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Pasadena School Board Scheduled to OK Contracts

The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District is expected to approve a number of contracts related to improving facilities at several Pasadena Unified School District schools when it meets Thursday, April 26, at the Hudson Avenue Pasadena Unified offices. Among the projects listed on the agenda is the addition of three portable classrooms at Jackson Elementary School in Altadena, although the project…

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PUSD Partners with Sprint for Free Student Wifi Hotspots

The Pasadena Unified School District has partnered with Sprint’s One Million Project to give more than 1,300 wifi hotspot devices to eligible students. Eligible Pasadena…

Maranatha Math Faculty Receive Distinguished STEM Award

large_news947949_9662pics01 (L to R): Principal John Rouse, Sandy Pelletier, Kimi Nahigian, and Head of School Dr. Steve Sherman Congratulations to Maranatha faculty Sandy Pelletier and Kimi Nahigian ’08 for each being awarded the William Dahlgren Teacher of Excellence Award! Each year, the Society for the Advancement…

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Marshall’s Dr. Mark Anderson Named State Secondary Principal of the Year

Dr. Mark Anderson photo courtesy PUSD Dr. Mark Anderson, Principal of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, has been named 2018 California Secondary Principal of the Year…

PUSD to Discontinue GenEd Transportation in 2018-19

brian-mcdonald Although for some years state funding for transportation has not been enough to cover mandated busing costs, Pasadena Unified continued to provide general education transportation for an average 345 students each day. PUSD currently operates seven general education buses for students who attend schools other…

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Sister Kathleen Callaway Honored as a 2018 Woman of Achievement

Sr. Kathleen CallawayOn Tuesday, March 27, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) hosted the 2018 Women of Achievement and Emerging Leaders Award Ceremony which…

Blair School International Baccalaureate (IB) Showcase and Celebration

untitled-1pics01 On Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., Blair School will host its annual IB Showcase and Celebration. The public is invited to join with the Viking Nation as we celebrate the culminating projects for both the Middle Years (10th grade) and Diploma (12th grade)…

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Two Pasadena Unified Schools Named 2018 California Distinguished Schools

Top: Hamilton Elementary School Staff and Students. Bottom: Field Elementary School Students Two elementary schools in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) have been named…

Muslim and Catholic Women Visitors in Conversation with Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School Eighth Graders

IHHS 04-02-2018 1st pics01 Visitors from the Muslim and Catholic Women in Conversation group came to speak with eighth graders about the similarities and differences between Islam and Catholicism. Amani Kamel, one of the group’s Muslim women, began with a discussion of Ramadan, the month-long commemoration of the first…

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Pasadena Educational Foundation Board President Receives Pasadena Women of Distinction Award from Assemblymember Chris Holden

The Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Board president, Dr. Kathy Onoye, was selected to be this year’s recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Pasadena. The award honors women from across the 41st Assembly District who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and integrity in their fields and in the community, serving as role models for other successful women who have demonstrated excellence, leadership, and integrity in their fields and in the community, serving as role models for other successful women. Prior to serving as our board president, Dr. Onoye was an employee of the Pasadena Unified School District from 1971 to 2014,…

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