First- and second-grade students serenaded their fellow classmates and parents at John Marshall Elementary School Friday morning with patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Land is Your Land” during the school’s annual Memorial Day assembly.
Two years ago, Glendale Community College officials embarked on a multimillion-dollar endeavor to reduce energy costs, and their efforts appear to be proving successful.
When some of Glendale’s students with moderate to severe disabilities were displaced to another campus two years ago, it marked the beginning of a new relationship between them and fellow middle school and high school students who attend Jewel City Community Day School, where they work to...
As Glendale city officials look to make drastic cuts in the amount of potable water consumed in the city, school officials are looking to tap into recycled water as one way to deal with the state’s severe drought.
The school year is coming to a close for students in the Glendale Unified School District and with the sunset of lessons and homework comes graduation ceremonies and promotion events celebrating educational milestones.
The Burbank school district’s Parent Teacher Assn. is one step closer to influencing change across California with a resolution seeking to incorporate clear health standards into the state’s curriculum to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, in addition...
An annual art contest established four years ago to expand awareness of California’s drought recently among young people had more than 120 submissions from students in elementary through high school, and two of its top three winners are Rosemont Middle School students.
Glendale students will have more opportunities to learn about vehicle engines and electronic systems this fall when Hoover High School dusts off tools in its auto garage and expands the number of auto classes it offers.
Three La Crescenta schools slated for construction of new permanent classroom buildings early next year received the OK from Glendale school officials to spend an additional $1.8 million to cover anticipated higher construction costs for Lincoln, La Crescenta and Fremont elementary schools.
A local dental clinic for youth provided free teeth cleanings and other treatments on Monday, but the youngsters also walked away with a complimentary lesson on how to maintain a bright smile in between visits.
The summer session at Glendale Community College will begin June 22. Priority registration will end on Saturday. Then, open registration will begin on Monday. To see the credit and noncredit course listings go to glendale.edu/schedules. The...
An open house and “Recorder” program will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, and a volunteer breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. on May 21. Contact the school’s office for more information about either of these events.
Early next year, Angela Palmieri is bound for New Zealand as one of 49 teachers who recently received a coveted Fulbright award to conduct research.
Former Glendale Unified Superintendent Michael Escalante received a pension of $277,833 in 2014, making him the highest pension earner among former Glendale Unified employees as well as the majority of retired state educators, according to data released this week by the California Policy Center.
Glendale schools won significant recognition this week as state officials announced all eight of the school district’s comprehensive middle and high schools earned the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award.
Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman has filed a complaint against the Glendale Unified School District for allegedly violating the California Voting Rights Act, 10 days after voters rejected Glendale Unified’s measure that would have paved the path for them to adopt a district-based voting system.
Three local students were honored recently at the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).
A nearly 70-year tradition that features local fathers producing a light-hearted display of shenanigans will take to the stage again next week at Glendale High School for the 68th annual “Fathers’ Follies.”
For many students, it takes at least two years to become proficient in English after moving to the United States from another country as they also learn to adapt to a new school and community.
Glendale High School's 2015 yearbook is now complete, thanks to the work of editors-in-chief Doug Schowengerdt, Laura Tabanyi and Maddie Wills, along with their staff. A yearbook costs $85 and can be purchased online at the school store. The yearbook's purchase price will increase after the books...
New school board member Jennifer Freemon and incumbent Nayiri Nahabedian were sworn in to new four-year terms on the Glendale Unified school board on Monday as their families sat in attendance and board members bid farewell to interim member Sandy Russell.
Of the more than 2,100 seniors who were on the path to graduate at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, about 91.5% of them went on to earn their high school diploma, while a little more than 4% of them dropped out.
A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian Genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched.
Nearly $400,000 in security upgrades will be made at an elementary and two middle schools following approval this week by Glendale Unified school board members, one month after they agreed to spend almost $290,000 to make similar improvements at Glendale High School.
Until lately, many departments at Glendale Community College were using decade-old software and computer servers, with students frustrated by the campus’ unreliable wireless services.
Glendale High School's John Wayne Performing Arts Center was almost filled to capacity Tuesday night as more than 1,200 people watched a performance featuring poetry, songs and traditional Armenian dances by students during the 14th annual Armenian Genocide commemoration.
Glendale and La Cañada school districts are looking for outside help for the potential transfer of the Sagebrush territory after learning a previous proposal would have failed regulatory muster.
The red carpet will soon be rolled out for students at Franklin Magnet Elementary, where 54 of them will showcase short films they produced after being given no restrictions other than to keep them under three minutes and free of violence.
The Glendale and Burbank school districts are among the majority of Los Angeles districts that partnered with more than 100 organizations to provide arts education in schools during the 2012-13 school year, which saw 71% of Burbank schools served by such organizations and 62.5% of public schools...
For 10 days, more than 40 eighth-graders of Chamlian Armenian School traveled to Armenia, where they spent time exploring the nation’s capital, visiting its countryside, meeting with fellow students, commemorating the Armenian Genocide and stepping inside what is known as the world’s...
Eight local students participated in a science project showcase hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday.
As Glendale school officials try to navigate an improving economy compared to about seven or eight years ago, they are still cautious about spending money in spite of more positive projections for school district funding across the state.
Construction crews at Franklin Magnet Elementary this week have been making way for a new classroom building that will replace portable bungalows on the campus, where several dual-language immersion programs are taught.
With all 28 precincts counted, incumbents for the Glendale Unified School District school board and Glendale Community College board of trustees were reelected to their posts in the election Tuesday.
The annual student art show will be held April 28 through May 14 in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery.
Glendale High School students participated in what is perhaps one of the oldest traditions in Glendale, and unique to the high school, when they performed in the school’s 106th annual oratorical.
A delicious way to help support children and youth with medical and dental services is to attend Glendale Healthy Kids' Taste of Downtown Glendale from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 29. Tickets are $25 for adults ($30 to add wine) and $10 for children. Children 5 years old and younger are admitted...
Glendale police delivered Easter bags on Wednesday to more than 700 students at Horace Mann Elementary School in Glendale.
A mid-year review of students’ scores on iReady assessments show that they are making gains compared to results from the start of this school year, but across Glendale, 54% of students tested at or above their grade level in math, while 52% tested at their grade level or above in reading.
Clear leaders in garnering endorsements from key Glendale organizations have emerged in the three upcoming races leading up to election day on April 7.
Two City Council candidates — Paula Devine and Erik Yesayan — have locked down the endorsements of three of the five members of the Glendale Community College board of trustees, though not the same three.
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As the April 7 election approaches, challengers lead in the money race for seats on the Glendale City Council and Glendale Community College’s board of trustees, while the sole incumbent in Glendale Unified’s race has raised the most funds in that contest.
After chemical tests showed there is no hazardous amount of toxic materials in the artificial turf fields installed at several Glendale schools, officials in the Glendale school district are likely to stick with the turf material they’ve been using for the past decade.
La Cañada and Glendale school officials may soon hire an independent consultant to facilitate terms of an agreement over the potential transfer of Sagebrush families into La Cañada Unified School District boundaries, after a negotiation meeting held Monday.
The Women’s Civic League of Glendale hosted the final forum of the election season for Glendale school board and Glendale Community College trustee candidates on Thursday, quizzing candidates on their financial priorities and solutions to improving student achievement.
Aliza Garabet was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, the descendant of Armenians who survived the Armenian Genocide.
A survey sent out to all faculty and staff at Glendale Community College last November shows that the majority of respondents think that administrators, students, faculty and staff are working together for the good of the college.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, eighth-graders and first-graders at Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School planted 100 forget-me-not flowers in garden beds on the La Crescenta campus.
Salem Lutheran School in Glendale is adding seventh and eighth grades to its campus to meet growing demand.
The five candidates running for two open seats on the Glendale Unified school board talked about several issues Thursday including the Sagebrush area, voting districts and improving communication with parents and students during a forum...
Lyn Ribisi spent nearly 25 years in medical consulting before she left her career behind and enrolled at Glendale Community College.
Glendale Community College officials are putting pressure on construction workers to finish the job they started in constructing a $40-million, three-story building on time, as the college's general contractor recently admitted work was running behind schedule.
Daily High School is one of 480 continuation high schools in California, and, on Wednesday, it was recognized by state education officials as being a model school, becoming one of just 29 campuses statewide to earn that distinction.
Glendale High students can use the spring recess to work on community-service hours. School officials encourage students to experience at least 100 hours of community service during their four years of high school.
The faculty guild at Glendale Community College, along with the college’s classified employees union, each separately endorsed incumbents Tony Tartaglia and Vahe Peroomian, two candidates running to keep their seats on the board of trustees in the April 7 election.
Across Glendale schools, salaries for computer-lab and library assistants are not paid for by the school district. Instead, they are paid using funds raised through months-long, parent-driven campaigns.
Social media use — and the unintended harm it can cause — was up for discussion during a parent forum at Glendale High School Thursday night.
As Glendale school officials continue to make sweeping changes to implement the new Common Core curriculum, the school district recently reinstated a task force of teachers to closely examine the mathematics curriculum as it relates to elementary students.
Incarnation Parish School took home third place during the Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Junior High Decathlon on Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, competing against more than 110 schools from across Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Glendale school officials will host a forum for parents on Internet safety, social media and “sexting” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at the John Wayne Performing Arts Center at Glendale High School, 1440 E. Broadway.
A converted meeting room at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA officially became a "kid cool" space for youth development on Tuesday, showcased by a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. The flagship athletic activities well known as a destination at the nonprofit took a...
Glendale school officials are gearing up to test students on the state’s new computerized, standardized exam, but they are warning parents and each other that this year’s test — most notably, the students’ scores — cannot compare to the results of the former pencil-and-...
The chief of California’s community-college system paid a visit on Tuesday to Glendale Community College, where he toured the facilities and shared his optimistic outlook on the state’s colleges before hundreds of faculty and staff members in the school’s auditorium.
Teachers were victorious against local celebrities in an annual basketball faceoff at Hoover High School on Friday, but the real winner once again was a nonprofit aimed at helping families coping with cancer.
A Clark Magnet High School student's senior project is revolving around haircuts — close shaves, to be exact — not because she wants to become a stylist, but rather to help save children's lives.
Incarnation School’s academic decathlon team is poised to compete in a middle school decathlon competition on Saturday, an event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena that saw more than 100 middle schools from across Los Angeles County compete last year.
During an election forum this week hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, school board candidates were quizzed about their top priorities for Glendale Unified and were asked to answer questions specific to them.
Challengers in the Glendale Unified and Glendale Community College races have outpaced incumbents in the money race so far, according to an analysis of campaign financial data.
Talks between La Cañada and Glendale districts remain positive, officials said this week as both sides continue to discuss the possible transfer of the Sagebrush area to the La Cañada Unified school district.
Less than a year after R.D. White Elementary opened its doors to students in 1915, the school’s Parent Teachers Assn. was established, making it among the oldest PTAs in Glendale.
Before sitar and tabla player Sandip Burman performed for 50 Glendale High student musicians on Thursday, the boys were told to take off their hats and all students were told to turn off their cellphones.
A new online training tool debuted this week as part of a renewed effort to help school employees across the state report suspected child abuse and neglect.
In 2012, St. Francis High School’s Sebouh Bazikian made a promise to raise $5,000 to provide orphans in Kenya with bicycles that would get them to school safely and potentially change their lives forever.
Two years after state lawmakers mandated that school districts reduce their number of suspensions and expulsions, Glendale Unified educators continue to explore ways to intervene when students express negative behaviors at school.
A computerized mannequin named Lucinda who is able to give birth will soon become the newest addition to the nursing department at Glendale Community College, where students have access to 10 lifelike mannequins before beginning clinical work on live patients.
Founders Day is celebrated by PTAs across the country to recognize the legacy and commitment that PTA founders had toward bettering the lives of children through education, health and safety.
Glendale Community College officials, having reluctantly decided to move to districts from at-large elections, now have more decisions to make: Where will the lines be drawn, and will there be five or seven?
Starting next school year, the Glendale Unified school district will be counted among 23 districts in Los Angeles County that won’t receive funding they were anticipating from the county’s Office of Education for classes that provide real-life job training.
[UPDATED 2/19 5:23 p.m.] Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian will have her name on the April 7 ballot, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.
As Glendale school officials prepare to meet with La Cañada school officials next week over the Sagebrush territory, Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan reminded residents that Glendale’s proposal over the territory is still active during a school board meeting on Tuesday.
Monte Vista Elementary: The school's "Father-Daughter Dance" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the auditorium. Contact the office for more information.
Several years ago, two aerospace engineers who were intent on introducing young children to robotics, engineering and computer programming opened Rolling Robots — a place where youngsters can build and design robots and learn computer programming.
Antonio Verde, Italy’s consul general stationed in Los Angeles, visited with the students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary recently, and delivered a $19,000 check to spend on the students there who spend the majority of the school day speaking and learning in Italian.
Ten-year-old June Musurlian will compete in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee next month, after winning Glendale Unified’s district-wide spelling competition in which 20 students competed last week.
In Kent Ganevsky’s 3D animation class at Roosevelt Middle School, students are learning the tools of the trade on software that animation professionals have used to create blockbuster movies, such as “The Hobbit” and “Avatar.”
La Cañada school officials made it easier for families living in the city’s western “Sagebrush” territory to seek transfers into La Cañada Unified from Glendale Unified, agreeing those students should have priority in the district’s transfer process over...
Glendale school officials, who previously earmarked $26 million in Measure S bond money to tear down and entirely rebuild College View School, will use nearly $1 million of that amount to install solar panels on that campus.
After election officials denied her nomination papers last week, Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to order her to be...
La Cañada and Glendale school officials will meet later this month to discuss the proposal Glendale Unified officials delivered late last year laying out terms for transferring the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge into the La Cañada Unified School District.
As a debater, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior Maddie Collins has a lot going for her — poise, confidence and a clear speaking voice she's polished for years as a member of the school's speech and debate team.
After parents recently shared concerns with the Glendale Unified school board that students’ math grades were taking a significant hit under the new Common Core curriculum, school officials analyzed three years’ worth of data and reported this week that there has been little change in...
Last April, Brandon Levine was clinging to life when he arrived at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, his future in question after a near-fatal accident on his new motorcycle near Los Angeles International Airport.
Roosevelt Middle School's monthly Coffee with the Principal will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 in the school library. Parents can stay in touch with their children's activities and studies over a cup of morning coffee.
Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian has missed the nomination deadline and will not appear on the April ballot, city election officials said Tuesday.
Students at Cerritos Elementary School celebrated Yellow Ribbon Week this week with a classroom door-decorating contest that encouraged acts of kindness and compassion.
Glendale Community College officials are optimistic about Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget and how it will benefit the campus.