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Arcadia’s Longley Way Offers Classes for Visually Impaired Students
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Arcadia’s Longley Way Offers Classes for Visually Impaired Students

By Arcadia Unified School District Digital Communications Intern Sofia Nagy Visually impaired students at Longley Way Elementary School (Longley Way) are given the opportunity to apply their unique learning styles and abilities in the classroom. Longley Way’s Megan Robinson, special education teacher for the visually impaired, makes it possible for her students to develop their…

Arcadia School Honor Red Ribbon Week
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Arcadia School Honor Red Ribbon Week

Observance runs through Oct. 31 Red Ribbon Week began in remembrance of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique Camarena who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico in 1985. Agent Camarena had been working undercover for the DEA and was key in developing information that led to the eradication of large-scale narcotics manufacturing operations in Mexico….

AUSD Accepted Into National Network of Innovative School Districts
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AUSD Accepted Into National Network of Innovative School Districts

AUSD will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn…

Arcadia High Teacher Brings French Program to First Avenue
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Arcadia High Teacher Brings French Program to First Avenue

By Arcadia Unified School District Digital Communications Intern Sofia Nagy “Bonjour les élèves et bienvenue!” teacher Christina Vaughan excitedly exclaims (“Hello students and welcome”) as her students enter Room 25 at First Avenue Middle School (FAMS). The students occupy their seats and wait attentively as Madame Vaughan, a French teacher at Arcadia High School (AHS),…

Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?
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Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or…

Arcadia High Among Best Public High Schools in the Nation
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Arcadia High Among Best Public High Schools in the Nation

Arcadia High standouts in STEM and college prep Out of more than 19,000 public high schools in the nation, Arcadia High School ranks in the top 1 percent of the best public high schools in America. According to Niche.com’s 2019 list for Best Public High Schools, Arcadia High School not only receives this national honor…

Arcadia Unified Celebrates its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year
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Arcadia Unified Celebrates its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year

The Arcadia Unified School District celebrated its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, Janice Dickson, at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) 2018-19 Teachers of the Year luncheon on Friday, Sept. 21. Dickson, a fourth grade teacher at Longley Way Elementary School, has taught in the district for 14 years and meets students’ unique…

How Can You Help the Arcadia Educational Foundation?
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How Can You Help the Arcadia Educational Foundation?

The Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 in response to substantially reduced federal and state funding for California public schools. The AEF’s purpose is to raise funds for the Arcadia Unified School District. The Foundation is administered by parent and community member trustees who represent the interests of…

Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

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