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Event Live Stream Broadens Access and Participation

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 

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 

Head of School: Gary Stern 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: Roberto Hernandez


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:

This year’s annual Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) State 
of the Schools address by School Board President Kimberly Kenne is 
September 27, 2016, and will be streamed live and feature an interactive 
town hall that invites viewer questions and comments via email, texts, 
and social media. The annual address is required to be delivered each 
September by city charter.

 The address will include a town hall on technology and parent 
engagement moderated by NBC4 Southern California general 
assignment reporter Kim Baldonado.

 President Kenne stated, “This year’s live stream of our annual speech 
will hopefully encourage broader participation by families, students, 
and community members and helps to emphasize the many ways that 
people can engage with our district using technology. Improving our 
parent and family engagement is a top priority for our district and the 
Board of Education this academic year.”

 The State of Schools features an Innovation Exhibit of student inventors 
and innovators hosted by the Pasadena Educational Foundation, 
themed science and technology childcare for school-aged children will 
be available free of charge from Pasadena LEARNs, and showcase by 
PUSD’s Food and Nutrition Services.

 Pasadena Unified State of Schools and Town Hall Live Stream

 Tuesday, September 27, 2016 

 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Innovation Exhibit hosted by the Pasadena 
Educational Foundation

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. State of the Schools Address & Town Hall

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Reception by PUSD Food & Nutrition Services

Location: McKinley School Gym, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 
CA 91101

**Note that entrance closest to the Gym is on El Molino Ave. at Del Mar 


1. El Molino at Del Mar Blvd.

2. Pasadena Unified School District offices parking on Oak Knoll @ Del 
Mar Blvd.

Watch Live Stream:

To Participate:

 Send questions and comments prior to and during the event:

 text message: 321-323-PUSD (321-323-7873)


 Twitter: #PUSDStateOfSchools

 Share reactions and perspectives at

 Stay connected to the Pasadena Unified School District! Visit us 
online at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaUnified, www.; like us on Facebook at www.facebook.
com/PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrict; subscribe to PUSD Today! at; subscribe to our YouTube channel at
com/klrnpasadena. Or call the Communications Office, 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.


The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Community Advisory 
Committee (CAC) seeks applicants to fill vacant seats on its executive 
board. The volunteer committee is a parent-run group established by 
the state to give parents a voice in Special Education implementation. 
The Advisory Committee is a collaborative partnership between 
parents of children with disabilities and PUSD staff that promotes 
positive experiences that result in educational and social advancement 
for students. 

 “Whether you are a parent of a special needs child, teach someone 
with special needs, or if you are a community member who desires to 
make a difference, we invite you to join this vibrant group of parents 
and professionals that is making a differences in the educational 
lives of children,” said Jerell Hill, Assistant Superintendent of Special 

 Monthly meetings feature training on topics related to Special 
Education and opportunities to network with other families and 
District personnel. Meetings are generally attended by representatives 
from local regional centers and city or county departments.

 The CAC advises and assists in the development, revision, and review 
of the Local Plan for Special Education, recommends annual priorities, 
and encourages parent and community involvement.

 Applications for chair and executive board positions are available 
at schools, online at and at the Special Education office. The 
application must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 19, 

 Via mail to: Special Education Office, Pasadena Unified School 
District, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

 Via email to

 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; and subscribe to our YouTube channel 
at Or call the Communications 
Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.


(StatePoint) The U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skilled workers by 2018, according to National Math + Science Initiative 
predictions. In response, more educators and schools are embracing the idea that today’s curriculum must include Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), in order to adequately prepare children for the future.

With this shift comes the need for new educational 
tools. Here are three big ways that classrooms are 
changing to keep up with this year’s curriculum.

Cohesive Lesson Plans

You may remember shuffling from one class to 
another during your school days, learning subjects 
in a siloed style. After you graduated, you probably 
realized that’s not how the real world works. 
Luckily, schools that are focused on STEAM-related 
subjects appreciate this fact and, as a result, many 
teachers today are synthesizing the principles of 
multiple subjects at once for greater cohesion.

From art projects that incorporate math concepts to 
science projects that require an artistic hand, students 
today can expect their teachers to use games, hands-
on learning stations and interactive digital technology 
to go beyond recitation in order to invent, create and 

Projecting the Future

Today's teachers are saying goodbye to the old 
school projectors you may remember from your own 
childhood, and with good reason. New projectors are 
designed to bring lesson plans to life within seconds.

For example, Casio’s line of Ultra Short Throw 
projectors offers teachers the ability to present 
interactive multimedia content directly from a mobile 
device, USB stick, laptop or even the internal memory 
of the machine itself. Plus, no time is lost in getting 
the lesson set up once the bell rings, as an image can 
be displayed at full brightness in a matter of seconds.

The icing on the cake is that these new projectors 
are environmentally-friendly and can be easy on a 
school’s budget, reducing power consumption 
by up to 40 percent and offering an operating life of 
20,000 hours. Savvy schools can use 
the saved money on other STEAM-
related programming needs.

Add it Up

Math class is more important than 
ever, and students and teachers are 
gearing up accordingly with up-to-
date graphing calculators that can 
enhance understanding of mathematic 
principles. New calculators, such as 
the PRIZM fx-CG10 from Casio, are 
allowing students to create their own 
graphs over pictures of real-life scenes 
to better understand the functions 
from the graphs. Additionally, 
today’s calculators feature color 
LCD with a full textbook-style display 
to make classroom learning, as well as 
homework, easier to digest. To learn 
more, visit

As the world changes, so does the 
classroom. New tools are helping 
educators prepare students for 
tomorrow and for challenges solvable 
by better STEAM knowledge.

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