Education

Group's charity event aims to donate bikes to orphans

Group's charity event aims to donate bikes to orphans

In 2012, St. Francis High School’s Sebouh Bazikian made a promise to raise $5,000 to provide orphans in Kenya with bicycles that would get them to school safely and potentially change their lives forever.

Mandarin school marks first decade with Lunar New Year celebration

Mandarin school marks first decade with Lunar New Year celebration

La Cañada mom Hui Su remembers when Foothill Chinese School was just a series of after-school Mandarin lessons created for a clutch of students whose parents had a keen interest in preserving their family’s native tongue.

Glendale, La Cañada school districts to continue discussion on potential Sagebrush transfer

As Glendale school officials prepare to meet with La Cañada school officials next week over the Sagebrush territory, Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan reminded residents that Glendale’s proposal over the territory is still active during a school board meeting on Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley PTA: Monte Vista Elementary to hold 'Father-Daughter Dance'

Monte Vista Elementary: The school's "Father-Daughter Dance" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the auditorium. Contact the office for more information.

FSHA alum, author visits to speak about writing

FSHA alum, author visits to speak about writing

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy alumna Jan Ellison, who just published her first novel, traveled from her San Francisco home to the local campus earlier this month to savor lunch and a discussion with students in the school’s Book Club and Young Writers’ Society.

District to offer Sagebrush students transfer priority

La Cañada school officials made it easier for families living in the city’s western “Sagebrush” territory to seek transfers into La Cañada Unified from Glendale Unified, agreeing those students should have priority in the district’s transfer process over...

Paradise Canyon PTA names awardees

Paradise Canyon PTA names awardees

The PTA at Paradise Canyon Elementary School announced Jan 30 during a school spirit rally that a few dedicated parent volunteers, along with some school employees, would be the recipients of PTA Founders Day awards. They will be feted with other district Founders Day winners at a joint event held...

Glendale, La Cañada school districts to meet again on Sagebrush transfer

La Cañada and Glendale school officials will meet later this month to discuss the proposal Glendale Unified officials delivered late last year laying out terms for transferring the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge into the La Cañada Unified School District.

Nursery school hosts parent event

Nursery school hosts parent event

Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School recently held a Saturday event especially devoted to parents who work outside the home. Included in the day were activities they could enjoy with their preschool-age children.

FSHA student, coach see gender bias in debate world

FSHA student, coach see gender bias in debate world

As a debater, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior Maddie Collins has a lot going for her — poise, confidence and a clear speaking voice she's polished for years as a member of the school's speech and debate team.

Palm Crest GATE students learn the science of cooking

Palm Crest GATE students learn the science of cooking

The subject of baking came to life Thursday as GATE students at Palm Crest Elementary School learned about the chemistry behind bread-making in a special after-school enrichment class.

Scholarship committee welcomes applicants

The La Cañada Thursday Club is offering two scholarship opportunities for high school seniors living in the 91011 Zip Code.

 Students shift over to keyboards in preparation for Common Core exams

Students shift over to keyboards in preparation for Common Core exams

With little more than two months to go before the state's rollout of online-only Common Core testing, La Cañada school officials are scrambling to make sure students have mastered a foundational, but largely forgotten, skill — typing.

Students abuzz over Science Bowl contest

La Cañada High School is prepared to compete in a regional science competition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory this Saturday, following months of preparation in hopes they'll compete in the National Science Bowl.

Sixth-grader's pacing and  practice help spell success

Sixth-grader's pacing and practice help spell success

At the La Cañada Unified spelling bee last week, some competitors spelled words in bunches of three letters at a time. Others plodded through the word's beginning, then rushed through the last several letters in relief.

Teen parts with furry friend following completion of guide dog training

Teen parts with furry friend following completion of guide dog training

Lexie Dreyfuss took Chloe, a black Labrador retriever, everywhere for 18 months. The 17-year-old junior had the dog lay by her side in class at La Cañada High School, walk through the aisles at Ralphs and resist other furry friends while volunteering at Petco.

Fun as a catalyst for learning science

Fun as a catalyst for learning science

Mountain Avenue Elementary students gladly went to school on a Saturday to play catch with a robot, use Red Vines to create DNA helixes and get a hair-raising lesson on electrical fields — all in the name of science.

Panel to address high school enrollment, planning questions

For parents of students about to enter high school, there can be many questions about how to plan and navigate those four years. A discussion taking place Thursday seeks to provide answers to some of those questions.

Crescenta Valley High gears for science event

Crescenta Valley High School students spent this past summer meeting up to twice a week to study science facts and answer questions at a high rate of speed in preparation for a shot at competing in the National Science Bowl.

School district appoints community liaisons

In order to make sure the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board stays connected to the community it serves, the district annually appoints members to work as liaisons and representatives on several local groups and committees.

Teachers turn to the web for funding help

Teachers turn to the web for funding help

After dipping into their own pockets to enrich their classes, local teachers are turning to a crowd-funding website for help with classroom materials.

New Common Core math courses, drug-sniffing discussed at LCUSD's first meeting of the year

In their first meeting of 2015, La Cañada Unified board members prepared for big changes coming up, acknowledging that challenges surely lie ahead as the district weathers massive shake-ups in state funding, academic standards and student assessment.

YouTube star Jacob Whitesides performs at Flintridge Prep for suicide prevention fundraiser

YouTube star Jacob Whitesides performs at Flintridge Prep for suicide prevention fundraiser

Hundreds of teenage girls shivered in the rain on Saturday — some since 5 a.m. that day — to have YouTube singing sensation Jacob Whitesides croon to them.

Locals react to end of YES

Locals react to end of YES

About 12 years ago, La Cañada mom Jan Crane was in need of a baby-sitter for her two small children when a friend referred her to Youth Employment Service.

La Cañada, Glendale board members to meet over transfer

La Cañada, Glendale board members to meet over transfer

La Cañada Unified School District officials will soon return to the negotiating table with Glendale Unified to see if any agreement can be reached regarding a possible transfer of the Sagebrush territory...

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