Pasadena Unified Names Magnet School Coordinator

first_img Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry has announced that Pasadena High School (PHS) Assistant Principal Lori Touloumian will lead the management of a $7.9 million federal grant to create magnet schools at Washington Middle School, Eliot Middle School, Washington Accelerated Elementary School and Jackson Elementary School. As magnet school coordinator, Touloumian will be responsible for the implementation of the magnet program including student recruitment, budget oversight, planning, coordination and evaluation of programs that build the four schools’ capacity for effective and engaging instruction, monitoring of desegregation efforts, and assisting in the acquisition and utilization of instructional materials.“I am pleased that Ms. Touloumian will lead the magnet program and expand high-quality options in science, technology, dual language immersion and the performing arts for Pasadena area students and families,” said Gundry. “Her energy, leadership and high expectations for students and staff, along with her proven skills in school-based grant management, make her an ideal choice for this important position.Touloumian has served as assistant principal at PHS since 2011 where she supervised student activities, student leadership groups and served as the liaison for the school’s Safe and Supportive Schools grant. Previously, she was chair and co-chair of the school’s English department from 2007-2010. She began her tenure at PHS in 1999 teaching 10th and 11th grade regular and honors English courses. In addition to her work at PHS, Touloumian has also been an Upward Bound instructor at Pasadena City College since 2001.“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the new Magnet Program Coordinator and look forward to working with the teams at Washington Middle School, Elliot Middle School, Washington Accelerated Elementary School, and Jackson Elementary School,” said Touloumian. “I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with a stellar team at Pasadena High School first as a teacher and department chair then as an administrator, an experience that I know will serve me well in years to come.”Earlier this fall, PUSD was awarded a $7.9 million three-year Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant to establish or expand magnets at four district schools that draw diverse students from throughout the community and expand public school choices for parents. Washington Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Magnet Middle School, which opened this fall, is one of the recipients of the grant. The grant will also support the STEM focus at Washington Accelerated Elementary, STEM and Spanish dual language immersion programs at Jackson Elementary and a new visual and performing arts magnet at Eliot Middle School. All four magnet schools will use project-based learning that is integrated with the new Common Core State Standards and 21stcentury learning skills. The grant is expected to benefit almost 7,000 students in the four schools over a three-year period. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Education Pasadena Unified Names Magnet School Coordinator From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 1:36 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

VIDEO: Confessed Parkland shooter attacks BSO officer

first_imgNikolas Cruz, the confessed Parkland shooter, was caught on video attacking a Broward Sheriff’s deputy behind bars.WSVN got the exclusive video of Cruz who has now been in prison for nearly two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.The video was recorded on Nov. 13, 2018, and it shows Cruz walking in slow circles before attacking a BSO Sergeant sitting at a table.The video had no audio, but according to records, Sgt. Raymond Beltran “requested that Cruz not drag his sandals on the ground while walking around.”The fight between Cruz and Beltran went on for almost a full minute before he settled down.Beltran was reassigned, according to reports.last_img read more

Ace morning for Hampshire at County Finals

first_img It was her first hole-in-one and meant Myrlea (pictured top) and partner Kerry Smith were dormie 2up. A par on 17th gave them the 2/1 win and added to a memorable week for Myrlea.  However, the northerners were in typically strong form in the other two games. Hannah Holden and Charlotte Heath won 4/3 while the anchor pair of Olivia Winning and Megan Lockett eased to a 6/5 win.  Hampshire, the 2014 champions, are seeking their first match win of the week and this is their best start so far. Kelly Travers and Sammi Keen scored the first point, winning 4/3 and Aimee Paterson and Raffi Dyer completed the clean sweep, winning 2/1.  She passed her driving test on Monday and yesterday, also in partnership with Smith, scored Hampshire’s first point of the championship, with another foursomes win. Images copyright Leaderboard Photography  Ebonie Lewis and Caley McGinty won 2/1 and Claudia Ovens and Grace Connelly completed the morning score with their 3/2 win  Hampshire had an ace morning at Women’s County Finals, winning all three foursomes against Nottinghamshire with the help of a hole-in-one from Adrian Myrlea.  The 17-year-old made short work of the 184-yard 16th at Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk, where her three-wood landed just short and then rolled straight into the hole. center_img Click here for full scores Meanwhile the hosts, Suffolk, had the distinction of becoming the first team to take a whole point off Yorkshire. County champion Alice Barlow and team captain Vanessa Bell (pictured) eagled the second and birdied the third, fourth and fifth to get to four up – and went on to win 4/2.  Defending champions Gloucestershire won all three of their games. The partnership of Alex Saunders and 14-year-old Ffion Tynan kept up their 100% record with their third win from three outings so far, this one by the margin of 6/4.  20 Sep 2017 Ace morning for Hampshire at County Finals Tags: competitions, Competitions English Women’s County Finals, Hampshirelast_img read more

Full Capacity Protocol remains in place at LUH following major overcrowding

first_imgThe Full Capacity Protocol has remained in place at Letterkenny University Hospital due to overcrowding. At least 138 people sought care at the Emergency Department yesterday, with the hospital saying it has ‘admitted a significant number of ill patients’ today (Weds).Forty-seven people were recorded awaiting admission on trolleys on Tuesday morning. Staff are currently making efforts to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge in order to deal with the overcrowding.A Saolta spokesperson said: “Hospital management apologises for the inconvenience and distress that these delays cause patients and their families. The hospital prioritises those in most need of care and this may lead to delays for less urgent patients.“The Emergency Department is extremely busy again today and the hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients.“Many of these patients are currently in the Emergency Department, awaiting a bed. “The Full Capacity Protocol remains in place and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.”Full Capacity Protocol remains in place at LUH following major overcrowding was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

10 months agoWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebration

first_imgWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebrationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia hailed goalscorer Troy Deeney after victory over West Ham.The Watford captain slammed home a first-half penalty and Gerard Deulofeu added a late second to stun West Ham 2-0 and scupper their bid to win five matches on the spin.Deeney celebrated his successful spot-kick by punching the corner flag out of the ground in front of the West Ham supporters.”What I saw was that after the goal he was running to the corner,” Gracia said.”I don’t know what he said. I can’t tell you if it’s a good or bad celebration, I often see players running into the corner.”I like the way he plays, his commitment, all the things he does day by day. Like all the players he maybe makes mistakes but he is our captain and an important player for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day ago​Rice demands West Ham response against Sheffield Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Rice demands West Ham response against Sheffield Utdby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United star Declan Rice wants to see his team put in a great performance against Sheffield United.The Hammers were disappointed to lose out against Everton on Saturday in the early kickoff.But they know that getting back to winning form is crucial if they want to challenge for a European position in the league.”We know we need to perform better than we did at the weekend,” Rice explained to the club website. “You have to be honest and it was shocking, we let the fans down, we let ourselves down.”We reviewed the game and watching it back was tough because we all know we’re not those players. We could have played so much better. That’s in the past now, we’ll look forward to Saturday because there’s no better way to get over that than another game at home when we’ll try to get the three points.”One win puts us back towards fifth, sixth position. We need to stay positive and we need everyone behind us on Saturday to be that twelfth man and push us on.”Sheffield United have performed well – they’ve beaten Arsenal, drawn with Chelsea, narrowly lost to Liverpool so we know it’s going to be tough for us. “But we’re the home team on Saturday and it’s massive that we go out there and put on a performance. Especially after the Everton game it’s going to be key that we get three points.” last_img read more

Manitoba FN organization hosting AFN election facing financial political turmoil

first_img(Pictured: Manitoba Keeewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief David Harper)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsWhen Assembly of First Nations chiefs on Tuesday decided to hold the election for national chief in Winnipeg this coming December, Manitoba Keeewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief David Harper, who will be the host, told the Halifax gathering his organization was “financially ready” to hold the event.Harper’s claim, however, is disputed by chiefs within his own organization.They paint a picture of MKO as a financially troubled organization run by a grand chief who is rapidly losing the confidence of the chiefs who elected him to the job.According to documents obtained by APTN National News and interviews with three MKO member chiefs, the organization is swimming in red ink and there is a move to oust the sitting grand chief.MKO chiefs are set to meet in Norway House, Man., next week from July 22 to 23.All three chiefs interviewed by APTN National News requested anonymity for now. The chiefs will be identified as first, second and third MKO-member chiefs.“I don’t have any confidence in Grand Chief Harper, especially in telling the truth,” said the first MKO-member chief.APTN National News requested an interview with Harper, who is Halifax at the AFN’s annual general assembly, but he declined the offer.MKO represents 30 northern Manitoba First Nation communities and some are among the poorest in the country. The organization handles about $17 million in program revenues.The chiefs interviewed by APTN National News said they questioned Harper’s claim MKO is financially ready to host the event.“That was pretty bold of him to say that…We don’t have any documentation to back up that statement that he made publicly,” said the second MKO-member chief.“I don’t think MKO is in a good financial position to host the AFN assembly,” said the third MKO-member chief.MKO spokesperson Brennan Manoakeesick said MKO would be relying on “third-party” dollars to fund the AFN election event. He said Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg had already promised to put in $200,000 toward hosting the December gathering.“MKO has very little liability,” said Manoakeesick.Manoakeesick, however, said only Harper could answer questions about the organization’s finances.The chiefs interviewed by APTN National News said it’s difficult for them to get any accurate information on the current state of MKO’s finances.“Some of the chiefs who have asked about these improper authorizations are being vilified. We are made out to be the bad buys, basically, for trying to do the right thing,” said the second MKO-member chief.MKO is in the midst of an internal forensic audit of all its books and those of its subsidiaries by Winnipeg-based firm Lazer Grant. The audit was requested by MKO’s executive council of chiefs.The last phase of the audit, however, is being held up until MKO pays Lazer Grant for work done during the earlier stages of the audit.According to a timeline of events distributed among a select group of chiefs and obtained by APTN National News, Lazer Grant reported in January of this year that its mandate had been “severely restricted.” The timeline alleged Harper was behind efforts to curb the audit.“The mandate of Lazer Grant was arbitrarily changed by Grand Chief David Harper without a proper executive approval or a proper notice to all executive members,” said the timeline.The seeds of the forensic audit date back to an MKO executive meeting in June 2013, following the resignation of financial officer Glen Buchko. During this meeting, chiefs were able to see Buchko’s contract for the first time and it was later revealed he was making about $250,000 annually.“They were contracts that were authorized without the knowledge of the executive council,” said the second MKO-member chief. “There are serious transactions that are in question and we are very concerned.”Lazer Grant was formally engaged to launch the forensic audit in August 2013, the same month MKO received a report from an independent accountant that determined the organization faced a significant “risk” as a result of its finances.APTN National News has obtained the report sent by Bernie Shore, a Winnipeg-based accountant, to MKO that month stating he could not conduct an audit on the organization’s books because he had “not been able to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence to provide a basis for an audit opinion on the March 31, 2013, and March 31, 2012 financial statements.”Shore’s report noted MKO’s accumulated deficit for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013, had ballooned to $976, 025. The report said MKO had accumulated an operating deficit of $609,058 by March 31, 2013. The report said this was a 71 per cent increase over the previous year’s operating deficit of $356,108.“There is a risk that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada may put the organization in co-management or worse still, the organization may be placed in a third-party administration,” stated Shore.Shore’s report recommended a major curtailing of travel costs, which rang in at $336,374 in 2013.“I would recommend that in the future travel must be on budget and that controls be put in place to ensure this doesn’t exceed budget. This is the second fiscal year where travel has consecutively been over budget. This is a critical point for the organization as MKO cannot sustain these operational losses,” stated Shore.He also recommended MKO cut the money it spends on outside consultants, which reached $178, 944 in 2013 and $255,724 in 2012.He said MKO hired consultants with “no budget lines being identified for a funding source.”Shore stated MKO’s chiefs needed to set hard guidelines on both matters.“This is bordering on a critical situation,” stated Shore.Shore also highlighted problems with the use of MKO’s Visa credit card.“There were several payments and charges on MKO Visa made during the year that were not supported by actual invoices or evidence of the purpose,” stated Shore. “Without an actual invoice and details of the purpose, evidence does not exist that the amount paid was a legitimate expenditure relating to MKO business.”The third MKO-member chief interviewed by APTN National News said the financial irregularities are especially troubling given the level of poverty faced by many of the organization’s member communities.“It is despicable, especially when he is not doing the advocacy he is supposed to do,” he [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

BC premier rejects Green call for foreign buyers ban days before Asia

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia’s real estate market but they don’t include banning foreign buyers.Horgan said Tuesday he rejects recent calls by Green party Leader Andrew Weaver to implement a New Zealand-style law that restricts the purchase of existing homes to residents of New Zealand and Australia.The government’s February budget will include measures to dampen speculation and increase housing supply, but not a prohibition on foreign buyers, he said.“I just don’t believe in an open economy that’s an appropriate way to proceed,” he said at his first news conference of 2018.“I do believe we need to knock back speculation and make sure we are penalizing that behaviour in the interest of reducing demand and softening prices.”Horgan said a ban on foreign buyers sends the wrong signals to investors about B.C.’s economy.“B.C.’s the gateway to Canada and I don’t believe we should be curbing people from coming here,” he said. “I’m a child of an immigrant and virtually everyone I see here is a child of an immigrant.”Weaver said in a statement the government should act to target overseas speculation, moving towards a full ban.Horgan said he is prepared to face questions about B.C.’s real estate market during his trade visit to China, Korea and Japan, which starts Saturday.“What we know with absolute certainty is money raised in other parts of the world is distorting our housing market and we want to take steps to address that,” he said.The former Liberal government introduced a 15-per-cent tax on foreign buyers purchasing real estate in Metro Vancouver in an effort to help more B.C. residents to buy homes.Horgan has also said the budget will include measures to stimulate construction of more rental units and family sized homes.last_img read more

Crescent Point Energy says activist Cation Capital lacks credibility

first_imgCALGARY – Crescent Point Energy Corp. is dismissing an activist investor’s call for changes to the company’s board as an ill-conceived and self-serving exercise.Cation Capital Inc., which holds a 0.3 per cent stake in Calgary-based Crescent Point, said Monday it plans to nominate four people for election to the company’s board, which has 10 members.“We believe Crescent Point’s assets have tremendous long-term potential and the ability to create significant value for all shareholders,” Cation president Sandy Edmonstone said in a statement.“However, the current board seems incapable of implementing a cohesive strategy to create value and has instead allowed irresponsible decisions such as over-spending its 2017 budget, increasing leverage, undertaking a significant unexpected equity financing, delaying dividend cuts and continuing excessive executive pay.”In addition to Edmonstone, Cation plans to nominate Dallas Howe, Herbert Pinder and Thomas Budd as potential directors.Crescent Point said Cation seems intent on disrupting the company’s recent progress and urged shareholders to support the board nominees the company has put forth.“Cation’s public statements about Crescent Point are erroneous, based on a flawed analysis and demonstrate their limited understanding of the business and strategic plan already underway,” Crescent Point said in a statement.“Its interests are also inconsistent with those of the vast majority of our shareholders.”Shares of Crescent Point, whose stock closed down 0.22 per cent at $9.15 Monday, have been hammered in recent years and are worth less than a quarter of what they traded for in 2014.However, the company said it has the right board in place to achieve the objectives set out in its five-year plan in the face of this challenging, volatile market.In a brief note to clients Monday, National Bank analyst Travis Wood said the introduction of new directors would not provide a significant upside for the company relative to its current five-year plan.“We do not view the collective group as a necessary step in adding longer-term value to Crescent Point’s shareholders,” Wood said of the proposed Cation nominees.Wood rated Crescent Point shares an “outperform” with a $16 price target.Crescent Point is the largest oil producer in Saskatchewan and has fast-growing oil operations in Utah.It recently announced it spent about $112 million to build its position as one of the largest landholders in the light oil shale East Shale Duvernay play. It said it added property through a series of transactions over the past year after entering the play by buying Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. in 2015.The company’s annual meeting is set for May 4.Companies in this story: (TSX:CPG)last_img read more

Fort St John Fire Department kept busy in the early hours this

first_img6:22 am received a report of a structure fire 109 Street and 107th Avenue and responded. Clean up continues at the house fire.Chief Fred Burrows said in a comment this was all the information that can be provided at this time as the three incidents are currently under investigation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fire Department responded to three different calls in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.5:15 am the department received a call of a vehicle on fire at the 8600 block of 100th Avenue and responded.6:01 am the department received a call of a vehicle fire at the round-a-bout on the Airport Road and responded.last_img read more