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  • After Glendale parents weigh in on school year start date, GUSD to bring requests to teachers' union

    After Glendale parents weigh in on school year start date, GUSD to bring requests to teachers' union

    Nearly a year after Glendale school officials heard numerous complaints from parents who felt the school year started too early last August, officials have spent months weighing opinions from parents, teachers and students in order to decide when the year should begin. Not long after the last school...

  • State grant provides funding for GCC program offering machine training to adults with autism

    State grant provides funding for GCC program offering machine training to adults with autism

    More than $175,000 was awarded to the Verdugo Workforce Development Board to train people with autism to operate computer-numerical-control, or CNC, machines, as well as help people with disabilities learn other workforce skills, the board announced this week. The State of California Employment...

  • Tobinworld proudly presents its 2016 graduates

    Tobinworld proudly presents its 2016 graduates

    Tobinworld's class of 2016 worked hard to reach their graduation day on Monday, and on the way to that achievement, when students faced daily challenges and disappointments, Chris Lougheed, the school's principal, said he observed students encouraging each other during difficult times. "At different...

  • Glendale school officials seek members for committee that recommends campus upgrades

    Glendale school officials are looking to fill five open seats on the Superintendent's Facility Advisory Committee, the group responsible for weighing in on Measure S bond funded projects and other school facility improvements before their recommendations for upgrades go to the School Board for...

  • GCC graduates prepare for their next chapter

    GCC graduates prepare for their next chapter

    Of the hundreds of graduates who accepted associate degrees and completion certificates Wednesday evening at Glendale Community College, the youngest graduate was 19 while the oldest was 74, said David Viar, superintendent/president of the college. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going...

  • On Campus at GCC: Academic Senate awards scholarships

    On Campus at GCC: Academic Senate awards scholarships

    The Glendale Community College Academic Senate awarded scholarships at the year-end faculty meeting. Each scholarship was for $1,000. The Senate Scholarship for Academic Excellence for Completion of a Degree or General Education Transfer Pattern in Two Years was presented to Armine Ter-Barsegyan....

  • Glendale school board hires consultants to assess district's efficiency

    Glendale school board hires consultants to assess district's efficiency

    Consultants are preparing to interview Glendale school officials who work in the district's main office to determine their efficiency as they work to operate and support instruction occurring in the city's 30 public schools. The Glendale Unified school board agreed to spend $42,600 in late May...

  • Glendale High graduation ceremony stresses friendship, inclusion

    Glendale High graduation ceremony stresses friendship, inclusion

    For some graduates in Glendale High School's class of 2016, time flew by too quickly from the days they were high school freshmen to graduating seniors on Wednesday evening, when more than 600 of them wore black-and-red gowns to accept their diplomas. "It felt so fast. I can't believe we're just...

  • Perseverance pays off for Hoover High grads

    Perseverance pays off for Hoover High grads

    During the graduation ceremony at Hoover High School on Wednesday, graduate Caitlin Argueta stood before her class on Wednesday to say the Pledge of Allegiance, preparing to head off to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. She said she went into basic training, did push-ups in the mud and was...

  • Crescenta Valley High grads get ready for 'the real world'

    Crescenta Valley High grads get ready for 'the real world'

    One of the keys to success is having a solid foundation, and some of this year's graduates of Crescenta Valley High School said they believe their four years at their now alma mater have prepared them for their next chapter in life. "Our struggles made us stronger," said student speaker Ariel Amarkarian...

  • Daily High students overcome struggles to succeed

    Students of Glendale Unified's independent-learning programs and continuation high school were encouraged to fulfill their dreams and live life to the fullest during their graduation ceremony Wednesday afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Glendale. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's...

  • 'Responsibility' called key to Clark Magnet High School students' success

    It was the last time Principal Doug Dall would lead a graduation ceremony and see off a class of Clark Magnet High School students to their futures ahead. Dall led the school for 18 years, serving as its first principal when Clark opened in 1998. NEWSLETTER: Get the latest 818 headlines straight...

  • Glendale Unified to provide free summer lunches to children, teens

    For the fifth consecutive year, Glendale Unified will offer free meals through the end of July to any child or teen under 18 years old. Starting on June 6, children and teens can enjoy a free lunch at five Glendale schools, Monday through Friday, through July 8. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with...

  • Future-bound Hoover High seniors visit former campuses to inspire younger classes

    About a dozen graduating seniors at Hoover High School donned purple-and-white gowns a few days before their own graduation ceremony to walk through the halls of nearby Mark Keppel Elementary School and Eleanor Toll Middle School. The tradition has taken place in schools across the country and...

  • Plans for state-of-the-art pool at Glendale High aquatic center make a splash

    The architectural firm that Glendale school officials hired late last year to design the district's new aquatic center unveiled the pool's design this week, winning praise from school board members. "I love it. It looks fabulous," said school board member Nayiri Nahabedian. NEWSLETTER: Stay up...

  • Glendale school board supports naming Clark Magnet's technology wing after Doug Dall

    The Glendale school board Tuesday night considered naming a wing at Clark Magnet High School after its founding principal, Doug Dall, who is stepping down at the end of the school year. A section of the school known as the "6,000 Wing" could be renamed the "Doug Dall Technology Wing," following...

  • Glendale school board adopts 'G2' map, officially setting voting districts

    The Glendale School Board voted 5-0 to adopt a map Tuesday night representing the school district's five new voting districts in a move that comes after a months-long process in which the board considered several maps after gathering community input about how the districts should be drawn. The...

  • Glendale Kiwanis Club awards local students with college scholarships

    The Kiwanis Club of Glendale distributed $15,000 worth of scholarships to local students bound for college, some of whom will be the first in their families to attend. In all, 12 students from Hoover, Holy Family, Glendale and Clark Magnet high schools, as well as Glendale Community College, each...

  • Graduation rate at Glendale's high schools tops 90%

    The rate of students graduating from Glendale's four comprehensive high schools continues to hold steady, according to data released by California education officials this week. The data is part of a statewide effort to track students from the time they enter high school until graduation day. NEWSLETTER:...

  • Crescenta Valley High sets 'Senior Reflections'

    Crescenta Valley High School's "Senior Reflections" for the Class of 2016 will be held at 4 p.m. on May 29 in the MacDonald Auditorium at the school. The program will feature seniors, senior class offices, faculty and staff who will share thoughts and memories through music, speeches and art. The...

  • On Campus at GCC: Summer registration to continue through June 17

    Registration for summer session continues The summer session at Glendale Community College will begin June 20. Open registration will continue through June 17. The fall class schedule is now online at glendale.edu/schedules. Fall classes will begin Aug. 29. Priority registration will begin on Monday,...

  • Glendale PTA: Library to present parent workshop

    "Thriving with Your Teen," a free parent workshop held by the Glendale Unified School District, will be presented at 6 p.m. today in the Library Connection at Adams Square, 1100 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Seating is limited. Call (818) 548-3833 to pre-register. MORE: Stay up to date on the latest in...

  • Glendale school board sets aside $40M for campus upgrades, maintenance through 2023

    Nearly $40 million in Measure S and facility funds were allocated by the Glendale school board recently to support various upgrades and maintenance projects throughout Glendale's 30 schools over the next seven years. The board members' decision to approve the funding last week came after they held...

  • Roosevelt Middle School creates a curriculum pathway for students interested in cosmetology

    Roosevelt Middle School will begin offering a new cosmetology course for seventh- and eighth grade students this fall, as part of Glendale Unified's ongoing plan to expand career-technical programs to students in middle school. School officials chose to start the cosmetology program at Roosevelt...

  • GCC's new program for adults with autism matches potential with skills

    Next month, Glendale Community College will debut a one-of-a-kind program to train highly functioning adults with autism to operate computer-numerical-control machines, setting them on a path to working as machinist apprentices or computer numerical control operators and programmers. The upcoming...

  • Lincoln Elementary fourth-grader wins top prize in Glendale student poster contest

    A Lincoln Elementary student won first place in a poster contest that had nearly 10,000 entries from elementary students across Glendale's public and private schools earlier this month. Fourth-grader Lukas Newman earned the top spot in the contest as part of Glendale Clean & Beautiful's annual...

  • Glendale middle school remembers teacher who died of heart attack last week

    Students and staff at Rosemont Middle School began the week mourning the loss of a teacher who died on Friday after suffering a massive heart attack, according to Kelly King, assistant superintendent of Glendale Unified. Mark Sanderl became ill at Rosemont Friday afternoon and was taken to USC...

  • Panelists talk student stress after documentary screening at Alex Theatre

    The Glendale Educational Foundation hosted a screening of the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" Thursday night at the Alex Theatre, where a student, parent and two educators participated in a panel discussion about current education trends, which they said are often stressful. In the film, Greg...

  • Glendale students mark 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

    Students across Glendale Unified commemorated the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Wednesday with songs and poetry in what was the 15th annual event spearheaded by Glendale school board member Greg Krikorian. Beginning in 1915, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by the...

  • Glendale school board closes in on map for voting districts

    The Glendale school board gave high marks Tuesday night for a newly drafted proposed map that could be chosen to lay out new voting districts, as Glendale Unified transitions from an at-large voting system to one based on districts. During recent weeks, school board members have sought input from...

  • Teachers win laughs at Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz match

    Students at Crescenta Valley High School took on some of the school's faculty during the 11th annual ComedySportz match between the two groups, and it was the audience who chose the faculty as the winners. "The audience determines our winners by their applause," said ComedySportz coach Gavin Hall,...

  • La Crescenta students take first, second in Congressional art contest

    Crescenta Valley High School student Austin White won first place in this year's Congressional Art Competition, in which he competed against more than 50 other pieces. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sponsored the contest locally for the 28th Congressional District. Each winning piece will hang in...

  • Jefferson Elementary students get a visit from school's namesake on his birthday

    Thomas Jefferson paid a visit to the local school named after him on Wednesday — the same date he was born 273 years ago — to share his story with fifth-graders. Impressionist Peter M. Small spoke with the students in the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School not too far from where a...

  • Glendale PTA: Student success, parenting are in focus

    Join the Glendale Educational Foundation on Thursday as it screens the 2015 Sundance film “Most Likely to Succeed,” a compelling look at the current U.S. education system and how its future may look. A panel discussion with guests from the academic, business and student worlds will follow. Guests...

  • A total of 17 Burbank, Glendale schools win state's rare Gold Ribbon Award

    More than half of Burbank Unified's 11 elementary schools and half of the 20 elementary schools in Glendale Unified earned Gold Ribbon Awards this year, state education officials announced this week. The recognition goes to schools making progress in preparing students for 21st-century colleges...

  • Glendale school board reviews five options in redistricting effort

    Later this month, the Glendale school board plans to vote on which voting district map they would like to adopt out of several drafts they considered Tuesday as they switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one. Four of the maps were created by National Demographics Corp. earlier...

  • Glendale Unified's new superintendent takes part in first meeting

    Five days into his new leadership role, Glendale Unified Supt. Winfred Roberson participated in his first local school board meeting Tuesday, almost a year after the former school leader departed in May and three interim superintendents have rotated to fill the vacancy. "We have been waiting a...

  • Glendale Unified student takes fifth place in spelling bee

    A Glendale Unified student who participated in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee on Wednesday after becoming Glendale Unified’s spelling-bee champion for the second straight year, placed in the top five during the county competition. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going on in the 818...

  • GCC officials, students support effort to extend tax on wealthy Californians for schools

    Glendale Community College's board of trustees recently passed a resolution in support of a ballot initiative that would extend the number of years that income-tax revenue from wealthy Californians would flow to community colleges and K-12 schools. David Viar, the college's superintendent/president,...

  • Upgrades to Glendale Unified's technology hub completed

    A remodeling project started in late 2014 in the basement of Glendale Unified’s headquarters on Jackson Street was finished recently, according to school officials. The basement serves as the district’s technology hub, or Network Operations Center, and houses computer equipment and offices for...

  • Glendale police pay a special Easter visit to Cerritos Elementary

    Glendale police delivered roughly 500 Easter gift bags to students at Cerritos Elementary School on Tuesday. Organized and funded by the Glendale Police Officers Assn. on behalf of its Cops for Kids program, the event allowed police officers, civilian employees and volunteers to interact with Glendale's...

  • Glendale Unified officially adds day off to commemorate Armenian Genocide

    April 24 will be now designated "Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day" in the Glendale Unified School District after a unanimous vote by school board members on Tuesday. Since the 2013-14 school year, students and teachers have been given the day off on April 24 — globally observed as the recognition...

  • Teams answer the call of annual Smart-a-Thon tournament at USC Verdugo Hills

    Thirty teams were huddled under the same roof on Wednesday as they slogged through 68 trivia questions during the annual Smart-a-Thon tournament. It was the 28th installment of the annual fundraiser for local schools, held at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Despite the event's name, the endgame isn't...

  • Montrose Library unveils new mural painted by local students

    Visitors to the Montrose Library now have a front row seat to an underground world of bugs and critters painted by 15 Daily High School students. The creative minds behind the new outdoor mural unveiled it Tuesday. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going on in your neighborhood >> The artwork...

  • Meeting to map out Glendale school district's future draws few residents

    Shortly after a meeting was slated to start on Thursday night about Glendale Unified's shift to a voting-district system for elections, the only people in attendance were the few school officials facilitating the meeting as well as three language translators and the school district's demographer,...

  • Glendale High students get a lesson on atrocities, then and now

    Glendale High students on Thursday walked through several tents featuring photographs and facts about several genocides, beginning with the Armenian Genocide that began in 1915. Glendale High sophomore Adam Al-Nihmy volunteered to facilitate students as they learned about massacres that have occurred...

  • Glendale Unified's security camera rollout proves helpful

    About two years after Glendale school officials agreed to install high-tech security cameras at the district's 30 schools, the project is nearly done, and school officials say they have become increasingly helpful during school emergencies and in addressing cases of theft and vandalism. For Scott...

  • On Campus at GCC: Short spring classes to start April 18

    Late-start six- and eight-week spring classes at Glendale Community College will begin April 18. The college-credit courses include general subjects such as accounting, business and social science as well as visual and performing arts. Specific courses include accounting, insurance, business law,...

  • Glendale PTA: Wilson Middle School to host open house, arts festival

    Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will host its open house and arts festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Parking is limited and will be available on the basketball courts and field, weather permitting. Guests are asked to carpool or prepare to walk a short distance to the school, if...

  • Young orchestra in need of instruments as it gears up for spring benefit concert

    As the Caesura Youth Orchestra gears up to perform in what will be its biggest performance yet — a springtime benefit concert at Glendale Community College — the group's founder says the nearly 40 students in the program could benefit from donated instruments. Caesura Youth Orchestra provides extensive...

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