Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 14, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 14, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 

October 4th. was National Coffee with a Cop Day! This Sierra Madre PD visited with the students at St. RitaSchool with our first, Cookies With A Cop Day! Mrs. Harabedian, her faculty and students were visited by ChiefOrtiz, Capt. Cayson, Sgt. Enriquez, Ofcr. Barrientos, CSO Oronoz, Cadet Hernandez and Admin. Assist. Varonwith a basket full of cookies! Courtesy City of Sierra Madre 


The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) presents their 8thAnnual “Don’t Gamble with Our Kids’ Education” Texas 
Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Friday, October 27 at theScott Pavilion, Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly Street,
Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. with play beginning at 

6:30 p.m. The money raised goes to support the nonprofitorganization’s programs and services that help parents explore,
evaluate, and engage with our local public schools as well asrepresenting a collective voice for parents in the PasadenaUnified School District. 
Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and poker chips areincluded in the $50 ticket price. Re-buys are permitted 


“The Yellow Boat” runs Oct. 20-28 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse 

during the first hour, and blackjack is available after pokerplay. Prizes are awarded to the top 10 finishers; past prizeshave include Lakers and Rams tickets, Disneyland tickets,
restaurant certificates, electronics, retail gift cards, and 

Sponsors include Craftsman Brewery, Little Machine Shop,
Risk Solutions & Investigations, Inc., and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Light dinner is available for purchase. Childcare is available 
at Kids Klub for a special discounted price.
For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http:// or . 

200 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 School 
3880 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. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-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: 
Duarte, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2017 – In partnership with the SierraMadre Playhouse, students within the California School of theArts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) Acting Conservatoryopen the school’s performance season with its inauguralplay, “The Yellow Boat,” a story about family, creativity andcommunity. Seeking to build strong community partnershipsthroughout the San Gabriel Valley region, CSArts-SGV hasformed a relationship with the emerging theater, who sharessimilar values, and can provide an intimate venue suitable forthe Acting Conservatory, while the school’s Performing ArtsCenter is in need of renovation. The common goal of bothorganizations is to forge a strong community arts allianceby creating educational opportunities and producing livetheater performances. This unique partnership allows the twoorganizations to bring together generations of theater artists and 

“The Yellow Boat” was selected as the conservatory’s first playto illustrate the vision and values inherent in the culture of the 
CSArts-SGV Acting Conservatory, which offers comprehensiveacting, voice and movement training to talented students withaspirations of careers on stage or in film and television.

“The Acting Conservatory is an ensemble growing togetheras artists and individuals,” says CSArts-SGV Chair of Theatre JayWallace. “We set out to develop young artists who are empatheticand empowered, goal-oriented, effective communicators whowill impact society as innovative, passionate leaders.” 

Written by David Saar, “The Yellow Boat” has been describedas an imaginative, stylistic and adventurous journey, filled withhumor, color, heartbreak and ultimately, hope. Detailing theshort life of a young, high-spirited child living with a terminalillness, the ensemble piece spotlights the healing that art canbring in times of trouble, and the importance of family andcommunity. It is a celebration of the strength of children and aninspiring piece for all ages.
“This rich material, based on a true story, offers a unique 

opportunity to our CSArts-SGV Acting students to delve intopersonal and rich elements of character and story that containthe potential to impact our audiences in a powerful way,” 
continues Wallace. 

Students are led by Joe Calarco, a well-respected Los Angelesdirector and the associate artistic director of Coeurage TheatreCompany, who is also the school’s playreading instructor.
Calarco mounted a successful and critically acclaimed versionof “The Yellow Boat” with Coeurage Theatre Company severalyears ago, and has been using this experience to guide CSArtsSGV’s 
young actors through the creative process and mentorthem as they develop professionalism and a sense of craft.

Students have been rehearsing since the second week of theschool year. Beginning Oct. 2, Acting and Production & DesignConservatory students transitioned into the Sierra MadrePlayhouse theater space, where they rehearse after a rigorousday of academic and arts conservatory classes. More than 100student actors auditioned, and 12 were cast, ranging fromgrades seven through 11.
“The Yellow Boat” marks the beginning of an exciting CSArts-
SGV theater season, which also includes the all-school musical 
“Pippin,” presented with a Steampunk aesthetic, as well as twoadditional plays. In the spring semester, the School of Theatrepresents “Elephant’s Graveyard,” an ensemble character piecebased on a true story, and produced as sight-specific immersivetheater. This is followed by Oscar Wilde’s hilarious periodcomedy, “The Importance of Earnest,” which renews thepartnership with the Sierra Madre Playhouse and takes place inMarch. 

“The Yellow Boat” takes place Oct. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m., Oct.
22 at 2 p.m., Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30

p.m. Season ticket holders of the Sierra Madre Playhouse enjoya special preview performance on Oct. 18, which includes a casttalk-back following the show. Tickets are $20 online and $22 atthe door. To purchase, visit 
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