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March 26, 2014
The Surfside USA Wrestling Club won the state title in the Middle School division at the California-USA Folkstyle Championships March 22-23 at Selland Arena in Fresno. Overall, Surfside, which holds practice sessions at Huntington Beach High, placed fourth among the 234 clubs that participated from throughout the state in the tournament, which is open to youth wrestlers ages six to 14. Surfside sent 15 wrestlers to the meet, and nine of the 15 placed among the top eight in the state: Joey Daniel (first-place middle school division, heavyweight)
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By Mona Shadia | May 2, 2012
At 14, Olivia Jaber has mastered one of the key tools to being a lawyer, teacher, researcher, journalist - even politician. Proof? The Pegasus School eighth-grader is the top debater in the country for her age group. Olivia, a Newport Beach resident, received the Golden Gavel award for placing first during the 2012 Middle School Public Debate Program's 10th annual nationals competition, said Jim Conti, the Pegasus teacher who coaches the debate team. "It still hasn't really hit me yet," Olivia said.
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March 8, 2001
I've vacillated for some time over the middle school gymnasium/auditorium issue. That's where the Ocean View School District contemplates building four large multipurpose buildings at four Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley middle schools. I've spoken with Ocean View Supt. James Tarwater on the subject. I've reviewed a three-inch stack of correspondence, budgets and projections. I spent over an hour at Marine View, one of the four middle schools, reviewing its existing facilities.
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July 27, 2000
Name: Thomas Delicce Born: Dec. 23, 1987 Hometown: Fountain Valley Height: 5-2 Weight: 97 Positions: Pitcher/third base/catcher/outfield Regular Season Team: Dodgers All-Star Team: Fountain Valley Regular Season Manager: Jim Delicce All-Stars Manager: Dave Larson Parents: Jim and Cindy Delicce Favorite Player: Ken Griffey Jr. Favorite Food: Cheese burgers School to Attend...
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October 22, 2009
Normally, this is the kind of campaign we’d be dead against. John Briscoe, a trustee for the Ocean View School District, and Judy Ahrens, a former trustee for the Westminster School District, asked the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday to ban Maya Angelou’s book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” from middle school libraries. Briscoe, in making his presentation, said he was speaking on behalf of “helpless children who are currently subject to inappropriate reading material.
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May 30, 2002
WHAT HAPPENED: The school board approved a contract for improvements to four district gyms and auditoriums. WHAT IT MEANS: The board agreed to pay Bert Construction Services for $292,300 in work. The company will add benches, lockers, stage drapes and toilet partitions to gyms and auditoriums that are currently being built at Marine View, Mesa View, Spring View and Vista View middle schools. Vote: 5-0 WHAT HAPPENED: The school board approved a contract with an architectural firm to design a modernization plan for three schools.
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By: Lindsay Sandham | August 24, 2005
Five Tibetan girls will have the chance to go to middle school for three years, all expenses paid, thanks to the Newport Harbor chapter of Zonta International. The chapter, which consists of 30 businesswomen, is holding a fundraiser Saturday at its clubhouse in Costa Mesa. Members are working with the Kham Aid Foundation, a Pasadena-based nonprofit that provides assistance to a variety of programs in the Chinese province of Kham, which is on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau.
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By: | September 20, 2005
The Daily Pilot visited seventh- and eighth-graders at TeWinkle Middle School and asked, "What are you most looking forward to in publications class?" "I'm looking forward to putting a lot of input into the yearbook and the newspaper. Since we don't have any limits, we're really starting on our own." MELISSA FACKLER, 13 Costa Mesa "I'm looking forward to putting my ideas into the newspaper, because this is the first time we'll be able to do this."
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March 29, 2001
Gyms are nice but excessive I have served as a teacher, counselor, vice principal and principal in the middle schools in Southern California for a total of 16 years. I have served as an educator in California for almost 32 years. I also am a homeowner in the Franciscan Fountain homes, which surround Mesa View Middle School, and I find the proposed gymnasium/auditorium facility to be excessive. Many middle schools in our state have gymnasiums, but nowhere have I heard of a school district that would support a grandiose facility on a middle school campus that accommodate adult athletic activity nightly and on weekends.
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May 20, 2004
Andrew Edwards Two veteran educators have been selected as Ocean View School District's Teachers of the Year. Golden View Elementary School's Carol Gibson and Vista View Middle School's Gerald Parsek were recognized at Tuesday's school board meeting. Gibson has been a first-grade teacher at Golden View for 10 of her 30 years in the profession and 29 of those years with the Ocean View district, she said. "It's just like the highlight of my career to be honored," she said.
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March 26, 2014
The Surfside USA Wrestling Club won the state title in the Middle School division at the California-USA Folkstyle Championships March 22-23 at Selland Arena in Fresno. Overall, Surfside, which holds practice sessions at Huntington Beach High, placed fourth among the 234 clubs that participated from throughout the state in the tournament, which is open to youth wrestlers ages six to 14. Surfside sent 15 wrestlers to the meet, and nine of the 15 placed among the top eight in the state: Joey Daniel (first-place middle school division, heavyweight)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 26, 2014
Though they live in the digital age of instant gratification where quicker is better, students from Sowers and Dwyer middle schools took two hours out of their day last week to slow things down. Instead of having their eyes fixed on a smartphone, tablet or computer screen, the Huntington Beach pre-teens each had a fishing pole in hand as they participated in the first Fishing Derby competition between the two schools. "Because we're cross-town rivals, we compete in all kinds of competitions," said Stacy Wood, a physical-education teacher and fishing club advisor at Dwyer.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | December 10, 2013
The Hawes Elementary School choir is set to spread some holiday cheer in Huntington Beach. The Hawes Hawks Choir will sing a medley of songs at the amphitheater in the Bella Terra shopping center at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Fourth-grade teacher Shannon Sovern said the students will perform a 30-minute set of about 10 songs, depending on how prepared the youngsters are the day of the concert. "One [song's] a little rusty, so we might cut it," she said with a laugh. The songs aren't the usual popular favorites many people have come to know, Sovern said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 13, 2013
Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach. Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant melting down in March 2011. Now she is using her experience to make an impact with students at Dwyer Middle School. She worked with members of the student council Monday to commemorate those who are affected by the aftermath of the tsunami.
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By Mona Shadia | October 22, 2012
Two Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley teachers were among five honored with the 2013 Orange County Teachers of the Year award during a celebration Oct. 19 at the Disneyland Hotel, according to the Orange County Department of Education. John H. Wood, who teaches at Talbert Middle School in the Fountain Valley School District, and Deanna Zamiska, who teaches at Peterson Elementary School in the Huntington Beach City School District, each received $15,000 from the Dr. James Hines Foundation, said Sharon Nelson, Orange County Department of Education coordinator of academic events.
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By Mona Shadia | May 2, 2012
At 14, Olivia Jaber has mastered one of the key tools to being a lawyer, teacher, researcher, journalist - even politician. Proof? The Pegasus School eighth-grader is the top debater in the country for her age group. Olivia, a Newport Beach resident, received the Golden Gavel award for placing first during the 2012 Middle School Public Debate Program's 10th annual nationals competition, said Jim Conti, the Pegasus teacher who coaches the debate team. "It still hasn't really hit me yet," Olivia said.
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By Michael Miller | December 21, 2011
Hannah Silver was in her music class at Marine View Middle School this month when an email arrived. Then the mood turned, well, gleeful. The Huntington Beach campus was selected as one of 73 winners nationwide in the "Glee Give a Note Contest," which distributed a total of $1 million to at-risk music programs. Marine View won $10,000, which it intends to use to help fund a sound system for its spring productions. "We all found out and we were all screaming," said Hannah, 13, a seventh-grader.
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By Michael Miller | November 22, 2011
If all goes well in Gary Arneson's class this year, soccer goalies won't be blocking kicks from their own teammates, basketballs won't be landing in the wrong nets and infielders won't be relaying throws to opposing baserunners. Arneson, a physical education teacher at Dwyer Middle School, recently applied for a grant through DonorsChoose.org to garb his students in team colors. The black and orange vests, which he introduced during first period Friday, will reduce confusion on the court and field — or so he hopes.
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By Mona Shadia | November 2, 2011
Here's what you missed on "Glee": Marine View Middle School is the middle school with the highest voting scores nationwide in the Glee Give a Note contest. "Glee," the musical television show, commissioned a contest with a $1-million price tag to benefit at-risk music programs, said the school's principal, Roni Ellis. "Glee" asked schools at all levels to make two-minute YouTube videos about their needs and do it in a musical and creative way. That's exactly what Marine View did. Eighth-grader Josh Behrems filmed the video of the students showing the damage done to the multipurpose room last year by heavy rain and explaining the reasons the school deserves funds to keep its music program going, all while singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believing.
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By Michael Miller | November 2, 2011
Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe Depot ready to board the train for camp. The brothers were drafted on the same day in October. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor two months later. Those two events set off a chaotic half-decade for the Masudas, one of the Japanese immigrant families who came to farm the land that later became Fountain Valley.
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