Education

Digital citizenship lesson plan: La Cañada students learn online safety

Digital citizenship lesson plan: La Cañada students learn online safety

Do you know what to do when a message pops up on your computer asking if you want to chat? La Cañada Unified second-graders do.

Garrett Ohara takes over as athletic director at Flintridge Prep

Garrett Ohara takes over as athletic director at Flintridge Prep

Garrett Ohara is used to following in Alex Rivera’s footsteps down the career path at Flintridge Prep.

Crescenta-Cañada students set butterflies free

Crescenta-Cañada students set butterflies free

Children attending Crescenta-Cañada Nursery School watched recently as their caterpillars morphed into butterflies. Busy Bears (4-year-olds) and Darling Ducklings (3-year-olds) gathered at Memorial Park to set their butterflies free with school director Nita Imm.

Spring Home Tour set for May 2

Spring Home Tour set for May 2

With the La Cañada Spring Home Tour coming up, the LCHS 7/8 PTA committee charged with making it a success set up a contest among all three elementary school sixth-grade classes to see which one could sell the most tour tickets and sponsorships. Katie Budde's sixth-grade class at Paradise...

Field trip talk turns to pot at LCUSD school board meeting

La Cañada Unified School District officials examined their field trip supervision guidelines Tuesday night after learning that more than one student participating in La Cañada High School's annual trip to Yosemite National Park in February was caught in possession of marijuana.

Sagebrush shows up on GUSD agenda

Sagebrush shows up on GUSD agenda

Reaction from Glendale school board members on transferring the students living in the west side of La Cañada known as the Sagebrush area to the LCUSD was mixed...

La Cañada High tech club lets 'students become the teachers'

La Cañada High tech club lets 'students become the teachers'

For the past year, Jamie Lewsadder has led La Cañada Unified School District’s foray into a new technological era. As IT director, she’s worked with a...

Teens muscle their way through St. Francis sports medicine event

Teens muscle their way through St. Francis sports medicine event

Nearly 530 teens considering a career tending to injured athletes turned out Saturday when Saint Francis High School hosted its 13th annual Sports Medicine Competition.

LCHS noted for music education

LCHS noted for music education

La Cañada High School was recently recognized by the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of 96 schools in the nation that set the bar for offering students access to a comprehensive music education program.

Schools tap into tech with iPads

Schools tap into tech with iPads

On Tuesday morning, while their fellow schoolmates played outside during recess, a class of Palm Crest Elementary School first-graders was engaged in a different sort of play.

M.A.C.K. Night Out slated for April 12

Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids, the foundation that raises money in support of Mountain Avenue Elementary School, is planning its annual major fundraiser M.A.C.K. Night Out, for Saturday, April 12 at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane. The event gets underway at 6 p.m. and...

St. Francis HS hosting sports medicine event

St. Francis High School will host the 13th Annual Sports Medicine Competition from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, when students from across the Western U.S. will test their knowledge of sports medicine and athletic training.

Crestview appoints new head of school

Crestview appoints new head of school

A Pasadena resident, Baudelia Chavez Taylor, has been appointed head of school at Crestview Preparatory School, effective July 1.

La Cañada PTA Council honored

The La Cañada PTA Council was honored at the First District PTA Awards dinner and meeting on March 24 at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

CSF offering scholarships to students residing in La Cañada

The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge (CSF), which learned last month it will be honored with a 2014 Les Tupper Award for community service, is offering scholarships to local students again this year. All required documentation, along with reference reports, must be...

LCUSD gears up for Common Core field testing

A day after returning from spring break Monday, La Cañada Unified will embark on a month-long period of Common Core field testing when La Cañada Elementary School students sit in computer labs for the first-ever in a series of completely online standardized tests.

Mothers' Guild of SFHS holds annual yard sale

Mothers' Guild of SFHS holds annual yard sale

As spring descends upon La Cañada, so too does spring cleaning — giving the Mothers’ Guild of St. Francis High School the perfect time to hold their annual yard sale last weekend.

Document hints at potential transfer terms

Document hints at potential transfer terms

After decades of contention over whether Glendale or La Cañada Unified School District should have stewardship of children living in La Cañada’s westernmost...

Group hosts suicide prevention talk in Glendale

A Glendale Unified psychologist and a mental health services coordinator offered parents direction Thursday night in recognizing depression in teens in order to better prevent suicide.

Residents support transfer at town hall meeting

Residents support transfer at town hall meeting

The majority of about 40 people who spoke at a town hall meeting Tuesday night favored a potential plan to transfer La Cañada's Sagebrush territory from Glendale...

LCHS hosts male beauty pageant

LCHS hosts male beauty pageant

In the interest of gender equality, 10 male students at La Cañada High School vied for the title of “Mr. La Cañada” Friday night during a first-ever male beauty pageant hosted by the school’s Associated Student Body.

Spring gala guests get a taste of the Big Easy

Spring gala guests get a taste of the Big Easy

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation raised about $500,000 while entertaining hundreds of guests Saturday at its annual spring gala.

St. Baldrick's: Educators, students make a shear sacrifice at LCHS

St. Baldrick's: Educators, students make a shear sacrifice at LCHS

Hair today, gone tomorrow — that was the case for five teachers and 15 students at La Cañada High School Monday afternoon, who went under the razor for a worthy cause.

Final numbers released in La Cañada parcel tax

La Cañada Unified School District's Measure LC parcel tax has officially passed, garnering 68.12% of the...

Student recalls Uganda trip at LCHS TEDx talk

Student recalls Uganda trip at LCHS TEDx talk

Among the 14 local students who participated Sunday in La Cañada Unified School District's TEDx event, where students shared their hopes, dreams and ideas with the community, one speaker caught the attention of the audience — 10-year-old Ray Wipfli.

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