SEF Supplements Academic Curriculum at all 8 SGUSD Schools

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation organizes and offers a variety of programs that foster and celebrate educational excellence. To enhance the classroom and school-wide learning experience, the Foundation provides much-needed funding support for these programs. A primary goal of SEF is to ensure sustainability of programs that are at risk of  elimination due to continued budget cuts. The Foundation aims to touch the lives of every student in the SGUSD and to help those students achieve all of their educational goals.


Music and Dance Assemblies for the elementary schools

This year SEF partnered with The Music Center to bring incredible performances to all 5 SGUSD elementary schools. The groups presented wonderful diversity in music and dance and were thoroughly enjoyed by the students and staff.





Meet the Authors

SEF is proud to introduce a new program to our district. Meet the Authors brings local and nationally known authors to our schools to present their books and speak to the students about writing, literature and their careers as authors. These interactions encourage a joy for reading and writing. The Meet the Author visits will continue throughout the year.

Award winning author Julie Berry at GHS

Award winning author Julie Berry at GHS

Lynn Snowden and Principal Ross Perry

Lynn Snowden and Principal Ross Perry


Ms. Berry presented her novel, The Passion of Dolssa

Local author of Maezie's Pumpkin Patch, Lynn Snowden

Local author of Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch, Lynn Snowden, visited the elementary schools






Assemblies and Field trips at JMS

For 2015-16, SEF was able to fund the bus transportation and IMG_1048admission fees for all 7th and 8th graders at Jefferson to participate in an education field trip. The 8th graders were able to supplement their study of US History by visiting the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the 7th graders visited the Getty Museum to learn more about World History through art.

For 2016-17, SEF is exposing the students to professional musicians, performing a range of musical styles as well as a music IMG_1051performance in the Spring from the Music Center.


Field trips at Del Mar High School

12074704_1049315135118639_3803017917847150267_nSEF is thrilled to provide funding to send our students at Del Mar High School to educational field trips. A field trip can ignite passion for a certain subject or field in a student sparking interest in future studies or employment opportunities. What a great way to show our students that science is not just a school subject, it’s intrinsic in their daily lives and it can be fun too!

SEF Partners with the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

This Spring SEF will sponsor a special performance for SGUSD students to see Jornada at the Mission Playhouse. This performance invites students from all 8 schools to enjoy an exclusive preview of this incredible dance and music event, one day earlier than the general public. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience the beauty of our historic theater. img_3311

Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles

In 2015, SEF received a generous grant from the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center Foundation Fund that allowed us to build an incredible kitchen on the Jeffeson Middle School campus.  SEF has maintained this kitchen and continues to offer an afterschool cooking and nutrition course for 6-8th graders. The students learn about the importance of a healthy diet and improving our lives by making better food choices and have a delicious time doing it.image

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GHS College Counseling Program

SEF fully funds the Naviance counseling program for all high school students. Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post secondary goals. This program empowers students and their families to connect learning and post-graduation goals and provides schools and districts with the  information they need to help students prepare. Naviance also allows students to create a plan for their future based on their individual strengths and learning styles.

After School Library Hours at High Schools

To ensure all SGUSD students have improved access to technology and the availability of computers and the internet, SEF fully funds the after school library hours. This allows for access to the computer labs and media center outside of the regular school day.

Teacher Grants

This year SEF funded teacher grants are supporting the Award-winning Speech & Debate curriculum at Gabrielino HS, purchasing new chairs for the GHS choir program, a new bass for the orchestra at JMS, and reading and math materials for the 3rd grade at Coolidge Elementary.

A triumphant team at Nationals 2016.

A triumphant team at Nationals 2016.