Education

Health and Fitness Week at La Cañada Elementary

Health and Fitness Week at La Cañada Elementary

Activities like a lunchtime obstacle course were part of the Health and Fitness week from March 23 through March 27, 2015 at La Cañada Elementary School. 

School districts may hire consultant to facilitate Sagebrush terms

School districts may hire consultant to facilitate Sagebrush terms

La Cañada and Glendale school officials may soon hire an independent consultant to facilitate terms of an agreement over the potential transfer of Sagebrush families into La Cañada Unified School District boundaries, after a negotiation meeting held Monday.

State puts API on hold for second year

State school officials voted last week to suspend the Academic Performance Index for the second year in a row, vowing to craft a more comprehensive way to measure student achievement in the Common Core era.

Student artwork awarded at PTA reception

Student artwork awarded at PTA reception

Parents and student artists gathered in the La Canada Unified School District board room to view submissions to the La Cañada PTA Council Reflections contest during a March 11 reception.

Students kick start St. Patrick's Day festivities with Irish dancing, culture

Students kick start St. Patrick's Day festivities with Irish dancing, culture

Irish eyes were smiling Thursday afternoon as Palm Crest Elementary School GATE students learned about all things Irish in a special after-school event held just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Educational Foundation gala raises more than $500K for schools

Educational Foundation gala raises more than $500K for schools

The La Cañada Educational Foundation’s annual Spring Gala held last weekend raised more than $500,000 for the city’s public schools. 

The Y makes room for kids to thrive

The Y makes room for kids to thrive

A converted meeting room at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA officially became a "kid cool" space for youth development on Tuesday, showcased by a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. The flagship athletic activities well known as a destination at the nonprofit took a...

Sagebrush talks 'productive'

Sagebrush talks 'productive'

La Cañada Unified school officials reassured residents Tuesday that negotiations with their Glendale counterparts over the transfer of students living in La Cañada's Sagebrush territory are still moving forward after a Feb. 25 meeting of the minds.

Jury awards teacher $178K in disability discrimination case

A federal jury unanimously found Monday that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles discriminated against a former kindergarten teacher at a private school in La Cañada Flintridge and engaged in conduct which was “malicious, oppressive or in conscious disregard” of the teacher’s...

LCHS Spring Festival Concert to take place Thursday

La Cañada High School’s Choral Music Program will hold its annual Spring Festival Concert this Thursday, featuring its ensembles, choir and chamber singers.

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.

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