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Helping Hands for Hand-Held Devices

Electronically savvy students from San Marino High School will be available on Monday night, May 12th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Crowell Public Library’s Thornton Room to help people figure out how to use their hand-held devices. Lots of people have their own iPods, Androids, tablets, iPhones, and other devices, but they can’t figure out some of the features. The teen volunteers are pretty…

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School Congratulates its Odyssey of the Mind Team

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ABVM) School congratulates its Odyssey of the mind – division II Structure Team. The team traveled to Brentwood, Northern…

Pasadena Waldorf School’s Grade Five Trip to Big Sur

Pasadena Waldorf School 4-9-2014 pics01 Allow me to begin by sharing a single picture about the gesture of the fifth grade. For that I will ask you to hold a seed, or imagine that you are doing so, then take a moment in silence and realize that seed’s potential through…

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Chandler School: Living Wax Museum

Chandler School Fourth-graders recently presented a “living wax museum.” Standing patiently in place dressed as a historical figure of their choosing, students recited a prepared…

Holy Family School’s Literature Tea

Holy Family Literature Tea 4-4-2014 pics01 Holy Family School Third Graders portrayed characters from classic books such as Captain Ahab in Moby Dick and Jo March in Little Women. The event was held on Thursday, April 3rd. The literary celebration was highlighted with a special “tea” of homemade desserts. Click here…

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St. Monica Academy’s 7th-8th Grade Science Fair

St. Monica Academy’s annual 7th-8th grade Science Fair took place on Tuesday, March 11th in Ross Chapel. The students did a great job, with many…

Pasadena Unified’s Washington Elementary STEM Magnet to Showcase Transformed Campus

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet pics01 Washington Elementary STEM Magnet in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will host an evening of fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities at its STEM night on Wednesday, March 26. One of four PUSD schools benefiting from a three-year federal magnet…

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Chandler School Fourth Graders on STEAM Research

Fourth-graders perform research for their STEAM project: designing and building miniature Rose Parade floats based on a chosen element of California history. Chandler School, 1005…

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh My – First Graders Create Animal Reports

Clairbourn School pics01 My 1A class at Clairbourn has been studying different types of animals in our vertebrate/invertebrate unit these past three months. We recently completed our Animal Reports–the culmination of all the students have been learning. Each child had the opportunity to research and report on an…

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St. Elizabeth School Teacher Training and Staff Development

Teacher training and staff development are essential to maintain highly qualified teachers. Last weekend, seven of St. Elizabeth Parish School faculty and staff attended the Inclusion Conference at LMU. The teachers found the sessions extremely informative with tools that can readily be used in the classroom. This Friday and Saturday, the faculty will be attending the Los Angeles Archdiocese Religious Education Congress. The seminars they attend are designed to enrich their knowledge and understanding of Religion pedagogy. Additionally, the seminars fulfill requirements toward their renewed catechesis certification. St. Elizabeth Parish School teachers are so dedicated to ongoing education to stay apprised…

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