Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 1, 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 Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

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, CA --- Local realtors have joined with 
the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and 
the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) to 
donate more than 1,700 books to promote reading 
this summer. Every PUSD second grader received 
a book to read this summer. The book donation 
partners with the Pasadena Public Library’s 2017 
Summer Reading program for kids, teens, and 
adults to encourage reading during the summer 
months. This is the second year that local realtors 
have donated books for Pasadena Unified second 
graders to read over the summer.

 “Reading during the summer is important so 
that kids stay engaged in learning and exploring 
the world around them, and are ready for the new 
school year,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. 
“I would like to thank local realtors and our 
community partners for encouraging students and 
families to read during the summer.”

Local realtors donated fiction and nonfiction books 
at second, third, and fourth grade reading levels. 
Each second grader selected a book from a variety 
of titles to read at home this summer.

 “I am glad to partner with other realtors to 
promote the joy of reading among young children,” 
said realtor Carrie Benuska of John Aaroe Group, 
who leads the initiative.“Participating in the summer book 
donation and in Read Across PASadena each spring demonstrates 
our commitment to working together in support of Pasadena-area 
families. I am thrilled to be part of it!”

 The summer book donation is part of the Pasadena Educational 
Foundation’s realtor initiative that connects local realtors with 
Pasadena Unified schools. Local realtors also participate in the 
annual Read Across PASadena event that brings elected, business, 
and community leaders to read to Pasadena Unified students each 

 The summer book donation and Read Across PASadena 
were inspired by Collaborate PASadena, a coalition of public 
organizations, cities, and individuals who work together to make 
Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre places where children grow 
up in supportive environments that prepare them for success in 
school and in life.

 Participating realtors in the summer book collection include 
John Aaroe Group, Berkshire Hathaway, Compass, Coldwell 
Banker, Deasy/Penner, Dilbeck, and Podley Properties.

Summer reading and Read Across PASadena partners include the 
local realtor community, the Pasadena Educational Foundation, the 
Pasadena Public Library, Collaborate PASadena, United Teachers 
of Pasadena, California School Employees Association, Reading 
Partners, and Reading is Fundamental of Southern California.

To sign up for the Pasadena Public Library’s Kids Summer Reading 
Program, visit 
Kids, teens, and their adults can sign up to log their reading and 
earn prizes through July 29, 2017.

 Stay connected to the Pasadena Unified School District! Sign up 
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Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.

(left to right) Bia Kasten of Podley Properties; Lake Payne of Coldwell Banker; 
Marieclaire Moulet of Dilbeck; April Snow Kass of Compass; Marilyn Simon of Berkshire 
Hathaway; Connie Sutherland and Carrie Benuska of John Aaroe Group.


ROSEMEAD, CA. – June 26, 2017 
– Sixteen Don Bosco Technical 
Institute (Bosco Tech) students 
have been selected to participate 
in exciting summer internships 
sponsored by organizations 
including The Boeing Company, 
Kaiser Permanente, and NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
(JPL) that will have them 
working under the direction of 
engineers, architects, doctors, 
and scientists in the coming 

 The internships will provide 
the high school students with 
invaluable hands-on experience 
while increasing their exposure to 
STEM professions. The students 
were selected to participate based 
on high academic standing, 
strong communication skills, 
and excellent problem solving 

 Under the guidance of engineer 
mentors, the seven-week Boeing 
program will offer the students 
exposure to a variety of aerospace 
engineering careers such as 
spacecraft systems engineering 
and antenna mechanical systems 
and design. They will also have 
the chance to present a group 
project to Boeing engineers, 
while Kaiser Permanente’s 
internship program will provide 
opportunities for students 
to shadow doctors and learn 
about careers in medicine and 

 The JPL interns, Shant 
Loussararian (Montebello) and 
Frank Lora (West Covina) are 
seniors who interned at the La 
Canada Flintridge lab’s electrical 
and computer engineering 
systems department last summer 
and were invited to return this 
year. Both students recently 
graduated from Bosco Tech’s 
Computer Science and Electrical 
Engineering technology 

 “Our enthusiastic and 
hard working students are 
ready to begin these amazing 
internships,” said Bosco Tech 
Principal Xavier Jimenez. “They 
have undergone extensive job-
preparation exercises to prepare 
them for the demands of the 
programs, and these internships 
will complement Bosco 
Tech’s unique STEM-focused 

 Bosco Tech is an all-male 
Catholic high school that 
combines a rigorous college-
preparatory program with a 
technology-focused education. 
The innovative curriculum allows 
students to exceed university 
admission requirements while 
completing extensive integrated 
course-work in one of several 
applied science and engineering 
fields. Visit 
or call (626) 940-2000 for more 

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