A little girl clutched her coin jar, peeking in to see if the amount had mysteriously grown. She was helping Haiti children with her coin jar - one penny at a time. Highlands Elementary School recently sponsored a fundraising event supporting the organization Three Angels Children's Relief. With the majority of the money coming from coin jars, Highlands' 600 students raised a total of $1,534.56. During a recent assembly, Principal Paul Martinsen presented Three Angels' ...
Rio Norte Junior High School seventh-grader Shriya Bahri recently won first place in the Los Angeles area for the middle school division as part of the InvestWrite essay competition produced by The Stock Market Game program. Through her Introduction to Computers class, Shriya was able to play the Stock Market Game, which allows youngsters to invest in companies and learn about trading and publicly traded companies.
Placerita Junior High School seventh-graders Shelly Peer and Michelle Kummer used their 10 hours of community service for Junior Honor Society to make 15 dresses for girls in Africa.
Ricky Noaveas and Denise Reynoso of Placerita Junior High School took first and second place for their essays on the Santa Clarita Valley, "A Season of Diversity" in a poster and essay Contest. More than 500 students in the SCV from elementary school through high school submitted essays or posters for this event. This year's theme was, "How has someone from another culture inspired you?" Placerita students were encouraged to write essays by English teacher ...
Placerita Junior High School's two ballroom dance teams placed second and fourth at the High Desert Dance Classic on March 13 in Lancaster. Placerita is the only William S. Hart Union High School District school to offer an afterschool ballroom dance class. This year's program had an enrollment of 22 seventh-graders, doubling the number of students in the program last year.
Health Week at North Park Elementary came to a close with a strawberry relay race on March 19. The physical event capped off a five-day focus on improving students' physical and mental health, Principal Pete Bland said.
The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash.
The hard-working students of CMStv, Castaic Middle School's weekly campus-wide television broadcast, were recently awarded the prestigious Excellence Award at the 2010 Student Television Network Affiliates convention.
Creative Years Nursery School hosted its annual Art Night event in February, which gave Creative Years families a chance to see artwork created by the kids.
La Mesa Junior High School seventh-grader Justin Dulay presented American Red Cross representative Rick Mallory with a $166 donation to the American Red Cross from Leslie Conners' world history classes.
Valencia residents Merit Leighton, a 7-year-old actress, and her sister Marlowe Peyton, a 5-year-old actress and singer, were honored with a Child Actor Recognition Event (CARE) Award during a red-carpet ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 14.
In a sign of tough economic times, a record number of parents applied to have their children attend a discounted preschool at Mountainview Elementary School, where a lottery took place on a recent Friday to determine which children would be enrolled for the 2010-11 school year.
Canyon Springs Community School hosted a Family Math Night in February where parents learned how they could work with their children to practice grade-level math skills through everyday activities at home.
Mitchell and Mountainview elementary schools received $500 each in supplies from Staples as part a program created by Screamin' Coupons.
Students at Monticello Preparatory School have begun taking ice skating lessons, and horseback riding lessons are scheduled to start in the spring.