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 Middle School Career Day Highlights Professional Pathways

Jefferson Middle School students learned about the benefits of working in music composition, aerospace engineering, public safety and more than 40 other professional pathways during the school’s annual Career Day on March 29.

Gabrielino High ‘Future Business Leaders’ Advance to State Conference

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will send 38 of its Future Business Leaders of America students to the State Leadership Conference, to be held Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28 in Sacramento. All students will explore leadership, college and career workshops, and 17 students will also compete in career-related events.

San Gabriel Unified Music Programs Receive National Recognition

San Gabriel Unified’s efforts to provide high-quality arts and music instruction at all educational levels have been recognized with a Best Communities for Music Education designation, an award given to just 18 school districts in the state and 623 districts nationwide. The designation is given by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation to school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Celebrates Cultural Diversity, Inclusivity

Coolidge Elementary School celebrated diversity and inclusivity during International/Indigenous Week from March 11-15. Students enjoyed presentations about a variety of cultures from parents, staff, community members and native experts; represented their own heritage during a dress-up parade; and practiced artwork and staged musical performances highlighting various holidays. Highlighted cultures included Lebanese, Filipino, Ghanaian, Gujarati, Burmese, Tongva, Sikangu Lakota, Dutch, Chinese, Mayan, Jewish and Irish. Photos are available.

San Gabriel Unified Selects Assistant Superintendent

San Gabriel Unified’s Governing Board on March 12 selected Jim Symonds as assistant superintendent of educational services, effective for the 2019-20 school year. Symonds, who has served as McKinley Elementary’s principal in San Gabriel Unified since 2014, brings more than 29 years of public education experience to his new role.

San Gabriel Unified Continuation Students to Advance to State History Day

San Gabriel Unified’s Del Mar High School will advance seven students to the History Day California competition, to be held Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, after securing top scores at History Day L.A. on March 9. Del Mar – the only continuation school to compete in the regional competition – swept four categories with projects highlighting redlining, a process of injustice and discrimination that prevented people of color from buying houses.

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.

2 Gabrielino High Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Carlos Pondevida and Kevin Quach – seniors at San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School – were named National Merit Scholarship finalists, placing them in the running for the prestigious award thanks to exemplary scores on the Preliminary SAT.