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  • Dunsmore Elementary students jump rope with the heart in mind

    Dunsmore Elementary students jump rope with the heart in mind

    Students at Dunsmore Elementary jumped rope Tuesday morning with their principal, Karen Stegman, as part of a campus wide effort to teach students to learn about the heart and how exercise benefits the heart's health. NEWSLETTER: Get the latest headlines from the 818 straight to your inbox >> Beginning...

  • GUSD expects more revenue during 2016-17 fiscal year

    Glendale Unified officials anticipate $20 million more in revenue during the next fiscal year, but with rising employee retirement costs, they still point to caution. The district expects to receive $214 million in revenue in fiscal 2016-17, according to Robert McEntire, chief business and financial...

  • Glendale school officials plan community meetings to get input on redistricting

    Glendale school officials plan community meetings to get input on redistricting

    Glendale school officials are gearing up to seek public input about how the school district's new voting districts should be plotted in their ongoing effort to transition from an at-large voting system to a district-based one after Glendale Unified was sued for allegedly violating the rights of...

  • Glendale school board confident in their pick for superintendent

    Glendale school board members Tuesday night expressed confidence in their choice of Winfred Roberson as the district's next superintendent, a role he is expected to start in April, according to school officials. The school board plans to vote on his contract during a meeting on Feb. 16, when Roberson...

  • Schiff nominates 14 to U.S. service academies

    Schiff nominates 14 to U.S. service academies

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Tuesday that he has nominated 14 students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2020. Four of the five U.S. service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment. NEWSLETTER: Stay...

  • Local students play mind games at JPL in National Science Bowl regional competition

    Local students play mind games at JPL in National Science Bowl regional competition

    Two words were frequently used by students to describe regional competition for the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl: "nerve-racking" and "fun." On Saturday, more than 100 students from high schools throughout Southern California took part in the competition, which marked its 24th...

  • Young students get lesson in healthier habits from Glendale doctor

    Young students get lesson in healthier habits from Glendale doctor

    The youngest students at Cerritos Elementary School learned about the importance of maintaining healthy habits on Thursday with help from a family-medicine doctor, and they got to take home a furry friend. To grab the students' attention, Dr. Antonio Zamorano wore a Batman mask and introduced himself...

  • Glendale Unified makes an offer to superintendent candidate

    Glendale Unified makes an offer to superintendent candidate

    The Glendale school board announced Wednesday morning that they unanimously agreed to extend an offer to Winfred Roberson, Jr., to take the helm of Glendale Unified. Roberson is the current superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District. The Glendale school board has unanimously agreed...

  • Glendale PTA: Dad's Club to host pancake fundraiser

    Dads are usually known for being skilled on the grill, which is probably what makes the annual pancake breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the Dad's Club among the best-loved around town. The event will start at 7 a.m. on Saturday in the group's clubhouse, 1728 Cañada Blvd. The griddle will stay...

  • Search for superintendent takes Glendale Unified school board to Davis

    Search for superintendent takes Glendale Unified school board to Davis

    The Glendale Unified School Board appears to be nearing the end a months-long search for the district's next superintendent. The board held a special meeting Tuesday morning in the headquarters of the Davis Joint Unified School District, where board members planned to conduct interviews with "members...

  • Suspensions drop by more than half at Glendale Unified schools

    Suspensions drop by more than half at Glendale Unified schools

    Fewer students are being suspended in Glendale schools, according to data released by state officials. During the 2014-15 school year, 760 students were suspended in Glendale Unified, down from 1,676 reported in 2013-14, according to state data. Overall, that figure gave Glendale Unified, with...

  • Armenian American Museum organizers discuss plans with GCC officials

    Armenian American Museum organizers discuss plans with GCC officials

    Proposed cultural center would be built across the street from the college.

  • Glendale Unified to act on new state vaccine rules

    While the vast majority of students attending Glendale schools have received their immunizations, a law that went into effect this month prohibits parents who are enrolling their children in public or private schools for the first time from becoming exempt from vaccinations due to personal beliefs....

  • Clark Magnet High School to hold Expo Day event Saturday

    Clark Magnet High School will host tours of its robotics and engineering lab for parents, prospective students and local residents on Saturday. Expo Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will allow the public to get an up-close look at some of the school’s student-built robots and high-tech...

  • Mr. Nitro crowned in fourth annual pageant at Glendale High School

    Mr. Nitro crowned in fourth annual pageant at Glendale High School

    Aureen Aghajanian was crowned “Mr. Nitro” Friday night after competing against nine other students during Glendale High School’s fourth annual male-only pageant, serving as a fundraiser for the high school’s Associated Student Body, which helps fund numerous clubs on campus. This year, to help...

  • First-grader takes first prize in Public Works Department contest

    First-grader takes first prize in Public Works Department contest

    A first-grader from Balboa Elementary school has won the Public Works Department’s first craft competition where contestants made art projects out of reused goods. On Thursday, Sophia Zadoorian was announced as the winner of the inaugural Upcycled Holiday Craft Contest. Her submission was a Christmas...

  • GCC's trustees set aside $85K for consultants on funding improvements

    GCC's trustees set aside $85K for consultants on funding improvements

    With their eyes set on future facility-improvement projects, Glendale Community College officials recently agreed to set aside $85,000 to bring on consultants who will investigate and identify how to best fund the projects. College officials are not ruling out putting a bond before voters, which...

  • Glendale Community College student athlete killed in car crash

    Glendale Community College student athlete killed in car crash

    A 19-year-old softball player for Glendale Community College was killed Monday morning in a solo-car crash on her way to the first day of school after the holiday break. Leona Valley resident Elena Kramer was remembered by her coach as a power hitter who “lit up the room” with her personality. ...

  • Glendale Unified files lawsuit against architect's estate, alleging uncompleted work

    Glendale Unified files lawsuit against architect's estate, alleging uncompleted work

    The Glendale Unified School District has filed a lawsuit seeking nearly $500,000 from the estate of an architect who ran a firm assigned to multiple facility-improvement projects across the district. According to the lawsuit, Glendale Unified allegedly paid for work the architectural firm did not...

  • Glendale PTA: Black and White Affair slated for Feb. 6

    The 2016 Black and White Affair, a dinner, dance and auction hosted by the Verdugo Woodlands Elementary's PTA, will be held on Feb. 6 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The event will start at 6 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 6:45 p.m. for general...

  • Tobinworld students make spirits bright at annual holiday show

    Children enrolled in the Tobinworld school in Glendale brought good tidings, great joy and some seasonal tunes at the nonprofit's annual holiday show and open house on Friday. About 300 people — mostly students’ families — filled up the school's cafeteria, which served as the auditorium for the...

  • Officials hire new firm to design GUSD's aquatic center

    After the death of an architect who was hired to design Glendale Unified’s new aquatic center, another architectural firm will take over the project, and school officials agreed this week to spend nearly $500,000 for the work. In 2013, the Glendale school board approved a preliminary design of...

  • Officials to interview candidates for Glendale Unified's top post next month

    The Glendale Unified School Board will review applications early next month from candidates who are seeking to land the top post in the district, school officials said during a meeting on Tuesday. Board members also agreed to extend the deadline to apply from Dec. 21 to Jan. 8 to accommodate “a...

  • Hoover High's auto program receives boost from Glendale dealerships

    After a years-long hiatus, Glendale Unified reinstated an automotive program at Hoover High School this past fall. Now, several months later, the fledgling program is beginning to receive the critical boost it needs from dealers who work blocks away on the Brand Boulevard of Cars. On Wednesday,...

  • Glendale Community College, city officials explore sale of Glendale Civic Auditorium

    Glendale Community College officials were scheduled recently to discuss in closed session the possibility of buying the nearby Glendale Civic Auditorium, according to the college’s board of trustees agenda. The auditorium is located across the street from the college at 1401 N. Verdugo Road, and...

  • Aerospace engineer shares her success story with students

    A woman who spent 30 years working for aerospace companies and came of age in the 1940s, when very few women pursued that field, shared her experiences with eighth-grade students at Roosevelt Middle School on Thursday. Judith Love Cohen said she was one of eight women to graduate in a class of...

  • Resident group to gather signatures for petition seeking resolution to Sagebrush issue

    Frustrated by stalled negotiations between La Cañada and Glendale school officials regarding the transfer of students living in western La Cañada into that city’s school district, a citizens’ group has decided to begin pursuing a resolution. Unite LCF, a group of residents living in the Sagebrush...

  • Despite parent pushback, Glendale schools' 2016 start remains

    Despite complaints by parents that Glendale schools start too early, the school board declined to move the date for the 2016-17 from its established Aug. 8 date, though it said it will consider moving the date back for future academic terms. The current year began Aug. 10, the earliest of several...

  • Supporters and opponents share opinions on proposed Glendale charter school

    A parent-led effort to establish a charter school in Glendale has pitted Glendale Unified educators and parents against those who favor the school, as nearly 40 supporters and opponents shared their opinions about the proposed facility during a public hearing Tuesday night. The lead petitioner,...

  • Glendale students top state average in last year of high school exit exam

    Nearly all of the Glendale students who took the California High School Exit Exam during the 2014-15 academic year passed it, according to the results state officials released last week. Of the 10th-graders who were tested, 93% passed the math portion and 92% passed the English portion of the exam....

  • Students bring ingenuity and passion to Glendale Unified's Invention Convention

    Seventh-grader Laura Minasian is an inquisitive person with a passion for inventing and seeing how things get made. The Toll Middle School student said her favorite TV show is “Shark Tank,” a reality program where inventors and entrepreneurs showcase their works in the hopes of getting investments....

  • Kiwanis members and Glendale police team up to deliver helmets to local students

    The Glendale Kiwanis Club partnered with Glendale Police Department on Thursday afternoon to deliver helmets to 70 first-graders at John Marshall Elementary School. This marks the fourth consecutive year that club members have given helmets to Glendale youngsters as part of their bike safety program,...

  • Parents brush up on students' math at Rosemont Middle School

    More than 100 parents arrived at Rosemont Middle School on Tuesday evening, but they weren’t there for a run-of-the mill parent meeting. They were there to do math. The evening was the fourth session Glendale school officials have hosted as a way for Glendale math teachers to introduce parents...

  • World War II veterans share their stories with students

    Several veterans who fought in World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars visited Wilson Middle School Tuesday to tell their stories to the students, in a years-long Veterans Day tradition that the campus began hosting after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Lt. Col. Elmo E. Maiden,...

  • Crescenta Valley High students host 'Chain of Kindness' as part of effort to support LGBT youth

    Several Crescenta Valley High School students invited their peers to create a “Chain of Kindness” Tuesday afternoon during the school’s “Ally Week,” which aimed to have the entire student body offer support for students who are in the LGBT community. As part of the chain event, students wrote supportive...

  • Glendale Unified considers charter school

    Two weeks before Glendale school officials are expected to hold a public hearing to weigh input from local residents about whether they agree or disagree that a proposed Glendale charter school should open, six people addressed the board during a meeting Tuesday night, and only one spoke against...

  • Memorial remembers dedicated volunteer

    La Cañada Valley Beautiful last week installed a memorial bench in honor of the late Vivian Stevens at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Students and visitors to the campus can now pause to rest on the new bench, which is located under a spreading oak tree near the kindergarten yard. Stevens,...

  • Glendale PTA: Parenting workshops to focus on bullying

    Free parenting workshops, made possible by Glendale Unified's Student Support Services, are being held monthly at the Library Connection @ Adams Square, 1100 E. Chevy Chase Drive. They will be led by Ilin Magran, school psychologist and coordinator in the school district's Healthy Start office ...

  • Parents express concerns about safety of Glendale middle schools' fields

    Local parents made a plea to school officials recently to improve the quality and access of school fields by adding lighting and growing more grass to soften students’ falls and help prevent injuries. Iain Blackwood, a Rosemont Middle School soccer coach and AYSO region 88 board member, said he’s...

  • Glendale Community College's track and field getting a major upgrade

    The track and field at Glendale Community College will undergo a major upgrade beginning next month when crews are expected to begin installing a new track and artificial-turf field, an improvement the college’s board of trustees unanimously approved last week. College trustees agreed to spend...

  • Fewer students enrolled in GUSD

    Though slightly down, enrollment in Glendale schools is higher this year than school officials had projected. With 26,119 students currently enrolled across Glendale schools, there are 63 fewer students than were enrolled at the same time last year. But school officials originally projected there...

  • Glendale Unified to hold College and Career Fair

    The Glendale Unified School District’s 23rd annual College and Career Fair will be held from 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wedneday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium at 1401 Verdugo Road. The free event will feature representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities across the country who will provide...

  • Officials to discuss creating new school calendar

    Glendale school officials are launching an effort to create a new school calendar that could include a start date closer to the end of August. The move comes after parents complained that the current school year and the next one were much too early for their liking. When school began this year...

  • Glendale school board lays down timeline to consider charter petition

    The Glendale school board is expected to make a decision by mid-December regarding a proposed charter school. Their consideration comes after a Glendale parent, Hilary Stern, delivered a nearly 250-page petition that would offer dual-language immersion courses to students in kindergarten through...

  • Math nights aim for teachers to instruct parents on Common Core curriculum

    When the school day was over on Wednesday, a select number of Glendale’s math teachers kept their sleeves rolled up and taught math to local parents as part of the first of four math sessions Glendale Unified is hosting to better inform parents about the math curriculum their children are learning....

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