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Ganado USD News

There’s always something great happening in the Ganado Unified School District. Whether it’s student and staff kudos, new district policies, special events, or athletics awards, we’ll post all the latest news right here.

Mental Health Awareness Month

History of the Event: May 13–19

Mental Health Awareness Week was initiated by the Mental Health Foundation to increase awareness and advocacy against mental health stigmas. Since its inception, it has grown into a globally recognized week that highlights the challenges faced by those with mental health issues and promotes the message of hope and recovery.

What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health and well-being. It seeks to educate the public on issues surrounding mental health, promote open dialogue, and encourage individuals to seek help if needed. The week is marked by activities, discussions, and outreach programs designed to break the stigma around mental health.

E.S.S. Department

Special Olympics Arizona’s (SOAZ) State Summer Games competition was in action from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27 at Kellis High School in Glendale. This is SOAZ’s biggest competition of the year and featured more than 1,500 athletes statewide celebrating inclusion and showcasing their skills. The three-day competition schedule includes track and field events: relay, shot put, turbo javelin, and many more.

Ganado High School Life Skills and Inclusion won ten gold medals, three silver medals, and two ribbons during the competition. The group was headed by their coach, Mr. Paul Peterson, and their advisors, Ms. Levi Fucoy (ESS inclusion teacher) and Ms. Jan Vigilia (ESS life skills teacher). Congratulations to all who participated.

Photos of students at Special Olympics Arizona's State Summer GamesMore photos of students at Special Olympics Arizona's State Summer Games
IEC/PAC Meetings

The Indian Education Committee (IEC) and Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Meeting Room. The monthly meeting dates are:

  • April 9, 2024
  • May 2, 2024 (43rd Annual Spring Parent Day)
  • May 14, 2024
  • June 11, 2024
  • July 9, 2024

IEC/PAC needs your support! We are looking for members to serve on the parent committees. Join the team and help us serve GUSD families. For more information, call (928) 755-1148/1063.