March 20, 2009
?Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.? That quote from famed naturalist and conservationist John Muir is an example of the depth he felt for nature and open spaces. It is that essence of activism and environmental intellect that actor Lee Stetson brings to his role in the one man show, ?John Muir Is Back (And Boy, Is He Ticked Off)? that will be performed at 7 p.m. on March 22 at the Alex Theatre.
April 18, 2001
Alecia Foster Colorful costumes and traditional songs were all a part of John Muir Elementary School's Multicultural Celebration Tuesday evening. The event, which drew hundreds of parents, highlighted the varied cultures of the school's students. The celebration began last year as a way to encourage students to learn about and respect different cultures, said Vartkes Ghazarian, a sixth-grade teacher at the school. Tuesday's celebration showcased the American, Armenian, Filipino and Latino cultures.
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)
March 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Matt Birtle, a fourth-grade teacher at John Muir Elementary School, knows that something as simple as cornmeal can teach students about history. At Muir's annual open house Thursday, Birtle and 29 of his students demonstrated for parents what native Americans would have eaten at early California missions of the late 1700s. Parents were served o7 atolef7 , a cornmeal soup, and o7 pozolef7 , a vegetable stew, at Thursday's open house.
January 2, 2009
The Glendale High School gymnasium was the site for this year’s annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition, drawing boys and girls from Glendale’s elementary schools. The contest was open to youngsters from ages 8 to 13. Winners of the lodge competition in boys, ages 8-9 were: Andrew Ginkel of Monte Vista who took first place; Trey Ballard of Valley View nabbed second place; and David Lewis from Dunsmore took third place. Girls ages 8-9 division winners were: Nariseh Haratounian of John Muir who captured first place; Alana Hipolito of John Marshal took second place; and Jessica Yzaguirre from Dunsmore was third place winner.
April 13, 2007
La Crescenta of the 1890s was a haven for the literate of the west, who were attracted to its climate and clear air. Retired professors, writers, singers and artists enjoyed the solitude of the beautiful Crescenta Valley, as did others of education and refinement in towns along the Arroyo Seco, like Altadena, Pasadena, and South Pasadena. On Monday evening, April 16 the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will celebrate the historic role and literary accomplishments of Margaret Collier Graham, an early pioneer of this region who established a reputation as the "first literary lady of the foothills."
March 14, 2009
Actor Lee Stetson has been performing his one-man John Muir shows for visitors at Yosemite National Park since 1983 in an attempt to keep the spirit of the famous naturalist alive. For the first time this month, he will bring his performance, ?John Muir is Back (And Boy, Is He Ticked Off!),? to the Alex Theatre. Stetson continues to perform not only because he enjoys his work, but because he has recognized that Muir?s message of environmental responsibility is still pertinent today.
July 10, 2001
Alecia Foster SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- The first day back to school for John Muir Elementary School students was a little different than in the past. "Everyone got bubbles!" said an excited Anthony Mugae, a fourth-grader at the school. His friend, Erick Boiakhtchian, chimed in: "Even the teachers were blowing bubbles!" Principal Amaly Avakian said she just wanted to do something a little exciting for the students this time around. The students at Muir were among those at nine of the district's year-round schools beginning a new session Monday.
April 19, 2000
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Raysa Puig will do whatever it takes to make learning English easier, including singing, chanting and rhyming. "When you sing silly songs, it's a good way for them to get used to new words and phrases," said Puig, who teaches Limited English Proficient second-graders at Cerritos Elementary. Toll Middle School English Language Development teacher Darise Kiesendahl prefers relaxation as a teaching technique. "You want to lower their level of stress and make them feel comfortable," Kiesendahl said.
August 24, 2005
Burbank Unified School District principals returned to work on Monday to get ready for the new school year, which begins Sept. 1. Among them were Anita Schackmann, the new principal at Luther Middle School, and Heather Haug, the new assistant principal of discipline at Burbank High School. "I'm kind of old, but new," said Haug, who previously taught science to Burroughs High School students. "The district is familiar with me, I've worked with a lot of people, but Burbank High School is brand new. Meeting the staff and the new students will be the best part of the job."