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Washington Elementary STEM Magnet Hosts Ceremony to Dedicate New Classrooms and Auditorium

Students, staff, and families of Washington Elementary STEM Magnet will celebrate the addition of a new classroom building, a new auditorium, and new playfields at a dedication ceremony on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8 a.m. They will be joined by Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Board of Education member Michelle Richardson Bailey, and other officials. “The new…

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Curious About 3D Printing? It may be More Accessible than You Think

3D printing has been around for a while now, and more and more people are finding a reason to learn to use this technology. Could…

Dual Language Immersion in PUSD

teacher-with-students-740 PUSD’s Spanish, Mandarin & French dual immersion programs propel intellectual growth and cognitive development – and expand students worldview. PUSD’s Dual Language Immersion Program enables students to master academic subjects in both English and a target language (Spanish, Mandarin, or French). The program is based…

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PUSD District Progress and Budget Update

Pasadena Unified Student Achievement Makes Steady Growth I am pleased to share with you that student achievement in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) continues…

Bringing People Together Through the Art of Calligraphy

new-horizon_ The Sini style of calligraphy which is Islamic Khat , which is Islamic line, design, or construction, mixed with Chinese symbols, and is a rare art form practiced by only a talented few in the world today. One of the few practitioners of this art…

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Blair School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Pasadena Humane Society

Students from Blair School raised nearly $3000 dollars for the Pasadena Humane Society during its 20th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk fundraiser, placing the group of…

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Annual Teachers of the Year Awards Luncheon

lacoe-09-28-2018-1st-740 The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) held its annual Teachers of the Year awards luncheon on Saturday, September 22nd. LACOE Superintendent Dr. Debra Duardo named 16 teachers as County Teacher of the Year. Dr. Duardo and LA County Board of Education VP James…

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How Does My Child Really Benefit From Their After-School Program?

Many students in K-12 education enjoy participation in after-school clubs and programs. But do these extra-curricular activities really support children’s development? Or are they more…

Pasadena Unified Presents its Teacher of the Year – Donna Shepard

pusd-09-24-2018-740 Pasadena Unified School District is proud of its Teacher of the Year Donna Shepard! PUSD congratulates Ms. Shepard and thanks her for all that she does for the students at Focus Point! PUSD also thanks Principal M Bell for all the support of not only…

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PUSD Launches Attend Today Achieve Tomorrow Campaign September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month in California and the Pasadena Unified School District has launched Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow, an annual year-long campaign that brings students and their families, schools, public agencies, and community partners together to improve school attendance. The District’s goal is to raise attendance to 97 percent this year. “Students need to be in school to learn and get academic and social skills that prepare them to be successful later in life,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “Improving school attendance involves everyone: families, schools, and the broader community.” Chronic absence – missing 10 percent of the school year…

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