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Learning Spanish and Latin at The Gooden School

The Gooden School Students in fourth-eighth grades learn not only the Spanish language but Latin as well. Students of Latin typically score high on standardized tests due to increased vocabulary and a deeper understanding of grammar. Studying Latin is also great preparation for learning and becoming fluent in one or more of the Romance languages as well as providing ongoing practice in linguistic puzzle solving…

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Flintridge Preparatory School Graduate Natalie Rozman Earns Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate University

Natalie Rozman, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2020, has earned the spring 2019 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Rozman is from Altadena,…

Faculty Growth and Development: What Clairbourn School Staff is Reading

large_news1036407-740 Head of School Dr. Amy Patzlaff talks about faculty growth and development at the Back to School Faculty Meeting. Photo courtesy Clairbourn School For the 2019-2020 school year and beyond, Clairbourn School has accelerated its focus on faculty growth and development. Parents will be able…

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St. Andrew Catholic School Welcomes New Teachers

St. Andrew Catholic School is delighted to welcome Mrs. Colisto, Mr. Higuera, Mrs. Bonilla, Mrs. Butler, and Mrs. Santillan (not pictured above) to its community.…

Maranatha High School: AP PSY Has the Ingredients for Collaboration and Creativity

mhs9102019740 What do dry spaghetti, string, and a marshmallow make? On Thursday, September 5, faculty member Jason Wang and his AP Psychology classes conducted the Marshmallow Challenge. The 20-minute Marshmallow Challenge involved long pieces of dry spaghetti, tape, string, and marshmallows. Each class was divided into…

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La Salle’s Academic Decathlon Finds Success in The Hague

La Salle College Preparatory’s Academic Decathlon team sent six of its members to The Hague, Netherlands from July 20–27, 2019, to compete in the second…

“SuperHero Camp and Sports STEM” Starts this Week!

stemworld-08-05-2019-740 Superhero Camp (5-8 yrs) Learning the science and technology behind superhero powers! This camp is devoted to designing and constructing superhero-based projects using STEM. Guaranteed fun! But this isn’t child’s play. The activities are carefully designed and coordinated to teach STEM principles to curious young…

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St. Philip the Apostle School: School Wide Learning Expectations

A St. Philip the Apostle School Student will: Reflect Moral and Religious Values By: • Showing understanding of and confidence in their knowledge of the…

Arroyo Pacific Academy’s Assisted Learning Program

apa-08-01-2019 Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent students do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds. – Diane Ravitch Recognizing that some students have mild learning differences that impact their ability to benefit from traditional methods of instruction, Arroyo Pacific Academy…

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Huntington Middle School Announces New Assistant Principal and New Band Director

Asst. Principal Daryl Topalian (l) and Ms. Katy Simpson (r) As you recall from the end of last school year, some of Huntington Middle School’s staff sailed off to new horizons. I’m very pleased to introduce to you two new members coming aboard at Huntington Middle School (HMS). Ms. Katy Simpson is thrilled to be joining Huntington Middle School’s VAPA team this year as the new Band Director! She is recently arrived from Colorado Springs, Colorado where she previously taught instrumental music for eight years at both Timberview Middle School and Woodland Park Middle School. Ms. Simpson’s programs have achieved…

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