February 14, 2019
#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.
Hare Named a 2019 Model School
Top Dawgs: Congratulations to Hare High School, which was announced as a 2019 Model Continuation High School yesterday by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Hare High School is one of 31 schools being recognized statewide for their "innovative approach to instruction and helping students who have faced many challenges get back on the pathway to learning."  #GGUSDPride
2019 GGUSD Career Fair
No Dampened Spirits: There was a great turnout at the 2019 Career Fair last night, despite a few rain drops. There were demonstrations presented by our career and technical pathway students as well as colleges, trade schools, and other groups who were on hand to give parents and students information about the many career options after high school. 

There were also breakout sessions featuring representatives from a wide range of careers including marketing, public safety, engineering, digital media design, and more, who were there to give parents and students an insight into their career paths.  #ChooseGGUSD #GGUSDPride
GGUSD At the 2019 Tet Parade
Students and staff braved an early morningrainstorm and a minor delay on Saturday, February 9, before they took to the streets of Westminster during the 2019 Tet Parade. With the GGUSD Bus Full of Pride not far behind, students, GGUSD Board Members, and district staff walked and cheered their way down the parade route. Happy faces and enthusiastic waves greeted the crowd as they lined the streets to watch the parade!  #GGUSDPride
PHS Encore Wins Big
ENCORE! It was a successful weekend for Pacifica High School Encore who kicked off their season by placing first in three categories at the 2019 California Classic Show Choir Competition at Brea Olinda High School on Friday night. 

They placed first in musicianship, showmanship, and placed first overall! Congratulations Mariners!  #GGUSDPride
Cook Elementary School Celebrates Prestigious Honor
Cook Elementary School was named one of two schools in the state of California to receive the National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished School Award and yesterday they held an on-campus celebration. Students, parents, staff, and district administrators came together to celebrate along with the Bolsa Grande High School Jazz Band.  #GGUSDPride
The Lunar New Year Celebrations Continue
Gilbert Elementary School celebrated the Lunar New Year with performances by the wonderful students from Bolsa Grande's Vietnamese Student Association.  #ChooseGGUSD   #GGUSDPride
Jessie Duran: From Homeless to UC Berkeley
Jessie Duran is a GGUSD graduate who is now at UC Berkeley. Listen to her story of overcoming obstacles and breaking through tough circumstances to make her education dreams come true.
Run for a Great Cause
Paine Elementary School teacher Terry Shepard is putting together her 12th Annual Team Running with Todd, which runs in honor of her son Todd who passed away at the age of 18 of Ewings Sarcoma. The team will participate in the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation: Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17, 2019.