San Gabriel Unified School District

  • 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.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary Schools Celebrate Fall Season, Community

    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.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Elementary Promotes Kindness During ‘Friendship Week’

    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.

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Gabrielino High Promotes Mental Health Awareness, Social Connectedness

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.

San Gabriel Unified Promotes High School Voter Education Week

Gabrielino High School is promoting civic engagement and education – and preparing students for the Nov. 6 election – by taking part in the state’s High School Voter Education Weeks, which run through Sept. 28. The two weeks of activities – which launched on Sept. 17 – include voter registration and pre-registration for Gabrielino juniors and seniors in U.S. history and government/economics classes. By pre-registering, students will automatically become active voters once they turn 18.

Gabrielino High Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Gabrielino High seniors Carlos Pondevida and Kevin Quach were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, placing them in the running for the prestigious award and financial aid thanks to exemplary scores on the Preliminary SAT. Pondevida and Quach are among 16,000 students across the country being considered for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million.

San Gabriel Unified Special Education Teacher Recognized by SELPA

San Gabriel Unified special education teacher Kenna McRae was recognized on Sept. 11 as the 2017-18 Exceptional Special Education Teacher by the West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) consortium. McRae was honored for her tireless advocacy on behalf of special education and for her dedication to her students’ academic and socioemotional success. Photos are available.

San Gabriel Unified Welcomes School and Community Engagement Officer

San Gabriel Police Department Officer Dane Woolwine will serve as San Gabriel Unified’s School and Community Engagement Team (SCET) officer in 2018-19. SCET is a joint outreach program between SGPD and SGUSD tasked with fostering positive relationship between the police and schools.

San Gabriel Unified High School to Host Speech and Debate Tournament

Gabrielino High School’s nationally acclaimed speech and debate team will kick off its 2018-19 season with an icebreaker tournament from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the school, 1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified Continuation School Receives Grant to Fund Field Trips

San Gabriel Unified’s Del Mar High School received a $1,200 grant from the San Gabriel Educational Foundation to fund its cultural and environmental field trip program for 2018-19. Each year, the Del Mar field trip program gives students the opportunity to explore potential career fields and new cultural and environmental experiences they have not seen before.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Receive Free Backpacks, School Supplies

Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Roosevelt Elementary ended their first week of school with a surprise gift of 60 backpacks full of school supplies and extra classroom supplies from Copper Moose Fitness in Pasadena. On Aug. 24, Copper Moose employees and San Gabriel Police officers helped students sift through backpacks emblazoned with superheroes, Disney characters, unicorns, emojis and lively patterns to find the perfect one.

San Gabriel Unified Launches 2018-19 Year with Expanded Programs

San Gabriel Unified students and staff returned for the 2018-19 year on Aug. 20, greeted by new principals and expanded learning opportunities designed to boost academic achievement. The District expanded its transitional kindergarten program to one additional school and added new classes to its signature Spanish dual-language immersion and elementary music immersion programs. Photos are available.

Gabrielino High Student Gives Back to San Gabriel Unified Elementary

Gabrielino High junior Jaden Raymundo completed his Eagle Scout project at Roosevelt Elementary on Aug. 5 by leading his troop in building a chessboard and two benches near the school’s gardens. Roosevelt Elementary received new garden beds earlier in 2018 as part of another Eagle Scout project by Gabrielino students. Photos are available