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.
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.
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.”
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.