Beginning in April 2017, the trustees of the Glendale Community College board are expected to be elected from five separate districts within Glendale, according to a plan the board agreed to adopt earlier this month.
City and school officials are offering free lunches to children who visit the Glendale Central Library this summer.
Glendale school officials agreed to hire a Realtor for a potential property exchange, a few months after Burbank-based development firm, Chandler, Pratt & Partners expressed interest in the district’s headquarters and surrounding property.
The Glendale school board agreed to stay with the search firm it hired earlier this month after momentarily reconsidering and hearing proposals again from three firms for a second time Wednesday night.
Fourteen years ago, when Ray Hairapatian was in his early 20s, he was working as a teaching assistant at Tobinworld school in Glendale helping developmentally disabled and autistic students when he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his career as an educator.
Parents and students attending Glenoaks Elementary marched in front of the school Monday afternoon to rally against the school’s principal, Kristine Siegal, taking an assignment to oversee Mark Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Magnet for the next school year.
During the past academic year, students enrolled in the majority of Glendale’s 30 schools combined their efforts to raise $46,000 for the American Heart Assn.
Donald Empey, a former longtime Glendale Unified administrator, will fill in as the district’s interim superintendent as school officials launch a search for their next full-time leader, who is expected to take the district’s reins by October.
Last night’s graduating class for the 2014-15 academic year at Glendale Community College ranged in age from 18 to 84 years old as students continued their education in pursuit of a better future.
Classes in the Glendale Unified School District are dismissed for the summer, with lessons resuming on Aug. 10. During this time, summer fun is the focus for most students, with summer school classes scheduled in for others.
Dustin Cuellar never pictured himself wearing a cap and gown, walking across a stage to receive a high school diploma.
Across Glendale and La Crescenta, graduates in the collective Class of 2015 took time to reflect on their past few years, the challenges they've overcome and the relationships they've developed during their respective commencement ceremonies.
Flight was a recurring theme during the commencement ceremony at Glendale High School, with the north end of the football field inside Moyse Stadium serving as the symbolic launch pad for the future of the more than 650 students who received their diplomas Wednesday night.
When Sameen Islam entered the gymnasium at Crescenta Valley High School on Wednesday moments before graduating, his roughly 700 classmates burst into applause and cheers.
Approximately 390 Herbert Hoover High School seniors gathered on Ferguson Field Wednesday evening for one last hurrah and send-off before they embark on the rest of their lives.
About 270 seniors at Clark Magnet High School walked off with their diplomas and into the next chapter of their lives during graduation on Wednesday.
For weeks, Katarina Stankovich had practiced walking.
La Cañada city officials agreed Monday to chip in $5,000 for a Sacramento-based consultant to reinvigorate talks between La Cañada and Glendale school officials over a possible Sagebrush transfer — in exchange for a seat at the bargaining table.
Stories of making good on second chances took the stage for the annual graduation ceremony for Allan F. Daily High School students Wednesday.
The stairs leading up to Benjamin Franklin Magnet Elementary School now feature an ocean-themed, glass art piece welcoming visitors and students in the foreign languages taught at the school: German, Italian, French and Spanish.
"What was considered a good education 50 years ago… is no longer enough for success in college, career and citizenship in the 21st Century."
The Covina-Valley Unified School District hired Glendale Supt. Dick Sheehan Tuesday evening, returning the veteran educator to his roots but also to a district under fire for a series of recent sex scandals.
Glendale Supt. Richard Sheehan is expected to accept a job to head up the troubled Covina-Valley Unified School District this evening.
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.