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 Schools Celebrate Graduation of Nearly 500 Students

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified School District honored nearly 500 graduates from Gabrielino and Del Mar high schools during commencement ceremonies on May 31 and June 1 that featured impassioned speeches from students who overcame personal and academic challenges. Nearly 94 percent of Gabrielino’s graduates will pursue a college education, and all of Del Mar’s graduates have taken steps to pursue post-secondary education.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Earns Grant for Garden, Nutrition Efforts

Roosevelt Elementary School has received a $3,425 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to expand its school garden. The grant will help Roosevelt create a garden bed for each classroom, boosting opportunities for hands-on learning about nutrition and wellness.

San Gabriel Unified ‘Future Doctors’ to Showcase Knowledge at Expo

Jefferson Middle School students will culminate 10 weeks of learning about heart health and disease prevention at the San Gabriel Educational Foundation’s Youth Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel. Jefferson students received hands-on health education as part of Future Doctors of America, which inspires middle schoolers to explore healthcare professions.

San Gabriel Unified Continuation School Celebrates Graduation

Thirty Del Mar Continuation High School students who have overcome personal and academic challenges will celebrate their success at Del Mar’s commencement at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Gabrielino High School. Notable graduates will also be awarded a combined minimum of $3,000 in scholarships from community organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of San Gabriel, West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors and Sunny Slope Water District. Gabrielino High School is at 1327 S. San Gabriel Drive, San Gabriel.

Gabrielino High School Student Receives National Merit Scholarship

Gabrielino High School senior Sanjaye Narayan was awarded the 2017 National Merit Scholarship, which honors 7,500 of the 1.6 million eligible students across the country based on PSAT scores, academic record and extracurricular achievements. Narayan will graduate with nearly 440 of his peers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the Santa Anita Park and continue his education at Stanford University. Santa Anita Park is at 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia.

Gabrielino High School Honors Faculty for Creativity in the Classroom

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School recognized nine teachers and staff in May for using imaginative instruction to inspire student excellence. Gabrielino’s visual and performing arts department presented the inaugural Creativity in the Classroom Award to John Carney, Yvonne Aparicio, Lovelyn Chang, Kevin Weir, Marguerita Drew, Jessica Lew, Mike Huang, Maria Morales and Diane Maestas. Outstanding projects and assignments included student videos of reenactments of famous court cases in social studies, a “Hamlet” grab bag in English and GeoGebra software use in math.

San Gabriel Unified to Host Annual Elementary Variety Show

San Gabriel Unified’s Coolidge Elementary School will host its annual variety show from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 26. This year’s event, themed “We Will Rock You,” will showcase a variety of student performances, from vocal and instrumental music acts to dances and skits. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Coolidge Elementary is at 421 N. Mission Drive, San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Elementary Students to Stage American Revolution Musical

San Gabriel Unified’s Washington Elementary fifth-graders will stage a musical about the American Revolution from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Students will sing their way through the formation of the United States for parents, community members and representatives from the Assistance League of Arcadia, which funded a grant for the musical’s wardrobe. Washington Elementary School is at 300 N. San Marino Ave., San Gabriel.

Gabrielino High Earns State Exemplary Program Award for Arts Education

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School received the 2017 Exemplary Program Award for its outstanding visual and performing arts program, which offers 24 courses ranging from speech and debate to choral music and stop motion animation. The Exemplary Program Award was awarded to 23 of the 275 California Gold Ribbon schools honored in April.