San Gabriel Unified School District

  • 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 Unified Student to Compete in County Elementary Spelling Bee

    Coolidge Elementary fourth-grader Shannon Yan will represent San Gabriel Unified at the 14th annual Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Almansor Court Event Center in Alhambra. Yan triumphed over 10 classmates in the 12th annual Coolidge Spelling bee on Feb. 1, winning with her spelling of “ornament” and “uninhabited.”

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  • San Gabriel Unified Students Perform with SoCal Middle School Honor Orchestra

    Two Jefferson Middle School students – violinist David Wang and cellist Sasha Sengelmann – performed with the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association’s Middle School Honor Orchestra on Jan. 26. The audition-only orchestra, which selected less than 100 middle school students from across the state, performed four pieces at the 2019 SCSBOA Conference in Anaheim.

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San Gabriel Unified Student Named to All-State Honor Choir for 2nd Year

Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Eric Wang was named to the California Choral Directors Association (CCDA) Junior High/Ninth Grade All-State Honor Choir for the second year in a row. Wang, who is among just 120 students selected for the exclusive choir, will perform on Saturday, March 16 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in San Jose as part of the CCDA 2019 State Conference.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Achieve Continued Growth on State Standardized Tests

Roosevelt Elementary students improved their performance on California’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests in 2018, continuing a three-year upward trend attributed in part to the school’s Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program. Formed in 2015, the MIE program enhances student learning and achievement through music education. San Gabriel Unified launched the program after bring inspired by El Sistema programs throughout the country, as well as recent Northwestern University research that discovered a positive link between music education and lifelong academic success.

San Gabriel Middle School Students Shine at Speech and Debate Tourney

Jefferson Middle School students captured first, third and fourth-place trophies at the second Southern California Junior Forensic League tournament of the year, held Nov. 30 at Walter Reed Middle School. Daphne Nea took first place in Dramatic Interpretation, while Garrison Chan and Joseph Pheng won third in Original Duo and Mollee Angley placed fourth in Speeches to Entertain.

Gabrielino High Students Take Part in ‘One City, One Book, One Read’

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School students will enjoy a lecture via Skype with “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas on Monday, Dec. 10 as part of this year’s One City, One Book, One Read (OCOBOR) activities. The OCOBOR kicked off Dec. 3 with a visit from San Gabriel Police Chief Eugene Harris, who led students in small group discussions on how policing and race are dealt with in the novel. Gabrielino High is at 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified to Host Drug Prevention Education Seminar

San Gabriel Unified School District will hold a presentation for middle school and high school parents on drug education and prevention from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Gabrielino High School, 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel. Families will learn about vaping, substance abuse and mental health resources for students.

Gabrielino High Students Selected to Participate in 2018 National Christmas Tree Experience

Gabrielino High School students hand-painted 24 Christmas ornaments to decorate a tree in the 2018 National Christmas Tree experience – the only California school selected and one of just 56 across the country. Gabrielino High was chosen to represent California in the display, in which the 6-foot trees surround the 48-foot National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington D.C.

San Gabriel Unified Students Raise Funds for Peer Battling Cancer

Roosevelt Elementary fourth-graders honed their business skills during a Start-Up Summit, in which students applied for business licenses and designed, created and sold products to their peers, parents and community members. Students donated all funds raised to a Roosevelt fifth-grader who is battling cancer.