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October College Search Guide
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October College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The road to college involves four years of complicated planning and complex scheduling. High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks…

PUSD Interim Superintendent Says More Elementary Schools Could Close
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PUSD Interim Superintendent Says More Elementary Schools Could Close

Thursday, The PUSD Board of Education could approve the consolidation of Jefferson Elementary School’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program to Washington Elementary School and reconfigure Jefferson Elementary School’s boundaries to Longfellow Elementary, Norma Coombs Elementary and Webster Elementary schools; consolidation of Roosevelt Elementary School to Madison Elementary School; consolidation of Don Benito Fundamental Elementary School…

Are Medical Exemptions Why Some Pasadena Schools Have Low Vaccine Rates?
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Are Medical Exemptions Why Some Pasadena Schools Have Low Vaccine Rates?

By Alex Cordero  Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature recently approved a vaccination law enforcing new restrictions on medical exemptions that permit students to continue to attend schools without having all state required vaccines. The vaccine law comes as a result of California’s highest measles outbreaks reported in recent years, including a total of…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s after Labor Day and that usually means the end of summer. Classes have begun in mid or late August so your children are settling into the new school year by now. Before I launch into the college guide, let me touch on a topic that often…

Could PUSD Face More School Closures?
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Could PUSD Face More School Closures?

By Terry Miller In a community letter sent out last week by Interim Superintendent David Verdugo and PUSD officials hinted at more serious cuts that could mean another school closure. The thinly veiled implications are real if you read between the lines. Citing low birthrate as one contributing factor of decreasing enrollment, officials say their…

John Muir High School Celebrates Transition to Early College Magnet
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John Muir High School Celebrates Transition to Early College Magnet

Opening of remodeled auditorium and student cafeteria   Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) officials will reveal exciting changes to programming and facilities at John Muir High School Early College Magnet during its Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the newly remodeled Rufus Mead Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m. Back to School Night…

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…

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