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May 3, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Students from two Glendale schools will be among those performing Monday at an arts festival. Students from Wilson Middle and Crescenta Valley High schools will join students from other schools in representing the 27th Congressional District at the Congressional Arts Forum and Competition. Wilson's Chamber Orchestra and Crescenta Valley's "Charismatics" singers will perform. U.S Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale)
NEWS
January 3, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- One of Glendale's own will soon be taking over the reigns of South Pasadena's Police Department. Dan Watson, a longtime Glendale resident and veteran LAPD commander, will be sworn in by the South Pasadena City Council on Jan. 16 and will start Jan. 22. Watson, one of 30 applicants, will head a department with 36 sworn officers, 15 civilians and a $5-million budget. "I was pleased to be selected," Watson said Wednesday.
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By EDNA KARINSKI | March 24, 2009
Glendale Healthy Start?s Spring Food Drive runs Monday through April 3 at Glendale High School, said PTSA President Megan Schowengerdt. ?Please be generous, as the food banks have run low,? she said. Other schools are also coordinating drives. For more information, call individual schools directly. The work involved in PTA fundraising is worth it when results are visible. Marshall?s spring fundraising enabled the purchase of safety items from the Red Cross, including emergency supplies for every classroom, a second wheelchair for the playground and a cart for art lessons that includes supplies, said PTA President Lianna Zakharian.
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November 22, 2004
Darleene Barrientos After hearing more than 90 names of students who participated in the Rose Float Assn.'s inaugural essay contest, Lynette Hacopian looked uncomprehendingly around Saturday when her name was announced as the winner. So Assistant Supt. Alice Petrossian pushed her forward. Lynette, an 11-year-old sixth-grade student from Wilson Middle School, was declared the winner of the essay contest, which asked students to write what family love means to them.
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November 8, 2003
Gary Moskowitz The center of activity for students and faculty on Wilson Middle School's campus Friday was a large mud pit dug out of the school's outdoor field. Close to 900 students and faculty and staff members participated in the school's annual Tug of War, a school tradition that teachers say has been going on for 25 years. Physical education teacher Scott Knapp emceed the event, organized by the school's physical-education department and other faculty.
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November 13, 2003
Nationwide, and throughout California, military veterans of several armed conflicts, along with current military personnel, were honored Tuesday during Veterans Day ceremonies. But not in Glendale. Once again, the third-largest city in Los Angeles County -- and the 17th-largest in the state and the 98th-largest in the United States -- had no official function recognizing veterans for service and sacrifice to their nation and community. Neighboring places had them.
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December 14, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Instead of hair dryers and makeup brushes, the tools 17-year-old Glendale High School senior Sarineh Abedian chose to wield include hammers, nails and architectural sketches. "I chose construction instead of the cosmetology program because I want to be an architect," said Sarineh, a four-year veteran of Glendale High School's construction academy. The eight-year-old academy -- a program that begins in freshman and sophomore years -- was spearheaded by teacher and Hoover High grad Tom Vessella.
NEWS
July 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz An industrial technology and English teacher from Wilson Middle School opted not to teach summer school this year when the chance to win $500,000 came his way. Gerry Lancaster is one of 12 people that appear on CBS' "Big Brother 3," a reality television show whose winner will win the jackpot. Lancaster, 51, must spend up to three months in a house on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City. As the 12 contestants eat, sleep and participate in challenges for food and house privileges, they also vote each week to evict one roommate.
NEWS
June 2, 2004
Gary Moskowitz For the past month, seventh-grader Patrick Choi has spent every Tuesday afternoon rounding up recyclable trash around Wilson Middle School. His efforts paid off Tuesday. To reduce the amount of waste the school produces every day, Patrick and other students at Wilson collected 18,000 pounds of plastic bottles, cardboard, computer paper, aluminum cans and textbooks for a month. Their efforts earned them a first-place trophy in the sixth annual Battle of the Schools, a waste-reduction and recycling competition organized by Generation Earth, which is an educational recycling program for students sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
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February 4, 2004
Gary Moskowitz A group of 64 sixth-graders fell silent when author SuEllen Fried told the students why she came to their school to talk about bullying. Fried, sitting alone on the auditorium stage at Wilson Middle School on Tuesday, explained to the students that all it took was one student who had been teased by other students to change her life. The student was a recovering cancer patient who told Fried that she dreaded returning to school after finishing chemotherapy treatments because other students made fun of her for having lost her hair, and would pull off her wig and laugh.
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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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November 21, 2011
Longtime Wilson Middle School music teacher Sarah Gianos died Thursday due to an undisclosed illness, according to Glendale Unified officials. She was 40. The location and cause of death were not immediately available on Monday. “She was a very good teacher, a wonderful part of our staff [and] was loved by her students,” Wilson Principal Rich Lucas said in a statement. “She was quiet, reserved and respected.” Gianos started her career with Glendale Unified in 2000 at Wilson Middle School, where she taught instrumental music to nearly 250 students each year.
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November 3, 2011
In a tribute to the sacrifices of an earlier generation, Wilson Middle School students welcomed three U.S. military veterans to campus Thursday as part of their annual Veterans Day Assembly. The guests included World War II veterans Joseph Pietroforte and Joe Govea, and Korean War veteran Maury Starr. A fourth, World War II veteran Peter Howenstein, was honored in absentia. Veterans Day is officially celebrated on Nov. 11. The Wilson Middle School Veterans Day Assembly has become one of its most anticipated events of the year, creating a link between the history that students study in class and the personal experiences of the veterans, organizers said.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | May 22, 2011
Armed with shovels, rakes, picks, trash bags and gloves, 600 volunteers dispersed across Glendale to help beautify the city Saturday. Residents from Glendale and neighboring communities painted out graffiti, cleaned up dilapidated lawns and even made a school teacher’s dream for a school garden come true. A part of the city’s 23rd annual Great American Cleanup event, before participants even got their hands dirty, Glendale was already doing its part to minimize the waste produced by the event.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 19, 2011
With hundreds of eyes trained on her, Mia Hamm stood on one foot at the front of the Woodrow Wilson Middle School auditorium Tuesday. Balanced on the other foot was a soccer ball. But instead of juggling, as had been requested, she flicked it toward the audience. “I have never really been a tricks person,” Hamm said before inviting eighth-grader Christina Hacobian forward to demonstrate her own moves. It was a characteristic moment for Hamm who, seven years after her retirement from professional soccer, has redefined herself as a mother and an advocate for youth athletics.
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By Katie Landan and Jason Wells | January 26, 2011
In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama gave several examples of achievements across several industries. But his example of excellence in education hit close to home for Millie and Sam Engel of Burbank. Their daughter, Kristin Waters, was recognized by the president for her exemplary work in Denver’s public school system. “Take a school like Bruce Randolph in Denver. Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst schools in Colorado, located on turf between two rival gangs.
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By Edna Karinski | August 18, 2009
School will soon be back in session and Glendale Council PTA President Lynn Miyamoto sends a hearty ?welcome? on behalf of our council. ?In 2009-2010, Glendale Council PTA celebrates a century of commitment of serving our children in Glendale Unified School District,? Miyamoto said. ?Please consider being part of the important voice advocating on behalf of children because California?s future depends upon having an educated, skilled and healthy workforce.? To join the PTA, or for more information, e-mail Miyamoto at lmiyamoto@gusd.
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By Zain Shauk | February 10, 2009
It was quiz time in Rens de Bruijn’s science class, so students readied their wireless remotes to answer questions. De Bruijn, a seventh-grade teacher at Wilson Middle School, stood in front of a whiteboard on wheels, onto which he had projected his PowerPoint presentation. He reached toward a projection of one of the slides from his lesson and, as he touched the board, the next slide appeared and the quiz began. De Bruijn was using a smart board. The device allowed him to use his finger to alter and highlight information projected onto the board.
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