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Megan at just age 9 is already spinning puns, spelling Ade as Aid to get her point across that she's raising money for a non-profit. Absolutely brilliant!
Just when you think the next generation is going to you know where in a hand basket, we hear the incredible news of a remarkable student whose selfless action should give us all a reason to smile broadly.   Megan Hakopian, a 9-year-old, 4th grade student at Oak Mesa, has donated $310 to David & Margaret Youth [...]
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If you were driving up Wheeler on Friday night and wondering what all the commotion was about, it was a love-fest on the lawn for Principal Karen Eberhart, who retired from Oak Mesa Elementary after admirably serving the school from 2001 to 2011. Current and former students, past and present PTA presidents, and admiring parents whose children [...]
After a decade as Oak Mesa’s beloved principal, Karen Eberhart will retire in June, capping an illustrious career as an educator. For 18 years, Eberhart was a middle school English teacher before serving four years as assistant vice principal. Then she was named principal of Oak Mesa in 2001. One yardstick to measure Eberhart’s impact on her [...]
What better way to celebrate Theodore Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) birthday and National Read Across America Day than reading a story about Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Arreguin’s first grade class at Oak Mesa Elementary in La Verne. Having just studied up on Honest Abe, the students were more than ready to answer a series of questions about [...]
La Verne’s Grace Miller always finds a way to ramp up Halloween excitement and some ghoulish good times, and this season is no exception. On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Fall Festival gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with a costume parade that begins at Kuns Park and ends at Grace Miller, where opening ceremonies kick off at [...]
Students look on in awe and amazement as the doves take flight. Instead of having a supersonic military flyover to commemorate 9/11, Oak Mesa Elementary School in La Verne decided to have a fly-up-and-over, releasing a flock of white doves from the school’s south playground “in memory of those many individuals trying to save the lives [...]
Rodeo Jewelers, located in the new Vons Center, recently sponsored an essay contest, encouraging students to write why they believe their mother deserved a special gift of jewelry that Rodeo Jewelers owner and designer Koko Vartanian was presenting to the winning essayist.   Of course, all moms deserve to win for all their love, affection hard work they show their [...]
While most La Verne students were in classrooms reading, writing and ciphering last Wednesday, the entire student body of Oak Mesa Elementary was playing hooky at the beach – and it was the principal’s idea. Principal Karen Eberhart had promised Oak Mesa students that if they improved their annual state test scores by 25 points, they [...]