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December 27, 2000
--Irma Lemus RANCHO DISTRICT -- David Starr Jordan Middle School teacher Jody Naus was honored as Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools. The teacher was one of 10 state educators honored Dec. 12 at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant in San Diego, district officials said. Naus, a sixth- and eighth-grade English and social science teacher, has been considered a driving force, working with teachers to implement content standards.
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April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- Friday was all Greek to the sixth-graders at Luther Burbank and David Starr Jordan middle schools, as students and teachers participated in the schools' Greek Festival. The outdoor festival of athletics, games, costumes and food corresponds with the Greek myths and ancient Greek history the students are studying in the classroom. Students wore costumes and competed in games from ancient Greece -- the long jump, shot put and discus.
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April 28, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- The high point of the year for sixth-graders at Luther Burbank Middle School is the annual Greek Festival. A series of lectures on ancient Greek civilization and Greek culture culminated Friday with an all-day festival in which students dressed in chitons -- loose Greek tunics -- cooked Greek foods, participated in a mini-Olympics competition and taught each other about pottery, drama and mask making. Diana Reynolds, sixth-grade teacher at Luther Burbank, said the event is rewarding for students and teachers.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 11, 2009
BURBANK — Overcast conditions and booming thunder Friday could not dampen the mood at the eighth annual Greek Festival, where sixth-graders traded in their usual garb for togas and laurels, played games and lunched on Mediterranean dishes. Jordan Middle School students took the Olympic oath and participated in a parade of banners before swapping their white gowns for physical education T-shirts and shorts. “Greeks did most of the games wearing nothing at all,” said Dion Mokhtari, 12. “Our P.E. uniforms are supposed to represent nudity.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 11, 2009
BURBANK — Overcast conditions and booming thunder Friday could not dampen the mood at the eighth annual Greek Festival, where sixth-graders traded in their usual garb for togas and laurels, played games and lunched on Mediterranean dishes. Jordan Middle School students took the Olympic oath and participated in a parade of banners before swapping their white gowns for physical education T-shirts and shorts. “Greeks did most of the games wearing nothing at all,” said Dion Mokhtari, 12. “Our P.E. uniforms are supposed to represent nudity.
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April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- Friday was all Greek to the sixth-graders at Luther Burbank and David Starr Jordan middle schools, as students and teachers participated in the schools' Greek Festival. The outdoor festival of athletics, games, costumes and food corresponds with the Greek myths and ancient Greek history the students are studying in the classroom. Students wore costumes and competed in games from ancient Greece -- the long jump, shot put and discus.
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April 28, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- The high point of the year for sixth-graders at Luther Burbank Middle School is the annual Greek Festival. A series of lectures on ancient Greek civilization and Greek culture culminated Friday with an all-day festival in which students dressed in chitons -- loose Greek tunics -- cooked Greek foods, participated in a mini-Olympics competition and taught each other about pottery, drama and mask making. Diana Reynolds, sixth-grade teacher at Luther Burbank, said the event is rewarding for students and teachers.
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December 27, 2000
--Irma Lemus RANCHO DISTRICT -- David Starr Jordan Middle School teacher Jody Naus was honored as Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools. The teacher was one of 10 state educators honored Dec. 12 at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant in San Diego, district officials said. Naus, a sixth- and eighth-grade English and social science teacher, has been considered a driving force, working with teachers to implement content standards.
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