Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, May 11, 2013

MVNews this week:  Page 8



Mountain Views News Saturday, May 11, 2013 



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:

ROSEMEAD, CA. California State 
Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez (24th District) 
visited the campus of Don Bosco Technical 
Institute (Bosco Tech) on Friday, May 
3. Sen. Hernandez met faculty members 
and students as they worked on applied-
science projects in the campus’ technology 

 “I want to thank the students and staff for 
providing an inside look at the Bosco Tech 
campus and curriculum,” said Senator Hernandez. 
“I was especially impressed by the 
student-led tour and the application of their 
project based curriculum. The students that 
I met articulated their work well, and it is 
very apparent that the staff cares deeply 
about maintaining the Salesian philosophy 
of education. The Bosco Tech Tiger Pride 
can be felt throughout the campus via the 
passion of the staff and confidence in their 

 “We truly appreciate Senator Hernandez’ 
interest in, and commitment to, STEM education,” 
said Bosco Tech Principal Xavier 
Jimenez. “Preparing students for advanced 
university studies and technology-driven 
professions is a primary goal of middle 
and high schools across the country and 
the senator’s legislative efforts fully support 
making higher education an obtainable goal 
for everyone—a major premise of our Salesian 
education system at Bosco Tech.”

 Senator Hernandez is a native of nearby La 
Puente. He is the chair of the San Gabriel 
Valley Legislative Caucus, made up of senators 
and assembly members representing 
the valley area. He is also a member of the 
Business, Professions, and Economic Development 
Committee, among other affiliations 
and committees.

 Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high 
school that combines rigorous college-preparatory 
and innovative technological education. 
The science, engineering, technology 
and math (STEM) curriculum allows 
students to exceed university admission 
requirements while completing extensive 
integrated coursework in one of several applied 
science and engineering programs. 

For more information about Bosco Tech, 
call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.

MAKE PROM SAFE AND FUN - A Message From the California 
Office of Traffic Safety and the Monrovia Police Department

Spring is in full swing and for teenagers 
everywhere, that means preparations for 
prom are underway. This prom season, the 
California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) 
and the Monrovia Police Department are 
reminding all students and parents that 
safety behind the wheel is especially important 
on prom night. Lifelong memories 
of prom night should be of good times, 
not tragedy. Young drivers, especially new 
teen drivers, are particularly susceptible to 
crashes; based on miles driven, the fatality 
rate for drivers aged 16 to 19 is four times 
higher than for older, more experienced 
drivers. The National Young Driver Survey 
also states that 20 percent of eleventh grade 
drivers reported at least one crash over the 
past year. 

"Studies show that most incidents involving 
young drivers stem from inexperience, 
rather than deliberately risky behavior. 
Teens simply don't have the time behind the 
wheel to know how to respond quickly to 
outside dangers," said OTS Director Christopher 
J. Murphy." Add on prom night with 
possible underage drinking, lack of using 
seat belts, cell phones, and a bunch of teens 
in one car increases these hazards for many 
and puts them at greater risk." 

California has a zero-tolerance policy for 
minors when it comes to impaired driving 
or cell phone use. For anyone under 
21, there is no legal Blood Alcohol Content 
limit; any alcohol present in the system is 
illegal and carries heavy consequences. In 
addition, drivers under 18 are prohibited 
from any use of mobile devices.

In order to make sure prom is a safe and 
fun evening, OTS recommends taking the 
following safety tips into consideration 
when planning prom night:

• Never, under any circumstances, let 
someone who's been drinking be a 

Take the initiative and arrange a sober 
ride home or have them sleep at a safe 
place for the night. Parents, a taxi, or 
sober friends are all safe alternatives.

• Always wear a seatbelt and make sure 
everyone else in the car does, too.

• When driving, pay attention to the 
road. Silence cell phones, ask passengers 
to avoid distracting the driver, and 
concentrate on getting safely to and 
from the destination.

• Bring an extra pair of comfortable 
shoes to use while 
driving to avoid driving in 
heels or bulky dress shoes.

Speeding, reckless driving, driving 
while intoxicated or under 
the influence of drugs, while 
distracted, or without seatbelts 
are all behaviors that can instantly 
turn a fun spring celebration 
into a tragedy. Following 
these tips can help to ensure 
that all prom goers have a safe 
and memorable prom night. For 
more information on all OTS efforts 
and other safe driving tips, 
log on to 



Pasadena, CA – Four newly 
elected members of the Pasadena 
Unified School District 
(PUSD) Board of Education 
were sworn in at its annual organizational 
meeting Monday, 
May 6. 

 Tyron Hampton, who was 
elected by voters to represent 
the board of education’s new 
sub geographic District 3, was 
sworn in to serve his first term. 
Board members Scott Phelps, 
Kimberly Kenne and Elizabeth 
Pomeroy were also elected by 
geographic district in 2013 and 
sworn in Monday.

 Kenne, who won the election 
for the new geographic 
District 5 in March, vacated 
the at-large Board of Education 
Seat 4. The board is currently 
accepting applications 
to fill the vacant seat; the new 
member will be selected as 
early as June 4 and serve until 
May 4, 2015. Applications are 
available at

 The board was unable to 
achieve a majority in electing a 
president. Hampton was elected 
to serve as board vice president. 
Kenne was re-elected to 
serve as the clerk of the board.

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


With nearly all movies that have several sequels, the 
franchise usually runs out of interesting ideas quickly. That, 
luckily, is not the case with Marvel and the Iron Man franchise. 
They have managed to keep their characters intriguing and their 
plots fresh and original.

place after the 
Avengers (if you 
haven’t yet seen it, 
watch Avengers 
before seeing 
this movie), Tony 
Stark (Robert 
Downey Jr.) finds 
himself not able 
to sleep, spending 
night after night 
in his lab. But 
when an old 
and unexpected 
enemy raises his head, Stark must gather everything he’s got to 
protect the things and people he loves.

 There really isn’t too much I can say about this movie 
without spoiling it. What I will say is that while ‘Dark Knight 
Rises’ moved its plot along with small one-on-one character 
conversations/fights, Iron Man 3 keeps a consistent, high octane 
excitement level, making it superior to ‘Dark Knight Rises’ in 
my opinion, and my second favorite superhero movie ever.