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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 they can be improved to better serve all of PUSD’s students and schools. The discussions at these committee meetings will lead to recommendations to the full board about the realignment of attendance boundaries for district schools. The next meeting will…

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

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…

High School Students to Work with Renowned Local Researchers and Professionals

Institute for Educational Advancement 7-7-2014 pics01 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 projects with renowned local scientists, doctors, professors and experts over the next two months in Pasadena and Los Angeles. The…

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

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…

Pasadena Unified Board of Education Appoints Interim Superintendent

PUSD 6-27-2014 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, Ed.D., as Interim Superintendent until further notice. The appointment will take effect when Superintendent Jon Gundry’s impending resignation is effective.…

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Ramona Convent Secondary School Announces its Summer Session 2014

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…

Pasadena Unified Teachers Win Local and National Accolades

PUSD 6-13-2014 pics01 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 Kaiulani Sallas Venable (Jefferson Elementary School). Photo courtesy PUSD Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) teachers have been recently acknowledged as…

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

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.…

City Mourns Loss of Local Soldier in Afghanistan

scott-studenmund-6-11-2014 pics01 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…

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St. Francis High School Crowned National Sports Medicine Champion

The American Academic Competition Institute (AACI) recently released the results of the 3rd Annual National High School Sports Medicine Championships that took place on May 19, 2014. AACI’s goal is to give students from across the nation an opportunity to excel in their chosen areas of study through online competition and testing. Therefore, AACI developed the online National High School Sports Medicine Championships to help test and celebrate high school students’ Sports Medicine/Athletic Training knowledge. Hundreds of students from high schools all across the country competed in this year’s national championships after qualifying from a field of thousands of students…

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