Sierra Madre Middle School’s Derek Gao Wins PUSD District Spelling Bee

Sierra Madre Middle School congratulates its very own Derek Gao who won 1st place at the PUSD District Spelling Bee! Learning to spell helps cement the connection between letters and their sounds, and improves both reading and writing. The more deeply and thoroughly a student knows a word, the more likely he or she is to recognize, spell, define, and use it appropriately in speech…

Ramona Convent Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Ramona Convent has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded…

Pasadena High School Welcomes Author Lilliam Rivera

Ms. Lilliam Rivera (wearing glasses) flanked by Pasadena High School students.[Click on image to enlarge] Pasadena High School (PHS) welcomes award-winning author Lilliam Rivera (author of “Dealing in Dreams) to Pasadena High School! Ms. Rivera…

PUSD Announces Promotion of Erin Meza to Director of Food and Nutrition Services

PUSD congratulates Erin Meza on her promotion to Director of Food and Nutrition Services, following the recent retirement of Elizabeth Powell. Ms. Meza is passionate about child nutrition and aims to connect with students through…

Pasadena Unified Attracts Top-Notch Preschool Teachers

Lindsay Lewis, PUSD Director of Early Childhood Education (photo courtesy PUSD) Five-year-old Victoria paints with watercolors at the Cleveland Dual Language Children’s Center in Pasadena and says her favorite thing about going to “big-kid school”…