THE ARTS
Westridge School 2-23-2017 pics01
Witch Trials and the Power of Public Presentation in Westridge’s 8th Grade Humanities

The work at the recent 8th grade American Studies Showcase was powerful and creative. Parents, siblings, and friends were immersed in student-curated, designed, and led interactive pop-up museums about the Salem Witch Trials, Japanese American internment camps, McCarthyism, and Post 9/11 America, and heard original compositions scoring Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. There was a reenactment of McCarthy trials that put spectators on the hot…

Waverly School 2-21-2017 1st pics01
Waverly Middle School’s 10th Annual Latin Music Video Festival

Waverly middle school students have been busy filming and editing their own lip-synced videos of popular Latin songs. Working in groups, they practiced, performed, produced,…

Westridge School’s Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on Her Recent “Magical Moment” at the 8th Grade American Studies Showcase

a_MG_6509_small pics01 There are many beautiful, inspiring moments that one experiences as an educator, and then there are the magical moments when you see all that you have ever hoped for come together in the hearts and minds and presentations of the students and colleagues with whom…

MHS ZOMBIE PROM pics01
Maranatha High School Performing Arts Presents “Zombie Prom” – An Off-Broadway Musical

Maranatha High School Performing Arts is proud to present the Off-Broadway musical, Zombie Prom, coming to the Ambassador Auditorium March 9-11 for four performances. It’s…

Chandler Students Inducted into Arts Honor Society

Chandler School 2-8-2017 pics01 Chandler School introduces K-8 students to the visual arts through an exciting program that offers exceptional breadth and depth. Last week, Chandler School hosted a reception to congratulate its 17 Middle School students who were inducted into the National Junior Arts Honor Society for 2016-17.…

KidsArt 2-7-2017 1st pics01
Study Links Art Classes to Good Grades — And KidsArt Knows Why

“Fine art is knowledge made visible,” Gustave Courbet once said. And new research proves this every day. In a study out of Stanford University, they…

St. Francis High School Visual and Performing Arts Presents “In the Heights”

In the Heights pics01 St. Francis High School Visual and Performing Arts presents “In the Heights” – Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hude. Performs on March 23-26, 30-April 2 at St. Francis’ Degheri Performing Arts Center. In the Heights tells the universal story of…

PHS Dance Company 1-27-2017 pics01
Pasadena High School Dance Company Participate in CA Association for Dance & Drill Team Directors Regional Competition

Kim Castorena On Saturday, January 21st, the Pasadena High School Dance Company participated int he CADTD (CA Association for Dance and Drill Team Directors) Regional…

Pasadena High School Sophomore Anna Givens Wins Second Place at Visual Art Contest of MLK Community Coalition

Anna Givens pics01 Huge congratulations to Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) and Pasadena High School sophomore Anna Givens for the honor of second place in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr coalition high school art contest. All of VADA and Pasadena high school are so very proud…

large_news904458_824412 pics01
Students Share Reflections on Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Visit to Polytechnic School

Poly’s Global Initiatives Program recently hosted a program featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, who spoke about his novel, “The Sympathizer,” which the sophomore class has been reading. Two Upper School students share their reflections on the evening. Click here for more photos of the event. Beverly S. ’17 (contributor): Last Wednesday evening, Viet Thanh Nguyen discussed his novel, “The Sympathizer,” which is told through the lens of a half-Vietnamese, half-French, communist spy who struggles to reconcile his conflicting relationships and beliefs amidst the post-Vietnam War stereotypes in America. By writing the novel as a confession from one Vietnamese…

More Stories