Carver Girl Scouts Help ‘Feed Your Neighbor’

Photo courtesy Carver Elementary Girl Scouts
Carver’s Elementary School Girl Scout troops have teamed up to participate in Feed Your Neighbor Service Month. After getting great feedback from girls in the Greater Los Angeles area to do a council-wide service project to fight hunger, the Feed Your Neighbor Service Month Patch Program was launched. The program encourages both community service and service learning. It is being conducted during a time of year when food bank pantries become depleted, and will help the local food banks fill the pantries when giving may not necessarily be on everyone’s mind.

Hang Ten at Carver Carnival

Photo illustration courtesy Carver Elementary School
Carver Carnival Surfer Kids getting ready to ride some waves include (front row, from left) Emmitt Guerrero, Audrey Hail, Stuart Lin, Toby Tung, Justin Hsiang, Brennan Wong, Emily Chan, Howard Ma, Keira Shen, Emily Cheung, Wade Guerrero and Benjamin Tseng. Middle row: Avery Tseng, Piper Tseng, Joshua Lin, Justin Lin, Kenneth Chen, Lucy Wendling, Layla Chen, Bradley Wong, Allison Lin, Mason Chou, Caroline Barberie, Kelsey Lin and Alyssa Lim. Back: Megan Choa, Sophie Lin, Chloe Lang, Piper Summers, Olivia Hail, Karen McGovern, Nathan Yarahmadi, Jack Fuerst, Andrew Campana, Harrison Summers, Samantha Chou, Sarah Chou, Nathan Chan, Keeton Chen, Richard Ma and Kailey Woo.

Carver’s Carnival is coming to town on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It will feature game booths, the Mega Island Obstacle Course bouncer/slide and a talent show. Dining options include Wolfgang Puck and the Go Fusion ’N Grill food truck, as well as a variety of treats: Paradise Drinks, snow cones, cotton candy, churros, and boba and Starbucks coffee drinks. All proceeds from the carnival will help support Carver PTA’s enrichment programs, which include art, music, science, library and technology programs. Visit carvercarnival.com for more information.

Girl Scouts Make ‘Whatchamacallits’ at SWAPS Workshop

San Marino Girl Scout Troop 15121 Cadettes hosted a SWAPS-making workshop at the Hill-Harbison House recently. More than 50 San Marino Girl Scouts from various troops were in attendance. The Scouts enjoyed teaching and learning how to make the traditional Girl Scout craft called SWAPS, which means “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Girl Scout SWAPS are made to be traded later with other troops at various Girl Scout events.

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Student Takeover at Carver

Photo courtesy Amy Morris
Carver Elementary School student Hera Sun served as principal of her school for a day last week. Following in the footsteps of Principal Michael Lin, her predecessor and successor, Sun made her rounds to classrooms and announced extra recess for her peers that day.

High School Brothers Dedicate Investment Returns to SMHS

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Eric and Richard Dong (center, left to right) are flanked by father Edward Dong, Mayor Dr. Richard Sun, San Marino High School Principal Mary Johnson and mother Charity Dong after they officially signed a $75,000 endowment for SMHS to San Marino Schools Foundation.
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Eric and Richard Dong (center, left to right) are flanked by father Edward Dong, Mayor Dr. Richard Sun, San Marino High School Principal Mary Johnson and mother Charity Dong after they officially signed a $75,000 endowment for SMHS to San Marino Schools Foundation.

Brothers Richard and Eric Dong were raised to understand and navigate the complex world of investments and the financial market.
Now, as San Marino High School students, the pair are investing their resources back into their school. Last Friday, they officially signed a $75,000 endowment fund for SMHS as a show of gratitude for their high school experience. The fund also is named in honor of outgoing Principal Mary Johnson for her impact in both boys’ lives. Continue reading “High School Brothers Dedicate Investment Returns to SMHS”

HMS Science Olympiad Club Looking at State Competition

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Members of the Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad team pose with the medals they earned from the regional competition. Angelina Yung (front row, from left), Chelsea An, Sandra Chai, Cynthia Wong, Suzanne Nitta, Felix Chao, Alina Champon and Audrey Jung. Back: Elaine Cheng, Claire Wang, Amelia Kung, Ellen Ma, Alisa Quon, Joey David, Aaron Lee and Victor Charle.
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Members of the Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad team pose with the medals they earned from the regional competition. Angelina Yung (front row, from left), Chelsea An, Sandra Chai, Cynthia Wong, Suzanne Nitta, Felix Chao, Alina Champon and Audrey Jung. Back: Elaine Cheng, Claire Wang, Amelia Kung, Ellen Ma, Alisa Quon, Joey David, Aaron Lee and Victor Charle.

It was nearly a month removed from competition in which Huntington Middle School’s Science Olympiad club collectively placed second at regionals, and the kids were for the first time rocking their medals they had earned. Continue reading “HMS Science Olympiad Club Looking at State Competition”

SMHS Principal to Retire This Year

Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson

Teachers and students returned from spring break this week to learn that Mary Johnson, who has served as San Marino High School’s principal for 13 years, will retire at the end of this school year.

“With mixed emotions, I announced to the high school staff today that I will be retiring on June 30 at the end of this school year,” Johnson said in her prepared announcement. “The past 13 years at San Marino High School have been a gift in my life and it is not easy to say goodbye to our dedicated staff, amazing students, exceptional parents and community members who cannot do enough for our school. I thank you for welcoming me to the school and community. I shall hold you in my heart forever.” Continue reading “SMHS Principal to Retire This Year”

Troop 5151 Supports the Women’s Room

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK

Members of Girl Scout Troop 5151 at Carver Elementary School, including Megan Choa, Chloe Pu, Sophie Lin, Makenna Wong and McKenna Wong, were able to showcase their Bronze Award Project, a makeover for the Women’s Room in Pasadena at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Friends In Deed. The Women’s Room, part of Friends In Deed in Pasadena, is daytime respite for homeless or at-risk women. As part of their yearlong commitment, the girls also helped decorate the Friends In Deed food pantry for Halloween and Christmas, collected food items and toiletries, painted pictures for the walls and purchased items to help decorate the Women’s Room.  Not pictured are Naomi Chen, Kailey Sabo and Kinsley Wang.

In With the New PTA Presidents

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK

San Marino Unified School District’s incoming PTA presidents include (from left) Kathryn Oliveros (Carver Elementary School), Laurie Modean (Huntington Middle School), Jennifer Chuang (PTA Council), Michiko Lee (Valentine Elementary School) and Karen Wicke (San Marino High School). The new presidents will lead their respective boards for the 2017-18 school year.

HMS Bringing Motivational Speaker to Campus

Scott Greenberg
Scott Greenberg

Motivational speaker Scott Greenberg will return for an encore of sorts on Tuesday, March 28, for a pair of presentations at Huntington Middle School.
Greenberg, who lives in Los Angeles, will speak first to the HMS student body that morning and then to parents and community members at 7 p.m. in the HMS auditorium. He will focus on maintaining student unity and promoting confident leadership among the student body.

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