March 5, 2020
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
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GGUSD Celebrates March Employees of the Month
On March 3, the Board of Education recognized our March Employees of the Month including Northcutt Principal Ryan Loberger and Fitz Attendance Clerk Linda Ramos. Both are well known for their positive attitude and willingness to help out whenever/wherever needed. 
Lake Intermediate Students Launch No Place for Hate Campaign
On January 30, 25 eighth grade Lake students attended an all-day student retreat at Garden Grove High School. The retreat was organized by Lake's school counselor, ASPIRE social worker, and Garden Grove BRIDGES teacher Adriana Alba, and OC Human Relations Specialist Kathy Tran. The goal of the retreat was to bring together a diverse group of students to gain a better understanding and perspective of their peers and school community, and to address the challenges and identify positive aspects at Lake Intermediate. Students participated in multiple activities that addressed ethnicity, socioeconomic, religion, ability, bias, stereotypes and prejudice. The retreat concluded by students identifying areas of growth for at Lake and the start of an on campus task force for the No Place for Hate Campaign.  
Anthony Elementary Celebrates 200th Anniversary of School's Namesake
Anthony Elementary School was named for Susan B. Anthony, a great social reformer and activist of her time. To observe the 200th anniversary of her birth, Anthony Elementary School students researched Susan B. Anthony and wrote essays describing her life and accomplishments. Awards were given out to the most exemplary essays at each grade level. On February 21, a special family lunch was held featuring games from 200 years ago. The Anthony Boys & Girls Club staff taught students the fine art of playing jacks and marbles. Families also enjoyed corn hole, ring toss, and ball games. The celebration concluded with delicious birthday cake for everyone. It was a great birthday party at Anthony School!
Garden Park Elementary Celebrates Dr. Seuss with Guest Readers
In early March, Garden Park Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day. Students were honored to welcome special guest readers, including School Board Vice President Teri Rocco, City Council member Stephanie Klopfenstein, retired GGUSD Principal Linda Chrystal, GGEA President Kelly Nolan, GGEA Staff Membership Representative Susan Kaylor, and VIP representatives from the Garden Grove Police Department. Students dressed up in their pajamas and listened to a variety of special stories. It was a fun day for all!
GGUSD Intermediate Spelling Bee Champ Takes 2nd at County!
Congratulations to three-time GGUSD Spelling Bee Champion Brandon Tran for placing second at the Orange County Spelling Bee last weekend. He was awarded a $500 scholarship!  #GGUSDPride
Teachers Recognized and Celebrated!
The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California recognized GGUSD teachers at their annual Lunar New Year Gala on Saturday, February 23, for their years of service and immeasurable commitment to the students of GGUSD. Bolsa Grande students performed a dragon dance to the delight of all! Board member Lan Nguyen and GGUSD administrators and staff joined in the celebration!
Human Relations Task Force Holds Second Meeting
GGUSD in partnership with OC Human Relations hosted its second meeting of the Human Relations Task Force and welcomed wonderful input from students, parents, staff, and community members around the topic of fostering safe and welcoming schools free from hate and bias.
Eighth Graders Visit Their Future Campuses
Our 8th graders recently spent some time getting to know the ins and outs of their future high schools. All of our high schools treated their future students to choir performances, cheer routines, NJROTC demonstrations, tours, and information on what to expect during high school!  #GGUSDPride
GGHS Wrestler Makes History
Congratulations to Devora Delgadillo who became the first female in Garden Grove High School history to make the CIF State Championships in wrestling. During her four year career at GGHS, the future U.S. Marine was a two-time league champion, finished second in the CIF-SS qualifier, and fifth at the CIF-SS championships.
Community Invited to Art in the Park
GGUSD and the City of Garden Grove invite the community to attend their second annual art festival, Art in the Park, on Saturday, March 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove. The event coincides with the opening of GGUSD’s 42nd annual First Impressions Art Show, which begins Saturday, March 7 through Friday, March 13. Art in the Park will showcase student artwork and performances, and includes interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Hare High School Hosts Vaping Awareness Event for Students
Last month, Hare High School hosted a Vaping Awareness event for students in conjunction with the Garden Grove Police Department, Project Kinship, and Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). Through a series of workshops presented by the community partner groups, the entire student body had the opportunity to learn more about the health and socio-emotional effects and possible legal ramifications of vaping and other drug use. Hare’s Friday Night Live Student Chapter helped co-present with staff from OCDE as well. Hare appreciates the partnerships with local community agencies in helping to produce a successful event for everyone! 
Celebrating Dr. Seuss!
Students at Rosita Elementary made hats for Crazy Hat Day for Read Across America Week. Volunteers including Orange County United Way CEO Sue Parks read their favorite Dr. Seuss book and donated it to the school, and then helped with a Dr. Seuss related activity.

Pacifica NJROTC Shows Up Strong at Regional Competition
Pacifica High School NJROTC's Academic, Drill, and Physical Fitness team recently traveled to Carson City Nevada for the West Coast All Navy JROTC Drill Meet. The Mariners placed first in 12 of 13 categories and were crowned the overall champions for the second consecutive year. They competed against units from California, Colorado (five-time State Champion), Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.