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April 22, 2010
Redesigning bus stops and streamlining the Olympics and building a telescope were topics that dominated discussion at the Institutes for the 21st Century presentation at La Cañada High School on April 15. “I built my own telescope this year,” said sophomore Angela Kim, after explaining the difference between refraction and reflection. “My mentor, Dr. [Steve] Edberg, built the tripod. We talked a lot about lenses this year. They’re a lot of fun.” Edberg said he always pushes his students to question even the most widely accepted scientific concepts.
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By Ruth Longoria | August 21, 2008
The Beijing Olympics wasn’t the only event in recent weeks in China to inspire sold-out crowds and international enthusiasm. The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus — which involves 61 youths from across the Los Angeles area, including about a dozen from the Foothills — recently returned from a two-week pre-Olympic tour to China. While in China, the young people performed with the Stanford University Symphony Orchestra, in a collaboration conducted by Beijing native Jindong Caii.
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By Megan O’Neil | February 11, 2010
When Steve Edberg works with students at La Cañada High School he encourages them to set their sights on the stars. An astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Edberg heads the Astronomy Institute, one of a half-dozen professional mentorship opportunities available through the school?s Institutes for the 21st Century program. ?I enjoy all of science,? Edberg said. ?I enjoy sharing it. I feel like I can inspire the kids.? Now in its 17th year, Institutes for the 21st Century matches interested students with La Cañada residents working in a diverse range of career fields, including ecology, architecture and business.
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By Chris Sutton | April 28, 2005
An hour after a light rain stopped on Friday afternoon, a 100 La Cañada High students and Lindsay Bozzani, media library teacher, lined up on the track and heard Dr. Mark Ewoldsen, better known as Dr. E., teacher and Green Club advisor, countdown and start the Earth Day jog-a-thon to save the rain forests. Some students ran, others walked the hour with friends, but all with one purpose in mind: to raise money to purchase as many acres as possible in the rain forests of Peru, through the Adopt an Acre program of Nature Conservancy.
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December 28, 2005
Longtime educator Sara Phillips, a resident of Pasadena, died Dec. 16. Services were held Dec. 21 with Cabot and Sons directing. Phillips will be remembered by many local residents for teaching at the former Oak Grove Elementary School and Paradise Canyon Elementary School, where her first grade classroom was transformed into a "rain forest" each year to teach environmental science to her students. She retired from the La Cañada Unified School District in 2000 and had been involved in adult education until her death.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 26, 2007
The La Cañada High School Institutes for the 21st Century and Intern program hosted a La Cañada Flintridge Chamber Mixer on Thursday, April 19. Students who were involved with such diverse Institutes from cancer research to saving the rain forest shared their presentations with the public. "The Institutes for the 21st Century is a program designed for students who are interested in experience [in the areas] for possible careers or are just interested in the subject," said Sally Spangler, LCHS college counselor.
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By Chris Sutton | April 29, 2004
Last week the 150 La Cañada High School students participating in the two dozen Institutes for the 21st Century and Internships program held their annual showcase. The students and mentors transformed the cafeteria into an exhibition hall, with PowerPoint, posters, photographs, models and technical equipment demonstrations. Students and mentors staffed the exhibits and provided an overview of the institutes and internships, answering questions from other students, parents and teachers.
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By Chris Sutton | April 28, 2005
La Cañada High School's cafeteria was transformed into an exhibit hall last Thursday afternoon as the students from 15 Institutes for the 21st Century and internships, along with their professional mentors, show-cased their projects to other students, parents, school staff and community members. Students representing the architect, astronomy, business entrepreneur, law, cancer research, journalism, rain forest and the Bridges science elementary school teaching institutes, as well as the internships with the Trails Council, La Cañada and Crescenta Valley Pet Clinics, La Cañada Valley Sun, Verdugo Vista Convalescent Hospital and legislative offices.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 20, 2006
This Saturday it is time for La Cañada closet hippies to join with fellow soul mates across the country in a spiritual connection with Mother Earth. Activists will brush off the tie dye clothing, bring out the flowers and hold a quiet, peaceful demonstration in honor of the world we live on as we celebrate Earth Day at a time when global warming is becoming a grave concern to many. La Cañada High School students will be running Friday to increase the supply of oxygen to the planet in their Rain Forest Run, benefiting the Rain Forest Institute and Green Club.
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April 22, 2010
Redesigning bus stops and streamlining the Olympics and building a telescope were topics that dominated discussion at the Institutes for the 21st Century presentation at La Cañada High School on April 15. “I built my own telescope this year,” said sophomore Angela Kim, after explaining the difference between refraction and reflection. “My mentor, Dr. [Steve] Edberg, built the tripod. We talked a lot about lenses this year. They’re a lot of fun.” Edberg said he always pushes his students to question even the most widely accepted scientific concepts.
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By Megan O’Neil | February 11, 2010
When Steve Edberg works with students at La Cañada High School he encourages them to set their sights on the stars. An astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Edberg heads the Astronomy Institute, one of a half-dozen professional mentorship opportunities available through the school?s Institutes for the 21st Century program. ?I enjoy all of science,? Edberg said. ?I enjoy sharing it. I feel like I can inspire the kids.? Now in its 17th year, Institutes for the 21st Century matches interested students with La Cañada residents working in a diverse range of career fields, including ecology, architecture and business.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | August 21, 2008
The Beijing Olympics wasn’t the only event in recent weeks in China to inspire sold-out crowds and international enthusiasm. The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus — which involves 61 youths from across the Los Angeles area, including about a dozen from the Foothills — recently returned from a two-week pre-Olympic tour to China. While in China, the young people performed with the Stanford University Symphony Orchestra, in a collaboration conducted by Beijing native Jindong Caii.
NEWS
By Chris Sutton | April 28, 2005
An hour after a light rain stopped on Friday afternoon, a 100 La Cañada High students and Lindsay Bozzani, media library teacher, lined up on the track and heard Dr. Mark Ewoldsen, better known as Dr. E., teacher and Green Club advisor, countdown and start the Earth Day jog-a-thon to save the rain forests. Some students ran, others walked the hour with friends, but all with one purpose in mind: to raise money to purchase as many acres as possible in the rain forests of Peru, through the Adopt an Acre program of Nature Conservancy.
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