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Chandler School Students Research DNA in Advanced Microbiology Class

Chandler School in Pasadena offers an advanced microbiology elective that is unique among middle schools in the United States, giving students the opportunity to actively engage in science using the latest tools of biotechnology. Students start by culturing bacteria cells from soil samples, and analyze cells through various staining techniques to determine if they are gram-positive or gram-negative. Cells are then lysed and the genomic…

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Walden Parent Education Speaker Series with Dr. Joe Dilley

Last night marked the first of this year’s three events in the Walden Parent Education Speaker Series. Dr. Joe Dilley, a clinical psychologist and author…

Woodworking at Weizmann Day School

Weizmann Day School students make stuff! This semester, the school is featuring woodworking as an elective and as an after school activity, with the fabulous mobile, artist-run Side Street Projects. The students are absolutely loving it. Weizmann Day School, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, (626)…

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Idyllwild Arts: Superstars

Walk three or four minutes uphill from Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Rush Hall performance venue, or from the $6.1 million William M. Lowman Concert Hall, to…

Shadow Day at Immaculate Heart High School for its Eighth Graders

IHHS 10-19-2017 1st pics01 Yesterday was Shadow Day at Immaculate Heart High School for our eighth graders! The class of 70 students broke into small groups and spent the day visiting high school classes and club activities in order to experience life as an IHHS student. They sat in…

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The Gooden School Sixth Grade Students Learn About Rocket Fin Designs

At Astrocamp this week, Gooden sixth-grade students learned about rocket fin designs for their rocket building project. They designed their own rockets and fins using…

Ramona Convent STEM Department Takes Students on a Catalina Island Excursion

Explore1 pics01 Twenty adventurous Ramona Convent students recently boarded a ferry set for a weekend of learning and fun at the Catalina Island Marine Institute. Participants had the opportunity to observe marine life, including an octopus, many garibaldis, leopard sharks, and even an eel during a snorkel…

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Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School Welcome the Math Dojo Teachers

Presenting Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School’s Math Dojo Teachers! They’ve come from all the way from Japan to work with the students with Mathematics. Special…

Prep Community Speaker Series Presents Gloria Diaz Ventura

g-ventura-speaker pics01 Flintridge Prep’s Director of College Counseling will provide insights into the college admissions landscape with a perspective on trends and the family dynamics of the college application process, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Flintridge Preps’s Norris Auditorium. There will be an opportunity for…

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Poly First-graders Explore Creativity on Dot Day

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book, “The Dot,” in 2009. “The Dot” is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark.” What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing. This story has no doubt inspired countless children and adults around the globe. Each year on International Dot Day,…

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