Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 21, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 21, 2023 



Next Tuesday night at 6:00pm, SMMS will be hosting a virtual Parent Workshop provided 
by Young and Healthy. Please make certain to join us for this special op-portunity to add to 
your skillset in supporting your student. 

How to Help Our Children Handle Stress and Anxiety Stress and anxiety are a normal part 
of life. Some stress is healthy, it motivates us to learn, helps us to fo-cus, and pushes us to 
explore outside of our comfort zone. When the stress that we experience becomes greater 
than our ability to handle that stress or greater than the resources that we have to address 
our stressors, that is when we are at risk for toxic stress, burnout, and anxiety. Join this discussion 
to learn to recognize the warning signs and some things that we can do learn how to 
handle stress and anxi-ety.

• What is stress? 
• What is anxiety? 
• Is stress ever a good thing? 
• Identifying the warning signs 
• Skills to navigate stress and anxiety 

Apply: January 9, 2023, 9AM - January 27, 2023, 4PM 
Results Available Online: February 16, 2023 by 11:59PM 
Register: February 17, 2023, 9AM - February 27, 2023, 4PM 

New and continuing TK-12 students residing in PUSD may apply for schools other than 
the student’s neighborhood school or for a dual language immersion program.
Children of full-time, monthly PUSD employees and full-time, monthly employees of the 
City of Pasadena (verification required) are eligible to participate.
Families who missed the sibling/priority application period continue to be eligible for sibling/
program priority during the 1st lottery.
First lottery participants not offered their 1st choice may remain on wait lists for any higher 
preference schools until one week before school begins. 


Dr. Gordon Amerson shared key updates on the Duarte Unified School District 
at a recent Duarte Kiwanis Meeting. During the Covid 19 Pandemic: 

• The district provided 
100,000 grab-n-go meals as a 
drive-thru - and they provided 
food for everyone in each car -not 
just their students. 
• 2500 laptops and 300 hot 
spots were provided to students. 
Since DUSD already had a policy 
for one laptop or tablet per student, 
they were ahead of the game. 
• DUSD was the first district 
in the entire region to provide 
drive-thru Covid 19 vaccinations 
through a partnership with 
City of Hope. 
• As school transitioned 
back to "in person" they were able 
to continue to provide "independent 
study" for those students 
who did better from home. 
From 2017 - 2020, the scholastic 
results of DUSD students continually 
improved. Now, the support needed really is more related to issues of isolation and 
lack of socialization for kids who were home for so long. The DUSD recognizes the need 
for more mental health support for these students. 

The School District is in the process of building a Multi-Sport Complex on the Duarte 
High School Campus. When completed, this complex will be the only one in our region 
to provide access for night games/tournaments throughout the community. 

If you are interested in joining the Duarte Kiwanis or presenting at a future meeting, 
please contact Tina Carey at 

Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arcadia High School 


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee 

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 

Sierra Madre Elementary School 

Kindergarten - 8th grade 

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
website: (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 

Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Jonathon Haweswebsite: www. 

Walden School 
Clairbourn School 74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Frostig School Pasadena Unified School District 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 
(626) 791-1255 

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Monrovia Unified School District 
(626) 355-2410 

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 

(626) 471-2000website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Dr. Jamal Adams Email: 

Monrovia High School Principal: Cindy Harmon 
325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 website: 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 

Glendora, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2023) – Local community leaders Dr. Anthony Contreras and 
Cheryl Alexander have been sworn in as members of the Citrus Community College 
District Board of Trustees after filling these roles on a provisional basis. 

Dr. Contreras was appointed to represent trustee area 1 following the resignation of Dr. 
Barbara R. Dickerson in September 2020. He has provisionally served Azusa and portions 
of Duarte since October 2020 and will continue to do so after running unopposed 
in the November 2022 election. 

Dr. Contreras was sworn in as a member of the Citrus Community College District 
Board of Trustees during a regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 17. “I have had the 
privilege of working alongside the dedicated members of the Citrus College community,” 
Dr. Contreras said. “Together, we have overcome obstacles, navigated changes 
and experienced success. I am excited to continue this great work in the years ahead.”
After serving provisionally for one year, Cheryl Alexander was sworn in as a member 
of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees during the board’s annual 
reorganization meeting on Dec. 14, 2022. 

Following the 2021 passing of longtime trustee Dr. Edward C. Ortell, Alexander was 
appointed to complete the remainder of a four‐year term that ended on Dec. 9. In November, 
voters elected her to continue representing trustee area 3, which includes Duarte 
and portions of Azusa, Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina and Irwindale. “I have enjoyed 
getting to know the needs within the district,” Alexander said. “I am grateful to everyone 
who voted, and I am looking forward to using the knowledge I gained over the past 
year to be a voice for the students and families in our community.” 

Both Dr. Contreras and Alexander will serve four‐year terms that will conclude in December 
2026. “The campus community is pleased that Trustee Contreras and Trustee 
Alexander are continuing their tenures on the board of trustees,” said Dr. Greg Schulz, 
superintendent/president of Citrus College. “Through their service to the college and 
their respective communities, both individuals have demonstrated a talent for collaboration 
and a keen understanding of the need to form meaningful relationships in the 
region. I am certain that their election to the board will be beneficial to the collegeand its students.” 

During the December organizational meeting, trustees were also elected to the following 
positions for the period from Dec. 15, 2022 through Dec. 14, 2023: Laura J. Bollinger 
will serve as board president; Dr. Contreras will serve as vice president; and Dr. Patricia 

A. Rasmussen will serve as board clerk/secretary. “I am looking forward to working 
alongside my fellow board members in the months ahead as we continue to do all we 
can to help Citrus College students reach their academic and professional goals,”
Bollinger said. 
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