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February 1, 1990 | ROBERTA G. WAX, Wax is a Northridge free-lance writer.
Col. Larry Morden, dressed in military green pants and shirt, his khaki-colored hat perched at a jaunty angle, strides through the corridors of Pacoima Junior High School, ignoring the snickers of some students and smartly returning the salutes of others. He's going to be a few minutes late for his last class, the meeting of his unit of the California Cadet Corps, but he's not worried.
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April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Moreno Valley middle school student was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats after a playground dispute got out of hand, authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred Wednesday during a physical education class at Vista Verde Middle School. Several black girls began taunting an Asian boy, who then threatened to get a gun and kill the girls, Riverside County sheriff's officials said. The girls reported the incident to school officials.
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June 16, 2001 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new billboard in Santa Ana, designed by two local eighth-graders, takes an unusual tack in bringing home the addictiveness of tobacco. About three dozen students, teachers, and county officials watched Friday as Spurgeon Intermediate School students Nicole Pimentil, 14, and Erika Araujo, 13, removed a plastic veil from their art-project-turned-billboard. It's a super-sized version of their painting of a man married to a wedding-gowned cigarette.
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September 20, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
The Police Department will receive $150,000 from the state to finance school gang prevention officers. The officers will work with high school and junior high school students in the Anaheim Union High School District to help prevent youths from joining gangs. Anaheim has thousands of young people involved in about 73 gangs, police officials say. The gang prevention officers will do classroom presentations, mentor at-risk students, as well as enforce laws on school campuses.
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May 29, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and SUSAN DEEMER and VANESSA DeRUYTER
Fairmont Junior High School students showed their mental mettle recently at the Orange County Academic Pentathlon, earning two region championships in the eighth-grade competition. The school sent two eighth-grade teams, as well as two seventh-grade teams, which finished second. "We are so proud of our pentathlon team members, who have continued Fairmont's winning tradition in this competition," said Mike Halasz, school director.
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May 7, 1987
The West Los Angeles Coordinating Council will honor 16 Westside junior high school students at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 19 at Mercury Savings & Loan, Sepulveda and National boulevards. The event is open to the public. Admission is $5.
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October 24, 1991
The Cerritos City Council has approved an agreement with the ABC Unified School District to operate an afternoon recreation program for junior high school students. Council members took action after learning that the school district could no longer provide such after-school activities because of budget cutbacks. In the past, about 20% of junior high students have been involved in after-school recreation, officials said.
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November 26, 1991 | Associated Press
Three junior high school students pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit manslaughter, saying plans of self-defense turned to thoughts of homicide against a classmate they considered a bully. The two 13-year-olds and one 14-year-old were among 11 students accused of hatching the Oct. 21 plot in Monterey. A trial for the three boys, who were not identified, had been scheduled to start Monday.
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May 31, 1990
A judge sentenced the owners of a travel agency, whose cash flow problems caused 185 junior high school students to be briefly stranded on the East Coast, to 2 1/2 years in federal prison. Anthony and Leo Casias, twin brothers, were allowed to remain free until their sentences begin July 9. U. S.
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June 8, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Only about four in 10 ninth-graders--and just one-fourth of Latino and African American students--passed California's high school exit exam in March when it was administered for the first time, the State Board of Education said Thursday. Though the first test was taken voluntarily by freshmen, state officials and educators say the results spotlight severe educational weaknesses.
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May 10, 2001 | From Times staff reports
Natural gas fumes sickened dozens of children Wednesday morning at a junior high school, sending nine to the hospital with complaints of nausea and headaches. None of the cases were considered serious, authorities said. The gas odor traveled from a site three miles southwest of the school where Southern California Gas Co. was releasing gas to work on a transmission pipeline being relocated for a housing development, a company official said.
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March 22, 2001 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It used to be that embarrassed adolescents would rather eat Brussels sprouts, clean their room or do most anything rather than take sex education class--especially when a stodgy health teacher their parents' age was doing the talking. But a new program out of Northridge Hospital Medical Center called GUYS--Gentlemen Understanding Youth and Sex--has middle school kids packing classrooms across the San Fernando Valley to learn about sex and its consequences.
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March 15, 2001 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of middle school students from Santa Ana went to Juvenile Hall on Wednesday for a lesson in life. "This is all real, not just some story you're seeing on television," Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas told the kids from Sierra Intermediate School. "These are kids in serious trouble who have made bad choices in their lives." After this preamble, the students filed into the courtroom of Commissioner Gregory W.
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March 7, 2001 | From Times staff and wire reports
Ninth-graders who take the state's first high school graduation test today will be taking it for real. This week, the state Senate for the second time rejected Gov. Gray Davis' proposal to make the test a practice exam for ninth-graders this year. Most Republicans refused to vote for the bill, saying that they did not want to weaken the test.
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February 6, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH
For about 180 middle school students who casually eat lunch and share books with classmates of all colors, religions and backgrounds, Terrence Roberts' experience at Central High School was hard to believe. He was an A student who received Bs on his report card because he was the only black student in class, a white classmate nearly beat him with a baseball bat and National Guardsmen tried to block the skinny 15-year-old from entering his school.
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December 27, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Two dozen Nicolas Junior High School students stay after school for an hour once a week, and they don't complain about being there. The seventh- and eighth-graders are participants in an innovative program in which they are learning the basics of engineering from a group of eight volunteers from Beckman Instruments Inc. In a recent session, the students raced land yachts that they built themselves.
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March 18, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Students who placed first in the Drama Teachers' Assn. of Southern California's Shakespeare festivals were honored by the California Youth Theatre in Hollywood. The 21st Salute to the Winners, held Sunday at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, honored the 60 winners from Saturday's Shakespeare festival for junior high school students at Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills and the 32 high school students who competed in a festival at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys on March 7.
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February 5, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The junior high class started with noogies to the head, punches to the shoulder ("two for flinching!") and spitballs fired surreptitiously from the back row by a kid named David. It ended an hour later with sobs and then silence as the brutal murder of his mother was recounted in an almost inaudible whisper by a boy named Andrew. The metamorphosis of a roomful of squirmy Mark Twain Middle School pupils into an audience of respectful and attentive listeners wasn't due to anything punitory.
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October 17, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Principal Ben Carpenter of Ball Junior High School was expecting to be happy about his school's score on the Academic Performance Index, the new state system for ranking and evaluating schools. After all, both Latinos and whites, the two statistically significant groups of students at the Anaheim school, had not only achieved the growth targets set for them by the state but also exceeded them. The school's Stanford 9 scores, on which the API is based, improved in all areas except reading.
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