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St. Elizabeth Parish School: Tamales and Tradition

Saint Elizabeth Parish School believes in and advocates for teaching to the whole child; that is, teaching core subjects as well as giving each child a well-rounded arts education. Part of teaching this way includes bringing representations of different cultures into the classroom and allowing children to experience hands-on activities that are traditional to these cultures. Some of these activities allow children to have an…

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Crestview Preparatory School Joins the “Hour of Code”

Crestview Preparatory School joins the mission to introduce students to computer programming by hosting an Hour of Code. This grassroots campaign’s goal is for tens…

The Advent Season at Mayfield Junior School

MJS 12-8-2014 pics01 Advent at Mayfield Junior School is filled with joyful celebrations, wonderful traditions and opportunities to give back to our community. Morning Prayer has special significance these days with the lighting of the Advent wreath each morning. First graders are planning visits to senior living residences…

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Teaching Touching Safety Program Begins at Assumption School

Starting December 8, Assumption School students will be taught lessons related to personal safety. The program, entitled “Teaching Touching Safety” helps children protect themselves from…

Barnhart Congratulates the Latest CJSF Members

Barnhart School 11-24-2014 PICS01 Barnhart School congratulates its 8th graders for all of their hard work in the second semester of their 7th grade year.  They received their official California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) membership cards and took the oath in the CJSF ceremony. Barnhart School, 240 W. Colorado…

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Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Westridge’ 7th Graders

Holocaust survivor and author Erika Jacoby shared her story of survival with the 7th Grade class on Thursday, November 13. Deported to Auschwitz along with…

Saint Mark’s School Sixth Graders Demonstrates Mastery of English Concepts

St. Marks School Language and Arts Puppet Show pics01 Saint Mark’s School Sixth Graders demonstrated their mastery of English concepts such as fragments and run-ons, simple subject and predicate, compound subjects, and complex sentences. As part of the “mastery with flipping” philosophy utilized in sixth grade English, students are required to demonstrate mastery of…

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St. Elizabeth School: Captivating Students Through Discovery-Based Learning

At Saint Elizabeth Parish School, we believe that children have multiple intelligences. That is, not all children learn using traditional methods, and they each have…

Maranatha Recognized for Becoming Data Wise

Maranatha 10-17-2014 This summer three staff members; English Department Chair Kerry Roche, Dean of Educational Services Christie Akins, and Principal Dr. Michelle Purghart were selected to attend a week-long Data Wise conference at Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were trained in the Data Wise project which…

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Lights On Afterschool: Celebrating After School Programs

Want to know what Pasadena’s youth does when school is out? Join us as we showcased what our after school programs offer all school year! Everyone is encouraged to participate in “Lights on Afterschool: Celebrating After School Programs,” on Thursday October 23, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Celebrations will be held at: Pasadena High School, Join Muir High School, Eliot Middle School, Washington Middle School, Wilson Middle School, Blair School and Marshall Fundamental Secondary School. Blair School (http://blair.pasadenausd.org/) 1201 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena (626) 396-5820 Eliot Middle School (http://eliot.pasadenausd.org/) 2184 N. Lake Ave., Altadena (626) 396-5680 John Muir High School (http://muir.pasadenausd.org/) 1905…

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