Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Pasadena, CA – Good times are on the menu at The stout from Sierra Madre’s own RT Brewing.
Frostig Center’s Brews & Bites beer and food pairingEach course will have a vegetarian option. Wine,
on April 7.water and soft drinks will also be available. 

Chefs Lalo Sanchez and Claude Beltran have Funds raised at the event will support Frostigcreated an eclectic menu of small plates and selectedSchool, which serves students in grades 1-12the perfect craft beer to pair with

who have learning differences such 
each dish. Guests will enjoy a total of

as dyslexia, ADHD and autism 
five courses during the evening.

spectrum disorder. Frostig SchoolBetween sips and bites guests will

offers a transformative experience 
enjoy a Western band and dancing

to children and teens who have 
during this special evening at the 

struggled in school due to their 
Saddle & Sirloin Club, a rustic riding

learning challenges. To learn moreclub in Atwater Village. NBC4 

about Frostig School, or to purchaseSouthern California Weathercaster 

tickets to Brews & Bites, please calland stand-up comedian Fritz 

Coleman will serve as Master of The Saddle and Sirloin Club is 
Ceremonies. located at 3933 Rigali Avenue in Atwater Village.

The pairings will begin with appetizersFestivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
accompanied by Firestone PIVO, a pilsner, andEditor’s Note: A photograph of Fritz Colemanconclude with a dessert that is complemented by a was included with this news release. 


-Named a distinguished school for its STEM and career learning program-

ARCADIA-- Arcadia High School has been 
recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
Distinguished School for providing broad access totransformative learning opportunities to studentsthrough PLTW engineering courses. Arcadia Highis one of only 10 schools in California and one ofonly 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive thishonor. 

“Our purpose in Arcadia Unified is to inspire 
students to have a positive and profound 
impact on their world,” shared Arcadia Unified 
Superintendent Dr. David Vannasdall. “Receiving 
this honor helps us know we are staying true to our 
purpose by providing our students with important 
access to STEM [science, technology, engineering, 
and math] programs that will prepare them for the 
world and for the economy they will enter after 
high school.” 

The 2017-18 PLTW Distinguished School 
recognition honors schools committed to increasingstudent access, engagement, and achievement 
in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for thedesignation, Arcadia High had to meet the followingcriteria: 

Offer at least three PLTW courses; 

Have 25 percent of students or more participatein PLTW courses, or of those who participated inPLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW 

Have 70 percent of students or more earn aProficient or higher on PLTW End-of-CourseAssessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP

+ PLTW Student Achievement. 
“It is a great honor to recognize Arcadia HighSchool for its commitment to students,” said Vince 
Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “This school 
is a model for what school should look like, and 
Arcadia High should be very proud of ensuringstudents have the knowledge and skills to be careerready and successful on any career path they mightchoose.” 

“It is a great honor to recognize Arcadia HighSchool for its commitment to students,” said Vince 
Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “This school 

is a model for what school should look like, and 
Arcadia High should be very proud of ensuringstudents have the knowledge and skills to be careerready and successful on any career path they mightchoose.” 
“Students in this program design, build, fabricateparts, program, test their designs, and justify theirwork before a design review board. In other words,
they practice being an engineer,” said Chapman.

Arcadia High’s PLTW program includes three 
courses: Introduction to Engineering Design,
Principles of Engineering, and, the capstonecourse, Engineering Design and Development. Theprogram also provides students the opportunityto work with and receive work critiques fromprofessional engineers from the renowned JetPropulsion Laboratory (JPL).

“Our students work with professional engineersthrough their capstone course, solving real-worldengineering problems and developing and buildingdesigns that they take to both JPL’s Invention 
Challenge and the Los Angeles Regional of theFIRST Robotics Competition,” said Chapman.
“Another positive evolution of this program is 
that many of these students have continued theireducation in some of the finest STEM colleges inthe country, with alumni coming back to help outour current students as mentors.” 

Arcadia High School has also been distinguisheda U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal Schoolthree times, an honor bestowed on less than 3 
percent of the more than 19,000 schools in the 
country. Similarly, Newsweek named Arcadia 
High on its Top Public High Schools in Americalist. Arcadia High was also recently identified as being in the top 2 percent of the bestpublic high schools in California. For the secondconsecutive year, Arcadia High’s 2017 graduatingclass had at least one student accepted into everyIvy League school in the country. Likewise, for thesecond consecutive year, Arcadia Unified SchoolDistrict was named on the College Board’s 8thAnnual AP® District Honor Roll. 

For more information about the Arcadia Unified 
School District, please visit 

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) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson 
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 91775 
Phone: 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 RoadPasadena, Ca. 91107 
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. 91024Principal 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: 
Arcadia 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) 471-2000Website: 
Duarte Unified School District 
1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
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