October 16, 2017
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
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College Ready
Hundreds of juniors, seniors, and their family members attended the district's College Fair on Monday, October 9 at Bolsa Grande High School. Students met with admissions officers and recruiters from 100+ colleges and universities to begin mapping out their plans for the future. To view the College Fair photo album, click here .
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Angels Baseball Foundation adopted Peters K-3 and 4-6 elementary schools in the Adopt-A-School program for the 2017 season! As part of the program, every student received an Angels school supply pack and each school was given an allotment of tickets for the 2017 season. The Angels Baseball Foundation also presented each elementary school with a $1,000 grant to go toward their literacy programs. On September 20, students, parents and staff enjoyed the Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians game at Angels stadium. Unfortunately, the Angels lost, but fun was had by all! Peters K-3 Principal Kyle Benham poses for a photo with his students during the game.
Pacifica Fall Athletic Preview Video
GGUSD is rolling out videos to showcase our excellent fall sports athletic programs and athletes at all seven comprehensive high schools. In Pacifica's video (included here), Athletic Directors Dave Mamelli and Garth Anderson, along with water polo player Brad Clinton and football player Ben Jefferson, highlighted the teams and athletes to watch this year. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for all of our videos.
Celebrating Culture
On October 4, transitional kindergarten students in the Vietnamese Dual Language Program at Murdy Elementary School celebrated the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by making lanterns and headbands, enjoying moon cakes, and parading around the school while carrying their lanterns and singing Vietnamese songs. What a wonderful celebration. Watch the quick video here to see highlights.
A Must Read !
The Huffington Post published an article that highlights the amazing results Santiago High School has produced in dramatically improving student outcomes. Principal Mike Kennedy puts a spotlight on the critical strategies that have contributed to the school's success.
A Musical Bunch
GGUSD has 63 amazing music teachers who inspire students across the district with the power of music. Recently they gathered together to plan, share best practices, discuss instructional strategies, and pose for a group photo.
Going FAR ! Irvine Intermediate School students participated in a “Student Professional Development Day” dedicated to strengthening and deepening students’ scholarly habits and motivation. Students learned about our district’s FAR model, to F ocus, A ct, and R eflect in order to take charge of their learning, keep a growth mindset, visualize success, apply study skills, monitor their grades, and evaluate their progress along the way.