January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Skate Part

I was doing some YouTube research and would you believe the top-ranked videos for the keywords "Hollywood High" are folks using the school grounds as a skate part--videos documenting the various skaters who come to show off their talents. I'm slightly of mixed-feelings about this, but I do remember being a very young kid once...so it's logical to embrace the reality that Hollywood High doubles as a skate park. But this video just amazed me...how does he do it?…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 26, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What a Special 90th Birthday!

What an amazing lady we have here! Doris Hendley Furness is a dear friend of the HHSAA and her grand daughter Wendy Deming reached out to us with this great message:

Mr. Spencer,


Thank you so much for helping make…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Stack of Mail

I have been losing sleep over this because there never seems to be enough time during an average day to completely do all the volunteer work that I want to do, let along that has to be done without fail.

Tonight I've sent out a huge stack of press releases announcing that the Hollywood High School has been officially listed on the…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 24, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments

My Life in Lights - Growing up at Hollywood High - By Mary Melton (From Los Angeles Magazine)

Every opera house has a phantom, every theater its ghost. The drama students at Hollywood High School have, for as many years as anyone can recall, shared their auditorium with Olivia. While crossing the stage in a Christmas processional, the story goes, Olivia burned to death when the candle she carried lit her papier-mache dress. Her spirit ascended into the catwalk above the…


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Do You Wikipedia?

I was very impressed to see that our listing in the National Register of Historic Places was posted so quickly on Wikipedia. I also wanted to encourage you, if you like to Wiki, to review and update our page on Wikipedia. Possible content is far greater than what is actually on there. I'd love to see this page grow and encompass the depth of valuable information really out there about our school.

If you have the desire to Wiki, please go here and make some valuable…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 24, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Hollywood High School Listed in the National Register of Historic Places




4821 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood,CA 91601

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Hollywood High School Listed in the National Register of Historic Places…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Today's "Then and Now" from Joan deCC Deibert


2011 and still looking…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 21, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Hollywood High School's Very Own H20 Performing at the LA Clippers Game

Come see The Clippers and watch Hollywood High School's H20 perform.

Support our students and music!

March 14, 2012 at the Staples Center

Tickets are a mere $20 and available at the Magnet Office and online at www.hollywoodhightickets.com

Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 20, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

In Loving Remembrance of James Gordon Greenfield (belated news)

James Gordon Greenfield, born Sept. 25th, 1922 died on July 9th, 1956 in San Bernardino, California due to an automobile accident.
James is survived by his wife, Audrey Jean Greenfield of Lakewood, California
son James Gordon Greenfield Jr 4 years old
daughters Shirley Ann Greenfield 5 years old
Paula Elaine 2 years old
and Jean 10 years old.
Services were held on July 12th, 1956 at Mottell and Peak…

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The Law of Compensation

Somebody says, "Well, I can't be concerned about other people. About the best I can do is to take care of myself." Well, then you will always be poor.

You Get What You Give

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his essay,…


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In Loving Remembrance of Ruth Lovina Galbreath

Woodbury, CT-- Ruth Lovina Galbreath, 92, died April 11, 2005 at Bridgeport Hospital.

Miss Galbreath was born June 24, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Galbreath and sister, to the late Dorothy Gertrude Schlieper.

She was a member of Eastern Star and a volunteer for the American Red Cross during WWII.  She worked as a companion and caregiver all of her life retiring to NM in 1975.  In 2001, she moved to CT to be with her…


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Success is not a miracle. Nor is it a matter of luck. Everything happens for a reason, good or bad, positive or negative. When you are absolutely clear about what you want, you only need to copy others who have achieved it before you, and you will eventually get the same results that they…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 12, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Respecting Our Differences

There are generalizations about all generations but be very careful not to accept negative stereotypes, because those in the Silent or Traditional generation are not necessarily inept at programming the VCR, and all Millennials are not short on work ethic. Accurate insights into each other based…


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Please Do These 3 Things

1. Surround themselves with positive people who believe that this life is not all that there is. Personally, I find this at my local church. This email goes out to thousands of people all over the world. I know we don't share the same faith in all cases. This message is not about my faith. It is…

Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 5, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Einstein and his Chauffeur

When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he

usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work.

One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner.

Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein

in looks & manner) that he was tired of speech making.

"I have an idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this

speech so many times. I'll bet I could give…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 3, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

10 Golden Rules for Writing the Perfect Email

1. Hone your subject line

Try to be more specific. Instead of giving your email the name 'Byrne project', call it 'Byrne project: new deadline for phase 2'. Your email is already more interesting than most.

2. Don't bury the lead

If you want to annoy people, make them read three…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 3, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

Members Reconnecting through the Hollywood High School Alumni Association

I am pleased to report that our Lost Connections program is working well. 

Donna Dee Joiner (Shaw) was recently reconnected to her friends George and Dottie Sprotte through our remailing program.

The program is a good one for maintaining the 100% confidential nature of our membership list.

If you’d like to reach a member of the Hollywood High School Alumni Association, you can send a copy of your letter and a postage stamp for each person you’d…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on January 2, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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