LCUSD Governing Board Considers More Safety Measures

The 17th school shooting in the nation this year occurred Tuesday morning at a high school in Maryland. On Tuesday night, concerned members of the La Cañada Unified School District community reconvened at a Governing Board meeting to talk security locally.
“Everything we can do, we will,” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette said.
That includes anything from inviting a pack of drug-sniffing dogs to visit the La Cañada High School campus to scheduling conversations with architects about fencing at all of the district’s traditionally open campuses. Continue reading “LCUSD Governing Board Considers More Safety Measures”

LCHS Students Send Heartfelt Letters to Florida School Survivors

Photo courtesy Jack MacKenzie
Freshman Maggie MacKenzie collected about 90 letters of support for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from her peers at LCHS.

Students were silent for a few moments Friday during Jeff Brookey’s third-period Concert Choir class, focused on the task of writing notes of encouragement to students they’d never met but wholeheartedly support at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen people were killed during a mass shooting there on Feb. 14. Continue reading “LCHS Students Send Heartfelt Letters to Florida School Survivors”

LCHS Students Plan Walkout to Honor Florida Victims

Photo courtesy Jonah Bernstein
Members of the La Cañada High School club Activism USA, whose members are supporting a walkout on Wednesday, March 14, and the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, include (front row, from left) Gaby Lichuki, Olivia Garland, Faith Florez, Haley Flynn and Nicole Son. Back: Cole Schute, Jonah Bernstein, Adam Goodman, Jack Weirick, Noah Jongeling, Courtney Culver and Bella Gardina.

The adults in the room at Tuesday’s La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board meeting still were deliberating about how best to handle a student walkout planned on March 14, but students on campus at La Cañada High School already had plans in motion. Continue reading “LCHS Students Plan Walkout to Honor Florida Victims”