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School Board Appoints San Marino High School Principal

Dr. Issaic Gates On May 23, 2017, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the recommendation of Superintendent Cherniss to appoint Dr. Issaic Gates as the new San Marino High School Principal. Dr. Gates joins the District after serving for five years as the Los Alamitos High School Assistant Principal. During his tenure in Los Alamitos, Dr. Gates was responsible for the oversight of…

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Lawton Gray Named Principal of John Muir High School

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald announced today that he has named Lawton Gray as Principal of John Muir High School, effective July…

Realtors Presents Scholarships to Local Students

IMG_0402 pics01 Front row, left to right: Scholarship Committee Members Lin Vlacich, Terry Doan Shelton and Deno Kidde. Middle row left to right: Scholarship Committee Chair Ruth McNevin, Rhema Taylor of Pasadena H.S., Myline Lam of San Marino H.S., Liseth Gonzalez of Blair International Baccalaureate World School,…

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Pasadena Students Treated to Arroyo Seco Weekend Job Shadow Day

Anschutz Entertainment Group, the sports and entertainment presenters known as AEG, welcomed more than 30 students from Pasadena’s John Muir High School to its global…

Pasadena Unified Students Race Against Time at the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Robo Rally 2017: “Rove!”

Last-years-Robo-Rally-event-pics01 200 middle school students from across the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will be showcasing their robotics skills at this year’s space-exploration-themed competition, Robo Rally 2017: “ROVE!” sponsored by the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF). PUSD students will build and program “planetary rovers” that will race…

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Five PUSD ‘Teachers of Excellence’ Named by Rotary Club of Pasadena

L-R: Tyara Brooks, Diana Habib-Nairouz, Tina Minkler, Linda Ortega, Jason Taylor. The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) today announced the five recipients of the 2017…

Ramona Convent STEM Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award

Mrs Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan pics01 Mrs. Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Ramona Convent Science teacher, Mrs. Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Finland. Mrs. Pekkala-Flagan is one of only 35…

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Roy Boulghourjian Elected President of the Pasadena Unified Board of Education

(left to right) Elizabeth Pomeroy (District 5), Scott Phelps (District 7), Kim Kenne (District 1), Superintendent Brian McDonald, Board President Roy Boulghourjian (District 2); Board…

Pasadena’s New Horizon School Unveiled Its New Student Inspired Peace Garden

New Horizon Peace Garden pics01 New Horizon Pasadena, an independent Islamic school, unveiled its expansive new Peace Garden at a Friday morning ceremony on campus to celebrate and tour the lush outdoor space that aims to cultivate deeper academic learning, environmental awareness, interfaith community-building, and improve overall health for students. Click here…

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Two Pasadena Unified Schools Receive U.S. News & World Report Silver Medals; Named CBEE Honor Roll Schools

Two Pasadena Unified School District campuses have won U.S. News & World Report silver medals as part the magazine’s 2017 Best High Schools ranking, and another five have been named Honor Roll schools by a national campaign of business and education leaders. Marshall Fundamental Secondary School and Pasadena High School have received silver medals from U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools ranking, which highlights top-performing public schools. Rankings are based on student achievement and college readiness data, including Advanced Placement test participation and passage rates. Don Benito Fundamental, Hamilton Elementary, Webster Elementary, Marshall Fundamental and Pasadena High…

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