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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 18, 2016 



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 

Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Headmaster John Higgins 626-798-8989


La Salle 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 Arcadia High School Class of 2016 has students that were accepted 
into every Ivy League University in the country, which includes Harvard, 
Princeton, and Yale. Two Arcadia High graduates will be attending 
Harvard, two will be going to Yale, and one will be studying at Princeton 
in the fall. 

 Four Arcadia High students were accepted to the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology (MIT), and one will be attending. Five Apaches 
were accepted to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and 
three will be attending. 

 Two students will be attending Stanford, and 33 of the 69 accepted will 
be headed to Berkeley in the fall. 

 36 students were accepted into the University of Southern California 
(USC), of which a dozen will be attending. 18 students will become Bruins 
at UCLA next year of the 59 that were accepted. 

 Other schools of note that Arcadia High graduates will be attending in 
the fall include the following:

 Amherst, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont McKenna, Duke, Georgetown, 
Johns Hopkins, New York University, Scripps, Syracuse, and Westmont. 

Arcadia High Class of 2016:

 832 graduates

 99.3% graduation rate (national average: 82%)

 GPA: 3.38

 SAT: 1840, (national average: 1479)

 ACT: 29, (national average: 21)

 97.3 % going to college (67.3% 4-year, 30% 2-year, 2.7% Military, Trade 
School, Year Off)



ROSEMEAD, CA. – June 14, 2016 - Don Bosco Technical Institute 
(Bosco Tech) will offer a four-week intensive basketball skills camp 
beginning on Tuesday, July 5, for boys and girls going in to grades 

 The camp will focus on skill development, good practice habits 
and drills. Additionally, it will feature motivational talks, goal-
setting exercises and awards for each age group. Participants will 
learn the fundamentals of a good offense and defense game as well 
as competing in 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 tournaments, and free-throw and 
3-point contests. 

 Sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. for grades 4 through 8, and 3 to 
4:30 p.m. for grade 9. The cost of the basketball camp is $175 per 
participant. For more information or to register, contact Bosco Tech 
Head Basketball Coach Dominic Sermeno at (626) 940-2000 or

 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 or call (626) 940-2000 for more 

 According to, Bosco Tech ranks in the top three of 
all-boys schools in the Los Angeles metro area and among the top 
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Pasadena, CA – The 
Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) today 
announced the appointment 
of Esther C. Salinas as 
Ombuds Officer. Dr. Salinas, 
who has served as principal 
of Sierra Madre Elementary 
School since 2011, will 
establish the district’s 
first Ombuds Office and 
provide families, students, 
and staff with objective, 
informal and confidential 
opportunities to be heard, 
express concerns, identify 
options for managing and 
resolving conflicts, and 
learn productive ways 
of communicating. The 
creation of the Ombuds 
Office aligns with the 
district’s core values and its strategic emphasis on improved 
customer service and effective and efficient systems.

 “Dr. Salinas brings tremendous skills and experience to this 
important position, where she will help effect positive changes 
in the culture of our district so that schools and offices are more 
agile and responsive to the needs of families, students, and staff,” 
said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “The creation of the 
Ombuds Office will help foster the educational and professional 
environments in which students can thrive and be prepared to 
seize opportunities for success in college and beyond.”

 As Ombuds Officer, Dr. Salinas will operate independently 
from ordinary staff structures and report directly to the 
Superintendent and the Board of Education. One of her first 
responsibilities will be to develop a charter agreement aligned to 
International Ombudsman Association (IOA) Standards for the 
Ombuds Office. PUSD’s Ombuds Office will operate under the 
“Standards of Practice” and “Code of Ethics” of the IOA to the 
fullest extent possible to serve the interests of the district and its 

 Because the office will be in a position to receive important 
information that has been segmented until now, the Ombuds 
Officer will provide upward feedback to district leadership in 
connecting and underscoring issues and trends. In her new 
position, Dr. Salinas will identify gaps between policy and 
practice, and report on patterns or trends to the appropriate 
decision makers in the district, and make recommendations to 
prevent the recurrence of issues.

 “I am honored to have served PUSD as the principal of Sierra 
Madre Elementary School, where I had the opportunity to work 
with a talented team of teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers 
to nurture young learners in a safe and supportive community 
as they grew into brilliant, creative, strong, and truehearted 
leaders,” said Dr. Salinas. “I now welcome the opportunity to 
serve PUSD in the new position of Ombuds Officer as a resource 
for students, families, and staff to listen and resolve concerns, 
and as a place for every voice in PUSD to be heard.”

 In addition to leading Sierra Madre Elementary School as 
principal since 2011, Dr. Salinas brings previous experience 
as a school principal and director of Burbank Unified School 
District’s human resources and educational services.

 Under Dr. Salinas’ leadership, Sierra Madre Elementary was 
named a California Gold Ribbon School and earned the California 
Exemplary Arts Education Award in 2016. Similarly, during her 
tenure as principal of Jefferson Elementary in Burbank Unified, 
the school was named a California Distinguished School in 2006 
and a Los Angeles County Music Center BRAVO finalist for 
excellence in the arts in 2007. As principal of Conejo Elementary 
School in the Conejo Valley Unified School District from 2003-
2005, she led the school to win the Title I Academic Achievement 
Award in 2005.

 Prior to beginning her career as a teacher in 1995 in the 
Glendora Unified School District, Dr. Salinas was a research and 
processing coordinator for a civil engineering firm in Diamond 
Bar from 1987-1996.

Dr. Salinas has a Doctor 
of Education degree in 
K-12 Leadership in Urban 
School Settings from the 
University of Southern 
California; a Master of 
Education in Educational 
Technology from Azusa 
Pacific University; 
a Master of Arts in 
Educational Leadership 
from California State 
University, Los Angeles; 
and a Bachelor of 
Science from Bob Jones 
University in South 
Carolina. She is currently 
completing certification 
as an IOA member and 
passed examinations 
toward becoming a 
certified organizational 
ombudsman practitioner.

Full planning meetings 
will be held with Sierra 
Madre Elementary 
School stakeholders, 
students, employees, 
and parents to solicit 
input in developing the 
principal profile that will 
inform the recruitment 
and selection of a new 

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