Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, January 18, 2014

MVNews this week:  Page 7

Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 18, 2014 7EDUCATION & YOUTH Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 18, 2014 7EDUCATION & YOUTH 
TUTORS By Joan Schmidt 

This past Wednesday evening made me VERY 
PROUD to be a resident of Monrovia. Because 
Monrovia Football Coach Maddox Ryan Maddox 
was stepping down to go into Administration, he 
was honored for his outstanding record as Head 
Football Coach; his teams were CIF Champions 
for three years and this year, Rio Hondo League 
Champions. The team itself also was introduced 
and recognized as the 2013 Rio Hondo League 

 When I arrived, I had NO idea that they 
were going to be two special groups honored. 
The Board acknowledged and commended 
the “Project PASS” Tutors who participated in 
the award-winning Pro-Active Tutoring (PAT) 
Program under the direction of Harold “Duke” 
Freyermuth. Eighty-eight outstanding youths 
from Monrovia High School and Clifton and 
Santa Fe Middle Schools spent Tuesdays and 
Thursdays helping their peers. Mr. Freyermuth 
commended the students and acknowledged 
groups such as Monrovia Reads who donated 
funding and the Boys and Girls Club which 
provided the buses for the tutors to travel to the 

 The School Board came down from their chairs, 
lined up and Mr. Freyermuth read the name of 
each student. They shook hands with the entire 
School Board and then the group went next door 
to the Canyon Early Learning Center where they 
were given special Certificates and there was a 


ROSEMEAD, CA. – January 
14, 2014 - Don Bosco Technical 
Institute (Bosco Tech) will 
host a mathematics competition 
for seventh and eighth 
grade students from both 
public and private schools 
on Saturday, February 1. The 
42nd annual event will offer 
prizes for highest individual 
and school team scores. 
During the competition, a 
workshop will be provided 
for middle school teachers, 
examining problems used on 
the test, to facilitate classroom 
discussion of the concepts. 
The workshop will be led by 
instructional expert and textbook 
author Michael Hattar, 
a longtime Bosco Tech math 
teacher and professor at Rio 
Hondo Community College 
and Mount San Antonio 

“The competition is a fun opportunity 
for middle-school 
students to test their computational 
and critical thinking 
skills,” said James Shafiyoon, 
Bosco Tech math teacher and 
competition coordinator. “As 
a STEM-based high school, 
Bosco Tech offers advanced 
instruction in mathematics, 
science and engineering. The 
competition will promote and 
encourage the development 
of math skills among younger 
Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. 
and the one-hour test starts 
at 9 a.m. Free fun activities 
will be offered, and food will 
be available for purchase. 
An award ceremony will be 
held immediately following 
the competition. The cost is 
$3 per student. Participants 
can pre-register by emailing 
Mr. Shafiyoon at jshafiyoon@ before January 

24. Sample tests with solutions 
are available on the school’s 
Bosco Tech is an all-male 
Catholic high school, sponsored 
by the Salesians of Don 
Bosco, that combines a rigorous 
college-preparatory and 
technology-focused education. 
The innovative 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 fields. 
For further information about 
Bosco Tech, call (626) 9402000 
or visit www.boscotech. 

on YOUR 
We’d like to hearfrom you!
Contact us at: editor@ or
AND Twitter: @ 
raffle and prizes. Thank you, EIGHTY-EIGHT 
outstanding, caring youths!

 After the tutors left, the Wildcat Football Team 
was brought in. Coach Maddox introduced all 
the players and they also shook hands with the 
School Board. Mr. Kirk McGinnis, Monrovia 
High School Principal came to the podium and 
gave a glowing account of Coach Maddox: He 
spoke of Maddox as “a mentor, a role model…He 
looked at every game like a classroom lesson-that 
to me speaks volumes…he always took the high 
road…he took time to talk to kids-he brought 
them close, looked them in the eye, praised them 
for what they were doing right, redirected them 
to what they should be doing, and praised them 
again. That is what we should see in sports, on 
fields, in gyms, pools and in classrooms.”

 Mr. McGinnis finished his praise f Coach 
Maddox: “We will miss you. We wish you the 
best of luck in all you do… you will be a great 

 Mr. McGinnis’ words of praise for Coach 
Maddox were very well stated. Monrovians, we 
have a lot to be thankful for. I am thrilled the 
Wildcat Football Team excelled these past years. 
But I am TOTALLY blown away by eighty-
eighty outstanding selfless youths who gave two 
afternoons a week to help their fellow students. 
Our youth are our future and it is looking good! 

Alverno High School200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 
E-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan WilliamsonKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527 Principal: James LugenbuehlE-mail address: jml@bcslions.orgwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
E-mail: jhawes@clairbourn.orgFoothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patanowebsite: 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
Headmaster John Higgins626-798-8989 
LaSalle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: www.lasallehs.orgPrincipal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 
(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 
(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 798-8901 Principal: Gilbert Barrazawebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian(626) 355-9028 website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 
Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-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: 

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show 
The only thing thatI knew about this movie before 
I saw it was that it was a 
rebelling of the Greek myth. I 
did not know who was cast in 
what role or even seen a preview 
for the film. And, nowthat I have seen it, I am happy 
to say that my not knowingmuch about the film was a 
very, very good thing. 

Amphitryon (ScottAdkins) has just conquered 
Greece. With his older son, 
Iphicles (Liam Garrigan),
about to be married, the new 
King exiles his younger son,
Hercules (Kellan Lutz), whois then sold into slavery. Hemust fight his way out of a 
dark fight club and get backto Greece in time to marry

his true love, Hebe (Gaia Weiss). 

The story is extremely cliché and I was bored for the entire 
hour and a half. All I can say about this movie is DO NOT GOSEE IT. The Legend of Hercules is one of the worst movies I haveever seen and no one should ever see this shipwreck of a film.