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Alverno High School200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. GillickE-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan WilliamsonKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
Foothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
Frostig School971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-2410Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
Headmaster John Higgins 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: www.lasallehs.orgPrincipal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 
Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 
351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109(626) 396-3600 Website: www.pusd@pusd.usrcadia 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: 
Pasadena, CA --- In mid-July, five La Salle Lancers competed in thethe Arts and Social Studies. 
World Scholar’s Global Round held in the beautiful city of PragueThe La Salle teams stepped up to the challenge and werein the Czech Republic. Zach Damir ’16, Bettina Lee ’16 and Japhetawarded numerous team trophies and individual medals. MostQuitzon ’16 comprised Team One and Christian Billings ’16 andnotable is that La Salle Team One placed 2nd overall earning theNoah Sisson ’16 were paired with Simon Lindinger ’18 from theWorld Scholars Cup and Bettina, Japhet, Noah and Zach wereGEMS school in Geneva, Switzerland to complete as Team Two.named Champion Scholars. Bettina was named as La Salle’s topThe theme of this year’s Global Round was “An Imperfect World”scholar. The Lancers also took home the First Place trophy for thewith over 500 students competing, representing 30 countries. BothScholars Bowl. Team Two placed 19th, qualifying both teams forteams spent months preparing for the Global Round which testedthe Tournament of Champions to be held at Yale University intheir knowledge in Crime and Justice, History, Science, Literature, November, 2016. 


By Renée Cossutta 

Come September,
the Sierra Madre 
Elementary Schoolcould be blazingnew trails… and if 
all goes accordingto a proposed plan,
they will be doingit on foot! The PTA 
and the school 
support this new 
endeavor, which we are calling Walking Wednesdays. We areworking to establish Walking Bus Stops, where students andvolunteer “drivers” can meet and walk to school together everyWednesday morning. Such a simple elegant solution to a setof issues: obesity and Type 2 diabetes, traffic, greenhouse gasemissions and student performance. 

A tall order? Perhaps. In some neighborhoods, childhoodobesity rates exceed 40%, and a recent LA Times headlinesaid that 46% of California children will grow up with Type 2diabetes. As a long-time Type 1 diabetic, I cannot idly watchthis! We must take measures to instill good habits. Alongwith proper nutrition, exercise is vital. And studies find thatstudents who walk to school benefit with better grades andimproved sociability. 

Walking is a soothing rhythmic activity, and beingcompact, pleasant and safe, Sierra Madre an ideal place toenjoy it. Getting your blood flowing, seeing neighbors andothers without the barrier of cars, observing trees, birds,
progress on yards, even the changing angle of the sun overthe months is deeply satisfying. We hope the school’s Walking 

Wednesday program leads all of Sierra Madre to walk more. Iknow that anyone who lives near the school on Highland willcertainly appreciate it. The line-up of cars dropping kids atschool each weekday morning is about as close as we get totraffic jams.

 Once again in 2015, the LA area claimed the worst traffic inthe nation. Medical professionals agree that “Sitting is the NewSmoking,” whether at school, the office, in front of the TV, or inthe car. Let’s support our students and Walking Wednesday byjoining in: give your (grateful) car the day off and arrange tocarpool to work, walk down to one of our bus stops and takethe bus/gold line to work <>, telecommute, or drive 
into town, park, and walk your errands. Ask a family-member,
neighbor or friend to join you. Enjoy the beauty around you,
and in just a while it may become a habit, a good one.

 AB 32 was passed in 2006 and requires California to reduce itsgreenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. More recently,
our country, along with 194 other nations, signed the UnitedNations Climate Accord. Measurements indicate that before the 
start of the industrial revolution (and the burning of the coaland oil that fuels industry), our air contained about 230ppmof carbon dioxide. Now we are close to 400ppm. Dangerousenvironmental and economic consequences are accelerating.
Carbon dioxide is our primary greenhouse gas. As citizens ofSierra Madre, of California, of the United States, and of the 
World, we have an opportunity to step up and work to be goodstewards. The single most effective thing that each of us can dois to drive less. It can be difficult to know what to do with so 
much to accomplish. Here is a pleasant and easy start. Let’s go.
On foot. On Walking Wednesday! 

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