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Quarter 2 Gallery Walks: Debate

On Tuesday, January 14th, seventh and eighth graders settled into Room 10 to witness the students of Mrs. Gangl’s debate class argue a topical issue: the repeal of the death penalty. The proposition team argued for the repeal: Tyler B., David D., and Ray C.. Arguing for the opposition team were Ben L., Sav F-M., and Zach C.. The thirty-minute debate followed an orderly structure,…

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Alverno Heights Academy’s Application Deadline is on January 24

For 60 years Alverno Heights Academy (AHA) has been empowering young women to pursue their dreams and be who they imagine. AHA cannot wait to…

Immaculate Heart High School Debaters Participates at Oakland’s College Prep School Invitational

ihhs01152020-740 Immaculate Heart High School congratulates its debaters for their strong performance recently at the College Prep School Invitational Tournament in Oakland, California. Junior Felicity Park reached double-octafinals and earned a second place speaker award out of 105 nationally-ranked participants! Joining them at the event were…

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Sequoyah Sixth Grader Solves Math Problem Thousands of Miles Away

Sequoyah School’s 6th grade math student Dashiell, has been tackling open problems from nRich, a website run out of the University of Cambridge (UK). Math…

South Pasadena Unified to Host Parent Information Session About Mandarin and Spanish Programs

spusd-01-08-2020-740 In the past decade, research has shown that learning a second language at a young age increases cognitive flexibility and translates into higher achievement across subject areas for students. Students who participate in dual immersion programs demonstrate grade level academic ability, well-developed language and literacy…

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Jr. High Math Olympiad Club at High Point

Can you do this math problem over winter break? A palindrome reads the same forwards and backwards. The number 2017102 is a 7-digit palindrome. Let…

Spotlight on Rose City High School Principal Brian Stanley

brian-stanley-740 Under Principal Brian Stanley, 2019 award recipient of Administrator of the Year Row City High School is currently in the process of re-designating as a model continuation school by the California Department of Education. Such an award means the school provides comprehensive services to at-risk…

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South Pasadena High School Seniors Selected for Young Legislators Program

South Pasadena High School (SPHS) congratulates seniors Hanwul Choi, Raquel Moreno Ramirez, and Simon Pierce who recently were selected as part of the Young Legislators…

Ramona Convent Inducts Thirty-Three New Members of its National Honor Society Chapter

rcss12102019-740 The Ramona Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted thirty-three new members in a beautiful ceremony last month. The NHS inductees were honored because they are students who have manifested their commitment to scholarship, character, service, and leadership within their communities. The Induction Ceremony concluded…

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10 Gifts for Kids Who Love Science

The holidays are fast approaching, and with that comes holiday shopping! If you’re stumped on what to get your child this year, or maybe they don’t have any ideas themselves, here are some unique and educational gifts for kids who love science. 1. Polym Dinosaur Paradise Kit Ages 2+ Who didn’t love dinosaurs when they were young? Hape’s dinosaur-building kit contains 200 polyms, soft and flexible building blocks that snap together for endless possibilities. The set also comes with sets of wheels and eye stickers, so your little one can create much more than just dinosaurs. It’s great for improving…

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