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December 20, 2012
After hiking up a steep Ojai trail in 90-degree heat this October, a group of Clark Magnet High School Students came upon abandoned camps where illegal marijuana growers lived and cultivated plants grown with an excess of illegal chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This was all part of the plan. The student group, led by Clark teacher Dominque Evans-Bye, had compiled research on the harmful effects of marijuana grown illegally to compete in the nationwide Lexus Eco Challenge. As the students made their way to the camps, they hiked behind three armed officers who led the way by cutting through brush that blocked their path.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 17, 2012
As Clark Magnet High School readied to open its doors in September 1998, Principal Doug Dall knew he would have to work efficiently to turn the experiment into something with staying power. “When the idea was broached to have Clark Magnet come online, there was a lot of doubt about whether it would succeed or not,” Dall said. “In fact, a lot of things we did from a design standpoint was to design it as a general comprehensive high school. The idea was, should it fail, to gerrymander the [high school]
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April 21, 2005
Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools were named California Distinguished Schools this week, with Clark receiving special commendation for its career education. The two La Crescenta high schools, which also serve students from the west edge of La Cañada Flintridge, were among 194 schools given the award in its 20th year. Clark was one of just 12 schools in the state to receive the Exemplary Career Technical Education Program Award, which recognizes schools that provide real-world career education to students.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 20, 2012
Crescenta Valley High School emerged victorious Monday in the Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl, which pits some of the district's brightest high school students against one another in a game-show-style competition. “I think we all tried hard to do the best we could to succeed,” Crescenta Valley junior Tae Min Kim said as he posed for a victory photo with his teammates. Following the Crescenta Valley score of 79 points was Clark Magnet with 68 points, Hoover with 65 points and Glendale with 62 points.
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January 18, 2003
Students in Clark Magnet High School's Dance Club put three months of hard work to the test Friday when they performed live in front of their peers during lunchtime in the school's outdoor amphitheater. Seven members of the school's dance club wore white and black outfits and danced to popular songs by recording artists Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez. "We made it all up," 15-year-old Nairi Issagholian said. "Dancing together unites us, kind of like we're a team."
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December 15, 2003
LIGHTING OF THE MENORAH While most of the city is thinking about trees, wreaths and eggnog, Glendale's Chabad community is thinking about menorahs, dreidels and latkes. The third night of Hanukkah will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Sunday by lighting a giant menorah in front of the main inside entrance of JCPenney at the Glendale Galleria, 2148 Glendale Galleria. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM Student musicians from Clark Magnet, Glendale and Hoover high schools will perform holiday shows for the community this week.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 20, 2009
Last weekend Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools’ robots faced 58 other teams in the Los Angeles regional competition through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology). The teams had been engineering their robots since winter break and both felt ready for the challenge. Each year FIRST creates a game that combines engineering skill with creativity and imagination. This year the game was called “Lunacy” and was a type of basketball on wheels.
NEWS
March 17, 2000
Anderson The following incidents were taken from police reports. Glendale Galleria: A 19-year-old Alhambra woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing $43 in unspecified items from J.C. Penney. Glendale Galleria: A 31-year-old Glendale man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing several items from Planet X, Baby Gap, Knuckleheads, and the Limited Too stores. Verdugo Boulevard and Harvard Street: Two Glendale High School students were arrested Monday on suspicion of fighting in public.
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March 1, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Crescenta Valley High School will defend its scholastic title at the 2002 High School Scholastic Bowl later this month. Glendale Unified's High School Scholastic Bowl is an academic competition in math, science, history, language arts and fine arts. The competition will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Glendale High School auditorium, 1440 E. Broadway. KNBC-TV Channel 4 weatherman Fritz Coleman will quiz student teams from Crescenta Valley, Clark Magnet, Glendale and Hoover high schools.
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May 31, 2002
Gary Moskowitz LA CRESCENTA -- Linda Kim is excited about finding the truth behind any problem or concern of her peers. Kim, 18, has taken that excitement and applied it to high school journalism as editor-in-chief of Clark Magnet High School's Clark Chronicle newspaper. Kim was one of 40 high school students honored Wednesday evening at the fifth annual Journalism Awards. The awards are given to Glendale students for outstanding work in their high school newspapers.
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May 3, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! It's going to be a hot weekend. Today the high is expected to reach 88 and low 60 in Glendale.  Top news in your region this Saturday, May 2: Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta honored recently deceased secretary Barbara Melone , known by students and staff for her wit.    Two Burbank elementary schools, Joaquin Miller and R.L. Stevenson, received state recognition . The...
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
Of nearly 2,300 Glendale Unified students who began high school in 2009, 90.4% went on to earn their diplomas as part of the class of 2013, according to data that state officials released this week. Meanwhile, nearly 140 students dropped out, giving the school district a 6.1% dropout rate. Overall, Glendale Unified's graduation rate comes in well above the 80% state average. "For the first time in our state's history, more than 80% of our students are graduating - a clear sign of their hard work and the support they receive from their teachers, families and communities," said state Supt.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
After Phiona Mutesi lost her father to AIDS when she was 3 years old, she grew accustomed to always feeling hungry and searching for food in one of the world's worst slums. When she was 9 years old, she followed her brother to where she had heard porridge was promised to her and other children in the Katwe slum of Uganda. When she arrived, she saw the other children playing chess in a program established by Sports Outreach Institute, a Christian ministry that offers sports programs in areas around the world affected by war or poverty.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
Students from Clark Magnet High School emerged as the winners of this year's Smart-a-Thon, a trivia tournament and fundraiser put on by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thirty-four sponsored teams of four people each representing local businesses, schools and government offices went head to head once again at the Verdugo Hills Hospital Wednesday to see if they knew what was Idaho's nickname or how many different five-card poker hands could be dealt from a 52-card deck. "It's kind of a bragging rights-type thing to win … it's just fun that way, but everyone kind of takes it seriously," said Steve Pierce, chamber president and business ambassador for the Montrose Shopping Park Assn.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 13, 2013
Two groups of students at Clark Magnet High School are each in the running to win $30,000 after successfully beating more than 30 other teams at high schools across the western region in an environmental studies competition. As part of the Lexus Eco Challenge, one team looked at how land devastated by the Station Fire is recovering and the other studied the effects of acid rain. After collecting data from two high-altitude balloons students launched in 2012 and earlier this year, Team 696 captured images taken thousands of miles above the Angeles National Forest, including the more than 160,000 acres burned in the Station Fire.
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By Emily Foxhall, emily.foxhall@latimes.com | December 9, 2013
Eleven years ago, a student graduating from Clark Magnet High School harbored a slight interest in the military. Now, that student's military interest has blossomed and she is set to start flying Black Hawk helicopters for the Army. In a case of changing and pursued passions, Meghedie “Meg” Dersarkissian, 29, will graduate from Army Aviation School in Alabama on Dec. 19. “I've always loved the idea of rescue,” said Dersarkissian, who, while deployed in Afghanistan for the Air Force, still thought she still might pursue a career as a veterinarian.
NEWS
November 26, 2013
I found the article by Mark Kellam on Nov. 21 about the performance of our Glendale Unified high schools that cited the percentage of graduation completion and CSU/UC admission readiness criteria of interest. Rather than the board members ringing their hands, wondering how to improve the performance data cited, they first should look at the unbelievable counselor/student ratio per counselor in each school. Using their own 2012 enrollment data they might acknowledge the fact that these overworked and committed staff members are the first and most important individuals who could implement change.
NEWS
November 11, 2013
The first local walk of its kind designed to inspire teens to celebrate life and connect with adults who can guide them through personal challenges or thoughts of suicide will take place Saturday in La Crescenta. The idea for the walk came from Mark Yeager, a chaplain at the YMCA of the Foothills, who was searching for a meaningful way to involve the community in addressing numerous recent teen suicides by providing resources to high school students. During the past year and a half, Yeager said he has known of nine teens in the YMCA of the Foothills' coverage area who have committed suicide.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 10, 2013
Over the next three years, Clark Magnet High School students will document the debris plaguing the marine life off the California coast with help from a $99,767 grant they recently received from State Farm. Clark Magnet teacher Dominique Evans-Bye, who will advise the students on the project, has traveled with them to the Pacific Ocean three times over the summer where they documented debris such as fishing lines, plastics and nets that pose a hazard to birds, fish, whales and dolphins.
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