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“What Black History Month Means to Me”

In this month, remembrance is key. In this month, we acknowledge the inevitable footprint of African Americans in America. In this month, we remember the laborers of this nation, the ones who were stripped away from their lands and enslaved to establish the foundation of this country’s prosperity. As an African American girl living in the United States, in this month, I show others why…

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How to Choose the Right Kindergarten

As spring approaches, parents of more than 530,000 California children entering kindergarten this fall are embarking on a journey to find the right school. For…

Pasadena High School Students Spend An Evening with a MIT Scientist

PHS 2-16-2017 pics01 L-R: Ms. Mary Hines, Cameron Hardy, Colleen Gold, Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, Kiera Smith, Cannon Nielsen and Sean Miller. Pasadena High School’s Ms. Mary Hines and five of her AP Chemistry students were recently invited to attend the 55th Annual Robbins Lecture Series presented by the…

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John Muir Business Academy Prepares Students for Life After School

One of the most common complaints about education is the lack of practical application. Students and, sometimes parents, wonder what the value is in learning…

Scholastic Honors Immaculate Heart Artists and Writers

cropped gold key recipients-72 PICS01 Recognized as Scholastic Gold Key recipients are Immaculate Heart students (left to right) Alex Ortega, Crissy Tinio, Alyssa Damore, Clara Collins, Lea Yang, Zofie Basta, Tori Hwang, Delaney Rice and Emery Secor. The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program has recognized 28 Immaculate Heart…

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New Horizon School’s Old West and New Frontiers

New Horizon School’s 5th and 6th graders sang their hearts out with songs from Old West and New Frontiers! Wonderful job to all the students…

Parents Report: The Nontoxic War Against Lice

The Hair Fairies pics01 2nd It used to be that you had to pour lots of poisonous chemicals onto your child’s head to get rid of the super-resilient bugs we call lice. We’ve since learned, with horror, just how dangerous some head-lice treatments can be, as some studies have revealed…

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Poly’s Technical Theatre Program – An Adventure in Creative Teamwork

Poly’s Technical Theatre program is an adventure in creative teamwork. Under the guidance of instructors Richard Sherrell and Tom Allard, Tech Theatre offers experience in…

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School Participate in California Junior Thespian Festival

MFSS 2-6-2017 pics01 Saturday, February 4th Marshall Drama students were amongst the top middle school theatre students across the state for the California Junior Thespian Festival held in Orange County! Workshops attended included Scene Study, Musical Theatre Dance, Ensemble Work and Improv. Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, 990 N.…

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PUSD: Caring for Foster Youth

Franchesca Ocasio With about 640 children in foster care enrolled in its schools in 2015-2016 and an average of 400 in classrooms at any point in time, the Pasadena Unified School District is transforming the way it serves foster youth. Foster youth are children living temporarily in the care of adults other than their birth parents who, for a variety reasons, are unable to care for them. Nearly half a million children in the U.S. live in foster care while their families work to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol, illness, financial hardship, or other problems, according to the U.S.…

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