First published in the Dec. 2 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Photos by Toni LeBel / The Outlook
Every fall, students at Westridge and their parents get creative in their kitchens and whip up a variety of dishes and baked goods that feature that oddly-shaped, sweet orange tuber, the yam.
Among the foods served up by the parents at this year’s event were yam fries, pies, soups, mochi and ice cream, couscous with yams, candied yams, yamadoodle cookies and yam biryani.
Elizabeth J. McGregor, who leads Pasadena’s Westridge School, has announced that she will retire at the end of her current contract with the independent institution for girls in grades 4-12.
“The most fulfilling chapter of my life has been at Westridge, and as I come to the end of my current, three-year contract at the end of June 2022, it will be one that I will close with my retirement,” Westridge’s head of school, who has spent four decades as a teacher and administrator, said in a letter to the school’s community. “I am looking forward to traveling, exploring new volunteer and consulting opportunities, and spending more time with my husband and family, especially my grandchildren.” Continue reading “Westridge Head of School Announces 2022 Retirement”
As a sixth-grader, Caroline Lopez entered Westridge School’s gym and hoped to one day see a banner with her name on it. It took five years but she accomplished that mission last Friday as she helped the Tigers defeat Rowland, 11-7, in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship match at the Claremont Club. Continue reading “Tigers Edge Rowland, Capture First CIF Crown Since 1981”
Three local private high schools have again tipped the grade scales among Los Angeles County’s best private schools, according to the neighborhood research website Niche.com, which uses parent and student reviews, public test scores and college data to compile its annual rankings.
According to Niche’s compilation of the “2020 Best Private High Schools” in the county, Flintridge Prep ranked No. 2, Polytechnic School No. 3 and Westridge No. 5, reclaiming the same spots they had in last year’s ratings. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep, Poly, Westridge Remain Niche Ranking Favorites”