November 12, 1987 |
School district officials threatened disciplinary action this week against several high school cheerleading groups for performing in their uniforms at a church-sponsored rally, despite a recent district edict prohibiting them from doing so. "If (the cheerleaders) didn't get the message, that's one thing," said Ed Eveland, assistant superintendent in charge of secondary schools.
July 18, 1991
Third baseman Jason Giambi of Cal State Long Beach has been selected to play for the United States in the Pan Am Games scheduled Aug. 11 to 17 in Havana, Cuba. Giambi, an all-conference and all-College World Series choice, led the Big West Conference in hitting with a batting average of .417. He will be a junior next year.
November 20, 1988 |
While teachers at Millikan High School praised the start of a tough new tardiness policy last week, students and some parents continued to criticize the program as inflexible and unproductive. Students who are even a few seconds late for class at the east Long Beach school are sent to a special detention hall for an hour. Once there, they are supposed to sit erect with their eyes forward, forbidden from talking, reading or studying.
July 3, 1991 |
Aracely Mora, an assistant principal at Millikan High School, has been selected as the athletic director at Irvine Valley College, the college announced Tuesday at a press conference. Mora, 37, comes to Irvine Valley with coaching and administrative experience only on the high school level. She coached girls' volleyball (1983-87) and girls' basketball (1981-83), and was the girls' athletic director (1981-86) and activities director (1987-89) at Millikan.
May 5, 1988 |
A small group of teen-agers stood in front of Nicholas Perikli, mesmerized as he brought to life the basics of the United States Constitution. "Just remember this--Let's Enjoy Jokes Right After School Recess," Perikli told the youths.
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January 29, 2004 |
It is 4 p.m. on a recent afternoon and, after a long day at school, 14-year-old Ben Falealili could be at home napping, watching television or hanging out interminably with his buddies. Instead, he is in a Long Beach after-school program, strumming a guitar he is learning to play and imagining -- via the program's digital video equipment -- a bright future as a filmmaker or actor.
December 17, 1989 |
A pall of smoke has descended on Lakewood High School's bingo game, threatening to shut it down. The biggest threat to what has become a money machine for the school is a district regulation that prohibits smoking in school buildings. District officials said they were not aware that there would be a smoking room during the weekly bingo games at Lakewood High School. Had they known, they would have never approved the use of school facilities for bingo, they said.
September 17, 1989 |
For the 10th-graders, entering high school the first time last week was not all that bad. The seniors now have ninth-graders to kick around. "It's great. We won't get picked on," explained Louie Williams, a 10th-grader at Millikan High School. For the first time in the Long Beach Unified School District, some ninth-graders have been switched to high schools this year. And some sixth-graders have been moved into schools with seventh- and eighth-graders.
December 4, 1988 |
The majority of parents think the Long Beach Unified School District is doing a satisfactory job educating their children, according to a recent survey of more than 100,000 parents, students and staff members in the district. In the district's second annual survey of attitudes toward education, more than 85% of the parents who responded thought the schools were educating their children adequately in language, reading and mathematics.