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April 30, 1996 | HENRY CHU and SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It's new proof of an old idea: that a school's performance is inextricably linked to the economic health of the neighborhood around it. And two San Fernando Valley campuses typify that marriage--for better, though mostly for worse--in a state study released today ranking California's public high schools.
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July 28, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
As recipients of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Fellowship for Excellence in Diversity, six young San Fernando Valley musicians will be honored at a pre-concert dinner tonight at the Hollywood Bowl. The organization will also pay tribute to three Valley musicians, chosen for the Philharmonic's High School Honor Orchestra, at the dinner before the 8:30 p.m. concert. In all, 20 musicians ages 16 to 30 were awarded monetary prizes totaling $21,250.
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September 11, 1996 | DADE HAYES
One year after its inception, an expanded "Afternoon College" program--which enables high school seniors to get college credit in several disciplines--held its first day of classes Tuesday at Valley College. Organizers expect about 500 students from a dozen Valley high schools to sign up for courses in areas including math, computers, reading and business. Courses in electronics and child growth and development are new this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Applications are being accepted for scholarships for low-income Valley residents attending college or trade school. The San Fernando Valley Opportunity Through Education Fund was established in 1995 by Patricia Franco, a parole officer with the California Youth Authority. So far, more than a dozen Valley students have received awards from the fund. Past scholarships were worth $500 for trade-school and two-year-college students and $1,000 for students at four-year schools.
SPORTS
June 22, 1995 | PAIGE A. LEECH
Lindsay Parker, senior right-handed pitcher for La Canada High, was named state softball player of the year for medium-sized schools and outfielder Bill Scott of Alemany was named state sophomore baseball player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports. Scott batted .471 with 10 doubles, six home runs and 34 runs batted in. Parker, the Southern Section Division II player of the year, led La Canada to the division title and had an earned-run average of 0.07 and 374 strikeouts in 198 innings.
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August 23, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test rose for the first time in four years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But the slight increase did not bring the district back to its 1991-92 level, and left it farther behind state and national averages. Such mixed results are viewed as a partial victory in the urban district, where test takers are twice as likely as their peers statewide to come from non-English-speaking families that tend to be poorer and less well-educated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1996 | TIM MAY
"Deep Bass," "Are Our Personalities Pre-Destined by the Planets?" and an experiment that tested the durability of different brands of paper towels were just three of the 150 science fair projects on display this week at San Fernando High School. It was the second annual science fair sponsored by Litton Guidance and Control Systems, which adopted San Fernando High School about four years ago, said Eric Goldner, an engineering specialist at Litton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Applications are being accepted for scholarships for low-income Valley residents attending college or trade school. The San Fernando Valley Opportunity Through Education Fund was established in 1995 by Patricia Franco, a parole officer with the California Youth Authority. So far, more than a dozen Valley students have received awards from the fund. Past scholarships were worth $500 for trade-school and two-year-college students and $1,000 for students at four-year schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1995 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Melissa von Hallberg clearly remembers her father's advice: If you are going to do something, you might as well do the best you can. With that in mind, the 17-year-old completed three years of high school courses in just two years, all the while working part time. With a grade-point average of 3.7, the tenacious student will be honored at graduation ceremonies June 29 as the valedictorian of Mt. Lukens Continuation High School in Tujunga.
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May 10, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK
Five seniors from San Fernando Valley public high schools each received $5,000 college scholarships from MCI Thursday. The grants were awarded as part of the company's third annual academic competition. The Valley students were among 10 bilingual seniors selected from Los Angeles County public high schools. More than 800 students competed for the scholarships, which can be used to attend a two- or four-year college. The applicants represented more than 30 languages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | DADE HAYES
One year after its inception, an expanded "Afternoon College" program--which enables high school seniors to get college credit in several disciplines--held its first day of classes Tuesday at Valley College. Organizers expect about 500 students from a dozen Valley high schools to sign up for courses in areas including math, computers, reading and business. Courses in electronics and child growth and development are new this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test rose for the first time in four years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But the slight increase did not bring the district back to its 1991-92 level, and left it farther behind state and national averages. Such mixed results are viewed as a partial victory in the urban district, where test takers are twice as likely as their peers statewide to come from non-English-speaking families that tend to be poorer and less well-educated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK
Five seniors from San Fernando Valley public high schools each received $5,000 college scholarships from MCI Thursday. The grants were awarded as part of the company's third annual academic competition. The Valley students were among 10 bilingual seniors selected from Los Angeles County public high schools. More than 800 students competed for the scholarships, which can be used to attend a two- or four-year college. The applicants represented more than 30 languages.
NEWS
April 30, 1996 | HENRY CHU and SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It's new proof of an old idea: that a school's performance is inextricably linked to the economic health of the neighborhood around it. And two San Fernando Valley campuses typify that marriage--for better, though mostly for worse--in a state study released today ranking California's public high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1996 | TIM MAY
"Deep Bass," "Are Our Personalities Pre-Destined by the Planets?" and an experiment that tested the durability of different brands of paper towels were just three of the 150 science fair projects on display this week at San Fernando High School. It was the second annual science fair sponsored by Litton Guidance and Control Systems, which adopted San Fernando High School about four years ago, said Eric Goldner, an engineering specialist at Litton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a common Hollywood scene: The film editor, director and producer agonize over a shot in the confines of an editing room, leaning over an $80,000 editing machine. "I just didn't like the way that line sounded," said the director. "It was too abrupt. Let's watch it again." Francis Ford Coppola at work? Martin Scorsese? No, this is a group of high school teenagers editing their 72-minute student film, a production that has taught them almost as much about themselves as about filmmaking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a common Hollywood scene: The film editor, director and producer agonize over a shot in the confines of an editing room, leaning over an $80,000 editing machine. "I just didn't like the way that line sounded," said the director. "It was too abrupt. Let's watch it again." Francis Ford Coppola at work? Martin Scorsese? No, this is a group of high school teenagers editing their 72-minute student film, a production that has taught them almost as much about themselves as about filmmaking.
SPORTS
June 22, 1995 | PAIGE A. LEECH
Lindsay Parker, senior right-handed pitcher for La Canada High, was named state softball player of the year for medium-sized schools and outfielder Bill Scott of Alemany was named state sophomore baseball player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports. Scott batted .471 with 10 doubles, six home runs and 34 runs batted in. Parker, the Southern Section Division II player of the year, led La Canada to the division title and had an earned-run average of 0.07 and 374 strikeouts in 198 innings.
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