LCHS Principals’ ‘Cartnal and Gold’ Podcast Debuts

La Cañada High School Principal Jim Cartnal and LCHS 7/8 Principal Jarrett Gold
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La Cañada High School Principal Jim Cartnal and LCHS 7/8 Principal Jarrett Gold have a new podcast titled “Cartnal and Gold” available on the LCHS and LCHS 7/8 websites as well as Spotify.

La Cañada High School has officially joined the podcast craze with its new show, “Cartnal and Gold,” a tool to spread news about school activities and objectives as well as students’ accomplishments, using a medium with which youth are familiar.
LCHS Principal Jim Cartnal and LCHS 7/8 Principal Jarrett Gold’s podcast debuted recently on both schools’ websites and Spotify.
The show’s name, displayed in its logo over a crossed-out “Cardinal,” arose from La Cañada Unified School District webmaster Toby Lewsadder’s inspiration.
“The school colors are cardinal and gold,” Cartnal said in a recent interview. “That was Toby’s idea. We have heard positive feedback so far.” Continue reading “LCHS Principals’ ‘Cartnal and Gold’ Podcast Debuts”

LCHS Is Losing Two Assistant Principals, Will Hire Just One

Jonathan Lyons and Kip Glazer
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Jonathan Lyons and Kip Glazer are leaving La Cañada High School to become principals in Carmel and the Santa Barbara area, respectively.

With some big administrative changes already undertaken this school year, La Cañada High School is prepping for yet another.
Assistant principals Jonathan Lyons and Kip Glazer are set to leave, having accepted jobs in other districts, and the district will look to fill the vacancies with just one person, administrators said.
“Historically, the LCHS team is two assistant principals and one principal,” said LCHS Principal Jim Cartnal, who was confirmed in his role in March after briefly serving on an interim basis. Former Principal Ian McFeat has left the district since reaching a settlement of a dispute with the school system. Continue reading “LCHS Is Losing Two Assistant Principals, Will Hire Just One”

Spartans Pick Up Historic Semifinal Victory

LCHS varsity baseball team
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The LCHS varsity baseball team defeated Hesperia Oak Hills, 13-2, in a CIF-SS Division 3 semifinal on Tuesday. The Spartans, who advanced to their first CIF-SS championship game, include Connor Buchanan, Michael Callahan, Thomas Decker, Zach Feehan, Luke Fogarty, Ryan Graves, Joshua Gray, William Hartman, Ryan Kiessling, Riley Kozakar, Michael Lauenstein, Jason McCubbin, Kyle Osornia, Timothy Park, Brandon Shepherd, Ian Tinkham, Jakob Torres, Evan Umland, Tai Walton, coaches Carl Geschwender and Dave Olson and head coach Matt Whisenant.

There’s no stopping the La Cañada High School varsity baseball team. After two narrow playoff victories decided in extra innings, the Spartans made sure they wouldn’t need more than seven frames against host Hesperia Oak Hills. They scored five runs in the top of the third and added six more two frames later to build a big lead and defeat the Bulldogs, 13-2, in a CIF Southern Section Division 3 semifinal. Continue reading “Spartans Pick Up Historic Semifinal Victory”

LCUSD, Former Student Move Forward After $2 Million Settlement

More than a year after a $2 million settlement between the school district and a former special education student who was injured in a fall, guardrails protect bleachers at a La Cañada High School gym where the accident occurred and the young man is trying to put the episode behind him.
Attorneys for Ethan Kalnins, a former LCHS student who has cerebral palsy, settled with the La Cañada Unified School District after Kalnins fell off the side of the bleachers in the north gym at LCHS. Guardrails were not affixed to the bleachers at the time. Continue reading “LCUSD, Former Student Move Forward After $2 Million Settlement”

La Cañada Boys, Girls Win League Championships

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams dominated the Rio Hondo League finals at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center last Friday.
The Spartans won at every level, and the varsity boys tallied 486 points to edge second-place San Marino for a second consecutive season.
The girls finished with 459 points, which was enough to defeat the Titans (442 points) and claim the league title for a second straight year. Continue reading “La Cañada Boys, Girls Win League Championships”

La Cañada Boys Win Meet of Champions, Girls Place 15th in Team Standings

Photo courtesy LCHS Athletics The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ swimming team won the Mt. SAC Meet of Champions. The squad includes Braden Beagle, Eddie Cosic, Mark Fanelli, Juan Grases, Noah Hirshon, Thomas Hoffman, Joshua Kim, Chris O’Grady, Ryan Silva and Danny Syrkin.
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The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ swimming team won the Mt. SAC Meet of Champions. The squad includes Braden Beagle, Eddie Cosic, Mark Fanelli, Juan Grases, Noah Hirshon, Thomas Hoffman, Joshua Kim, Chris O’Grady, Ryan Silva and Danny Syrkin.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ swimming team dominated the Meet of Champions at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut last weekend, taking home the first-place banner with 533.5 points.

Danny Syrkin had a career day for the Spartans, winning two singles races and placing among the top two in two relay events.

He won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.89 seconds and the 100-yard butterfly with 48.72 seconds.

The junior standout teamed up with Eddie Cosic, Thomas Hoffman and Chris O’Grady to win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:32.92, establishing a new school and meet record. The quartet also competed in the 200 freestyle relay and placed second with a time of 1 minute, 24.84 seconds. Continue reading “La Cañada Boys Win Meet of Champions, Girls Place 15th in Team Standings”