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May 4, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Ocean View School District officials, who previously proposed closing Crest View School, this week recommended that Haven View School also be closed next year because of declining enrollment. School officials have also tentatively abandoned their proposal to close Sun View School after parents mobilized against such plans.
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June 4, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a novel way to get kids reading more: Pay them. Or, more specifically, pay their schools. That's what Gov. Gray Davis is doing through a new state program meant to encourage leisure reading among public school students. The Governor's Reading Award Program is doling out $2 million to 400 elementary and middle schools whose students read the most pages during a six-month contest that ended in April. In all, the students logged more than 689 million pages.
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February 13, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
Fountain Valley School District Board of Trustees President Catherine Hacker has announced that the district agreed to sell a closed school site for $5.6 million. Hacker said the district has entered into an agreement with The Presley Co., Southern California division, to buy the John B. Bushard School site in Huntington Beach. "We're hoping it will be a good partnership--and our district will finally benefit from some cash," Hacker said last week.
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April 28, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
About 1,000 middle school students were evacuated from a Huntington Beach campus Thursday after a bomb threat, authorities said, but no explosives were found. Police officers and school staff searched Isaac L. Sowers Middle School on Indianapolis Avenue after an adult male called the school, warning that there were explosives around the building, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Luis Ochoa said. The students, who were evacuated to a nearby field, resumed school about 11 a.m., Ochoa said.
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June 19, 1992 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In one room, 15 Spanish-speaking junior high school pupils sit at computers learning English by matching words and pictures. Next door, nearly 30 kids pound away at the keyboards of their word processors. And in a nearby classroom, a quartet of creative seventh-graders videotapes a book report. Welcome to Project Future, a language arts program that uses technology to teach children everything from history and art to literature and English.
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May 3, 1991 | JON NALICK
Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitching star Fernando Valenzuela surprised an assembly of students at James W. Franklin Elementary School on Thursday with an appearance in which he told them to set goals for their lives and to "be smart, stay in school." During a half-hour assembly, Valenzuela joked with about 435 students, stressed that a good career depends on a good education, and fielded some blunt questions about his own career just weeks after he was released by the Dodgers.
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April 12, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
An updated dress code that cracks down on gang-related attire will be considered tonight by the board that governs all high schools in Huntington Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley. Among other restrictions, the new code would ban the wearing of "baggy or oversized clothing capable of concealing weapons," and it would forbid "spikes or chains on any article of clothing."
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February 14, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Ocean View High School next fall will launch a rigorous academic program that will offer college credit as part of a new magnet program at the school. It would be the third high school magnet program in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. Magnet schools are those that have special programs designed to attract students from beyond their normal attendance areas.
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April 7, 1995 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the early morning hours Thursday, some of the campus at Huntington Beach High School turned into a mock cemetery to bring attention to the widespread violence striking young people. Student volunteers carefully placed cardboard tombstones with statistics about violence as epitaphs. "It kind of made me sad," said Jeff Lineberger, 15, a freshman who helped install the tombstones. "I was thinking it's sad that there's so much violence committed every day. It's not right."
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June 15, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second year running, Huntington Beach elementary and middle schools made a strong showing on California's standardized test, scoring generally above the national average. According to Stanford 9 test results released Monday, Huntington Beach City School District average districtwide scores ranged from a low of the 51st percentile in eighth-grade spelling to a high of the 73rd percentile in seventh-grade language skills.
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November 3, 1999 | Andrew Wainer, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
Assistant Supt. Gary Rutherford of the Huntington Beach City School District recently presented the Board of Trustees with language arts and math results for the 1998-1999 school year. Agnes L. Smith Elementary School had the highest percentage of students who tested at or above their grade level in language arts with 75.5%. Ethel Dwyer Middle School had the lowest percentage with 55.4%. The district average was 63.8%. Dr. Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School had the highest scores in math, with 84.
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November 1, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The communities are different, but their educational straits are similar: campuses crammed with portable buildings, electrical wiring too feeble to support the latest technology, sagging infrastructure, and heating and cooling systems on the fritz. It's a lousy setting for teaching kids, school officials in the Capistrano, Huntington Beach and Santa Ana districts decided. So all three this month are seeking multimillion-dollar school bonds to repair aging campuses and build new ones.
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October 6, 1999 | REBECCA HARRIS and LISA RICHARDSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From cocktail parties to voter registration blitzes, the push is on as three Orange County school districts--Huntington Beach Union, Santa Ana Unified and Capistrano Unified--urge residents to vote for millions of dollars in bonds to repair old schools and build new ones. A fourth, Irvine Unified, is seeking voter approval of a parcel tax to salvage that district's arts, music and science programs.
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June 15, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second year running, Huntington Beach elementary and middle schools made a strong showing on California's standardized test, scoring generally above the national average. According to Stanford 9 test results released Monday, Huntington Beach City School District average districtwide scores ranged from a low of the 51st percentile in eighth-grade spelling to a high of the 73rd percentile in seventh-grade language skills.
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April 20, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
Sowers Middle School was named a 1999 California Distinguished School last week. The school is one of six to receive the honor in the Huntington Beach City School District in the last several years. More than 90 middle schools and 64 high schools turned in applications this year. School administrators are required by the state to fill out an extensive application and, if the school meets specific standards in education, it earns the award.
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