Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Glendale HomeCollectionsSummer Vacation
IN THE NEWS

Summer Vacation

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Brian Crosby | August 19, 2013
The start of school is a time when districts have their teachers begin work a couple of days before students arrive with the purpose of getting everyone focused on teaching at their full potential.  It's a time when superintendents bring in guest speakers to motivate the troops and principals encourage their teaching staffs to believe that every student can succeed. Last year's grades are in the books, with the new year providing opportunities for a fresh start. It's akin to baseball's spring training or football's training camp, where every team tells the media that it has a legitimate chance of winning the championship.
NEWS
July 11, 2008
I hope you all enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend. There was certainly plenty to see and do for those that stuck around town — and thankfully it wasn’t way too hot. Our cover story covers a few of those activities and we’ve made sure to include plenty of photos. Last week, columnist Jim Chase spoke of raising a cocoa mug at Lake Crowley as ribbons of color exploded in the sky celebrating our nation’s independence. He got me thinking of past vacations that our family has enjoyed.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | September 1, 2006
Summer is a time for relaxing at the beach, taking those long needed naps and going out with friends but for some Crescenta Valley High School students it was also a time for saving the world, one turtle at a time, and beginning a career in journalism. Michael Blong, a senior at CVHS, spent two weeks in Trinidad working with conservationists to save the Leatherback Sea Turtles. "We were helping with the conservation efforts of the Earth Watch Program," Blong said. He found the expedition on-line and wanted to do something different.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | August 7, 2007
About 40 Roosevelt Middle School students gave up a part of their summer vacation to get ahead in math. Students took introduction to algebra so they could be eligible for Algebra 1 this fall. Tatevik Sarkisian walked up to the white board last week and solved an algebra problem that dealt with parallel and perpendicular slopes. Solving for the slope came easy for the 12-year-old, as her peers tried to keep up with her in their notebooks. "It's kind of getting harder, but when you get it, it's easy," she said of Algebra.
NEWS
February 21, 2001
Easy to understand Sareen Kilissian, 12, of Glendale is an eighth-grader at Armenian Sisters' Academy. Disney's latest animated movie, "Recess: School's Out," was all right and the plot was fairly easy to understand. It was very funny and it had everyone inside the theater laughing. There were times when only the adults would get the jokes and times when only the kids would laugh, but overall I think most people attending enjoyed the movie. My younger brother was asking my mom to see it again.
NEWS
By Brian Crosby | July 25, 2011
As I enter the homestretch of summer vacation with my sons, I can see them struggling (as well as myself)  in trying to fill their days with interesting stuff to do.  After the first few weeks of no school, the novelty has worn off.  Having several more weeks of vacation seems more of a chore than a pleasure. It reminds me of how much better it would be if instead of 11 weeks of summer vacation, schools would split up vacation times more evenly throughout the year.  How about a few weeks off in late October, as well as a few more weeks off in mid-March?
NEWS
July 24, 2002
Not having anything to do over summer vacation wasn't a problem for children and teens who found their way to Dunsmore Park on Tuesday. As part of Glendale Parks and Recreation's Days of Summer Fun program, they played various games, sports and participated in arts and crafts activities. The program is run on a drop-in basis, so partici- pants can come and go as they wish between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Sept. 1. The program also includes enrichment activities and performing arts.
FEATURES
By photographs and story by Mary O’Keefe | September 19, 2008
Mountain Avenue Elementary families took to the upper field on Sept. 12 to enjoy the annual Back to School picnic. Kids ran around the field with friends while parents greeted each other and caught up on what everyone did over summer vacation. Teachers joked with students and met parents. It was a time to sit back and relax before schedules became filled with soccer games, homework and school activities. Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids, MACK, the school’s Foundation, was there to remind parents to join and support their efforts.
NEWS
June 3, 2008
The Glendale News-Press visited Clark Magnet High School and asked students: “What are you planning to do over summer vacation?”   “I’m going to college and work full time probably.” GAYANE VARDOYAN, 18             “Go to my friend’s house and just stay there by the pool.” JAIME SAAVEDRA, 18             “I’m probably going traveling to another country, not really sure which.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Brian Crosby | August 19, 2013
The start of school is a time when districts have their teachers begin work a couple of days before students arrive with the purpose of getting everyone focused on teaching at their full potential.  It's a time when superintendents bring in guest speakers to motivate the troops and principals encourage their teaching staffs to believe that every student can succeed. Last year's grades are in the books, with the new year providing opportunities for a fresh start. It's akin to baseball's spring training or football's training camp, where every team tells the media that it has a legitimate chance of winning the championship.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Brian Crosby | August 8, 2011
With less than a week left of summer vacation for Burbank children, Glendale kids have two additional weeks off before starting school.  However, that's about to change. Come 2014, the first day of school for Glendale schoolchildren will be Aug. 12. The rationale behind the movement starting school in August is to have winter break be the halfway point. For the past several years, Burbank schools have started in mid-August and ended by Memorial Day weekend.  However, Glendale's plan is to start at the same time, but end a week later.  Instead of kicking off summer with the Memorial Day weekend (and having graduation ceremonies occur at the start of it)
NEWS
By Brian Crosby | July 25, 2011
As I enter the homestretch of summer vacation with my sons, I can see them struggling (as well as myself)  in trying to fill their days with interesting stuff to do.  After the first few weeks of no school, the novelty has worn off.  Having several more weeks of vacation seems more of a chore than a pleasure. It reminds me of how much better it would be if instead of 11 weeks of summer vacation, schools would split up vacation times more evenly throughout the year.  How about a few weeks off in late October, as well as a few more weeks off in mid-March?
NEWS
By Patrick Caneday | June 3, 2011
Summer vacation is here. I know this not because it's hot or because I saw it on the calendar. I know it because Burbank schools let my kids out for the year the Thursday before Memorial Day at 12:55 pm. Not Friday. Not 1 or 2 p.m. — Thursday May 26, at 12:55 pm. As if they calculated to the minute the minimum amount of time the budget allowed them to have kids in class — factoring in furlough days, standardized testing days, prep days for standardized testing, and hours kids spent in informative “assemblies” where they learn how to sell cookie dough and wrapping paper for a small percentage of the profits after interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
NEWS
August 12, 2010
The Aug. 2 edition of Time magazine's cover article was titled "The Case Against Summer Vacation. " The author notes that test scores show that the learning skills of kids from lower-income backgrounds either plateau or deteriorate during the summer break. However, higher-income kids continue to improve at about the same rate as during the school year. The difference seems to be the availability of quality experiences, such as family vacations, outings to museums and libraries and access to enrichment programs, which exercise children's minds and bodies.
NEWS
By Michael J. Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | August 3, 2010
Students enrolled in the Glendale YWCA's summer day camp begin each morning with a dip in the pool. Later, after some free time, they do arts and crafts or play math and reading games in the nonprofit's new computer lab. Others shoot some hoops or play soccer. Whatever the activity, the focus of the camp is to keep the children active all day long, said camp Director Delie Bishil. "A lot of people play soccer; I practice basketball," said Diego Ahmad, 8, of Glendale. "My mom usually likes me to go to camps.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 13, 2010
Jesse Meaux hasn't had a summer vacation in a while. Sure, the 2007 Glendale High graduate's last few summers have been filled with travel – from Minnesota to Alaska to Cape Cod – but business has always preceded leisure as the top priority. This summer figures to be no different, although Meaux, a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher, will be logging innings in his current home in Santa Barbara, where he just completed a breakthrough junior season at UC Santa Barbara.
FEATURES
By photographs and story by Mary O’Keefe | September 19, 2008
Mountain Avenue Elementary families took to the upper field on Sept. 12 to enjoy the annual Back to School picnic. Kids ran around the field with friends while parents greeted each other and caught up on what everyone did over summer vacation. Teachers joked with students and met parents. It was a time to sit back and relax before schedules became filled with soccer games, homework and school activities. Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids, MACK, the school’s Foundation, was there to remind parents to join and support their efforts.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
Rocker Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues” was a huge hit in 1958, but it could be the theme song at my house this summer. That’s because both of my teenage boys have summer jobs. (Excuse me while I do a happy dance.) The older of my still-at-home sons actually started his job as a caffeine pusher, or “barista” as they are corporately called, back in January. He dons his green apron and black baseball cap and pulls espresso shots at one of the 1,634 Starbucks on Foothill Boulevard alone.
Glendale News-Press Articles Glendale News-Press Articles
|