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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 5, 2012
After four years under the stewardship of alumna Deb Rinder, Glendale High School has a new principal. Monica Makiewicz, who had previously served as an assistant and associate principal at the school, takes over the top job this month, according to Glendale Unified officials. “Not only is she valued and respected by the Glendale High School staff, but she has established herself as a leader in the district who can continue to guide Glendale High School into the 21st Century,” Supt.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
Police are looking for a man who grabbed a Glendale High School student's breast as she walked to campus Monday morning. The student and her friend were heading to school about 8:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of Elk Avenue when a man walking toward them grabbed the top of her shoulders with both hands, then turned her slightly and grabbed her left breast, according to Glendale police. Police said she “looked down because she was shocked and didn't know what to do.” The man laughed and walked away, police said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 17, 2014
In honor of one of the most famous icons who has ever lived in the city, Glendale High School will change the name of its auditorium to the John Wayne Performing Arts Center, after the legendary actor who is not otherwise recognized in the city where he came of age. Before he took on his stage name, Marion Morrison attended what was then Glendale's only high school, then called Glendale Union High School. The future western film star played on the school's football team, served as class president during his senior year and acted in school productions before graduating in 1925.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 31, 2013
Glendale Unified has given final approval to the design of a new aquatic center at Glendale High School that features a pool three times the size of the current facility and that will accommodate hundreds of visitors. The Glendale Unified school board approved the design last week, with plans to break ground on the $11-million project in about a year. At 54 meters by 25 yards, the new pool will accommodate teams from all three of the district's main high schools and allow for three water polo practices to occur at once, or two swim meets at the same time.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
Just weeks before Glendale High's archery team competes in a state championship, five-time Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig dropped by Tuesday to offer advice to team members on their form, footing and follow-through. Lorig, who practices the sport for six to eight hours each day, said she's learned to remain cool under pressure because of the time she's put into archery. Originally from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, now the Republic of Georgia, Lorig was granted U.S. citizenship in 2005.
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By Chris Wiebe | June 23, 2006
Eager members of the class of 2006 swarmed around the outside steps at Glendale High School on Thursday as they readied themselves for the 2006 commencement ceremony. "I feel really anxious; I just want to get it over with," graduating senior Ryan Perez said. "I'm happy that school's over ? but the big step into the real world ? I just can't wait for it. It's overwhelming." Others were focused on the graduation night itself, with hopes that the ceremony would go off smoothly.
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By EDNA KARINSKI | July 11, 2006
I recently received an inquiry about the Glendale High cluster from a non-parent reader. Since I finally had proof that folks who don't have children attending public schools find this column of interest, I was happy to oblige with the explanation that schools "feeding" students into Glendale High School make up the Glendale cluster. These include Roosevelt and Wilson middle schools and the elementary feeders: Cerritos, Glenoaks, Horace Mann, John Marshall, R.D. White, Verdugo Woodlands and John Muir.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
The Glendale High School dance and drill team returned from a national competition recently with six first-place wins, the most a Glendale High team has secured at one time in the school's history. At the United Spirit Assn. nationals held in late March in Anaheim, director Kelly Palmer's varsity dance and drill teams won first place in five categories: large dance/drill, large all-male hip-hop, coed dance, championship large military and championship small military. The junior varsity team also came in first place in the open small military event.
NEWS
April 12, 2004
Edgar Shaghoulian, a senior at Glendale High School, was recently named one of 20 students who will receive a $1,000 Horace Mann Scholarship. The Horace Mann Scholarship Program recently awarded $50,000 in college scholarships to 26 high school seniors who are the children of U.S. public or private education employees. The Horace Mann Scholarship Program was open to high school seniors who are children or legal dependents of public or private education employees.
NEWS
October 17, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A physical education teacher who helps coach a Glendale High School baseball team was charged Wednesday with vandalizing an ex-girlfriend's car and getting a 17-year-old friend to help him. Hector Menchaca, 24, was charged with felony vandalism and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert E. Savitt said. The North Hollywood resident allegedly vandalized a former girlfriend's car several times in August and September.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
Just weeks before Glendale High's archery team competes in a state championship, five-time Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig dropped by Tuesday to offer advice to team members on their form, footing and follow-through. Lorig, who practices the sport for six to eight hours each day, said she's learned to remain cool under pressure because of the time she's put into archery. Originally from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, now the Republic of Georgia, Lorig was granted U.S. citizenship in 2005.
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COMMUNITY
April 30, 2014
Barbara Arnold, a long-time resident of La Cañada/Flintridge, passed away on March 10 following a brief illness. She was born in Los Angeles to Bernice Gilbert Kiggens and Earl Jennings Kiggens and was the eldest of three daughters. When Barbara was eleven years old the family moved to Glendale where she graduated from Glendale High School in 1946. She had maintained nearly perfect grades. Barbara was a member of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Southern California, obtaining her Master's Degree in Marketing.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
The Glendale High School A Cappella Choir is among 28 Southland high-school choirs participating in the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 25th annual High School Choir Festival, a yearlong program that culminates with a free concert on Friday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The 11 a.m. performance will feature the professional Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Singers directed by Lesley Leighton, associate conductor. Then, at 1 p.m., close to 1,000 students, including those from Glendale High, will perform led by Los Angeles Master Chorale Music Director Grant Gershon.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
Days after police pleaded for the public's help in finding a serial arsonist who has set 17 trash and furniture fires in Glendale, investigators still haven't received any tips. The lack of tips is likely due to the fact that many residents didn't see the fires because they were set either at night or in the early morning, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. “Right now, it's a who-dunnit, so our options are all open,” he said. The fires started in January, but have been mostly contained to pieces of furniture and trash left on neighborhood sidewalks and in alleys in south Glendale.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
The Glendale High School dance and drill team returned from a national competition recently with six first-place wins, the most a Glendale High team has secured at one time in the school's history. At the United Spirit Assn. nationals held in late March in Anaheim, director Kelly Palmer's varsity dance and drill teams won first place in five categories: large dance/drill, large all-male hip-hop, coed dance, championship large military and championship small military. The junior varsity team also came in first place in the open small military event.
NEWS
By Edna Karinski and By Edna Karinski | April 15, 2014
Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will be the location for this year's Glendale Solar Discovery Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by the nonprofit Rahus Institute, demonstrations will include solar cooking, solar etching, solar whirligigs, medallions and much more. The Rahus Institute seeks to provide clean-energy solutions for a sustainable world. -- The song “Hello, Goodbye” by the Beatles describes a special flag ceremony that will be hosted at R.D. White Elementary at 8:30 a.m. on April 30. The event will let students express a proper farewell to Suzanne Risse, former principal, while officially welcoming Narek Kassabian, current principal.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 10, 2014
A battle on the basketball court between Glendale police and firefighters raised $5,000 for local at-risk youth. Glendale fire personnel defended their championship title again this year, narrowly outscoring police 57-54 during the fourth annual Hoop Heroes game on Sunday at Glendale High School. Police and firefighters were competing to raise money for the Salvation Army's Zone Academy, which is an after-school program offering a safe environment for at-risk youth as well as tutoring in math, language and computer skills for students ages 8 to 13. Event organizers also collected 2,400 pounds of food to help stock the local pantry at the Salvation Army in Glendale, which distributes 12,600 pounds of food per month.
NEWS
March 29, 2014
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, March 29, 2014. Today's forecast is expected to be mostly sunny, with a 30% chance of rain at night. Here are your top headlines in the 818 region: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra , followed by aftershocks continuing throughout the morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey . The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth...
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
While family members of “The Duke” looked on, Glendale High School's auditorium was officially renamed the John Wayne Performing Arts Center on Friday to honor the 1925 graduate of the school. As a student of Glendale High in the 1920s, Wayne was known as Marion Morrison. He played on the Nitro's football team, wrote for the campus newspaper and served as chairman of the senior dance committee. He was also a member of Glendale's stage crew, performed in several theatrical productions and was voted by his classmates as senior class president.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | March 15, 2014
GLENDALE - Glendale High's baseball team has faced some tough pitching in nonleague action so far and its offense just hasn't found a way to overcome the bigger arms yet. Glendale, taking part in its first game of the Babe Herman Tournament on Saturday morning, looked, at times, overwhelmed at the plate, as Village Christian's Chris Davidson had his way with the lineup and led the Crusaders to a 4-1 win at Glendale High School. Like Johnson in the opener, Davidson struck out 13 batters, while allowing three hits and two walks in a complete game gem.  “He had command, never got behind, threw curveballs for first-pitch strikes,” said first-year Nitros Coach Alan Eberhart, whose team lost for the first time this season by more than one run. “We were overmatched and never really responded.” The Nitros (2-4)
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