CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1991 |
In a stunt that seemed to be lifted from a movie, a man drove a car onto the campus of Eagle Rock High School on Monday, crashed into the girls' gym, then tried to escape by ramming through a metal gate, police said. Bobby Joe Perez, 41, of Glendale was arrested after his car got hung up in the gate, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Bill Maarschalk said. Perez had locked himself inside the car, forcing officers to break the windows to remove him, Maarschalk said.
June 20, 1991
I very much enjoyed Doug Smith's article "Behind-Scenes Work Brings a New Sense of Drama to Schools" (June 13 Glendale Section). However, there is another very important aspect to one school performance related in the column. The production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at Eagle Rock High School involved 70 students in the cast and another 30 in the orchestra and stage crew (as well as 2,000 other high school and elementary school students who sat in the audience and loved it!). These kids don't have time for gangs or drugs.
June 6, 1991 |
The Los Angeles school district has dropped a proposal to reconfigure the grade levels of Eagle Rock High School and four elementary schools this fall because of strong opposition by parents, officials said this week. Instead, the district is pursuing an alternative plan proposed by parents that would make mainly "conceptual and philosophical changes" in the way the schools' sixth, seventh and eighth grades operate, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1991
Students at Eagle Rock High School were evacuated for 40 minutes Wednesday after bomb squad officers were called to investigate a fake hand grenade brought to school by a 15-year-old student, authorities said. The grenade contained ground-up charcoal. School authorities summoned police to the campus at 1750 Yosemite Drive after a metal shop teacher saw the student and a friend carrying the device, said Eagle Rock Principal John Anderson. The boys told school officials that it was fake.
January 17, 1991 |
Los Angeles school district officials have postponed a proposal to restructure grade levels at Eagle Rock High School and three elementary schools this fall, after hundreds of parents complained their children would be moved to a more dangerous school outside their community. Parents opposed the plan to transfer sixth-graders from Eagle Rock Elementary School to Irving Junior High School in Glassell Park, which would be converted to a middle school for sixth- through eighth-graders.
July 5, 1990 |
When Rudy Cordero's second-period students came into his Eagle Rock High School classroom on May 23, they told the history teacher that a 14-year-old girl had just been stabbed. Minutes earlier, many of the students had watched the girl, dazed and bloody, stumble into their first-period classroom. Cordero went home sick that day. "Sick," he explained later, "that a school campus could turn into a battle zone."
June 28, 1990 |
To the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was a mechanical process based on seniority: Sheila Watson, principal of Eagle Rock Elementary School since January, would be reassigned as an assistant principal elsewhere in the district. A higher ranking administrator whose job was eliminated due to budget cuts would take over Eagle Rock. That was a process the district is using to deal with massive budget cuts, and Watson reluctantly had accepted her fate, calling it a fair and impartial system.
June 21, 1990 |
Like many of his classmates, George Colindres will graduate Friday from Eagle Rock Junior High School with a ninth-grade diploma, euphoric at becoming a high school sophomore. But unlike his classmates--or other ninth-graders in the Los Angeles Unified School District--Colindres has a strong chance of entering high school having already earned credits for five college classes.
June 7, 1990 |
Spurred in part by Eagle Rock High School students and parents, Los Angeles school board member Julie Korenstein has introduced a measure to automatically expel students who carry guns to school or seriously injure others, a milder version of a proposal that the board has rejected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1990 |
An Eagle Rock High School student was stabbed as he stood outside the campus Friday, just hours after more than 150 classmates walked out of their classes to protest what they said was increasing campus violence and a weak school district policy for disciplining students who carry weapons. Students who witnessed the attack, which occurred shortly after classes ended at 3 p.m.