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San Gabriel Unified School District

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  • 408 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 • 626-451-5400
  • Located in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, San Gabriel Unified School District educates more than 6,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at five elementary schools, one middle school, one traditional high school, and one continuation high school.

  • Superintendent: Dr. John W. Pappalardo
  • Board of Trustees: Andrew L. Ammon, president; Cristina Alvarado, vice president; Ken K. Tcheng, member; Dr. Gary Thomas Scott, member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 6,430

San Gabriel Unified Elementary to Hold Hour of Code Parent Education Night

Washington Elementary School will host a parent education night from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 to offer families a glimpse of the Hour of Code activities students will complete from Dec. 11-15. Hour of Code is an international grassroots movement that aims to immerse students in coding projects or lessons. Washington Elementary is at 300 N. San Marino Drive, San Gabriel. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More

San Gabriel Unified Middle School Students Accepted to Honors Choirs

Follow-up Story: Seven Jefferson Middle School students were accepted into the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) regional or state Honor Choirs, ensembles that enable student musicians to work with world-class conductors and perform challenging pieces. Six students were accepted into the Western Division Treble Choir and Junior High Choirs and one student earned a spot in the Junior High/9th Grade All-State Honor Choir. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Middle School Students Explore Paths to Success during College Day

Follow-up Story: Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Emma Sieh received a boost of confidence and strengthened her resolve to attend UC Santa Barbara after speaking to one of the college’s representatives during her school’s College Day event. “The UC Santa Barbara speaker showed us what the campus looked like and everything about the school sounds amazing,” Sieh said. “I think UC Santa Barbara would be a great school to attend, especially since I want to get a degree in psychology to help people and they’re known for their psychological and brain sciences department.” Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

Three Gabrielino High Students Named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

Follow-up Story: Three Gabrielino High School seniors were recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for their performance on the PSAT, placing them among the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino students in their region. Alina Zarate, Andreas Bouffard and Felipe Acosta are among the 5,000 Hispanic/Latino students to be named NHRP Scholars and were selected from a pool of 250,000 students who took the PSAT in 2016. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified to Host Special Education Workshop for Parents

San Gabriel Unified’s special education department will host a family-focused workshop titled “Homework Strategies 101,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the board room of the District office, 408 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel. Family members, teachers and staff who support special needs students will learn strategies for helping students manage and complete their homework. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Fosters Student Creativity

Follow-up Story: Wilson Elementary second-graders searched through recycled egg cartons, toilet paper rolls and empty tissue boxes to find the right materials for their latest design challenge – designing and constructing a location to sell goods or a service – assigned by teacher Daphne Chase. Chase, now in her 14th year of teaching at Wilson Elementary, instructs using what is known as Design-based Learning (DBL) as a way to help students acquire, retain and synthesize classroom lessons through kinesthetic problem-solving. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Honored for Water Conservation Efforts

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified School District was honored by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Water District on Oct. 14 for achieving significant water usage reductions. San Gabriel Unified is among five school districts honored with the Water Smart Award for conservation efforts and participation in the Upper District’s large landscape survey and retrofit program. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)