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San Gabriel Unified School District

San Gabriel Unified Receives $260,000 Grant to Increase Digital Access

San Gabriel Unified School District has been awarded a T-Mobile EmpowerED grant to aid in its efforts to improve digital access for students and narrow the achievement gap. The $260,000 award will fund 1,000 devices and mobile broadband lines; Jefferson Middle School, Del Mar High School and Gabrielino High School will receive 250 mobile broadband lines, while San Gabriel Unified’s five elementary schools will receive 750 lines.

Gabrielino High Advances 21 to National Speech and Debate Tournament

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will send 21 students to the 2019 National Speech and Debate Tournament from Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21 in Dallas, Texas. Gabrielino speech and debate is among the school’s winningest programs and earned the Bruno E. Jacob Trophy – a lifetime achievement award – at the 2017 Nationals.

San Gabriel Unified Students Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault

Students at Gabrielino and Del Mar high schools decorated campuses with jeans painted with messages condemning sexual harassment and assault and discussed consent as part of Denim Day/Week, an international campaign for sexual violence prevention and education. Every Del Mar High student engaged in Denim Day activities in late April, including an assembly on the history of the event and the importance of consent. Gabrielino High hosted a week of activities from April 29 to May 3, including a photo booth, scavenger hunt, healing ceremony and jean-painting session.

Gabrielino High Named to 2019 Best High Schools List

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School was named to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best High School lists, honoring its comprehensive approach to promoting college readiness and boosting academic achievement. This is Gabrielino’s ninth appearance on the list in 10 years.

Gabrielino High to Showcase Award-Winning Speech and Debate Program

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will host its annual Speech and Debate Showcase from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, highlighting its nationally acclaimed speech and debate program. Gabrielino students will present 16 acts, showcasing a variety of speech styles and covering an assortment of topics. The event will be held at Gabrielino’s Gary E. Goodson Theatre, 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified to Hold Graduations June 4 and 6

San Gabriel Unified School District will celebrate Gabrielino High School’s commencement at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the Santa Anita Park, 285 Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Del Mar Continuation High School’s commencement will follow at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Gabrielino High School, 1327 S. San Gabriel Drive, San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration Highlights Mariachi, Folkloric Dance

Roosevelt Elementary students and families enjoyed the sounds of Mariachi and the flair of folkloric dance during an early Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 3, which highlighted the school’s Music Immersion Experience (MIE) electives and promoted intercultural understanding. Roosevelt fourth- and fifth-grade Mariachi band students sang and played guitars, violins and trumpets to the tune of “Cerca del Mar,” “La Bamba” and “De Colores” while second- through fifth-grade folkloric dance students performed traditional dances from Chihuahua, Guadalajara and other cities in Mexico.

San Gabriel Unified to Launch Mandarin Dual-Language Immersion Program

San Gabriel Unified School District will launch a Mandarin dual-language immersion (DLI) program in 2019-20, offering students the opportunity to gain intercultural understanding and develop biliteracy and bilingualism in English and Mandarin. The program will start with an inaugural kindergarten class at Wilson Elementary and build upon the success of San Gabriel Unified’s Spanish DLI program, offered at McKinley Elementary. Mandarin DLI enrollment is now open; for enrollment information, visit the SGUSD website.