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February 3, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
Santa Clarita Valley school officials grimly predict their schools will remain crowded into the next century but say they doubt valley residents would support a tax to raise money to build new schools. As a result, the valley's one high school and four elementary districts are scrambling to get money from the state and are considering everything from year-round schedules to double sessions to handle the overflow.
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September 7, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
The new "drug free" social clubs at Santa Clarita high schools offer field trips, dances and counseling. But there's a catch: Members must agree to random drug tests. That's no problem, say the 30-plus teenagers who have already signed up for the club at Valencia High School, committing to providing urine samples on demand. "This is a great solution for those people trying to get a better life and stay out of drugs," said Charlie La Vine, 17, co-president of the club at Valencia High, part of an initiative called Drug Free Youth in Town, or DFYIT.
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November 24, 1988 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
Santa Clarita school officials say Laidlaw Transit has improved school bus service since two school districts threatened to sever contracts with the company 2 weeks ago. Trustees of the William S. Hart Union High School District, pleased with Laidlaw's progress, voted Tuesday night to allow the company to continue busing the district's schoolchildren. "But, be advised, that position can change," Supt. Clyde Smyth warned Laidlaw officials.
SPORTS
November 11, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
The Brigham Young University football coaching staff had never seen Collin Keoshian play a down in person. Never seen him catch a pass, finish a block or make a tackle. The only evidence they had that Keoshian even existed was a 4-minute 29-second video a BYU fan found on YouTube. But that was enough to convince them that they should offer the Santa Clarita Christian School player a full scholarship. "I would say that's very rare," says Paul Tidwell, who coaches BYU's inside linebackers.
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January 29, 1988 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
Two school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley plan to sue Los Angeles County, maintaining that it ignored a computerized monitoring system designed to ensure that homes are not built in areas without enough schools, roads, sewers and other basic services. The boards of the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Newhall Elementary School District each voted unanimously this week to authorize the filing in February of a joint lawsuit.
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October 30, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conservative movement has polarized three school board races in this northern Los Angeles County area, while divisiveness on two other school boards have carried over into the campaigns. Several challengers in the William S. Hart Union High, Sulphur Springs Union and Saugus Union school districts have voiced support for Proposition 174, the school voucher initiative, along with fiscal restraint and a "return to teaching the basics," all popular conservative themes.
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March 25, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
High school students who hate their classes and fail several subjects may get to learn off campus and earn money. The William S. Hart Union High School District and Santa Clarita officials have created the At-Risk Student Partnership Program to interest youths who might drop out. The program allows students to attend two classes a day off campus and then participate in work projects or pursue career opportunities for which they are paid.
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January 25, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most public classrooms opened for the first time here since last week's 6.6-magnitude earthquake scattered desks, toppled bulletin boards and damaged some school facilities beyond immediate repair. Good news was also heard at the California Institute of the Arts campus in Valencia. Contradicting an earlier report by city officials that CalArts had suffered $50 million in damages, Anita Bonnell, CalArts director of public affairs, said the figure was less than $10 million.
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May 27, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frustrated by a recent flurry of racially motivated incidents on school campuses here, educators and city officials have joined forces to explore several methods to fight the hatred. "Someone in this valley is going to die from racism," warned Gary Mast, a teacher at Canyon High School, the site of two brawls earlier this month between students and alleged white supremacists. "We need to admit we have a problem and address it."
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April 3, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How long does it take a banana peel, Kleenex, newspaper, plastic bottle, aluminum can and glass bottle to decompose in a dump? Unschooled in the three environmental "Rs"--recycle, reuse and refuse--most students couldn't say after the items were buried four months ago in a flower bed at Old Orchard Elementary School. "Banana peel--500 years," estimated fifth-grader Julie Eberhart. "Twenty-six years for the glass bottle," sixth-grader Lisa Klinger guessed.
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April 25, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Los Angeles County health officials were trying to determine Friday if bottles of water from a vending machine at a junior high school were contaminated and caused several students to fall ill. "Samples have been taken to the county lab, where they will do further chemical and biological testing," said Michael Uyehara, a hazardous materials specialist with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Fire officials were notified when a dozen La Mesa Junior High School students complained of feeling sick Thursday afternoon after drinking Aquafina water from a vending machine, said county fire Inspector Steve Zermeno.
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December 8, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fourth consecutive day of electricity shortages Thursday created hardships for some major users who said they can no longer comply with voluntary conservation measures. Officials at two colleges in the Santa Clarita Valley said they are refusing to shut down their lights but fear exorbitant penalties will severely affect their budgets. The colleges are among about 1,500 major customers of Southern California Edison Co.
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April 24, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No opening-night jitters or triumphant curtain calls--not for any of the aspiring singers, actors and musicians of 1997, whose high school careers will end without their ever performing in the school's 900-seat auditorium. Condemned after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the 42-year-old Henry Mayo Newhall Auditorium at Hart High School has remained closed because of a legal dispute between the local school district and its insurance company.
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June 7, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sole issue on the ballot in this city, a local bond measure to fund building improvements and new equipment at area schools, was losing Tuesday night based on early returns and absentee ballots. The backers of Measure H hoped it would raise an estimated $23 million for schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District by modifying an existing bond passed in 1974. Currently, that bond can be used only to collect money to pay rent on district buildings.
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October 7, 1994
The uniforms have finally arrived at La Mesa Junior High School in Santa Clarita after a month's worth of delays that angered parents and school officials, but delighted students who viewed the uniform policy as too restrictive. A bizarre assortment of problems, including a truck hijacking and computer malfunctions, delayed delivery of the clothing that was supposed to reach students by Sept. 8, the first day of school.
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September 22, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Somewhere out there, somone--and you know who you are--is sporting the bottom halves of the school uniforms that were supposed to have adorned the La Mesa Junior High School student body. But it has been nearly a month now since the black, white and teal uniforms were hijacked from their delivery truck--and that's only one of the reasons the Santa Clarita school has been forced to put its new mandatory uniform policy on indefinite hold.
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July 30, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The multitrack year-round program earned solid marks from parents at Pinetree Elementary School for the second year in a row, according to survey results announced Thursday. About 71% of those queried described their experience with the modified schedule as positive, a 3% increase from 1992. "There's no anxiety anymore. People are into it," said Judy Heyn, principal of Pinetree. "It's working with the rest of their lives."
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July 16, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A new policy in the William S. Hart Union High School District has propped open the classroom door for Bible study groups. Bible study members in May accused school administrators of discriminating against them by blocking their lunchtime access to classrooms at Canyon, Hart and Saugus high schools. District officials acknowledged that the prior policy, which allowed curriculum-oriented groups to meet in classrooms but limited others to outdoor campus use, was inconsistently enforced.
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May 27, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frustrated by a recent flurry of racially motivated incidents on school campuses here, educators and city officials have joined forces to explore several methods to fight the hatred. "Someone in this valley is going to die from racism," warned Gary Mast, a teacher at Canyon High School, the site of two brawls earlier this month between students and alleged white supremacists. "We need to admit we have a problem and address it."
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May 18, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Uniforms for students attending a new junior high school this fall are a step closer to reality after William S. Hart Union High School District trustees voted unanimously to allow school officials to submit a plan for final approval next month.
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