Education

Caltech preschool expands enrollment

The cooperative preschool at Caltech operated by the Child Educational Center, which was previously open only to families with Caltech or JPL affiliations, announced this week it is opening its enrollment to all families.

Windows smashed, 39 iPad tablets stolen from Palm Crest Elementary

Windows smashed, 39 iPad tablets stolen from Palm Crest Elementary

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding a July 21 burglary at Palm Crest Elementary School, in which suspects smashed six classroom windows and stole 39 iPad tablets, estimated at $19,500, from one of the rooms.

Hazlett on the move from Glendale to La Cañada High

Hazlett on the move from Glendale to La Cañada High

Mary Hazlett had just earned her teaching credential from Occidental College in 1997 when she was offered a job teaching history at La Cañada High School.

School district fills vacancy at La Cañada High, projects 2015-16 enrollment

School district fills vacancy at La Cañada High, projects 2015-16 enrollment

La Cañada Unified officials updated the community Tuesday on the flurry of work that’s been going on over the summer, and named Glendale educator Mary Hazlett as La Cañada High School’s new assistant principal for the upcoming school year.

Glendale, La Cañada school districts to resume Sagebrush transfer talks

Glendale and La Cañada school officials are slated to return to the bargaining table after a months-long pause in a renewed effort to negotiate an agreement over the disputed Sagebrush territory.

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a community-based organization encompassing the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 scholarship awards.

Blaney officially named new principal at La Cañada Elementary

Blaney officially named new principal at La Cañada Elementary

Emily Blaney was officially appointed principal of La Cañada Elementary School Monday after a unanimous vote from La Cañada Unified school board members, who were still finalizing a destination for outgoing principal Christine Castillo.

Multari plans to run again for La Cañada school district seat

Multari plans to run again for La Cañada school district seat

Ellen Multari, currently serving as vice president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, announced this week she will seek reelection to the panel in the fall.

School district taps Emily Blaney as new La Cañada Elementary principal

School district taps Emily Blaney as new La Cañada Elementary principal

School officials announced Tuesday technology teacher Emily Blaney has been selected to serve as La Cañada Elementary School principal for the 2015-16 school year. She replaces Christine Castillo, who will be reassigned to a teaching position.

Science students organize fundraiser for Cottonwood Canyon conservation effort

Science students organize fundraiser for Cottonwood Canyon conservation effort

To unwind after finals and AP exams, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s advanced-placement environmental-science students hosted a Cottonwood Arts & Eco Festival Friday at La Cañada’s Memorial Park to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and back a good cause.

Kuszyk announces run for school board seat

Kuszyk announces run for school board seat

An active volunteer within the La Cañada Unified School District announced this week he is forming a campaign committee to seek a seat on the school board during the Nov. 3 election, when two seats will be open.

Counselors entreat school district, LCAP committee for additional staffing

When a team of La Cañada High School counselors were seeking additional staff to better support the student body and reduce the current ratio of one counselor for every 300 teens, they came up with a plan.

Science students to host fundraiser for Cottonwood preservation effort

Science students to host fundraiser for Cottonwood preservation effort

A group of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy students will host an arts festival in Memorial Park Friday afternoon to raise funds and awareness for a local conservancy’s effort to...

La Cañada city officials ask to join Sagebrush transfer talks

La Cañada city officials agreed Monday to chip in $5,000 for a Sacramento-based consultant to reinvigorate talks between La Cañada and Glendale school officials over a possible Sagebrush transfer — in exchange for a seat at the bargaining table.

Graduation comes with gratitude for La Cañada High

Graduation comes with gratitude for La Cañada High

Summoning a collective spirit of gratitude — for family, faculty and friendships forged — La Cañada High School’s Class of 2015 bid farewell Friday to the school that provided a temporary backdrop for what will become lifelong memories.

LCF seeks applicants for Youth Council

The city of La Cañada Flintridge invites interested residents between the ages of 14 and 19 who wish to serve on its Youth Council to submit an application by the extended June 22 deadline.

District studies Gov. Jerry Brown's budget revision

District studies Gov. Jerry Brown's budget revision

How Gov. Jerry Brown's recent budget proposal will shake out for schools remains to be seen, but La Cañada Unified officials hope it will spell good news for the district, which has been operating in recovery mode for years.

Hager leaving school district

The La Cañada Unified School District recently announced the departure of Patty Hager, associate superintendent of Human Resources, along with news of her replacement, a Conejo Valley director of secondary education.

St. Francis honors its 2015 graduates

St. Francis honors its 2015 graduates

St. Francis High School, where several teens from the foothills attend, held its 66th commencement exercises on campus Saturday, when 160 young men were awarded their diplomas.

Interfaith event honors graduates

Interfaith event honors graduates

Area teens who are poised to graduate from high school this week gathered Tuesday night in St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church for the ninth annual Interfaith Baccalaureate service sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Ecumenical Ministerial Assn.

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.

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