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May 7, 1997 | TINA NGUYEN
A dozen Orange County elementary schools have been named California Distinguished Schools, an annual honor recognizing campuses that show leadership and innovation in academic and community programs, officials announced. Statewide, 225 elementary schools won this year's title and will receive their awards May 22 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
September 2, 1991 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
A supermarket chain that plans to open a store in south Oxnard plans to "adopt" nine Oxnard elementary schools in a program that emphasizes environmental education. The schools will receive donations from the redemption of recycled containers at Smith's Food store, scheduled to open this month at Oxnard's Centerpoint Mall on Saviers Road. "We will benefit handsomely," said Norman R. Brekke, superintendent of the Oxnard School District.
September 12, 1997 | J.J. POPE
The Tustin Unified School District this week opened two elementary schools, including one that had its doors shut for nearly 20 years. The schools, Peters Canyon Elementary and Guinn Foss Elementary, are needed to accommodate enrollment growth and class-size reduction, officials said. Enrollment in the Tustin district is growing at about 7% a year, making it one of the fastest growing districts in Orange County, officials said.
December 10, 1996
Seven Orange County elementary schools are in the running for the title of National Blue Ribbon School, a state Department of Education official said Monday. They are among 46 schools chosen statewide from a field of nearly 300 for their challenging standards and curriculum, family and community partnerships and good student performance on standardized tests.
October 21, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Ventura-based Kinko's Inc. has launched the third year of its Partnership in Education program, a companywide initiative providing free and discounted services, as well as special programs and volunteer support, to public elementary schools across the country. Through the program, more than 850 Kinko's branches in the United States and Canada team up with elementary schools in their communities. Total in-kind donations to partner schools are forecast to exceed $1.
February 27, 1985 | G.\f7 M. BUSH \f7
About 400 residents attended a special Westminster School District meeting Tuesday night as the Board of Trustees voted to close two elementary schools because of a sharp decline in enrollment. The John F. Land Jr. and Neomia Willmore elementary schools are to be shut at the end of the school year. The closing of the two schools is expected to save the district $266,000 annually. The trustees voted 4 to 1 for the closings. Trustee Margie Rice cast the dissenting vote.
November 29, 1990
Saddleback Valley Unified School District officials broke ground Wednesday on a $6.6-million elementary school scheduled to open in September. The unnamed school, at Pittsford and Aliso Park drives, will house 700 of the pupils who attend De Portola and Cordillera elementary schools. A name for the school will be chosen by the Board of Education.
May 4, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Six area elementary schools have been named as a California Distinguished School by the state Department of Education. The winning schools include Thomas A. Edison and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the Burbank Unified School District, Gorman in the Gorman Elementary School District, Sumac in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, Welby Way in Canoga Park of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Stevenson Ranch in the Newhall School District.
March 27, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
School officials in Oak Park have decided to build a new kindergarten through fifth-grade school, settling a controversy that has simmered in the community since the fall. The board of the Oak Park Unified School District voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to build a third elementary school to ease crowding at the district's two existing elementary schools. The board then voted 4 to 1 to locate the new school on Rockfield Street near Lindero Canyon Road.
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