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.
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 -- 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.
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 — 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 »
EAGLE ROCK — The quad at Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High looked like a giant dust bowl, with much of the grass having given way to dirt in the busy gathering space. But the same spot now sports a bright green lawn as part of a renovation ... Read More »
BOYLE HEIGHTS — More than 120 volunteers celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today by cleaning up the campus of Roosevelt High School as part of a national day of service in honor of the civil rights leader. This morning’s clean up, which was ... Read More »
Mayberry Street School, which serves Echo Park and Silver Lake, will have an informational session for the community Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. in the school library. We will be giving an overview of the Spanish Dual –Language Program that will be offered for the 2015-2016 school year. Read More »
The chain link fence that wraps around Thomas Starr King Middle School will be turned into a wall of art under an ambitious mural project that is about to get underway. Read More »
Elysian Heights – The Elysian Heights Elementary School Talent Show, a fundraiser that benefits the school, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 1 pm to 5 p.m. on the playground. Expect a raffle, food, vendors and, of course, live entertainment featuring a student talent ... Read More »