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PUSD: How to Help Students Succeed in Math

Click here for a printable version of this chart. At February’s First Thursday, PUSD Math Coach Ms. Noemi Montaño Orduña encouraged Blair parents how they can help their children be successful in math. Ms. Orduña emphasized she cannot rely on her background as a math teacher to stay on top of how her own two children at Blair are doing in math. All parents can…

Mayfield Junior School: Singing with Jaime

“We all say things and do things with our students that we might never do in front of a group of adults. For instance, yesterday,…

Walden School’s Pre-Kindergarten Students

Walden School 2-14-2017 pics01 It may be Valentine’s Day, but the Pre K students at Walden School are focused on science, not love notes. Here they are learning about the Javelina, a wild pig native to central and South America. Walden School, 74 S. San Gabriel Blvd., Pasadena, (626)…

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The Waverly School’s Independent Reading Challenge

The middle school has an independent reading challenge each semester and Stiles W. won the fall challenge by reading 32 books! The runners-up were Mana…

Why You Should Start Thinking About College in 8th Grade

Stratford School 1-31-2017 pics01 How early is too early to start preparing for the college admissions process? It’s important to let kids be kids, but in the selective admissions process, every move in high school counts – from the first day of freshman year to the last senior year…

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Polytechnic School’s Inaugural Course Explores Modern India

This week brought to a close Upper School’s first semester and subsequently wrapped up Poly’s first World Cultures course focusing on Modern India. Conceived and…

Chandler’s Eighth Grade Students Design and Construct Mini-Golf Courses Inspired by Children’s Books

Chandler School 1-26-2017 pics01 It’s full STEAM ahead for Chandler’s eighth grade students. They’re working in teams to design and construct mini-golf courses inspired by children’s books. Students apply academic knowledge, use design thinking and project skills, and learn the value of a sense of humor as they toil…

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AMGEN Biotech Experience Provides St. Francis High School’s Biology Classes with Valuable Training

This week, Mr. Bill Heinen’s Biology classes had the opportunity to use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment/technology, generously provided by AMGEN Biotech Experience (ABE), to experience first-hand…

Poly’s Sixth Grade Students Use Innovative Online Educational Tools in School Research

Polytechnic School 1-16-2017 pics01 As part of their ongoing development of research skills, Polytechnic School’s sixth grade students engage in a six-week project in which they write a research paper and build a construction project on an ancient history subject that interests them. The research component of the assignment…

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PUSD: A Holistic Approach to Learning

Eric Sahakian Feeling connected, safe, and engaged in school shape children’s learning and development. The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has an organized array of social-emotional support programs to nurture the whole child’s behavioral, emotional, and academic success. “We want our students to graduate healthy in mind, body and spirit so that they can enter college and the workforce confidently as productive citizens of the 21st century,” said Mercy Santoro, Associate Superintendent of School Support Services. “Our schools are becoming places where learning is nurtured, students and families are welcomed, and where we are all responsive to the needs of…

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