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La Canada High School Senior Alice Zhai Rewarded for Unmatched Achievement

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 Meteorological Society. Highlights • Published in Environmental Research Letters • Conference Presentation at 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology,…

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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…

Waverly Middle School: When Students Do the Teaching

Waverly School 6-17-2014 PICS01 Waverly middle school students took over teaching classes last June 2nd! In C Block Science, George and Isabella taught the students how to extract their own DNA using salt water, dish soap, alcohol, and food coloring. Hunter was able to extract quite an impressive strand…

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Mayfield Junior School’s 7th Graders Create Natural History Museum

How well does one know the local history and environment? How does personal histories, experiences and interests fit into the bigger picture? Mayfield’s 7th graders were tasked with exploring this connection and creating Mayfield’s first Natural History Museum for their 2014 Culminating Project. To focus their research and collect and organize materials as the curator of an interactive exhibit, the students first identified a personal “encounter” they had with either a historical or ecological element in the local environment. This experience then became the departure point for uncovering the historical/cultural or environmental context behind it. Using the web and printed…

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