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  • Parent Portal Accounts

    Get real-time information about your student's grades, attendance, report cards, and more with a Parent Portal account. Set up your account today!

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  • PUSD College Fair

    Meet college and university representatives from public and private universities in California, the U.S., and abroad, and attend workshops at the PUSD College Fair September 19, 2018 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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  • PUSD College Acceptances

    PUSD graduates are accepted to top public and private colleges and universities across the country and abroad. See the list!

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  • Now Enrolling! Transitional Kinder & Preschool

    Let your educational journey begin us. The Pasadena Unified School District offers preschool and Transitional Kindergarten programs for our youngest learners. Space is still available for 2018-2019. Enroll today!

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  • Principal of the Year

    Lori Touloumian, the principal of Eliot Arts Magnet, is the Pasadena Unified School District’s 2018 Principal of the Year.

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  • Volunteer of the Year

    Tien-Hsin Lin, a parent at Field Elementary School, is the Pasadena Unified School District’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

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  • 2018 Teacher of the Year

    Donna Shepard, a special education teacher at Focus Point Academy, has been named the 2018 PUSD Teacher of the Year and is the district’s nominee for the annual 2018 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year honors competition.

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  • Classified Employee of the Year

    Anastacia Lagang, a budget analyst in the Finance Division, is the Pasadena Unified School District’s 2018 Classified Employee of the Year.

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  • Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

    The first day of school is Monday, August 13, 2018, and we’re excited to welcome new and returning students and their families!

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  • Serve on the Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee!

    The PUSD Board of Education seeks applicants to fill five vacant seats on its Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee.

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  • New Facilities Open at Washington STEM

    New classroom, multipurpose and kitchen facilities open at Washington STEM Elementary School.

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  • Getting Ready for a New School Year

    Teachers and staff participated in professional development this summer, learning together to share common guiding principles and best practices.

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  • Meet the 2018 Teachers of Excellence

    Meet the five recipients of the 2018 Teachers of Excellence Award, presented annually by the Rotary Club of Pasadena and PUSD to outstanding educators who excel in their profession.

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  • Washington STEAM Wins National Certificate for STEM Excellence

    Washington STEAM Multilingual Magnet is the first school in California to earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence from the National Institute for STEM Education.

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  • Six Pasadena Unified Schools Win Awards!

    Two Pasadena Unified School District campuses have won U.S. News & World Report silver medals in the 2018 Best High Schools ranking. Another four have been named California Honor Roll schools by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE).

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  • Summer Learning & Fun

    With summer underway, here are some enrichment and academic activities to keep kids active and learning during the long days of summer.

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  • Families in Transition

    The program that serves homeless or transitional transitional students and their families earns recognition.

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  • 2018 Summer Meal Sites

    PUSD offers free breakfasts and lunches for children and youth 18 years old or younger this summer through the 2018 Summer Food Program.

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  • Graduation & Promotions

    With just a few days until the end of the school year, here are the high school graduation and middle school promotion dates.

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  • PUSD Teams Bring Home L.A. County Gold

    Pasadena Unified teams brought home overall trophies and gold, silver, and bronze medals from the Los Angeles County Office of Education Math Field Day.

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  • International Academy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    For the last decade, the International Academy has welcomed students new to the country, providing an introduction and orientation to the U.S. school system, the local community, and PUSD.

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  • Mentors Honored

    Mentors were honored for a year of encouraging, guiding, and supporting students in PUSD’s Mentors for L.I.F.E. program.

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  • Larry Torres Elected President of the Board of Education

    At its annual organizational meeting on May 7, 2018, the PUSD Board of Education elected Larry Torres as its president.

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  • Hollywood Burbank Airport Banner Contest Winners

    Three Pasadena High School students are winners of the the Hollywood Burbank Airport 2018 Tower Banner Student Art Contest.

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  • California Supreme Court Justice Visits Marshall Fundamental

    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye visited Marshall Fundamental Secondary School on April 13, 2018 to present the 2018 “Award of Excellence,” the highest honor in the annual Civic Learning Awards program.

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  • Associate Justice Visits Pasadena High School

    Students in Pasadena High School’s Law and Public Service Academy got an up close look at the judicial system and careers in law during a visit by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Leondra R. Kruger.

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  • National Teacher Appreciation Week

    Pasadena Unified celebrates our amazing and inspiring teachers May 7 - 11, 2018. Join us in thanking teachers this week, and every day, for igniting our students’ curiosity for learning.

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  • Pasadena Unified Innovation Expo is May 11

    Student inventions, 3D printing projects, environmental innovations, science fiction creations and more will be on display at our annual celebration of STEM. Join us May 11!

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  • PUSD Schools Named 2018 California Distinguished Schools

    Eugene Field Elementary and Alexander Hamilton Elementary have been named 2018 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education (CDE). Award winning schools represent examples of excellent teaching, learning, and highly successful school climate efforts.

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  • Marshall’s Dr. Mark Anderson named State Secondary Principal of the Year

    Dr. Mark Anderson, Principal of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, has been named 2018 California Secondary Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.

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  • PUSD Partners with Sprint for Free Student Wifi Hotspots

    Eligible Pasadena Unified high school students are receiving internet hotspots thanks to the Sprint 1 Million project, a national program that provides devices and service free of charge to both school districts and students. Pasadena Unified is one of 118 school districts involved in the program.

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  • Young Scientists Excel at L.A. County Science Fair

    With projects on plant development, physics, and engineering, PUSD students excelled at the 2018 Los Angeles County Science Fair. Pasadena Unified students joined 6-12th grade students from 150 public and private schools in L.A. County in the annual competition of science, engineering, and math.

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  • General Ed. Transportation Ending in 2018-19

    General education bus transportation will be discontinued in 2018-2019 as part of the implementation of the Fiscal Stabilization Plan and Second Interim Report adopted by the Board of Education to address a $12 million budget shortfall.

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  • PUSD Celebrates Women's History Month

    The PUSD Board of Education designated March as Women’s History Month, and Eliot Arts Magnet Academy hosted a special celebration to honor the women’s movement. Students representing every PUSD middle school will read their essays on the contributions and roles of women in history and politics before a panel of distinguished guests and local elected officials.

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  • Congratulations Math Field Day Champions!

    PUSD salutes the winning teams of the annual Math Field Day held March 10 at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy.

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  • Message from our Superintendent

    As we prepare for spring recess, I want to share with you some positive news. With the transformation of schools like Jackson and San Rafael, Pasadena Unified has proved that by tapping the potential of our extraordinary staff, teachers, and community, we can create a mix of vibrant academic programs that accelerates our students’ progress and attracts more families to our schools.

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  • Marshall Fundamental Wins Top State Award for Civic Education Program

    Marshall Fundamental Secondary School is the recipient of the “Award of Excellence,” the highest honor in the annual Civic Learning Awards program sponsored by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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  • New Graduation Requirements Prepare Students to Excel

    Pasadena Unified high schools host Town Hall meetings this month to inform parents and students about the new graduation requirements that are preparing students to excel in higher education and the global economy.

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  • Science Olympians!

    Field Elementary School tied for first place in the elementary school division at the L.A. County Science Olympiad

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  • Help Kids Succeed: New Online Referral System

    Because each of us has the power to make a difference in the health, wellness, and success of children, Pasadena Unified is launching an online referral system that gets children who are struggling in school the help they need - quickly and effectively.

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  • A Message About School Safety

    A message from Superintendent Brian McDonald on school safety.

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  • Twilight Adult Education - Enroll Now

    Pasadena Unified Twilight Adult School’s goal is to educate and empower adult learners in our various programs

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  • No Boundaries 13: Student Art Showcase

    No Boundaries 13, the 13th annual showcase of K-12 student art opens March 9-12, 2018. Hundreds of artwork by K-12 students will be on view during the three-day exhibition.

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  • Statement on the Muir Ranch Program

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  • 2018-19 Open Enrollment 1st Lottery Results Now Online

    2018-19 Open Enrollment-School Choice First Lottery results are available online and have been mailed to homes. Families offered 2018-19 placements via the First Lottery may register beginning March 1.

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  • Take the LCAP Survey: Extended through March 18

    Students, parents, employees and community members: share your thoughts as we develop next year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The survey has been extended and ends March 18.

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  • Mathletes Get Ready!

    PasadenaUnified Math Field Day is Saturday, March 10. It’s a mix of fun & learning as teams of our 4-9th graders solve equations & show their knowledge of math.

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  • Math Academy Bridge Class Info Night is March 6

    Math Academy is offering a bridge class Parent Info night for parents of 6th graders who missed the first year of Math Academy and want to join in 7th grade. Math Academy starts in 6th grade and accelerates to Calculus by 8th grade, with college-level math in high school

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  • African American History Month

    Pasadena Unified celebrates National African American History Month with school and classroom activities.

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  • Applicants Sought for Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee

    PUSD seeks applicants to fill five vacant seats on the Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee

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  • Chromebook Take Home Initiative

    Affording middle and high school students the opportunity to check out a Chromebook to use both at home and at school.

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  • Student-Run Credit Union Opens at John Muir High School

    A new student-run credit union on the campus of John Muir High School gives students real-world work experience while providing banking and financial services for the surrounding community.

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  • All District Middle & High School Music Festivals

    More than 1,000 young musicians will perform traditional and contemporary band, orchestral, and choral works at PUSD’s annual spring All-District Middle & High School Music Festivals held February 7 and 8.

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  • International Baccalaureate in PUSD

    Pasadena Unified offers International Baccalaureate programs in elementary, middle, and high school.

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  • Pasadena Unified Names Chief Human Resources Officer

    Superintendent Brian McDonald has named Steven Miller, Ed.D., as the district’s Chief Human Resources Officer, pending Board of Education approval.

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  • PUSD High Schools Named to Top Schools List

    All four comprehensive high schools - Blair School, John Muir High School, Marshall Fundamental, and Pasadena High School - have for the first time been placed on America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2017 list by The Washington Post. Only 12 percent of the nation’s high schools qualify for the honor.

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  • Math Academy

    PUSD's Math Academy, the program that is preparing middle and high school students for top university math programs, is featured in the Washington Post!

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  • Rose Princess Savannah Bradley

    Pasadena High School senior Savannah Bradley is a member of the Tournament of Roses 2018 Royal Court.

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  • Alumni Jackie Robinson Honored

    Students from John Muir High School and Cleveland Elementary School joined local officials at the recent unveiling and dedication of baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s statue at the Rose Bowl.

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  • Student Winter Performances

    Celebrate the season with Pasadena Unified’s elementary, middle, and high school winter performances. Theater, instrumental, choral, dance, and more. See the schedules.

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  • PUSD’s Dance & Theater Program Begins at TK-1

    Through a partnership that connects The Music Center and premier Pasadena-area arts and culture organizations, Pasadena Unified launches a TK-1 dance and theater program.

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  • PUSD High Schools Explore the Arts

    Three PUSD high schools have entered into a four-year partnership with Exploring the Arts (ETA), the arts education nonprofit organization founded by legendary singer Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto.

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  • PUSD Winter Break

    PUSD schools will be closed December 22, 2017 - January 5, 2018 for winter break. School resumes Jan. 8, 2018. Enjoy the break!

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  • Inclusive Schools Week

    During the week of December 4-8, PUSD will participate in Inclusive Schools Week, an annual national event that celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students

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  • You're invited! Middle & High School Night

    Join us November 28 at 6 p.m. and learn about STEM, arts, college and career academies, internships, and athletics available at PUSD’s secondary schools.

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  • Math Academy Info Night November 29

    PUSD's Math Academy is rapidly accelerating math learning. Learn more at Math Academy Night Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Sibling & Priority Registration ends Nov. 17

    The deadline for 2018-2019 Sibling & Priority Registration is November 17, 2017 at noon.

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  • Blair Students Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and students at Blair High School have completed a public service announcement (PSA) project promoting the cause.

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  • 2017 Turkey Tussle is Nov. 3

    The 71st annual fall high school football classic, is Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Rose Bowl. The John Muir High School Mustangs and the Pasadena High School Bulldogs will compete to take home the prized victory bell.

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  • Lights on Afterschool Celebration Oct 23-27!

    Join us in a celebration of the afterschool programs that serve our students.

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  • Congratulations PUENTE Scholars!

    Four Pasadena Unified seniors have won the 2018 PUENTE Statewide Academic and Leadership Award, conferred on only 24 students statewide.

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  • PUSD Awarded Major Federal Magnet Grant

    PUSD has been awarded a $14.5 million federal magnet grant to continue building vibrant and successful programs at Altadena Elementary, Washington STEAM Magnet and John Muir High School.

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  • Wilson Middle School Principal Named

    Kyle Douglas is the new principal of Wilson Middle School, pending Board of Education approval. Mr. Douglas returns to PUSD, where he began his teaching career, after serving as dean, assistant principal, and principal in the Inglewood, Temple City, and Alhambra school districts.

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  • First Choice Festival & College Fair on Oct. 11, 2017

    Explore educational choices from preschool through college at PUSD’s combined College Fair and First Choice Festival, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.

    PUSD has launched “Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.” a campaign to improve school attendance and get students to attend class at least 97 percent of the time, which equates to missing fewer than five days of school this year.

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  • Statewide CAASPP Test Results Released

    The results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, which were completed by students in grades 3-8 and 11 last spring, have been released by the California Department of Education.

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  • Washington STEAM Magnet & Mr. Holland's Opus

    Washington STEAM Magnet Academy received string instruments for its new orchestra program, thanks to a donation from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.

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  • 2017 State of Schools is September 26

    This year’s State of the Schools address by School Board President Roy Boulghourjian and Board of Education members is September 26, 2017, in the gymnasium of Washington STEAM Magnet Academy, located at 1505 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena.

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  • New Don Benito Fundamental Principal Named

    Paula Chamberlain, Ed.D. has been named the new principal of Don Benito Fundamental School, pending Board of Education approval.

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  • Statement on Suspension of DACA

    PUSD reiterates its commitment to welcome all students and families to its schools, regardless of immigration status.

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  • Safer Streets Pasadena Parent Survey

    Pasadena is studying ways to improve walking and biking programs near PUSD schools. Parents, please take the survey that will help the City identify traffic safety needs near your child’s school.

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  • PUSD College Fair is October 11

    Meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities!

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  • Parent University

    Parent University is an opportunity for parents and adult caregivers to hone skills for one of life's most important roles: coaching and advocating for children through their academic journey. Classes build and strengthen connections between families and schools.

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  • Back to School Nights!

    Meet new teachers, parents and students, visit classrooms, and see what’s in store for the new school year.

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  • UCLA Pasadena Schools Day is Sept. 9

    UCLA has teamed up with Pasadena Unified to bring our community together to celebrate health, fitness, and fun, and once again generously donated more than 20,000 tickets to PUSD students.

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  • Message from Our Superintendent

    Superintendent Brian McDonald welcomes students and families to the new school year.

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  • GATE Parent Meeting Aug. 31

    Pasadena Unified hosts an informational meeting for parents interested in GATE, or Gifted and Talented Education, on Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at district offices, located at 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena.

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  • Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse!

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, residents of North America will have a rare opportunity to witness one of nature's most awe-inspiring events: a solar eclipse.

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  • School Begins August 14, 2017

    We’re excited to welcome students to the first day of school on Monday, August 14, 2017! Register for after school programs, school meals, and more.

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  • Hamilton Elementary Principal Named

    Superintendent Brian McDonald has named Erika Cooper as principal of Hamilton Elementary School

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  • New McKinley, Madison Principals Named

    Nicole Ann Duquette has been named principal of McKinley School and Noemi Orduña is principal of Madison Elementary School, pending Board of Education approval.

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  • PUSD Names Assistant Supt., Special Education

    Elizabeth J. Blanco, Ed.D., as Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Director of the district’s Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

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  • Summer Fun & Learning

    Keep learning, stay active and healthy this summer! The Pasadena area has lots of summer activities to keep kids learning and active.

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  • Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremonies!

    High school graduation ceremonies for the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Class of 2017 are May 26 – June 1, 2017. Congratulations graduates!

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  • Innovation Exposition

    Pasadena Unified students in grades 4-9 presented their research projects at the Annual Innovation Exposition, the Pasadena Unified School District’s alternative to the science fair, in May.

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  • 2017 Rotary Teachers of Excellence

    Meet the five recipients of the 2017 Teachers of Excellence Award, presented annually by the Rotary Club of Pasadena to educators who excel in their profession.

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  • Altadena Elementary School Principal Named

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Benita Scheckel as Principal of Altadena Elementary School.

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  • New John Muir High School Principal Named

    Lawton Gray has been named principal of John Muir High School. He’s an alumnus of John Muir, an experienced educational leader, and a PUSD parent.

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  • Meet the PUSD Teacher of the Year

    Jason Taylor, who teaches math and robotics at Wilson Middle School, has been selected as the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) nominee for the annual 2017 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year

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  • Pasadena Unified: Silver Medals & Honor Roll

    Two Pasadena Unified School District campuses have won U.S. News & World Report silver medals as part the magazine’s 2017 Best High Schools ranking, and another five have been named Honor Roll schools by a national campaign of business and education leaders.

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  • Spring Performing Arts Calendar

    Musical theater, instrumental, band, and dance performances are happening at our schools this spring!

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  • Innovation Exposition is Friday, May 12

    Pasadena’s alternative to the science fair, is Friday, May 12, 2017. Public viewing of student projects begins at 5 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

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  • Math Academy's "SOLVE 2017" Competition

    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, fifth-seventh graders in Pasadena Unified’s Math Academy will compete in “Solve 2017,” an exciting, highly interactive event that features both individual and team contests. The contest will be held at Caltech.

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  • Congratulations Pasadena Unified Scientists!

    Pasadena Unified students participated in the 67th Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair and took home top awards!

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  • Open House Schedule

    Spring Open House events at the schools of Pasadena Unified are a great opportunity to meet our faculty and staff, visit with student leaders and athletes, take campus tours, and enjoy shows and exhibits presented by our student scientists, artists, and more.

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  • 7-11 Committee Public Hearings

    The 7-11 Surplus Property Advisory Committee will hold public hearings on April 26 on disposition of the former Burbank Elementary School property

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  • Serve on Measure TT Committee

    PUSD is seeking applicants to fill two vacant seats on its Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee. Applications are due April 28, 2017.

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  • Registration Open for Preschool, Transitional Kinder

    Early Education choices for kids ages 3-5 include preschool full and half-day programs, transitional and expanded transitional kindergarten, Mandarin and Spanish immersion, and before and after-school care. Registration for programs is now open

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  • Explore Pasadena Unified Preschools!

    Pasadena Unified preschools teach young children to be creative and confident thinkers. Explore educational options for young children at our Preschool Fairs this April.

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  • French Dual Immersion Program Opens 2017-18

    Pasadena Unified is accepting applications for the new French Dual Language Immersion Program that opens in 2017-2018. The program begins with kindergarten and first grade at Altadena Elementary.

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  • John Muir HS Principal is Harvard-Bound

    Muir High School Principal Tim Sippel has announced that he will leave John Muir High School at the end of the school year to complete a three-year Doctor in Education Leadership program at Harvard University.

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  • Math Field Day Saturday, April 1

    Teams of 4-8th grade students test their math knowledge during Pasadena Unified’s annual Math Field Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Marshall Fundamental School.

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  • California School Dashboard

    California’s new accountability system delivers important information about our schools and district.

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  • Blair Middle Schoolers Learn About the Brain

    Blair's Health Careers Academy is partnering with Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) to raise awareness about brain health and disease among youth.

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  • Eliot Wins Bronze in Green Ribbon Schools Awards

    Eliot Middle School, the arts magnet, was recognized with a bronze award from the California Green Ribbon Schools recognition program honoring schools that conserve resources while promoting health and environmental literacy. Eliot was among 22 California public schools honored.

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  • Read Across Pasadena is Feb. 27 - March 3

    For the second consecutive year, local realtors join community leaders and volunteers and read aloud to children during the annual Read Across PASadena celebration Feb. 27 – March 3, 2017.

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  • Pasadena Unified Young Musicians Shine!

    The two-day All-District Secondary Music Festivals brought together more than 1,000 6-12th grade students in bands, orchestras, and choirs from schools across the district on Feb. 8 and 9.

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  • 2nd Grade Field Trips to the Huntington

    Pasadena Unified second graders are getting special behind-the-scenes access to nurseries and other areas of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this spring, thanks to a unique partnership between the Huntington and the district’s Farm to School program.

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  • Washington STEAM Middle School’s New Gym Opens

    Washington STEAM, PUSD's magnet middle school focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math, celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,800 square foot gymnasium during a ceremony Jan. 18

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  • Author Kate DiCamillo Visits Blair

    Young adult author Kate DiCamillo visited Blair Middle and High School Feb. 3 to meet the first place winner of a Scholastic Reader essay contest, sign books, and speak with students.

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  • Caring for Foster Youth

    With about 640 children in foster care enrolled in its schools in 2015-2016 and an average of 400 in classrooms at any point in time, the Pasadena Unified School District is transforming the way it serves foster youth.

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  • Spelling Bee Champions!

    PUSD salutes the un”bee”lieveable spelling skills that fourth, fifth and sixth grade students demonstrated at the District Spelling Bee.

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  • Pasadena Unified Students in Tournament of Roses

    Pasadena Unified students proudly participated in Pasadena’s annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Blair High School’s Audrey Cameron, a Tournament of Roses Princess, rode on the Royal Court float. Blair’s Arianna Aviña and Coleman Bryant marched in the PCC Tournament of Roses Honor Band, both on tenor drums.

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  • A Holistic Approach to Learning

    Feeling connected, safe, and engaged in school shape children’s learning and development. The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has an organized array of social-emotional support programs to nurture the whole child’s behavioral, emotional, and academic success.

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  • A Place for Families: Healthy Start Family Centers

    Located at five Pasadena Unified (PUSD) schools, Healthy Start Family Centers are at the front line of helping district students and their families navigate their way to resources and services that help children thrive.

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  • Marshall Sports Complex Opens

    Marshall's new sports complex supports excellence in academics and athletics.

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  • Why Attendance Matters

    PUSD's Office of Child Welfare, Attendance and Safety is focusing on the academic consequences of lost instructional time and on preventing excessive absences so that students stay on track.

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  • Franklin Elementary Opens School Garden

    Franklin Elementary's Fox Farm is PUSD’s 17th Active School Garden

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  • PUSD Cool Kids

    Marshall “Cool Kids” Use American Sign Language to Help Teacher

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  • Open Enrollment Ends Feb. 3, 2017

    Learn everything you need to know about PUSD’s Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 year. Apply online!

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  • Message on the Recent Election

    A message from PUSD Board of Education President Kim Kenne and Superintendent Brian McDonald

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  • Superintendent Brian McDonald Honored with Distinguished Educator Award

    Superintendent Brian McDonald will be honored for excellence in leadership at the Cal State LA Charter College of Education’s 27th Annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner Friday, November 4, 2016.

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  • Tour Our Schools

    Tour PUSD schools and see first-hand the academic excellence and campus features that are making PUSD the first choice in education

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  • Health & Wellness Wins Golden Bell Award

    Pasadena Unified is recognized for its Building a Healthy School Environment program, which improves student health and wellness.

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  • Foster Youth Center Opens at Eliot

    PUSD’s new Foster Youth Center serves as a place of support for children and youth who have been displaced from family and schools. The Center was established in partnership with Senator Liu, All Saints Church Foster Care Project, Pasadena City College, and PUSD’s Office of Child Welfare, Attendance & Safety.

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  • Meet Blair High School’s Rose Princess Audrey Cameron

    Blair High School’s Audrey Cameron is one of seven members of the Tournament of Roses 2017 Royal Court. As a member of the Royal Court, Audrey will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, culminating with the 128th Rose Parade®

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  • 7th Grade Field Trip to the Field…at the Rose Bowl!

    Pasadena Unified seventh graders get a chance to tour and learn about the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena’s own National Historic Landmark through the new educational program “Field Trip to the Field.”

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  • UCLA Game Day

    Bringing our community together to celebrate health, fitness and fun, UCLA Athletics and the Rose Bowl Operating Company have donated more than 20,000 tickets to PUSD so that every student in grade 1-8 and their parent/guardian can attend the UCLA vs. Utah football game on Sat., Oct. 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.

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  • Join the CAC: Make a Difference!

    Whether you’re the parent of a child with special needs, teach someone with special needs, or if you are a community member who wants to make a difference, we invite you to join Pasadena Unified’s Community Advisory Committee. Join us at the next meeting October 17 at 6 p.m.!

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  • Introducing Pasadena Unified's New Ombuds Office

    The newly-created Ombuds Office is a cornerstone of the deep commitment PUSD has to delivering excellence in service and ethical behavior.

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  • School Gardens Fuel Learning

    Fresh local fruit and vegetables are headed to cafeterias, fueling classroom learning, healthy eating and fitness habits. Pasadena Unified is partnering with the Pasadena Garden Conservancy and urban farmers to embedding lessons about the environment, science, and stewardship in the process.

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  • Understanding CAASPP Results

    Pasadena Unified students made steady gains on the more rigorous 2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests which measure progress towards college and career preparedness. Student score reports are being mailed home.

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  • School Meals: Fresh & Fun!

    School meals have gotten a boost, with school lunches and breakfasts featuring exciting menu options, fresh local produce, antibiotic-free chicken, and whole grains. Explore menus, apply for meal benefits, and manage lunch balances.

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  • Preschools Expand

    Pasadena Unified is expanding is options for young children this year, with a new preschool at Altadena Elementary School, a new Spanish Dual Language Immersion preschool at Jefferson Elementary, and a new Mandarin Dual Immersion preschool at the district’s Burbank campus in Altadena.

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  • Make Plans for After School Programs!

    Pasadena LEARNs after school program offers academic support, enrichment, and sports for students in grades K-12. Coding, Spanish Immersion, Tennis, College Prep, and more. Pasadena LEARNs is now accepting applications for 2016-2017!

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  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion: Now At Jefferson!

    Now Enrolling for 2016-2017

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  • Presenting the Class of 2016: Ready, Global, and Savvy

    The story of the graduating Class of 2016 is both a collection of individual tales and a narrative about today’s Pasadena Unified, and the remarkable turnaround of its high schools. The achievements and accolades won by the Class of 2016 reflect the bold new vision of Pasadena public high schools - and give notice that it’s not business as usual in this school district.

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  • First APP Academy Class Graduates this Year

    Seniors in the inaugural class of the App Academy at Pasadena High School have completed the innovative four-year high school program where they learn computer science through mobile, web, and game development.

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  • Robo Rally 2016!

    Middle school students got “Fast and Furious!” at the annual end-of-year robotics contest

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  • New Principals, Administrator Announced

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of district and school leaders who will help lead the district into the next phase of its growth and success.

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  • Bravo McKinley!

    McKinley School, which serves 1,000 students in grades TK-8, celebrated the completion of major new construction on the campus.

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  • Blair High School Science Wins Fefferman Award

    The Pasadena Community Foundation has awarded its second annual $50,000 Dr. Robert Fefferman Award for Excellence in Math and Science Education to Blair High School’s science department.

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  • 5 PUSD Schools Win 2016 California Gold Ribbon Award

    Five elementary schools in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) are among several hundred in the state being honored with the new Gold Ribbon Award sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE).

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  • Gates Millennium Scholar & Silver Medals!

    John Muir High School senior Prakash Dass has been named a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar, becoming the school's seventh winner of the prestigious academic scholarship since 2005.

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  • PUSD Makes Last, Best Offer to United Teachers of Pasadena

    As Superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), I am inspired by the achievements of our students and the passion of our staff.

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  • Math Learning Resources

    April is National Math Awareness Month and here at PUSD we celebrate the innovations that math can lead to.

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  • Champions of 2016

    It's awards season, and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) proudly congratulates the students, faculty and staff who have won recognition this year. We salute you!

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  • Actor Edward James Olmos Inspires Madison Elementary

    Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos visited Madison Elementary School Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to see fourth grade student filmmakers in action and to celebrate the dedication of a new mural featuring his words.

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  • Hamilton, Marshall Principals Honored for Educational Leadership

    Two school principals from the Pasadena Unified School District have won top honors for their educational leadership from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region XV, which includes Pasadena, Glendale, Alhambra, and the West San Gabriel Valley.

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  • PUSD Names District Athletic Director

    The Pasadena Unified School District is pleased to announce the selection of Pasadena High School’s Principal Gilbert Barraza as the new District Athletic Director.

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  • Annual Evaluation of Pasadena LEARNS Now Available for Review

    Students More Confident in Language Arts and Math, Have Fewer School Absences

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  • Open Enrollment Lottery Results Available

    Results from the first Open Enrollment lottery are now availalbe online.

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  • Madison Celebrates Reading!

    More than 30 local realtors Madison Tornekand community members joined Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek to read to students in Madison Elementary School classrooms throughout the day on Friday, March 7, 2016 in celebration of Read Across America.

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  • Eliot Arts Magnet Rocks Keith Urban Guitars

    Keith Urban GuitarsEliot Arts Magnet Academy received 20 guitars last month from musician Keith Urban in support of the middle school’s growing Modern Band program.

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  • Student Art on Display at No Boundaries 11

    No Boundaries 11, the Pasadena Unified School District’s 11th annual exhibit of student art, continues through March 11, 2016, at the Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 South Lake Ave., Pasadena.

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  • Read Across PASadena

    More than 85 local realtors will join parents and community members in the classrooms and libraries of PUSD elementary schools to read aloud to children in kindergarten-fifth grade during the first annual Read Across PASadena March 2 – 11, 2016.

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  • Students Gain an Edge with Expanded College & Career Education

    For years, the Pasadena Unified School District has offered industry-focused pathways and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that encourage high school students to explore professional options and give them a competitive edge in college and in their careers.

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  • CDE Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data

    A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state, including the Pasadena Unified School District. As part of the lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to provide to the court, the parties, their attorneys and consultants, with personally identifiable information. The data includes personally identifiable information of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending, or who have attended, a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. The court order prevents any party from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of the lawsuit, including student records, to anyone other than the parties, their attorneys and consultants, and the Court.

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  • Field Of Dreams Dedication: John Muir HS New Baseball Field

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  • Muir HS Dodgers Field of Dreams Dedication is March 9

    Muir HS Dodgers Field of Dreams Dedication is March 9

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  • STEAM Festival at Cleveland Elementary

    Cleveland Elementary School’s annual STEAM festival on January 28, 2016 was a fun evening of science, technology, engineering, art, and math for families, staff and friends. Kids and their families took part in hands-on activities, peered through telescopes, and got a peek at the engineering behind the scenes of a TV show.

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  • Blair Sophomore Wins Lifelong Learner Awards

    Blair School sophomore Johanna Dickie is the winner of the 2016 International Baccalaureate Lifelong Learner Award.

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  • Spelling Bee Champions

    PUSD salutes the un”bee”lieveable spelling skills of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at the District Spelling Bee held Jan. 27, 2016 at Webster Elementary School.

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  • PUSD Celebrates African American History Month

    African-American history is celebrated in PUSD schools in the month of February with meaningful and culturally relevant activities. The Board of Education approved a resolution recognizing February as African-American History month at its Jan. 28, 2016, meeting.

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  • PUSD Launches Family Survey

    Results to Guide the Development of a Strategic Master Plan.

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  • McKinley K-8 School Hosts Mayor's State of the City

    McKinley K-8 School, an arts-focus school, hosted Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek's 2016 State of the City address in the school's new gymnasium Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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  • Wilson Middle School Students Stand Up & Step In

    “Ask me how I SUSI” was the question of the day at Wilson Middle School Jan. 20, 2016 when students launched the national SUSI campaign, which stands for “Stand Up Step In,” part of a year-round program called “Be Kind Online” that helps students build and sustain healthy relationships and positive communication online. The campaign encourages adolescents to be upstanders, not bystanders and encourages positive interaction.

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  • The Excellent Middle Schools of PUSD

    See this special presentation designed for families of children who are transitioning to middle school.

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  • Preparación para El Niño

    El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Pasadena está colaborando muy de cerca con los departamentos locales de policía y de bomberos para asegurar que los niños permanezcan seguros en el plantel escolar y durante su traslado a la escuela y de regreso a casa durante las lluvias provocadas por El Niño. A continuación proporcionamos algunos recursos que los padres pueden utilizar para prepararse durante los días lluviosos que se aproximan.

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  • Preparing for El Niño: Tips and Information

    The Pasadena Unified School District is working closely with local police and fire departments to ensure that children will continue to be safe on campus and while traveling to and from school during the El Niño rains. Here are some resources parents can use to prepare for the rainy days ahead.

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  • PUSD Commemorates MLK, Jr.

    Students, staff and community members will commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a series of events over the next week.

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  • ¡Hola Jefferson! Spanish Dual Immersion Kindergarten in 2016-17

    Enrolling now through Friday, April 8, 2016

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  • Early Education Extravaganza is April 6th

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) invites families with young children to explore the district’s preschool and kindergarten options at the second annual Early Education Extravaganza on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Madison Elementary School.

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  • PUSD Super Bowl Honor Roll

    PUSD's proud tradition of excellence in high school athletics has been recognized by the National Football League just in time for Super Bowl 50.

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  • Marshall Student Overcomes Odds and Inspires Others

    Steffanie Stanley was just 10 years old when she came to the US from her native Trinidad and Tobago with her mom and older brother.

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  • PCC to Offer Classes at John Muir High School

    PUSD is preparing students to be successful in college and careers.

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