Education

School board sniffs out legal issue on drug searches

School board sniffs out legal issue on drug searches

Whether the return of drug-sniffing dogs to La Cañada High School would affect a culture change on campus or potentially muddle issues surrounding students' constitutional rights to privacy was deeply discussed Tuesday by local school officials.

School board discusses potential change to district reserves

La Cañada Unified School District officials discussed Tuesday how a proposition on California's November ballot might impact local school-district funding.

Honor Society accepts Hillside

The Hillside School and Learning Center announced this week it has been accepted into the National Honor Society.

Hundreds attend Fall Family Fiesta

Hundreds attend Fall Family Fiesta

The St. George's Preschool Annual Fall Family Fiesta was on Sunday, Oct. 19, when more than 250 people turned out in support of the school.

Glendale school officials talk Sagebrush transfer terms

Glendale school officials talk Sagebrush transfer terms

Glendale school board members unveiled a new proposal on Tuesday that they said they’re willing to offer La Cañada Unified as they prepare to vote on whether or not to come to a negotiated agreement in transferring the Sagebrush territory from Glendale Unified to the La Cañada...

Former Flintridge Prep headmaster dies

Former Flintridge Prep headmaster dies

Edor "Ed" G. Anderson, former headmaster of Flintridge Preparatory School and a key player in its growth and development during his tenure from 1975 to 1991, died earlier this month due to declining health, family members said. He was 81.

La Cañada takes part in statewide earthquake drill

La Cañada takes part in statewide earthquake drill

La Cañadans ducked, covered and evacuated last Thursday 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.

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