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

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 11, 2017 





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 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

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:

Pasadena, March 3, 2017: High Point Academy has announced the inauguration of its new Science Night for parents and students from 
Grades 3-6. The event is aligned with the school’s “joy of learning” mission, and has been specifically designed to awaken the joy of 
experiencing science, for students and their families 

 “Today, when children immerse themselves 
in hands-on doing, few disciplines capture the 
excitement of learning quite the way science does,” 
explained Head of School Gary Stern. He added that 
the new Science Night taking place at 6:30-8 pm on 
Thursday, March 23rd was developed to focus on 
stimulating STEM (Science Technology Engineering 
Math) activities, 

 On that night, 3rd through 6th grade students 
and their parents will be invited to engage in an 
exhilarating exploration of numerous science and 
STEM-based activities developed for them by High 
Point’s 7th and 8th grade student scientists. The event 
was conceived and coordinated by HPA science 
specialist, Krista Huezo, working in conjunction with 
the junior high students. Mrs. Huezo, who has taught 
middle school science and math for the last 17 years, 
earned her BS in biological sciences from UC-Santa 
Barbara. “I love to make learning fun and memorable 
for students,” she declared. “I am especially proud to 
be part of the nurturing and close-knit High Point 
community where teachers are always supported and 
encouraged to find new and exciting ways to inspire 

 On Family Science Night, junior high students 
will run the six science stations spread across the 
campus, and 3rd through 6th grade students and 
their parents will collaborate in hands-on science 
undertakings. They will take home creative projects 
that they complete and will receive a “science journal 
passport stamp” for each. In addition, they will earn 
special incentives to engage in the plethora of science 
projects available to them that evening. Projects will 
run the gamut from creating a unique polymer ball, 
to building an LED circuit using a pencil. The night’s activities will culminate in a 100-cup tower contest, with the tallest tower winning. 

 High Point Academy is an independent, co-educational kindergarten through 8th grade school nestled in the beautiful foothills of 
Pasadena, dedicated to “Awakening the Joy of Learning” in every student.


(StatePoint) Did you know that advanced digital technologies can 
help grade school and high school students become better prepared 
for college and careers?

From interactive platforms and applications to high-tech hardware, 
digital learning is empowering educators and helping prepare 
students for their futures. Here are a few new learning tools that are 
transforming education today.

Do the Math

Graphing calculators are getting an enhanced look and feel, enabling 
students to solve the most challenging equations and enhance their 
understanding of math. For example, cutting edge calculators, such 
as fx-CG50, the newest model in Casio’s calculator portfolio, offer 
a three-dimensional graphing function that allows students to 
view their graph from various angles to better analyze their shape. 
Other new capabilities include cross-section and zoom functions 
for greater analysis. Students can also plot graphs over pictures of 
real-life scenes on a full color textbook-style display, making math 
education a more visual experience.

Go the Distance

These days, classroom style learning doesn’t always have to take 
place within the four walls of a physical classroom. Distance learning 
offers a greater number of people access to the same educational 
opportunities, and is made possible by new technologies.

Educators and schools are embracing platforms like Blackboard 
and Schoology to help connect students with educational content 
24 hours a day. These platforms also enhance traditional classroom 
learning. Known as blended learning, students still attend class, 
but can hone their skills and knowledge during off-hours at a 
personalized pace with technology-mediated instruction.

Music to One’s Ears

Music education isn’t what it used to be, thanks to new technology 
and gear. For example, Chordana Play, a new app, can be linked with 
several Casio electronic keyboards as a learning tool for beginners 
and advanced musicians. The app displays notes graphically in real 
time, along with the correct keyboard positions for both hands. 
Users are welcome to import song data into the app and expand 
their repertoire over time. To learn more, visit CasioMusicGear.

As technology evolves, enhanced tools and processes are changing 
the way educators teach and students absorb content. And these 
changes also are making teachers more efficient, enabling greater 
freedom for students to benefit from a more personalized approach 
to learning.

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