LCUSD Among Best in State Assessment Tests

The second batch of online testing results released this week again placed La Cañada Unified School District’s students among the best-scoring in the state.
The annual California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress system ranked LCUSD’s 5th-, 6th- and 8th-graders tops in the state in English language arts/literacy, while its 6th-graders also rated first in math, according to mean scale score performance data reported by Lindi Dreibelbis, chief director of assessment.
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Launching and Letting Go of Your College-Bound Student

Dear Parents,
Hopefully this summer has been full of good memory-making moments for your family. As you may have anticipated, your life is about ready to change. Sending a child off to college is a major transition that affects the entire family.
If this is your first offspring heading off to college, the launching and letting go phenomenon is all new and you may be understandably apprehensive about how it will affect the balance of the family mobile, as everything will begin to shift and change. Continue reading “Launching and Letting Go of Your College-Bound Student”

Mothers’ Club Uplifts Families From All Angles

The year was 1961 when a woman named Mara Moser reached out to the loneliest and most overwhelmed mothers in northwest Pasadena with the hope of bringing them together for friendship and mutual support. Throughout the next half-century, this network expanded to include early childhood programs as well as a parent education department that together aimed to enhance the development of area youth while responding to the needs of families living in isolation and poverty. Continue reading “Mothers’ Club Uplifts Families From All Angles”

Psychologist Recognized for Pediatric Efforts

When Mona Delahooke was 13 years old, a bad case of pneumonia sent her to Huntington Hospital for what eventually became a two-week stay. As she lay in bed during a time before smartphones and computers, Delahooke passed the hours by reading books brought to her room on a rolling cart that an employee pushed through the halls each day. She soon immersed herself in a 1964 paperback called “Dibs in Search of Self,” which chronicles a series of therapy sessions with an emotionally challenged young boy. Continue reading “Psychologist Recognized for Pediatric Efforts”

Ronald McDonald House: A Home Away From Home

More than 1,000 miles separate Luisa Betancourt and Liliana Sosa from their homes in Mexico as they sit on a couch inside the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House during a recent afternoon. The smiling young girls wear leg braces as a result of the medical treatment they have been receiving across the street at Huntington Hospital, the nearest place that could offer Betancourt and Sosa the proper care for their ailments. But despite traveling all the way from Cabo San Lucas with their mothers, the girls feel right at home under this roof on Pasadena Avenue. Continue reading “Ronald McDonald House: A Home Away From Home”