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A Day of Sportsmanship and Learning

What else compares to the love we have for sport? We make role models of modern day gladiators, young and, well… middle-aged, who sweat and toil on the fields of play. Yet, there’s a game of heroes and battles whose fans’ fervor rivals that of “traditional” athletic aficionados. And this…...

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Learning Skills to Flourish in the Modern Economy

Ever heard the term “soft skills”? It doesn’t come in a cone from Dairy Queen. Soft skills are capabilities such as critical thinking, teamwork, and work ethic which enable a job to be done well. Too many of us don’t have them. And they aren’t as easy to get as…...

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Celebrate the Grand Reopening of John Muir Early College Magnet

“The renovations at John Muir are a symbol of our proud Mustang traditions and our promising future” —John Muir Principal Dr. Lawton Gray III. Come to the John Muir High School Early College Magnet Grand Reopening Celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 21 at 5 PM. The Ribbon Cutting…...

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School Gardens Don’t Go on Summer Vacation

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator School gardens don’t go on summer vacation; they go into high gear. But who takes care of the 19 school gardens while PUSD staff and families are off enjoying their summer? Look no further than Master Gardener Jill McArthur, her PUSD student…...

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PEF Hosts Welcome Back Breakfast for PUSD Staff & Teachers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation, with support from community sponsors, welcomed back 2,000 Pasadena Unified School District teachers, staff, and administrators today with a Welcome Back Breakfast & Resource Fair held at Pasadena High School. The breakfast kicked off the PUSD All Staff Welcome Back event featuring awards, special presentations, and…...

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Momentum 2019 Raises $650,000! Thank you for supporting PEF.

We did it! Thank you to all who supported the Pasadena Educational Foundation by attending or sponsoring the Celebrating Our Schools MOMENTUM 2019 spring event and contributing to the 2019 Momentum Challenge Match. With your support, we met the challenge and raised over $650,000 for PEF’s vital programs and initiatives.…...

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Media Release: Rose Bowl Stadium to Host 9th Annual Pasadena Unified Middle School Robotics Competition

PASADENA, Calif. (April 2, 2019)—On Friday, April 12, approximately 200 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) middle school robotics students will take over the Rose Bowl Stadium’s end-zone to compete for this year’s prize in the deep-sea exploration themed robotics competition, the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Robo Rally Driven by Honda. The…...

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Realtors Read & Celebrate Dr. Seuss

“It was a blast and one of the classes gave me a certificate. So great!” – Lee Cuellar, Realtor Thank you Realtors! What a wonderful morning celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joy of reading with Realtors from all across Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Our 4th Annual Realtors Read…...

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The Ripple Effect of Volunteering Can Start to Make Waves

by Lou Twilley C5LA Program Supervisor Our youth today need many types of experiences and opportunities that allow for new perspectives and learning moments. C5LA is a leadership development program for high-potential, under-resourced teens, and as program staff for many years, I have watched them grow into leaders through different…...

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Every Student Succeeding in PUSD

On every school day, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. PEF is honored, once again, to pay tribute to our remarkable local nominees at the PUSD Every Student Succeeding Awards and Luncheon. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are…...

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