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Arcadia Students Learn from Holocaust Survivor’s Courage
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Arcadia Students Learn from Holocaust Survivor’s Courage

Dana Middle School students had the opportunity of a lifetime to hear the incredibly brave and inspiring story of Trudie Strobel—a Holocaust survivor. Born in Ukraine in 1938, Strobel and her mother were sent 600 miles to a Jewish ghetto in Poland when the Nazi’s invaded Russia. Strobel experienced the atrocities of life in a…

Arcadia Educational Foundation to Announce Mini-Grant Winners
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Arcadia Educational Foundation to Announce Mini-Grant Winners

The 2018-19 Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) mini-grant winners will be announced by Jan. 15. During December’s year-end drive, AEF received nearly $9,000 in donations. All contributions collected will now go to preserving educational programs, enhance students’ learning experiences, and bridge the funding gap created by low state funding of public schools (California state funding for…

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Dodgers Visit Arcadia’s Camino Grove Elementary School

It was nothing but blue at Camino Grove Elementary School recently, proving the power of the pen is truly inspirational. A day after the Dodgers lost in the World Series, the entire fifth grade class was given a homework assignment they will likely never forget. The task: write the Los Angeles Dodgers a hand-written letter…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz Happy New Year! By this time, winter break is over and students are heading back to school I hope your children got the opportunity to de-stress and refresh, enjoyed time away from school, and just delighted in being teenagers. The years between middle and high school aren’t…

Arcadia Educational Foundation Has the Gift that Keeps Giving
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Arcadia Educational Foundation Has the Gift that Keeps Giving

As the season of giving sets in and folks mull over the perfect gift ideas, the Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) has an option for a gift that keeps on giving – an excellent education. “Our organization [AEF] exists to support Arcadia Unified schools,” explained AEF Director Anne Rai. “We run donation drives to pay for…

Arcadia High School Students Promoting Literacy Club Hosts Book Drive
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Arcadia High School Students Promoting Literacy Club Hosts Book Drive

All throughout Arcadia High School (AHS), students are immersed in a variety of opportunities for community service. One event that was especially unique was AHS’s Students Promoting Literacy club’s book drive, held from Dec. 3 to Dec. 7. Led by officer team members President Natalie Samadi, Vice President Rachel Lee, Secretary Kenna Gao, Treasurer Matthew…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We finally got measurable rain, which is a blessing in drought-ridden Southern California. We’re beginning to feel the Southland version of winter with cooler temperatures in the morning and at night. Christmas tree lots beckon with fragrant firs and mall stores entice with all kinds of sales…

Arcadia HS Students Propel to First Place in NASA Challenge
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Arcadia HS Students Propel to First Place in NASA Challenge

Team C from Arcadia High’s Engineering Design and Development class took first place at the Orange Regional of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Invention Challenge. This year’s competition required teams to take a PVC pipe, 24 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter, from lying horizontally on two blocks of wood to standing upright on…

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