October 8, 2009
One Huntington Beach elementary school is getting relief from the California budget woes from the Kiwanis of Huntington Beach. Hope View School received a grant for a new program to help teachers facing rising class sizes. The program is called Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports; it aims to help teachers manage student behavior. Kiwanis Director Mike Heywood presented a check to the school during an assembly Sept. 18. The new program was announced. The Kiwanis is a service organization dedicated to helping children and seniors.
March 18, 2004
Andrew Edwards With the jobs of 38 teachers up in the air, the Huntington Beach City School District board delayed a vote on budget cuts Tuesday after Supt. Gary Rutherford revised proposals to reduce funding for next school year. Potential layoff notices were sent to 38 teachers on Friday, Asst. Supt. For Human Resources Kathy Kessler said. Last week, the board voted to allow layoff warning slips to be sent to 28 teachers. Ten additional notices were sent because an expected decline in enrollment means the district will not need as many teachers next school year, Kessler said.
October 19, 2000
Angelique Flores Educational consultant Jim Peters said the formula for school success is small classes, supported teachers, updated technology and parent participation. "I am committed to listening to this community and representing the concerns of its people," he said. Peters said he has participated in congressional campaigns and testified before Congress to improve funding and laws pertaining to education. He also served as an advisor to Judy Heumann, assistant secretary of education, and numerous U.S. senators and congressmen about educational issues, he added.
July 3, 2012
As the only independent on the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees, I am frequently asked why I vote no. I am writing to explain recent events from my perspective. I voted no on classroom size increase. Ocean View district administration has contrived to save money by increasing kindergarten-through-third-grade class sizes from 24 to 29. This action saves money by eliminating teachers. Several hundred community members and teachers have appeared at recent board meetings to testify.
September 23, 1999
Marissa Espino FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- Some parents might be inconvenienced. Others might welcome the change. But many Plavan Elementary School parents agree the new morning- and afternoon-track kindergarten program is what is best for the students. "Anything that gives my children a little more attention is good," said Lisa Spruill, whose daughter, Cailey, attends kindergarten at Plavan. "It's a tad inconvenient for me, but I'm willing to put up with it for a year to give her a good [educational]
November 30, 2000
Angelique Flores Among the three local elementary school districts, 1,075 students are at risk of being held back at the end of the school year -- nearly half the number who were at risk last year, school officials say. Ocean View School District records show 565 students, or 5.5% of the district's student population, are at risk of repeating a grade. Last year, the district sent out about 1,300 letters to parents warning them their children may have to be retained.
September 9, 2005
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to Thurston Middle School on Tuesday and asked sixth- and seventh-grade students, "What is your favorite thing about the first day of school?" "I was really excited about the first day of school. I get to see my friends from different schools." TORI BARNES, 11 "You get to see all your friends." RILEY DUNCAN, 12 "Seeing all your friends and seeing your old teachers." KAYLA HEFLIN, 12 "I like it because it's a big jump from elementary school to Thurston.
January 26, 2006
Hawes Elementary School will hold its second annual gala fundraiser event. The school desperately needs to raise money to make up for the California budget shortfall. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, State Assemblyman Tom Harman and Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Sullivan have all been invited to speak. The gala is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Waterfront Hilton, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, call (714) 845-8000. Brethren Christian School to hold preview for prospective students Brethren Christian Junior and Senior High School in Huntington Beach will hold a preview day for local families to come in, learn about all programs offered and meet some current students, faculty and staff.
November 27, 2003
Hope View teachers make McMoney Teachers at Hope View Elementary School flipped patties and passed out McNuggets last week as a fundraiser at McDonald's on Goldenwest Street and Yorktown Avenue. The school earned 25% of McDonald's sales from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 19, which will go directly into the classrooms, kindergarten teacher Traci Jimenez said. The fundraiser netted $2,000 last year, and though the figures aren't in yet, Jimenez said the line was consistently out the door once again.
September 9, 2004
What is the biggest issue facing the school district? The budget crisis and deficit spending. What can be done to keep test scores on the rise? I think getting the teachers the tools they need to educate the students is the key. This involves class-size reduction, the proper books and support materials that will help the teacher teach the standards and other support as the teachers deem necessary. What needs to be done to bolster the budget? What programs should take priorities?