Pasadena Unified’s Washington Steam Magnet Academy Hosts Harvest Festival Nov. 16

Cheerleaders, glee club singers and teachers will join students and families for the Washington STEAM Magnet Academy Middle School Harvest Festival Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature campus tours, performances by the school’s concert band and glee club, and a demonstration by Project Lead the Way of the school’s 3D printers. The free event is open to all Washington STEAM Magnet middle school current and prospective families in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).

“The festival is a way to celebrate the changes and progress we’ve made as a science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) focused school and to open our doors to show the community we are focused on student achievement,” said Washington STEAM principal Dr. Merian Stewart. “Washington STEAM students, faculty and families have been working hard to make our school into a high quality magnet school and are eager to show off what they have accomplished.”

Washington STEAM Magnet Academy is one of four district schools that will benefit from a three year $7.9 million Magnet School Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish or expand magnet programs in PUSD. Along with Washington STEAM, which converted to a STEAM magnet in August 2013, Washington Accelerated Elementary School (STEM), Jackson Elementary School (STEM and Spanish dual language immersion), and Eliot Middle School (visual and performing arts) are recipients of the grant. Families from across the district may apply to attend these schools for the 2013-2014 school year by participating it the district’s open enrollment process which begins on January 9, 2014 at

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