Edison recognized as a California Distinguished School

first_imgHomeNewsEducationEdison recognized as a California Distinguished School Feb. 17, 2020 at 6:00 amEducationFeaturedNewsEdison recognized as a California Distinguished SchoolBrennon Dixson1 year agoCalifornia Distinguishededisonrecognized Santa Monica’s Edison Language Academy has been recognized by the California Department of Education as a 2020 California Distinguished School.Edison, which also earned the award in 2018, was one of the 324 elementary schools that received the honor in the state this year, according to district officials, who said the Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools based on their performance and progress on a multitude of state indicators. Elementary schools and middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years; therefore, awardees hold the title for two years.Of the many factors that the school was evaluated on, district staff cited the performance of Edison’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress exams as one of the key reasons why it was able to once again be named a California Distinguished School.This year marks Edison’s 34th year as a dual immersion school, meaning all attending students learn to speak, read and write in both English and Spanish, according to Edison Principal Lori Orum. “As you probably know, we have a really excellent school district so all the classrooms in our school district look pretty enriched, but the difference in a dual immersion classroom is the kids are getting immersed in Spanish very heavily for the first few years.”Using a 90-10 model, students at the local Title 1 school study the same curriculum and content as their peers do at other public elementary schools across California, but 90 percent of Edison’s instruction from transitional kindergarten through first grade is in Spanish, Orum said. “But we are also developing English at each step so these kids end up having like a double block of literacy since they’re getting sort of twice as much literacy, reading and writing instruction.”And while the testing results are something to be proud of, Orum is quick to tout the long-term effects of the program like the increased rates of high school and college graduates.“And then there’s a lot of socio-cultural competence that you’re also building,” Orum said as she detailed how research has shown that kids tend to perform better in a diverse group.“If you look at the trajectory over many years, you can see the direction that we’re going in has been trending up for quite a while,” Orum said, expressing how proud she is of every Edison staff member — each of whom have continuously proven to be dedicated and determined to provide every student with a pathway to success.“We really had to work hard to prove that you could make great things happen for kids in this model, and we figured out how to do it and it’s lovely to get the recognition instead of having to defend your test scores or your program,” Orum said.“We’re lucky to be in a district that’s made this kind of investment over the years and has provided us with the infrastructure to succeed,” she added. “You know, I always say, ‘If we can’t make use of the model, nobody can,’ because we have all the advantages going for us.”Tags :California Distinguishededisonrecognizedshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPrimer: Police scanner encryptionMan assaulted while sleeping in Mid-City alleyYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

Virgie Iles

first_img She lived her life to the fullest and was always the life of the party.Most people feel they are fortunate to have met her because she shared her joy wherever she went.She is preceded in death by her father and her brother Herbert Turner, Jr.She is survived by her two daughters Classonia (husband Damion Prier) and Carronia and her grandson Isaac Stelly.Her mother Classie Williams, Sisters Brenda Normand and Patricia Iles.Due to COVID-19, there will be an invitation only memorial service on August 22, 2020 at Holy Family of Nazareth.There will be no viewing. Next UpGrowing up in Port Arthur, Texas, Virgie was an active member of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Catholic church.She retired early from the United States Postal Service in 2004 due to her kidney condition.She moved to Irving, Texas in 2007 to be closer to her two daughters. Virgie Iles, 66, passed away in her sleep in the early hours of July 29,2020 at her home with her family.Born in Port Arthur, Texas, she was the daughter of James Iles and Classie Williams.She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School c/o 72 and later Lamar State College Port Arthur Accounting.center_img She became a member of the Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church where she was a lector, alter guild member, eucharistic minister and a teacher for catholic studies.She was also part of the St. Luke Catholic Senior Group.Her greatest enjoyments were family, friends, food, and the casino.She will be remembered for her infectious smile and exuberant spirit.last_img read more

Knight Frank Affordable Housing Review 2009

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D. Turner calls on Enerpac for transformer move

first_imgD. Turner & Son was tasked with the replacement of two transformers located in the building’s basement. Access to the equipment involved negotiating a 3 m drop.The Lancashire-based company used a platform supported on spreader beams and Enerpac climbing jacks and cribbing to raise and lower the transformers.Measuring 4 m x 2.2 m x 1.8 m, the units were then moved along an access corridor on an Enerpac LH400 skidding system.Part of the Enerpac HSK-Series skidding systems range, the modular design of the LH400 system allows for quick setup, said Enerpac. Loads are moved by hydraulic push-pull units, travelling over special PTFE-coated pads placed on the skid tracks to reduce friction.www.enerpac.comwww.dturnerandson.co.uklast_img read more

Malditas bows to Myanmar in SEAG football bronze game

first_imgAfter a scoreless opening half, theMalditas claimed a 1-0 advantage early in the second half with QuinleyQuezada’s close-range conversion at the 57th minute. The lead was nearly doubledbut Sarina Bolden’s hit was ruled as offside. Myanmar was able to tie the score at1-all with Myanmar’s substitute July Kyaw taking advantage of Malditasgoalkeeper Inna Palacios’ off-guard to convert a header at the 78th minute. With the heartbreaking come-from-behinddefeat, the national women’s football team extended its medal drought in theSEA Games to 34 years. Two minutes later, Myanmar snatched theone goal edge with Yee Yee Oo hitting one from close range. The Filipinas triedhard to mount a comeback, but could not find a decent attempt.center_img MANILA – The Philippine Malditas fellshort of a bronze medal finish following a close 2-1 defeat to Myanmar in the30th Southeast Asian Games women’s football bronze medal match at the RizalMemorial Football Stadium. Vietnam emerged as women’s footballchampion after defeating Thailand in the gold medal match, 1-0. Pham Hai Yenprovided the game-winning goal for the six-time champions Vietnam./PNlast_img read more

Jamar Moore Named Gulf South Conference Player of the Week

first_img Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida men’s basketball player Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC (Thomasville HS) was named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Wednesday.Moore led the Argos to a 2-0 opening week recording wins over regional opponents Lynn, 77-75 in overtime, and Barry, 65-58, at the Tom Thumb GSC/SSC Crossover. The Coolidge, Ga. native scored 38 points, a game high 23 against Lynn, with 15 rebounds and 12 assists. Moore highlighted his week by tipping in the game winning shot as time expired in overtime against the Fighting Knights.The West Florida men’s basketball team will be back in action Wednesday November 16 against Montevallo at the UWF Field House. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. For live stats and audio as well as information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Jamar Moore Named Gulf South Conference Player of the Weekcenter_img Jamar Moore named GSC Player of the Week (Photo by John Blackie) last_img read more

Espanyol confirm interest in Jese Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Reyes

first_imgEspanyol CEO Ramon Robert has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid.  However, he is hopeful that Espanyol will be able to take a leap forward next season as they look to build an ambitious project under their new Chinese owners.  Upd. at 20:07 He added: “We haven’t set an exact budget for transfers.  20/06/2016 Robert confirmed the club “would love to have him back” but was unable to offer guarantees.  “[Reyes] is on our list,” Robert added, before saying that there are also several other potential targets.  Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Cornella-El Prat, is also wanted back, although much will depend on Real Madrid’s plans for the midfielder.  Seveal other players names also came up, including Jose Antonio Reyes, whose contract at Sevilla is about to expire. center_img CEST Robert revealed there is interest, although he played down suggestions the deal is at an advanced stage.  “We’re looking at many opportunities, some require purchasing, while others are free. J.C Garcia, Sport EN SPORT revealed last week that the club are confident of landing the forward on loan after positive talks between the player and Quique Sanchez Flores.  “He is an option,” he admitted. “I don’t know if he’ll be an Espanyol player, but he’s not about to join yet. It would be a pleasure to have him.” “We know what squad we want for next season in order to make the jump. If there’s a good chance [of signing a target] then won’t let it escape.”last_img read more

Nikki Bella rubbishes rumours that she broke up with John Cena for TV ratings

first_imgAdvertisement mwk1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7xxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2ttrctq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cputgWould you ever consider trying this?😱4lCan your students do this? 🌚55y1xpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Following her attacks on Ronda Rousey this past Monday Night on RAW, Nikki Bella is back in the spotlight but this time off camera. The former two-time Divas Champion has slammed latest accusations that her break up with ex-fiance John Cena was fake and she did it for TV ratings.Nikki and Cena ended their relationship earlier this year in April 2018. The couple had been together for six years and were engaged to be married before the duo decided to officially part ways.Advertisement Nikki responded to the ongoing rumours and said that she had been deeply hurt by these claims and felt like the critics were “literally just knifing it and just churning it”. In her defence, the 34 year old justified that she wasn’t prepared to sacrifice her career and ambitions for a relationship that required one of them to stop working.During her time away from WWE, Bella has had a very prosperous stint as an entrepreneur along with her sister, Brie as the Twins have successfully built up their business and Women’s clothing brand, Birdiebee.Advertisement After dropping their friendship with Ronda Rousey last week, the next stop for the Bella Twins is the first ever all women’s PPV, WWE Evolution. Nikki has landed a one-on-one title opportunity against Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship at the Nassau Coliseum on October 28 in Uniondale, NY.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Smoke Eaters Take 2-0 Series Lead With 5-4 Victory In Vernon

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters used just 12 seconds of overtime with Owen Ozar playing the hero to give the visitors a 5-4 victory and a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Saturday night. The Smoke Eaters were first on the scoreboard for the fifth time in the postseason as Braeden Tuck finished off a nice play and scored in his fourth straight game to give Trail a lead midway through the opening period. Carter Jones made a nice pass from the right boards to a streaking Tuck who tapped it in on his backhand for his 4th goal of the playoffs and a 1-0 Smoke Eaters lead at the 10:09 mark of the period. The period started to take a run of special teams play and it was the Vipers who took advantage of that with a pair of power play goals beginning at 16:01 with Teddy Wooding tipping in a shot. Wooding got a pass from the left-wing side from defender Carver Watson and deflected in the puck on the glove side of Smoke Eaters goaltender Donovan Buskey to tie the game at 1-1. Vernon added a late goal in the opening period to get their first lead of the game coming with just 18 seconds remaining in the period and came courtesy of another power play. Jack Judson took a right point shot that was deflected by Matt Kowalski in the right face-off circle and past the glove side of Buskey for a 2-1 Vipers lead heading into the dressing room. The Smoke Eaters fought back and scored three unanswered goals, beginning with a tying goal at the 14:48 mark of the middle stanza. Owen Ozar collected a loose puck after a scramble on the right side and had his shot slide through the glove side of Vipers goaltender Aidan Porter and hit the post before Trevor Zins banged in the puck for his 2nd goal of the playoffs and a 2-2 tie heading into the final regulation period. Trail continued to apply pressure in the 3rd period and earned their second lead of the game on a strong defensive play by Tuck that turned into a goal. The Smoke Eaters captain stripped a Viper of the puck inside of the offensive zone and set up Carter Jones with a pass on the glove side for his 3rd goal of the playoffs and a 3-2 lead coming at 6:24 mark of the 3rd frame. The depth of scoring continued for the Smoke Eaters as they took a two-goal lead midway through the 3rd period from an unlikely source of offence. Trail won a face-off in the offensive zone as Luke Gallagher passed to the left point for Kyle Budvarson who beat Porter with a shot through traffic for his 1st career BCHL playoff goal at the 9:29 mark for a 4-2 lead. The Vipers roared back late in regulation and scored twice in a span of 31 seconds to tie the game, beginning with a Connor Marritt deflection at the 18:54 mark to get Vernon within a goal. Marritt deflected a Michael Young point shot from the right side over the blocker side shoulder of Buskey to cut the deficit to 4-3 with just over a minute remaining. Vernon got Porter to bench again and found a way to get the puck through to even the score at 4-4 at the 19:25 mark of the period. Young got a pass from Judson at the top of the left circle and hit a one-time shot through the blocker side of Buskey to even the score and force overtime in Game #2.  The overtime frame did not take long to decide a winner as just 12 seconds into the extra period, the Smoke Eaters earned a 2-0 series lead. Owen Ozar wound his way through center ice, cutting inside the blue line and let a shot go from just outside of the slot to beat Porter on the glove side for his 2nd goal of the playoffs and propel Trail to a 5-4 overtime win. Donovan Buskey stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced in his 6th win of the playoffs while Aidan Porter turned aside 16 of the 21 shots thrown his way in his 3rd loss of the postseason. FINAL SCORE: 5-4 Smoke Eaters (OT)SHOTS ON GOAL: 30-21 VipersSMOKE EATERS PP: 0/6SMOKE EATERS PK: 3/53 STARS:1) Owen Ozar (1-1-2)2) Braeden Tuck (1-3-4)3) Michael Young (1-2-3)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Connor Marritt (1-0-1)ATTENDANCE: 2,063 The Smoke Eaters head back home with a 2-0 series lead and look to continue their success on home ice in Game #3 of the Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM from the Trail Memorial Centre with tickets available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters Main Office as well as at the door ahead of the opening face-off.last_img read more

Galway handballers prevail in Aon Bhalla Inis Mór

first_imgLast weekend, Inis Mór handball club hosted theirannual Aon Bhalla Inis Mór tournament. This one wall competition has proven tobe popular among players and supporters. With over 250 games taking place this week,this event was another successful one. The Men’s Open sawBen Devlin from Louth defeat Wexford’s Galen Riordan in the final. There wasstrong Galway interest in this event as home player Peter Donohue reached thesemi final after beating number one seed James Prentice in the quarter finals.Abbeyknockmoy’s Jamie Kelly was beaten by eventual champion Devlin in thesecond semi final. Mikey Kelly (far right) beat Conor Hession (far left) in the Boys U15 tournament. In the Women’s Open Ciara Mahon was victorious forthe second year running after beating Cuileann Burke of Mayo in the final.Burke defeated Galway handballer Ashling Mullen in the semi final stage. There was Galway success in this tournament withMikey Kelly claiming the Boys U15 title. The Abbeyknockmoy handballer beat prevailedin what was an all Galway showpiece event. Annaghdown’s Conor Hession finishedrunner up as Kelly responded from his defeat in the Junior Nationals final. SeamusO Conghaile won the Men’s B title while Gavin Kelly claimed victory in the U13tournament. Bertie O Donnchadh won the Boys U11 tournament as Niamh Ní Ghionnáinwon the Girls U9 event. Linda Seoighe, Ryan O Tuathail, Emma Kinane, ConorHession and Ava Sweeney were among the runners up. Ava Sweeney (left) finished as runner up in the Girls U13 final. Overall it was another successful hosting of the tournament with Annaghdown Handball club hosting their One Wall tournament this weekend. Ella Sweeney reached the final of the Girls U11 competition.  ResultsMen’s Open Ben Devlin (Lú) dft Galen Riordan (Loch GormanWomen’s Open Ciara Mahon (CC) dft Cuileann Burke (MaighEo)Men’s B Seamús O Conghaile dft Paul Ó ConghaileMen’s C Anthony Fitzgerald dft Niall DelanyMasters Barrie McCoy dft Billy CaddellWomen’s C Michelle McCoy dft Linda SeoigheBoys U17 Mark Doyle dft Ryan O TuathailBoys U15Mikey Kelly dft Conor HessionGirls U15Clodagh Munroe dft Emma KinaneBoys U13Gavin Kelly dft Shea MunroeGirls U13Cleonna Ní Dhuileáin dft Ava SweeneyGirls U11Tamia Kelly dft Ella SweeneyBoys U11Bertie O Donnchadh dft Eoin O DioráinBoys U9Mark McCoy dft Adam HanleyGirls U9Niamh Ní Ghionnáin dft Maeve Ní Dhonnchadhprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more