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June 4, 1998
Voters showed overwhelming support for a $10-million school bond measure, approving Measure A by 86%--the largest margin of approval for a school bond measure in Los Angeles County history. School Services of California, a Sacramento-based consulting and lobbying firm for school districts which has been tracking local bond measures since 1986, has no record of a larger margin of approval in the county.
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June 25, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leased laptops have been turned in, finals are over, and the navy-and-khaki uniforms have been packed away for the summer. As the faculty and families at a pioneering school for the largely Latino immigrant community of Lennox gathered last week to celebrate the end of the first academic year for Animo Leadership Charter High School, it also was time to take stock.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
For 20 years, Lennox School District Supt. Kenneth L. Moffett has dedicated himself to proving that all kids can learn. But after two decades at the helm of six elementary schools, where 92% of students enter the schools speaking only Spanish and more than 25% of the population lives below the poverty line, Moffett plans to retire. "I still love what I do so I figured it would be a good time to go," Moffett, 61, said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2000 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everywhere you looked at Animo Leadership High School on Sunday there were laptop computers. All 140 students at the new charter school serving the largely Latino community of Lennox were issued their own laptops to use for the school year. Fiorella Hernandez, 14, and her mother, Ana, were among those who went through a two-hour class to learn how to use her new Apple Computer iBook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM
School officials said a teacher's aide at Lennox Middle School will remain in his job even though he has been named in court papers as a member of the Lennox 13 street gang. Renee Ramos, a teacher's aide since last year, was one of 36 gang members named in a court papers last week that allows authorities to arrest them if they loiter, litter, play car stereos loudly at night or cause a public nuisance in two Lennox neighborhoods. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997
They are dressed up as the Pink Ladies and T-Birds from "Grease," they're singing in the rain and they're performing some of their favorite songs from the "Sound of Music." This weekend, Lennox students will take to the stage with a revue of well-known show tunes in the third annual Jefferson Elementary School theatrical performance. The production has become a favorite event among students, teachers and parents, all of whom take part in the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1996
The Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Dorothy will be speaking Spanish when students at Jefferson Elementary School in Lennox put on a bilingual production of the "Wizard of Oz" this weekend. Last year, when students performed "Peter Pan," English and Spanish were intermingled throughout the scenes. After the production, administrators noticed a tremendous difference in the attitudes of students, many of whom were at risk of failing or falling into trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leased laptops have been turned in, finals are over, and the navy-and-khaki uniforms have been packed away for the summer. As the faculty and families at a pioneering school for the largely Latino immigrant community of Lennox gathered last week to celebrate the end of the first academic year for Animo Leadership Charter High School, it also was time to take stock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1996
Lennox sheriff's deputies will kick off an anti-truancy campaign today by combing the city streets for students playing hooky. Under the county truancy law, which was recently amended by the Board of Supervisors to include a daytime curfew that requires students to be in class from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., any minor who is absent from class without a parental excuse can be fined up to $250.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, it seemed as if the helping hand Glenn Langer was extending to students in one of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods had finally reached too far. The retired UCLA medical professor had created a series of unusual scholarships for junior high school pupils to help pave the way for them to get into college. Langer was dipping into his pension to pay for books, calculators, mentoring expenses and field trips for 29 Lennox Middle School pupils.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, it seemed as if the helping hand Glenn Langer was extending to students in one of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods had finally reached too far. The retired UCLA medical professor had created a series of unusual scholarships for junior high school pupils to help pave the way for them to get into college. Langer was dipping into his pension to pay for books, calculators, mentoring expenses and field trips for 29 Lennox Middle School pupils.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998
Voters showed overwhelming support for a $10-million school bond measure, approving Measure A by 86%--the largest margin of approval for a school bond measure in Los Angeles County history. School Services of California, a Sacramento-based consulting and lobbying firm for school districts which has been tracking local bond measures since 1986, has no record of a larger margin of approval in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997
They are dressed up as the Pink Ladies and T-Birds from "Grease," they're singing in the rain and they're performing some of their favorite songs from the "Sound of Music." This weekend, Lennox students will take to the stage with a revue of well-known show tunes in the third annual Jefferson Elementary School theatrical performance. The production has become a favorite event among students, teachers and parents, all of whom take part in the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
School officials said a teacher's aide at Lennox Middle School will remain in his job even though he has been named in court papers as a member of the Lennox 13 street gang. Renee Ramos, a teacher's aide since last year, was one of 36 gang members named in a court papers recently that allows authorities to arrest them if they loiter, litter, play car stereos loudly at night or cause a public nuisance in two Lennox neighborhoods. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
For 20 years, Lennox School District Supt. Kenneth L. Moffett has dedicated himself to proving that all kids can learn. But after two decades at the helm of six elementary schools, where 92% of students enter the schools speaking only Spanish and more than 25% of the population lives below the poverty line, Moffett plans to retire. "I still love what I do so I figured it would be a good time to go," Moffett, 61, said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1996
The Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Dorothy will be speaking Spanish when students at Jefferson Elementary School in Lennox put on a bilingual production of the "Wizard of Oz" this weekend. Last year, when students performed "Peter Pan," English and Spanish were intermingled throughout the scenes. After the production, administrators noticed a tremendous difference in the attitudes of students, many of whom were at risk of failing or falling into trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2000 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everywhere you looked at Animo Leadership High School on Sunday there were laptop computers. All 140 students at the new charter school serving the largely Latino community of Lennox were issued their own laptops to use for the school year. Fiorella Hernandez, 14, and her mother, Ana, were among those who went through a two-hour class to learn how to use her new Apple Computer iBook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1996
Lennox sheriff's deputies will kick off an anti-truancy campaign today by combing the city streets for students playing hooky. Under the county truancy law, which was recently amended by the Board of Supervisors to include a daytime curfew that requires students to be in class from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., any minor who is absent from class without a parental excuse can be fined up to $250.
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