostering Positive School Climate

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition has recognized four GGUSD schools, including Heritage Computer Science Academy, Stanley Elementary School, Warren Elementary School, and McGarvin Intermediate School, for success in fostering positive school climate and culture.
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Grade Change Request for 2020-2021 Courses

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
New, urgent legislation was passed to support all high school students who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the 20-21 school year. This legislation gave all high school students and their parents/guardians a right to request a grade change for 2020-2021 school year courses.
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Seventeen GGUSD Schools Celebrate 2021 No Place for Hate Designation

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Seventeen schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District earned the distinction as “No Place for Hate Schools,” from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for school-wide efforts during the 2020-2021 school  year to promote a positive school culture and climate built on values like inclusivity, kindness, and respect.
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GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Meal Program

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District (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 meals, available at nine locations, to all GGUSD students.
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GGUSD’s Class of 2021 Graduate Ready for College and Career Success

Friday, June 11, 2021
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 8 and June 9. The Class of 2021 graduates with an impressive list of academic accolades and exciting plans for college, career, and lifelong success.
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GGUSD Celebrates its Class of 2021 Valedictorians

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education celebrated the district’s eleven Class of 2021 high school valedictorians during its Board of Education meeting on June 1 with a video spotlight of each of the accomplished scholars. Four of the 11 valedictorians will attend ivy league universities including, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.
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La Quinta Nets CIF Championship in esports

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
La Quinta High School’s varsity esports club team, la pomme de terre, defeated the defending California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) champion Sunny Hills Lancers Gold team to win the California CIF League of Legends esports tournament earlier this month.
GGUSD to Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

GGUSD to Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Friday, May 28, 2021
GGUSD will host in-person 8th grade commencement and high school graduation ceremonies to honor the accomplishments of our students.
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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Visits Eisenhower Elementary School to Observe Model Practices for Safe In-Person Instruction

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) welcomed State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond for a visit at Eisenhower Elementary School to observe model practices for safe in-person instruction as well as targeted learning loss interventions, engagement strategies and the school’s outdoor education garden.
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GGUSD Students Receive College Scholarships from Angels Baseball Foundation

Monday, May 24, 2021
Two Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students, Alamitos Intermediate School student Nghi Hoang and Walton Intermediate School student Gia Le, were selected as Angels Scholars and awarded $10,000 in college scholarships from the Angels Baseball Foundation. Students were recognized as Angels Scholars for their determination, grit and leadership.
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GGUSD Music and Arts Educators Receive County Recognition

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The 2021 Orange County Music and Arts Administrators recognized five Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) educators for making a difference in the lives of students through arts education during a special virtual awards ceremony on May 12.
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Bell Intermediate School Gets Visit and Donation from the Helpful Honda Guys

Friday, May 7, 2021
The Helpful Honda Guys made a visit to Bell Intermediate School on Tuesday, May 3, to surprise special education teacher Thuy Tran with $5,000 in classroom supplies, a new washer, dryer, oven range, and a refrigerator, to be used for instruction in her life skills class.
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GGUSD to Host 43rd Annual First Impressions Art Exhibit

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District will host its 43rd annual First Impressions Student Art Exhibit in a virtual format. This year’s exhibit will feature 374 works of art from students in preschool through high school. The virtual exhibit will go live Monday, May 10 at 9 a.m. when it can be viewed at www.ggusd.us/departments/vapa.
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GGUSD High Schools Celebrate 2021 College-Bound Seniors

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools are celebrating their college-bound seniors this month with fun virtual and in-person College Signing Day events.
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GGUSD Celebrates Four 2021 California Distinguished Schools

Friday, April 30, 2021
La Quinta High School was recognized as a 2021 California Distinguished School in an announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on April 27. This is in addition to Bell, Irvine and McGarvin intermediate schools that were named 2021 California Distinguished Schools in March.
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GGUSD High Schools Recognized as America’s Best for 4th Consecutive Year

Thursday, April 29, 2021
For the fourth year in a row, 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.
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GGUSD Hosts 2021 Virtual Roadmap to Success Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District invites students in sixth through twelfth grades and their families to its 2021 Virtual Roadmap to Success event on Thursday, April 22 via Zoom.
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GGUSD Named Among Best in U.S. for Music Education

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has received the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education Award for outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.
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GGUSD to Begin 5 Full Days of In-Person Instruction in the Fall

Friday, March 26, 2021
We are happy to announce that all GGUSD schools will return to 5 full days of in-person instruction in the 2021-2022 school year.  A “normal” 5-day schedule is possible due to updated K-12 Schools Guidance announced by the California Department of Public Health on March 20th, which altered the 4-6 feet of distance from the previous guidance of February 22.
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