Across the Area

Schools and war veterans are honored

HERITAGE Computer Science Academy celebrates being honored by the California PBIS Coalition with a gold medal award for excellence in PBIS implementation (GGUSD photo).

Ten schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District received awards for excellence in implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports). PBIS helps schools to encourage more positive student behavior, increase student performance and improve school climate. The awards from the California PBIS Coalition recognizes schools that are among the best in applying PBIS strategies to promote positive school climate and positive student behavior.

GGUSD schools that received the Gold Award include Faylane Elementary, Stanley Elementary, Heritage Computer Science Academy, and McGarvin Intermediate School. GGUSD schools that received the Silver Award include Russell Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, Doig Intermediate, Jordan intermediate, and Hare High School. Garden Grove High School received the Bronze Award.

Across GGUSD, 33 schools are at various levels of PBIS implementation, with all schools on pace to adopt PBIS by the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

9/11 to be remembered in Westminster

The City of Westminster will hold a 9/11 Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Westminster Police Officers Memorial in the Civic Center at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

The brief program will include a flag ceremony, moment of silence and remarks. It’s all in observance of the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. For more information, call (714) 895-2860 or go to

HB American Legion Post holds 100th anniversary event

A century of service to veterans and the community will be observed on Saturday, Sept. 21 as American Legion Post 133 of Huntington Beach will hold a 100th-year event at the Rodgers Center, 1706 Orange Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Honorees will be William Kettler and Fran Ritchey, veterans of World War II. The Legion was formed after World War I to support veterans of the “Great War.” Membership is open today to all veterans of federal military service.

Admission and parking are free and there will be refreshments, food and a kid zone.


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