Inclusiveness will be a heightened priority of ASB at San Marino High School this school year, according to the group’s top officers.
“My freshman year, I felt like I was kind of on the fringe. I didn’t go to any ASB events. I was uninvolved,” said senior Douglas Luo, who has taken over as ASB president. “I don’t want other people to feel the same way I felt. You want to be out there and really get the kids involved — even if it’s one friend, one person you can go with to have a good time.” Continue reading “ASB to Operate Under a Big Tent in 2016-17”
When the San Marino Unified School District opens its doors for the first day of school on Monday, it will have nine new teachers in place, five of whom will be working in the field of special education. San Marino High School will also welcome new faces in the classroom for the teaching of chemistry, English and Spanish. Continue reading “9 New Teachers at SMUSD”
As the San Marino Unified School District prepares for the start of school in 11 days, it has refined the scope of its instruction — from Twitter to Twain.
The 2016-17 school year, which begins Aug. 15, will reflect further expansion of computer science offerings and the adoption of a new English language arts curriculum. The district will also broaden mindfulness training at the high school, and will unveil an improved mobile app to give parents better access to information about their children’s education. Continue reading “SMUSD Tweaks Instruction for 2016-17”
That bachelor’s degree in engineering science is already coming in handy for Michael Lin, who took over as Carver Elementary School’s principal at the beginning of this month. Continue reading “Lin Engineers Upgrades as Carver’s New Principal”
Preliminary work has begun on the Barth Athletic Complex at Huntington Middle School, but the timetable for constructing the new gym has been pushed back one year, according to Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent of the San Marino Unified School District. Continue reading “HMS Gym: Wait Till Next Year”
Some students who are not enrolled in summer school this year have nonetheless been hanging around the speech and debate classroom at San Marino High School. They include Joey Kiang and Noah Wilson, who will be seniors next year and have a vested interest in what is transpiring between those walls. Continue reading “Top Effort by Speech/Debate”
Sameera Garimella well remembers her first day of school as a freshman at San Marino High School.
“I didn’t know what was going on and I didn’t know how the high school was organized,” she said. “Middle school was a much smaller environment. Seeing everyone, seeing the older kids, I was very intimidated.” Continue reading “Summer Training Days for Link Crew Leaders”
After Liz Hollingsworth announced in April that she would be retiring after 21 years as Carver Elementary School’s principal, San Marino Unified School District looked far and wide for a suitable replacement. But the best candidate, it turned out, was close at hand. Continue reading “In-House Choice for Carver’s New Principal”
Self-consciousness and nervousness can run rampant when a teenager attends a prom. Those uncommonly dressy clothes. The fear of drawing unwanted attention. The pressure to make this a magical night — for you or someone else. Continue reading “A Carefree Prom for Some Special Students”
A San Marino High School student died in a solo car crash near the Rose Bowl early Sunday morning after losing control of his vehicle while driving at an extraordinary rate of speed, Pasadena police said.
Brendan Leon, 17, who was nearing the end of his junior year at SMHS, died at the scene after the 2002 BMW 330 he was driving wrapped around a light pole, according to police. Continue reading “SMHS Student Dies in Crash; Police Cite Speed”