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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 19, 2015 

2016-2017 OPEN 
– FEB 2, 2016. 

Don’t Miss the Next Information 
Session on January 9th

 The Pasadena Unified School District’s 
(PUSD) annual Open Enrollment for 
the 2016-2017 academic year begins 
Jan. 12, 2016 with the general online 
application process. To assist families 
in making decisions and navigating 
the Open Enrollment process, PUSD 
has scheduled informational sessions 
Friday, December 11, 2015 and Saturday, 
January 9, 2016.

 The annual Open Enrollment process 
offers families an opportunity to apply 
for award-winning schools and signature 
programs throughout the district. 
While every child living within PUSD 
boundaries is guaranteed placement 
in their neighborhood school, through 
Open Enrollment children can attend a 
different campus that offers specialized 
programs such as dual language 
immersion in Spanish and Mandarin, 
International Baccalureate, STEM, 
visual and performing arts, high school 
college and career academies, and much 

 The online application period for the 
first lottery of the 2016-2017 Open 
Enrollment is Jan. 12 through Feb. 2, 
2016. Notifications will be made by 
March, with registration occurring 
shortly thereafter. A second lottery and 
registration for any remaining spots will 
take place in April.

 For a schedule of school tours, 
information about PUSD schools and 
2016-2017 Open Enrollment go to www.

 The Next Open Enrollment Information 
Session, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, 9 a.m. 
Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. 
Villa St., Pasadena

 For information on enrollment, contact 
the PUSD Office of Enrollment, Permits 
& Student Records at 626-396-3600, ext. 


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:


by Ben Show


The trailers for this film looked promising and, while I have not 
read ‘Moby Dick’, the trailer was enough to inspire me to read it 
when I can. The movie looked well cast, well directed, and with 
enough action to fill its two hour run time. ‘In the Heart of the 
Sea’ looked to be an exciting historical piece about the men who 
survived Moby Dick.

 Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) is looking to find out the truth 
about the disaster of the Essex. He is able to track down Tom Nickerson 
(Brendan Gleeson) and convinces him to tell the story. The 
tale that Nickerson tells is one of how the final journey of Essex 
bonded a group of men through storms, whaling, and an attack 
from a monster unlike any they have ever seen.

 ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ has a very slow beginning and, once it 
picks up (signaled by them boarding the whaling ship), it becomes 
a very hard movie to sit through. Between stupid decisions made by 
characters, visceral whale hunting, and disturbing acts committed 
solely to survive, the rest of the two-hour runtime is intense. However, 
that does not mean that it is not an important movie. This film 
highlights a dark part of human history, one that is important to 
observe so that we do not repeat our actions in the future. While ‘In 
the Heart of the Sea’ may not be an entirely enjoyable experience, it 
has many good moments and is worthy of being seen for the history 
lesson alone.