The state has gotten serious about curbing absenteeism, creating a new accountability system to replace the former Academic Performance Index. The new system will include factors ranging from assessment results to graduation rates and, yes, chronic absenteeism, which is defined as a student being absent for 10% or more of the school year. Continue reading “New Attendance Policy Limits Make-Up Work”
Though the conversation centered on the delicate topic of race relations, the dialogue Sunday remained respectful and orderly — or, as guest speaker Harlan Redmond put it, they “kept it Presbyterian.” Continue reading “In Discussion on Race, a Plea for Understanding”
As far as welcoming parties go, this one was special. This one was a first.
Nearly 380 La Cañada High School students volunteered to get up early and spend a few hours at school before the school year started this week. Continue reading “Link Crew Comes to the Rescue of Nervous Freshmen”
La Cañada Flintridge was in the arena last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for U.S. president by a major political party. Continue reading “Unforgettable Moments for Local Figures at the DNC”
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Department invited people over to the station Tuesday for a friendly get-together: Joining police and sheriff’s personnel across the country, the department was celebrating National Night Out. Continue reading “Sheriff’s Station Hosts ‘Night Out’ for Community”
The decision took only a few minutes, but the City Council members in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting made sure anyone listening knew the choice wasn’t easy. Continue reading “New Faces on Planning Commission, Youth Council”
The clock has started for county officials to make a determination about the decades-long tug-of-war over the students living in the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “Sagebrush Petition Certified by County”
Did you see him? He was right there, in the thick of it, at the turbulent center of the political universe.
If you tuned in to the Republican National Convention last week, you easily might have spotted Riley Owen. The 2016 La Cañada High School graduate was a regular presence on the floor at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, in the mix with delegates and political stars and pundits, soaking up the history as it was being written. Continue reading “Memorable Experience at the RNC”
The chatter in the room was telling:
“Oh, my god, Kelsey, this is so cute!” one girl exclaimed.
“Ow!” another said.
“Adorable!” a third girl announced.
“Oopsies,” a fourth girl said. Continue reading “Learning This Skill is Soooo Fun!”
By Avery Yang
The morning sun glitters off the many model granite countertops — some gray, some black, some an off-beige — on display at Coram Design Center. Continue reading “LCHS Grad Seeks to Fuse Non- and For-Profit Worlds”