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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 10, 2010
Wilson Middle School students on Tuesday broke rank with their traditional social circles, mingling with a diverse range of schoolmates as part of the national anti-bullying event Mix It Up Day. Launched by the Southern Poverty Law Center and spearheaded at Wilson by English teacher Jolie Augustine, Mix It Up Day is designed to build tolerance on school campuses by facilitating interactions between students who typically wouldn't interact....
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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 Vince Lovato | July 15, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE ? Anais Wenn started as a teacher's aid 16 years ago. Soon, she will be running her own school. The La Cañada Unified School District board unanimously named Wenn the new principal of Palm Crest Elementary School on Tuesday. She will officially start her new job Aug. 3. "I'm very excited to have been selected," Wenn said. "I felt I was ready for a principalship, it is in my neighborhood and I love that community. They have a high success rate and academic success."
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By Zain Shauk | October 14, 2008
GLENDALE — The hallways at Wilson Middle School have always been loud, students say, but they’ve never been this full. “It’s like the mall,” said 13-year-old Allina Urumieh, an eighth-grader at Wilson, which has added almost 300 sixth-graders to its population since she entered the school two years ago. “It’s so crowded.” The more than five-fold jump in sixth-graders, from 66 in 2006 to 356 this year, was part of a school reconfiguration involving Wilson along with Marshall and White elementary schools.
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December 2, 2000
Joyce Rudolph PASADENA -- Local musicians will play in the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra during a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Wilson Middle School in Pasadena. Residents performing are Avis Bohlen and Joseph Lee of Glendale; Claudia Paz, Miranda Yoo and Rhett Anderson, of La Canada Flintridge; and Ryan Chang and Hanna Kim of La Crescenta. Conducting the group is Richard Meyer. Joining the group will be the Prelude Strings, sponsored by the Pasadena Symphony.
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October 17, 2000
Judy Seckler WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL -- The bulletin board full of masks at Wilson Middle School said more than words about summer school art classes. The project was part of Wilson art teacher Valerie Moos' summer program. Moos, a 10-year veteran, taught her students to work with papier-mache and a variety of materials. They learned how to build a 3-D form and go beyond pop culture icons and tap into their own creativity. Students may come in wearing the same teenage clothing, but, once they get started, their own individuality emerges, she said.
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October 14, 2013
The decades-long tradition of students competing in tug-of-war games at Wilson Middle School continued Friday in a rite that helped mark the end of the first quarter of the school year. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders played the game against fellow students before taking on their teachers on the school's field. Staff members and teachers newest to Wilson Middle School must take a spot on the rope closest to the mud puddle that staff members create days in advance by digging out a hole in the field and filling it with water.
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December 18, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- An enthusiastic pack of Wilson Middle School students donated a live Christmas tree and 40 handmade Christmas ornaments to the YWCA Domestic Violence Project, which has three shelters for battered women and their children. The 7-foot tree and gifts were delivered Friday afternoon by 12 students, Wilson teacher specialist Martha Wilson and three other advisors. The project came about when a notice was placed in the school bulletin, Wilson said.
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January 15, 2001
Gary Moskowitz WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Five eighth-graders decided a year ago that individual differences should unify people, not alienate them from each other. Students, faculty, members of the PTA and Kiss FM DJ "Joe Joe" met at Wilson Middle School Friday to take part in the second annual "Unity Walk," to honor the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. Wilson's Unity Committee was founded by the five students who, after an alleged hate-crime incident occurred in September 1999 at their school, decided something had to be done for and by the student body.
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April 12, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- Lisa Gladstone's students have been learning how to protect a free-falling egg with basic supplies like paper and straws. Gladstone, a physical science teacher at Wilson Middle School, will take 15 of her seventh- and eighth-grade students to a state Science Olympiad competition Saturday at Cal StateLong Beach. Gladstone's students will have to show proficiency and knowledge of things like small rockets, "battery buggies," small airplanes, bridges, tectonic plates, water pollutants and volcanic activity.
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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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October 14, 2013
The decades-long tradition of students competing in tug-of-war games at Wilson Middle School continued Friday in a rite that helped mark the end of the first quarter of the school year. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders played the game against fellow students before taking on their teachers on the school's field. Staff members and teachers newest to Wilson Middle School must take a spot on the rope closest to the mud puddle that staff members create days in advance by digging out a hole in the field and filling it with water.
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November 26, 2012
At a bullying assembly at Wilson Middle School on Monday, Glendale Police Officer Joe Allen recalled how he was harassed by fellow students after he moved from Kentucky to California at age 10. “I had a thick, country drawl,” he said. “I wore the wrong clothing. I had cut off jeans and colored socks, and I didn't fit in. I got called lots of names.” The assembly was intended for those who may bully, for those who are victims of bullying and for the greater number of kids who can step in to report bullies to adults.
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By Edna Karinski | December 20, 2011
Winter Recess begins in the Glendale Unified School District on Thursday and runs through Jan. 6 with students returning to classes Monday, Jan. 9. Though hallways may be quiet, staff and PTA volunteers are busy planning activities that will resume in January. Glendale High School Glendale High students can attend the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) Interpretation Jan. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the school library. This is a free event for parents and students. Scores will be available upon arrival and the discussion will help in understanding how students performed and how they can improve on future standardized tests.
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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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