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 »
Submitted by Jessica Friends of Mt. Washington Elementary Mt. Washington Elementary is selling AMAZING Noble Fir Christmas trees again this year. They did it for the first time last year and the trees were so beautiful, long-lasting, and healthy that they’ve ordered a bunch more this ... Read More »
LINCOLN HEIGHTS — An estimated 200 volunteers built a new playground this weekend at the Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Heights. Volunteers had to figure out how all the donated pieces fit together but they still got the job done. The equipment was donated under the ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE — A Silver Lake church would be turned into one of the neighborhood’s largest – and most colorful – preschools if the project wins city approval. The owners of P.L.A.Y. Silver Lake Preschool on Hyperion Avenue are planning to move their school into the ... Read More »
Silver Lake – Parents are invited to attend the 2015 Preschool Forum, hosted by the MOMS Club of Silver Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14. Attendees will hear representatives from over eighteen area preschools, located from Hollywood to Pasadena. Read More »
Submitted by Glenfeliz Boulevard Elementary TK – 6 Glenfeliz Blvd. Elementary has launched a new after school culinary enrichment program called Cooking Skills and World Cuisine. This dynamic hands-on cooking class specifically designed for 3rd to 6th graders, engages students’ taste buds and minds. In each ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Submitted by Elysian Heights Elementary Grade Levels: K-6 Elysian Heights Elementary School (EHES) is celebrating 100 years of service in the Elysian Heights Valley. As we celebrate the past, we have squarely set our sights on transforming our foundation to ensure we are preparing students to ... Read More »
Upcoming classes include a discussion on plants that are drought tolerant as well as stylish and low-maintenance. Read More »
Clifford Math and Technology Magnet is in its first year as a specialized school for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Clifford joins only 210 magnet schools out of the 1,235 schools in the district. The LAUSD School Board approved the plan put together by the school faculty to focus on using technology to advance mathematical thinking and using project based learning activities to engage students. Clifford’s instructional plan is on their school webpage. Read More »
Saint Francis of Assisi (SFA) School is excited to enter its 77th year of Catholic education in the Los Angeles/Silver Lake Area. Rooted in its Catholic traditions, the school is experiencing exciting and innovating change in several different areas. Read More »
Michelle Park, who organized a book-donation drive for a new library in Africa, is going to Stanford. Christian Mendez, whose parents worked as custodians, will be attending Yale. Eli Gramajo, who worked with law enforcement to reduce the sale of tobacco to minors, has been accepted by Princeton. ... Read More »
Upcoming events on The Eastside Class Calendar include an introduction to woodworking class in Downtown L.A. and a workshop on succulents in Silver Lake. Click on the events below for details. Read More »
EL SERENO — Cal State L.A. is joining the many new residents, restaurants and other businesses headed for Downtown L.A. The El Sereno-based school announced today that it will open a satellite campus in a Downtown office with classes geared to working professionals as well as ... Read More »
Off The Saw is a collective wood shop in Downtown Los Angeles that offers classes in woodworking and furniture making. This summer we are offering an introductory class for both teens and adults.
Lauren Ogle and Courtney Ariel Bowden embarked on a journey of music and friendship when they began leading worship for the children’s program within their church. They spent the next two years becoming friends, writing songs and eating French fries together. Over time they found that ... Read More »
Ref Rodriguez beat out incumbent Bennett Kayser in the District 5 school board race after charter school groups and unions spent more than $3 million battling to influence voters in the district that includes Eastside schools.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Thursday was cloudy and cool at Dockweiler State Beach. But the unseasonably cool weather did not deter a group of students from Highland Park's Buchanan Street Elementary from participating in a beach clean up .
HIGHLAND PARK -- At Ramona Hall, eighth graders from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School were practicing their lines and testing their delivering. After all, show time was only days away. While costumes and props were in place, some adrenal jitters needed to be worked out during this rehearsal. The upcoming show, however, was not a theatrical performance, but rather a shared educational experience.
Off The Saw will be hosting a timber framing intensive workshop in Echo Park. Timber framing is a traditional construction technique that joints heavy, squared-off timbers with large wooden pegs. Samuel Moyer of Samuel Moyer Furniture will lead students in building a timber frame guest house that will be constructed and installed in Echo Park.
EL SERENO – NASA has awarded a $5-million grant to train a new generation of scientists and engineers at Cal State L.A. as part of an effort to expand the nation’s ability to conduct aerospace research and development. The university will use the five-year NASA grant ...
BOYLE HEIGHTS - Resurrection Catholic School has won a $500,000 grant to introduce new technology and small-group instruction to the small school as part of a nationwide program to revitalize urban Catholic schools.