Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 9, 2017 




Area High School Representatives Will Provide Information to Prospective Students


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 

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 

Head of School, Carl Parke 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 

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: www.monroviaschools.

Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

ROSEMEAD, CA–September 7, 2017--Don Bosco 
Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will present “Gear 
Up for High School,” a high school preview night 
for elementary and middle school students on 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., 
outdoors, on the Tech campus.

 During the free event, representatives from local 
Catholic private and archdiocesan high schools will 
provide information and answer questions about 
their school’s admissions process, curriculum, and 
academic and extracurricular programs.

 “Annually, we gather local private and archdiocesan 
high schools as a convenience for families in the 
community,” said Bosco Tech Principal Xavier 
Jimenez. “It’s an excellent opportunity for students 
to learn more about the many quality Catholic 
secondary schools in our area at one time.”

 Call (626) 940-2011 or email 
with questions or to register. Free parking is available 
in both the lot located on San Gabriel Blvd., north of 
the school’s front entrance, and the lot off Arroyo Dr., 
between Rose Glen Ave. and Paramount Blvd.

 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 coursework in one of several 
applied science and engineering fields. The school 
boasts a college acceptance rate of approximately 
100 percent, with more than 60 percent of graduates 
pursuing STEM-related post-secondary degrees. 
Visit or call (626) 940-2000 for 
more information. 



By Dan Golden, PhD

A few weeks ago, my most recent column covered 
some pretty scary health issues for teens and college 
students (things like Meningitis, binge drinking and 
a growing array of sexually transmitted diseases).

 Today, let’s cover some crucial elements of savvy 
nutrition for students that can undergird health and 
school success. I’ll come back with segments on Sleep 
Hygiene and Aerobic Exercise in the coming weeks. 
But first, let’s eat!

 “What’d you eat for Breakfast?” This was my 
favorite way to greet arriving students at my high 
school, where we combined wellness agendas with 
college and life planning. Any parent 
or fellow educator may well recognize 
the mix of responses I received:

 --”Nothing,” usually muttered in 
sullen derision.

 --”Froot Loops,” or some similar 
commercial sugar bomb cereal.

 --”Pancakes/Waffles with syrup, 

 --”Skittles and a large Red Bull.” 

 --”Breakfast Burrito,” often being 
wolfed down as the student exits the 
family vehicle, a smear of sour cream 
dripping onto their bookbag.

 Helping students to figure out 
the rationale for and approach to 
a protein-centered first meal is 
important for parents and teachers, 
since the slow-release of an early protein-focused 
meal will enhance academic performance and make 
students less likely to snarl and bite before lunch.

 The old myth of breakfast being the ‘most 
important meal of the day’ has been challenged 
of late, but if all students imagined themselves as 
incipient Type II diabetics, who had to pamper their 
pancreas a bit and level off their blood sugar, they’d 
have more focus and energy, for sure.

 To do so, they need a hit of protein early in the day. 
It might take some prep and some imagination, but 
the paybacks in health and resiliency are worth it. 
No more falling asleep in the middle of an 11 AM 
Calculus exam!

 Leftover pizza? Some cold cubes of marinated 
Tofu with buckwheat noodles? Whey or plant-based 
smoothies with some healthful fruit blended in? 
One of the many meal bars on the market, natural, 
organic or even the processed varieties like the Atkins 
products? Some bars have as many as 17 grams of 
protein, and most students need at least 60 grams 
every day to keep even with the restorative needs 
of cell biology. Athletes need even more to repair 
muscles and nerve.

 College Students, on their own without the caring 
(or nagging) attention of family members, face a few 
other nutritional challenges.

 75% of residential college students typically do not 
eat the breakfast meals that are part of their Board 
contracts. As one giant corporate catering service 
at a university told me, “that’s our profit margin, our 
sweet spot. We count on students to sleep in, or grab 
some toast and coffee at most.”

 College kids, who can usually set much of 
their own academic schedule, often forsake that 
breakfast stop in the dining halls and arrive at class 
undernourished (and, if they’ve become regular 
alcohol imbibers, dehydrated as well).

 A large jar of all-natural peanut or almond butter 
on the windowsill, unsalted roasted 
almonds, string cheese and some of 
those protein bars all can help get 
college hearts and minds headed 
towards the Dean’s List. I suggest a 
Care Package with some Trader Joe’s 
favorites, to arrive midsemester.

 Ramen alert! Don’t let any of your 
children succumb to the addictive 
allure of commercial ramen dry 
packets. Cheap and filling, and 
warming for those chilly days and 
nights far away from home, the 
ramen packets are often preserved 
with petroleum-derived additives and 
are salt bombs that can put students on 
the path to their first strokes.

 Home-crafted (or dorm-
built) Ramen kits can replace the 
commercial monsters. With access to fridge and 
heat source, make precooked buckwheat ramen or 
soba that can be stored in the refrigerator for a week 
at a time. Combine with low-salt deli turkey slices, 
a 5 minute boiled egg (also prepped in volume on 
Sunday, peeled and stored), and use one of the Better 
than Bouillon jarred concentrates sparingly to form 
the soothing broth. Good for colds and flu, too-- a 
squirt of Sriracha will help clear the sinuses and the 
fog, too.

 Multivitamins for everyone, iron-supplemented 
versions for the increasing numbers of vegetarians 
and vegans, notably young women who must avoid 
the dangers of anemia because of their diets.

 Lots more on Nutrition, of course. But for now, 
figure out how to drive creative and palatable protein 
choices into the early hours of the day and watch 
what happens.


 Dr. Dan Golden was the founding director of Life 
Planning at the Vistamar School in El Segundo. He 
was a professor, program director and Dean for Work 
& Service-Learning at Wheaton College (MA), and 
now consults with individuals, schools and educational 
districts on college access, post-graduate study and career 
planning issues.



By Donna Packer

Gentle citizens of Sierra Madre arm yourself, not 
with shotguns – with scarecrows! A convention 
of crows (a murder of crows) are arriving for 
their annual rally in our quiet village. Ignite 
imagination, not torches, as we band together to 
defend our streets, parks and public arenas, and 
quell these raucous intruders cloaked in black. 

 Thus marks the beginning of fall. Sierra 
Madre’s 6th Annual Scarecrow Festival kicks off 
in October with scarecrows appearing throughout 
town through the end of the month. Individuals, 
families, businesses, civic and religious 
organizations located in Sierra Madre are invited 
to participate.

 This year’s calendar includes the following dates:

Saturday, Sept. 16 Free scarecrow-building 
workshop at Creative Arts Group

 Saturday, Sept. 23 Deadline for entering 
scarecrow contest

 Monday, Oct. 2nd Voting begins. Maps 
available online and at Creative Arts Group

 Saturday, Oct. 7 Free shuttle tour of scarecrows

 Thursday, Oct. 19 Voting ends at noon

 Friday, Oct. 20, 7pm Awards ceremony at 
Creative Arts Group

 Registration for the workshop, contest and 
bus tour can be complete online at www. as well as 
in person at Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin 
Ave., Sierra Madre, CA, 91024 or by phone: 

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