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PUSD Music Winter Celebrations!

Ring in the season at PUSD’s secondary schools’ Winter Music Celebrations!

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PEF Awards More than $200,000 to 190 Pasadena Unified School District Educators at the Annual Teacher Grants Awards Reception

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) awarded more than $200,000 to 190 Pasadena Unified School District educators at its annual Teacher Grants Awards Reception on Tuesday night.…

Pasadena Waldorf Names Jena L. Hoffman New Business Administrator

jenalhoffman Jena L. Hoffman, PWS Business Administrator The Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce Jena L. Hoffman as the school’s new Business Administrator. Ms. Hoffman was hired after an extensive national search of candidates conducted by the school’s search committee led…

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Pasadena Chamber Helps Bring Career Experience to Pasadena Unified’s Marshall High Students

During the fall semester, the Pasadena Chamber and its members helped facilitate an opportunity for the Marshall Fundamental High School Academy for Creative Industries (ACI)…

The 69th Annual Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair

69th-annual-los-angeles-county-science-and-engineering-fair-740 The 69th Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair is scheduled for March 28-30, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center (300 East Green St., Pasadena). The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is pleased to again partner with the Los Angeles County Science…

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La Salle Robotics Wins Big at VEX Robotics Regional Tournament

The La Salle Robolancers team yielded high accolades at the regional VEX Robotics tournament on November 17, 2018. The Lancers competed against 33 teams at…

Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through STEM

stemworld-08-23-2018-828 Critical thinking skills have become a top priority over recent years. Educators and employers are well aware of the importance of being able to really think, rather than just memorizing knowledge and procedures. The Next Generation Science Standards recognize this, and schools are switching direction…

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Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder Holds Clinic in San Marino High School

San Marino High School wrestlers were treated with the opportunity to meet and learn from World Champion Kyle Snyder from Snyder’s recent Clinic. With a…

Southwestern Academy Awarded Mini-Grants from the San Marino Rotary

img_4721-740 Five Southwestern Academy teachers were the proud recipients of mini-grants awarded by the San Marino Rotary to fund new projects on campus. The small, non-profit private boarding and day school is home to international and domestic students who wish to prepare for their future in…

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Mayfield Senior School’s Ellie Signs to Play Volleyball at Georgetown University

Ellie Watkins remembers those early letters and notes so clearly: Yes, you are talented on the volleyball court, the college coaches said. But no, you’re too short. Too short to play the key position of setter; too short to play at the college level. Indeed, they one thing Ellie could not change is her 5’5’’ height. But what she could control is her personal drive and determination. She committed to intense year-round training focusing on overcoming her height with developing undeniable skills on the court—as a setter. “I had to get over the fact that I was short for a…

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