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A Unique Start to a Unique Year at Flintridge Prep

On Tuesday, September 2, the first-day hustle and bustle was different than at other schools. Book Day, a tradition at Flintridge Prep, is the day new students go through an orientation with their peer counselors. As they do every year, they joined returning students to find their lockers and receive their books, starting at the heart of campus, the Chandramohan Library. By about 10:30, everyone…

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Meet St. Philip the Apostle School’s New Student Council

St. Philip the Apostle School’s first Monday Morning Assembly took place this morning led by its new Student Council. Each year, student council officers are…

La Canada High School Senior Alice Zhai Rewarded for Unmatched Achievement

La Canada High School 8-29-2014 pics01 La Cañada High School Student Alice Zhai’s peer-reviewed journal article “Dependency of U.S. Hurricane Loss on Maximum Wind Speed and Storm Size,” recently gained recognition after the article was published in Environmental Research Letters and presented at the 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical American…

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Poly’s New Head of School John Bracker Welcomes Upper School Students

John Bracker, Poly’s new head of school, welcomed Upper School students back to campus yesterday for their first day of school. Lower and Middle School…

High Point Academy Announces Changes in the World Language Department

HPA 8-27-2014 pics01 High Point Academy would like to announce a change in the World Language Program. After much research and consideration, it has decided to offer Spanish instead French to its kinder-third grade students. Students will continue to have a choice of taking Spanish or French beginning…

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Mayfield Junior School Welcomes Back its Faculty for 2014-15

Mayfield Junior School of the Child Jesus welcomes back its faculty, as there is only one more week until the start of the 2014-2015 school…

Pasadena Unified Names Don Benito Principal Julianne Reynoso as Executive Director, Elementary

2014-07-26-Julliane-Reynoso-PICS01-copy Julianne S. Reynoso. Photo courtesy PUSD The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) today announced that Don Benito Fundamental Elementary School Principal Julianne S. Reynoso has been named Executive Director of the district’s elementary schools. She replaces Kathy Onoye, Ed.D., who retires July 31 after 43…

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Ramona Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Dr. Jing Dr. Jing is a highly qualified educator with over 20 years of teaching experience at both the high school and college level, including…

Clairbourn School Students Conduct Global Warming Experiments

2014-07-09-Clairbourn-PICS01-copy Students in Clairbourn School’s Space and Environmental Science class conducted an experiment related to global warming yesterday. It involved a flame, a balloon filled with water, and another balloon filled with with air. When a flame is applied to each balloon, the water balloon (representing…

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St. Rita School’s Isaac Martinez Placed 6th in the Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament

St. Rita’s Isaac Martinez had a fantastic time at the Speech and Debate Nationals last week in Overland Park, Kansas! Isaac competed in two categories and made it all the way to the finals. He placed 6th in Storytelling with ‘Miss Nelson is Missing.’ He learned a lot and made new friends, too. There were approximately 750 middle schoolers from around the country and about 1200 competition entries. The Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament is the largest middle school speech and debate contest in the country. This open invitational tournament draws hundreds of students every year from across…

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