Education

La Cañada takes part in statewide earthquake drill

La Cañada takes part in statewide earthquake drill

[UPDATE 10/16 5:08 p.m.] La Cañadans ducked, covered and evacuated Wednesday morning, participating in the Great California Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill designed to test and refine the disaster response protocols of schools and local agencies.

Glendale educators grow technology courses

The Glendale Unified school board recently voted to adopt two new courses for middle and high school students centered around technology — another step toward the district’s expanding focus on career-technical education.

Wells Fargo boosts scholarship fund

The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge has received a $5,000 donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation in recognition of CSF’s community service. Established in 1964, CSF is a community-supported foundation with the goal of enabling all students who reside in La Ca&...

Pasadena Christian School to host High School Fair

Pasadena Christian School will hold its annual High School Fair featuring enrollment information from area public, parochial and private high schools on Monday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

La Cañada Author talks writing at Hillside School

La Cañada Author talks writing at Hillside School

La Cañada author Catherine Linka visited the Hillside School to discuss with students her latest book, “A Girl Called Fearless.” The book is a young adult futuristic thriller in which fact and fiction are woven together.

LCUSD's making tech gains but has a long way to go, director says

La Cañada Unified has made great strides toward integrating technology into the classroom but still has a long way to go, according to technology director Jamie Lewsadder’s road map for the district.

Russell appointed to vacant seat on Glendale School Board

Russell appointed to vacant seat on Glendale School Board

Glendale school officials appointed Sandy Russell to its board Wednesday night with a 3-1 vote after a series of televised interviews with five applicants vying for the seat.

No changes made to La Cañada sign ordinance

No changes made to La Cañada sign ordinance

A years-long debate on whether electronic message centers perform a community service or are a potentially distracting nuisance was settled Monday night after a heated discussion among a...

Flintridge Prep benefit scheduled

Flintridge Prep benefit scheduled

The Parents Assn. Benefit Committee at Flintridge Preparatory School has announced that the school’s upcoming benefit, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on March 7, will be themed “The Pat Rack Rebels.”

FSHA student named to Tournament of Roses Royal Court

On Sunday, Gabrielle Current was just a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy with a passion for the stage. By Monday morning, she was a princess.

LCHS choir students to perform

The La Cañada High School Choral Music Department will perform its Fall Debut Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd.

LCF resident eyes board seat

LCF resident eyes board seat

A resident of the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge is one of five candidates looking to be appointed to the Glendale school board this week following school board member Mary Boger’s resignation due to illness.

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

Schools staying on top in science

Although schools are shifting away from California Standards Tests to new Common Core standards in math and English language arts, students in grades 5, 8 and 10 are still getting CST scores in science.

Mom: Teens need more sleep

Considering research that indicates adolescents feel and perform better when their academic day begins after 8:30 a.m., local school district officials discussed Tuesday the possible pros and cons of a later start time at La Cañada High School.

Google Drive part of Common Core move

The La Cañada Unified School District has been preparing for the new Common Core state standards by ramping up professional development for teachers and making technological upgrades on all campuses, including a systematic move to Google Drive, a virtual file storage service provided by the...

District endorses foundation's efforts

District endorses foundation's efforts

Continuing a long-standing tradition in the school community, La Cañada Educational Foundation officials presented La Cañada Unified School District Tuesday with a giant check made out for $2.1 million, symbolizing the Foundation's fundraising efforts for the 2013-14 school year.

Illness boosts call for shots

At least one La Cañada High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, prompting school and health officials to inform families about whooping cough and the importance of receiving vaccinations and booster shots to protect against communicable diseases.

 School board chooses student representative

School board chooses student representative

Every year, the La Cañada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve.

Students make distinctive list

Several area students, all high school seniors, were named Wednesday as semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

District's new operations head brings teaching, administrative experience to the table

When it comes to school district business and finance, La Cañada Unified's new chief business and operations officer, Mark Evans, is sort of a triple threat.

La Cañada Library marks 35th annual contest

The La Cañada Flintridge Library is now accepting entries for the 35th annual Bookmark Contest. Operated through the Los Angeles County Public Library System, the contest asks students in grades K-12 to draw or design a color bookmark that incorporates books or reading and follows a...

School's FEM Club touts women's rights

School's FEM Club touts women's rights

There are currently 385 girls enrolled at La Cañada's all-female Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. But despite all those young women, and more than 30 student organizations on campus, there wasn't a club expressly dedicated to feminism or women's rights.

Educational Foundation seek donations

Educational Foundation seek donations

La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation board members have been attending La Cañada Unified School District Back-to-School nights to seek donations from parents.

Coach takes on a cooler role

Coach takes on a cooler role

When La Cañada High School teacher, athletic director and girls basketball coach Tamar Hill stepped down from her athletic positions in March, she was looking for a change of pace from the hectic schedules and stresses that had come to dominate her life.

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