Conference on Suit Against LCUSD Set for February

Both sides in a civil lawsuit accusing La Cañada Unified School District staff members and a teacher of unfairly targeting Korean American students — a claim that was made after four high school pupils were disciplined for allegedly cheating on an AP European history exam in 2018 — will meet to discuss case details in February. Continue reading “Conference on Suit Against LCUSD Set for February”

LCUSD Workshop Tackles Diversity, Inclusion

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Attendees from this week’s “Cultivating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” workshop listen to consultant Christina Hale-Elliott and LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette.

At the first workshop to cultivate feedback on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the La Cañada Unified School District, Superintendent Wendy Sinnette laid out some pertinent themes for discussion, including student safety and how to better create an atmosphere of acceptance and empathy. Continue reading “LCUSD Workshop Tackles Diversity, Inclusion”

LCHS Parents Schooled on the Risks of Vaping

Tanya Wilson, head of security for La Cañada High School, gave a vaping presentation recently at a PTSA-hosted event at LCHS.
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Tanya Wilson, head of security for La Cañada High School, gave a vaping presentation recently at a PTSA-hosted event at LCHS.

With vaping linked recently to 27 pulmonary injuries and at least one death in Los Angeles County, an event at La Cañada High School where officials spoke about dangers associated with the use of e-cigarettes seemed especially timely. Continue reading “LCHS Parents Schooled on the Risks of Vaping”

Unsightly Wheel Stops at PCY Removed; City to Broach New Plan

Recently installed wheel stops, or parking bumpers, placed near Paradise Canyon Elementary School to help control what is recognized as a chaotic pickup and drop-off area, were removed, last week after pushback from local neighbors convinced the Traffic Commission to reevaluate the area and conduct a study with community input. Continue reading “Unsightly Wheel Stops at PCY Removed; City to Broach New Plan”

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”