Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 15, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 15, 2023 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


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:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

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

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

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 Dr. Jamal Adams

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: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

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

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

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




 At age 15, Yiakoumatos stands out as an 
ultra-talented singer/rapper, songwrit-er 
and producer. With a fascinating, constantly 
evolving sound, innovative flows, 
and memorable hooks, he captivates listeners 
from the first note. His productions 
are powerful invigorating tonics infused 
with elements of hip hop, trap, pop, 
R&B, soul, funk and jazz. He is featured 
in music blogs such as Freim TV, Music 
Reload and Frequenze Musicali.

He began learning guitar at age 4. At age 
5 he started playing keys, writing music 
and lyrics, and performing weekly live 
at a local open mic. He has already built 
an impressive discography of 8 compelling 
singles. These include “My Problem”, 
which highlights the need to embrace 
change to overcome life challenges, “Hey 
Oh”, which reflects on the challenges 
faced by young musicians trying to break 
into the music industry, and “On My 
Side”, an upbeat pop rap banger.

Nick and his family moved to Sierra 
Madre from Massachusetts in 2019, driving 
cross country to support his acting 
and music career.He attended Sierra 
Madre Middle School, where he was a 
6th grader. 

At Sierra Madre Middle, he played viola 
in the Orchestra and was a highest honors 
student. He also was part of the Volunteer Club and has been putting many diverse hours 
of volunteer work in since then. One of his favorites was at Kensington, working with Moment 
2 Connect, to support the elders living there.

He also has volunteered at Pasadena Humane Society since then, and Harambee Ministries, 
where he teaches music to kids under the supervision of Courtney Linsey, Program Director.


Nick now lives in San Gabriel and attends Temple City High School as an incoming Sophomore.

He is playing his original music at the school, and locally. He’ll be playing Blossom Music 
Hall in September. He just performed in Greece where we have a home on the island of 

His original music began when he was 5 years old, on keys and guitar. He then progressed to 
a DAW (computer). He incorporates live instruments into his music. His 9th single, “How 
You Get”, a moody, vibey song, releases tomorrow on all music platforms.

He was accepted into Songwriting track at Grammy Camp in his first year of eligibility, compet-
ing for a spot with the best and brightest high school songwriters across the country. 
There are about 11 songwriters in his cohort.

Grammy Camp, the Grammy Museum’s program for U.S. high school students interested in 
learning more about careers in the music industry, is expanding from five to seven days this 
year. The camp will be held from Sunday, July 16, to Saturday, July 22, at USC’s Ronald Tutor 
Cam-pus Center.

Like to see Nick in action? Go to:

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