Press Releases 2010-2014

VCTC Receive $6M to Partner with Entertainment Industry Giants
The Verdugo Creative Technology Consortium (VCTC), which consists of Glendale Unified School District, Burbank Unified School District, Glendale Community College, the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, and California State University, Northridge, will receive $6 million to provide college and career pathway programs that prepare students for advanced learning in digital media, digital manufacturing, and ultimately, careers in digital media. Read more... [PDF, posted June 18, 2014, 1:35 a.m.]
 
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Glendale's 2013-14 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced 106 California schools that have been selected for the 2013-14 Title I Academic Achievement Award. In Glendale Unified School District, the following four schools were selected: Cerritos, Edison, Keppel and Mann Elementary Schools. Read more... [PDF, posted May 6, 2014, 12:51 p.m.]
 
California Distinguished Schools
The Glendale Unified School District would like to announce that Cerritos, Edison and Muir Elementary Schools have received California Distinguished School status. Read more... [PDF, posted April 30, 2014, 3:16 p.m.] 
 
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee Update
California's base revenue funding system, which had been in place since the 1970s, is now replaced with the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF creates base, supplemental, and concentration grants for school districts, replacing previously existing K - 12 funding streams. The actual base grants a school district receives would vary based on the students' grade span: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12. Read more... [PDF, posted April 24, 2014, 12:42 p.m.] 
 
Special Education Conference for Parents and Teachers
The 8th Annual Special Education conference sponsored by the Foothill Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), Community Advisory Committee will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 8 a.m. on the campus of Hoover High School, located at 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202. Read more... [PDF, posted April 24, 2014, 12:34 p.m.] 
 
Announcing a New Look to the GUSD Website
GUSD will be unveiling a new look to its website starting April 15, 2014. The website's URL remains the same, www.GUSD.net. GUSD's website is the primary source of information for all our schools. The District encourages you to explore the website. Read more... [PDF, posted April 14, 2014, 10:56 a.m.]
 
The California Campaign for Biliteracy Launched and GUSD is Honored with Prestigious Award
Californians Together, a statewide coalition that promotes multilingualism, presented the first Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy District Recognition Award on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the annual California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) conference to the Glendale Unified School District. GUSD was one of two districts in the state to win this inaugural prestigious award. Read more... [PDF, posted April 7, 2014, 11:59 a.m.] 
 
Hoover High School Track and Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reconstruction of the Hoover High School track and field will take place Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m. at Hoover High School field located at 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale 91202. Read more... [PDF, posted 3/27/2014, 3:41 p.m.]
 
Glendale High School Dedicates Auditorium as John Wayne Performing Arts Center
The dedication of the John Wayne Performing Arts Center will take place at Glendale High School on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. The school is located at 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205. John Wayne is Glendale High School's most famous alumnus and an icon from the City of Glendale. Read article... [PDF, posted 3/24/2014, 3:19 p.m.] 
 
GUSD and La Cañada USD Town Hall Meeting
A town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley High School auditorium to discuss the potential transfer of territory affecting La Cañada residents attending the Glendale Unified School District. Read more... [PDF, posted 3/12/2014, 4:53 p.m.] 
 
GUSD - GTA Reach Tentative Agreement
The GUSD and the GTA have reached a tentative agreement for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. There was also agreement on the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school calendars. View agreement... [PDF, posted 3/7/2014, 3:20 p.m.] 
 
Groundbreaking for NEW College View School
Groundbreaking to begin construction of College View School, a school designed for students with highly specialized care, is set to take place on February 19, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., at 1700 E. Mountain Avenue, Glendale, CA 91207. Read more... [PDF, posted 2/12/14, 2:24 p.m.] 
 
GUSD Planning and Development Bid/Job Walk Calendar
The Business Office and the Planning and Development Department of the GUSD have redesigned the Measure S contractor information webpage. The new page includes information related to legal requirements in order to conduct business with GUSD, and a Bid Calendar. Read more... [PDF, posted 1/23/14, 4:39 p.m.] 
 
Character and Ethics Community Awards Ceremony
The Character and Ethics Community Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., at the Glendale Unified School District Administration Center (Board Room), 223 N. Jackson Street, Glendale 91206. Thirteen people were nominated for this recognition. Read more... [PDF, posted 11/8/13, 11:44 a.m.]
 
GUSD API Growth and Change Summary
Here are District highlights for the 2012-2013 Academic Performance Index (API) growth report that includes information on growth since the Fall 2012 API. Read more ... (PDF, posted 8/29/13, 12:20 p.m)

Tentative Agreement Reached on Furlough Days
The Glendale Teachers Association and the Glendale Unified School District are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached regarding 2013-2014 furlough days. Read more .... [PDF, posted 8/23/2013, 6:41 p.m.]
 
GUSD Moves to New Technology for Job Applications
Job seekers can now easily apply with a new online system. Read more... [PDF, posted July 17, 2013, 11:03 a.m.]
 
GUSD Administrators Given CERT Training
Forty-one administrators and teacher leaders from GUSD spent the last three days (June 25, 26, 27) completing Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). The intensive, hands-on training provided by Lisa and Paul Dutton, Crescenta Valley CERT instructors, engaged principals and school representatives in the critical elements of emergency response. Read more... [PDF, posted June 27, 2013, 4:27 p.m.]
 
Dr. Kelly King Named New Assistant Superintendent
The Glendale Unified School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly King has been appointed Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. She will officially begin her new position on July 1, 2013. Her appointment was approved by the Board of Education on May 7, 2013. Read more... [PDF, posted June 27, 2013, 2:31 p.m.]
 
GTA - GUSD Modifies 2013-14 Calendar
The Glendale Unified School District is happy to announce that after negotiations with Glendale Teachers Association, an agreement has been reached regarding the 2013-14 school calendar. Read more... [PDF, posted May 16, 2013, 1:02 p.m.]
 
GUSD - GTA Negotiations Update
The GUSD Board of Education decided to again propose, as it had in 2011 and 2012, that April 24, 2014 become a non-work day. closing schools to allow staff and students to commemorate the Armenian Genocide as they deem appropriate.  Read more ... [PDF, posted March 11, 2013, 1:26 p.m.]
 
GUSD - GTA Negotiations Update
District proposed deferring furlough days to 2014-15 and not issuing Reduction in Force (RIF) notices. Read more... [PDF, posted January 18, 2013, 3:44 p.m.]
 
Information Packets and Applications Available for Clark Magnet High School
Information packets will be available beginning December 17, 2012 and application forms will be available beginning January 7, 2013 at the following locations: Clark Magnet High School; Roosevelt, Rosemont, Toll, and Wilson Middle Schools; Student Support Services Office; and, online at www.gusd.net. Read more... [PDF, posted December 14, 2012, 3:59 p.m.]
 
Elementary Magnet/FLAG Parent Information Night
The GUSD Elementary Magnet Schools and Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) will present information regarding the programs on November 15, 2012 at Roosevelt Middle Schools. More information... [PDF, posted November 14, 2012, 12:15 p.m.]
 
A Message from the Superintendents of the Five Star Education Coalition Regarding the Budget
Read the letter... [PDF, posted November 2, 2012, 2:20 p.m.]
 
Clark A National Blue Ribbon School
The U.S. Department of Education announced on October 12, 2012 that Clark Magnet High School has won for the second time the title of National Blue Ribbon School. Read more... [PDF, posted October 15, 2012, 1:02 p.m.]
 
GUSD Community Meetings
Meetings are scheduled at the following locations: the CV High School auditorium on October 8; the Glendale High School auditorium on October 15; and at the Hoover High School auditorium on October 22, 2012. Read more... [PDF, posted September 27, 2012, 10:06 a.m.]
 
Muir Kicks Off Nationwide Reading Campaign
John Muir students will be participating in Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" campaign. Read more... [PDF, posted September 24, 2012, 12:26 p.m.]
 
Solar Kick-off
GUSD completing installation of solar power generation systems at seven schools. Read more... [PDF, posted September 6, 2012, 2:37 p.m.]
 
 
GUSD 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program Test Results
District and individual schools continue to show overall consistent growth over time. Read more... [PDF, posted September 5, 2012, 11:16 a.m.]
 
GUSD-GTA Agree to Defer Furlough Days
GTA bargaining team resurrects District proposal. Read more... [PDF, posted August 2, 2012, 4:48 p.m.]
 
Reduction in Administrative Staff
GUSD eliminates and consolidates administrative positions. Read more... [PDF, posted August 2, 2012, 4:45 p.m.]
 
Several Schools Assigned New Principals for 2012-13
Two new principals appointed; some veteran principals shift roles. Read more,,, [PDF, posted July 18, 2012, 10:48 a.m.]
 
Dr. Monica Makiewicz Named New Principal at GHS
Former associate principal will succeed Dr. Deb Rinder at Glendale High. Read more... [PDF, posted June 26, 2012, 2:35 p.m.]
 
New Meeting to Discuss Transitional Kindergarten
Recap of earlier meeting, this time reaching to more fall parents. Read more... [PDF, posted June 22, 2012, 1:57 p.m.]
 
Solar Projects to Bloom Over Summer
School District will save millions, over time, with clean energy. Read more... [PDF, posted June 20, 2012, 8:17 a.m.]
 
Teachers Union Rejects Furlough Deferral Offer
GTA presents GUSD with its preferred 2012-2013 furlough dates. Read more... [PDF, posted June 8, 2012, 8:57 a.m.]
 
District, Teachers, Close to Reaching Furlough Deal
District and teachers proposing to defer 2012-2013 furlough dates. Read more... [PDF, posted June 2, 2012, 1:03 p.m.]
 
Hoover High to Teach CPR to Entire Student Body
Public Safety Academy career prep program offers "Sidewalk CPR." Read more... [PDF, posted May 31, 2012, 4:22 p.m.]
 
Toll Middle School Hosts a Renaissance Day
History, Shakespeare, English and other lessons come to life. Read more... [PDF, posted May 30, 2012, 9:12 a.m.]
 
GUSD Plans Community Forums
Budget Challenges, Common Core Standards & Measure S Updates. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Richard Sheehan is scheduling three community forums in June. Read more... [PDF, posted May 21, 2012, 1:43 a.m.]
 
Business Group Salutes Glendale Educational Excellence
Schools added to honor roll for raising student achievement. Read more... [PDF, posted May 10, 2012, 11:27 a.m.]
 
Dr. Maria G. Gandera Named New Assistant Superintendent
Educator will succeed retiring David Samuelson in Human Resources. Read more... [PDF, posted May 3, 2012, 3:02 p.m.]
 
Classified and Management Staff Defer Furloughs
Teachers union rejects plan; five furlough days remain on calendar. Read more... [PDF, posted April 24, 2012, 12:33 p.m.]
 
Parent Meeting Will Explain Transitional Kindergarten
New grade level for certain four-year-olds begins this fall. Read more... [PDF, posted April 19, 2012, 11:13 a.m.]
 
Elementary Schools Honored for Excellence
Three schools added to state 'Distinguished" list. Read more... [PDF, posted April 19, 2012, 11:11 a.m.]
 
School Board Leadership Rotates
Christine Walters assumes the gavel as new Board president. Read more... [PDF, posted April 4, 2012, 12:21 a.m.]
 
Clark Magnet High Team Claims a Lexus First Place Win
"Carbonators" win additional $15,000 prize in Lexus Eco Challenge. Read more... [PDF, posted March 21, 2012, 4:23 p.m.]
 
Measure S Funds Technology in the Classrooms
Computer and tech upgrades coming to all school sites. Read more... [PDF, posted March 21, 2012, 8:45 a.m.]
 
Glendale School A Best Practice Model For Urban Success
Columbus Elementary awarded for Excellence in Urban Education. Read more... [PDF, posted March 21, 2012, 8:42 a.m.]
 
Healthy Choices, Appealing to Zesty, in the A to Z Salad Bar
Jefferson Elementary School will host National Nutrition Month Event. Read more ... [PDF, posted March 14, 2012, 4:05 p.m.]
 
New Kindergarten Registration Age
In accordance with State Senate Bill 1381, the kindergarten entrance date has been changed for the 2012-2013 academic year to November 1.  Children must have been born November 1, 2007, or earlier, to be enrolled in Kindergarten next year. Read more ... [PDF, posted March 13, 2012, 3:07 p.m.]
 
Roosevelt Middle School celebrates "transformation"
Roosevelt Middle School is commemorating the completion of major campus modernization, including a new classroom building, and dedicating its new athletic field to the memory of a beloved school counselor. Read more ... [PDF, posted February 23, 2012, 4:53 p.m.]
 
Fatal Fall Under Investigation at CVHS
The Glendale Unified School District community is saddened to report that an isolated fatal fall occurred this afternoon at Crescenta Valley High School. Read more... [Guidelines to Help Children Cope with Grief and Loss] [PDF, posted February 10, 2012, 2:10 p.m.]
 
Glendale USD Board Ratifies Furlough Day Deal
Unanimous vote formally restores full school calendar for 2011-2012. Read more... [PDF, posted February 9, 2012, 4:27 p.m.]
 
Crescenta Valley High to Confront Simulated Fatal Crash
Graphic presentation reminds students of impaired deaths "Every 15 Minutes.Read more... [PDF, posted February 8, 2012, 10:19 a.m.]
 
Daily High Named A Model Continuation High School
Alternative program high school wins distinction for third consecutive time. Read more... [PDF, posted February 7, 2012, 12:02 p.m.]
 
Clark Magnet High Team Competing in Lexus Eco-Challenge
La Crescenta science and technology high school vies for a second eco-title. Read more... [PDF, posted February 3, 2012, 11:59 a.m.]
 
Crescenta Valley High Drama Presents Original Play
Authentic CVHS student voices address fears of bullying in "22% Fear." Read more... [PDF, posted January 31, 2012, 3:33 p.m.]
 
Information Packets Available for Clark Magnet High School
Advance registration needed for science and technology magnet high school. Read more... [PDF, posted January 31, 2012, 11:25 a.m.]
 
Glendale USD hears Poetry, Out Loud
High school students to recite great poetry, in competition. Read more... [PDF, posted January 18, 2012, 2:28 p.m.]
 
Joint Communication Between GTA & GUSD, January 11, 2012
The Association and the District are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached regarding 2011-2012 furlough days. Read more... [PDF, posted January 11, 2012, 6:05 p.m.]
 
Glendale USD and GTA Furlough Negotiations Stalled
Teachers' union fails to bring furlough proposal to the table. Read more... [PDF, posted December 7, 2011, 2:13 p.m.]
 
Glendale Schools Open on Friday, December 2
All Glendale and La Crescenta public school open today at 8:00 a.m. Read more ... [PDF, posted December 2, 2011, 7:00 a.m.]
 
Glendale Schools Open After Windstorm
All Glendale and La Crescenta public schools open for classes. Read more... [PDF, posted December 1, 2011, 8:56 a.m.]
 
Clark Magnet High Dedicates New Marine Robot
"Johnny Lex" is a legacy of students winning Lexus Eco-Challenge. Read the story... [PDF, posted November 23, 2011, 11:04 a.m.; revised November 23, 2011, 12:30 p.m.]
 
College View Kids to Greet Glendale Police Special Guests
GPD K-9 and other units bolster annual special needs school fund-raiser. Read more... [PDF, posted November 21, 2011, 4:29 p.m.]
 
Glendale Schools Brings Strategic Plan to Life
New brochure and video map District outlook for the coming years. Read more... [PDF, posted November 11, 2011, 3:18 p.m.]
 
Glendale Council PTA Celebrates All-Star Members
School backers purchase membership in every Glendale PTA. Read the story... [PDF, posted October 17, 2011, 11:21 a.m.]
 
Wilson Middle School Celebrates Centennial
Alumni invited to join current parents and students marking 100 years. Read more... [PDF, posted October 14, 2011, 4:39 p.m.]
 
Glendale Football Teams Participate in Reagan Centennial
Crescenta Valley games vs. Hoover and Glendale will feature special coin toss. Read more... [PDF, posted September 29, 2011, 5:11 p.m.]
 
Glendale Schools Observe September 11 anniversary
Minute of silence to commemorate a day that changed America. Read more... [PDF, posted September 7, 2011, 3:11 p.m.]
 
GUSD API Growth and Change Summary
District highlights for the 2010-11 Academic Performance Index (API) growth report that includes information on growth since the spring 2010 API base was set. Read press release... [PDF, posted August 31, 2011, 5:12 p.m.]
 
Glendale Schools welcome back students
More than 26,000 students enrolled for the new school year. Read more... [PDF, posted August 29, 2011, 5:18 p.m.; updated August 31, 2011, 5:08 p.m.]
 
Glendale Board Approves Temporary Tdap Waiver
Clinics help fulfill mandatory pertussis vaccination requirements. Read the story... [PDF, posted August 22, 2011, 5:03 p.m.]
 
Pertussis Vaccine (TDAP) Available
Click here to view a list of dates and locations of vaccination centers. [PDF, posted April 6, 2011, 10:23 a.m.; updated April 25, 2011, 9:06 a.m.; updated May 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.; updated May 24, 2011, 1:54 p.m.]
 
CBEE Recognizes Six Glendale Schools in Honor Roll List
Fremont, Lincoln, Monte Vista, Mountain Avenue, and Valley View Elementary Schools and Rosemont Middle School were named to the Scholar Honor Roll list for demonstrating consistent high student academic achievement and making significant progress toward closing the achievement gaps among all students. Read more... [PDF, posted April 26, 2011, 9:10 a.m.]
 
Glendale School District Signs Agreement with Mayor of Korean Province
Agreement states that Glendale Schools and GyeongGi  English Village in Korea will work together to promote educator, student, and curricular exchange program. Read press release... [PDF, posted April 25, 2011, 11:24 a.m.]
 
Clark Magnet High School Wins $70,000 Grand Prize
Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will gather to celebrate the victory of the Clark Eco Savers in the Lexus Eco Challenge, a program and contest for secondary school students to learn about the environment and take a stand to improve it. Read the press release... [PDF, posted April 11, 2011, 3:34 p.m.]
 
Pertussis Vaccine (TDAP) Will Be Available During Spring Break 2011
Click here for a list of dates and locations. [PDF, posted March 28, 2011, 2:58 p.m.]
 
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2011 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
Among these recognized are Clark Magnet High School, Keppel and R.D. White Elementary Schools. Read the press release... [PDF, posted March 30, 2011, 3:45 p.m.]
 
Dominique Evans-Bye: One of 10 Selected by the Society for Science and the Public (SSP) for the 2011 Class of the SSP Fellowship
The 2011 Fellows were named for their unique plans to reach students in underserved communities and to inspire excellence in independent scientific research. Read more... [PDF, posted March 23, 2011, 4:57 p.m.]
 
Senior Policy Advisor from US Department of Education to Visit Clark Magnet School
Greg Darnieder will be visiting Clark Magnet High School to learn more about the programs we have to offer. Read more... [PDF, posted March 21, 2011, 12:45 p.m.]
 
Food and Drug Administration Fact Sheet Regarding Situation in Japan
What is FDA doing to assess the situation in Japan? What systems does the FDA have in place to protect the US food supply? What products come to the US from Japan? Are there dairy products that come from Japan? Read the answers to these and other questions... [PDF, posted March 18, 2011, 2:34 p.m.]
 
LA County Fire Department Warns Against Fraudulent Email
A fraudulent e-mail containing the heading "Acid Rain Precautions" and the County of Los Angeles Fire Department logo has surfaced, warning residents that radioactive particles released from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan could mix with rain and "cause burns, alopecia or even cancer." Read complete story...  [PDF, posted March 18, 2011, 2:30 p.m.]
 
Health Advisory
L.A. County residents cautioned to AVOID ingesting potassium iodide; based on current situation, there is NO increased risk of radiation exposure from nuclear power complex situation in Japan. Read more... [PDF, posted March 15, 2011]
 
Foothill SELPA's Annual Family Transition Forum
More information. [PDF, posted February 22, 2011]
 
Clark Magnet School Information Packets and Applications for 2011-2012
Available now. More information. [PDF, posted February 22, 2011]
 
Clark Magnet School Information Packets and Applications for 2011-12
Available soon. [More information] [PDF, posted February 11, 2011]
 
Eco Savers from Clark Magnet High School Earn $10,000 for Innovative Project in 4th Annual Lexus Eco Challenge
Read press release... [PDF, posted January 11, 2011]
 
Community Information Meeting
 
State Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Announces Glendale's 2010 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
Read press release... [PDF; posted February 11, 2010]
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