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By Erica Moore Special to the Valley Sun | May 21, 2009
In modern society, youth are generally known to consume themselves with mindless matter that is irrelevant to knowledge they can use later in life. Though that may be the stereotype for teenagers, times are changing fast, and more students are becoming involved in current events, politics and government. What were once the most boring issues the young mind could ponder, are now becoming fascinating discussion topics in casual conversations. One of the causes of this new interest among teens is the fact that teachers are incorporating these topics in their curriculum.
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February 8, 2007
The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge has established a general scholarship fund for students whose primary residence is in LCF. The awards, ranging from $500 to $1500, are intended to assist as many students as possible for education beyond the secondary school level, including two-year accredited trade or technical schools. Scholarships will be granted on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, personal references and personal characteristics.
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January 17, 2008
Highland easement given to La Cañada The city of Pasadena has approved a permanent slope easement and temporary construction easement for La Cañada Flintridge to repair damages to a slope on Highland Drive at Berkshire. The slope, located at the city line, suffered damage during the 2005 winter rainstorms. La Cañada plans to construct a retaining wall and place backfill to support the existing street. According to Pasadena engineer Bonnie Hopkins, residents use Highland as a route between the two cities, and as an access to the Foothill (210)
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August 12, 2004
Blake Fullmer, a student at Flintridge Preparatory School, participated in the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in July in Washington, D.C. The leadership development program invites high school students- based on scholastic merit, community involvement and leadership contributions-to interact with today's leaders. NYLC scholars work through many issues facing our country today in a series of simulations in face-to-face meetings with members of Congress or their staff, as well as other influential personalities.
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By Carl Herman | November 30, 2011
Carol Cormaci (“Teachers, we want you to tell us your stories. Please,” Nov. 24), is correct in stating that there is a “culture of silence” within La Cañada Unified School District; I appreciate her initiative to upgrade it through the power of communication. I was hired in 2007 primarily to teach advanced placement government/economics at LCHS, and was not rehired after my second year because I worked to evolve that silence into the highest professional standards for academic communication.
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February 7, 2008
Suspect meat off LCUSD menus In response to an investigation announced on Jan. 30 by the United States Department of Agriculture into Westland Meat Company products, the La Cañada Unified School District has purchased meat from another processor. The meat in question was pulled from the school menu when the district received word of the possible contaminated food on Friday, said Mike Leininger, assistant superintendent of facilities and operations. “Everything from [Westland]
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By Walter Campbell | August 28, 2008
At first glance, you wouldn?t think much has changed at Flintridge Preparatory School, but that?s because most of what?s changed can?t be observed in a glance. A majority of the school?s renovations for 2008 are in policy and programs, not physical additions. Sure there are the blatant changes to the gymnasium. New flooring, new seating, remodeled locker rooms, and air conditioning for the first time ever will make the gym ?more functional and more comfortable,? Headmaster Peter Bachman predicts.
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By Erica Moore Special to the Valley Sun | May 21, 2009
In modern society, youth are generally known to consume themselves with mindless matter that is irrelevant to knowledge they can use later in life. Though that may be the stereotype for teenagers, times are changing fast, and more students are becoming involved in current events, politics and government. What were once the most boring issues the young mind could ponder, are now becoming fascinating discussion topics in casual conversations. One of the causes of this new interest among teens is the fact that teachers are incorporating these topics in their curriculum.
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