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
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.
Alyssa Liu, a senior at San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School, was among 30 high school students from across Southern California to receive a $40,000 STEM college scholarship from Edison International during surprise announcements on March 26. She was selected from more than 2,000 applicants.
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.