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 www.sgusd.k12.ca.us 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 Unified to Host Digital Literacy Workshop for Parents

San Gabriel Unified will host a “Digital Citizenship: Parent Awareness in a Digital Age” workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at McKinley Elementary, 1425 Manley Drive, San Gabriel. The workshop, free to San Gabriel Unified families, will address internet safety, monitoring online activities and encouraging parent-child communication.

San Gabriel Unified Students Receive Jazz, Music History Education

Follow-up Story: Students at San Gabriel Unified’s Washington Elementary enjoyed a music history and interactive arts performance titled “Jazz It Up with Dr. Bobby Rodriguez,” part of the Music Center of Los Angeles’ educational programming. The Oct. 3 assembly delighted Washington students with four types of jazz, lessons in its music history, and opportunities to dance and play percussion.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Explore Korean Music, Culture

Follow-up Story: Roosevelt Elementary students enjoyed a cultural arts performance featuring the Korean Classical Music and Dance Company. The Sept. 26 assembly, sponsored by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation, treated Roosevelt’s music immersion students to the visual and aural delights of Korean folk dances and instrumental music. Students will further explore the musical and artistic culture presented by the company in their daily music classes. Photos are available

San Gabriel Unified Teacher Receives National Faculty Status

Jefferson Middle School teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron has been granted National Faculty status from the Buck Institute of Education in recognition of her encouragement of academic excellence through project-based learning (PBL). PBL is a form of instruction that develops attitudes and lateral thinking in students by teaching them how to thoughtfully respond to engaging and complex challenges with hands-on work. The Buck Institute is one of the nation’s leading PBL research and training organizations.

Gabrielino High Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Five seniors from San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School were named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program, which honors top academic performance and potential for college success. Jannelle Dang, Ya Chi Liang, Christopher H. Lung, Hugo M. So and Benjamin Vuong are among 16,000 semifinalists selected from the 1.6 million students who apply by taking the PSAT each year. Nearly 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to be named finalists, who are announced in February.

San Gabriel Unified to Host Special Education Workshop Series

San Gabriel Unified will host a family workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 on how to enhance at-home learning experiences for special education students while practicing cyber safety. The first in a series, the workshop will be at the District office, 408 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese translation is available upon advance request.

San Gabriel Unified, City Police Department Launch Community Engagement Partnership

The San Gabriel Unified School District has launched a new outreach program with the San Gabriel Police Department tasked with fostering positive relationships between the police and schools. The School and Community Engagement Team (SCET), based in the school district office, consists of a police officer, crime prevention officer and cadet who will help establish best practices for creating positive relationships and building trust with students.

Gabrielino High School to Host Weekend Musical Theater Workshop

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will host a Broadway Locker musical theater workshop on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel. Students will take part in musical theater master classes, experience a professional Broadway audition and engage with industry professionals. Visit www.sgvmusictheatre.org/workshops.html for details.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Music Immersion Program Introduces Mariachi and Drumline Electives

San Gabriel Unified’s Roosevelt Elementary has expanded its award-winning Music Immersion Experience program to include Mariachi and drumline electives. More than 20 fourth- and fifth-graders registered for the Mariachi class, which will be taught by three professional Mariachi musicians. The drumline elective, modeled after marching band, will teach students basic drumming techniques. The classes accompany more than a dozen electives offered during the regular school day.