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Arcadia Unified’s First Avenue Middle School Celebrates its 110th Anniversary
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Arcadia Unified’s First Avenue Middle School Celebrates its 110th Anniversary

Arcadia Unified School District’s First Avenue Middle School, which originated as the City of Arcadia’s first school, will celebrate its 110th Anniversary this Saturday, Dec.9. Partnering with Downtown Arcadia’s annual Holiday Market, First Avenue will celebrate its 110 years by taking part in the day’s family-friendly fun. Spartan contributions to the day will include student-led…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s almost winter but for lots of sunshine, blue skies, and no rain in the forecast.  Yet, the calendar says it’s December and all the stores are enticing us with every kind of sales promotion.  And, of course, children are eagerly anticipating the Christmas season and winter…

Arcadia Unified Appoints New Principal of Baldwin Stocker Elementary School
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Arcadia Unified Appoints New Principal of Baldwin Stocker Elementary School

The Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education recently appointed Kelsey Brown as Principal of Baldwin Stocker Elementary School in a unanimous decision. After the Board’s vote, Brown took to the podium and expressed heartfelt thanks for the selection before a boardroom audience filled with family, friends, and colleagues who shared in Brown’s visible excitement…

Native American Educators Who Deserve Recognition
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Native American Educators Who Deserve Recognition

November Marks Native American Heritage Month Names of outstanding Native American Educators inducted into the Youth-on-the-Move International Educators’ Hall of Fame (IEHOF): Mr. David Risling, (1994), Hoopa “Father of Indian Education” UC Davis; Co-founder, DQ University. Help get passage of the federal Indian Education and Indian Tribal Community Colleges act. Sarah H. Hutchison (1995), Cherokee- Counselor and Professor…

Lauralee Farrer Named Chief Storyteller and VP of Communications
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Lauralee Farrer Named Chief Storyteller and VP of Communications

Longtime Fuller trustee, renowned author, and former Herman Miller Inc. CEO Max De Pree believed that without “tribal storytellers,” a community like Fuller will forget who we are. Lauralee Farrer has been named the new Chief Storyteller and Vice President of Communications at Fuller to fulfill Max’s challenge: to remember who we are, to help…

Fall Kid’s Camp 2017
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Fall Kid’s Camp 2017

The Recreation and Community Services Department offers the Fall Kid’s Camp at Holly Avenue Elementary School, 360 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia starting Monday, Nov. 20 to Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Each day is filled with fun group activities including crafts, board games, movies, and snacks for youth ages 5-12. Parents…

San Gabriel Valley Schools Adopt Anti-Bullying Program
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San Gabriel Valley Schools Adopt Anti-Bullying Program

By May S. Ruiz Bullying is a common occurrence in schools and the numbers prove it; one study revealed that as many as 49 percent of children in grades 4-12 have been bullied at least once during the past month. School administrators and teachers have been looking for ways to solve this prevalent problem.  For…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN Your children have come this far into their 9th grade and should be fully settled in on their courses and their teachers’ teaching style.  Hopefully, they have found some new friends among their classmates, and have adjusted to high school life in general. Encourage your children…

Apply Now to Reap the Rewards of $1.2 Million Edison Scholars Program
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Apply Now to Reap the Rewards of $1.2 Million Edison Scholars Program

High school seniors whose dream is to make a difference in the world by majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school…

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