Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 Mountain Views-News Saturday, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 

Sibling & Priority Registration for the 20182019 
school year is Oct. 30-Nov. 17, 2017 
Registration closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 17.

Sibling Registration: The brothers and sisters ofPUSD students currently attending PUSD schoolson a permit have a one-time-only opportunity topre-enroll in the same school for 2018-2019 throughSibling Registration, which opens Oct. 30. To beeligible for Sibling Registration, students must liveat the same home address in PUSD and siblingsmust attend the same school together in the 2018-19school year.

Priority Enrollment is for current Willard 5thgraders who will transition to Blair Middle School’sInternational Baccalaureate program, and for 
current 5th and 8th grade students in Dual LanguageImmersion Programs who will continue in DualImmersion programs next year.

Registration takes place at schools--not theDistrict office—and once a student completes Sibling& Priority Registration, they are pre-enrolled for thenext academic year and may not participate in anyother phase of 2018-19 Open Enrollment-SchoolChoice. 

Sibling & Priority Registration information wasrecently mailed to all PUSD families. To see a copyof the mailer and the list of registration documentsto bring, please visit

General Open Enrollment-School Choice 
applications for the first of two lotteries will beaccepted online January 11 through February 2, 

For details about school tours, applicationsand more, contact the Office of Enrollment, 
Permits & Student Records at 626-396-3639 or 

Math Academy: 

PUSD’s Math Academy begins in 6th grade and isoffered at three PUSD schools in 2018-2019: 

• McKinley K-8 School
• Sierra Madre Middle School 
• Washington STEAM Magnet Academy
Current PUSD fifth grade students who maybe eligible for Math Academy in the 6th gradeshould not pre-register through Sibling & PriorityEnrollment in November for a middle school that 
does not have a Math Academy program.
To apply for the Math Academy in 2018-2019Current PUSD students 

• Applicants (rising 6th graders) must take anassessment November 13-17, 2017. Results will be 
released the week of December 4, 2017 
• Apply online to a middle school with a MathAcademy program through Open Enrollment-
School Choice January 11 - February 2, 2018
• Applicants must take a final qualifying test inearly March
• Eligible candidates register for school the weekof March 12-16, 2018 
Note: Current PUSD fifth grade students who maybe eligible for Math Academy in the 6th gradeshould not pre-register through Sibling & PriorityEnrollment in November for a middle school that 
does not have a Math Academy program.
Non-PUSD students 
Students who live within the attendance boundaries 
of the Pasadena Unified School District but do 
not currently attend a PUSD school may applyduring Open Enrollment-School Choice January 11
- February 2, 2018Interdistrict Students 
Students who live outside of PUSD boundaries 
will have an opportunity to apply during the secondlottery of Open Enrollment-School Choice April 2 6, 


(StatePoint) If you’ve heard your child’s educatorstalking about “STEAM” subjects, they are 
referring to Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts and Math. And these subjects are growing inimportance, as more industries require a strongmastery of the concepts and skills involved.

What’s more, a growing body of research showsthat exposure to the arts can have a positive impacton one’s performance in science and math-orientedsubjects. As your children prepares to succeed inall their classes, keep these things in mind: 

The Right Classes

Talk to your children about ensuring they stacktheir class schedules with courses that challengebut don’t overwhelm them. It’s easy to overloada schedule with far too many advanced sciencecourses in one semester that can make success 
unattainable. By the same token, it’s important toensure that your student is taking enough of theright classes to build a strong foundation for futureendeavors. A guidance counselor can help yourchild strike the right balance. 

The Right Tools

STEAM success is built on having the righttools, so be sure students are well-equipped. Newmodels of calculators are taking into account thedemands on today’s students and offer expandedfeatures that give students the ability to easily draw 

three dimensional graphs and view them fromvarious angles to better analyze their shapes. Forexample, the fx-CG50, the newest model in Casio’scalculator portfolio, features a picture plot functionand color LCD with a full textbook-style display.

Likewise, students can build a strong artsfoundation by learning to play an instrument.
Modern music students may prefer using themost cutting-edge instruments, such as Casio’sCompact Grand Piano CGP-700, which features atouch display that gives them the option to choosetones, select rhythms and split and layer sounds,
as well as the ability to record and playback music.
This digital piano has been engineered to havean authentic piano feel and concert grand pianosound. 

The Right Programming

After school programming can be an idealopportunity to reinforce STEAM learning in a waythat is fun, creative and social. From the robotics 
club to the orchestra, find out what your schooland larger community offer, and encourage yourchild to get involved. This programming will likelyimprove grades and test scores, as well as help yourchild draw connections between disciplines.

While not all trends are worthy of your attention,
the importance of STEAM learning can’t beunderstated and, as a parent, you can help bolstersuccess in these subjects. 

Alverno Heights Academy200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-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: EthanWilliamson 
Kindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: 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) 355-2410Head of School, Carl Parke 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
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. 91024 
Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LewisE-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: www.monroviaschools. 
Duarte Unified School District 
1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
(626)599-5000 Website: 

The Recreation and Community Services 
Department offers the Fall Kid’s Camp at Holly 
Avenue Elementary School, 360 W. Duarte 
Road, Arcadia starting Monday, November 20 to 
Wednesday, November 22 from 8am-6pm. Each 
day is filled with fun group activities including 
crafts, board games, movies, and snacks for youth 
ages 5-12. Parents are able to sign their children up 
for one day or all three. 

Fall camp is $27 per child per day. To get a copy 
of the fall “Buzz” stop by our office, 375 Campus 
Drive; Arcadia City Hall, 240 W. Huntington Drive; 
or the Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road. 
To register in person come by our office or you 
can go to the city’s website at www.arcadiaCA.govunder the Recreation and Community Services 
Department to download a copy. The “Buzz” 
also displays programs and classes for the 2016 
fall season in our new, more user-friendly format 
for you and your family. Do you want to know 

what the “Buzz” is about in Arcadia? Pick up the 
latest copy of “The Peacock Buzz” to find out! For 
more questions, please contact the Recreation 
Department at 626.574.5113. 

About the City of ArcadiaNestled 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 Magazine. 

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