students and staff, but for the community as well. And who wouldn't want
to live in a neighborhood where they can send their children to an
With outstanding improvement in math and language arts over the last
two years, Mark Keppel, Balboa and Columbus elementary schools are among
those honored with invites. The schools that have been chosen to
participate are now in the midst of an intensive qualifying process.
Dedicated groups of parents, teachers, staff and students are huddled
together, spelling out the academic, artistic and community programs as
well as their dynamic results for the state to consider.
Those schools selected from that group will receive an observation
visit from a state-chosen team of educators where, deputy superintendent,
Alice Petrossian expects the schools to shine.
The Beeline hits Hoover!
This past Friday, Glendale Mayor Ginger Bremberg, kicked off the new
Glendale Beeline bus route, running Monday to Friday from Riverdale to
Hoover High (Concord and Glenwood). Able to carry some 1,200 students a day, the Beeline should go far to alleviate Hoover-Toll-Keppel cluster
Now, let's take a trek around the schools:
HERBERT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL -- Co-principals Pamela J. Good and Kevin
Welsh wanted to make very clear that Hoover High expects the best from
its students and why not? They've learned to expect it. Golda Philip,
Vaheh Shirvanian and Elizabeth Van Houten are all semifinalists in the
National Merit Scholarship Program.
In the music world. Hoover jazz musicians picked up six national
awards from Downbeat Magazine, the most won by any U.S. high school last
And in the Fourth Estate sector, three members of Hoover's Tornado
Times took top honors in competition against students from 25 other
schools at the recent Los Angeles Times Journalism Convention at Cal
State Northridge. Cindy Paladines captured first place in opinion
writing; Elizabeth Van Houten took first place in news writing; and Hasti
Poya took third place in feature writing. Congratulations to all!