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August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children got the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now once more face-to-face with the realities of high school life. High schoolers in the San Gabriel Valley confront exceedingly fierce competition. Students here: get perfect SAT scores; have 4.0…

La Salle Hires Brian Walsh to Lead Lancer Athletic Program
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La Salle Hires Brian Walsh to Lead Lancer Athletic Program

La Salle College Preparatory announced this month the hiring of Brian Walsh as its new athletic director. Walsh has worked the past 16 years at St. Anthony High School (Long Beach), having served in multiple roles including assistant principal, athletic director, dean, facilities manager, teacher and head football coach. Since 2008, he has functioned in…

PUSD Names Principals of Webster Elementary And McKinley School
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PUSD Names Principals of Webster Elementary And McKinley School

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald has named Kristin Forrest as principal of Webster Elementary School and Germaine Nesbitt as principal of McKinley School. “It is my pleasure to welcome Germaine Nesbitt to PUSD and to promote Kristin Forrest as principal,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “I am confident that, with their leadership and…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed mild climate so far but May gray and June gloom are rapidly being replaced by summer weather. We, in Pasadena and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley, are used to soaring temperatures in the triple digits and many of us are looking for ways…

Pasadena Polytechnic School wins National Ethics Bowl
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Pasadena Polytechnic School wins National Ethics Bowl

For the second consecutive year, Polytechnic School from Pasadena won the second annual Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational at the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University June 26-28. Sixteen teams were invited to compete. Ethics Bowl is a debate-style competition that focuses on contemporary moral problems. Unlike typical debate competitions, judging focuses on…

PUSD Hires Interim Superintendent David Verdugo
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PUSD Hires Interim Superintendent David Verdugo

  PUSD’s Superintendent, Dr. Brian McDonald, will be spending the beginning of the school year recovering from a planned medical procedure.  Therefore, the District has hired an Interim Superintendent to fill in. Dr. David Verdugo, the former Superintendent of Paramount Unified School District and a veteran leader who has served more than 43 years in…

Pasadena Youth are Invited to ‘LevelUp’
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Pasadena Youth are Invited to ‘LevelUp’

LevelUP3, a free two-day youth leadership conference presented by the Youth Leadership Network — a collaborative group of youth serving organizations in Pasadena — returns to Pasadena this summer. Now in its third year, the conference will be held at Pacific Oaks College (45 Eureka St., Pasadena) from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, July…

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