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April 24, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To get a sense of how serious standardized testing has become, parents of high-schoolers in Placentia and Yorba Linda had only to open the mailbox or answer the phone. In advance of this week's Stanford 9 exams in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, students who fared well on the test last year received postcards from school officials urging an encore. And those teens whose scores last year fell below the 36th percentile?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and JOHN POPE and VANESSA DeRUYTER
A teacher and four students from Hewes Middle School have been selected as one of the winning teams in the Toshiba/National Science Teachers Assn. ExploraVision Awards program, one of the nation's largest student science competitions. The project of science teacher Christine Karlberg Cantrell and students Emily Feher, Robin Holland, Sabrina Hay and Rachel McIntyre was chosen from nearly 5,000 entries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
As pieces of a puzzle, students must learn about each other to come together. That was the concept behind the fifth annual multicultural celebration at Fairmont Elementary School this week. The event, "Pieces of Fairmont," was the culmination of a three-day project in which parents and students gave presentations about their cultural backgrounds, discussed why they or their ancestors came to America, and shared samples of their countries' native foods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1998 | LISA ADDISON
In an ongoing effort to educate students about water issues, Mesa Consolidated Water District and the Municipal Water District of Orange County are visiting local schools as part of an annual program. From kindergarten to high school, students are getting lessons on conservation, the history of water supplies, treatment procedures and other issues. Part of Mesa's water education program, developed more than 20 years ago, is used by the Municipal Water District in Orange County schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1998 | JOHN POPE
A program that would provide special help for students with attendance and behavioral problems will be considered by the Tustin Unified school board Monday. The Opportunities Program would be for students in seventh through ninth grades who are at risk of dropping out of school, officials said. If approved, the program would begin this spring at a temporary site, A.G. Currie Middle School on Sycamore Avenue.
NEWS
December 14, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The taunting traced back to an incident at a birthday party. One day in January, a 10-year-old girl had gotten her head stuck inside a dollhouse while playing with friends. Later at school, a complaint alleges, a classmate seized on the mishap to fabricate a tale that the girl actually had simulated a sexual act with a Ken doll. The innuendo allegedly spread and intensified in the ensuing months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a rousing performance of "The Ugly Duckling," and 14 children on stage here for the first time are proving their grace. A 10-year-old named Danny, the designated "duckling" in this song-and-dance revue, has the microphone and the spotlight. Behind him a chorus of quacking classmates sings, "You're a very fine swan indeed." "Why it's me," Danny says, keen to the revelation. "I am a swan indeed." The audience of 120 claps and cheers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1997 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Daisondrai Harris imitated an anteater Saturday by using a straw to suck up bits of paper the size of postage stamps. The 5-year-old Cerritos boy said the task was easy enough. But would he want to be an anteater rather than a person? "No," he answered firmly. And why not? "Because they eat ants." Harris was one of hundreds of youngsters who participated in the Santa Ana Zoo's third Zoo Olympics on Saturday.
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