Saturday, November 28, 2015

School Yard

Former Miss Universe returns to her Highland Park school with encouragement and a $100,000 donation

Michelle Ontiveros, Franklin High School Student Body President, along with Miss Universe 1988, Porntip Nakhirunkanok, Franklin High Class of 86, and Ms. Regina Marquez-Martinez| Joe walker

HIGHLAND PARK -- When Porntip Nakhirunkanok, a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School, visited her mother in Thailand during her first year of college, she had no idea that she would soon be crowned Miss Universe. She had entered a "Miss Thailand" contest at the urging of her mom, and a whirlwind of events followed, with her being named Miss Universe in 1988. Earlier this week, Porntip was back at Franklin High to donate $100,000 to a school scholarship fund. Read More »

Friends of Micheltorena Kick off Annual Fall Pledge Drive

Micheltorena Elementary School, photo courtesy of Matt Luem

Submitted by Friends of Micheltorena The Friends of Micheltorena (FOM) has kicked off the first day of the Annual Fall Pledge Drive for Micheltorena Elementary School in Silver Lake. Last year FOM raised over $100,000, up from $50,000 the previous year, and this year we have a ... Read More »

Discover Woodworking at Off The Saw


Off The Saw is offering three back-to-school (for the parents!) woodworking workshops in September. Each of these workshops is a great introduction to the tools and techniques used in fine furniture making. You'll learn about the properties of wood, work shop safety, and the proper use of woodworking machines in Intro to Woodworking and select hand tools in the joinery workshops. Read More »

Now Enrolling at Silver Lake Preschool


Submitted by Lyric Preschool Ages 2 – 5 Join us for a tour of Lyric Preschool. Meet the staff and see our facility. See firsthand where your children will spend their days, learn, and grow! Daily Arts & Crafts, music, and Early Childhood Curriculum are provided. Full or half day ... Read More »

What’s Rocking at Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School?


Submitted by Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School Grades 7-12 Mrs. Mylene Keipp is the new principal at Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School. She has twenty-two years of experience in LAUSD as a teacher, coordinator, instructional coach, and administrator that afford her with a network of experiences, ... Read More »