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PUSD To Host Early Education Extravaganza

Families can register prospective kindergarten students and learn how to get ready for the first day of school at the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Early Education Extravaganza on Wednesday, March 25. Parents and incoming students can meet PUSD kindergarten teachers, discover summer “kinder prep” options and learn about district preschool options. The Early Education Extravaganza will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.…

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Nation’s Only Merit-Based High School Scholarship for Gifted Seeks Applicants

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is calling for gifted students nationwide to apply for a Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship, the only merit-based, need-blind…

Pasadena Waldorf School: History Through Music

PWS 3-13-2015 pics01 Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) Eleventh grade recently participated in a very special main lesson block: History through Music, taught by the wonderful and talented Jeff Spade. Mr. Spade was kind enough to travel all the way from the Steiner School in New York City to…

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Mayfield Junior School: Native American Scholars

Mayfield Junior School’s elementary building was abuzz with excitement last week as the Third Grade exhibited their Native American projects to fellow students, faculty and…

Assumption School to Participate in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Academic Decathlon

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School On March 7, 2015, Assumption School will join with nearly 115 other Catholic schools from the Archdiocese at the Junior High Academic Decathlon at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in grades 6-8. There are ten events. Two are…

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Pasadena High School Science Fair 2015 Finalist

Pasadena High School (PHS) congratulates its students Zoe Zawol 9th, Kenice Washington 10th, Kenneth Prado 10th& Megan McCreight 11th who interviewed for the Science Fair…

St. Rita School Spelling Bee Finalist!

Alessandra Soto PICS01 St. Rita Grade Student, Alessandra Soto placed in the top third in the recent Scripps Spelling Bee district finals. St. Rita School students participate with over 23,000 students in Southern California in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee. Ali competed in the Scripps Spelling Bee against…

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Stop-motion Mitosis: Westridge’ 7th Grade Project Combines Study of Engineering, Digital Media and Science

Westridge School’s Seventh Grade teacher Barbra Chabot is always looking for ways to bring engineering into her science curriculum. A few years ago, she figured…

John Muir’s Kimberly Mejia Wins $1000 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

John Muir High School 2-16-2015 pic01 John Muir High School congratulates senior Kimberly Mejia, for winning the $1,000 Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship! John Muir High School, 1905 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5600 or visit muir.pasadenausd.org.

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Freeze Frame! Liquid Nitrogen STEM Activity: Clairbourn Kindergarteners Study Melting

Have you ever heard a flower crackle like broken glass as it is frozen solid and shattered into tiny pieces, or seen a soft, squishy orange segment broken into hundreds of pulpy-pieces after going into a quick deep-freeze? How about a balloon filled with warm air reduced to a cracked and shriveled shell in seconds? Have you ever enjoyed ice-cream made in moments or created a dramatic fog-effect? Kindergarteners at Clairbourn had all these experiences in a hands-on lab designed to spark their interest science and the natural world. The awesome substance capable of causing these cooling effects is liquid…

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