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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 11, 2011
Two Dunsmore Elementary School teachers sickened last month by chemical fumes that permeated their classrooms will likely remain on medical leave for another couple of weeks, they said. Kindergarten teacher Karen Nagao and kindergarten-first grade teacher Debbie Kramer left work on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23, respectively, and have since undergone a battery of medical examinations. “We are improving, but not ready to be back at work yet,” Kramer said in an email Friday. “There have been many appointments with specialists and we are waiting for all the results, and another check with the pulmonologist in two weeks.” Two substitutes hired to fill in have been working closely with the Dunsmore teaching staff to make sure classroom instruction stays on pace, said Principal Karen Stegman.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 1, 2009
Dunsmore Elementary School Principal Mary La Masa will be leaving as principal at the end of the year and taking a new role as administrator at the Glendale district. ?It?s a good thing,? La Masa said. She became principal six years ago and said it will be difficult to say goodbye to her students but that she will not be going far. ?I will miss the kids the most,? she said. ?I love the teachers, staff and parents but its all about these kids.? She told her staff of her departure earlier in the week and sent a letter to parents on Thursday.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 7, 2013
When Glendale Unified officials downsized the Japanese dual-language program at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School last month, they committed to finding another school to offer one or two additional classes in the program. Officials are now eyeing Valley View and Dunsmore elementary schools because their overall enrollments are lower than average. Glendale United Supt. Dick Sheehan will meet with parents of students at those schools on Nov. 20 to discuss moving the Japanese dual-language program to one of those campuses.
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March 1, 2003
Historical impressionist Peter Small sported full 1790s American attire Friday and acted the role of the nation's first president, George Washington, at two special assemblies for students at Dunsmore Elementary School. In front of the school's 517 students, Small dispelled some of the myths about the first president. He told students that Washington's "wooden teeth" were actually made from ivory tusks and that the "cherry tree" story was made up to emphasize the importance of telling the truth.
FEATURES
By Robin Goldsworthy | March 20, 2009
It was a warm cloudless day last Friday afternoon, March 13 when 10 Tiger Cubs from Pack 360, Den 6 visited the offices of the Valley Sun newspapers. The Scouts attend different Crescenta Valley elementary schools including Dunsmore, Valley View, Fremont and Mountain Avenue. Visiting the office was a requirement for the Den to acquire their Tiger badge. For visiting the Valley Suns, they will get their “Go See It” bead, which is black in color. “I’m having a good time at the newspaper,” said John Moore, 6, of Dunsmore.
FEATURES
January 3, 2009
ELKS ANNOUNCE HOOP SHOOT WINNERS The Glendale High School gym was the site for this year?s annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition, drawing boys and girls from Glendale?s elementary schools. Winners of the lodge competition were boys ages 8 to 9: Andrew Ginkel (Monte Vista), first place; Trey Ballard (Valley View), second place; and David Lewis (Dunsmore) third place. Girls ages 8 to 9: Nariseh Haratounian (John Muir), first place; Alana Hipolito (John Marshal)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2006
The Smoky Hollow Woodcarvers will host the annual Woodcarving Show co-sponsored by L.A. Parks & Recreation. The event is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Crescenta Valley Park, at the corner of Dunsmore and Honolulu in North Glendale. All attendees will be given a free raffle ticket. The California Carvers Guild members have created a large variety of works representing relief, chip carving, birds, decoys, fish, caricature, and wood burning. There will be several contests and a raffle of many high quality items.
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January 25, 2008
  Ten Years Ago Parents living within the Glendale Unified School District learned there might be school boundary changes made in order to implement reduced class sizes in grades K-3 and to eliminate overcrowding. Campuses involved in the discussion included Mountain Avenue, Monte Vista, La Crescenta, Fremont Lincoln and Dunsmore elementary schools.   Twenty Years Ago Verdugo Hills Bowling Center on Foothill Boulevard was the venue when Holy Redeemer seventh and eighth grade youth groups held a bowling tournament.
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By Camila Castellanos | December 28, 2013
A Glendale Unified School District plan to increase enrollment at La Crescenta-area elementary schools to allow for the expansion of dual-language immersion programs has ignited an intense debate among foothill neighbors regarding potential changes to their communities. The GUSD plan would nearly double enrollment over a seven-year period at Dunsmore and Valley View elementary schools. Dunsmore will incorporate the expansion of the Japanese dual-language program currently held at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School.
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By Camila Castellanos | December 28, 2013
A Glendale Unified School District plan to increase enrollment at La Crescenta-area elementary schools to allow for the expansion of dual-language immersion programs has ignited an intense debate among foothill neighbors regarding potential changes to their communities. The GUSD plan would nearly double enrollment over a seven-year period at Dunsmore and Valley View elementary schools. Dunsmore will incorporate the expansion of the Japanese dual-language program currently held at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 7, 2013
When Glendale Unified officials downsized the Japanese dual-language program at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School last month, they committed to finding another school to offer one or two additional classes in the program. Officials are now eyeing Valley View and Dunsmore elementary schools because their overall enrollments are lower than average. Glendale United Supt. Dick Sheehan will meet with parents of students at those schools on Nov. 20 to discuss moving the Japanese dual-language program to one of those campuses.
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By Katherine Yamada | June 1, 2012
Up in the Crescenta Valley, residents often see signs referring to Dunsmore, as in canyon, avenue, park, elementary school and even as in sediment debris basin. But who was the person behind all those signs? Jo Anne Sadler, the valley's resident historian, decided to find out. The first thing she found was that his name has many spellings. She's seen it as Dunsmoor, Dunsmore and Dunsmuir. She says the correct spelling was Dunsmoor. “While the Dunsmoor family only lived in the valley for a few years, they left their mark," she wrote in the Crescenta Valley Historical Society's newsletter, the Ledger, published in March 2011.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 6, 2012
The president of the California Teachers Assn. visited Dunsmore Elementary School on Tuesday to read to a group of second-grade students as part of Read Across America, a national literacy effort. Dean Vogel started his education career as an elementary school counselor with the Vacaville Unified School District in Solano County before rising through the ranks to head one of California's most powerful unions. He visited with students at the La Crescenta school, and later with Glendale teachers at Toll Middle School in South Glendale, at the invitation of union's local chapter.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 11, 2011
Two Dunsmore Elementary School teachers sickened last month by chemical fumes that permeated their classrooms will likely remain on medical leave for another couple of weeks, they said. Kindergarten teacher Karen Nagao and kindergarten-first grade teacher Debbie Kramer left work on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23, respectively, and have since undergone a battery of medical examinations. “We are improving, but not ready to be back at work yet,” Kramer said in an email Friday. “There have been many appointments with specialists and we are waiting for all the results, and another check with the pulmonologist in two weeks.” Two substitutes hired to fill in have been working closely with the Dunsmore teaching staff to make sure classroom instruction stays on pace, said Principal Karen Stegman.
NEWS
September 27, 2011
Dunsmore Elementary School students displaced last week by chemical fumes released during the cleanup of a decomposing animal were expected to return to their classrooms Wednesday, district officials said. Two teachers sickened during the incident remain on medical leave, while Principal Karen Stegman and a maintenance worker were examined Friday and cleared to return to work, officials said. No students were harmed. The episode began on Sept. 20 when school staff noticed a peculiar odor and asked maintenance workers to investigate.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 13, 2011
Dunsmore Elementary students on Tuesday met the source of their cheese and yogurt - Holly and Milk Dud, a cow and calf that were brought by as part of a “mobile dairy” classroom. For some children, it was their first time seeing live cows up close. Holly and Milk Dud, the calf, were introduced by Laura LaFayette of the Dairy Council of California in her mobile classroom - a truck and trailer parked on the schoolyard. There she showed the children the nutrient-filled alfalfa hay that cows eat, regurgitate into cud, then swallow and digest in their four-compartment stomach.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 29, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — Early offense put the Jewel City Bears Junior Baseball team in the driver's seat, but consistently effective pitching and defense drove it home to the Tri-Cities District 16 Tournament of Champions title with a 7-2 win over Crescenta Valley Kelly & Small Accounting on Wednesday night at Dunsmore Park. Jewel City starting pitcher Eric Winner went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win, as the Bears played nearly error-free defense behind him throughout the night.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 16, 2010
Dunsmore Elementary School physical education teacher Roger Sondergaard was standing in the middle of a makeshift track on the school playground calling out instructions. "If you are wearing Dunsmore clothing jog on the inside," he directed through a microphone. Circling around him was what looked like a swimming school of children, teachers and parents. Some were walking, some skipping, some running. All of them were smiling. "It's sort of a fun way to start a Friday," said Dunsmore Principal Karen Stegman.
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