The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” is easily exemplified within the Pasadena Unified School District, where volunteers ranging from high schoolers to retirees spend an hour a week helping schoolchildren learn to read. Continue reading “Locals Take Time to Read With Schoolchildren”
This weekend as I worked at emptying my garage, containing the accumulation of 40 years of life in this home, I had some wonderings about the process we parents are so obsessed with — that is preserving every stuffed animal, math paper, and trophy our children accumulate throughout the years of their childhood. Oh, and did I mention baby blankets?
The good news is, the garage is now empty as construction is finally about to begin on my house, the victim of a house fire more than eight months ago. The bad news was facing all of those mysterious boxes of childhood mementos among the piles of bins and boxes. Continue reading “Kids’ Mementos Also Important to Parents”
In a world of budget cuts and underfunded classrooms, it’s nice to have a friend around. And for the Pasadena Unified School District, that friend is the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Continue reading “‘Principal for a Day’ Connects Community Leaders With Schools”
With a unanimous vote, the San Marino School Board became compliant with a state law requiring certain political subdivisions to have even-numbered-year elections. Continue reading “School Board OKs Election Change”
It was with relatable experience and humor that Donald Brinegar, a renowned vocalist and choral director, helped middle school choir students hone their craft last week. Continue reading “Choir Students Get Lessons From a Pro”
There was some discussion by the City Council recently on how to approach a state mandate to alter its election years, but a decision was deferred because the body was short one person at its Friday meeting. Continue reading “Council Defers Election Year Vote”
A standing-room-only crowd in the La Cañada Unified School District’s board room was divided between the attendees in the yellow “One City, One School District” buttons and those in the yellow “Keep GUSD Whole” buttons.
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council will wait for input from the state to decide whether to allow owners of commercial buildings within multifamily zones in the city to expand their facilities.
The CIF-Southern Section announced Monday that Drake Beasley Jr., a La Cañada High School senior who is one of the top football players in the state, will remain ineligible for what’s left of the season, denying an appeal by his family last month.
Students learn differently, and so the safety officials at La Cañada High School capped Red Ribbon Week on campus with varying tactics to deliver important lessons on drug-free living.