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Arcadia Unified Extends School Closures to May 5
Education

Arcadia Unified Extends School Closures to May 5

To continue to follow the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) will extend district and campus closures. As of now, AUSD plans on reopening schools on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Earlier in the week, Governor Newsom projected that schools might not return until the summer. While…

Arcadia Suspends After School Programs
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Arcadia Suspends After School Programs

The Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) announced that it is closing all schools starting Monday, March 16 for a two week period. As a result, all City of Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department after school programs at AUSD schools are cancelled for the same duration of the district’s closure. For more information regarding the…

Altadena Arts Magnet School Aspires to Greatness
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Altadena Arts Magnet School Aspires to Greatness

By May S. Ruiz Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena is Altadena Elementary School, established in 1903 from what used to be a trolley stop for the Mount Lowe Trail. Known today as Altadena Arts Magnet School, it is the premier dual language and arts school in the San Gabriel…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It has been feeling like summer the past couple of weeks but we’re only approaching spring and I’m sure your children are already looking forward to spring break. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also a chance to evaluate where they are…

Arcadia High School Orchestras Celebrate 26 Years
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Arcadia High School Orchestras Celebrate 26 Years

The Arcadia High School Orchestras will celebrate their 26 Annual Benefit Dinner and Recital on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. This fundraising event is held annually at the Arcadia Masonic Center. Their theme for this year’s event is “A Giant Leap For Stringkind!” The evening begins with browsing for deals at their silent auction while enjoying…

Arcadia Unified School District’s Latino Literacy Middle School Program
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Arcadia Unified School District’s Latino Literacy Middle School Program

By Sofía Nagy Nearly seven years ago, the Latino Literacy program in the Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) at the elementary school level was started by Alejandra Worozaken (AUSD Instructional Coach), Catherine Merel (AUSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction) and Andrea Mendoza (AUSD TK-12 Integration Coordinator). However, about four years ago, the program expanded to the…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  With winter break in the rearview mirror, your children’s emphasis should have shifted back to school work. Hopefully, they have also done well in their first semester and are actively involved in this phase of their learning. FRESHMAN Your children are well into the second semester of…

Arcadia Unified’s Holly Avenue Elementary Named as a 2020 California Distinguished School
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Arcadia Unified’s Holly Avenue Elementary Named as a 2020 California Distinguished School

Arcadia Unified’s Holly Avenue Elementary School was recently named a California Distinguished School for the second time in three years by the California Department of Education. This annual recognition program honors schools that close the achievement gap and demonstrate exceptional student performance. “Our team of leaders, educators, staff, and students at Holly Avenue Elementary never…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Happy New Decade! 2019 was quite eventful for college admissions, with the bribing scandal dominating the news for months. This brought into light the inequity in the process – not only are students from wealthy backgrounds able to take SAT prep courses, they can also hire counselors…

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