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NEWS
April 16, 1989
Alan Haskvitz, an eighth-grade teacher at Suzanne Middle School, has been honored by the National Council for Social Sciences as having the best social studies program in the country. Student projects have included rewriting voting instructions that were later adopted by the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office and successfully lobbying for state legislation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighth-grade teacher Alan Haskvitz always tells his students to get both sides of the story. So when his current events class at Suzanne Middle School began studying the U.S. invasion of Panama, Haskvitz suggested they write a letter to Gen. Manuel Noriega, asking the deposed dictator for his point of view. On Tuesday, a handwritten letter postmarked Miami with no return address arrived at the Walnut junior high school.
NEWS
February 4, 1990
Walnut teacher Alan Haskvitz has been selected as a finalist for the Reader's Digest Award as a Hero in Education. Haskvitz was nominated because of his innovative teaching programs and community involvement with students. He teaches eighth-grade social studies at Suzanne Middle School and has organized student projects, such as rewriting the polling instructions posted in L.A.
NEWS
October 1, 1989
A forum featuring candidates seeking election to the boards of the Walnut Valley Water District and the Walnut Valley Unified School District is scheduled for Tuesday. The San Gabriel Valley League of Women Voters and Alan Haskvitz's eighth-grade social studies class of the Suzanne Middle School will sponsor the forum. The program is scheduled to run from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Suzanne Middle School, 525 Suzanne Road.
NEWS
June 10, 1990
Just when you thought educational policy was meant to benefit the children of America, along comes the chilling truth of the matter--it's " . . . the needs of the district and the needs of teachers . . ., " according to Walnut's coordinator of staff development, Yvonne Sevilla (Times, May 31.) Teacher Alan Haskvitz has a style which has made education fun again; it's brought national awards to himself and Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, and the students are thinking--a sure formula to find yourself ostracized by those more intent on picketing and sweating over the size of their pension.
NEWS
May 10, 1990
A Walnut teacher was selected Wednesday by Reader's Digest as one of the top 10 teachers in America. Alan Haskvitz, 48, a teacher at Suzanne Middle School, won the 1990 Reader's Digest American Heroes in Education award, which comes with $15,000 prize. Suzanne Middle School will receive $10,000 and Haskvitz will receive $5,000, a Reader's Digest spokeswoman said. Haskvitz, who was chosen from about 400 teachers, is known for his unorthodox approach to teaching.
NEWS
January 26, 1989
The Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center will honor 15 residents who have made special contributions to the Pomona Valley at a reception today at the center.
NEWS
April 13, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Instead of merely reading about legislation like most teen-agers, 29 nervous but determined eighth-graders from Walnut flew here Tuesday for a real-life civics lesson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Social studies teacher Alan Haskvitz is on a winning streak--at least outside his own school district in the San Gabriel Valley. Last month, Reader's Digest named Haskvitz one of its 10 national "Heroes in Education," an award that carries a $15,000 prize, $10,000 of which goes to the school and $5,000 to the teacher. Now, Learning magazine has named the 48-year-old teacher the recipient of its "Professional Best" leadership award. The honor comes with a new Oldsmobile worth $19,000.
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