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Elementary Schools

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  • Boards endorse lawsuit

    Local school boards are throwing their support behind a lawsuit filed Thursday that claims the California education system has been underfunded by billions for years in violation of the state Constitution. The lawsuit represents years of work by the...
  • Parents raise concerns over report cards

    After new report cards were sent home with elementary students last week, some parents raised concerns about the new language identifying students’ achievement levels as “thorough” and “adequate” at best. The new report...
  • Glendale school board awards building contract for permanent classrooms

    The Glendale Unified school board recently awarded a $32.2-million contract for construction of three multiple-classroom, two-story buildings — one each at Balboa, Verdugo Woodlands and R.D. White elementary schools. Lundgren Builders was awarded...
  • Learning Matters: A Halloween carnival can be a thrilling opportunity

    Learning Matters: A Halloween carnival can be a thrilling opportunity
    Scarecrows, jack-o’-lanterns, hay bales and witches have appeared again at elementary schools across the district. PTA members have been setting up game booths, enlisting volunteers and gathering prizes by the boxful. The events go by various names...
  • Third graders get a visit from the mayor

    Third graders get a visit from the mayor
    Mayor Zareh Sinanyan visited third-graders at Franklin Magnet School on Friday where he stressed the importance of voting and answered questions from the students who are currently learning about government. “What happens if you don’t vote?&...
  • Cow and calf visit Horace Mann Elementary

    Cow and calf visit Horace Mann Elementary
    The Dairy Council of California brought its mobile classroom to Horace Mann Elementary School on Wednesday with a 1,500-pound cow named Buttercup and a 100-pound bull calf named Chip. Chip, who appeared as a surprise guest for many of the third-,...
  • Schools staying on top in science

    Although schools are shifting away from California Standards Tests to new Common Core standards in math and English language arts, students in grades 5, 8 and 10 are still getting CST scores in science. For the second year in a row, 97% of La Cañada...
  • Keppel show choir back in business

    Keppel show choir back in business
    Members of Glendale's youngest show choir at Mark Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School — who made a name for themselves during a major competition last year — are preparing again for a full slate of musical performances. Under the...
  • GUSD reports boost in enrollment

    GUSD reports boost in enrollment
    Glendale school officials this week reported an overall enrollment boost this year, an indicator that the school district is moving away from recent trends of slight declines the past few years. There are 26,127 students in Glendale Unified this year,...
  • Consultant predicts growth's effect on schools

    Consultant predicts growth's effect on schools
    In response to Glendale's recent residential development boom, the Glendale Unified School District commissioned a study that projects more than 600 additional students could live in those new units and attend local schools 10 years from now. Earlier...
  • District's new operations head brings teaching, administrative experience to the table

    When it comes to school district business and finance, La Cañada Unified's new chief business and operations officer, Mark Evans, is sort of a triple threat. In addition to being a numbers guy, Evans has worked for years as a teacher in multiple...
  • Learning Matters: CliffsNotes for the school board candidates

    Learning Matters: CliffsNotes for the school board candidates
    This is the second part of a column on tips for school board candidates. A new member of the school board has a lot to learn. Fortunately for our district, board members have the benefit of governance classes offered by the California School Boards...