Thursday, October 27, 2016

School Yard

Monte Vista 5th graders win Film Award


Submitted by Monte Vista Street Elementary School PK, 2-6 Ms. Amodeo’s 5th grade class won “Most Creative Film” at the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles’ 9th Annual Film Festival on May 1, 2016. The film is titled “The Awakening” and the 5th grade students wrote, ... Read More »

Highland Park celebrates Franklin High’s centennial

franklin high centennial parade band by katrina alexy

HIGHLAND PARK — The 100th anniversary of  Franklin High School  is being celebrated today with a parade down Avenue 54, tours, book fair, music, birthday cake and the unveiling of a school museum. Katrina Alexy snapped photos as the Franklin marching band and school clubs made ... Read More »

Cal State L.A. students face challenges and change as school prepares for semester system

cal state

EL SERENO -- Cal State L.A. students are facing a dramatic switch from the quarter system to a semester system starting in the fall. The school is working with its approximately 20,000 students and faculty to make sure it's a smooth transition. But the change has generated anxiety as well as opposition among some students and teachers who claim it will only cause confusion and delay graduation in some cases. Read More »

Learn Wood Slab Preparation and the Butterfly Joint


Working with slabs is a fun challenge in the woodshop and leads to beautiful results. Offerman Woodshop member Josh Salsbury is king of the slab table and will teach students everything they need to know to get from a rough slab to a fine finished piece Read More »

East L.A. school earns National Blue Ribbon award

Students at KIPP Raíces Academy | Courtesy KIPP LA Schools

EAST LOS ANGELES — Students and staff at KIPP Raíces Academy  this week celebrated being named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the The U.S. Department of Education. The K-4 charter school was the only campus in L.A. Unified to receive the honor last year that recognizes “exemplary” academic ... Read More »

Glassell Park private school seeks to expand


GLASSELL PARK –  Ribét Academy has seen enrollment plunge from more than 500 about nine years ago to about 300 currently. So why does the private, co-ed school want to add more dorm and classroom space?  Headmaster Ronald Dauzat says that the new facilities may help ... Read More »

Women Who Run with the Wolves: The Beginning Initiation


Women Who Run with the Wolves Course: The Beginning Initiation Kara Hoppe, MA, MFT, is facilitating a 10-week in-depth personal learning, growing, and healing experiential course with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés’s breakthrough book, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman ... Read More »

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 »