Student Collecting Textiles to Fund Training in Africa

 During his last visit to Uganda, Ray Wipfli visited Bulamu Secondary School in Mpigi, where the school’s Ray United FC club was awarded a 1-million Ugandan shilling ($285) grant to promote nutrition by planting fruit trees and encouraging fruit consumption on campus. The Uganda students pictured are the leaders of the club receiving the donation.
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During his last visit to Uganda, Ray Wipfli visited Bulamu Secondary School in Mpigi, where the school’s Ray United FC club was awarded a 1-million Ugandan shilling ($285) grant to promote nutrition by planting fruit trees and encouraging fruit consumption on campus. The Uganda students pictured are the leaders of the club receiving the donation.

Without even the wave of a fairy godmother’s wand, that box filled with clothes you’ve been meaning to donate could be turned into health, citizenship and soccer education for children in Africa. Continue reading “Student Collecting Textiles to Fund Training in Africa”

Wet Winter or Not, Keep Saving Water

It’s been raining, it’s been pouring, so the old way of watering is OK again, right?
“No,” said Lisa Novick, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who is the Theodore Payne Foundation’s director of outreach and a passionate conservation advocate. “No, no, no.”

Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.
Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education
In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.

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County Sagebrush Meeting Postponed Until April

What’s an extra nine weeks spent on an issue that dates back to 1961?
At the request of the chief petitioners, the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization has again postponed making a preliminary decision on whether to grant a territory transfer of the 385-acre Sagebrush area in westernmost La Cañada Flintridge from Glendale Unified to La Cañada Unified School District. Continue reading “County Sagebrush Meeting Postponed Until April”

LCHS Boasts 9 National Merit Finalists

All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year.

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year. The LCHS finalists — who were selected from a pool of 16,000 semifinalists nationally — are (front row, from left) Michael Linde, Albert Zhai, Alex Zhao, Chris Morillo, Daniel Oh, Jenny Wang, Olivia Cwik and Jennifer Yoon. Not pictured: Sarah Bhaskaran. The group was treated to a celebratory snack of muffins and orange juice Wednesday and greeted by administrators such as Associate Principal Jim Cartnal, who told Zhao: “You’re busted.” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette continued: “Busted for being excellent.”
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year. The LCHS finalists — who were selected from a pool of 16,000 semifinalists nationally — are (front row, from left) Michael Linde, Albert Zhai, Alex Zhao, Chris Morillo, Daniel Oh, Jenny Wang, Olivia Cwik and Jennifer Yoon. Not pictured: Sarah Bhaskaran. The group was treated to a celebratory snack of muffins and orange juice Wednesday and greeted by administrators such as Associate Principal Jim Cartnal, who told Zhao: “You’re busted.” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette continued: “Busted for being excellent.”

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Chinese Parents, ALF Members Share Dumplings and Conversation

Sheri Morton confirmed the old adage about the best way to a person’s heart is through her stomach.
Members of the Chinese Parents Association spent Friday morning with members of the Assistance League of Flintridge, making friends as they prepared and then devoured delicious dumplings together in honor of Chinese New Year.

OUTLOOK photo Those on hand to enjoy dumplings last week at the Assistance League of Flintridge included (front row, from left) Julia Jiau, Andea Naone-Waters, Shulan Yang, Linda Young, Lynn Zhang and Nancy Xu. Back: Lely Li, Sheri Morton, Monika Song, Hong Wen, Yuan Mu, Happy Wang, Mei Cao and Chunmei Su.
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Those on hand to enjoy dumplings last week at the Assistance League of Flintridge included (front row, from left) Julia Jiau, Andea Naone-Waters, Shulan Yang, Linda Young, Lynn Zhang and Nancy Xu. Back: Lely Li, Sheri Morton, Monika Song, Hong Wen, Yuan Mu, Happy Wang, Mei Cao and Chunmei Su.

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LCUSD Could Feel State Education Financial Squeeze

La Cañada Unified School District officials took a hard look last week at a tightening financial outlook.
Chief Business and Operations Officer Mark Evans warned that it appears several years of an unprecedented boost in statewide education funding will end in 2017-18. That financial influx was an effort, Evans said, to “close the gap,” or to get districts back to the level of funding they had before the 2008 recession. But those levels did not account for technology modernization expenses. Continue reading “LCUSD Could Feel State Education Financial Squeeze”

Miss LCF Paints Picture of a Dream Come True

The crown fits.
Sarah Ann Settles celebrated her 17th birthday last month with great fanfare: At the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce’s 105th Installation and Awards Gala, she was named 2017 Miss LCF — a dream come true for a girl who grew up being inspired by members of past LCF Royal Courts.

OUTLOOK photo Miss La Cañada Flintridge Sarah Ann Settles (center) is flanked by her family: Megan Spitler, Ian Smith, and Carol, Jim and Shannon Settles.
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Miss La Cañada Flintridge Sarah Ann Settles (center) is flanked by her family: Megan Spitler, Ian Smith, and Carol, Jim and Shannon Settles.

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