Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 2, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 2, 2019 



 La Salle College Preparatory (Left to right) Isabelle Core, Tracey Gibbs, Coach Javier Djeu. This 
is Javier's first year coaching at La Salle. And this is the first tennis-individual league title in the 
school's history.

Alverno Heights Academy

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 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

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, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

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: Lindsay Lewis

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:

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) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon


PUSD 2020-2021 OPEN 


 The first phase of Open Enrollment- School Choice for 
2020-2021 in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) 
begins December 9, 2019, for students who now attend 
schools that will be consolidated next year and for students 
who qualify for sibling or priority registration. The second 
or general Open Enrollment period for all students who live 
within PUSD boundaries is January 9 - January 31, 2020.

 While every child who lives within PUSD boundaries 
is assured placement in their neighborhood school, the 
district’s annual Open Enrollment-School Choice process 
offers families an opportunity to apply to a different school in 
the next academic year. Through PUSD’s Open Enrollment-
School Choice, families can apply to themed, magnet, or 
specialized schools and programs outside the boundaries 
of their school of residence. Themed and magnet programs 
include Dual Language Immersion Programs in French, 
Mandarin or Spanish; Science, Technology, Engineering 
and Math (STEM); International Baccalaureate; visual and 
performing arts; high school college and career academies, 
and more.

 For 2020-2021, students who now attend schools that 
will be consolidated next year (Franklin, Jefferson, and 
Roosevelt Elementary, and Wilson Middle School) will 
have priority placement at other PUSD schools through 
a special lottery of the District’s Open Enrollment-School 
Choice process. The special lottery is December 9, 2019 - 
January 3, 2020. Information on the process is being shared 
with families at these schools. 

Sibling and priority registration is also part of the first phase 
of 2020-2021 Open Enrollment- School Choice and applies 

 Students whose siblings will attend the same school of 
choice next fall;

Students in Dual Language Immersion programs who will 
transition to sixth or ninth grade;

Willard Elementary students who will enter Blair Middle 
School’s International Baccalaureate program; and

Students in Magnet programs who are transitioning to sixth 
and ninth grade and wish to continue the same theme.

Registration for sibling and priority enrollment takes place 
at schools, not the District office. For more details, visit

General Open Enrollment-School Choice

 The general Open Enrollment-School Choice period for 
the 2020-2021 school year begins January 9, with online 
applications accepted at for all 
families who live within district boundaries and PUSD 

 To make it easier for more families to participate and 
guarantee that families will only improve their school 
assignment during each round:

 Families can select an 
unlimited number of schools on 
their preference list in the first 
round or lottery. Previously, 
the list had been limited to five 

The same preference list is 
used in every round, ensuring 
that families move up their 
preference lists from one round 
to the next; and

After the final round or lottery, 
families join the waiting list of 
every school they prefer, in case 
seats become available after the 
traditional open enrollment 
season ends. The list is active 
through August 7, 2020.

For more information, contact 
the Enrollment, Permits, & 
Student Records office at 626-
396-3639 or visit

2020-2021 Open Enrollment 

December 9, - January 3, 2020

Closed Schools Lottery, Sibling & Priority Registration

Beginning Dec. 9, 2019

Requests to Relinquish Permits (return to school of 
residence) Submitted at District Office

January 9 - January 31, 2020

Online Applications Accepted, Including PUSD Employees

February 19, 2020

First Lottery Results Online and Mailed

February 25 - March 6, 2020

Registration for Students Selected in First Lottery

March 16 - 20, 2020

Online Applications Accepted for Second Lottery (New 
applicants only) & Non-PUSD Applications of Interest 
Accepted (In office; not online)

March 27, 2020

Second Lottery Results Online and Mailed

April 6 - 10, 2020

Registration for Students Selected in Second Lottery

April 20 - June 26, 2020

Interdistrict Permit Requests to Enter/Exit PUSD

June 1 - August 7, 2020

Requests to Relinquish Permits for lottery participants 
(return to school of residence) Submitted at District Office

June 1 - August 7, 2020

New-to-PUSD Intradistrict Requests Submitted at District 

Jeff’s Book Pics By Jeff Brown

OLD BONES (The Gideon Oliver Mysteries) by Aaron Elkins 

An Edgar Award–winning mystery featuring the forensic anthropologist hailed as “a likable, 
down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth”—from the author of Switcheroo (Chicago Tribune).“With the 
roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St. Michel,” goes 
the old nursery song. So when the aged patriarch of the du Rocher family falls victim to the 
perilous tide, even the old man’s family accepts the verdict of accidental drowning.But too 
quickly, this “accident” is followed by a bizarre discovery in the ancient du Rocher chateau: a 
human skeleton, wrapped in butcher paper, beneath the old stone flooring. Professor Gideon 
Oliver, lecturing on forensic anthropology at nearby St. Malo, is asked to examine the bones. 
He quickly demonstrates why he is known as the “Skeleton Detective,” providing the police with 
forensic details that lead them to conclude that these are the remains of a Nazi officer believed 
to have been murdered in the area during the Occupation. Or are they? Gideon himself has his 
doubts. Then, when another of the current du Rochers dies—this time via cyanide poisoning—
his doubts solidify into a single certainty: Someone wants old secrets to stay buried . . . and is 
perfectly willing to eradicate the meddlesome American to make that happen.Voted one of the 
Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century, and 
featuring “a thrilling final scene.Old Bones is the 4th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but 
you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

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