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PUSD 7-28-2014
Pasadena Unified to File Suit to Maintain Local Connection with Charter Schools

In a move to ensure that local school districts have a say about the public school operations within the geographical area they serve, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously last Thursday to file a lawsuit to maintain the link between charter schools and the local school districts in which they operate. The district is challenging the actions of the Acton-Agua…

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Pasadena Unified Master Plan/Boundary Committee to Discuss Future Design of All District Attendance Boundaries

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board Master Plan/Boundary Committee will meet next week to continue their work examining current school attendance boundaries and how…

An 8-day Trip to Costa Rica for Ramona Convent Secondary School Students

Costa Rica3 PICS01 L-R: Melissa Morado, Anna Keledei, Marina Salazar, Unknown Tour Guide, Amber Bugarin, Samantha Montes, Erika Gomez, and Jourdan Zelaya (kneeling below) L-R: Melissa Morado, Erika Gomez Students from Ramona Convent Secondary School have recently returned from an enriching experience in Costa Rica. This 8-day trip…

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High School Students to Work with Renowned Local Researchers and Professionals

Twenty-nine high school students are stepping out of the classroom and into the real world to apply their knowledge to hands-on, cutting-edge research and professional…

Local Educator Get NEH Award to Attend the Religious Worlds of New York Summer Institute

Kimberly Medendorp pics01 Kimberley Medendorp Kimberly Medendorp, middle-school English teacher and co-executive director of the Peace & Justice Academy, was invited to apply to this prestigious gathering of religious leaders and educators based on her work in starting the nation’s first interfaith high school, right here in Pasadena.…

PUSD 6-27-2014
Pasadena Unified Board of Education Appoints Interim Superintendent

At a special closed session meeting June 26, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Deputy Superintendent Brian McDonald,…

Ramona Convent Secondary School Announces its Summer Session 2014

Ramona Convent Secondary School Summer School 6-19-2014 pics01 Ramona Convent Secondary School’s Summer Session curriculum is designed to prepare students for junior high and high school as well as to provide opportunities for enrichment for all students. In addition, some courses meet Ramona graduation requirements and are offered for credit. Ramona’s summer session…

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Pasadena Unified Teachers Win Local and National Accolades

L-R: Ravishanth Dev Anandhan (Sierra Madre Middle School), Mellason Chidester, (Longfellow Elementary School), Rose Evans (Pasadena High School), Maria A. Soto (Willard Elementary School) and…

Dr. Jennifer Smith Selected as Principal of Norma Coombs Alternative School

Norma Coombs Alternative School 6-12-2014 pics01 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that Jennifer Smith, Ed.D. has been named principal of Norma Coombs Alternative School. Dr. Smith has served as interim principal of Norma Coombs since August 2013. “Under Dr. Smith’s leadership, the Norma Coombs community…

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City Mourns Loss of Local Soldier in Afghanistan

Scott Studenmund graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School in 2008. He was killed last Monday in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of Flintridge Prep. The flags at local government buildings will be lowered to half-mast on Tuesday, June 17, as the city mourns the death of a 24-year-old Pasadena soldier in southern Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund was among the five American soldiers killed during a security operation last Monday, reports said. Investigators were looking into the likelihood that “friendly fire” was the cause of the death of the soldiers, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.…

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