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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 27, 2016 





ARCADIA, CA – Barnhart School is known for its diverse and welcoming community in the greater Pasadena area. That is why it is 
no surprise that kindness was the virtue picked by one Barnhart middle school student, Jadyn E. Lee, an eighth-grader who entered the 
school’s writing contest with a theme the student developed about making new friends. The winner of the contest has yet to be revealed 
but will be announced at an all-school assembly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 2. In addition, to celebrate the 100th day of school recently, 
Barnhart first-graders performed 
200 acts of kindness. One of the 
first graders, Lily Winter Hauge, is 
the illustrator for the new Bobbie 
the Bobcat book.

“We are delighted to have another 
great children’s book to read in 
Arcadia and the fact that it is created 
by our city’s school children is 
something to celebrate,” said Mayor 
Kovacic. “The book encourages 
students to make friends with new 
students and serves as a vibrant 
example to all Arcadians to spread 
kindness to newcomers to our 
community,” Mayor Kovacic added. 

City Clerk Gene Glasco will present 
the proclamation to the students 
and school at the 8 a.m. ceremony. 
At 10:30 a.m. the students’ book 
will be read by local fireman at 
the Arcadia Public Library as 
part of celebrations there for 
National Education Association’s 
Read Across America Day. Mayor 
Kovacic will read the book on 
Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. as 
part of the “Barks and Books” 
program at the Arcadia Public 

 “We are feeling proud of our 
student’s creative achievement 
and honored by Mayor Kovacic’s 
proclamation. March 2 will 
always be a special day here for the 
Bobcats at Barnhart School,” stated 
Ethan Williamson, Barnhart Head 
of School, who noted that copies 
of the new book will be distributed 
to every student at the award 
ceremony and that its creators will 
be available for autograph requests 
from their peers.

Contest entries were judged by 
former Barnhart student Seth Bass, 
who wrote the screenplay for the 
major motion picture, Martian 
Child, starring John Cusack. Bass 
will be the master of ceremonies 
on March 2. “It was a joy to read 
all of the essays and think back to 
being a kid myself at Barnhart and 
dreaming of the day I’d be a writer. 
I’m impressed with the students 
and genuinely appreciate how they 
incorporated the suggested virtues 
into their storylines. 

The subtle psychology of the 
characters’ intentions to draw the new kid out of his shell and into a new comfort zone embodies a story of compassion and empathy 
on a meaningful level,” said Bass.

The school hopes to feature a new virtue annually in what may become a new school tradition of student-created works.

Both the March 2, 2016 10:30 a.m. Read Across America event and the March 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. Barks and Books event will be held in 
the Arcadia Public Library’s Jerry Broadwell Children’s Imagination Theater.

Located in Arcadia, California, Barnhart, a non-profit school, offers an independent K-8 education. Distinguishing programs of Barnhart 
include Spanish at all grade levels, daily physical education, the Virtues Project™ character development program, a creative writing for 
kids program with the Lucy Calkins’ Writer’s Workshop, a choral group, and an on-site harvest garden. The school has an early literacy 
emphasis, a 1:1 technology ratio and an average 12:1 student-teacher ratio. Barnhart offers weekly art class for students in all grade 
levels and art appreciation and studio art electives for students in middle school. Barnhart is accredited by the California Association of 
Independent Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In Barnhart’s diverse community, well over a dozen languages 
are spoken at home.

Established in 1959 by Dr. Ethel Barnhart, Barnhart is affiliated with the non-denominational Santa Anita Church. Visit barnhartschool.
org for further information or to inquire about a tour. Barnhart School is located at 240 West Colorado Boulevard on Route 66 just across 
from the Santa Anita Race Track. The March 2 event will be held in Santa Anita Church’s sanctuary. For more information on The Virtues 
Project™ please visit

The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 
p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can also follow the Library on Twitter and Facebook. For more information, 
please call 626.821.5566 or visit the Library’s website at

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:



ROSEMEAD, CA. – February 25, 2016 – Alumni who are now 
engineers returned to their alma mater, Don Bosco Technical Institute 
(Bosco Tech), on February 24 to commemorate National Engineers 
Week. These past graduates provided motivational talks to inspire 
current students, the majority of whom are considering STEM-related 
college majors and professions. 

 Representing such companies as Intel, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and 
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the alumni made presentations on 
topics as diverse as designing the power grid of the future, to engineering 
the Mars Rover, and developing cloud data storage. Students selected 
the presentations of their choice and asked questions of the speakers 
about their companies, current positions, and university studies.

 “When alumni return to share their advice and their stories, it really 
is a testament to how Bosco Tech has prepared those who once were 
in our shoes,” said current senior Everson Cruz, who plans to major 
in aerospace engineering at the university level this fall. “It gives us 
students a unique exposure, listening to engineers in the industry we 
wish to pursue. We were able to ask questions regarding their jobs and 
barriers they had to overcome to get where they currently are.” Cruz, 
who is studying Materials Science, Engineering & Technology (MSET), 
interned at Boeing last summer.

 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. With a 100 percent college 
acceptance rate each year, more than 60 percent of Bosco Tech 
graduates pursue STEM-related majors in their university studies. The 
innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission 
requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one 
of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit www.boscotech.
edu for more information. 


The Arcadia City Clerk’s Office is currently accepting applications 
from individuals who would like to serve on the Youth Advisory 
Council. The Youth Advisory Council consists of seven (7) members 
appointed by the City Council. Of the seven (7) members, four (4) 
must be current high school students and three (3) middle school 
students at the time of appointment. All members must be under 
the age of eighteen (18) at the time of appointment and reside in the 
City of Arcadia. The Youth Advisory Council will act in an advisory 
capacity to the City Council on matters pertaining to the youth 
population of the community. All Arcadia Boards and Commissions 
serve without compensation.

 Anyone with an interest in serving may pick up an application 
from the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 240 W. Huntington Drive or 
print one off the City’s website at Applications 
must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office on or before the close of 
business on Monday, May 23, 2016. Appointments are expected to be 
made at the Tuesday, June 21, 2016, City Council Meeting.

 Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 574.5455 if you would 
like further information about the Youth Advisory Council.

About the City of Arcadia

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is 
an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 
56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los 
Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with 
the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a 
full-service charter city governed by a five-member City Council, 
elected at large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation 
opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined 
as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the 
“Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week 

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