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Saint Elizabeth’s 3rd Grade Class Visit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

On November 13th Saint Elizabeth’s third grade class had the opportunity to visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. This hidden gem is a terrific place for students to grow in their investigative and critical thinking skills. They had a 90 minute presentation in the Aquatic Nursery. Here the students were placed into three groups where they learned about different habitats, animal adaptations, and…

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Westridge School: English and Orchestra Collaboration Inspires Non-traditional Problem Solving

English and orchestra aren’t typically thought of together, that was precisely the logic behind two innovative, interdisciplinary projects this fall. Seventh Grade English, Middle School…

St. Rita School Congratulates its Varsity Speech Team

St. Rita School 12-5-2014 1st pics01 St. Rita School congratulates its Varsity Speech Team on a great showing at the La Salle High School Speech & Debate Invitational. Twenty-one students participated along with students from St. Philip, St. Luke, Holy Angels, High Point Academy, Nova42 Academy and Chandler. Everyone did an…

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St. Francis High School Faculty and Staff Participates in Technology-in-Service Workshop

A commitment to excellence! Members of the St. Francis High School faculty and staff came together to complete a very productive technology in-service that will…

St. Francis High School Robotics Team Brobot’s Outstanding Performance

St. Francis High School 11-24-2014 1st pics01 Congratulations on an outstanding performance from St. Francis High School’s Robotics Team as they completed this past weekend in their second competition this season at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes. Team 4800 placed 3rd out of 33 teams at the qualification matches. Two teams advanced…

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Pasadena High School: Chellam E. Nayar 2015 Semi National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Congratulations Chellam E. Nayar on earning the 2015 Semi National Merit Scholarship Finalist!! The National Merit Scholarship Program has now determined which of the 16,000…

Alverno High School Freshman Recognized by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

2014-11-04-Victoria-Chen-740x400-copy Alverno High School freshman Victoria Chen was recently recognized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for achieving extraordinary scores on the Center’s annual School and College Ability Test (SCAT). Chen scored in the 99th percentile in both the verbal and quantitative sections of…

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Senior Named Semifinalist in National Achievement Scholarship Program

Ashley studying in AP statistics. Senior Ashley Wells placed in the top 10% of all Black Americans who took the PSAT in 2013. She has…

Mayfield Junior School: “Science All Around Us!”

MJS 10-28-2014 1st pics01 When one lives in Southern California, they don’t have to look far to find amazing places devoted to science, scientific discovery and education. Cal Tech, JPL and the Griffith Observatory are all close by and perhaps a little too easy to take for granted. MJS…

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Clairbourn School – Third Grade Market Day: Economy Studies

The third-graders at Clairbourn have been learning about Economic Systems and Economic Reasoning. Through their studies, they are gaining an understanding of terms like “capital resources” and “opportunity cost,” and through classroom activities, they are experiencing first-hand how an economy works. The third grade classrooms are set up to function according to an economic model. Students apply for class jobs, secure letters of recommendation from previous teachers, and receive a weekly salary. Students cash their checks at the classroom bank and receive classroom currency in exchange. They use this currency to pay classroom taxes and occasional fines, and learn how…

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