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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 20, 2013 


The show will run April 25 and 26 at the Lanterman 
Theater in La Cañada

Sierra Madre, CA – Alverno High School is proud to present 
Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak’s Godspell on April 
25 and 26 at 7:00 p.m. the Lanterman Theater in La Cañada. 

Told almost entirely through song, Godspell presents the Gospel 
of Matthew to a group of modern “hipsters” spending time in a 
city junkyard. Leaving their technology behind to connect with 
one another and the message of the Gospel, the musical takes its 
presence from the revised 2011 Broadway version with new vocal 

The ensemble of Godspell includes Alverno freshmen Emma 
Andres, Aja Gerardo, and Jackie Hischier; sophomore Jackie 
Molina; juniors Reagan Dowd, Madison Mennie, and Cassie 
Shima; and seniors Lindsay Fisher, Tracey Janzen, PJ Lakatos (St. 
Francis High School) and Lauren Moore-Sanchez.

The main cast of Godspell includes Micah Sanders as Jesus, Nicolas 
Hammond as Judas, and Toby Bradford (Marshall High School) 
as John. Alverno seniors Alessia Paciulli and Ariana Shafai along 
with freshmen Amy Aghajanian, Cynthia Lee, and Ciara Madigan 
star as lost “hipsters” learning life lessons from Sanders’ Jesus. 

Presale tickets to Godspell may be purchased from the Alverno 
office for $12 and for $15 at the door at the Lanterman Theatre. 

Alverno High School is located at 200 North Michillinda Avenue 
in Sierra Madre and the Lanterman Theater is located at 4491 
Cornishon Avenue, La Cañada Flintridge. 

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 



Pasadena Unified 
School District (PUSD) 
District 3 voters elected 
Tyron Hampton to serve 
a four year term on the 
PUSD Board of Education 
in the April 16 
runoff election, according 
to unofficial results 
from the Pasadena City 
Clerk’s office. Hampton, 
a project manager and 
former Cleveland Elementary, 
Middle School and Muir 
High School student, received 
61% of the vote 
in District 3 which includes 
northwest Pasadena. 
The April 16 election results will be declared official at the 
PUSD Board Organizational Meeting on May 6 when Hampton 
and re-elected board members Scott Phelps, Kimberly Kenne and 
Elizabeth Pomeroy will be sworn in and the board will elect its 
officers for the year.

 The PUSD Board of Education is accepting applications to fill 
Seat 4, which will be vacated by Board Member Kimberly Kenne 
on May 6. Kenne won the election for the new geographic subdistrict 
Seat 5 in March. To qualify for an appointment to the PUSD 
Board of Education, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, 
registered to vote at an address within the boundaries of PUSD, 
complete an application available online at or at district 
headquarters and submit a resume. Applicants may reside 
anywhere within the boundaries of PUSD. Visit 
to determine if an address is within the district’s boundaries. 
The Board of Education is tentatively scheduled to conduct 
interviews and select the replacement board member on June 4. 
The new member selected by the PUSD Board of Education will 
assume office in early July and will serve until May 4, 2015

 The application and resume must be received by 5 p.m. on May 
10, 2013 and can be mailed or delivered to:

 Office of the Superintendent

Pasadena Unified School District

351 South Hudson Avenue, Room 222

Pasadena, CA 91109 

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:

Newly Elected Board Member

Tyrone Hampton



The California Retired Teachers’ Association #71 (CalRTA-SGV) 
was pleased to award a school grant to Patricia Fletcher, 7th grade 
math/art teacher, at Gidley School in the El Monte City School 
District. Principal Jaime Ortega 
cordially welcomed the CalRTA 
#71 School Grant Committee to 
the school’s faculty meeting.

 Ms. Fletcher had 
requested art supplies and also 
reeds for students to make 
baskets patterned after those of 
native Indians of California. In 
her request for these classroom 
materials, she had told of her 
appreciation for the handiwork of 
our state’s native predecessors and 
said that she wanted to pass along 
her appreciation and learning to 
her students. CalRTA #71 School 
Grant Committee Chairperson 
Patti Hahn awarded Ms. Fletcher 
a grant to help in the purchase of 
these classroom supplies. Other 
CalRTA #71 members present 
were Barbara Gera, John Gera, 
and Esther Morris.

 CalRTA #71 has allocated 
an annual amount for school grants 
as a means of helping teachers to 
meet their classroom needs and 
also as a way of acquainting future 
retirees with the organization. 
Membership in CalRTA, a state 
organization, is open to all 
retired teachers as well as to any 
others interested in joining. For 
membership information, please 
contact Marietta Watkins at (323) 
2358-9615 or Patricia Dietrich at 
(626) 446-8437.

Patricia Fletcher (left), Gidley School seventh-grade art 
teacher and Committee Chairperson Patti Hahn 

Photo By: Esther Morris

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show




The Sierra Madre Rose Float 

Association is proud to announce 
its annual scholarship competition. 
To qualify, applicants must 
actively participated in one or 
more Sierra Madre Rose Float 
activity (such as fundraising, 

design, construction, flowering 
or as a past or present float rider) 
and must currently be a student 
in their senior year of high 
school or be a college freshman 
with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

For more information and to 
download an application form, 
please visit our website at:

All applications must be received 
by May 3, 2013.

 After seeing the other 
movies in the ‘Scary Movie’ 
franchise, I was excited there 
was another one coming 
out. Whether you see the 
horror movies they spoof or 
not, you’re guaranteed to be 
laughing like crazy.

 Taking most of its story 
elements from ‘Paranormal 
Activity’, ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Black 
Swan’, ‘Mama’, and ‘Rise of the 
Planet of the Apes’, the movie 
focuses around the couple 
Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody 
(Ashley Tisdale). After taking 
in three children from Dan’s 
dead brother, mysterious, 
and hilarious, events begin 
to occur, seeming to circle 
around the family.

 Being a horror movie fan myself, I appreciated how intact 
some of the plots were. There are plenty of funny scenes that will 
keep you entertained for the whole hour and a half. However, it is 
not one of the best movies ever and would only recommend it to 
someone who had some time to kill on the weekend or needed a 
movie to see with a friend.