February 1, 2019
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
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GGUSD Board of Education Breaks Ground on New Bolsa Stadium
GGUSD Board of Education members celebrated the groundbreaking for Bolsa Grande High School's new athletic stadium that is set to open this coming August. The new stadium, which is similar in design to Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium on the campus of Garden Grove High School, will host graduations, athletic events, and other district events once completed. 

The stadium will feature 5,000 seats, a synthetic turf field, a nine-lane synthetic track, energy-efficient lighting, an LED scoreboard, a well-appointed press box, upgraded restrooms, ticket booths, new team rooms to serve both home and visiting teams, and a new concession stand.

The stadium was made possible in part by Measure P, the district’s $311 million bond measure which received 76.4 percent approval from voters in November of 2016.  #GGUSDPRIDE
The Transfer Window Is Open Now
The transfer window for the 2019-2020 school year is open through February 8!
Do You Tune In?
On alternating Wednesdays you can catch GGUSD programming on Radio Bolsa featuring district related topics and opportunities for parents to call in and ask questions. On the last show, listeners were able to catch GGUSD Board of Education Trustee Walter Muneton who took calls and answered questions. You can tune in to the next show on February 6, by going to 1480 am on your radio or by visiting radiobolsa.com
Rancho Alamitos Counselor Nominated for National Award
Congratulations to Rancho Alamitos counselor Marivel Bermudez on her nomination for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award! Marivel was nominated by her sister Maritza who had this to say about her, "I have personally seen the direct impact her work and love has had on her students and community." She also said, "I'm very thankful for all the support she has personally given me and my daughter, particularly two years ago, when my daughter was applying for financial aid and university admittance. I can say that thanks to my daughter's hard work and my sister's guidance, my daughter is on her second year at UC Merced. We need more counselors like Marivel, who create an atmosphere where everyone can succeed."
New Book Buddy Program at Carrillo and McGarvin
Carrillo Elementary and McGarvin Intermediate have teamed together to start a Book Buddy reading program. A small group of McGarvin students under the direction of Mrs. Badilla (English teacher) are sharing the joy of reading by traveling and reading to students at Leo Carrillo Elementary.  #ChooseGGUSD
Hazard Elementary Students Gain Valuable Writing Experience
Budding first grade writers at Hazard Elementary School learned about the process of opinion writing and published their work on a Google Doc using Chromebooks. This year, Hazard students are able to experience one to one laptop use beginning in first grade, with each student having access to a Chromebook.  #ChooseGGUSD
Irvine Students Put On a Show
Irvine Intermediate School presented a drama production which told an unconventional and humorous adaption of several popular stories, including Cinderella, Goldilocks, and Snow White. The story was about how ugliness was praised more than attractiveness. Flakey Snow was sent away by her evil “Stopmother” because she was even more unattractive than her. Fortunately for Flakey Snow, she found acceptance and friendship with her new friends, the “7 Dorks’, who loved her unconditionally and for the beauty inside her. Mrs. Minton's direction and the cast's performance combined to make an enjoyable evening for all.  #GGUSDPride
Coming Soon: 2019 Career Fair!