Candice Young has stepped foot in 40 countries, including 27 since she graduated from UC Davis in 2011 with a degree in biological sciences.
Along the way, no nation has captured the 26-year-old La Cañada High School graduate’s heart like Nepal. Continue reading “LCHS Grad Steps Up Big for Nepal”
Jamie Lewsadder’s dream job got even better Tuesday, when the Governing Board welcomed her, unanimously, into her role as La Cañada Unified School District’s first chief technology officer. Continue reading “Lewsadder Named District’s First Chief Tech Officer”
Consider them a team of scientific superheroes whose mission is to democratize air quality data in a way that tangibly benefits the world. Continue reading “Ingenuity of ex-LCHS Science Enthusiasts is Recognized”
Vicki Schwartz said she’s long wondered why La Cañada Flintridge didn’t have a Sister City. Continue reading “Sister Act: LCF Group Hunts for Companion City”
Ryan Zerbel caught his players peeking at their new football field as it was being installed last week. The second-year Spartans coach could tell they liked what they saw: the beginning of a striking, dual-tone surface similar to the field on which college football power Oregon plays its home games. Continue reading “Dazzling New Field Being Installed for LCHS Teams”
Like other 12-year-olds, Esme Salzman fills her free time by messing around on the Internet. She spends hours online, actually. But the way this soon-to-be LCHS 7th-grader kills time benefits wildlife in Africa. Continue reading “Local Animal Enthusiast Makes Impact in Africa”
It’s just the type of students they are: For the past five years, La Cañada High School pupils have relinquished some of their summer freedom to attend a workshop hosted by English teacher Justin Valassidis. Continue reading “Is LCF Teacher’s On-Site Course a Conflict of Interest?”
It’s official: At its meeting Tuesday, the La Cañada School District Governing Board approved the much-labored-over contract agreement with the La Cañada Teachers Association. Continue reading “New Contract With Teachers is Approved”
They’re still talking.
“Still working on the numbers,” as La Cañada Teachers Association President Mandy Redfern put it in an email Wednesday.
Representatives of the LCTA and the La Cañada Unified School District continued to negotiate teacher pay this week. The two sides met on Monday and Tuesday, according to LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette.
Last week, she said they engaged in a bargaining session that lasted until after 2 a.m. on May 18. Continue reading “Talks on Teachers’ Pay Continue”
When the group of strangers came barging in this week, cameras in tow, the classes they interrupted were in the midst of starting work on a math packet, passionately reciting Shakespeare, studying spelling words.
None of the teachers, who had to take a timeout mid-lesson, was expecting the visit.
“He had no idea we were coming,” La Cañada High School Principal Ian McFeat promised Andy DiConti’s students, “right?”
“Haven’t a clue,” agreed the LCHS 7/8 visual arts teacher, adding, in jest, “in general.” Continue reading “Seniors Give Tribute to Inspiring Teachers”