San Gabriel Unified School District

  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Receive Free Backpacks, School Supplies

    Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Roosevelt Elementary ended their first week of school with a surprise gift of 60 backpacks full of school supplies and extra classroom supplies from Copper Moose Fitness in Pasadena. On Aug. 24, Copper Moose employees and San Gabriel Police officers helped students sift through backpacks emblazoned with superheroes, Disney characters, unicorns, emojis and lively patterns to find the perfect one.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Launches 2018-19 Year with Expanded Programs

    San Gabriel Unified students and staff returned for the 2018-19 year on Aug. 20, greeted by new principals and expanded learning opportunities designed to boost academic achievement. The District expanded its transitional kindergarten program to one additional school and added new classes to its signature Spanish dual-language immersion and elementary music immersion programs.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Middle School Mentors to Welcome New Students

    Jefferson Middle School’s incoming sixth-graders received a warm welcome at their new school during a morning of friendly competition and group bonding during the Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) Program orientation on Aug. 13. WEB transforms eighth-graders into mentors and teaches them about leadership while providing sixth-graders with a sense of support and school spirit.

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San Gabriel Unified to Kick Off 2018-19 School Year Aug. 20

San Gabriel Unified School District will welcome students for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 20. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of academic and enrichment programs, including Spanish dual-language immersion, music immersion and STEM instruction in elementary school, mock trial team and AVID at the middle school and a nationally acclaimed speech and debate program at the high school.

San Gabriel Unified Middle School Mentors to Welcome New Students

Jefferson Middle School’s incoming sixth-graders will get to know their new middle school during a morning of friendly competition and group bonding during the Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) program orientation, held 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 13. WEB transforms eighth-graders into mentors and teaches them about leadership while providing sixth-graders with a sense of support and school spirit.

San Gabriel Unified Educators Explore Design-Based Learning during Summer Institute

Nearly 40 San Gabriel Unified administrators and teachers learned how to execute Design-Based Learning (DBL) lessons during the DBL Summer Institute, held July 25-31 at Art Center in Pasadena. Educators from SGUSD’s elementary, middle and high schools learned how to implement DBL instruction, which helps students acquire, retain and synthesize classroom lessons through kinesthetic problem-solving. The District plans to introduce DBL instruction across all education levels and eventually establish a DBL demonstration school.

San Gabriel Unified to Expand Transitional Kindergarten Program

San Gabriel Unified will add transitional kindergarten (TK) classes at one new site in 2018-19, continuing a multi-year early learning program rollout. McKinley Elementary, which hosts a Spanish dual-language immersion program and STEM instruction with coding, robotics and augmented reality, will join Roosevelt and Washington elementary schools in offering transitional kindergarten in 2018-19.

Gabrielino High School to Expand Mandarin Instruction in 2018-19

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will expand its Mandarin course offerings with new instruction for both beginners and native speakers in 2018-19, furthering a districtwide effort to promote multilingualism and multiculturalism. “Mandarin for Heritage Learners,” which will be offered as part of the Mandarin 4 class, aims to enhance the overall education of Chinese heritage students who are native speakers by boosting Chinese literacy, intercultural knowledge and social development. The school is also considering an introductory Mandarin course, which will help students learn about Chinese culture, acquire Chinese conversational skills and have the opportunity to interact with people in Chinese-speaking communities.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Music Program Adds New Electives

Roosevelt Elementary’s Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program is offering a new folklorico dance class and songwriting/improv class in 2018-19, expanding the program’s elective offerings to more than a dozen courses. The folklorico dance elective will complement Roosevelt’s Mariachi band class, which was introduced in fall 2017. Songwriting/improv will challenge students to create their own musical performances.

Gabrielino High Earns Excellence Award at National Speech Tourney

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School earned its 11th consecutive School of Excellence Award at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament on June 22. The honor is given to the top 20 schools at the national tournament. Photos are available.

Gabrielino High School to Add Mandarin Courses

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will add two new semester-long Mandarin classes to its course offerings. The introductory Mandarin course will help students learn about Chinese culture, acquire Chinese conversational skills and have the opportunity to interact with people in Chinese-speaking communities. The second course aims to help enhance the overall education of Chinese heritage students who are native speakers, and will focus on boosting Chinese literacy, intercultural knowledge and social development.