Origami exercise improves students’ understanding of math, science

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Dramatic Results, an award-winning educational agency based in Signal Hill, set its sights on Hamilton Middle School’s self-contained sixth-grade class last week to provide struggling students a relatable approach to math and science. The agency has helped more than 17,000 students throughout Long Beach and Compton’s public schools in…

Pythias organizes book drive for childen’s charities

For the last ten years, children’s literacy has been an important part of the community services agenda of the Lakewood/Long Beach Knights of Pythias, which last year collected and distributed more than 50,000 children’s books. From May 1 through June 1, the Knights, through its Children’s Charities program, and the Long Beach Public Library will…

Elementary school rings ceremonial bell to honor its Founder’s Day

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Students, teachers, alumni, parents, education officials, government representatives, and board members of Los Cerritos Elementary School joined together March 5 to celebrate the school’s Founder’s Day, which was organized by the school’s Parent-Teacher Association. Donald Beaver, principal of Los Cerritos Elementary School, conducted the ceremony, which included three speakers,…

How to parent boys

The public is invited to hear media literacy expert Jackson Katz, Ph.D., discuss “Parenting Boys: 21st Century Changes and Challenges” at Westerly School, 2950 East 29th Street, on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 6pm. Parents of both boys and girls are encouraged to attend the presentation. Topics to be addressed include: violence in media and…