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Registration Open for Pasadena Unified’s K-1 French Dual Immersion in 2017-2018

A new French-English dual immersion language program for kindergarten-first grade students opens in the 2017-18 academic year at the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Altadena Elementary School. Applications for enrollment are being accepted through April 7, 2017. The program will expand to upper grades each year and feed into the district’s International Baccalaureate programmes. In Pasadena Unified Dual Immersion programs, native and non-native speakers master…

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Clairbourn School’s Sherry F Wins Honorable Mention at Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Sherry F Talks About Her Honorable Mention Award “Hello, I’m Sherry F, the artist of ‘Sun’ and I have been passionate about art ever since…

Alverno Convention 2017 in Pictures

AHA 3-24-2017 1st pics01 This year, the Alverno Heights Academy Convention went through a few changes. One new highlight was a panel of professional politicians. Field Representative for the office of Congresswoman Judy Chu, Anna Iskikian; Asst. Field Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Christian Daly; and…

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Waverly School 9th Grader Daniel K is Undefeated in Five Rounds in Lincoln Douglas Debate Qualifier Tournament

Waverly 9th grader Daniel K. went undefeated in five rounds (5-0) in Lincoln Douglas debate in the district’s debate qualifier tournament on February 25. He…

Explore Pasadena Unified Preschools!

Preschool microscope pics01 Pasadena Unified preschools teach young children to be creative and confident thinkers. Explore educational options for young children at PUSD’s Preschool Fairs this April. Full-day preschools are offered at Pasadena Unified Children’s Centers, where the preschool curriculum features opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery to…

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Longest Serving Woman in NASA, Sue Finley, Visits Alverno Heights Academy

Susan G. Finley. Photo courtesy Alverno Heights Academy On Monday, March 13 Alverno Heights Academy’s Honors Physics class, as well as a handful of other…

Preview of California School Dashboard Starts March 15

The California School Dashboard On March 15, 2017, California begins field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores,…

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Immaculate Heart Opens Doors for Summertime Learning and Fun

For the first time, Immaculate Heart High School will offer a coeducational summer school program for all students in grades 9-12. Additionally, its program will…

Ramona Convent Students Visit the East Coast for Harvard Model Congress

HarvardModelCongress pic0s1 Ramona Convent students recently traveled across the U.S. to spend a week at Harvard University to get a taste of what our American government is like. Harvard Model Congress AKA HMC is the largest congressional simulation conference in the world where our future leaders can…

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New Horizon School: A Visit from the Mayor

“Who inspired you to become mayor?” “What is the most serious problem that you are dealing with as Mayor of Pasadena?” “What improvements would you like to see in terms of infrastructure in Pasadena?” “Do you like your job?” These are just some of the questions that New Horizon School students asked Mayor Terry Tornek, Mayor of Pasadena. In a lunch meeting with Student Council, middle schoolers discussed role models, budget concerns, concerts at the Rose Bowl, and other topics related to public service in Pasadena, a city with a population of over 140,000. After lunch, the Mayor visited the…

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