Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School danced and sang along to a playlist of upbeat songs on Sept. 26 as they built and hung paper chains with links featuring the names of students and something they had in common – a shared class, favorite food, or type of music. The chain-building activity culminated Gabrielino High School’s inaugural Mental Health Awareness Day, which brought students together to promote social connectedness and highlight issues like isolation.
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.
Hundreds of Roosevelt and Washington elementary families, staff and community members gathered on Oct. 20 to celebrate the fall season, kick off Halloween festivities and raise money for student programs during the schools' annual Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival events.
Coolidge Elementary School kicked off National Bullying Prevention Month on Oct. 1 with its first-ever Friendship Week, a series of campus-wide activities that promoted kindness. Students painted “friendship rocks” with positive messages, took part in a drum circle and learned about the school’s new friendship bench, intended to help them bond with their peers.