Brookey Keeps LCHS Choral Music Program Humming

La Cañada High School choral director Jeff Brookey leads the audition vocal ensemble for grades 9-12 as it performs warmups for the voice.
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La Cañada High School choral director Jeff Brookey leads the audition vocal ensemble for grades 9-12 as it performs warmups for the voice.

La Cañada High School students are so eager to raise their voices in song that their choral music director, Jeff Brookey, decided to create another audition choir this year because of the popularity of the program that now has more than 330 students. Continue reading “Brookey Keeps LCHS Choral Music Program Humming”

Survey Supports Parcel Tax Extension, LCUSD Board Is Told

The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board received resounding support this week to forge ahead with a parcel tax measure renewal vote on the March 2020 ballot. The possible measure, which would be in effect until voters terminated it, would extend the tax that was passed in 2014 and is set to expire in June 2021. Continue reading “Survey Supports Parcel Tax Extension, LCUSD Board Is Told”

LCHS Receives an A+ Despite Slight Drop in Rank

Source: niche.com
Source: niche.com

Neighborhood research website Niche.com has listed La Cañada High School as the No. 7 public high school in Los Angeles County and No. 24 in California.
Those are enviable positions, but they represent a slight dip from LCHS’ status last year, when the website ranked LCHS No. 5 in the county and No. 18 in the state. Continue reading “LCHS Receives an A+ Despite Slight Drop in Rank”

New Principal to Greet Every Palm Crest Student

Cory Pak
Cory Pak

Members of the Palm Crest Elementary School community can expect to see a lot of Principal Cory Pak today, his first school day at the campus.
Pak, who was approved by the La Cañada Flintridge Unified School District Governing Board as principal on July 17, plans to meet every student and greet each of them.
“You won’t see me in here,” he said in a recent interview in his spacious office on campus, which at the time was mostly empty except for a desk, table and some signs left behind by previous Principal Karen Hurley, who has moved to a district-level post. “I won’t be in the office. I’ll be where the kids are almost every day. But certainly on the first day.” Continue reading “New Principal to Greet Every Palm Crest Student”

Governing Board Wants More Details on School’s Makeover

Mark Evans
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Mark Evans, La Cañada Unified School District’s chief business and operations officer, discusses parking options for a Palm Crest Elementary School modernization project at a Governing Board meeting Tuesday.

Members of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board on Tuesday agreed on a general layout for Palm Crest Elementary School, which is set for a major modernization, but asked the district’s staff for a more detailed plan for the endeavor, due for a groundbreaking in 2021.
The board unanimously voted for more information on an option that includes two two-story buildings forming a V shape, with open space in between, and outdoor corridors. Continue reading “Governing Board Wants More Details on School’s Makeover”

LCHS Opens Wellness Center, an Oasis Amid Stress

Wellness Center
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The Wellness Center at La Cañada High School will feature a “bubble wall,” a pod — which is still in the construction process — in which students can relax, and a mural.

After a summer respite, La Cañada High School students will return today to resume their studies in a setting known for high achievement and expectations — conditions that can compound stress, as do social complications young people often experience.
No wonder, then, that student Riley Trowbridge sees the Wellness Center as a real need at LCHS. Continue reading “LCHS Opens Wellness Center, an Oasis Amid Stress”