San Gabriel Unified School District

  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary Promotes Kindness During ‘Friendship Week’

    Coolidge Elementary School kicked off National Bullying Prevention Month on Oct. 1 with its first-ever Friendship Week, a series of campus-wide activities that promoted kindness. Students painted “friendship rocks” with positive messages, took part in a drum circle and learned about the school’s new friendship bench, intended to help them bond with their peers.

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  • Gabrielino High Promotes Mental Health Awareness, Social Connectedness

    Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School danced and sang along to a playlist of upbeat songs on Sept. 26 as they built and hung paper chains with links featuring the names of students and something they had in common – a shared class, favorite food, or type of music. The chain-building activity culminated Gabrielino High School’s inaugural Mental Health Awareness Day, which brought students together to promote social connectedness and highlight issues like isolation.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Receive Free Backpacks, School Supplies

    Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Roosevelt Elementary ended their first week of school with a surprise gift of 60 backpacks full of school supplies and extra classroom supplies from Copper Moose Fitness in Pasadena. On Aug. 24, Copper Moose employees and San Gabriel Police officers helped students sift through backpacks emblazoned with superheroes, Disney characters, unicorns, emojis and lively patterns to find the perfect one.

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San Gabriel Unified Appoints 2018-19 Governing Board Student Rep

Gabrielino High School senior Thomas Chung was sworn in on Oct. 9 as one of San Gabriel Unified’s 2018-19 Governing Board student representatives. Chung will serve alongside a student representative from Del Mar High School and report on the news and events at San Gabriel Unified’s eight schools. The Del Mar representative will be sworn in at the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Governing Board meeting.

Gabrielino High Student Named Theater Group Student Ambassador

Gabrielino High School stagecraft student Justin Gomez has been accepted into the Center Theatre Group’s Student Ambassador program, which provides Los Angeles County high school students with leadership training, professional development and access to theater and arts events. Gomez is the second Gabrielino student in two years to be accepted into the eight-month internship. He will collaborate with other ambassadors to design special events for peers and teach teens how to advocate for the arts.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary School to Hold Trunk-or-Treat Event

Roosevelt Elementary School will celebrate the fall season and Halloween with a Trunk-or-Treat event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, providing family-friendly activities such as costume contests, raffles and a student talent show. Roosevelt is at 401 S. Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified High School to Host Cash for College Workshop

Gabrielino High School will host a Cash for College workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, providing free one-on-one financial aid assistance for families on the FAFSA and California Dream Act applications. Gabrielino High School is at 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel.

Gabrielino High Promotes Mental Health Awareness, Social Connectedness

Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School danced and sang along to a playlist of upbeat songs on Sept. 26 as they built and hung paper chains with links featuring the names of students and something they had in common – a shared class, favorite food, or type of music. The chain-building activity culminated Gabrielino High School’s inaugural Mental Health Awareness Day, which brought students together to promote social connectedness and highlight issues like isolation.

San Gabriel Unified Promotes High School Voter Education Week

Gabrielino High School is promoting civic engagement and education – and preparing students for the Nov. 6 election – by taking part in the state’s High School Voter Education Weeks, which run through Sept. 28. The two weeks of activities – which launched on Sept. 17 – include voter registration and pre-registration for Gabrielino juniors and seniors in U.S. history and government/economics classes. By pre-registering, students will automatically become active voters once they turn 18.

Gabrielino High Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Gabrielino High seniors Carlos Pondevida and Kevin Quach were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, placing them in the running for the prestigious award and financial aid thanks to exemplary scores on the Preliminary SAT. Pondevida and Quach are among 16,000 students across the country being considered for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million.

San Gabriel Unified Special Education Teacher Recognized by SELPA

San Gabriel Unified special education teacher Kenna McRae was recognized on Sept. 11 as the 2017-18 Exceptional Special Education Teacher by the West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) consortium. McRae was honored for her tireless advocacy on behalf of special education and for her dedication to her students’ academic and socioemotional success. Photos are available.

San Gabriel Unified Welcomes School and Community Engagement Officer

San Gabriel Police Department Officer Dane Woolwine will serve as San Gabriel Unified’s School and Community Engagement Team (SCET) officer in 2018-19. SCET is a joint outreach program between SGPD and SGUSD tasked with fostering positive relationship between the police and schools.