Principal Spotlight: McKinley School  
Principal Dr. Charles Heaton 
Sharing a Vision for Student Success  
 
As a young boy, when his sister wanted him to play school, Dr. Charles Heaton was always the principal. Today, he's the real-life principal of McKinley School, where he leads a team of talented educators focused on creating a cohesive and proud school community that delivers 21st century learning.
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Socorro Naranjo Roja Named Classified Employee of the Year

Socorro Naranjo Rocha, who was named 2016 L.A. County Classified Employee of the Year,  is relentless in her work as the family advocate in the Families in Transition program of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). Her day begins and ends with one thing in mind: doing what is best for the educational needs of the district's most vulnerable children. And that means treating them and their families with dignity.   Learn More 
Teachers of Excellence

Meet the five Pasadena Unified School District teachers who were named 2016 Teachers of Excellence by the Rotary Club of Pasadena Learn More
Blair High School  Wins Fefferman Award for Excellence in Math & Science Education      

Blair science teacher Michele Manzaneres was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Robert Fefferman Award by the Pasadena Community Foundation. The award comes with a grant for Blair's science department and college scholarships for two Blair seniors. 
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Stanford-Bound:
A Student's Pathway to Success
       

For Pasadena High School senior Michael Ocon, the path to success involved teamwork by his family and focused partnerships between his teachers, counselors, mentors, district administrators, and community organizations to link learning with real-world experience.
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Pasadena High School senior Mary Mejia
is on track to attend UCLA in the fall
    

In her time at Pasadena High School, senior Mary Mejia has been actively involved in the cross country team, serving as team captain for two years. She also performed in the school's spring musical program for three years and has helped organize community service projects through the LEOS Club. Learn More
Parent Profile: I Chose PUSD 

With their daughter in preschool and a small baby, Lorena and Sebastian Hernandez weighed the choice between private and public schools.  So they approached the search for elementary schools much like they had their own college application process:  get informed, apply to both private and public schools, and make the best, most informed choice. See how their choice is making a community better...
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Bond Pricing Update 

Final successful Measure TT bond sale results in taxpayer savings. Learn More
Marshall Student Project Offers Solutions for California's Drought

Sometimes when a good idea is introduced at exactly the right time and place, and before just the right people, it has a way of taking on a life of their own. That was the case at Marshall Fundamantal Secondary School last summer, when parent Eliza Jane Whitman came to Principal Mark Anderson with a promising idea - why not let students take a crack at developing solutions for California's drought?
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Congratulations Grads! 2016 Graduation
& Promotion Schedule

It's time to celebrate the graduating Class of 2016 and promotion ceremonies for middle and elementary schools. See the schedule of 2016 ceremonies. Learn More
Family Summer Activities  

The Pasadena area has fabulous activities for the whole family that support learning and fill the long days of summer. The lazy months are a great time for children and teens to delve into reading, science, music, sports and art, and for families to dive into fun activities that enrich learning.  See the top 5 fun summer activities in Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre that will keep kids active, healthy, and learning this summer. Learn More