AVID 8th Grade Standouts

GGUSD AVID Students Receive College Scholarships from Angels Baseball Foundation

Monday, May 23, 2022
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 12 at Angel Stadium.
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GGUSD’s 51st Special Games Event Showcases Student Abilities

Friday, May 20, 2022
Approximately 700 Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students with disabilities competed in Olympic-style competitions during the district’s 51st annual Special Games on May 20 at the stadium at Bolsa Grande High School.
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GGUSD Celebrates its Accomplished Class of 2022 Valedictorians

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education celebrated the district’s 12 Class of 2022 high school valedictorians during its meeting on May 17 with a video spotlight of each of the accomplished scholars.
Misha, Patrick Julienne and student from Mitchell Elementary School

GGUSD Announces New Program with Garden Grove Police to Bring Support Dogs to Schools

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Yesterday Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) and the Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD) announced a new program that is bringing trained police support dogs to schools across GGUSD to provide an extra layer of social-emotional support for students. The program was announced to fourth through sixth graders at Mitchell Elementary School during a Mental Health assembly.
Ashlie Benitez and Brianna Bayliss

Los Amigos Scholars Receive Prestigious Gates Scholarship

Friday, May 13, 2022
Los Amigos High School valedictorian Brianna Bayliss and Salutatorian Ashlie Benitez were awarded the highly-selective Gates Scholarship, a prestigious college scholarship awarded to only 300 students across the nation each year.
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GGUSD Students Create Videos for Choose Wellness Campaign Contest

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students from the district’s seven comprehensive high schools are participating in a Choose Wellness campaign video contest with nearly $5,000 in cash prizes going to participating clubs. Students were encouraged to create videos that communicate the need to make mental health and wellness a priority and to end the stigma associated with getting help during a mental health crisis.
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Three GGUSD Schools Receive Civic Learning Awards

Friday, May 6, 2022
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tony Thurmond announced the 2022 Civic Learning Awards and three Garden Grove Unified School District schools were among 26 schools recognized across the state.
GGUSD Bus Driver Shannon Lauricella was congratulated for her selection as Classified Employee of the Year by Transportation Director Matt Thomas and Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi.

GGUSD Bus Driver Named California Classified Employee of the Year

Friday, May 6, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District Bus Driver Shannon Lauricella has been selected for the prestigious 2022 California Classified School Employee of the Year recognition.
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GGUSD Board of Education Honors Employees of the Year

Thursday, May 5, 2022
The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education honored 11 outstanding employees during its meeting on May 3, 2022.
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GGUSD Celebrates College-Bound Seniors

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools are celebrating their college-bound seniors this month with festive College Signing Day events.
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Twelve GGUSD Schools Earn State Recognition for Innovative Practice

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Twelve schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) earned the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award for innovative practices implemented during the 2020-2021 school year when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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GGUSD High Schools Ranked Among America’s Best

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
For the fifth consecutive year, all seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned high rankings in the elite list of America’s Best High Schools published by U.S. News & World Report.
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GGUSD AVID Students Presented with College Scholarships

Monday, April 25, 2022
Fifteen AVID seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were awarded more than $137,000 in college scholarships during the 2022 AVID Senior Standout Recognition & Scholarship Presentation hosted on April 19 by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE).
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GGUSD to Host Job Fair on May 2nd

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District is hosting a Job Fair on Monday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to promote in-demand job opportunities at the award-winning school district.
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GGUSD Recognized Among Nation’s Best in Music Education for 4th Year

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) has been honored with the 2022 Best Communities for Music Education Award, a national distinction presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.
Dr. Mafi and Vanessa Le who won the Superintendent's Award

GGUSD Celebrates Students’ Artistic Achievements at 44th Annual Art Show

Monday, April 4, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) hosted its 44th annual First Impressions Art Show to celebrate the vast artistic skills 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, April 2nd, 2022.
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Garden Grove High School Students Earn Top Rankings in Academic Decathlon

Friday, April 1, 2022
The Garden Grove High School Academic Decathlon team was one of only 10 high schools in Orange County invited to compete at the state level in the California Academic Decathlon which took place virtually March 1-12.
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GGUSD Student Lands Role in New Nickelodeon Series

Friday, April 1, 2022
Irvine Intermediate School student Jayden Ham has landed a lead role as the voice of Bossy in Nickelodeon’s new animated series Bossy Bear, a 30-episode preschool series set to air on Nickelodeon in 2023.
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GGUSD to Host Summer Resources Fair for Families

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District families are invited to the district's Summer Resources Fair for Families on Monday, April 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Garden Grove High School, 11271 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove.
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GGUSD to Host Roadmap to Success

Friday, March 25, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District invites sixth through twelfth grade students and their families to attend the district's Roadmap to Success event on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Rancho Alamitos High School from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
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GGUSD Names Elementary School Spelling Bee Champion

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Allen Elementary School sixth grade student Mason Marquez was named champion of Garden Grove Unified School District’s 34th Annual Spelling Bee for elementary students held on March 23 at the Edgar District Meeting Center.
A talented team of Garden Grove High School students recently won the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for its original app called “Realms: Health” which gives users a one-stop shop of information for their health care needs. Students who created the app include Joanne Tran, Justin Pham, Eric Ly and Derek Nguyen, and are part of the district’s ICT Computer Science Career Pathway.   The students have taken AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A with teacher Eric Henninger who pr

Garden Grove High School Students Create Winning App

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
A talented team of Garden Grove High School students recently won the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for its original app called “Realms: Health” which gives users a one-stop shop of information for their health care needs.
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Pacifica High School Encore Takes Top Honors at Show Choir Competition

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Pacifica High School’s Encore and Choir Program participated in the Los Alamitos “Xtravaganza” Show Choir Competition on Saturday, March 19 and placed first in the Music, Show, and Overall categories.
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GGUSD Seeks Volunteers for Bond Oversight Committee

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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.
Shannon Lauricella and Superintendent Gabriela Mafi

GGUSD Bus Driver Selected as Orange County Classified Employee of the Year

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District employee Shannon Lauricella, who has served as a bus driver transporting students with special needs in the district for eight years, was named an Orange County Finalist for the Orange County Department of Education’s 2022 Classified Employee of the Year program.
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