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November 8, 1988
Internationally acclaimed distance swimmer Lynne Cox on Thursday will present awards for reading achievements to students at Rossmoor Elementary School. Cox, a Los Alamitos swimmer famed for her historic swim of the Bering Strait and other difficult long-distance swims, will make the awards as part of two reading-incentive programs at Rossmoor School. One program, Reading Is Fundamental, is funded by federal money and parent-teacher donations and involves gifts of books.
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September 12, 1998 | HARRISON SHEPPARD
While most kids try to get as far away from school as possible during the summer, youngsters from Rossmoor Elementary School recently spent their free time with their teacher, collecting data about the environment for an international science program. As a reward for their hard work, the students received the chance to show off their newly honed science skills in an exhibit at the World's Fair in Portugal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1995 | BERT ELJERA
A third-grade student at Rossmoor Elementary School has been suspended for 3 1/2 days and ordered to do two weeks of community work for bringing bullets to school and giving them to friends. Principal Laurel Telfer said that the student, who was not identified as a matter of school policy, was suspended instead of expelled because the incident did not constitute a violation of the school district's zero-tolerance policy against weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1995 | BERT ELJERA
A third-grade student at Rossmoor Elementary School has been suspended for 3 1/2 days and ordered to do two weeks of community work for bringing bullets to school and giving them to friends. Principal Laurel Telfer said that the student, who was not identified as a matter of school policy, was suspended instead of expelled because the incident did not constitute a violation of the school district's zero-tolerance policy against weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1998 | HARRISON SHEPPARD
While most kids try to get as far away from school as possible during the summer, youngsters from Rossmoor Elementary School recently spent their free time with their teacher, collecting data about the environment for an international science program. As a reward for their hard work, the students received the chance to show off their newly honed science skills in an exhibit at the World's Fair in Portugal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714)-966-7440
A fifth-grader from Rossmoor Elementary School was named the grand prize winner on Monday of the third annual Hewlett-Packard Digital Book Club's Young Writer Contest. Rachel Gross of Los Alamitos and her teacher, Daniele Petrick, will each receive an HP computer, printer, a digital camera or scanner, and other educational products. Gross' story was one of 37,000 entries received from across the U.S.
NEWS
January 12, 1986
The Long Beach Unified School District has authorized district representatives to begin negotiating to lease two new school sites to deal with a burgeoning student enrollment expected to reach an all-time high by 1990. One of the sites is the 23-acre, 34-classroom Oak Middle School on Oak Street off Katella Avenue in the nearby Los Alamitos Unified School District, which is scheduled to close in June due to that district's declining enrollment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
For 5-year-old Ashley Fuller, thinking of an invention for Rossmoor Elementary School's "Invent America" contest was easy. The blonde kindergartner just recalled the time her family was flying home when a sister's dinner tray fell into her lap. To avoid future mishaps, Ashley invented "Sticky Meals," a lap tray with Velcro on it to secure a drinking glass and dinner plate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Hair is important, even to a 7-year-old. That's why Stefani Green created "Stefani's Curler Kit for Kids," an invention that earned the Rossmoor Elementary School pupil top statewide honors in the "1990 Invent America" competition. Stefani, who enters the second grade this fall, was selected as first-grade winner, beating out about 100,000 California entries. She received a $200 U.S. savings bond for her efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1998 | HARRISON SHEPPARD
To students at Rossmoor Elementary School, the 1970s are a faraway time that exists only in their parents' tales and TV reruns. But they saw the '70s come alive Friday as the U.S. Postal Service sponsored a multimedia history lesson, complete with bell-bottoms, polyester and disco balls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1988
Internationally acclaimed distance swimmer Lynne Cox on Thursday will present awards for reading achievements to students at Rossmoor Elementary School. Cox, a Los Alamitos swimmer famed for her historic swim of the Bering Strait and other difficult long-distance swims, will make the awards as part of two reading-incentive programs at Rossmoor School. One program, Reading Is Fundamental, is funded by federal money and parent-teacher donations and involves gifts of books.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 50 children at Rossmoor Elementary School in Los Alamitos are logging on to the Internet, writing critiques about their favorite educational television shows once every couple of weeks and then sending them off to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. On the receiving end is psychology professor Sandra Calvert, who can't wait to read them.
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