After 29 Years, Much-Loved LCUSD Teacher Retires to Hike, Write

Kamille Marchen was among the students celebrating teacher Judi Healey on her final day on the job June 1 at Palm Crest Elementary.
Kamille Marchen was among the students celebrating teacher Judi Healey on her final day on the job June 1 at Palm Crest Elementary.

As the final few minutes ticked down on Judi Healey’s 29-year teaching career last Thursday, June 1, she offered up a unique toast for each of her 6th-graders, whose Palm Crest Elementary School careers also were winding down.
It might have been their last day in class with Healey, 72, but her impact on each will outlast that final bell: For one, she had her students write letters to themselves and seal them in self-addressed envelopes, which she plans to stamp and send to their homes to be opened later this summer. Continue reading “After 29 Years, Much-Loved LCUSD Teacher Retires to Hike, Write”

Youth Baseball Team Wins 2nd Tourney

The La Cañada Flintridge Pinto 8 Spartans overcame a slow start and won three consecutive games to capture the Balboa Bay Resort Classic championship in Newport Beach last weekend.
It is the second tournament title for the Spartans, whose showing at the Balboa Bay Resort Classic was the best of any La Cañada Flintridge team.
The Spartan offense led the way with 23 runs in the final three games. At the top of the order Trevor Rivas and Chase Regan each reached base safely six times to set the table for the Spartan bombers. Nick Pieper, Finn Flower-Hogan and Taylor Parrille were able to capitalize and knocked in multiple runs apiece. Jack Harlan, Skyler Henry, Donovan Udell and Scotty Burns gave the defense fits with their base running, each reaching safely and scoring runs without the benefit of a hit.
Defensively, Benji Geller was a vacuum at second base and Austin Loughrin overcame a finger injury to make two crucial catches in right field during the deciding championship game. Fritz Phillips was a horse on the mound, pitching six shutout innings in the tournament.
The Spartans will try to make it three tournaments in a row this weekend down in Montrose.

Fusion Academy’s Flexible Summer Classes

Fusion Pasadena science teacher Marc Missirlian and student Kameline Keshavarzi finish an experiment in the science lab.
Fusion Pasadena science teacher Marc Missirlian and student Kameline Keshavarzi finish an experiment in the science lab.

For students who need to make up a class this summer but have other obligations, Fusion Academy Pasadena offers them the flexibility to do it all. WASC accredited and UC approved courses are taught one-to-one at our friendly and comfortable campus. Students will learn the material like never before.
For more information on Fusion Academy Pasadena, call (323) 258-2012 or go to fusionpasadena.com.

LCHS Assistant Principal Hired at Agoura HS

Mary Hazlett
Mary Hazlett

La Cañada High School Assistant Principal Mary Hazlett resigned on Wednesday to accept an assistant principal position at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills next school year, according to a news release from La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette.
At LCHS, Hazlett served as assistant principal of discipline, athletics and activities for two years. In that time, she made several improvements in practices related to student service, Sinnette said. Continue reading “LCHS Assistant Principal Hired at Agoura HS”