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Inspiring Moments and Community Spirit at PEF’s IMAGINE 2024

The Pasadena Educational Foundation hosted its annual Celebrating Our Schools event on May 7, 2024, at the historic Pasadena City Hall Courtyard. Aptly named “IMAGINE 2024,” the festive evening was a joyful celebration of the exceptional students, innovative programs, and dedicated educators of the Pasadena Unified School District. Guests were…...

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Students Overnight trip to Manzanar to learn about Japanese Americans During WWII

By Sehba Sarwar On a cold Monday morning in mid-April, 18 Blair High School and Pasadena High School students alongside seven adults boarded a charter bus out of Pasadena for an overnight trip to Manzanar Historic National Site, one of the 10 concentration camps that the U.S. government created in…...

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Celebrating PUSD’s Visionaries at the No Boundaries Reception

The Pasadena Educational Foundation hosted a reception at No Boundaries 19, the all-district art exhibition featuring a stunning array of artworks from across all PUSD schools. This year’s exhibition, created in collaboration with key community partners such as artworxLA and Rose City High School students, brought together young curators and…...

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PEF Powers SMMS Robotics Field Trip to Caltech

Sierra Madre Middle School Robotics students attended the 38th annual ME72 robotics competition on Beckman Mall at Caltech . The event is the culmination of a mechanical engineering course in which teams design and build robots to compete for the high score in a challenging course. PEF has sponsored this…...

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PUSD Getting Ready to Welcome Student Assembly and Council Members

PUSD’s Student Think Tank has been working with district administrators and the Board of Education to create opportunities for student representatives from high school campuses to serve as Council members on PUSD’s Board of Education. Candidates from four high school campuses (Blair, Marshall, Muir, and PHS) have created videos about…...

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A Gift and an Inspiration to Me

— Banner photo of Liliana Valenzuela with student-teachers, DLIP instructor Jesus Cobian, PUSD administrator Jose Ortega, and PEF Student Engagement Manager, Sehba Sarwar; all photos by Kayte Deioma...

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