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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 12, 2015 



Twelve students join Alverno’s most prestigious campus organization


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: Dr. William Walner

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:

Sierra Madre, CA (December 10, 2015) – On December 3, the 
Daemen Chapter of the National Honor Society at Alverno High 
School inducted 12 new members into their ranks. 

 The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes 
academic success while encouraging the continued development 
of character, leadership, and community service. At Alverno, 
National Honor Society students participate in various service 
projects including tutoring students, bell ringing for the 
Salvation Army at Christmas, and other projects that benefit 
both Alverno and the local community. Additionally, members of 
National Honor Society are active members in Alverno student 
government, campus organizations, athletic teams, and the visual 
and performing arts while maintaining impressive academic 
records. In fact, the average GPA of members of the National 
Honor Society at Alverno High School is 4.25. 

 New members to the National Honor Society include sophomore 
Laura Chen; juniors Alexis Baro, Jillian Kislow, Alicia Lindheimer 
and Moondera Rabb; and seniors Clara Avila, Natalie Hernandez-
Barber, Maria Luchetta, Danielle Ramirez, Jenny Sun, Sabrina 
Torres, and Emily Yekikian. 

 These young women join juniors Marisa Dragos and Asia Leong 
as well as seniors Amy Aghajanian, Caitlyn Delgadillo, Isabel 
Diaz, Emily Lopez, Ciara Madigan, Cameron Martinez, Alexxa 
Vasquez, and Alexis Winstanley as members of the National 
Honor Society at Alverno. 

 “For over 55 years, Alverno has been providing young women 
with incredible activities and exceptional academic opportunities,” 
said Julia V. Fanara, Head of School. “The National Honor Society 
is one of the highest achievements a student can achieve in high 
school. Through Alverno’s mission of empowering each young 
woman to be exactly the person she wants to be, these 22 young 
women have grown into women of scholarship, service, leadership 
and character.” 

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a progressive Catholic, independent, 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 4,500 women to meet that 
goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please 
call 626-355-3463 or visit 

Front: Alicia Lindheimer, Clara Avila, Alexis Baro, Danielle Ramirez, 
Moondera Rabb, Maria Luchetta, Emily Lopez, Caitlyn Delgadillo, Amy 
Aghajanian, and Asia Leong 

Back: Laura Chen, Jillian Kislow, Emily Yekikian, Sabrina Torres, Jenny Sun, 
Alexxa Vasquez, Cameron Martinez, Alexis Winstanley, and Marisa Dragos 


Pasadena, CA --- Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) campuses will 
be ringing with carols and music of the holiday season as the annual 2015 
Winter Concert season kicks off at district schools. Choral, instrumental, 
dance, string, jazz, and drama performances by elementary, middle and 
high school students are scheduled throughout December.

 “Winter concerts are a great opportunity for children to practice 
their performance and presentation skills and to demonstrate their 
growing talents in the performing arts,” said Jennifer Olson, District Arts 
Coordinator. “With support from families and the community, this is a 
vibrant time for art and music in schools as our third graders learn to play 
violins, middle school students blossom in ensembles and select high school 
students march in the Pasadena Community College Honor Band in the 
Rose Parade. We invite the greater Pasadena community to discover the 
arts and music in our schools during this festive season.”

The schedule of concerts follows:

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Eliot Arts (Music & Dance)Wednesday, 

Dec. 9, 2015, 8:20 a.m. Sierra Madre Elementary

6:00 p.m. McKinley School

7:00 p.m. Blair IB School (Choral) at Lake Ave. Church Chapel

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

8:20 a.m. , 10:10 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sierra Madre Elementary

9:00 a.m. Don Benito Fundamental (Choral)

2:00 p.m. Don Benito Fundamental (Instrumental)

1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m. McKinley School

6:00 p.m. Washington STEAM Magnet

6:30 p.m. Marshall Fundamental (Choral)

7:00 p.m. John Muir High School (Instrumental)

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

9:30 a.m. Cleveland Elementary (Choral & Instrumental)

8:45 a.m. Hamilton Elementary

6:30 p.m. Marshall Fundamental (Instrumental)

6:00 p.m. Longfellow Elementary (Adv. Band & Strings with Harmony 

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

6:00 p.m. Blair IB (Instrumental)

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

8:30 a.m., 9:10 a.m. Willard Elementary

1:00 p.m. Franklin Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

8:20 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sierra Madre Middle School (iPAK 

8:30 a.m. Jackson Elementary

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

6:30 p.m. Wilson Middle School

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

8:20 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sierra Madre Middle School (iPAK 
Vocal & Drama)

8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Webster Elementary

9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Don Benito Fundamental (Chorus & Drama)

9:15 a.m., 2:00 p.m. Roosevelt Elementary

6:00 p.m. Eliot Arts Harmony Showcase

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 

9:15 a.m. Field Elementary at Paz Naz Church

 Performances are on school campus unless otherwise indicated. 
Performance times vary.

 Stay connected to the Pasadena Unified School District! Visit us online 
at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaUnified, www.twitter.
com/PasadenaUnified; like us on Facebook at
PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrict; text PUSD to 888777; and subscribe to 
our YouTube channel at Or call the 
Communications Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 


 Today, Rep. Adam Schiff 
(D-Burbank) announced the start 
of the annual congressional science, 
technology, engineering and math 
(STEM) academic competition, the 
Congressional App Challenge, for 
the 28th Congressional District. 
The competition aims to foster an 
early interest and engagement in 
STEM education and technology by 
challenging students to develop an 
application (“app”).

 Established by the U.S. House 
of Representatives in 2013, this 
competition is part of a nationwide 
event that invites high school 
students from all congressional 
districts to compete by creating 
and exhibiting their software 
application, or “app,” for mobile, 
tablet, or computer devices 
on a platform of their choice. 
Throughout the competition 
period, participating students will 
be provided opportunities to engage 
with various STEM educational 
partners, tech entrepreneurs, and 
tech experts located in the District 
to mentor and assist them with their 
app development.

 “There is a drastic shortage of 
STEM graduates needed to fill the 
over 8 million new STEM jobs 
projected over the next decade,” 
said Schiff. “This challenge aims to 
help meet that long-term need by 
encouraging students to develop an 
early interest in STEM fields through 
creating their own app. Hopefully, we 
find some innovative entrepreneurs 
within our community!”

 The House Student STEM 
Challenge is open to all high school 
students who live in or attend high 
school in the 28th Congressional 
District. Students entering the 
competition must register and 
submit their apps at https://
rep-schiff/ during the competition 
submission period now open 
through January 15, 2016.

More details on submitting 
a contest entry, the rules of 
the competition, and helpful 
programming resources can be 
found here (link flyer) or at http://


by Ben Show


‘Creed’ is the continuation of the long-standing, extremely popular 
‘Rocky’ franchise. Naturally, many people got very excited for this 
film, being long time fans of the franchise; however, I have not seen 
any of the ‘Rocky’ movies. Sports film, in general, even classics like 
‘Rocky’, are not the type of movie that I want to see in theaters, 
but I decided to see ‘Creed’ to see if it could win me over on sports 

 Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) was one of the greatest boxers of 
all time. That is, until a Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) defeated 
him. Unknown to the world, Apollo had a son with someone he 
cheated on his wife with. Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) was raised in 
secret, keeping his identity hidden, and with a penchant for fighting 
everyone and everything. When he grows up and meets Rocky, 
he is determined to get the retired boxing legend to train him, and 
to help him make a name for himself. 

 ‘Creed’, from what I hear from fans of the franchise, was as good 
as the original ‘Rocky’. For me, it was a decent film with some exceptional 
aspects. One, the cinematography is amazing; it makes 
you feel like you are either part of the fight going on or right in 
Adonis’ corner in the ring. Two, Stallone delivers a spectacular performance 
as an aging Rocky. It was an unexpected delight to see 
him do such an amazing acting job. ‘Creed’ is definitely a film made 
for fans of the ‘Rocky’ franchise but, for those who are not fans, it 
breaks no new ground in the genre, but it is a film worth giving a