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Alverno Heights Academy Seniors Victoria Chen and Melody Wu Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Melody Wu (l) and Victoria Chen (r). Photo courtesy Alverno Heights Academy Alverno Heights Academy seniors Victoria Chen and Melody Wu are among the semifinalists of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.5 million students nationwide entered the Merit Program as juniors by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. High scorers were designated Semifinalists,…

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Pasadena Unified Names Principal of Don Benito Fundamental School

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald has named Paula Chamberlain, Ed.D., as the new principal of Don Benito Fundamental School, pending Board of…

Christian College Fair in Pasadena To Bring Students and Christian Institutions Together

Christian College Fair pics01 Imagine a high school gym jammed with tables loaded with brochures and giveaways. Hundreds of people crowd the aisles, bearing backpacks or lugging tote bags. Many are gathered around tables, waiting to talk to well-dressed people wearing name badges. It’s crowded, noisy, bright, and chaotic.…

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Pasadena Unified Launches Attendance Campaign

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) today announced the launch of “Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow,” a campaign to improve school attendance and get students to…

Meet Clairbourn School’s Newly Elected Student Council Class Representatives

CS 9-8-2017 pics01 Meet Clairbourn School’s newly elected Student Council Class Representatives for the Fall of 2017! Sixth-graders Emily B. and Christian M., seventh-graders Aaron C. and Emily W., and eighth-graders Mia C. and Jeffrey R. were elected to the council today and join Isabel C., Secretary, Kennedy…

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Pasadena High School LEARNs Orchesis Dance Team Perform for WNBA LA Sparks Half Time Show

The Pasadena High School LEARNs Orchesis Dance Team performed for the WNBA LA Sparks Half Time Show on Friday, September 1, 2017. The night was…

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae’s Woman of the Year Networking Luncheon: Honoring Claudine Cazian Britz ’96

WOY pics01 Claudine Cazian Britz '96. Photo courtesy Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Join Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae for the 2017 Woman of the Year Networking Luncheon honoring Claudine Cazian Britz ’96, Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:00 p.m., at The California Club. Claudine M. Cazian is a…

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Four Pasadena Unified High Schools Placed on Top High Schools List

From top clockwise: Blair High School, John Muir High School, Pasadena High School and Marshall Fundamental School All four of the Pasadena Unified School District’s…

Polytechnic School Ranked Fourth in Niche.com’s 2018 Best Private High Schools in California

Poly 8-25-2017 pics01 Niche.com released their 2018 Best Schools and Districts ranking and Polytechnic School of Pasadena ranked 4th in California with an A+ overall Niche Grade. Polytechnic School ranks highest in Pasadena.  https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-private-high-schools/s/california/ The 2018 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key…

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Three Local Students Win Medals at NAACP ACT-SO Academic Olympics

Three students representing the Pasadena Branch of the NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program recently competed at the NAACP National Convention in Baltimore, MD and went home with medals from the academic olympics. Faith Earley, won a Gold medal in Original Essay and plans to attend Harvard this fall; Lauryn Higginson won a Silver medal in Microbiology and will attend the University of California in San Diego; and Kalina Gittens-Jenkins received a Bronze medal for Photography and has already enrolled in classes at Pasadena City College. Four other students who represented the Pasadena Branch in the academic…

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