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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

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Chris Schnieders, PhD


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 626-798-8989


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 


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:

Arcadia High School Principal Dr. Brent Forsee (back), Eva Molina, Ryan Chavez, Samuel Iovine, and Rafael Gomez-Carrasco (from left to right) 

ARCADIA-- Four Arcadia High School seniors have been honored 
by the College Board�s National Hispanic Recognition Program for 
their academic excellence. Eva Molina, Ryan Chavez, Samuel Iovine, 
and Rafael Gomez-Carrasco received this prestigious distinction from 
the College Board, which represents the top 2% of eligible students 

 For Ryan Chavez, he and his family are very familiar with this award. 
His brother Aidan, who graduated from Arcadia High last year and 
currently attends Harvard University, also was an award recipient. Ryan 
has a 4.0 grade point average and hopes to attend Pomona College, a 
private liberal arts college in Claremont, next fall. He is also a member of 
Arcadia High�s Constitution/Government Team. 

 Eva Molina is an active member of the History Bowl Team at Arcadia 
High, and volunteers for WriteGirl. WriteGirl is a creative writing and 
mentoring organization that promotes creativity, critical thinking, and 
leadership skills to empower teen girls. Eva hopes to continue her studies 
at the University of Southern California next year. 

 A standout on Arcadia High�s football team, Samuel Iovine maintains a 
3.95 grade point average. Samuel plays on both the offensive and defensive 
lines for the Apaches. He plans on applying to Brown University, Yale 
University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. 

 Rafael Gomez-Carrasco has a 3.98 grade point average while taking 
on several extracurricular activities. Rafael is a member of the school�s 
orchestra program, is on the Constitution/Government Team, and is a 
member of the Student Council Apache Commission. Rafael hopes to 
attend Yale University next fall. 

 The College Board�s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) 
identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school 
students. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring 
students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the 
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/
NMSQT). These students are from the United States, Puerto Rico, the 
U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and the Marshall 
Islands, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools abroad. 


Sierra Madre, CA, September 26, 2014 � St. Rita School invites the 
community to mark their calendars for the annual Harvest Fest on 
Oct. 17 and 18! The school�s two-day family affair is gearing up to be 
a rollickin� good time. Come join in on the fun that offers something 
for everyone!

 The weekend�s festivities kick off Friday in the spirit of Oktoberfest 
with Beer, Brats and Bingo from 6-10pm in O�Malley Hall. Bring 
the whole family and unwind from a busy week while eating great 
food and playing dollar bingo. Not a beer fan? Not a problem! 
Wine, along with an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages will be 
available. Children are welcome to join their parents for bingo, or 
participate in fun activities in the supervised child care area. Tickets 
are available at the door and the $8 adult dinner includes bratwurst 
or hot dog, chips, salad, dessert and lemonade. An additional $3 can 
buy a bowl of The Buccaneer�s secret-recipe chili, and kids� meals are 
available for $5.

 The excitement continues on Saturday from 12:30-9:30pm with 
the activity-packed Harvest Festival! Long a community tradition, 
the festival offers budget-friendly entertainment for the whole 
family. Admission is free and you can purchase ride, game and food 
tickets at the gate. Sports fans can watch college football in the beer 
garden, which will feature two special micro brews. Everyone can 
enjoy live entertainment from the Irish Volunteers, Decade of Rock, 
and a DJ. 

 Featured food vendors will provide a plethora of choices sure to 
please everyone�s palates, and fun seekers of all ages can enjoy the rides 
including the Super Slide, Giant Swings, Obstacle Course, Video Game 
Truck, and a multitude of game booths! In addition, the silent and 
live auction will feature a cabin in Big Bear, Disneyland park hopper 
tickets, front row seats to the Rose Parade, Santa Anita Clubhouse 
passes, private tour of Bob Baffert�s barn, surf lessons for two and a 
surfboard, mystery dinner hosted by teachers, and much more! 

 Tickets will be available at the door for both events, with cash 
and major credit cards accepted. For more information, please call 
St. Rita School at (626) 355-6114 or visit The 
school is located at 322 North Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre. The 
school is celebrating its 92nd year, with a focus on faith, stewardship 
and academic excellence. 











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THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


Yet another young 
adult, dystopian 
future movie based on 
a book. At this point, 
everyone basically 
knows what�s going 
on before they walk 
into the theater: the 
government has done 
something bad and 
the teenagers must 
save the day. How do 
they accomplish that 
monumental task in this movie? Running through a concrete maze.

 The boys of the Glade are being forced to live there and do nothing 
else but survive and try to figure a way out of the maze that traps 
them. However, when Thomas (Dylan O�Brien) arrives, everything 
these boys can remember is questioned as the game they are playing 

 At this point, everyone knows how they feel about these things, love 
�em or hate �em. The only major difference between this and any other 
film adapted from a young adult books nowadays, is that this film 
has no mushy love story. That is about all this movie has going for it. 
The acting is dreadful, the directing is sloppy, and the screenwriting 
leaves so much out from the book that film feels disjointed. �The Maze 
Runner� is, sadly, another dime-a-dozen, teenager focused action