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Mayfield Junior School: Back to School

The Mayfield Junior School campus was once again filled with happy students ready for all that awaits in the new school year. Wearing big smiles, students spent their first moments back hugging friends and teachers and welcoming new students. New kindergarteners and their parents arrived wide-eyed but ready and excited to meet their teachers. Before classes began everyone gathered for Morning Prayer led by the…

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Poly Sixth-Graders: Splish splash

Poly Sixth-graders were charged this week with a water distribution project. Students engineered a device using cardboard, tape, tubing – and not much else –…

Summer Sale

Clairbourn School 9-3-2014 pics01 It’s all about the Washingtons and Lincolns. First and second-grade students in Clairbourn School’s Money Sense class profited in more than one way from their studies this summer. For five weeks the class learned to distinguish monetary denominations and the value of money. They then…

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Flintridge Prep Celebrates Middle School Promotion

At the 8th Grade Promotion and Middle School Awards Ceremony, administration, faculty and parents took time to celebrate the achievements of middle school students and…

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School State of the School Video

Assumption School State of the School Video 6-19-2014 1st See the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School students at work. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community School, 2660 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-2089 or visit school.abvmpasadena.org.  

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Pasadena Waldorf School’s 9th Grade Students on their Trip to Yosemite National Park

The Pasadena Waldorf School ninth grade trip this year followed the tradition of its lead class through a trip to Yosemite National Park. High School…

St. Francis High School Students Brings Church History to Life

St. Francis High School 6-6-2014 pics01 St. Francis High School Students bring Church history to life in Mr. Fredette’s freshmen religion class. St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, (818) 790-0325 or visit http://www.sfhs.net/

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Westridge School’s Students Presents Various Science Research Projects

What an exciting day at Westridge! Senior Research in Science students recently presented their research, the 7th Grade continued on in their Soil Unit, and…

Waverly School’s Purple Parrots Visits Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Waverly School 5-28-2014 1st PICS01 On May 22nd, Waverly’s Purple Parrots spent the day at the https://www.facebook.com/CabrilloMarineAquarium! They explored the tanks, nurseries, educational exhibits and tidepools–what a fantastic adventure! The Waverly School, 67 West Bellevue Drive, Pasadena, (626) 792-5940 or visit thewaverlyschool.org.  

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Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In the TED video below, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success. Interestingly, freshman English teacher Mrs. Tracy Traver has conducted similar research here at St. Francis as part of her master’s degree program. Mrs. Traver’s research topic was The Importance of Scholarly Habits at the High School Level. Using Duckworth’s research, Mrs. Traver surveyed the…

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