Education

City to talk sharing consultant cost

As La Cañada school officials continue to negotiate with their counterparts in Glendale the terms by which students living in the city’s western edge might be peaceably transferred into LCUSD boundaries, city officials are considering how they might help.

Retiring coach, former student named to LCHS hall of fame

Retiring coach, former student named to LCHS hall of fame

Coach Louie Bilowitz and former Spartan Josh Henderson — whose prowess on the soccer field earned La Cañada High School national honors in 1995 — will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony Sunday.

Special tribute to honor fallen soldier, Flintridge Prep alum Sgt. Scott Studenmund

Special tribute to honor fallen soldier, Flintridge Prep alum Sgt. Scott Studenmund

This year's Memorial Day service in La Cañada Flintridge will hold special meaning for a local family Monday, as the city honors Army Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund, a 2008 Flintridge Preparatory School graduate who died during military engagement last June.

Library to host book signing with best-selling author Lisa See

Library to host book signing with best-selling author Lisa See

The La Cañada Flintridge Library is hosting a discussion and book signing with author Lisa See to discuss her fourth New York Times best-selling novel, “China Dolls,” on Saturday, May 30.

Key Club members take over meeting

Key Club members take over meeting

Following a long tradition, the La Cañada High School Key Club recently took over the meeting of its sponsoring Kiwanis Club of La Cañada at a recent Wednesday luncheon meeting in Descanso Gardens.

Chorus to hold auditions in June

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) is holding auditions for boys and girls ages 8 (by Sept. 1, 2015) to 12 on June 4 through 7, in Pasadena. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required.

St. Bede students recognized

St. Bede students recognized

Two St. Bede Elementary School students were recently designated distinguished students by Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation. Students in the seventh and eighth grades who contributed essays and provided evidence of service were each winners of $100. The students were selected by a...

Italian Catholic Federation awards FSHA student scholarship

Italian Catholic Federation awards FSHA student scholarship

Carly Spina, a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, on May 19 will be the recipient of a scholarship presented by the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church. The event begins at 6 p.m.

La Cañada High School student wins $2,500 merit scholarship

Suma K. Gutapadi of La Cañada Flintridge, a student at La Cañada High School, has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Foundation, it was announced May 6. Gutapadi, one of just 2,500 Merit Scholars across the nation, is currently considering a career in the field...

Art contest takes aim at water awareness

Art contest takes aim at water awareness

An annual art contest established four years ago to expand awareness of California’s drought recently among young people had more than 120 submissions from students in elementary through high school, and two of its top three winners are Rosemont Middle School students.

Hillside students get golfing lessons

Hillside students get golfing lessons

Students from the physical education class at the Hillside School in La Cañada recently participated in the First Tee of Greater Pasadena golf program at Brookside Golf Course. During the five-week class, 14 students received instruction from golf professional Trevor Kelly, which included...

District presses one-to-one Chromebook campaign

If La Cañada Unified's plan to put laptops in the hands of every student is going to take off, it's going to require an initial investment from parents — one tech experts and supporters say is well worth the cost.

Teacher requests swapping Helen Keller tale with multicultural graphic novel

Out with the old and in with the new — that could be the case for La Cañada Unified's core literature list, if a request to replace the classic "The Miracle Worker" with a graphic novel about growing up Asian American is granted.

School board remains mum on teacher's absence while parents seek clarification on dismissal procedures

A group of parents expressed frustration at La Cañada Unified’s teacher dismissal practices Tuesday, more than three weeks after a beloved educator was removed from her La Cañada Elementary School classroom with no explanation given to the public.

Nursery school bids farewell to retiring 'Busy Bear' teacher, director Nita Imm

Nursery school bids farewell to retiring 'Busy Bear' teacher, director Nita Imm

On a recent Monday morning, while the world hustled and bustled outside, Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School teacher Nita Imm colored the cushiony bottoms of her students’ feet with a paint brush. First came the heel, then the toes in a matching color.

LCHS clubs revive spring festival to share their missions

LCHS clubs revive spring festival to share their missions

About 30 of La Cañada High School's 60 clubs resurrected the school's spring festival concept on Saturday, May 2 on campus, where several progressive student groups, along with carnival games, live music, food and rides, became a draw to the wider community. The idea for the free event came...

Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Three local students were honored recently at the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

St. Francis High robotics team takes first in its division

St. Francis High robotics team takes first in its division

The St. Francis Robotics Team, known affectionately around campus as Team Brobot, captured the Engineering Division of the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday, April 16. The local team placed first in its division with competition from more than 90...

More than $10K raised for schools

More than $10K raised for schools

La Cañada sixth-grade students and their families raised more than $10,000 during their two-week sponsorship and ticket drive for the La Cañada Home Tour, which takes place Friday, May 1, to benefit La Cañada High School.

'Every 15 Minutes' project stages the real-life drama of drunk driving

'Every 15 Minutes' project stages the real-life drama of drunk driving

To impart to teens the perils of drinking and driving, La Cañada High School last week hosted “Every 15 Minutes,” a two-day reenactment event that began Thursday morning with a staged fatal car accident and ended Friday with tears of gratitude.

Les Tupper winners named

Les Tupper winners named

Five individuals and one high school organization have been selected winners of this year’s prestigious Les Tupper Community Service Awards and are to be honored in a May 11 ceremony in von Karman Auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Board expands May teacher recognition

La Cañada Unified board members recognized Tuesday the dedication of its teachers and classified employees by naming two weeks in May as “Week of the Teacher” and “Week of the Classified Employee.”

School board hears results of survey and student performance assessments

Tuesday's meeting of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board offered opportunities for self-evaluation and reflection, as board members heard highlights of the district's latest annual districtwide survey and the recently issued third-quarter benchmark assessments of student...

Palm Crest to host its spring carnival

Palm Crest to host its spring carnival

Palm Crest Elementary School, 5025 Palm Drive, will be hosting its annual fundraising carnival, “Springamajig” on Saturday, April 25. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and families from across the community are invited to take part in the many activities that will be offered.

Seat sponsorship aims to lift Spartan spirits

To raise funds for capital improvements at La Cañada High School, such as instruments, window treatments and other things that enrich or enhance the school experience, officials announced last week the kickoff of the new Spartan Spirit Campaign.

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