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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
Glendale Unified will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds - a potential $30 million payout - a decision that avoids a confrontation with the district's teachers union regarding the use of test scores that scuttled the highly-sought grant application last year. Supt. Dick Sheehan announced that the district had bowed out of the race during Tuesday's board meeting, with 16 days remaining until the application would have been due. With tens of millions of grant dollars to potentially secure, the district planned to use the money to establish robotics labs at all four middle schools, hire additional counselors and fund after-school enrichment classes for high school students.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
Roosevelt Middle School and Glendale Unified's headquarters will be among the first sites in the school district to receive new camera systems in a district-wide effort to enhance security on campuses. The Glendale School Board approved allocating $3 million in Measure S funds in late 2012 to bolster security at its 30 schools. Since then, crews have made improvements to perimeter fencing and have installed panic buttons at the majority of school sites that allow school staff to make calls to 911 with a single push.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
As Glendale school officials continue to review a plan to offer the district's popular dual-language immersion classes through the 12th grade , they announced this week which high schools would offer the foreign-language courses. At the elementary level, the dual-immersion program has students spend at least half the instructional day speaking and learning in a language other than English. At the high-school level, students would continue studying their chosen language with an intensive class every day. According to the proposal, Hoover High School would offer German, French, Italian and Armenian classes and would offer a Spanish class for students currently enrolled at Franklin and Edison elementary schools.
NEWS
By Stephen Ceasar | September 16, 2013
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities . Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to screen students' social media posts. The school district had been doing so for about a year, the Los Angeles Times reported . "I heard rumors that GUSD was doing a little bit of monitoring - but nothing as official as this," he said.
FEATURES
By photographs and story by ruth longoria valley sun | October 3, 2008
Valley View Elementary School teaching staff and Principal Carla Walker received a surprise during last Friday morning’s student assembly. Walker and the teachers were awarded “super hero” capes for thier work in helping the PTA, which recently was honored by Glendale School District for the PTA’s 100% membership. This is the second-year the Valley View’s PTA has earned first-place in the district for membership, said Molly Hwang, Valley View’s PTA president.
NEWS
January 19, 2007
Anti-violence message presented The Glendale Commission on the Status of Women is partnering with the Glendale School District to present Yellow Ribbon Week this week to raise awareness of non-violent conflict resolution. The commission has donated $3,500 of materials on the subject to 23 schools. Diamond awards nominations sought The Glendale Cultural Affairs office is looking for nominations of individuals and groups for Diamond Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in the arts.
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Nancy Scott Warnock, 72, passed away April 28, 2004 at her home in La Crescenta. She was born on Jan. 2, 1932 in Jackson, Mich., attended Jackson schools and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1953. She was a longtime resident of La Crescenta. Nancy enjoyed a successful career as a teacher of Lincoln, Glenoaks and Mark Keppel schools in the Glendale school district. She was an active member and deacon at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church. Nancy was also very involved in her college sorority alumni group, Kappa Alpha Theta, PEO, and Villa Esperanza in Pasadena.
FEATURES
December 30, 2005
Ten Years Ago ... A windstorm with gusts of up to 100 miles per hour battered the foothills on New Year's Eve 1995. The warm Santa Ana winds started in the early evening before building force; at about 11:30 p.m. area residents began calling in damage reports. By 7 a.m. Jan. 1, 1996, the winds abated and cleanup began. Twenty Years Ago ... A La Crescenta man who befriended two hitchhikers was beaten up by the two young men and robbed of his $700 car. The victim was treated at Verdugo Hills Hospital for injuries he suffered in the attack.
COMMUNITY
September 14, 2012
Mildred A. Dandy August 31, 2012, Mildred A. Dandy peacefully passed away in Oxnard, California. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mildred was the devoted mother of Ronald Dandy (Topeka, KS), Bruce Dandy (Oxnard, CA), and Cynthia Bali (Austin, TX). She lived in Burbank and Glendale most of her adult life and was a volunteer at Glendale Adventist Hospital and worked as a Teacher's Aide with the Glendale School District. Mildred was a dedicated elections volunteer for the Villa Cabrini Community in Burbank.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
Five motorists were arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunk driving during a police checkpoint. Nearly 800 vehicles drove through the checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Brand Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, but only 65 vehicles were screened, according to Glendale police. Police conducted 19 field sobriety tests and towed two vehicles during the grant-funded checkpoint aimed at decreasing deaths and injuries tied to motorists who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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NEWS
March 20, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, March 20, 2014. Temperatures in the area are expected to reach a high of 75 and a low of 54 in the Glendale area and a slight chance of drizzle at night, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your top headlines in the 818 region: Data compiled by the Glendale Police Department shows that two of the top 10 intersections with the highest collision rates in the city are situated in the city's busiest neighborhood : downtown.
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NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
Roosevelt Middle School and Glendale Unified's headquarters will be among the first sites in the school district to receive new camera systems in a district-wide effort to enhance security on campuses. The Glendale School Board approved allocating $3 million in Measure S funds in late 2012 to bolster security at its 30 schools. Since then, crews have made improvements to perimeter fencing and have installed panic buttons at the majority of school sites that allow school staff to make calls to 911 with a single push.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
Five motorists were arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunk driving during a police checkpoint. Nearly 800 vehicles drove through the checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Brand Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, but only 65 vehicles were screened, according to Glendale police. Police conducted 19 field sobriety tests and towed two vehicles during the grant-funded checkpoint aimed at decreasing deaths and injuries tied to motorists who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
As Glendale school officials continue to review a plan to offer the district's popular dual-language immersion classes through the 12th grade , they announced this week which high schools would offer the foreign-language courses. At the elementary level, the dual-immersion program has students spend at least half the instructional day speaking and learning in a language other than English. At the high-school level, students would continue studying their chosen language with an intensive class every day. According to the proposal, Hoover High School would offer German, French, Italian and Armenian classes and would offer a Spanish class for students currently enrolled at Franklin and Edison elementary schools.
NEWS
December 11, 2013
This week, 27-year-old Glendale resident Karen Kazaryan was sentenced to five years in federal prison for hacking into the accounts of hundreds of female victims and coercing them to send naked pictures of themselves to him. U.S. District Judge George H. King called Kazaryan a “cyber-terrorist,” and sentencing papers from prosecutors outline his goals when he gained access into the Facebook, email and Skype accounts of his victims: “to get...
NEWS
November 19, 2013
I read the article in the Thursday, Nov. 14 edition of the Glendale News-Press regarding the alarm of some parents at the Glendale School District's use of wireless routers in classrooms ( “Group signals Wi-Fi angst.” ). This issue comes up every time a new technology that transmits radio waves is introduced. Some people were alarmed when cellphones were introduced, when Glendale installed smart meters and when the gas company installed smart gas meters. We are bombarded by radio waves all the time.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 15, 2013
The family of a former Rosemont Middle School student filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the Glendale Unified School District after the girl allegedly suffered a traumatic head injury and memory loss after falling on campus in October 2011. Five weeks into her seventh-grade year, Emily Richardson fell into a brick wall during a physical education class after another student allegedly tripped her, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in June. The fall, the suit stated, caused Emily to fracture her clavicle, scrape her chest and face, break her braces and endure memory loss.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 24, 2013
GLENDALE - With no resistance at all, the Glendale City Council handed over management of Stengel Field to the Glendale Unified School District by approving a memorandum of understanding between the two parties at Tuesday's council meeting. “Rarely do we have an opportunity to bring you an item that makes sense to so many different stakeholders as we do tonight,” said Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa in introducing the item to the council before it was unanimously approved, 5-0, with Frank Quintero and Laura Friedman absent from the meeting.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 18, 2013
Glendale Unified will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds - a potential $30 million payout - a decision that avoids a confrontation with the district's teachers union regarding the use of test scores that scuttled the highly-sought grant application last year. Supt. Dick Sheehan announced that the district had bowed out of the race during Tuesday's board meeting, with 16 days remaining until the application would have been due. With tens of millions of grant dollars to potentially secure, the district planned to use the money to establish robotics labs at all four middle schools, hire additional counselors and fund after-school enrichment classes for high school students.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 17, 2013
The Glendale Unified School District and city of Glendale entered a joint-use agreement for the use of Stengel Field at the district's board of education meeting Tuesday. With a vote of 4-1, the district approved a memorandum of understanding with the city that put the district in charge of the maintenance, operations and management responsibilities of Stengel Field. The move alleviates some cost on the city and secures a “true home field” for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team for the district.
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