San Gabriel Unified School District

  • San Gabriel Unified Teacher Inspires Students, Staff to Become Leaders

    Mary Ann Voltaggio, a San Gabriel native who has taught at Coolidge Elementary for 22 years, is known as a compassionate educator and patient mentor. Voltaggio is among 15 Los Angeles-area teachers to be recognized with a Leader In Me leadership award, given to pioneering educators who practice The Leader in Me – a program that teaches leadership and life skills and strives to create a culture of student empowerment.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary School Increases Coding, Robotics Opportunities

    More than 20 Washington Elementary fifth-graders laughed and cheered in jubilation as the robots they programmed launched a ball into a cup, an exercise of the computer science and critical thinking skills learned during the school’s coding and robotics club. Running every Thursday since December, the after-school club is part of Washington’s effort to expand coding and robotics lessons to reach more students.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Career Day Urges Middle Schoolers to Pursue Dreams

    Jefferson Middle School students explored a variety of vocational fields, from accountant to aerialist, chef to civil engineer, and fashion designer to firefighter, on March 30 during the school’s annual Career Day. Students enjoyed presentations and hands-on demonstrations from 40 professionals, all of whom are parents, community members, or district staff.

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San Gabriel Unified Students Donate Tree to Elementary School

Two Jefferson Middle School students recently donated a Japanese maple tree to Roosevelt Elementary’s garden, driven by the project-based learning unit in their English class. Eighth-graders Yosymar Contreras and Kory Alberto, both former Roosevelt students, worked with a local nursery to complete research on selecting the perfect tree.

300 San Gabriel Unified Students Enjoy Brass Instrument Performances

Wilson Elementary students enjoyed the musical stylings of Brass Pacifica during an April 9 assembly, part of the Music Center of Los Angeles’ educational programming. Five brass soloists performed for students, taught listening and rhythm techniques, and held a question-and-answer session. The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation sponsored the event. Photos are available

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Unity Fest Celebrates the Power of Music

More than 200 San Gabriel Unified parents, students and community members gathered at the San Gabriel Library on April 28 to enjoy dance, vocal and instrumental performances at Roosevelt Elementary’s Music Immersion Experience Unity Fest. The event highlighted a dozen of the program’s elective courses, including handbell choir, ukulele, show choir, Orff percussion, camerata, rock band, guitar, drumline and Mariachi band.

Gabrielino High Debate Students to Compete in State Tournament

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will advance 26 of its students to the California High School Speech Association State Tournament from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22 at Mountain House High School, where they will face off against the state’s best high school orators.

San Gabriel Unified Student Advances to History Day California

Del Mar High School student Sergio Landeros will advance to the National History Day California competition Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at William Jessup University in Rocklin after earning top honors in the historical performance category at History Day LA. Landeros and his peers from Del Mar were the only continuation school students to compete in the regional competition.

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High to Host Open House, Arts Expo

Gabrielino High School will host an open house and arts expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, highlighting its award-winning visual and performing arts courses, college-preparatory curriculum and career technical education offerings. Gabrielino High School is at 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel.

5 San Gabriel Unified Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Follow-up Story: Five Gabrielino High School seniors – Hugo So, Jannelle Dang, Christopher Lung, Angelina Liang and Benjamin Vuong – were named finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program, placing them among 15,000 finalists selected from the 1.6 million students who apply by taking the PSAT each year.

Two San Gabriel Unified Students Named Carson Scholars

Follow-up Story: Gabrielino High School junior William Tantribeau and senior Janet Han were selected for the 2018 Carson Scholars fund, a $1,000 college scholarship awarded for academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. Students must be nominated by their school and perform community service efforts beyond what their schools require.