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Ramona Convent Recognizes 27 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars

The Ramona Convent Secondary School community is proud to recognize the hard work and determination of its current Advanced Placement (AP) students and recent graduates who have been inducted into the annual AP Hall of Fame. The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Join them in celebrating the academic…

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The Science of Soup: Five Ways to Incorporate STEM/STEAM Into the Perfect Cold-weather Activity with Your Kids

As the leaves begin to change and the crisp autumn nights leave us all looking for a way to stay warm, I often turn to…

How a STEM/STEAM Education Prepares Children for Future Success

Stratford School 11-10-2017 1st pics01 Few people would argue that education is one of the most important factors that contribute to your child’s long-term success. While the ideas about the best way to educate children are constantly shifting, one methodology showing consistent success is STEM/STEAM education. Below, we discuss how…

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Westridge Faculty Q&A: Ryan Skophammer, Ph.D., Upper School Science

The Upper School science program at Westridge is more than classroom research; it’s hands-on, experiential, and interdisciplinary. Find out how Ryan Skophammer, Ph.D. teaches girls…

Testing the Sun’s Energy with a Solar Oven

Ms Russo and students prepping the solar oven 740px Ms Russo and students prepping the solar oven As the middle of the semester continues forward, students are being introduced to several new concepts surrounding STEM, or the academic characteristics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Southwestern adds arts 11th grader Richie Chow enjoying the…

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Freshmen Debaters Victoria Hernandez and Lily Jiang Win First Place at Bargain Belt Invitational

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy freshmen debaters Victoria Hernandez and Lily Jiang won first place in their division novice public forum debate, topping 40 other teams…

Dr. William Zhang Comes to Speak to Maranatha High School International Students

Dr Zhang pics01 L-R: Dr. Allen Jang, Vera Zhang, Dr. William Zhang, and Dr. Rocio Watkins On Wednesday, October 11, Chinese scholar Dr. William Zhang and his wife Vera, came to visit Maranatha to speak to Dr. Allen Jang’s international Chinese students. Dr. Jang had learned that this…

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High Point Academy’s Anton P and David GN Wins First and Second Place in VEX Robotics League Competition

High Point Academy congratulates Anton P and David GN for placing 1st and 2nd respectively in their first VEX Robotics league competition. VEX Competitions bring…

Speech and Debate Celebrates Student Achievements at Jack Howe Invitational

Mitchell Yeh (l) and Jordan Belcher (r) pics01 On Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, the Maranatha Varsity Speech and Debate Team competed at the annual Jack Howe Invitational at Cal State Long Beach. The Jack Howe Tournament is listed as a National Circuit Tournament on tabroom.com and speechanddebate.org, so success at…

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Aztec Priests and Spies Alike, Montezuma, Hernan Cortes, Pedro de Alvarado in Poly’s Fifth Grade Classes

Aztec priests and spies alike, Montezuma, Hernán Cortés, Pedro de Alvarado and other historical characters were spotted earlier this week in Poly’s fifth grade classes. The characters are part of a classroom simulation that sixth grade history teacher Katie Ward wrote and published with an educational publisher. Since the fifth-graders are learning about this period in history, Ward shared her simulations with them. Students each were given a role to play, and they read several scenes from a readers’ theater, following the expedition of Cortés at various stages of their encounter with the Aztecs. After each scene, students separated into…

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