San Gabriel Unified School District

Gabrielino High ‘Future Leaders’ Advance to National Conference

Fifteen members of San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) program are competing through Tuesday, July 2 at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The team advanced after students shined at the FBLA State Leadership Conference.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary’s Fourth Annual Unity Fest Celebrates Music, Community

Roosevelt Elementary transformed the San Gabriel Library into a music festival on April 27 with dance routines to “Footloose” and “Thriller,” a raucous Mariachi performance of “La Bamba” and a rock band rendition of “Earth Angel” during the fourth annual Music Immersion Experience (MIE) Unity Fest. Unity Fest was created by MIE coordinator Samantha Theisen and staff as a way to highlight the impact of music to the community and showcase MIE elective courses, which include handbell choir, ukulele, Orff percussion, camerata, drumline, Mariachi band and folkloric dance.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary’s 10th Annual ArtFest Celebrates Student Creativity

Washington Elementary students delighted parents and community members with vibrant self-portraits, lively musical performances and art demonstrations during the 10th annual ArtFest on April 26. ArtFest, a PTA-supported celebration of student talent and creative expression, transformed the school’s cafeteria into an art gallery showcasing still life paintings and multimedia projects alongside family-friendly art activities led by professional artists and Washington teachers.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary to Hold Carnival for Families, Community

San Gabriel Unified’s Coolidge Elementary will hold its annual Coolidge Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, providing a day of family-friendly activities that raising funds for school programs. The event will feature carnival games, a chill zone, rocket launches, face painting, refreshments for purchase, a rummage sale and a silent auction for teacher-led experiences. Coolidge is at 421 N. Mission Drive, San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified Music Immersion Program to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Roosevelt Elementary, home to San Gabriel Unified’s Music Immersion Experience program, will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. The event will feature performances from the program’s Mariachi band students, a professional Mariachi band, a taco cart provided Roosevelt PTA and conclude with a movie. Roosevelt Elementary is at 401 S. Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel.

SGUSD Music Immersion Experience Program to Hold Annual Unity Festival

Roosevelt Elementary’s Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program will hold its second MIE Unity Festival at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, highlighting electives like Mariachi band, folkloric dance, drumline, show choir and more. The festival will be at the San Gabriel library, 500 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary to Hold 10th Annual Art Festival

San Gabriel Unified’s Washington Elementary will hold its 10th annual ArtFest at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, celebrating student talent. ArtFest will feature choral and instrumental performances and family-friendly activities like chalk art and teacher-led sculpting lessons. Washington Elementary is at 300 N. San Marino Ave., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified Selects 2 New School Principals

San Gabriel Unified School District has selected Chris Guyer as Jefferson Middle School’s principal and Tuoi Nguyen as McKinley Elementary’s principal. Guyer brings 17 years of education experience and served as an assistant principal at Gabrielino High School for two years before being named Jefferson’s interim principal in January. Nguyen has served as McKinley’s assistant principal since 2015 and brings 18 years of experience. Guyer and Nguyen will begin their new posts in the 2019-20 school year.

Gabrielino High School’s Mental Health Day to Address Body Image Issues

As Gabrielino High School students arrived on campus on April 18, they were faced with a decision: walk through a gate adorned with the word “Beautiful” or one that read “Average.” The exercise kicked off Gabrielino’s final Mental Health Day of the year – focused on body image issues – and encouraged students to reflect on how everyone struggles with self-esteem at times. Gabrielino also provided presentations from a mental health advocate and stylist and an author/entrepreneur/social media influencer.