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November 9, 2000
No Vote WHAT HAPPENED: Trustees discussed a proposal to rescind their previous approval to build the district's four middle school gymnasium-auditoriums until recommendations are submitted to the board by the community advisory committee. WHAT IT MEANS: In September, the board unanimously approved the construction of the buildings at Marine View, Mesa View, Spring View and Vista View middle schools. The board also agreed to create a community advisory committee to make gym-related recommendations to the board, and it also requested environmental consulting services as required by the California Environmental Quality Act. Rescinding the previous approval would provide the advisory committee the authority and time to conduct meetings, research the issue and address all areas of concern, officials said.
NEWS
October 30, 2009
Supt. Alan G. Rasmussen of the Ocean View School District is expected to make a report at Tuesday’s school board meeting about the district’s review of Maya Angelou’s controversial book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” The district pulled the book off its shelves and sent it to its instructional review committee after a community member complained about the book’s subject matter, which includes rape, teen pregnancy and child molestation. Westminster resident and former Westminster School District Trustee Judy Ahrens and Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe also approached the City Council this month to ask for the book’s removal from middle school shelves.
NEWS
May 31, 2001
I have recently learned that the Ocean View School District has passed up $21 million in state grants from Proposition 1A to finally fix up our schools. The district knew it was eligible for these grants since early 1999, yet it failed to apply for this free money. Proposition 1A was funded by taxpayers and has now been granted away to hundreds of other school districts that diligently applied for the money. The Ocean View School District has let down our kids and the taxpayers.
NEWS
March 3, 2005
A Huntington Beach high school student was one of two students chosen to job shadow the chief operating officer of Option One Mortgage Corporation on Feb 24. Avalon Cobb, a senior at Marina High School, had the chance to experience what it's like to run a company by shadowing Option One's COO Steve Nadon at the fourth annual Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day. Cobb earned the opportunity by submitting a winning essay to...
NEWS
November 22, 2001
Mike Sciacca, Independent Decked out in red, white and blue, wearing sunglasses and vests, 192 preschool students enthusiastically shouted out the tune, "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands" in front of an equally enthusiastic crowd that numbered around 300. All were on hand to witness and celebrate the grand opening of the new Oak View Preschool and Education Resource Center at Oak View Elementary ...
FEATURES
April 22, 2009
Ocean View School District teacher Leslie Flores has received another national award for her innovative cable television education program on space exploration. Flores, a fourth-grade teacher at Star View Elementary School in Midway City and a Huntington Beach resident, received the 2009 Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award. In addition to a $2,000 cash grant, and a $3,000 technology grant for Star View, Flores will be honored during a gala awards event June 3 in Washington, D.C., along with other teachers who developed winning classroom projects selected for this year’s awards.
FEATURES
November 5, 2008
Thousands of students, residents and employees throughout the county will take part Nov. 13 in the Great Southern California Shake-Out, the largest earthquake preparedness drill in history. The event will simulate a response to a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the south side of the San Andreas Fault, which experts say could kill hundreds and injure thousands. At 10:30 a.m., participants will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” while radio and television stations broadcast an emergency alert system.
NEWS
June 16, 2005
Verizon donates to teacher's grant The Huntington Beach Education Foundation was presented with a $20,000 donation from Verizon at the June 7 meeting of the district board of trustees. Funds will go toward the foundation's teacher grant program, which allows for continued technology support for district schools. Ocean View district seeks applicants The Ocean View School District board of trustees is seeking applicants to sit on the Community Budget Advisory Committee, composed of 10 community members who will review the district budget for the 2005-06 school year.
NEWS
October 5, 2000
Compiled by Angelique Flores and Tariq Malik When discussing the Huntington Beach Art Center recently, the City Council debated the appropriateness of some exhibits, ultimately agreeing that art could not be defined by one person's standards. "When the center first opened [in 1995], I thought I knew what art was," said Councilman Peter Green, adding that he believed that contemporary art, one of the center's first exhibits, would include works created recently by community members.
NEWS
August 10, 2010
Name: Norm Westwell Age: 51 years young Birth place: Long Beach How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 35 wonderful years Occupation: a Huntington Beach manufacturer Education: associate's degree Previously elected or appointed positions: Ocean View School District president Community organizations you belong to: HBT, Elks, NRA   What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now?
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NEWS
March 20, 2013
My question is why are we so fast to relinquish school sites (LeBard in particular) to be used as developments for homes and school district headquarter monoliths? It's all to appease developers, without thought of what should be the obvious. Am I missing something? Will these developments being built for "families" not require schools for their kids? Are we going to overburden existing schools with more kids who, in many cases, must travel to get there? School sites need to be saved.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 27, 2013
The line around Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach stretched out as far as the front entrance by 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Excitement filled the air, with K-5 students eager to begin the day, chatting with friends and double checking they had everything they needed in their backpacks for Ocean View School District's Saturday Academy. "It's just been amazing. The kids want to be here," Oak View Elementary Principal Laura Dale-Pash said. "They were here since 7:30 a.m. and school doesn't start until 8 a.m. The kids love to be at school here at Oak View.
NEWS
December 19, 2012
The staff of Harbour View Elementary School in Huntington Beach was welcomed Tuesday morning with several bouquets of flowers and a note of thanks. The note read: "Many warm thoughts this holiday season and much gratitude for all that you do and your contribution to our local children. Thank you for your examples and wonderful instruction as we turn to that One this holiday season … many, many kind regards as your daily influence is rendered to our youth.... The staff at Trader Joe's and Angelo's Pizza.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | May 22, 2012
The Ocean View School District may eliminate as many as 38 teachers for the coming school year as it continues to struggle with budget cuts and class-size increases. The district recently issued 64 layoff notices to temporary teachers, and only 26 of them may return this fall, Supt. William Loose said. The announcement came days after a heated school board meeting at which dozens of teachers, students and parents decried Ocean View's recent decision to boost class sizes from 24 to 29 students in the lower grades.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | May 16, 2012
Overcrowding — of more than one kind — was the theme at the Ocean View School District's board meeting Tuesday, as dozens of people came to protest larger class sizes while district leaders pleaded for the crowd to thin so the meeting could take place. As the clock ticked past 7 p.m., an overflow audience of teachers, parents and students crammed the boardroom and spilled out into the adjoining rooms of the district headquarters. The visitors, some of whom circulated petitions and brought signs and balloons with slogans, showed up in response to the board's May 1 vote to increase class sizes in the lower grades.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
Susan Lee Spoeneman      Susan Lee Spoeneman, a teacher and administrator in the Ocean View and Huntington Beach Union High School Districts, passed away on October 1 after a six year battle with sarcoma cancer.   She taught primary grades at Vista View School from 1973-1978.  She then spent two years as a staff development specialist for the Ocean View School District.   When the Huntington Beach area Teachers Center was created, Susan...
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | August 24, 2011
Six months ago, Ben Rohaly had a record-low grade-point-average. It was less than 2.0. Now, he's raised it to a 3.6 and believes he will be accepted into college. What made the difference for the Huntington Beach resident is the school he is now attending and the way he is taught. Ben, 17, has a mild case of nonverbal learning difference that makes it difficult for him to process information at a regular rate. While in New York at a boarding school, he couldn't keep up with the material or his classmates, and his grades and self-esteem were dwindling.
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | April 22, 2011
A Mesa View Middle School teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy has been placed on administrative leave, the district's superintendent said Friday. William V. Loose of the Ocean View School District said in a prepared statement that Gay Davidson-Shepard, who was arrested Wednesday in Huntington Beach, will not return to class when school resumes Monday after spring break. "The district has cooperated fully with the police agency involved in the criminal investigation and will continue to do so," the statement read.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | March 16, 2011
Students and teachers from Ocean View School District are sharing a new teaching method with schools throughout the country. College View, Sun View and Westmont elementary schools, as well as a team of teachers from Mesa View and Vista View middle schools, recently began using differentiated instruction, which allows teacher to do less lecturing and more hands-on teaching.
NEWS
August 27, 2010
Name: John Briscoe    Age: 57 Birthplace: Altadena Residence: 6812 Glen Drive, Huntington Beach Occupation: broker and small business owner with wife Education: master's of business administration, Claremont Graduate University, Peter Drucker School of Business; MPA Cal State Long Beach; bachelor's degree in psychology and speech communicaton from Cal State Long Beach ...
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