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By Megan O’Neil | August 20, 2009
La Cañada Unified School District students have once again proven themselves to be among the top performers in the state, earning some of the strongest scores on this year’s Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) exams. The STAR Program exams, known as California Standards Tests, are administered in May to the state’s public school students grades two through 11. They are intended to track students’ progress, and to hold schools accountable for student achievement.
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March 2, 2006
The following students from La Cañada have been named to the Who's Who Among American High School Students: Azure, Ciel, Brooks, Nina R., Chang, Abigail A., Chen, Albert J., Chi, Daniel, Chung, Daniel W., Derian, Nayiri, Ghanimian, Shiraz C., Kast, Dieuwertje J., Kim, John S., Lee, Steven D., Manukyan, Roy C., Minter, Hannah M., Muirhead, Alicia C., Pang, Denise L., Roberts, Lindsay, Saavedra, Regina M., Sennett, Beth A., Snyder, Evan A. Tian, Fay,...
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By Elaine La Marr, Valley Sun | August 16, 2007
With this past school year’s La Cañada second, fifth and sixth graders taking the top honors in the state in the English/language arts category, and the rest of the grades performing very well, a La Cañada Unified School District official said yesterday that she’s pleased with the district’s 2007 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) results. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell released the STAR results in a press conference Wednesday morning.
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By Elaine La Marr | August 10, 2006
Anais Ana Wenn was officially introduced Tuesday by Superintendent Jim Stratton as she joins the La Cañada Unified School District as principal of Palm Crest Elementary School. Discussing the interview process by which Wenn was selected, Stratton said, “We were very impressed with comments on how involved she was and how loved she was by former students and teachers.” Wenn comes to the district from Glendale Unified where she served as assistant principal at Wilson Middle School for the past five years.
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By Stephanie Ghiya, stephanie.ghiya@latimes.com | August 17, 2011
Student scores in overall English Language Arts jumped by 2% in La Cañada schools, from 88.3% to 90.3%, according to data released by the state Department of Education Monday. Across-the-board mathematics scores on the 2011 California standardized tests continued to hover just above 82%. “Improving by an overall 2% at these high scores already is truly exceptional,” said Lindi Dreibelbis Arthur, director of assessment for the district. Arthur, who is responsible for breaking the data down by grade and school, said that La Cañada student performance improved from last year in 16 out of the 19 areas tested at the high-school level.
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January 31, 2008
Kindergarten orientation tonight The La Cañada Unified School District invites all parents of incoming kindergarten students to a district orientation at 7 o’clock tonight (Thursday, Jan. 31) in the La Cañada Elementary School cafetorium. The three elementary school principals and kindergarten teachers will discuss kindergarten readiness and explain the language arts and math curriculum. Evy Hamm, the district nurse, will review the immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten.
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January 9, 2013
The La Cañada Unified School District will host a district orientation for parents of incoming kindergarten students. Kindergarten teachers and principals from LCUSD's three elementary schools will discuss kindergarten readiness and explain the language arts and math curriculum. The district nurse will also be on hand to review immunization requirements for incoming students. Information regarding registration procedures will be explained, and a question and answer session will be provided.
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January 10, 2012
La Cañada Unified will host an orientation for parents of incoming kindergarten students 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Palm Crest Elementary School. School officials will outline all registration procedures, including requirements such as proof of age and proof of residence. State law dictates that children who turn five years old on or before Nov. 1, 2012 are eligible for kindergarten this fall.   During the meeting the district's three elementary school principals, as well as their kindergarten teachers, will discuss kindergarten readiness and the language arts and math curriculum.
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May 15, 2013
La Cañada High School senior Aubri Thompson created a digital story that won a top recognition in a countywide competition. Her story, "Finding Faith," combines video and images and stemmed from a project in an English and Language Arts class. Thompson won best overall in the Los Angeles County Office of Education's Digital Voice Awards. Winners will celebrate via a live webcast on Thursday, May 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To find out more information or register for the event, visit https://ito.lacoe.edu/dva/ . -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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By Mary O'Keefe | August 18, 2005
On Monday, La Cañada Unified School District received some good news in the form of test scores from the California Department of Education. The scores came from the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and the California High School Exit Examine (CAHSEE). LCUSD students have continued to earn high scores in both tests. The state senate authorized the STAR program in 1997 for English-language arts and mathematics in grades second through eleventh, and in history-social science and science in grades nine through eleven.
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By Megan O’Neil | August 20, 2009
La Cañada Unified School District students have once again proven themselves to be among the top performers in the state, earning some of the strongest scores on this year’s Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) exams. The STAR Program exams, known as California Standards Tests, are administered in May to the state’s public school students grades two through 11. They are intended to track students’ progress, and to hold schools accountable for student achievement.
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By Elaine La Marr, Valley Sun | August 16, 2007
With this past school year’s La Cañada second, fifth and sixth graders taking the top honors in the state in the English/language arts category, and the rest of the grades performing very well, a La Cañada Unified School District official said yesterday that she’s pleased with the district’s 2007 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) results. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell released the STAR results in a press conference Wednesday morning.
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By Elaine La Marr | August 10, 2006
Anais Ana Wenn was officially introduced Tuesday by Superintendent Jim Stratton as she joins the La Cañada Unified School District as principal of Palm Crest Elementary School. Discussing the interview process by which Wenn was selected, Stratton said, “We were very impressed with comments on how involved she was and how loved she was by former students and teachers.” Wenn comes to the district from Glendale Unified where she served as assistant principal at Wilson Middle School for the past five years.
FEATURES
March 2, 2006
The following students from La Cañada have been named to the Who's Who Among American High School Students: Azure, Ciel, Brooks, Nina R., Chang, Abigail A., Chen, Albert J., Chi, Daniel, Chung, Daniel W., Derian, Nayiri, Ghanimian, Shiraz C., Kast, Dieuwertje J., Kim, John S., Lee, Steven D., Manukyan, Roy C., Minter, Hannah M., Muirhead, Alicia C., Pang, Denise L., Roberts, Lindsay, Saavedra, Regina M., Sennett, Beth A., Snyder, Evan A. Tian, Fay,...
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