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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 22, 2015 




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: Jenny Janetzke


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) 396-5880 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:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

rcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:

Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

The School Board of Bethany 
Christian School is pleased to 
announce the appointment of 
William D. Walner, Ed.D., as 
interim principal of Bethany 
Christian School in Sierra Madre. 
Dr. Walner will begin his duties 
August 10, 2015. 

 Dr. Walner brings substantial 
leadership experience to Bethany 
Christian School with almost 
40 years in the field of Christian 
education. Having completed 
his doctorate in Institutional 
Management at Pepperdine 
University, Dr. Walner served for 
21 years as Associate Director for 
the Southern California Region 
of the Association of Christian 
Schools International (ACSI). 
While at ACSI, he managed the 
Academic and Fine Arts Events 
program, as well as accreditation 
services for ACSI member 
schools. He also represented ACSI 
as a Commissioner on the WASC 
Accrediting Commission for 
Schools for four years. 

 His knowledge of and desire 
for educational excellence, and 
a deep love and dedication to 
Jesus Christ, are representative 
of Bethany Christian School’s 
mission to partner with parents 
to educate, develop and nurture 
students for a life of Christ-
centered excellence in academics, 
Christian character and servant 
leadership. He has stated, “This 
is my deep desire, to continually 
come to the Lord, in prayer and 
through His Word, to continually 
hear what He says, and then do it.” 

 Born in Monterey Park, Dr. 
Walner has lived in Southern 
California most of his life. He has 
a Bachelor’s in Music Education 
from Seattle Pacific University 
and a Master’s in Christian 
School Administration from 
Biola University. Dr. Walner and 
his wife, Carol, have been married 
since 1980 and live in uptown 


ROSEMEAD, CA–August 21, 2015-
-The ASM Materials Education 
Foundation and its Teacher Award 
Committee have named Don Bosco 
Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) 
instructor Jim Curiel as the recipient 
of the 2015 Kishor M. Kulkarni 
Distinguished High School Teacher 

The award was established in 2007 
through a generous donation by Dr. 
Kishor M. Kulkarni, past trustee of 
ASM International, and his family 
to recognize the accomplishments 
of one U.S. high school teacher who 
has demonstrated a significant and 
sustained positive impact on pre-
college-age students. This year’s 
recipient, Jim Curiel, is chairman 
of Bosco Tech’s Materials Science, 
Engineering & Technology (MSET). 
A devoted teacher and a proponent 
of STEM teaching, he consistently 
motivates and inspires his students 
toward higher education and 
professional opportunities. 

“What sets Mr. Curiel apart is his 
passion towards the materials science, 
engineering & technology field and his 
students succeeding in all their classes,” 
said Dustin Kelso, a senior enrolled in 
Bosco Tech’s MSET program. “Mr. 
Curiel is true evidence in grooming 
young adults to become avid learners, 
all the while maintaining the love and 
understanding for the MSET field.” 

Curiel, a 1973 Bosco Tech graduate, 
is a long time and active member of 
ASM International. His involvement 
includes serving on the Executive 
Committee of the ASM Los Angeles 
Chapter, instructing ASM Education 
courses, and organizing and hosting 
one-day materials camps for area 
middle school students. He also 
established the only student chapter of 
ASM International at the high school 

ASM International, formerly known 
as the American Society for Metals, is a 
professional organization for materials 
scientists and engineers. Established 
in 1913, the society has 36,000 
members worldwide. The Kishor M. 
Kulkarni Distinguished High School 
Teacher Award will be presented at the 
ASM Leadership awards luncheon on 
October 5 during the annual Materials 
Science &Technology (MS&T ’15) 
conference in Columbus, Ohio. 

Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco 
Tech is an all-male Catholic high 
school that combines a rigorous 
college-preparatory program with a 
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. Visit or call 626-940-
2000 for more information. 

– TeenSafe Sheds Light on the Kind of Issues Teens Face and the Role Social Media Plays in Body Image –

What does your teen see when they 
look in the mirror? Body image 
encompasses what a person believes 
about their outward appearance, 
how they feel about their body and 
how they sense and control their 

 Issues can occur when your teen 
starts showing signs of a negative 
body image, perceiving their body 
as something other than reality, 
convinced that their size or shape is a 
personal failure, or they feel ashamed, 
anxious or awkward about their 

 “Shedding light on these issues, 
we created this guide to help parents 
understand and detect red-flags 
that may indicate their teen is 
struggling with body image issues,” 
said Rawdon Messenger, TeenSafe 
CEO. “By monitoring their social 
media and online activity, parents 
can detect problems early and start a 
conversation with their child about 

When should I start looking for body 
image issues in my child?

 Body image issues are cropping up 
earlier and earlier with both genders 
subjected to unrealistic body images 
from a young age. The best time to 
deal with these issues is when you 
begin noticing signs of a negative 
body image in your child. Children 
who are immediately brought into a 
discussion, reassured of their worth 
and taught ways of improving their 
self-esteem are far less likely to fall 
victim to any of the problems that 
can arise from seeing too many of the 
wrong images.

How does social media play into this 

 As social media becomes 
increasingly influential in the lives 
of teens in this digital age, they often 
become consumed in the “cycle 
of selfies,” editing, sharing and 
comparing highly-filtered photos, 
creating a culture of comparing 
themselves to unrealistic photos 
of their peers. Measuring their 
appearance and self-worth on the 
amount of “likes” and comments they 
get is extremely unrealistic and can be 
detrimental to a teen’s psyche.

How might my teen be affected by 
body image issues?

 Teens with negative body image 
have increased chances of developing 
eating disorders and more commonly 
suffer from feelings of depression, 
isolation, low self-esteem, and 
obsessions with weight loss. Below are 
some search terms and hashtags that 
may be a sign that you need to start 
a conversation with your child about 

Eating Disorders

Anorexia: Popular Hashtags: 
#ana, #proana, #proanamia, 
#proed, #eatingdisorder, #thinspo, 
#thinspiration, #skinny, #anorexia, 
#fat, #diet, #thynspooo, #hipbones, 
#sue, #secretsociety123

Binge Eating: Popular Hashtags: 
#bingeeating, #bingefood, 
#overeating, #starving

Bulimia: Popular Hashtags: #bulimia, 
#bulimic, #lax, #purge


Cutting: Popular Hashtags: #blades, 
#bloody, #cutting, #knife, #razor, 
#selfharm, #selfhate, #suicide


Popular Hashtags: #sad, #ugly, 
#depression, #depressed, 
#mentalhealth, #anxiety, #pain, 
#mood, #imnotokay, #fakesmile, 
#worthless, #helpme, #paranoia, 
#useless, #tears, #broken, #killme

How can parents help their children 
cope with these pressures?

Communication: talk to them 
about what they see online and 
reassure them of their self-worth and 

 Monitor: monitor their smartphone 
and social media activity to watch for 
red flags

 Lead by example: do active things 
together and encourage healthy habits 
and lifestyle

 Limit smartphone use: limit their 
screen-time to balance online with 
offline life

 If you feel you need to keep a closer 
eye on your child with a monitoring 
solution, go to, and for 
more resources and parenting tips, go 

About TeenSafe

Founded in 2011 and based in 
Santa Monica, Calif., TeenSafe, 
a National PTA partner, is the 
leading smartphone monitoring 
solution for parents operating 
without modification to the child’s 
phone. Parents can monitor text 
messages, location, web browsing 
history, contacts, call logs and social 
media activity. For more info, visit and check out their 
blog, Teenology. Like TeenSafe on 
Facebook and follow them on Twitter. 
For media, please contact media@ or 951-225-4003.


by Ben Show


Many horror-thriller films lean too much to one genre; they become 
too jump-scare reliant, or try to build up lots of tension and never 
have a good payoff in the end. Joel Edgerton, who directed this film, 
had the difficult task of trying to find the perfect balance of scary, but 
not terrifying, and thrilling, but not disappointing. This seemed like 
a pretty complicated task, especially considering it was his first time 
directing, but was he able to pull it off?

 The seemingly perfect couple of Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn 
(Rebecca Hall) have just moved from Chicago to California, following 
the promotion Simon got in his work. Durning their first few days there 
they run into Gordon (Joel Edgerton), or as Simon calls him, Gordo, 
who used to go to school with Simon. Things quickly begin to unravel as 
Gordo awkwardly tries to become Simon’s friend and Robyn discovers 
the truth about her husband and Gordo’s past.

 ‘The Gift’ is perhaps one of the best psychological thrillers I haveeer 
seen; it certainly fit into my top ten movies of all time list. The dialogue 
is crisp and ultra-realistic, making the film seem as if it could happen in 
real life. The acting is stellar, the directing is amazing, and each shot is 
perfectly set up to lead into the next, making it seem to flow very fast for 
an almost two hour movie. Joel Edgerton should not only look forward 
to a great acting career, but perhaps an even better directing one.

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