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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 29, 2012 



 On Friday, December 14, Alverno High School hosted a Holiday 
Blood Drive with City of Hope to benefit their patients—most of 
whom are fighting cancer. 

For many Alverno students, Friday was the first time that they 
give blood and while it was a daunting process for some of 
them—they were able to overcome their fears. At the end of the 
day, the Alverno community contributed 24 pints of blood to 
City of Hope. Since 1 pint of blood can save the lives of 3 people, 
Alverno’s donation alone could prove to be life changing for 
nearly 75 people. 

“At Alverno, our Franciscan and Immaculate Heart roots place 
an important emphasis on giving back to those in need,” said 
Ann Gillick, Head of School. “City of Hope provides exceptional 
care to thousands of patients fighting cancer every year and as 
a community Alverno has been deeply affected by cancer. I am 
proud to see so many of our young women make the decision to 
give back to those who need it, especially during the Christmas 
season. They are shining examples to all of us and truly exemplify 
the Alverno philosophy and spirit.” 

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory 
school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function 
in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the 
requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about 
complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate 
Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan 
roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, 
aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, 
and students in light of the world for which the students are being 
educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman 
to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno 
has empowered more than 4,100 women to meet that goal. For 
more information about Alverno High School, please call 626-
355-3463 or visit 

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show

Movie Reviews Especially for Teens & ‘Tweens

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: - World’s Away

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: Brent Forsee

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: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

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

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

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 

Headmaster John Higgins



LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


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: Gilbert Barraza


St. Rita Catholic School

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

Principal Joan Harabedian

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

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

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

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:


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

(626) 795-6981 Website:


234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:


325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:


1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

 I have seen many, 
many Cirque shows. 
All are amazing and, 
while only the story 
is new, ‘Worlds Away’ 
is an amazing feat of 
filmmaking and flaunts 
its stunning 3D, which 
James Cameron did a 
fantastic job with.

 Mia (Erica Kathleen 
Linz) stumbles upon an 
old circus. She wanders 
around, seeing the 
many wonderful 
sights, until a clown 
gives her a flyer for a 
mysterious man called 
the Aerialist (Igor 
Zaripov). When the 
two see each other, 
they instantly connect. 
However, this causes 
the Aerialist to miss his 
trapeze, and he falls to 
through the ground, 
with Mia following 
him. They find themselves in a whole other world, and go on a 
quest to find each other.

 ‘Worlds Away’ is like a wonderful dream: you feel like 
you disappear into the world that has been created. And, like all 
other dreams, it must be seen to be believed.

Participants after giving blood: Back: Nicolette Tuscany, 
Ileana Vior, Lucy Gervais, Audrey Luna, Lauren Moore-
Sanchez, and Ariana Shafai Front: Analise Hull and Maia 
Samerjan Photo courtesy Alverno High School


Picture Book Apps for iPad (Library)

How does a good parent sort out the good and the bad, the useful 
and harmful for their children in today’s electronic world? The 
Sierra Madre Public Library has an app for that! Several, actually.

Parents of young children are invited to Apps for Toddlers on 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. This workshop will cover 
how to get children’s apps on iPads, will look at different picture 
book iPad apps, will review sites that review apps, and look at 
how iPads support early literacy.

Children are welcome to accompany their parents and play 
in the Children’s Room but the workshop itself is designed for 

 For more information, contact the Sierra Madre Public Library, 
440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (626) 355-


Cash prizes await some talented children who enter the I Love 
My Library drawing and essay contest. Children in grades K – 2 
can create a drawing showing how they love the Library. Those 
in grades 3-8 can write an essay telling why they love the Library. 
The contest begins January 7 and entries are due by January 31, 
2013 at the Sierra Madre Public Library.

Entry forms are available at the library and on the Library homepage beginning 
January 7, 2013.

Happy 2013!