Thursday, July 30, 2015

School Yard

Highland Park middle school celebrates a revival

Luther Burbank students celebrate the "Schools To Watch" designation | Courtesy Luther Burbank Middle School

HIGHLAND PARK — It was only a few years ago when L.A. Unified launched a top-to-bottom shake up of Luther Burbank Middle School amid eroding academic performance. Since then, the school’s test scores have jumped and it was recently recognized as a role model for high-performing middle schools.

Bulletin Board: Screwball Spelling Bee, March 14!


Submitted by Cecily Rose Scharlin, Cooperative Nursery School So you think you can spell? Two local preschools, LA Family School and Rose Scharlin, are vying to outspell one another in a night of improv and fun at their first adults-only Screwball Spelling Bee, from the creators ... Read More »

Silver Lake schools on the spot over measles vaccinations

Photo courtesy CDC/ Amanda Mills

SILVER LAKE -- A cluster of child care centers in Silver Lake are among the 1,500 statewide that were found to have measles vaccination rates deemed to be at the highest risk of outbreaks, according to an L.A. Times report. The schools were among those that reported vaccination rates of 92% or less last October to the California Department of Health, which published the results on its website.

King Middle School to get a bold, blue makeover

Thomas King02 PS-2

LOS FELIZ -- Painters will be busy this summer at Thomas Starr King Middle School as the entire school will be painted over in a bold blue palette. The color was chosen to complement nearby buildings and John Marshall High School, which is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation, said Renae Plant, treasurer of Friends of King, a school support group.

Elysian Valley school gets in shape with the help of the YMCA

Courtesy of Dorris Elementary School

ELYSIAN VALLEY — In early January a team of four energetic YMCA youth coaches debuted their school-based fitness program at Dorris Place Elementary School in the Elysian Valley. School administration, staff and parents were searching for a supplemental physical education program for more than three years, and ... Read More »