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By Ani Amirkhanian | July 11, 2006
Just last week Michael Sanvictores was in the fifth grade at Mark Keppel Elementary School. But this week, he is a sixth-grader. "It came kind of quick," the 11-year-old said about the sixth grade. "I'm going to miss the one day before we left for the sixth grade." Michael and other fifth-grade students in tracks B and C returned to school on Thursday, after just five days of summer break, to start their year as sixth-graders. Students spent their first few days of school receiving new textbooks, workbooks and journals.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
To the delight of parents and students, a unique crossing-guard program at a Crescenta Valley middle school has not only been extended but may expand throughout the county. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously approved making the trial program at Rosemont Middle School permanent, and also put in place a process for middle schools in unincorporated areas to apply for funds for crossing guards. The board received hundreds of letters from local parents, students and school officials urging the move.
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May 20, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- The school board will review its middle school accountability system at Tuesday's board meeting. District officials have proposed changes to the current credit system because many feel it is not encouraging middle school students to take higher-level math courses before entering high school. The current system -- started in 2000-01 -- requires 90 credits for promotion to high school, including 20 credits in math and 20 credits in English.
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May 22, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- For Glendale Unified middle school students, promotion to high school will be a game of keeping track of credits -- the result of more stringent requirements recently approved by the school board. Starting in the fall, seventh-graders will be required to earn 90 credits to move on to high school, including 20 credits of language arts and math, Supt. Jim Brown said. In fall 2001, the credits required will increase to 100. However, if a student received one F grade in math or English, he or she will not be promoted unless the class is successfully completed in summer school.
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By Anthony Kim | August 11, 2007
GLENDALE — California's community college system wants students to start thinking about career paths early. The Career Exploration and Development for 7th and 8th Graders grant, from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, allocates $150,000 to Glendale Community College for training counselors at middle schools in Glendale and Burbank unified school districts. College board President Armine Hacopian, who was a middle school counselor for more than 12 years, said sixth, seventh and eighth grade are the transition years from childhood to the teenage years.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 9, 2007
Last Friday, Rosemont Middle School's California Junior Scholarship Foundation [CJSF] and Builder's Club met to announce their upcoming Jambo jog/walk-a-thon fundraiser to raise money and awareness of the plight of girls in Kenya, Africa. The event will be on March 30, after school from 3:15 to 4:30. The school will be sponsoring nine African girls, helping them achieve a higher education. "This [the idea of a Rosemont fundraiser] started when I visited Africa," said teacher Shannon Estrada.
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March 25, 2002
The following education programs will be on Charter Communications Channel 15. For more information, call 241-3111. TODAY 7 a.m. -- Channel 15 Program Guide 6 p.m. -- Channel 15 Program Guide 7 p.m. -- Glendale Unified School District Issues: "Transition from Elementary to Middle School" 8 p.m. -- GUSD "Middle School Spelling Bee" 9:30 p.m. -- GUSD "Scholastic Bowl" TUESDAY 7 a.m. -- Channel 15 Program Guide...
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March 8, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- Concerned parents can tune in to Charter Communications Channel 15 next week for a program on how to help ease students' transitions from elementary school to middle school. Principals, middle school counselors and teachers will sit on a live discussion panel from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The show will be televised. The discussion will focus on what parents, students and faculty can do to make the transition from elementary to middle school a successful one. A similar program, focusing on the transition from middle to high school, will run on Charter Cable Channel 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The call-in number for both shows will appear on the screen during show times.
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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 Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
With a formal vote this week, the Glendale school board established the paths that students in dual-language immersion classes will take through high school . Of all the high schools, Hoover High will be home to the most languages. The school will be home to French, German, Italian, Spanish and Korean dual-language programs. Hoover will also host an Armenian dual language program and the district's Armenian heritage program where students study that country's culture and literature.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
To the delight of parents and students, a unique crossing-guard program at a Crescenta Valley middle school has not only been extended but may expand throughout the county. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously approved making the trial program at Rosemont Middle School permanent, and also put in place a process for middle schools in unincorporated areas to apply for funds for crossing guards. The board received hundreds of letters from local parents, students and school officials urging the move.
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February 28, 2014
A power outage was reported in the La Crescenta area at 9:25 a.m., affecting 1,396 customers, according to Southern California Edison officials. Officials have not determined a cause, Robert Villegas, a spokesman for the utility, said.  The boundaries of the impacted area are Whittier Drive to the north, Verdugo Boulevard to the south, Loma Vista Drive to the east and Rosemont Avenue to the west. “We expect restoration in the early afternoon,” Villegas said. Rosemont Middle School Asst.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 18, 2013
Glendale Water & Power representatives spent most of Thursday as guest chemistry instructors at Toll Middle School, teaching eighth-graders about where the city's water comes from and how it's treated to make it safe to drink. Martin Manucharyan, who is the senior water-quality specialist with the utility, said there are 30 steel water tanks and concrete underground reservoirs that Glendale residents tap into each day. Of all the water the city consumes, about 60% to 70% comes from the Sacramento Delta or the Colorado River, he explained, while 30% to 40% is sourced from local groundwater wells.
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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.
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October 31, 2013
From the shocking massacre at Columbine High School in 1990, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, and the countless other horrific school shootings that have taken place in the last couple years, guns and perpetual fear have become the norm in American schools. Americans are beginning to realize the danger our youth face as violence and shootings in schools increases. According to statistics gathered by Dr. David Hemenway, a professor at Harvard University, American children are 13 times more likely to be murdered by guns as youths in other industrialized countries.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
More than 20 graduate students who study social work at Cal State L.A. and USC are helping district staff counsel students at Glendale's middle and high schools. Last year, three USC social work graduate students met with Glendale High students dealing with behavioral, emotional or academic challenges. Based on the success of that pilot program, Glendale officials sought to expand it as a cost-effective way to provide students with more people to help with their daily obstacles.
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By Patrick Caneday | May 31, 2013
A letter to my daughter upon her promotion from elementary school: You done good, honey. I can't put into words how proud we are of you. Seeing you onstage on your last day of elementary school was a new emotional high for your mother and me. Sorry if I embarrassed you when I was the lone parent standing to applaud as they finally presented "the Fifth Grade Class of 2013. " Some day you'll understand what it feels like to care so much for someone else you don't care what you look like.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 15, 2012
Glendale Unified plans to request an extension of the three-year federal grant that officials say has bolstered the success of its three magnet elementary schools over the past three years. In late 2010, Glendale schools won a grant worth more than $7.4 million to convert Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin and Mark Keppel elementary schools into magnet campuses, each with different emphases. Officials plan to request an extension to use any money left over at the end of this year to continue to support the magnet schools.
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