San Gabriel Unified School District

  • Gabrielino High Speech and Debate Program Celebrates 3 Academic All-Americans

    Three speech and debate students at San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School have received national acclaim as Academic All-Americans, a designation given by the National Speech and Debate Association for excellence in academics and at speech and debate tournaments. Seniors Andrew Do, Kenny Le and Jaycob Wahinehookae received the recognition this year, joining nearly 100 Gabrielino Academic All-Americans throughout the program’s 25-year history.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Opens 2019-20 Enrollment for Early Learning Programs

    San Gabriel Unified School District has opened enrollment for its kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs, providing robust early learning opportunities and preparation for the social and academic rigor of elementary school. Program offerings include a 1:1 student-to-tech device ratio, award-winning music immersion instruction, Spanish dual-language immersion, a Leader in Me schoolwide model and STEM curriculum supported by fully equipped labs. Visit to enroll online.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary Launches Program to Cultivate Positive School Environment

    More than 500 Washington Elementary students, parents and staff members gathered on Feb. 5 to celebrate the launch of its Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program, which helps create a positive school setting through strategies that define, teach and support appropriate student behaviors. While Washington is the first San Gabriel Unified school to implement the program fully, Jefferson Middle, Wilson Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary schools also use PBIS strategies on campus.

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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gabrielino High School Speech and Debate Program to Host First Varsity Invitational

Gabrielino High School’s speech and debate program will kick off its 2017-18 season by hosting a varsity speech invitational for the first time in the school’s 24-year history. On Saturday, Oct. 21, more than 120 Gabrielino students will exhibit their linguistic skills on their home turf against students from Alhambra High School, Arroyo High School and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Until now, Gabrielino High has only hosted novice or qualifier events staffed by the program’s varsity team members.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Celebrate Peruvian Music, Dance

Follow-up Story: Coolidge Elementary students enjoyed a lively performance from INCA, The Peruvian Ensemble, part of the Music Center of Los Angeles’ educational programming. The Oct. 5 assembly offered a colorful array of music and dances from Peru and the Andean region featuring woodwind, strings and percussion performances. The assembly was sponsored by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation.