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By Michael J. Arvizu | May 5, 2005
In commemoration of the Glendale Unified School District's 125th anniversary, the Glendale Historical Society presents "Glendale Unified School District: 125 Years," a 30-minute film by Glendale resident and filmmaker Jeff Blyth that chronicles the Glendale Unified School District from the time it was known as the Sepulveda District in 1879, through two world wars, earthquakes and population booms, to the well-respected and still growing educational institute...
NEWS
July 17, 2013
From the Glendale Unified School District's point of view, despite their disingenuous claims to the contrary, the current “Sagebrush” controversy has nothing at all to do with education of kids. It's all about the money. Trent Sanders La Cañada Flintridge
NEWS
January 18, 2007
GLENDALE ? The Glendale Sunrise Rotary and the Greater Los Angeles Dry Cleaners Association present Coats for Kids, an effort to help keep children warm this winter. Sponsored in part by the Glendale Unified School District, the goal of the donation drive is to provide coats to kids who may not otherwise have one. The public is urged to bring unwanted coats to any Glendale Unified school or to any Glendale fire station between Friday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 26. These coats will be dry cleaned and refurbished by participating dry cleaners from the Greater Los Angeles Dry Cleaners Association (GLADCA)
FEATURES
January 18, 2007
Monday, Feb. 5, the Glendale-Foothill Division of the California Retired Teachers' Association will have their luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch follows at noon. The cost is $11 and reservations can be made at 841-1460. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Feb. 1. All retired educators and administrators are welcomed. The program includes Linda Jonge, head of public information for the Glendale Unified School District, presenting a 125-year history of the GUSD.
NEWS
March 27, 2009
After a single firecracker unexpectedly exploded in the campus quad at Rosemont Middle School Friday morning, some students bolted from the school, apparently in fright. Principal Michele Doll issued an automatic call to notify parents of the incident, explaining that a firecracker was the cause of the noise and the student responsible was being "dealt with." The incident took place within days of the school hosting an assembly that referenced the 1999 Columbine shootings and that is thought to have added to the students' unease.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 24, 2008
Stephen Hodgson, who for many years worked for the Glendale Unified School District, will, on a part-time basis, be filling the shoes of Bill Loose, who recently stepped down from his job as deputy superintendent of business for the La Cañada Unified School District. “Steve is an extremely talented and experienced financial administrator. He is very familiar with the state budget situation,” said Superintendent Jim Stratton. “We are very pleased to have him working with us.” After four years employed in La Cañada, Loose left last week to take a position in the same capacity at Ocean View School District.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | March 2, 2006
Community members and business owners went back to school for a day not as a student but as a principal. They walked through campus and visited classrooms ? and in one case broke up a fight between two girls. Tuesday was the 14th annual Principal for a Day, sponsored by Glendale Unified School District, which also includes some students living in the western section of La Cañada Flintridge. "It is of value in being able to share our ideas," said La Crescenta Elementary Principal Kim Bishop.
NEWS
April 9, 2009
Sambar loses GUSD reelection bid Tues. Glendale Unified School District school board incumbent Chakib “Chuck” Sambar of LCF lost his bid for one of the three school board seats up for election Tuesday. Incumbents Greg Krekorian and Joylene Wagner won their seats, each garnered over 10,000 votes. Newcomer Christine Walters took the third seat. Sambar has served on the board since 1997. The board has faced a contentious relationship with Glendale Teachers Assn.
SPORTS
March 23, 2006
The Glendale Unified School District will hold its 25th annual Middle School Track Meet tomorrow (Friday) from 3-7 p.m. at Glendale Community College. Students from all four district middle schools will participate in the meet. Students at each school have been preparing for the event for about a month with teams being selected about two weeks ago. There will be 10 events in the meet, seven track and three field. The track events will consist of the 50 and 100 yard dashes, 200 and 400 meter races, 70 yard hurdles, 4x4 relay and the medley relay.
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NEWS
By Sara Cardine | January 8, 2014
Last year's hot topics received a New Year's makeover Tuesday, as the La Cañada Unified Governing Board readopted a resolution supporting the possible transfer of territory near the city's western boundaries from Glendale Unified School District to LCUSD and announced the official kickoff of the Measure LC parcel tax campaign. While the board initially passed a resolution supporting the community's request for a territory transfer in August, it was brought back for readoption to allow newly-elected board members Kaitzer Puglia, Dan Jeffries and David Sagal to show their support.
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NEWS
By Sara Cardine | December 4, 2013
On a rainy morning, La Cañada Unified Board President Scott Tracy opens the front door of his Woodleigh Lane house, unique from neighboring homes in that it is below road level and perched atop a stream that cuts a natural course through the backyard and into the surrounding wood. Inside, Tracy takes a seat in a front room. He has been asked to reflect upon his 12 years of service on the school board, which ends next week. On Tuesday night he and fellow board members Joel Peterson and Susan Boyd will transfer their seats to the newly elected David Sagal, Kaitzer Puglia and Dan Jefferies.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine and Kelly Corrigan | October 16, 2013
Members of the La Cañada school board on Tuesday expressed hopes that a territory transfer of homes near the city's western border from the Glendale Unified School District into the LCUSD could be on the horizon. And they read a resolution placing a $450 seven-year parcel tax on a March 4 ballot. While that meeting was taking place, their counterparts on the Glendale Unified School District board considered allowing parents in the affected neighborhoods, long known as the Sagebrush area, to choose whether to send their children to Glendale or La Cañada public schools.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 12, 2013
Nine years ago, Nalini Lasiewicz and her family moved to the westernmost part of La Cañada Flintridge, commonly known as the Sagebrush area. She soon discovered that her area was isolated because students there do not attend La Cañada schools . “Our little neighborhood was not represented,” she said. Students who live in the Sagebrush area have attended Glendale schools since before the Glendale Unified School District was formed in 1936. But residents of the area have fought hard in recent decades to be included within La Cañada Unified's boundaries.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 29, 2013
The La Cañada Unified School District remains the second-highest achieving public unified school district in California, according to rankings released Thursday by the state Department of Education. LCUSD retained the No. 2 spot behind San Marino Unified despite a five-point drop in the local district's overall Academic Performance Index score, based largely on the results of state tests taken by students in the spring. LCUSD scored 947 out of a possible 1,000 - an “outstanding” number that shows continued strong performance throughout the district in every subject area, said Lindi Dreibelbis, LCUSD's chief director of assessment and research.
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | August 22, 2013
For the past 30 years, parents in the Sagebrush area, a residential band west of Palm Crest Elementary School, inside the city limits of La Cañada Flintridge, have sought to be included in the La Cañada Unified School District. Right now, the Sagebrush is part of the Glendale Unified School District, but Sagebrush families can petition to have their children admitted into the LCUSD on an interdistrict transfer, not to exceed five years. We now have a two-tier system. There are La Cañada residents who must go through a cumbersome process, with their permits always at the will of these two entities, the GUSD and the LCUSD.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 24, 2013
The La Cañada school board race is quickly taking shape as four candidates have so far said they will run for one of three open seats in the November election. Two candidates are under the age of 30: Joe Layton, who ran for a seat on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in March , and Karyn Riel, a former camp director at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. Both have started the paperwork with the county registrar's office to run for a seat on the board. Dan Jeffries, a prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, filed papers on Friday.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
From the Glendale Unified School District's point of view, despite their disingenuous claims to the contrary, the current “Sagebrush” controversy has nothing at all to do with education of kids. It's all about the money. Trent Sanders La Cañada Flintridge
NEWS
By David C. Wilcox and By David C. Wilcox | June 19, 2013
Finding sufficient funding to maintain the high-quality of the La Cañada Unified School District has been a continuing problem in La Cañada Flintridge for most of the 32 years I have lived here. Having enough money is the means to the end of maintaining high standards. A committee of parents from our city proposes adding Sagebrush-area children to the LCUSD (“Parents call for district change,” June 6), which would have the effect of bringing more dollars to the district. Numerous attempts to do this have been tried in the past and all have failed.
NEWS
By Michael J. Arvizu | July 7, 2010
According to some of my editors, In Theory is one of the most widely read pieces each week in the La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. This year marks half a decade that In Theory has run. So, this week, I've decided to give you an inside look into how In Theory works. In Theory debuted in the Glendale News-Press and now defunct Foothill Leader the weekend of Jan. 14, 2005. Its first question? "What do you think of the Glendale Unified School District giving students the day off Jan. 6 for Day of Epiphany, also known as Armenian Christmas?"
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