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 Mountain Views News Saturday August 4, 2012 


Registration is now open for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for September 6, 
13, 20, 27, and October 4. 

Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will be interactive including toys, 
crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns. 

The parenting workshop will feature noted resource professionals from the community and each session will feature a 
different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, 
nutrition, music, play, and health. 

Families with children ages 36 months and younger are encouraged to register now as past workshops have filled up fast. 
Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services 
and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

For more information, please call Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian at (626) 355-7186. The Sierra Madre Public 
Library is located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra 


Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: David L. Vannasdall

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Joanne Testa Cross

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 626-798-8989


LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 


Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2000, 


Norma Coombs Alternative School

2600 Paloma St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 798-0759 Principal: Dr. Vanessa Watkins 

E-mail address:

Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Dr. Derick Evans


Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 website:

St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Gayle Bluemel


Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Gayle Bluemel

Contact person: Garrett Newsom, Asst. Principal

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:




 Pasadena resident Rikki Jeffries 
graduated from Drexel University's 
Antionette Westphal College 
of Media Arts & Design with 
a Bachelor of Science. More than 
5,000 students received degrees 
from Drexel this year at the University's 
125th Commencement.

Speakers and honorary degree 
recipients of the Drexel commencement 
ceremonies included: 
Linda Gooden, executive vice 
president of Lockheed Martin's 
Information Systems & Global 
Solutions (IS&GS) business area 
and an officer of the Lockheed 
and Martin Corporation, Paul 
R. Ehrlich, a prominent ecologist 
and evolutionist, Sheila Bair, 
19th Chairperson of the U.S. 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
(FDIC), David A. Kessler, 
M.D., former commissioner 
of the United States Food and 
Drug Administration, and Nile 
G. Rodgers, American musician, 
composer, arranger and guitarist.

 Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, 
Drexel is the nation's 14th 
largest private university and is 
ranked among the best national 
universities by U.S. News & 
World Report." Drexel is widely 
recognized for its focus on experiential 
learning through its co-
operative education program and 
translational research initiatives.




Josephine Ho of Sierra Madre, 
CA graduated from Wellesley 
College with a Bachelor of Arts 
degree in Political Science and 
Theatre Studies on Friday, May 
25 and was awarded The Davenport 
Performance Prize for 
Acting from the College. Only 
66 senior prizes were awarded to 
members of this year's graduating 
class, which totaled just over 
600 students.

The Davenport Performance 
Prize for Acting was established 
in 1922 by George H. Davenport, 
a former Trustee.

 Wellesley College is one of the 
most selective liberal arts colleges 
in the country. The College 
attracts a talented and diverse 
student body, with nearly 2,400 
undergraduate students from 
49 states, the US Virgin Islands, 
Puerto Rico, and the District 
of Columbia, and 71 countries. 
, Wellesley College is located 
in Wellesley, Massachusetts, approximately 
12 miles outside of