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July 30, 1992
Several junior high students from northeast Los Angeles schools are participating in the Occidental Partnership to Increase Mathematics Opportunity program at the college. The monthlong summer program allows students to work with mathematics and learn about careers in mathematics, science and engineering.
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September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A junior high school student in Stillwater, Okla., committed suicide at the school before classes began on Wednesday, police and school officials said. The student, who has not been named, died from a gunshot wound, Police Capt. Randy Dickerson told the Stillwater NewsPress. “It doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or threatened,” he said. Supt. Ann Caine said counselors would be available for students, who were taken to a nearby shopping center after the shooting to wait for their parents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1990
Top math students from Orange County junior high schools will compete in the statewide Mathcounts competition scheduled for Saturday at Cal State Fullerton. Four winners from this competition will represent California in the national Mathcounts contest in Washington.
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April 8, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
There was a shy seventh-grade boy sitting at his desk in the far back of the classroom, head down, looking bored and uninterested. Then Loyola High kicker Conrad Ukropina walked through the door. Suddenly, it was as if darkness turned to light and the boy became energized. "Your hair is longer," he told Ukropina, remembering him from a visit in January. For 30 minutes, Ukropina and another Loyola football player, Eamon McOsker, gave an economics lesson to a small group of students at Hillsides, a Pasadena-based center that helps educate youths who were abused or need special attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 50 students, expressing sadness and anger over the possible loss of programs such as drill team, physical education and music, marched Tuesday in front of Sun Valley Junior High School in support of 19 teachers who may be laid off or reassigned due to state budget cuts. "It's our future that's in their hands," Christopher Portillo, 14, said of his teachers. "They're the ones we spend most of our time with."
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October 12, 1989 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School is not a friendly word in the vocabulary of Alma, Heather and Shannon, all troubled 14-year-olds in the eighth grade in the Glendale Unified School District. One is a fighter. Her classmates were afraid to use the bathroom for fear that they would be beaten. The other two are chronic truants. They've rarely attended a day. Together, they make up the inaugural class of Kenwood Middle School--Glendale's new continuation school for seventh- and eighth-graders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new dress code at Peary Junior High School in Gardena triggered a walkout by nearly 180 students Tuesday, but the protest appeared to have trickled down Wednesday to 11 students who walked out after roll call. Principal Alvin L. Hayes Sr. said he saw the students leaving the campus at 9 a.m. Wednesday and that they were joined outside the campus by four other students who had not reported to school. "We know 90% of them," Hayes said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2007 | DANA PARSONS
Last week I wrote about two 13-year-olds in the Tustin school district who were suspended for excessive shows of affection with their true loves. I made a reference to it being annoying to watch adolescents in the throes of puppy love but chalked it up to them being 13. Just because I delayed hugging until marriage doesn't mean everyone else has to.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1987
Four students from Sequoia Junior High School in Simi Valley who police said did $5,000 in damage to the school by painting obscenities on the walls were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony vandalism, Simi Valley police said. The four defaced the outside of the administration and music buildings and damaged the amphitheater and gymnasium during the weekend by splattering paint and smearing obscenities with their hands, Officer Nick Stanley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1989 | Alisa Samuels
Anti-drug crusader Montel Williams joked and laughed with 550 San Pedro students last week--and gave them a new set of the three Rs while imploring them to stay away from drugs. In addition to reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, Williams told the ninth-graders at Dodson Junior High School to learn restraint, responsibility and respect. "You better learn respect right now for yourself," Williams exhorted the students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2007 | DANA PARSONS
Last week I wrote about two 13-year-olds in the Tustin school district who were suspended for excessive shows of affection with their true loves. I made a reference to it being annoying to watch adolescents in the throes of puppy love but chalked it up to them being 13. Just because I delayed hugging until marriage doesn't mean everyone else has to.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Sycamore Junior High School is miles and worlds away from Hollywood, but on Saturday it took little imagination to transform the Anaheim campus into a movie studio. In the teachers' lounge, 14-year-old Maria Anaya was directing her first film, "The Magic Frog," about a girl who mistakenly believes she has put a spell on a classmate using a frog her mother bought from a fortuneteller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2003 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
At the end of a long school day, Brytini Benjamin curled up in an easy chair and leafed through the pages of this year's La Mesa Junior High School yearbook. After looking at photographs of classmates, organizations and faculty, the 14-year-old Santa Clarita honor student was surprised to find an advertisement for the National Rifle Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1999 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents of several Ladera Vista Junior High School students kept them home Wednesday as Fullerton police maintained a heightened and visible presence on campus following the arrest of a 14-year-old boy who allegedly plotted to shoot his classmates. The student, whose name is being withheld, was charged with solicitation to commit felony assault, according to Jim Tanizaki, spokesman for the Orange County district attorney's office. He is scheduled for a detention hearing today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
Troy High School is welcoming high school students and four teachers who arrive today from sister city Fukui, Japan. On March 22-26, junior high students from Fukui will make a similar visit to Ladera Vista Junior High. The activities are part of this year's 10th anniversary celebration of the affiliation between the two cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a town where those in "the Industry" often project a self-serving image, Monica Guy, Eric Welch and Ruth Livier are a class act. And class is exactly where the three actors have spent the past four months, teaching junior high students in Los Angeles how to act out their aggressions on stage instead of on the streets. They are among 40 performers, writers and others from the entertainment field who are using show business techniques to gently steer youths away from gangs.
NEWS
March 5, 1992 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What was it like to travel 3,000 miles on horse and canoe from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, charting unexplored territory as part of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-06? Thirty social-studies students at Toll Junior High School were plunged back to the time of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark by reading a new historical novel called "Bold Journey."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1994
To realize the potential of the future, it is necessary first to envision it. Southern California, for one, has been built that way, by dreamers who understood that if you imagine it, maybe they will come. After fire, earthquake and flood, the region is again poised at a crossroads, summoned by events and by its moment not only to affirm its future, but maybe even to reinvent some of it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Two junior high students were awarded scholarships by the American Assn. of University Women, Simi Valley Branch, to attend a math, science and computer camp at Stanford University. Elise Haden from Hillside Junior High School and Katherine Kipp from Valley View Junior High were nominated by their schools, and then later selected from a field of 12 girls after group interviews. California American Assn. of University Women's "Tech Trek" will be held June 21-26.
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