August 8, 2018
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
Send your photos to pio_department@ggusd.us to highlight your school or students in the e-newsletter.
GGUSD Superintendent Takes Students on Summer College Visit
Last week, Superintendent Gabriela Mafi and a group of nearly 50 of the students she mentors from Santiago and Los Amigos high schools loaded a bus and took a trip up the coast for a college visit to UC Santa Barbara. Our superintendent and staff are committed to student success! Thanks to Dr. Lorena Sanchez and Dr. Eimi Garcia from K-12 Educational Services and a team of college workers for helping to organize and staff the field trip!  #GGUSDSummerSuccess

CHOOSE GGUSD! Must-Watch Video about GGUSD's Supportive Culture

GGUSD athletes have been hard at work this summer, putting in the practice to prepare for a successful athletic season. Athletics is an important and rewarding part of the high school experience for many of our scholars. Check out this video to see our athletes in action!  #GGUSDPride
GGUSD Student Featured on TV for Selfless Spirit
Pacifica High School student Taylor Perez was featured on ABC News for her compassionate spirit and the difference she makes volunteering with seniors at Valley View Gardens Independent Living and Memory Care. Way To Go Taylor!  #GGUSDPride  Check out this must-watch video: 
Positive Behavior Accolades
Six schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) were recognized for excellence in implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a nationally trusted system used to promote positive school climate and student behavior. Mitchell Elementary School and Garden Grove High School received bronze medals and Heritage Elementary, Peters Elementary, Doig Intermediate and McGarvin Intermediate received silver medals for their school-wide adoption of PBIS strategies that lead to positive academic and social outcomes. #GGUSDPride 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove Making a Difference at GGUSD Schools!

Parents, did you know that in collaboration with GGUSD, Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove offers free afterschool programming at 52 school sites located on Grove Unified School District elementary, intermediate and high school campuses. Programs operate from school dismissal time until 6:00 pm and follow the school year calendar. During their time in the program, students participate in engaging and impactful programming surrounding five core areas: Academic Success & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. The program also provides daily homework assistance and an opportunity for physical activity. All school based programs also support GGUSD strategic goals (Academic Skills, Personal Skills and Lifelong Success) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s priority outcome areas. 

SUMMER IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS : School may be out for the summer but great work is being done at our facilities including the refurbishment of the swimming pool at Santiago High School! We are grateful to our Facilities and Maintenance and Operations teams for working hard to ensure our students have top-notch facilities!  #GGUSDSummerSuccess