Education

District works for better substitutes

District works for better substitutes

Not content to let ill-prepared mercenaries attempt to stand in for top-notch educators, La Cañada Unified is making sure its substitute teachers are able to do much more than press the "Start" button on a DVD player.

Revived talks on Sagebrush transfer in the works

Revived talks on Sagebrush transfer in the works

After a hiatus, Glendale school officials are moving forward on resolving the Sagebrush issue, scheduling a meeting with advisers next week.

Fire alarm at La Cañada High rings social-media bell

La Cañada High School students, staff and faculty were alarmed Tuesday morning when the campus fire detection system was triggered by an incident that occurred in the kitchen of the cafeteria.

La Cañada Unified superintendent defends start date

La Cañada Unified superintendent defends start date

La Cañada Unified Supt. Wendy Sinnette on Tuesday defended schools starting in mid-August in the wake of a recent wave of social media fervor, including an online petition, suggesting the district push back the start date.

Five iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary recovered in Long Beach

Five iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary recovered in Long Beach

La Cañada Unified officials announced Tuesday five of 39 iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary School last month have been recovered by...

Picnics welcome back La Cañada elementary students

Picnics welcome back La Cañada elementary students

La Cañada’s three elementary schools concluded the first week of the 2015-16 school year on Friday, welcoming new and returning students and their families with campuswide picnic events.

New food vendor sets out fresh lunch menu for La Cañada schools

New food vendor sets out fresh lunch menu for La Cañada schools

School cafeterias have not historically engendered positive associations, instead evoking memories of surly lunch ladies dishing up Sloppy Joe sandwiches made up of “mystery meat” to unwitting pupils.

La Cañada Unified moves to replace stolen iPads

La Cañada Unified moves to replace stolen iPads

La Cañada Unified School District officials are working with Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies to track and potentially retrieve 39 iPads and one MacBook laptop stolen in a smash-and-grab burglary that occurred in a Palm Crest Elementary School computer lab in the early...

La Cañada Unified school board weighs the potential cost of gifts

Despite not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, La Cañada Unified officials discussed Tuesday a pesky district obligation that is triggered when donations of money, goods or services are rendered.

La Cañada schools prepare for new year

La Cañada schools prepare for new year

With less than a week to go before the 2015-16 school year begins, La Cañada Unified officials are putting the finishing touches on several summer projects as the district plans to welcome 4,093 students back to class on Wednesday.

Deadline approaches for school board candidates

Deadline approaches for school board candidates

The deadline for candidates wishing to run for one of two seats on the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board is next Friday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m.

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.

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