Congratulations to Bolsa Grande High School’s very own STEM Club, advised by Mr. Ryan Tonthat, who placed first at the National Engineer Design Competition this April. This annual, hands-on engineering competition is aligned with the California State Board of Education and Next Generation Science Standards and is facilitated by the national organization MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement). MESA, an organization that focuses on disadvantaged students, has helped thousands of youth to become engineers, scientists, and mathematicians in the STEM field. READ FULL ARTICLE -------------->
Every year, the Garden Grove Unified School District honors our students’ visual arts achievements by showcasing exceptional student work at the GGUSD "First Impressions Student Art Exhibit". Earlier this week, after judging hundreds of outstanding pieces of artwork sent in from K-12 students, GGUSD awarded Bolsa Grande’s own JieQi Yan the “President of the School Board” award. Yan, who is enrolled in Mrs. Mindy Cherri's Ap 2-D Studio class, created the award-winning work "Children of Ethnic Minorities" in oil and gold leaf. It is a visually arresting piece in triptych format, which is traditionally three separate pieces of art designed to be displayed together. Yan's portfolio concentration is on children of multiple ethnicities, their beauty, and their challenges. READ FULL ARTICLE -------->
Austin Hedges, catcher of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres surprised the baseball program at Bolsa Grande High School with a generous donation of Under Armour baseball equipment valued at six thousand dollars. Last week, Bolsa Grande administrators and baseball coaches surprised students with the Under Armour shipment, which included baseball helmets, shirts, shoes, socks, and more. The Bolsa Grande Matadors are currently practicing and gearing up for the season, which is underway in March.
Recently, Matador alumni were able to give back to the community in a powerful way - former students of Bolsa Grande High School Visual -Impairment Program selected for Focus Group to help the community become more accessible to people with disabilities. When the city of Garden Grove reached out to GGUSD for assistance from visually-impaired volunteers for help with accessibility and ADA compliance, former Matadors were eager to help. Ms. Pam Rush, Teacher of the Visually Impaired here at BGHS, arranged for alum students Ngan Hua and Adrian Vazquez to participate in a focus group designed to reconstruct a city website that will far exceed ADA compliance and greatly strengthen services provided to the community.When the Garden Grove community needed help, our graduates were at the ready. At the February 13th meeting at Village Green Park, our alumni were able to provide constructive feedback and concrete solutions on how to improve accessibility for individuals with visual impairment. Technologies discussed included a talking “screen reader” program that a person with visual-impairment can use to access computers without a mouse, and the use of smartphones or mobile devices to provide accessibility to the Garden Grove City website. Our two former Bolsa Grande students will be continuing to meet and assist with the Garden Grove City focus group into the summer of 2018.
Seniors who have applied to four year universities must send SAT and/or ACT scores directly from collegeboard.org or act.org. Bolsa Grande can not send SAT/ACT scores to universities. Results can be sent to colleges for free if students make their request between the time of registration and one week after they take the test. After that time, a charge of $11 per score destination may apply. If a student sends SAT scores to CSU mentor (code #3594) all CSU schools will receive SAT scores. If a student sends their ACT score to at least one CSU campus they can use ACT Score Manager (www.csumentor.edu) to release their scores to additional campuses for free. Both SAT and ACT scores may be sent to any one of the UC schools and scores will automatically go to all UC schools.
Garden Grove Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Garden Grove Unified School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and equity should be directed to the Executive Director of K-12 Educational Services at (714) 663-6143. Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services at (714) 663-6464. Complaints may be mailed to 10331 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840.