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SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/24/17
SPHS Choir Students Win Many Firsts at Music in the Park Competition Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/19/17
Young Mathletes Excel at 26th Annual Math Field Day Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/19/17
SPHS Student Athletes Give a Strong Performance at Special Olympics Spring School Games Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/11/17
SPHS Art Students Win First Place and Honorable Mention at Annual Expressing Art Through Feelings Exhibition Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/8/17
SPHS Band & Orchestra Students Earn High Honors at Recent Competition Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/4/17
SPMS Robotics Teams Compete in the Greater LA Botball Tournament Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/4/17
South Pasadena Math Students Score Multiple Awards at LA County Math Field Day Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/3/17
South Pasadena Schools Receive Honor Roll Designation Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/28/17
SkillsUSA Members Win Big at State Competition Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/28/17
SPHS Academic Decathletes Bring Home 40 Medals at National Competition Read full story

South Pasadena High School and Middle School Honored as 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/24/17
SPHS and SPMS also Recognized as Title I Academic Achieving Schools

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (April 24, 2017) – California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, recently announced that South Pasadena High School and Middle Sc... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/21/17
SPMS and SPHS Students Present Young Frankenstein & Peter Pan Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/20/17
SPHS Math Teacher, Ruth Moonesinghe, Earns Prestigious Award from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/14/17
SPHS Virtual Enterprise Teams Win Numerous Awards at Recent Competitions Read full story

California School Dashboard Announced as New Accountability Tool that Measures School Success
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/24/17
Multiple Measures Replace Academic Performance Index (API)

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (March 24, 2017) – Just a few years ago, parents and community members who were interested in learning how their local schools matched up with others in Ca... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/23/17
SPMS Students Celebrate Pi Day Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/22/17
Students and Parents Take Part in SPHS College Night 2017 Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/17/17
SPHS Virtual Enterprise Varsity Team Hosts Workshops for SPMS Students Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/16/17
Cutcheon and Zenas Receive SPUSD Golden Apple Awards for Volunteerism Read full story

Train Your Brain Program Supports Adolescent Mental Health and Well-Being
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/15/17
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (March 15, 2017) – Every Monday during lunch, Poppy and Grace visit one of their favorite places, the South Pasadena High School (SPHS) campus, where curious students are drawn to their playful antics and furry coats. ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/2/17
SPHS 10th & 11th Graders Enjoy a Visit to University of California, Irvine Read full story

District Budget Reality Check Anticipates Significant Reduction in State Funding
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/24/17
Governor’s Budget Proposal Indicates $900,000 Less for South Pasadena Unified in 2017-2018

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (February 21, 2017) – During the February 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting, South Pasadena Unified School District ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/23/17
SPHS Academic Decathlon Team Wins First Place in Los Angeles County Competition for Third Year In a Row Read full story

Refurbish or Rebuild? School Board Seeks Community Input on South Pasadena Middle School Gymnasium Project
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/16/17
Several Opportunities to Share Viewpoints Will Be Offered

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (February 16, 2017) – On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) School Board will conduct a public hearing d... Read full story

School Board Reaffirms South Pasadena Unified's Commitment to a Safe, Inclusive, and Non-discriminatory School Environment
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/15/17
 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (February 15, 2017) – The South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) Board of Education approved a resolution on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, which underscores the District’s commitment to fostering ... Read full story

New Year Brings New California Budget Proposal
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 1/26/17
Governor Jerry Brown Reduces Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (January 24, 2017) – Recently, Governor Jerry Brown released a new state budget proposal for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  The proposal allo... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 1/20/17
SPHS Senior, Jason Kang, Named Posse Foundation Scholar Read full story

Dual Immersion Programs Continue To Grow
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 1/19/17
Mandarin Immersion Underway at Marengo and Spanish Immersion Continues into Second Year at Monterey Hills

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (January 19, 2017) – At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, students in several South Pasadena Unified Sc... Read full story

The Board Approves Agreement with Balfour Beatty to Manage School Construction Program
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 12/20/16
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (December 20, 2016) – The South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) School Board voted to approve a construction delivery methodology and the international infrastructure company, Balfour Beatty, as construction m... Read full story

Preschool Education Program Set to Wrap Up After Seven Years
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 12/19/16
South Pasadena Unified School District School Board Votes to Discontinue Program in June 2017

     SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (December 19, 2016) – At the December 13, 2017 Board meeting, the South Pasadena Unified School Distr... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 12/13/16
Collaboration between Monterey Hills Elementary PTA and SPHS Art Students Results in Beautifully Painted Outdoor Umbrellas Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 12/9/16
SPHS Math Club Wins First Place at Bay Math League Competition Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 12/7/16
SPHS Academic Decathlon Off to a Strong Start Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 11/3/16
Active Minds Assemblies Held for SPHS Students Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 10/26/16
SPHS Peer Mediators Recognized by Southern California Mediation Conference Read full story

New Elective Courses at South Pasadena Middle School Engage Students in Experiential Learning
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 10/20/16
Numerous Choices Offer Middle School Students the Chance to Explore Various Subjects and Learn New Skills

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (October 20, 2016) – Shortly after the school bell rings, many South Pasadena Middle School (SPMS) students s... Read full story

South Pasadena Unified School District Welcomes Tiffany Owens As Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 10/4/16
 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (October 4, 2016) – South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has hired Tiffany Owens to serve as the part-time Visual and Performing Arts Specialist. Funded by the South Pasadena Educational Foundation ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 9/29/16
Congratulations to Helena Yee, South Pasadena Unified School District's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 9/16/16
SPHS Juniors and Seniors Participate in Newly Created Internship Program Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 9/14/16
Congratulations to the 2017 National Merit Semifinalists from SPHS. Read full story

South Pasadena Unified School District Reaches Top Five of California K-12 Unified Districts Based on Statewide English Language Arts and Math Assessment Results
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 8/25/16
2015-2016 Academic Checkup Shows Significant Student Growth

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (August 24, 2016) – On Wednesday, the California Department of Education released the 2015-2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (... Read full story

South Pasadena Unified School District School Board Approves $98 Million Facilities Bond Measure for November Election
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 7/12/16
Bond Funds will be used to Build and Improve School Facilities

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (July 12, 2016) – On Tuesday, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) School Board approved adding a $98 million facilities bond measure to t... Read full story

El Consejo del Distrito Escolar de South Pasadena aprueba la medida de bonos de Financiamiento de $ 98 millones en instalaciones en elección de Noviembre
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 7/12/16
Publicado por: Andrea Fox                                      ... Read full story

South Pasadena School District Board Members Approve Resolution Opposing SR-710 Freeway Tunnel
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 7/1/16
Resolution Brings Community Concerns to the Forefront; Encourages Five-Star Education Coalition to Oppose All 710 Freeway Tunnel Alternatives

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (July 1, 2016) – The South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) appro... Read full story

SPUSD Administration Proposes 2016-2017 Budget to School Board
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 6/20/16
Updates Reflect Revisions to Local Control Accountability Plan and Bargaining Unit Negotiations

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (June 14, 2016) – Coinciding with California’s state budget approval later this month and the end of the fis... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/31/16
American Chemical Society Recognizes Exceptional SPHS Chemistry Students and Staff Read full story

All Five South Pasadena Unified Schools Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/27/16
California Schools Selected for 2015 Honor Roll by a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (May 27, 2016) – Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excell... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/27/16
SPHS Students Honored in Letters About Literature competition. Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/26/16
SPHS SkillsUSA Students Earn Graphic Design and Animation Honors Read full story

Patricia Cheadle to Join Marengo Elementary School as New Principal
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/11/16
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (May 11, 2016) – South Pasadena Unified School District has hired Patricia Cheadle to serve as the new principal of Marengo Elementary during the 2016-17 school year.

     Cheadle joins the District ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 5/3/16
SPMS Students Win Scholarships from MathMovesU Program Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/28/16
Reach Higher Signing Day Celebration at SPHS Read full story

Working Toward College Application Readiness
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/26/16
A Glimpse of Resources Available to SPHS Students

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – With more than 90% of SPHS high school seniors reporting that they will be attending either two-year or four-year colleges and universities, it se... Read full story

Career Internship Program Ready to Launch in Fall 2016
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/21/16
Students Can Apply for Internships Through New Course Offered at South Pasadena High School

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (April 21, 2016) – Beginning this fall, South Pasadena High School juniors and seniors will be eligible to participate in t... Read full story

Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Honored as 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/20/16
 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (April 20, 2016) – California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, recently announced that South Pasadena Elementary Schools -- Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills – will be honored as Gold ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/20/16
SPHS Named Gold Medal High School by U.S. News & World Report
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SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 4/14/16
Elementary School Students Participate in Virtual Field Trips
  Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/30/16
SPHS Students Volunteer to Donate Blood Read full story

South Pasadena Unified Teachers and Students Use Technology to Support Teaching and Learning
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 3/17/16
From Pre-K to High School, Students Consistently Work with a Variety of Technology Tools to Expand Learning Opportunities

 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – This year, students in a South Pasadena Unified School District ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/16/16
SPMS Students Win Big at Math Field Day Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/11/16
Loo & Sonner Receive SPUSD Golden Apple Awards for Volunteerism Read full story

Board Votes To Terminate Exclusive Negotiation Agreement Covering Mission Place Project
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/9/16

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (March 9, 2016) – Last night, the South Pasadena Board of Education approved a motion to issue project developer, Legacy Partners, a notice that the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) will be terminating ... Read full story

LCAP Survey -- Your Input Needed
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/3/16
California’s State Education Budget, the LCFF and the LCAP

How Does It All Affect South Pasadena Unified School District?

Stakeholder Input Is Key to Accountability and Planning

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (March 3, 2016) – In Janu... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 3/2/16
SPUSD Students and Teachers Win 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/25/16
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Visits SPHS Music Students Read full story

SPHS Varsity Academic Decathlon Team Takes First at LA County Tournament
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/16/16
The SPHS Varsity Academic Decathlon Team won first place in the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon competition, propelling them to the California state competition in March. The team, who has been preparing since last summer for the two-day tou... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/16/16
SPHS Varsity Academic Decathlon Team Wins First Place in Los Angeles County Tournament Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/11/16
SPHS Architectural Design and Drafting students Visit South Pasadena’s Mission Tile West Read full story

Mission Place Project Parking Study To Be Released
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 2/4/16
Community Invited to Second Public Meeting on February 16, 2016; Written Response Deadline Extended

 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (February 4, 2016) – As part of the analysis associated with the proposed Mission Place Project, Transpo ... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 1/29/16
Michelle Curry, SPUSD Director of Child Nutrition, Earns Silver Special Achievement Award Read full story

SPUSD Community Letter
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 1/28/16
January 28, 2016

Thanks to the South Pasadena community for the dynamic dialogue around the Mission Place project and the Draft Environmental Impact Report related to it. Your comments and this conversation are an essential and welcome step in ... Read full story

SPMS Students Beautify School Lockers Through Art Project
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 1/26/16
Program Emulates South Pasadena’s Box Art Project

 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (January 26, 2016) – Students in Denise Tanaka’s eighth grade art class were ecstatic when they learned they had their teacher’s approval... Read full story

Second Dual Language Immersion Program To Be Added for 2016-2017 School Year
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 1/19/16
Mandarin Program Planned for Marengo Elementary School

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (January 19, 2016) – Last August, twenty-four eager South Pasadena kindergarten students started school in a Spanish dual language immersion classroom at Monter... Read full story

School Board to Accept Verbal Comments on the Mission Place Project Draft EIR
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 12/18/15
During its regular meeting on January 12, 2016, the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education (School Board) will conduct a public hearing to receive verbal comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed M... Read full story

South Pasadena High School Coding Club Members Sweep Awards at CodeDay LA
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 12/16/15
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (December 16, 2015) – More than thirty South Pasadena High School (SPHS) Coding Club members attended CodeDay Los Angeles on November 7-8 in Santa Monica.  The team spent 24 hours – from noon Saturday to noo... Read full story

SPUSD Snapshot
Posted by: Andrea Fox Published: 12/10/15
SPHS Art Students' Artwork Featured at Assemblyman Chris Holden's Office Read full story

South Pasadena Unified Assists with California’s Water Conservation Efforts
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 12/4/15
Improvement Seen in Reduction of Overall Gallons of Water Used and Cost; Tiger Patio Renovations Incorporate Green Design

 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (December 3, 2015) – The September/October 2015 report on water use within South Pa... Read full story

Board of Education Approves Hiring Andrea Fox as Career Internship Specialist
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 11/13/15
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (November 11, 2015) – On November 10, 2015 the South Pasadena Board of Education approved Superintendent Geoff Yantz’s recommendation to hire Andrea Fox as the district’s first Career Internship Specialist.... Read full story

Tiger Newspaper Named 2015 Crown Finalist
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 11/9/15
November 6, 2015: Tiger Newspaper has been named a 2015 Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Tiger has been a CSPA Gold Medalist eight times since 2001. This is the first time since 1995 that Tiger has been named a Crown Fi... Read full story

Community Outreach Correspondence from Board President Kipke/October 23, 2015
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/28/15
Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

 

As I wrap up my time as President of our South Pasadena Unified School District’s Governing Board (aka School Board), I want to thank this wonderful community for its ongoing support a... Read full story

Dual Language Immersion Thriving in South Pasadena Schools
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/20/15

SOUTH PASADENA –At Monterey Hills Elementary School, twenty-four Kindergarten students begin their day in the classroom of Spanish Dual Immersion teacher, Maestra Sandra Salas, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the days of the ... Read full story

The District Moves Forward with Projects Funded by Proposition 39 Program
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 9/14/15
The California Energy Commission has approved the District’s 2014-2015 Energy Expenditure Plan for $226,650. The District’s plan was submitted in June with the assistance of Enovity, the California-based energy consulting and engineeri... Read full story

South Pasadena Unified is a Top Performing District in Los Angeles County
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 9/14/15
On September 9, 2015, the California Department of Education released the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment results.  South Pasadena Unified continues to be one of the highest performing school districts in Los Angeles County.  “We ... Read full story

The Board of Education Appoints Christiane Gervais to Serve as Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 8/12/15
On August 11, 2015, the Board of Education appointed Mrs. Christiane Gervais to serve as the District’s Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. Mrs. Gervais comes to the South Pasadena Unified School District with expertise in cu... Read full story

Assistant Principals Hired at Elementary Schools to Support District’s Curriculum Goals
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 6/30/15
JUNE 30, 2015: Superintendent Geoff Yantz announced that South Pasadena Unified School District hired three Assistant Principals, one for each of the elementary schools. “During the 2014-2015 school year one resonating theme that I have hear... Read full story

Governor Releases May Revision to 2015-2016 Budget
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 5/21/15
On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision to his January State Budget proposal.  He focused on paying down past obligations, avoiding overcommitting the state to programs that it cannot afford over the long ter... Read full story

South Pasadena Middle School Music Room to be Named After Retired Music Teacher
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 5/11/15
During its April 21st meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to name the South Pasadena Middle School’s newly-renovated music room after retired music teacher, James Macomber. Mr. Macomber began his teaching career at South Pasade... Read full story

SOUTH PASADENA STUDENTS HOP TO EXCELLENCE IN MATH KANGAROO
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 5/8/15
Eleven students from South Pasadena ranked in the top 20 for their grade level in the 2015 International Math Kangaroo.  The objective of this competition is to encourage children and teenagers to master mathematical and problem solving skill... Read full story

Dual Language Immersion Program
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/22/15
SOUTH PASADENA – In January 2015, the South Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education approved the implementation of a Dual Immersion Language program. Dr. Steve Seaford, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, ... Read full story

POOL RENOVATION AT SOUTH PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/22/15
SOUTH PASADENA – At the April 21, 2015 Board of Education Meeting, the Governing Board approved a contract for the renovation of the South Pasadena High School pool.  Included in the renovation work is re-plastering, new tile trim and m... Read full story

SPHS Music Program Brings Home Gold!
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/21/15
Published: April 21, 2015 10:42:47 AM


The SPHS Instrumental Music Department participated in the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in San Francisco last weekend and received 8 total awards.
22 schools from six states competed in this national l... Read full story

South Pasadena High Senior Irene Tang Earns $40,000 Scholarship
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/21/15
By Mary Ann Milbourn

Published: April 21, 2015 11:16:13 AM


When Irene Tang’s father had a stroke a few years ago, it brought her college plans into focus. She always liked math and science, but her father’s illness, followed by... Read full story

District Hires Three Elementary Assistant Principals
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/21/15
Assistant Principals Hired at Elementary Schools

to Support District’s Curriculum Goals

 

SOUTH PASADENA – Superintendent Geoff Yantz announced that South Pasadena Unified School District will hire three Assistant Princi... Read full story

New Year Rings in Success at SPHS
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 3/10/15
The year 2015 has come in casting a lovely net of positivity and accomplishment at South Pasadena High School.  In fact, the accolades for, and activities of, the staff and students are happening fast and furiously.

The campus now has seve... Read full story

Kathleen Michel Recognized as School District’s Golden Apple Award Recipient
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 3/10/15
On February 25, the South Pasadena Unified School District recognized long-time school and community volunteer, Kathleen Michel, at the Northwest San Gabriel Valley Administrators Association Golden Apple Awards Breakfast. Each member district rec... Read full story

Singing and Dancing Highlights Talent Show at SPHS
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 3/4/15
South Pasadena High School is not only known for its high academic standards, but talent on stage as well.

Students demonstrated their ability to sing and dance during a pair of entertaining assemblies during the school’s annual talent sh... Read full story

South Pas High’s Lena Gavenas Serves as 67th Youth Governor for CA Youth & Government Program
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 3/4/15
It has been a hectic job, admits South Pasadena High’s Lena Gavenas, who served the high honor as YMCA’s youth governor over the past year, culminating with the 67th annual Model Legislature & Model Court in Sacramento last weekend... Read full story

Marengo School Students Make New Discoveries at Super Science Night
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 3/4/15
MAKING NEW DISCOVERIES – It was a super science night of fun last week at Marengo Elementary School as students made discoveries from professional scientists, architects, opthalmologist, engineers and parents passing along their vast knowled... Read full story

Technology Takes Over at Marengo Elementary School
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 2/20/15
SOUTH PASADENA – With the variety of happenings at Marengo School, Principal Kim Sinclair shared her excitement over the consistent integration of technology in the classroom.  To support the district’s goal as well as Marengo&rsq... Read full story

“It’s Business as Usual at SPHS”
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 2/20/15
SOUTH PASADENA – The phrase “It’s business as usual at SPHS” refers to the business-oriented classes and clubs that are excelling in creativity and regional competitions. Three High School Virtual Business teams competed at... Read full story

South Pasadena Middle School Student Medals at U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 1/27/15
Youth Places 4th in Boys’ Juvenile Free Skate to win Pewter Medal at Event in North Carolina

Published: January 27, 2015 04:38:29 PM

Henry Privett-Mendoza, a 6th Grader at South Pasadena Middle School, won the Boys’ Juvenile Pewt... Read full story

Supt. Yantz Updates the Board on the District 2014-2018 Strategic Goals at January 27th Board Meeting
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 1/27/15
Dr. Geoff Yantz, Superintendent, presented the attached PowerPoint presentation at the January 27, 2015 Board of Education meeting, giving an overview of the completed, in progress, and future goals.

 

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Measure S Citizens' Oversight Committee Vacancies-Applications due February 20, 2015
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 1/23/15
The Measure S Citizens' Oversight Committee has three (3) vacancies for which applications are being accepted. See the attached document for information pertaining to the Committee bylaws and the application. Read full story

Dual Language Immersion Parent Information Meeting-February 12th at 6:30 p.m.
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 1/21/15
On February 12th, the District will host a Parent Information Meeting to discuss the Dual Language Immersion Program, to answer questions from prospective parents, and to detail enrollment procedures. The Board of Education approved the implementa... Read full story

Board of Education Approves Dual Immersion Language Program
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 1/8/15
January 8, 2015

Board of Education Approves Implementation of Dual Immersion Language Program

SOUTH PASADENA – At its January 6, 2015 regularly scheduled meeting, the South Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education ap... Read full story

THE BOARD APPROVES INSTALLATION OF SECURITY CAMERAS AT MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 12/12/14
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES INSTALLATION OF SECURITY

CAMERAS AT MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL

SOUTH PASADENA –  The Board of Education approved the purchase and installation of security cameras for South Pasadena Middle School... Read full story

The Board Approves Enovity to Provide Prop 39 Program Management
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 11/25/14
The Board of Education Approves Enovity, Inc. to Provide Proposition 39 Program Management

SOUTH PASADENA –At the November 18, 2014 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a proposal for Enovity, Inc., a California-based energy con... Read full story

School Services of California Conducts Independent Review of SPUSD’s Finances
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 11/25/14
November 25, 2014

SOUTH PASADENA – At its November 18, 2014 regularly scheduled meeting, the South Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education was presented with the results of an independent financial analysis conducted b... Read full story

Supt. Yantz Provides Community Communication Regarding School Culture and Safety
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/30/14

Board of Education Approves Proposal for Comprehensive Facilities Needs Assessment and Planning
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/29/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact:          Dr. Geoff Yantz

Octob... Read full story

Executive Director of Student Support Services Announces 2014-2015 Meeting Dates
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/20/14
See attached for meeting dates, times and locations. Read full story

The Five Principals Present their State of the School Addresses to the Board
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/8/14
At the October 7th Board of Education meeting, Principals Busick, Sinclair, and Narro of Arroyo Vista, Marengo, and Monterey Hills Elementary Schools, respectively, provided the Board and community with a State of the Schools address. The presenta... Read full story

Five Things - Getting to Know the District's Newest Administrators
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 10/3/14
SPUSD is delighted to welcome four new District administrators to our team. In case you haven’t had a chance to meet Dana Smith, Dave Lubs, Tim Mawhinney, or Dennis Lefevre, here’s a brief introduction. Dana and Dave are the Director o... Read full story

Community Communication from Supt. Geoff Yantz/September 23, 2014
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 9/25/14
Dear Parents, Staff, and South Pasadena Community Members:

The District has been informed that the students who were arrested for making threats of violence against South Pasadena High School staff and students were placed under house arrest by... Read full story

The Board of Education Appoints Two New Cabinet Members - September 2, 2014
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 9/3/14
At the September 2, 2014 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Geoff Yantz announced that Dr. Scott Price, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, had accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer at the Los Angeles County Office of... Read full story

The Board of Education Approves the Revised District Strategic Plan on September 2, 2014
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 9/3/14
In June of 2014, the Board of Education began the process of updating the District’s Strategic Plan and approved the plan at the September 2, 2014 Board meeting.  The goals contained within the plan are intended to be a guide in support... Read full story

Community Invited to Take a Look at School District Project Special Meeting September 10
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 8/12/14
 

By Bill Glazier Review Editor


Published: August 12, 2014 09:09:00 PM

 


A project calling for more than 90 residential units in the heart of historic Mission Street will be presented by its developer on September 10 at t... Read full story

New Science and Technology Pathway Opens for Students
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 8/4/14
SPEF Update

 

Published: August 4, 2014 09:32:49 AM

A new science and technology pathway will open for South Pasadena students this fall, funded by a $200,000 grant from the South Pasadena Educational Foundation.


The SPEF board ... Read full story

Parti Gras Event A Big Hit with Community
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 6/6/14
Parti Gras Event A Big Hit with Community

About 850 Turnout for Big Event

Photos by Henk Friezer

Published: June 6, 2014 12:45:45 PM





 


Putting an exclamation point on its impact in the community, the South Pasadena Ed... Read full story

South Pasadena Boys Volleyball Wins 2nd Straight CIF Division 3 Title
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 5/29/14
South Pasadena Wins Second Straight CIF Division 3 Volleyball Title

Sets Sights on Winning State Championship

Text by Julian Prime Photos by Bill Glazier

Published: May 29, 2014 10:58:11 AM





 


South Pasadena High&rsquo... Read full story

$30,000 Donation Makes Playground Possible
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 5/6/14
Marengo Elementary School Grandmother Thanked for Gift

By Bill Glazier Review Editor

Published: May 6, 2014 03:33:29 PM





 


Ed Donnelly is one good-natured dude.

Like others, he cares immensely about kids, so much that... Read full story

SPMS Students Honored at LA County Science Fair
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/23/14
SPMS Students Honored at LA County Science Fair

Some to Show their Work at State Science Fair

 

Published: April 23, 2014 01:51:22 PM



 


Seven South Pasadena Middle School students were honored at this year’s Lo... Read full story

Business Team Wins National Championship!
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/7/14


Highly Prestigious Honor for Local High School
 

Published: April 7, 2014 09:00:12 AM



 


South Pasadena High students from the school’s award-winning virtual business varsity school team, Oasis, have won the nati... Read full story

South Pas Shows Strength, Rolls Past Monrovia in League
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/2/14
Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming

 

Published: April 2, 2014 12:47:14 PM


South Pasadena High’s varsity boys and girls swim team dominated Monrovia High in its first league meet of the season.
Both teams proved best in th... Read full story

South Pasadena High Seventh in State Academic Decathlon Competition
Posted by: Sylvia Carroll Published: 4/2/14
By Bill Glazier Review Editor

Published: April 2, 2014 01:12:15 PM


 


Formed only a year ago, South Pasadena High’s Academic Decathlon team came away with a stunning seventh place finish in last weekend’s state competi... Read full story