San Gabriel Unified School District

  • 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.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Students Spread Joy, Sing Holiday Carols at City of Hope and Royal Vista

    Jefferson Middle School’s concert choir brought holiday cheer to cancer patients on Dec. 21 at City of Hope. Students sang carols in the Helford lobby before caroling through the halls of the children’s ward. That afternoon, the choir staged a concert from at Royal Vista Center in San Gabriel.

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  • 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.

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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.

Gabrielino High School Highlights Community during Annual ‘Gab Week’

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School students engaged in team-building activities, posted smiling selfies and relaxed with a therapy dog Nov. 5-9 as part of Gabrielino’s ninth annual Gab Week, a campaign that promotes a positive campus culture. This year’s activities centered around the theme “Happiness Starts Here.”

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Music Immersion Program Adds Folkloric Dance Elective

Roosevelt Elementary’s award-winning Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program has launched a folkloric dance elective to accompany more than a dozen electives that enhance student learning and achievement through music education. “When we structure our elective classes, we are always thinking about what kind of new cultural and artistic opportunities we can provide to our students,” MIE Coordinator Samantha Theisen said. “We are proud to have a diverse array of MIE classes that help students establish a connection to their community and cultures.”

San Gabriel Unified Selects 2018-19 Governing Board Student Representatives

Gabrielino High School senior Thomas Chung and Del Mar High School senior Armando Talamantes will serve as San Gabriel Unified’s 2018-19 Governing Board student representatives. Chung and Talamantes were sworn in at the Oct. 9 and Oct. 23 Governing Board meetings, respectively, and will report on the news and events at San Gabriel Unified’s eight schools.

Gabrielino High Student Named Theater Group Student Ambassador

Gabrielino High School stagecraft student Justin Gomez has been accepted into the Center Theatre Group’s Student Ambassador program, which provides Los Angeles County high school students with leadership training, professional development and access to theater and arts events. Gomez is the second Gabrielino student in two years to be accepted into the eight-month internship. He will collaborate with other ambassadors to design special events for peers and teach teens how to advocate for the arts.