San Gabriel Unified Students to Compete in LA History Day Contest
Del Mar High School continuation students Christina Calderon, Michelle Vega, Sergio Landeros, Jio Blanco, Ciara Robledo and Kenneth French will represent San Gabriel Unified at National History Day-California on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The contest challenges students to examine history through extensive original research and creatively express their findings before a panel of historians and educators.
San Gabriel Unified Opens Enrollment for Transitional, Kinder Programs
Parents may begin enrolling children in San Gabriel Unified’s kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs. The programs provide robust opportunities for early learning and preparation for the social and academic rigor of elementary school. Offerings include 1:1 technology resources, music immersion and dual-language immersion. Children must turn 5 by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. TK students must turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Parents can enroll their children by visiting their local school or by visiting www.sgusd.net.
San Gabriel Unified High School Wins 20th Debate League Championship
Gabrielino High School’s speech and debate team captured its 20th consecutive Southern California Debate League championship on March 4 at Cal State Long Beach. The Screamin’ Eagles faced off against 17 schools, preparing 10-minute speeches for 12 categories and earning more than 300 points to secure the title. Forty members of the team will advance to the California High School Speech Association State Tournament set for April 28-30 at Arcadia High School.
San Gabriel Unified 5th-Grader to Represent District at County Spelling Bee
Coolidge Elementary School fifth-grader Ryan Yan will represent San Gabriel Unified at the Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 29. Yan secured his spot in the county contest after besting classmates in the 10th annual Coolidge Spelling Bee on Feb. 24. Yan triumphed over his peers in the school competition after 13 fierce rounds by correctly spelling the word “inadvertently.” After placing second in last year’s county spelling bee, Yan advanced to the California State Elementary Spelling Bee, a feat he hopes to achieve again this year.
San Gabriel Unified will host a parent workshop on Friday, March 10 at Roosevelt Elementary covering the upcoming administration of state standardized tests in math, English language arts and science. The workshop will allow elementary school parents to learn more about the tests their children will take in April and May, including how to prepare students for success. Roosevelt is at 401 Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel.
San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Read to Raise Library Funds
Students at San Gabriel Unified’s Washington Elementary School are raising money for their library with a read-a-thon starting Saturday, March 4. Students will seek pledges for every minute they read at home and after school. All proceeds will help purchase books. The student with the most pledges will win a Kindle e-reader, and the student who reads the most will become librarian for a day.
San Gabriel Unified Launches Official Facebook Page
San Gabriel Unified School District has launched a Facebook page as part of a commitment to increase the scope and frequency of communication and inspire community engagement. The page will broadcast information about student achievements, school successes, program offerings and news alerts. The District will continue to deliver information via print and electronic newsletters, emails and its website. San Gabriel Unified’s Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/SanGabrielUSD.
San Gabriel Unified to Host TK/Kindergarten Info Session for Community
San Gabriel Unified School District will hold a Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Parent Info Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel. Parents can meet the San Gabriel Unified superintendent, principals and staff and learn about the District’s offerings, including its one-of-a-kind music immersion program, innovative science and technical laboratory, college preparatory curriculum and dual-language immersion program. Registration information and inter-district transfer applications will be available.