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March 2, 2007
The fifth grade class at St. James the Less Catholic School participated in the "Walk Through the American Revolution" recently, an event led by The California Weekly Explorer, the company that specializes in social studies for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The "Walk Through" presentations are known throughout California as valuable tools that help students learn and get excited about social studies. Students were divided into teams to compete for points by answering questions, memorizing vocabulary words, portraying historical figures and developing creative listening skills.
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January 10, 2002
In an ideal world, Glendale Unified students would have an a la carte selection of academic courses to choose from. English, mathematics, social studies, health and guidance -- a full spectrum of classes would be there for the taking. Unfortunately, we don't live in an ideal world. School administrators are handcuffed to the realities of finite space, finite time and finite funding. They are further restricted by the modern demands of standardized testing.
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By Zain Shauk | February 24, 2009
Oprah Winfrey found her way into a Keppel Elementary School classroom Wednesday, in the form of a fifth-grader with a pony tail. Suzy Zaroyan, 10, had taken on the role of Winfrey during one of a series of skits meant to help connect students with history lessons they might otherwise have glossed over, teacher April Faieta said. Suzy was interviewing 11-year-old Jyrek Robinson, who was acting as a 15th-century South American who said he had met Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus, when she interrupted her classmate as if she was the talk show host.
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By Max Zimbert | September 11, 2009
BURBANK — Juan Gomez wiped sweat from his forehead as he planted scores of American flags on the grassy area outside Burbank Community Day School Friday morning. “I should be home eating, but I came out early to help out,” he said. He was one of eight students at 7:30 a.m. putting the finishing touches on a Sept. 11 memorial that students had been planning and researching for two weeks. Thirty minutes later, the rest of his 45 schoolmates had arrived and the students’ mural, six posters and about 1,000 U.S. flags dotted the exterior of the school at corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue.
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By Susan Stefun | July 4, 2008
Graduation was not the only highlight in June for Crescenta Valley students. On June 12, friends and family gathered in Rosemont Middle School’s amphitheater to see more than 250 students honored at the school’s annual awards ceremony. A sometimes tearful outgoing Principal Sally Buckley presided over the evening during which award recipients were recognized for excellence in areas across the curriculum as well as for upholding the school motto of Honor, Excellence and Pride.
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By Max Zimbert | April 30, 2010
Marta Tyler, a teacher at Glendale Montessori Elementary School, scrambled with two fellow educators to assemble an efficient solar house in one minute, an exercise in a solar energy seminar this week at Glendale Water & Power. Tyler was one of 14 school employees who enrolled in the Solar Schoolhouse on Wednesday and Thursday to be trained in solar energy to bring related experiments into her classroom. “We have solar panels here,” Tyler said, pointing to the mini-wooden blocks that are mainstays in elementary classes.
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By Katherine Yamada | February 15, 2013
Jane Hancock and her family moved to a house on Edmonton Road in 1961. “I fell in love with the house and the neighborhood the moment I saw it.” The weekend after they moved in, their neighbors invited them to a party and there she met Jean Armstrong. Hancock and Armstrong became friends; their children grew up together and went to the same schools. Hancock knew that Armstrong had a mysterious scar but never knew of her adventurous past. That is, until recently. Hancock and her husband Fred raised five boys and taught English and social studies, journalism and media at Toll Junior High from 1962 until 1992.
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By Katherine Yamada | February 15, 2013
Jane Hancock and her family moved to a house on Edmonton Road in 1961. “I fell in love with the house and the neighborhood the moment I saw it.” The weekend after they moved in, their neighbors invited them to a party and there she met Jean Armstrong. Hancock and Armstrong became friends; their children grew up together and went to the same schools. Hancock knew that Armstrong had a mysterious scar but never knew of her adventurous past. That is, until recently. Hancock and her husband Fred raised five boys and taught English and social studies, journalism and media at Toll Junior High from 1962 until 1992.
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By Max Zimbert | April 30, 2010
Marta Tyler, a teacher at Glendale Montessori Elementary School, scrambled with two fellow educators to assemble an efficient solar house in one minute, an exercise in a solar energy seminar this week at Glendale Water & Power. Tyler was one of 14 school employees who enrolled in the Solar Schoolhouse on Wednesday and Thursday to be trained in solar energy to bring related experiments into her classroom. “We have solar panels here,” Tyler said, pointing to the mini-wooden blocks that are mainstays in elementary classes.
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By Max Zimbert | September 11, 2009
BURBANK — Juan Gomez wiped sweat from his forehead as he planted scores of American flags on the grassy area outside Burbank Community Day School Friday morning. “I should be home eating, but I came out early to help out,” he said. He was one of eight students at 7:30 a.m. putting the finishing touches on a Sept. 11 memorial that students had been planning and researching for two weeks. Thirty minutes later, the rest of his 45 schoolmates had arrived and the students’ mural, six posters and about 1,000 U.S. flags dotted the exterior of the school at corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | February 24, 2009
Oprah Winfrey found her way into a Keppel Elementary School classroom Wednesday, in the form of a fifth-grader with a pony tail. Suzy Zaroyan, 10, had taken on the role of Winfrey during one of a series of skits meant to help connect students with history lessons they might otherwise have glossed over, teacher April Faieta said. Suzy was interviewing 11-year-old Jyrek Robinson, who was acting as a 15th-century South American who said he had met Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus, when she interrupted her classmate as if she was the talk show host.
NEWS
August 30, 2008
The bell has rung again at local campuses, with students saying goodbye to another summer and hello to the classroom. It’s a time for making new friends, discovering new subjects and perhaps most importantly, discovering oneself. At every level, whether elementary, middle or high school, the school scene is one big social study, and our teachers and administrators continue to do a great job keeping the schools safe and healthy. This is an ethnically diverse area that sees its share of racial tension, whether while driving, walking down the street or watching a Glendale City Council meeting.
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By Susan Stefun | July 4, 2008
Graduation was not the only highlight in June for Crescenta Valley students. On June 12, friends and family gathered in Rosemont Middle School’s amphitheater to see more than 250 students honored at the school’s annual awards ceremony. A sometimes tearful outgoing Principal Sally Buckley presided over the evening during which award recipients were recognized for excellence in areas across the curriculum as well as for upholding the school motto of Honor, Excellence and Pride.
FEATURES
March 2, 2007
The fifth grade class at St. James the Less Catholic School participated in the "Walk Through the American Revolution" recently, an event led by The California Weekly Explorer, the company that specializes in social studies for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The "Walk Through" presentations are known throughout California as valuable tools that help students learn and get excited about social studies. Students were divided into teams to compete for points by answering questions, memorizing vocabulary words, portraying historical figures and developing creative listening skills.
NEWS
February 25, 2003
Ryan Carter The last question in the super quiz section of the Junior High Academic Decathlon for schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles was a slam dunk for the team from Incarnation School. How many covers of the Saturday Evening Post did artist Norman Rockwell's art appear on? Easy, the team members said. The answer was 332, same as the weight of U.S. President William Howard Taft, they said. And with that, the team of 10 Incarnation students, two alternates and five supporting students, correctly answered a perfect 50 questions in the super quiz.
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