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Christine Vu Named Mitchell Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year!

We are very proud to announce that Christine Vu has been named the 2018-2019 Mitchell Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year! The Youth of the Year Program is a signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead…
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Mitchell is Recognized as an Honor Roll School

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) this week was named a California Honor Roll District and 40 of its schools were named 2017-2018 California Honor Rolls Schools, earning recognition for high achievement in student success, reduction in ach…
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Mitchell earns PBIS Bronze status!

We were one of six schools in GGUSD that were recognized for excellence in implementation of the Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions (PBIS) Program this past school year. All students were trained to be "Respectful, Responsible, and Safe"…
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Mitchell's PTO Carnival Celebrates Family and Fun

The Mitchell PTO Carnival ​was held on April 20th. Mitchell students and parents came to the school to enjoy fun games and good food with the Mitchell staff. A big thank you to our PTO and to the CSUF CASA group who also volunteered their time. Every…
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Mitchell Students Implement Peace Path

This year, Mitchell Elementary School has been more peaceful and fun thanks to implementation of the Peace Path! Each third through sixth grade classroom elected two student Peace Ambassadors. These were students who are naturally responsible, helpfu…
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Mitchell Students Celebrate Lunar New Year

On Tuesday, February 9th, Mitchell students celebrate the Lunar New Year with a culturally festive school assembly.

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

The 2019-2020 school year has many exciting things in store! We are very proud to announce that Mitchell has officially launched as an Apple School! We have implemented a one to one student to iPad program. Teachers will be utilizing native Apple applications with other technology like Apple TVs to foster 21st Century skills in our students. We will be focusing on iPads as a powerful learning tool to promote higher levels of collaboration, communication and critical thinking. These traits are integral to our students’ future success. iPads will be used to create rigorous, high level tasks that truly engage our students in meaningful tasks.

In addition to iPads, we have developed a comprehensive technology lab. The technology lab contains two green screen filming areas, Dash and Dot robots for coding and the space for coding activities, STEM centers, a full array of desktop computers, and a teaching station. The lab is conveniently located next to the library so that teachers can plan a wide variety of different activities during visits.

In the area of GGUSD Strategic Plan Goal II: Personal Skills, Mitchell was recently honored with Silver recognition from the California PBIS Coalition. Our PBIS Program continues to develop as we explicitly teach students how to behave across all school settings and then work to positively promote these behaviors through the use of Eagle Pride Tickets. This school year we will continue our “Flight Plans” which are a unique Check-In Check-Out opportunity for some of our amazing students. The Peace Path program will continue in its third year of operation. Select students are elected by their classmates as Peace Ambassadors. They are trained in conflict mediation which builds leadership skills in themselves while making Mitchell a happier place to be. 

 

Our last focus of this school year is to implement components of AVID Elementary. AVID is a unique, research-based program that successfully helps students across the nation prepare for college through deeper thinking, explicit teaching of organization, note taking and study habits, and exposure to college and the admissions process. A cadre of teachers and I attended the AVID Summer Institute. We will take our learning to foster in our students these important traits that will lead them to be successful not only in school, but in life. 

 

I cannot say enough about how excited I am about this upcoming school year! Thank you for entrusting us with your child. It is an honor and responsibility that we take very seriously. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Christopher Francis

Principal

cfrancis@ggusd.us

Our School

Mitchell teachers use cutting-edge instructional strategies and integrate 21st century technology into daily instruction.

Mitchell students continue to show academic growth on state standardized tests. The percent of students who nearly met, met, or exceeded state standards on the rigorous SBAC test are 67% in English Language Arts and 73% in Math.

Mitchell offers after-school interventions, free tutoring, and enrichment in robotics and coding.

Mitchell’s robust College and Career Mentoring Program pairs elementary students with college students who serve as positive role models, provide help with school work, and promote positive self-esteem.

Mitchell has brand new playground equipment as well as soccer and basketball leagues that keep students active.

Mitchell fosters a warm, inclusive school culture with a focus on respect, responsibility, and safety through its Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.

Mitchell students are trained in kindness. The school’s Peacekeeper program supports students with problem-solving, communication, and conflict resolution.

 

Choose Mitchell!

  • Experienced, exceptional staff ready to meet the needs of all students, including credentialed teachers, special education teachers/support staff, psychologist, counselor, instructional aides, librarian, and technology support staff
  • Free after school opportunities including Boys and Girls Club, coding class, mentoring, academic support
  • Innovative use of Chromebooks and iPads as part of daily instruction Visual and performing arts program, weekly music lessons by a
  • credentialed music teacher, choral and instrumental for upper grade
  • Robust College and Career Mentoring program
  • Culture of respect, responsibility, and safety through strong PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) Program
  • Active Parent Teacher Organization creates strong school community with fun events like carnivals and cultural celebrations
  • School survey shows students, parents and staff are happy to be a part of the Mitchell community