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October 17, 2000
The following is a list of bands that were awarded first-, second- and third-place prizes for performing in Saturday's Days of Verdugo Parade in Glendale. HIGH SCHOOL BAND First place - Burbank High School. Second place - Littlerock High School. Third place - Glendale High School. MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND First place - Roosevelt Middle School. NONSCHOOL BAND First place - Glendale Pipe Band. HIGH SCHOOL AUXILIARY First place - Sonora High School.
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April 14, 2001
Alecia Foster SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- It began with one teacher's desireto teach his students an important lesson about living in a multicultural society. "I really want them to respect one another," said Vartkes Ghazarian, a sixth-grade teacher at John Muir Elementary School. Last year, Ghazarian put together a multicultural celebration, where his students shared dances and songs from their varied backgrounds. The event was such a success, school officials have decided to hold a second multicultural celebration on Tuesday.
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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.
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November 5, 1999
Rodney Tanaka The newly formed Roosevelt Fitness Club is facing a weighty issue. The club is looking for donations of weights to use in its fitness program. The club, which has about 45 students, will meet twice a week beginning Monday at Roosevelt Middle School. Club founder and adviser Sharon Green is a special education teacher at Roosevelt and an instructor at 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood. She will lead students through sit-ups, push-ups and weight training.
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July 29, 2005
Mark Humphrey A game of musical chairs is taking place in administrative positions throughout the Glendale Unified School District. "There weren't any unusual circumstances, we mostly had some retirements and promotions and spots to fill," said Gregory Franklin, assistant superintendent of secondary education. Among the administrators changing positions are Maria Gandera, who will leave her post as principal at Franklin Elementary to become the principal at Roosevelt Middle School.
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July 4, 2007
Assemblyman to appear on show This week on The Larry Zarian Forum, Zarian will host local Assemblyman Paul Krekorian. The two will discuss state finance. The show airs at 7 p.m. Thursday on Charter Communications Channel 26. The show's call-in number is (818) 547-3668. Dental clinic for low-income kids Glendale Healthy Kids will be holding a free dental clinic for underinsured and low-income children, ages 6 to 18, from July 13 to 20 at Roosevelt Middle School, 222 E. Acacia Ave., Glendale.
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November 23, 2004
Once a year, students at Roosevelt Middle School get the chance to try to "school" their teachers in the annual Turkey Bowl. During Monday's lunch period, the eighth-grade girls faced off against their women teachers in a flag football game that lasted 40 minutes. The women shut out the girls, 6-0. But eighth-grade quarterback Karen Lemus still felt good about her team's effort. "I just thought it was a good game, and everyone played hard," Karen said.
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February 7, 2001
Alecia Foster SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A parent information meeting on enrolling at Clark Magnet High School will be held at Roosevelt Middle School Thursday. Applications for Clark are available at the high school and at Glendale Unified School District's four middle schools. The magnet school emphasizes science and technology and is open to students who live in the district, are attending a public, private or parochial school and are eligible to begin ninth grade in the fall.
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March 21, 2005
Here are some of the items the Glendale Community College board of trustees will discuss: GARFIELD CAMPUS EXPANSION Trustees will hear a presentation on expansion plans for the college's Garfield Campus, at 1122 E. Garfield Ave. The campus is the home to most of the classes offered by the college's Community Services Education program. The program is mostly made up of fee-based, noncredit classes, such as earning a certificate in bookkeeping, foreign language instruction and sports including golf and horseback riding.
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June 12, 2007
The Glendale News-Press visited Roosevelt Middle School and asked students: "Why did you take drama?" "I've always had a passion for acting. It's something for me to do, and it's really fun." Michael Yapujian, 13 Glendale "I have dreams of becoming a lawyer one day, and my fifth-grade teacher said I needed to project my voice. So I took drama and it's helped me." Elizabeth Perez, 13 Glendale "When I was little, I was shy in front of people.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
On a typical morning at the beginning of this school year, a bus known as "Bus 106" carrying dozens of students to Clark Magnet High School from Glendale was late to school again. So, Barbara Melone, then senior administrative secretary at the school, made an announcement she had grown used to making, often in her disgruntled, irritated or sarcastic tone. "Bus 106 has just arrived," she told the entire student body over the school's intercom. Then, only to her colleagues in the school's front office, she joked, "I'm going to put 'Bus 106 has just arrived' on my tombstone.
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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 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.
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By Joylene Wagner | October 19, 2013
The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work. Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics - often called STEM - into instruction. Much of what education and business leaders have called central to improving education and preserving America's leadership in the world was in evidence at Roosevelt last week.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 8, 2013
There was hardly any space left for students to park their bikes at R.D. White Elementary Wednesday morning after dozens peddled to school as part of the nationally recognized Bike to School Day. The event came less than a week after 13-year-old Jonathan Hernandez, a student at Roosevelt Middle School, died after he was struck by a school bus while riding his bicycle. Still, the organizers of "Bike to School Day" remained committed to hosting the event to encourage students to ride their bikes to school, reinforce safety tips and promote exercise.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | August 24, 2010
GLENDALE — Many eyes within Glendale Unified are on Roosevelt Middle School, which has made considerable growth on key accountability exams while still lagging behind the district's other campuses. According to standardized test data released Monday, Roosevelt students outpaced Glendale Unified growth in math and English scores by 6.5% and 6%, respectively. But even with those gains, the students at Roosevelt remain behind in proficiency rates. The school district averages 66.7% student proficiency in English and 63.4% in math.
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By Max Zimbert | June 3, 2010
GLENDALE — Days after Glendale Unified teachers rejected a revised contract that would have saved the district millions of dollars, school board members on Tuesday said increased class sizes were all but certain unless a last-minute deal was reached. Without a contract resolution for the district's roughly 1,350 teachers, board members said they could not commit to maintaining primary-grade class sizes at 25 students. "I'm very sorry we're not at a point where we can make that decision yet," board member Christine Walters said.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | May 25, 2010
I t was all work for Ben McShane's Lego Robotics class last week as students prepared for competition. McShane's Lincoln Elementary GATE students were preparing for a Lego robotics competition in the Roosevelt Middle School auditorium. Preparations have been intense, with students spending at least eight hours over the last couple of weeks preparing for a full day of competition with students from throughout the district. Points were earned for traversing the obstacle course successfully, not crashing into barriers and collecting plastic hoops and returning them to the starting point.
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May 25, 2010
The Glendale News-Press visited the Lego robotics class of Ben McShane at Lincoln Elementary School. The students were rehearsing for a robotics competition that was held at Roosevelt Middle School over the weekend. We asked: "What has been the most challenging part about getting ready for the competition?" "Building it. Sometimes you put it together and you think it's right, but then you look at the directions and it'd be wrong." LIZZY CROTTY, 11 La Crescenta "The instructions are very hard because they are not really written out. It's kind of like a picture of it. Sometimes you get the wrong piece.
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By Max Zimbert | December 9, 2009
GLENDALE ? Controlled chaos was the name of the game Saturday at Roosevelt Middle School. The campus hosted more than 250 people in a Lego robotics tournament that represented the gains the devices have made within Glendale Unified School District elementary and middle schools. Robotics began at Roosevelt three years ago and with borrowed robotics kits. Were it not for a dedicated core of eighth-graders, the school might not be competing among the highest levels of Los Angeles and Southern California Lego robotics, organizers said.
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