Update: Power Outage At LCHS Campus - School Is Open

12:00pm update: Power has been restored to the entire campus. School will remain in session for the rest of the day.

10:25am update: Power is restored to many classrooms. Lessons are happening and we are continuing to monitor temperatures. Expect another update at 12pm.

Parents and families, power is currently out at the high school, but we have been in contact with So Cal Edison. They predict power will be restored around 9:30. We plan to remain in session today monitoring air temperatures in classrooms. If the news from So Cal Edison changes, we will let families know and inform you about an early dismissal.

PCR: Taking the Media Center by (Mind)Storm

Never mind writing up the final draft of the English essay in the computer lab. In today’s world of Chromebooks, that is so yesterday. Now, the Media Center offers upper grade students the opportunity for coding and writing programs that make it possible for student robots to move forward, backward, and even in squares and equilateral triangles.

    On the heels of an existing after-school robotics program that competes around Southern California, Computer Specialist Jeanine Bentz has introduced the EV3 Mindstorm Lego Robotics program to fifth and sixth graders. ( Fourth graders will be doing it later in the year.)  

    “OK, students,” Mrs. Bentz says, reading what she has projected on the screen,”Your first challenge is to move your robot forward at 50% power for 90 centimeters, wait for one second, and then drive it straight backward for 90 centimeters.”

The students, usually working in pairs, are on it, programming, testing, adjusting, recalculating.  They get it right so quickly that the entire class can line their robots on blue tape and watch them move forward in unison.  Then it is on to bigger challenges, such as building a program to drive a square 36 centimeters on each side

    “I like how they are teaching us programming  because it can be useful in the future,” says Kamille M., a member of Mrs. Healey’s class.

LCHS 9-12: Youth Softball Team to be Recognized for Championship Win

This summer, several of our students played on the La Canada Girls U14 Gold All Star team. This incredibly hard working and talented team went on to win the Western National Championship defeating several of the best teams in the nation. On September 20th at 6:00 pm, the La Canada Mayor and City Council will recognize our girls for their big Championship win.

LCHS 7/8: 7/8 Rocks the Vote for ASB!

LCHS 7/8: 7/8 Rocks the Vote for ASB!

The ballots have been cast, and the votes are in! Throughout the past two weeks, 7/8 students have been voting for this year's Associated Student Body (ASB) officials.This year’s officials will be responsible for planning school dances, parties, spirit days, music at lunch, as well as publicizing and fundraising for school events and other campus activities such as clubs and sports. They will have weekly meetings where they discuss their plans and make decisions about serving their school and allocating their funds.  Before getting started, they will have a leadership day to learn more about their duties, to develop positivity and school spirit, and to get to know each other as a team.

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