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June 13, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is a typically busy morning in Audubon Middle School art teacher Karen Cheval's classroom. Outfitted in a flower-print dress, paint-smeared apron and tennis shoes, she moves swiftly, doling out advice on form and expression to a group of young artists. As the beat of the funk group Zapp plays over a boom box, the group molds its clay reliefs, alternately smiling and grimacing at their works-in-progress.
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December 19, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
"This is my son." As Margaret Ensley held aloft a gilt-framed photo of a smiling teen-ager in a blue graduation cap and gown, her voice clear but edged with grief, the packed auditorium fell eerily silent.
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October 17, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
In a recent campus ceremony, West Point representatives honored Audubon Middle School for being one of 14 schools selected to participate in the U.S. Military Academy's 1993-94 Spotlight School program. Junior high and high schools across the nation are chosen annually for the program, which selects schools based on "commitment to excellence"--high academic standards, community involvement, success of graduates and other factors.
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October 17, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
In a recent campus ceremony, West Point representatives honored Audubon Middle School for being one of 14 schools selected to participate in the U.S. Military Academy's 1993-94 Spotlight School program. Junior high and high schools across the nation are chosen annually for the program, which selects schools based on "commitment to excellence"--high academic standards, community involvement, success of graduates and other factors.
NEWS
December 19, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
"This is my son." As Margaret Ensley held aloft a gilt-framed photo of a smiling teen-ager in a blue graduation cap and gown, her voice clear but edged with grief, the packed auditorium fell eerily silent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2008 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
For years, Johnson Community Day School has been the second, third or last chance for students kicked out of other middle and high schools. And many have thrived in a setting with small classes, counseling and close supervision to overcome truancy, drug use or brushes with the law. But now Johnson itself is being booted. Next month, the school must vacate its longtime South Los Angeles campus, pushing students already on the edge of failure into a cross-town commute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1994
A 35-year-old Los Angeles man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 12-year-old girl, police said. Lavelle Dillard was booked on suspicion for the crimes that occurred Monday, said Los Angeles police spokesman Rigo Romero. The girl was pulled into a van in the 3800 block of Santa Rosalia Drive, assaulted and dropped off near Audubon Middle School, Romero said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1996
"Wings of Hope," a two-hour concert featuring eight gospel acts, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Audubon Middle School Auditorium, 4120 11th Ave., Los Angeles. Performers will include the Mary Lind Foundation Alumni Choir, Jimmy Ansley and the Ward Singers, and the Rev. T.J. Mosley. Funds will go to the school's student body fund and the nonprofit Family Assistance Program. Information: (213) 737-6488.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1996
More than 600 Los Angeles youngsters gathered Saturday to hear words of inspiration and pledge their commitment to realizing their own potential as part of a nationwide celebration called "Doing the Right Thing." The National Urban League organized the rally at Audubon Middle School and similar events in 70 cities across the country to praise young people who focus on school, community and family. The youngsters, ages 4 to 18, were selected for their achievements and citizenship.
NEWS
July 4, 1993
I can't begin to thank you for the wonderful job you did with your article about the Arts Academy project of Audubon Middle School and the Foundation for the Junior Blind ("Students Learn the Fine Art of Sensitivity," June 13). I particularly appreciate the approach you chose: to acknowledge that the foundation students look and act different from other children, that other people are often a little nervous around them and don't know how to act, and that the Audubon students went through those reactions to arrive at the conclusion that our students are just people, when all's said and done.
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June 13, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is a typically busy morning in Audubon Middle School art teacher Karen Cheval's classroom. Outfitted in a flower-print dress, paint-smeared apron and tennis shoes, she moves swiftly, doling out advice on form and expression to a group of young artists. As the beat of the funk group Zapp plays over a boom box, the group molds its clay reliefs, alternately smiling and grimacing at their works-in-progress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
A coalition of business, civic and education leaders bent on overhauling the Los Angeles Unified School District began a series of community meetings this week to build public support for its plan. The Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN) on Tuesday held the first of eight sessions to air details of the proposal, answer questions and solicit comments from parents and others interested in improving local schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2001
So, school board President Caprice Young was angry because she participated in a June 9 graduation ceremony and gave achievement certificates to students who, in fact, had not successfully completed their course work (" 'Graduates' Honored at a Dubious Exercise," July 27). Young shouldn't have been surprised, as phony graduations are rampant throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are called "culminations" and are done at the end of the fifth grade. Students wear good clothes, in some cases specially bought for the occasion, make short speeches and are given certificates just before they go on to middle school.
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