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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 5, 2013 


Local children created mini rose floats 
at a special storytime on Christmas Eve 
day at the Sierra Madre Public Library. 
Sierra Madre Rose Float Association 
head Bob Young brought pieces of foam 
left over from making Sierra Madre’s 
entry into this year’s Tournament of 
Roses Parade and local children used 
them as them as the bases for their 
own beautiful floats. Afterwards, the 
children towed their floats in a parade 
throughout the Library. “We are so 
pleased to partner with our Rose Float 
Association and thank Bob for his 
donation of spare foam. The mini floats 
were beautiful and the children were so proud of them,” said Library Director Carolyn Thomas. We hope this will be an annual event!


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:


- Deadline for AIFS Summer 
Program is March 11 - 

 The American Institute For Foreign 
Study (AIFS), a leading study 
abroad organization, is pleased to 
announce that its' Shakespeare's 
Globe Education Theater Program 
has been selected by the Fulbright 
Commission as one of their prestigious 
Summer Institutes for the 
next three years.

 Three Fulbright scholarship winners 
will attend AIFS' Shakespeare's 
Globe Education Theater Program 
each year from 2013 to 2015. Students 
that win the award will have 
the majority of their program costs 
covered including round-trip airfare, 
tuition and fees, accommodations, 
insurance, social program 
and meals. 

 On the Shakespeare's Globe Education 
Theater Program, students 
spend three weeks at Shakespeare's 
historic Globe Theater in London, 
where they have the unique opportunity 
to study intensively with 
actors, directors, and other theater 
practitioners. The program runs 
from June 17 through July 5. 

 The Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s 
Globe Theater will offer 
everything - a stimulating academic 
component, a rich and immersive 
cultural experience and an enthusiastic 

 Students applying for the Fulbright 
award should submit their 
application materials directly to the 
Fulbright Commission. The application 
deadline is March 11, 2013. 
For more information, application 
criteria or to apply, visit www.aifsabroad.

 The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission 
offers special Summer Institutes 
for U.S. citizens to study in 
the U.K. These summer programs 
provide the opportunity for U.S. 
undergraduates (ages 18 and over), 
with at least two years of undergraduate 
study left to complete, to 
go to the U.K. on a three-, four- or 
six-week academic cultural summer 

 In addition to Shakespeare's Globe 
Education Theater Program, AIFS 
offers study abroad programs in 
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, 
Brazil, Chile, China, Costa 
Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, 
France, Germany, Greece, 
India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, 
Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain 
and Turkey. All AIFS programs are 
comprehensive and include housing, 
meals, transcripts, insurance 
and built-in cultural activities and 
excursions. Additional scholarships 
and financial aid are also available.

To learn more about AIFS, contact 
David Mauro at (800) 727-2437, 
ext. 5163 or email, or 

Pasadena High School is hosting a 


Saturday, January 26, 2013

8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Presentations begin at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Pasadena High School Cafeteria

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena

Applying for college financial aid can be a confusing process. 
To qualify for ANY college financial aid students must submit a 
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Cash for 
College Workshops are meant to assist parents and students with 
completing their online FAFSA. After the presentation, if extra 
help is needed, we will have volunteers and computers available 
for the students and parents to enter and submit their FAFSA that 
day. Spanish speaking volunteers will be available. 

The CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOPS are geared toward 
current high school seniors but are open to all students who will 
be entering college in the Fall of 2013 or anytime during the 2013 
– 2014 school year. In addition, at least ONE 12th grade student 
who attends our workshop and completes an online evaluation 
form; submits their FAFSA and CAL GRANT GPA form by the 
March 2nd deadline will win a $1000 scholarship. Every 12th grade 
student who successfully completes these things will be eligible. 

More information (including a list of what to bring to the 
workshop) is available on the Cash for College web site www. or the Pasadena High School web site www.phs. or students and/or parents can either call or 
email us for additional information. 



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 

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

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show

Movie Reviews Especially for Teens & ‘Tweens


 A very, very long time ago, I 
saw the version of this with Liam 
Neeson and Uma Thurman. 
At the time, I thought it was a 
dreadful and dreary movie, and 
never wanted to see it again. 
Come early 2012, when the first 
preview for Les Mis were seen, 
I still saw it old and boring. 
However, I was completely 

 Jean Valjean (Hugh 
Jackman), after 19 years of 
enslavement, has been freed. A 
police captain, Javert (Russell 
Crowe), however, has put him 
on parole, making finding work 
very hard. After walking for 
days and days, Valjean finds 
himself under the care of a kind bishop. After attempting to steal 
valuables from the man, Valjean is brought back by the police, 
yet the bishop gives him more objects and tells the police they are 
wrong. This act of kindness causes Valjean to completely change 
his life, and the lives of many others as well.

 After many years, I can finally say that I love ‘Les 
Miserables’. With many inspiring performances and, while some 
parts could have been sung better, this was an overall breathtaking 
movie that will go down in movie history as a classic.