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May 26, 1989
"We used to hate our teachers. But after two weeks of this, now I love them." --Rosalva Romero, a senior at John Marshall High School, reacting to the end of Los Angeles teachers' strike.
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February 23, 2014 | Alicia Banks
Kenneth Huh and his parents have the same conversation over and over at the dinner table. They want to discuss the John Marshall High School junior's medals in the speech and interview portions of the Academic Decathlon earlier this month. Kenneth, 16, suffers from hearing loss in both ears and the impairment affects his speech as well. He has trouble pronouncing words beginning with H, S and Z. His parents, Kenneth said, are proud of him for those awards. "They don't bring up my six other medals, like in art and math," he said, smiling.
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NEWS
June 18, 1992
John Marshall High School seniors Han-Jun Huang and Li Zhu won first and second places, respectively, in their category in the California Highway Patrol's Traffic Safety Poster contest. Huang of Los Angeles and Zhu of San Gabriel competed in the 10th-to-12th-grade competition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
The school motto Veritas Vincit translates as "truth conquers" and in the case of John Marshall High School, so do wits. The Los Angeles Unified School District named the nine-member team this year's winner of its annual Academic Decathlon on Friday at an awards ceremony at Hollywood High School. The win  advances the team  - national champion in 1995 - to the statewide competition scheduled for late March in Sacramento alongside previous national and state champions Granada Hills Charter and El Camino Real Charter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles police detectives have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl last week at John Marshall High School. School employees came upon the attack in progress about 5 p.m. Thursday in an isolated area of the campus, authorities said. The attacker ran off. Working with school police officers, detectives from the LAPD's Northeast Area Detectives' Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Adrian Hunter without incident Monday in Inglewood.
NEWS
April 4, 1991
As a lifelong resident of Silver Lake who attended John Marshall High School, I was appalled to read (Glendale Section, March 28) that the Los Angeles school district has again failed even to consult the community before adding a major structure to the campus. Let me suggest a civics lesson for the school district. They must be responsive to and support the community if they expect support from the community in return. PHILLIP WESLEY Wesley is president of the Silverlake Merchants Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1987
Congratulations to John Marshall High School for its victory in the U.S. Academic Decathlon. Congratulations also to David Tokofsky, the teacher who coached his team to such heights. Too bad the district may lose him. He remarked that he may be forced to leave the teaching field in search of a higher paying job. The Los Angeles Board of Education says it can't afford to give teachers the raise they are asking for. At the risk of losing teachers like Tokofsky, they can't afford not to!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Al Medrano for his remembrance of Robin Graham, who disappeared 17 years ago (Metro, Dec. 15). I did not know Robin personally, but as a fellow student at John Marshall High School, I was always aware of her energetic presence. Her disappearance affected us all. I have never forgotten her and I feel quite sure there are many more such as Medrano and myself. May God's peace and hope be with the entire Graham family. CYNTHIA L. STODDARD Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988
For the second year in a row, John Marshall High School in Los Feliz has won the Los Angeles countywide Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. In the finals, held Thursday night in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles, would-be prosecutors from Marshall bested a defense team from from Ulysses S. Grant High in Van Nuys.
NEWS
February 11, 1993
To ensure campus safety, John Marshall High School has started a program to alert teachers and staff members to students carrying weapons on campus. In the "We Tip to Stay Alive" program, started by Marshall's school-based management council of teachers and parents, any student who sees a weapon on campus is encouraged to inform a teacher or staff member, and is guaranteed anonymity. Investigating administrators will not even ask who the reporting students are.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2009 | Jason Song
About 150 students at John Marshall High School did not report to their first two periods of class Tuesday to protest the removal of a popular teacher. The instructor, Larry Welch, teaches several honors and Advanced Placement courses and also coaches the school's Academic Decathlon team. He was removed from his position last week and is being kept out of the classroom pending an investigation, according to L.A. Unified School District officials, who declined to disclose the reason for Welch's removal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles police detectives have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl last week at John Marshall High School. School employees came upon the attack in progress about 5 p.m. Thursday in an isolated area of the campus, authorities said. The attacker ran off. Working with school police officers, detectives from the LAPD's Northeast Area Detectives' Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Adrian Hunter without incident Monday in Inglewood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2007 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A 60-year-old John Marshall High School teacher has been arrested on suspicion of molesting students in the school's special education program, authorities said Tuesday. Fred Johnson was arrested Monday evening by the Los Angeles Police Department's sexually exploited child unit and booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and a dependent adult. He is being held in lieu of $800,000 bail. An aide in Johnson's class at the Los Feliz school told the principal Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
John Marshall High School won the Academic Decathlon Super Quiz on Saturday night, beating 58 campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Teams from Taft and Los Angeles high schools tied for second place in the game-show-style Super Quiz at UCLA. This year's subject was oceanography. "We're ecstatic. We've been studying 15 hours a day for this since August," said Marshall team member Terry Colberg, 17.
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July 13, 2001 | EMMANUELLE SOICHET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he chose John Marshall High School in Los Feliz as a setting for his documentary "Chain Camera," producer and director Kirby Dick set out to find 16 students whose life experiences could collectively present a realistic cross-section of urban teenage life. And his search paid off. "I think it really portrays their high school experience in a way that we so rarely see," Dick said.
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August 13, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
It's that time of year again--the annual tug of war between kids and parents over what clothes to buy for back to school. Mom thinks this, Junior wants that. Since those Mary Janes are awfully cute but expensive, maybe Dad is the one to approach about buying the shoes. What would students buy if they could shop with no parental guidance? The Times Fashion writers decided to find out. We gave three Southland students $100 each to buy back-to-school clothes at the stores of their choice.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
The team of whiz kids from John Marshall High School who won the U.S. Academic Decathlon turned the tables on the City Council during an awards ceremony and gave the officials a quiz they nearly flunked. Out of six questions posed by the 11-member Marshall team, the council answered only three correctly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
John Marshall High School won the Academic Decathlon Super Quiz on Saturday night, beating 58 campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Teams from Taft and Los Angeles high schools tied for second place in the game-show-style Super Quiz at UCLA. This year's subject was oceanography. "We're ecstatic. We've been studying 15 hours a day for this since August," said Marshall team member Terry Colberg, 17.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1996 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On an otherwise quiet afternoon in "the Penthouse," "Oddly," "Reverend Bob" and the other members of El Camino Real's Academic Decathlon team kicked back to laugh, eat some pepperoni pizza and enjoy a brief game of Hacky Sack. At first glance, there was no sign of academic greatness here. That is until 15-year-old Adi Zarchi, the one they call "Oddly," explained how he got his nickname. "How oddly thou repliest! Your love says, like an honest gentleman . . . ," the El Camino junior said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1995
Re "Decathlon Goes to L.A.'s Marshall," April 24: I took the time with my daughter to visit my alma mater, John Marshall High School. We went to celebrate their national decathlon championship. More important, I took my daughter with me so she could see what a great school looks like. I also went there to thank a guidance counselor and school librarian assistant. Twenty years ago they saved my life. I wonder how many of the politicians that scream for the breakup of the school district or vote against funding for schools actually went to L.A. Unified schools.
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