San Gabriel Unified School District

  • 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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  • Gabrielino High’s Mental Health Day Raises Depression Awareness

    More than 200 students at San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School learned ways to combat the challenges of mental health disorders during a talk by a psychiatric social worker as part of the school’s Mental Health Day on Feb. 13. Following the presentation, students spent their lunch relaxing with stress-relief coloring activities.

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San Gabriel Unified Drama Instructor Receives City Volunteer Award

Follow-up Story: Gabrielino High School drama instructor and theater manager JC Gafford received the Selfless Volunteer Award from the San Gabriel City Services Commission, recognizing his behind-the-scenes efforts at the city’s Haunted Zone, an annual Halloween event that offers spooky haunted houses, cemeteries or mazes staffed by Gabrielino drama students. Gafford, who teaches stagecraft technology and drama at Gabrielino High, was honored by the city on June 5. Photos are available

San Gabriel Unified Grad to Compete at National Speech, Debate Tourney

Gabrielino High School graduate Alexandra Singleton and 19 of her peers will compete in the 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament June 18-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. Singleton, who placed second in her category at the California High School Speech Association State Championship earlier this year, is the all-time point leader in Gabrielino’s nationally acclaimed speech and debate program.

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.