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GATE-Sponsored Activities

Pasadena Unified School District is pleased to announce a unique learning experience for students in our Gifted and Talented Education program. GATE students at each of our elementary and middle school campuses have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club where they will work in teams to complete a variety of design challenges.

Ultimately, participating students will be prepared for the PUSD Innovation Exposition – our district’s innovative alternative to the typical science fair.

The Innovation Exposition is much more than a science fair – it enables students to explore interests and talents by offering five elective categories from which students can choose: Invention, Science Fiction, Environmental Innovation, Engineering (Reverse), and Scientific Inquiry. For more information about PUSD’s Annual Innovation Exposition, please visit the Innovation Exposition website.

Innovation Exposition 2024 will be held  on February 2, 2024 at McKinley School for the Arts.



We are #pusdproud of our Junior Docents. These 7th & 8th grade students from across the district engaged in a deep study of the architecture, art, and history of the Gamble House and have been providing virtual tours in our 3rd grade classrooms every Friday. 
They demonstrate all of the aspects of our PUSD graduate profile: they are excellent communicators, collaborators, and creative and critical thinkers and demonstrate professionalism in all that they do. Congratulations!

A Contest to Demonstrate Knowledge of Math Through Competition and Celebration

Math Field Day will be held on March 23, 2024.

The goal of Math Field Day is to give students an opportunity to celebrate mathematics through an enriched, competitive, and fun event that focuses on building team spirit while challenging students to solve advanced mathematical problems. Students participated in final-round grade-level competitions, played field games like corn hole toss and pitching, and participated in a parade and an awards ceremony.

Thank you to our sponsors: the Helen and Will Webster Foundation and the Pasadena Educational Foundation.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Gold winning teams participate in the LACOE Math Field Day.

Sierra Madre Students with their Math Field Day trophy

A winning Sierra Madre team!



Math Field Day Karen & Julie
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