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Idyllwild Arts: Not Really Summer

Ashley Leung was still eating when she spoke via Skype this past June. It was seven in the morning in Hong Kong, but the temperature was almost eighty degrees and the humidity was in the low nineties, with thunderstorms predicted every day for the foreseeable future. “Excuse me,” she said as she stood up from the breakfast table. “I have to turn on the AC.”…

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Pasadena Unified’s Washington STEAM Magnet Academy Receives Musical Instruments from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Washington STEAM Magnet Academy’s 2016 Holiday Music Concert Washington Middle School, the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Magnet Academy in the Pasadena Unified…

Idyllwild Arts: Talk That Matters

Untitled-1pics01 Celeste Headlee’s We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (https://www.amazon.com/Celeste-Headlee/e/B01CBR79D0), to be published on September 19 by HarperCollins, is a response to the demand created by her hugely successful TED talk, “10 ways to have a better conversation” (https://www.ted.com/talks/celeste_headlee_10_ways_to_have_a_better_conversation). For her daily…

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3D Carving Demonstration at Flintridge Prep

The 3D carving demonstration by a creative bunch of Flintridge Preparatory School’s math and science teachers brought quite a crowd to community block. Able to…

Idyllwild Arts: “Free”

unnamedpics01 The liberating stream of Nanauwe Vanderhoop’s music was foretold by her parents when they gave her the Wampanoag first and middle names Nanauwe and Ama: “freedom” and “river,” respectively. “Music helped free me—helped lift a weight off my shoulders—when I went through hard times in…

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Chandler School’s Music and Performing Arts

Chandler School’s talented music faculty teaches a wide-ranging curriculum that opens students to the joys of music and the universality of music in human life.…

Eliot Arts Magnet School Inaugurates New Murals by Amber Plummer

PUSD 8-17-2017 1st pics01 Great things are happening at Eliot Arts Magnet!  Exciting ribbon cutting for new murals created by teacher Amber Plummer was recently held at the school. In attendance were PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald, Amber Plummer of course with Eliot Arts Academy’s Principal Lori Touloumian and…

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Eliot Arts Magnet School: Immersing in Music Education Learning at Little Kids Rock Modern Band Rockfest

PUSD teachers Robert Moya and Jennifer Zeuschner Dimas spent the week at Colorado State University immersed in music education learning at the Little Kids Rock…

Idyllwild Arts: Jazz Master Plays Well with Others

unnamedpics01 Marshall Hawkins and Maasai friends. As he looked ahead to performing at the 24th annual Jazz in the Pines festival on August 11-13, Marshall Hawkins reflected on going “180 degrees: from south of the Equator to north of the Arctic Circle.” The master of the…

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An Analysis of John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums by Immaculate Heart High School Students

To get a new perspective on symbolism in literature, Immaculate Heart High School English Review students illustrated important scenes and elements from John Steinbeck’s short story “The Chrysanthemums.” Each student drew a moment or object they found particularly significant and paired it with a relevant passage from the text. They then explained their choices, and how they interpreted the images and the excerpt, to their classmates. The students’ insightful discussion revealed the depths of meaning in Steinbeck’s evocative story, and the exercise gave them the tools to continue to analyze literature in a more profound way. Immaculate Heart High School…

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