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NEW ELPAC Parent Information Meeting

NEW ELPAC Parent Information Meeting

On March 8th, the district hosted an informational meeting on the NEW ELPAC, or English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. A copy of the presentation can be found below. 

Spring Newsletter

What About Critical Thinking?

By Anais Wenn, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Tony Wagner, Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and former Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation, is a true believer in the...

Chromebooks in the Classrooms

By Debra Cradduck, Principal at PCY Do you remember sitting in front of those huge, beige and grey tower computers in the 1980s, that we had to insert floppy disks into to run programs and save files?  It seems...

Why game-based learning?

By Kip Glazer, Assistant Principal at LCHS Because of the position I hold as the chief disciplinarian at the high school, I often receive a surprised look from students and parents when I share my passion for game-based...

What’s New in Science?

By Carrie Hetzel, PCY Assistant Principal We are currently in the middle of the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and all teachers are busy converting their curricula to fit the new standards...

Meaningful Noise

By Karen Hurley and Amy Marcoullier, PCR Principal and Assistant Principal When you think about it, classroom noise can actually be a good thing. Stepping into a classroom and being welcomed by a productive hum among...

Intervention

By Jon Lyons, LCHS Assistant Principal I’m going to say something that is no way shocking to anyone who has ever sat in a classroom. Students learn differently. This basic fact has been the core of most educational...

Design Thinking in the Middle School

By Dr. Jarrett Gold, Principal at LCHS 7/8 This year our the  7/8 History  Department along with Jamie Lewsadder applied to be part of a conference at Stanford around a process called Design Thinking...

64 Hours and Student Engagement

By Ian McFeat, Principal at La Canada High A few weeks ago, students from Mr. DeSimone’s LCTV classes and Mr. Eick’s Theatre classes met in room 603 to hear about a new film festival. “Ladies and gentlemen, listen up,”...

Quality Instruction for English Learners

By Lindi Dreibelbis Some may be surprised to learn that La Cañada Unified students represent 37 different home languages. Students with such varied backgrounds bring a wealth of linguistic and cultural diversity to our...

Supporting Quality Instruction

By Mark Evans Instruction is the core of the work we do at La Canada Unified School District. Schools teach. However, in order to make instruction effective, the lens may need to shift to student learning. In order to...

NEW ELPAC Parent Information Meeting

On March 8th, the district hosted an informational meeting on the NEW ELPAC, or English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. A copy of the presentation can be found below. 

Spartan Tip Line

In an effort to provide a safe school environment, we have designed this tool for students and parents to report destructive behavior including bullying, harassment, vandalism, theft, or drug and alcohol use and/or...

Challenge Success Elementary School Introduction

Building upon the work that La Canada High School and La Canada Middle School began in the 2016-17 school year, this video introduction by Jim Cartnal shares the big ideas of Stanford University’s Department of...

Solar Eclipse Plans and Safety Information

  We have been preparing for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st, and we want to communicate how our schools will be addressing this unique experience. Each elementary site has activities planned by the grade...

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