Education

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...

LCUSD reviews drug-sniffing dog policy, Common Core progress

The use of drug-sniffing dogs to deter illegal activity at La Cañada High School may soon be a reality, but not until the district has ensured students are aware of their constitutional rights to privacy.

School board shuffles seats

La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board President Ellen Multari and Vice President Andrew Blumenfeld swapped seats Tuesday night, as the board reorganized and elected its new officers for 2015.

A frank talk on gang life, faith and redemption

A frank talk on gang life, faith and redemption

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy freshmen received a little insight Monday when Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle visited the campus with former gang member and “homie” Steve Avalos, who shared his experience in a special assembly.

Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL

Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL

Most people know what a difference a day makes. But anyone who’s ever been to the annual Invention Challenge at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knows it’s the milliseconds that count.

Government students visit courthouse

Government students visit courthouse

Fifty La Cañada High School seniors who are students in Kristina Kalb’s advanced placement government class visited the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena to hear oral arguments in a case. Afterward, they were able to speak to the attorneys, federal public defender Mat Larsen and assistant U.S....

Former LCHS teacher dies

Former LCHS teacher dies

Lourene "Lou" Vail — an educator who taught in every La Cañada school and was a longtime history teacher at La Cañada High School — died Nov. 2 after suffering a stroke in Alhambra. She was 95.

Students inducted into honor society

Students inducted into honor society

Three students from the Hillside School and Learning Center were inducted into the National Honor Society in an on-campus ceremony earlier this month. Juniors Leland Glauz and Daniel Jun joined sophomore Gemma Tuna in being the first Hillside students to join this new chapter of the prestigious...

Elementary students put on Thanksgiving feast with a dollop of learning

Elementary students put on Thanksgiving feast with a dollop of learning

La Cañada Elementary School fifth-graders continued a long-standing tradition Friday, joining parents and teachers in a costumed feast to commemorate America’s first Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago.

Fund hosts lunch with LCUSD superintendent

Fund hosts lunch with LCUSD superintendent

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund on Nov. 13 hosted its second semiannual “Breakfast with Wendy,” geared to provide parents and key donors with an update on the state of La Cañada Unified School District and featuring Supt. Wendy Sinnette.

La Cañada school board meets over GUSD's Sagebrush pitch

Still reeling from sticker shock after receiving a $23-million proposal from Glendale Unified for the transfer of Sagebrush students to La Cañada Unified, backers of the move are hoping for the best but planning for the worst.

La Cañada elementary students raise money on their feet

La Cañada elementary students raise money on their feet

La Cañada Unified elementary school students laced up their sneakers for a good cause Wednesday, participating in the 17th annual Jog-A-Thon, a fundraiser sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation in support of local public schools.

Report focuses on student fitness

Report focuses on student fitness

La Cañada Unified students demonstrated good overall strength and flexibility, but could stand to pay more focused attention to building strength in their trunks and upper bodies, according to physical fitness results released last week by the California Department of Education.

TACH to hold annual rummage sale

The La Cañada High School Teens for the Advancement of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (TACH) will host their annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive.

LCHS Color Guard honored with award

LCHS Color Guard honored with award

The 12-member La Cañada High School Color Guard received the Best Auxiliary Award in Division 3A in a Western Band Association Competition held at Mission Viejo High School on Nov. 1. It was their second Best Auxiliary Award this season.

Following reelection, Schiff talks to LCHS government students

Following reelection, Schiff talks to LCHS government students

Two days after being reelected to U.S. Congress representing the 28th District, Rep. Adam Schiff on Nov. 6 visited La Cañada High School to speak with more than 300 students, many of whom are studying world history and American government this semester.

Transformation expected at school's Kairos retreat

Transformation expected at school's Kairos retreat

Seniors at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school atop the San Rafael hills, piled into two big yellow buses Tuesday and readied themselves for the school's Kairos retreat in Rancho Palos Verde.

Glendale Unified asks $23M for Sagebrush

Glendale Unified asks $23M for Sagebrush

It will cost La Cañada about $23 million to have the Sagebrush area under the control of the city's primary school district, the Glendale Unified school board voted Tuesday.

La Cañada teen wins Project Runway competition

La Cañada teen wins Project Runway competition

Locals who watched La Cañada teen Grace Rickert win “Project Runway: Threads,” a competition show for young fashion designers that aired Thursday on...

La Cañada school officials want Devil's Gate concerns on the record

School officials are racing against time to ensure their concerns about L.A. County Public Works Department’s plan  to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from Devil’s Gate Dam are heard and recorded before a Nov. 12 vote.

Group asks drivers to 'Go Dirty for the Drought'

Group asks drivers to 'Go Dirty for the Drought'

If you want to reach out to Southern Californians with an important message, post it where it counts — their cars.

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.

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