Education

Board expands May teacher recognition

La Cañada Unified board members recognized Tuesday the dedication of its teachers and classified employees by naming two weeks in May as “Week of the Teacher” and “Week of the Classified Employee.”

School board hears results of survey and student performance assessments

Tuesday's meeting of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board offered opportunities for self-evaluation and reflection, as board members heard highlights of the district's latest annual districtwide survey and the recently issued third-quarter benchmark assessments of student...

Palm Crest to host its spring carnival

Palm Crest to host its spring carnival

Palm Crest Elementary School, 5025 Palm Drive, will be hosting its annual fundraising carnival, “Springamajig” on Saturday, April 25. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and families from across the community are invited to take part in the many activities that will be offered.

Seat sponsorship aims to lift Spartan spirits

To raise funds for capital improvements at La Cañada High School, such as instruments, window treatments and other things that enrich or enhance the school experience, officials announced last week the kickoff of the new Spartan Spirit Campaign.

La Cañada Unified upgrades infrastructure to brace for growing tech demand

In the past two years, La Cañada schools have experienced a sea change in how technology is used in the classroom, moving away from static desktop computers toward a future in which every student will have an individual mobile device.

Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

Eight local students participated in a science project showcase hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday.

LCHS cleaned up during annual Servathon event

LCHS cleaned up during annual Servathon event

On Saturday, April 4, members of the La Cañada High School community came together for the annual spring Servathon, where they pitched in to clean up the campus.

LCHS officials rethink discipline

La Cañada High School officials could reexamine the way errant students are punished and suspended, after a review Tuesday of the campus' discipline policy revealed suspensions may not be the most effective form of rehabilitation.

 Zac Main crowned Mr. La Cañada

Zac Main crowned Mr. La Cañada

All eight court members for Mr. La Cañada brought something different to the stage on March 27 for the second annual male beauty pageant, whether it was speed painting a landscape by hand, rapping a Blackalicious track or making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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...

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