Commencement 2017

It is with great pleasure that La Cañada High School announces our 2017 graduating class Commencement ceremony. The ceremony is a celebration of our senior's achievements, as well as a send-off, to wish our graduates the best in their very bright futures. Parents, siblings, family, friends, and members of the community are all invited to help celebrate the graduating class. 

Commencement will take place on June 1st, 2017 in La Cañada's own Spartan Stadium. If you would like to join us in this celebration, tickets must be purchased in advance. Please visit Ms. Claudia Alequin in the LCHS Administration Office to purchase tickets. Tickets are $10.00 each, cash only, and will be sold until June 1st, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

Parking will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Parking will be available in the front lot, the southern "Cage" lot, and the northern "Oak Grove/Senior" lot. Spaces will also be available on the north softball field, accessible from the "Oak Grove/Senior" lot, as well as on the southern baseball field, accessible from the "Cage" lot. The access road off of Foothill Boulevard is reserved for handicapped vehicles and guests. If you need access to this parking lot, it recommended to arrange it with Ms. Alequin beforehand.

Commencement is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. Seating is available in the western home bleachers. Handicapped seating on the track is available, but must be arranged with Ms. Alequin. She can be reached at +1 (818) 952-4205. 

Due to the formal nature of this ceremony, it is requested that all guests dress appropriately. 

In hopes of maintaining the security of this event, guests may be asked to consent a search of their person and belongings. Failure to consent will result in being asked to leave the campus. Items prohibited at this event are as follows:

  • Alcohol & Flasks
  • Tobacco Products or Illegal Substances
  • Lighters & Matches
  • Markers, Pens, or Pencils
  • Knives & Other Sharp Objects
  • Weapons of Any Kind
  • Air Horns/Stadium Horns

Please note that California Education Code prohibits the possession of many of these items on public school campuses, and possession of these items at Commencement may result in legal action against the holder under California Penal Code.

We hope that La Cañada's Commencement is a joyous time for you, your family, and the community. Help us make this Commencement ceremony one to remember for our graduating class of 2017.

Thank you.

La Cañada High School
4463 Oak Grove Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, California 91011-3738


Prom 2017

When: May 13, 2017
Time: 8pm-12am
Where: W Hollywood see map

Ticket info: 
April 10- April 23: $120 with ASB, $125 without ASB (more ticket info here)
April 24- May 7: $130 with ASB, $135 without ASB (more ticket info here)

*May 5th is the last day to buy tickets at school. 
*Underclassmen guests must buy tickets in person by May 5th.
*If you are bringing a guest from another school, you must bring a completed guest permit form when buying their ticket.  (Guest permit forms are available in Ms. Hazlett’s office or online here)
*The last day to buy tickets online is May 7th. 

Here are some important things to remember:
BRING YOUR ID CARD TO THE DANCE. This is your ticket.
You MUST arrive before 9 pm or you may not be allowed in the dance.
Make good choices before the dance. 
The 2017 Prom King & Queen will be announced at 11 P.M.
Purses and jackets will be allowed for coat check.
Shoes must be kept on at all times. Keep this in mind as it may influence the type/height of the shoes you are wearing. No shoes, no shirt, no service!

Items NOT allowed:

  • Alcohol/flasks
  • Any tobacco products or illegal substances
  • Canes & zoot chains, wallet chains
  • Glow in the dark items
  • Lighters & matches
  • Markers, pens, or pencils
  • Sharp objects
  • Water bottles
  • Weapons
  • Gum or OPEN mint containers
  • Containers with a screw on cap or lid (ex: perfume/cologne, lip gloss, mascara, other similar makeup products)
  • Any other items that can be used as a weapon (lanyards, phone chargers, wires, headphones, etc.)

*If you accidentally bring any of these items to Prom, they will be taken. However, you can pick them up from Ms. Kim the Monday after prom (May 15).

Parking & Bus Information:
Address of venue.
W Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Valet parking is available for $20.
If you are taking a bus/limo or are getting dropped off, the drop off area will be on Argyle Avenue. School administration will be there to greet you as you are dropped off. Please remember all buses, limos, etc are subject to search.

*Please contact ASB if you have any questions

Challenge Success: Building Your Path Coming to LCHS on April 8th. Sign Up Today

Challenge Success: Building Your Path Coming to LCHS on April 8th. Sign Up Today

On Saturday, April 8th at LCHS, students grades 7-12 and alumni are gathering for the Challenge Success: Building Your Path event.  The goal of the day is for current and former LCHS students to see various professionals showcase their career and/or education paths with the overarching idea to challenge our traditionally narrow definitions of success. 

The day will begin with two short keynotes featuring Dr. Mark Urata of Children's’ Hospital and Chris Buck, animator and director. Then students will be able to choose three speaker sessions before having lunch. The speaker sessions will feature a variety of topics such as career pathway stories; life, education or career lessons learned; current career showcases, and potential how-to talks, all within the big idea of expanding our definition of success.

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Men's and Women's Ensemble Tour

UPDATE: Both groups received the Gold ranking, the highest awarded.

Today, students will be traveling to Fullerton College to participate in a choral Music Festival to perform with other choirs from around Southern California. After the festival, the group will enjoy some time at Knott's Berry Farm before heading to San Diego for an enrichment tour, visiting the city and its museums and taking in a professional concert.

Next week, they will be performing at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena from 7 P.M. until 9 P.M. for their annual Spring Festival Concert.

ASB Applications Available Now!

Do you have school spirit? Do you have good ideas for fun activities we could do here at LCHS? Do you want to be a part of the group that puts on the assemblies, dances, lunchtime games/music, etc? Then we want YOU to join ASB? Applications are now available to join and are due Friday, April 10th at noon to room 125. Get your application here, from room 125 or in the administration offices.

"College Admissions Today: Fact vs. Fiction"

LCHS Counseling Department to host special guest Paul Kanarek, CEO of Collegewise

Paul Kanarek, CEO of Collegewise

Paul Kanarek is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on testing and admissions. He has been widely quoted in all the major papers, has appeared on multiple television shows, and has spoken about US college admissions all over the world. Before he became the CEO of Collegewise, he founded The Princeton Review in California in 1983. Mr. Kanarek’s talks are lively, insightful and inspiring. In College Admissions Today: Fact vs Fiction, Mr. Kanarek will debunk some of the more painful mythology surrounding college admissions, while also being entertaining and informative.

Mr. Kanarek will be presenting on March 9th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM in the high school auditorium. All 9 - 12 students and parents are invited to attend!

La Cañada's Ultimate Win

Guess who took first place at the Beach of Dream Youth Ultimate Tournament at Santa Monica Beach... That's right, the La Canada Disc Demons. See results here.

Your Disc Demons spent the weekend battling teams from San Diego, Colorado, Redondo Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and La Crescenta. In their quarterfinal match they defeated Ultimatium, followed by a  semifinal victory over the Transformers. The final match was against Monarch Open Beach, a battle that they ULTIMATEly won. Looks like LC Ultimate is off to another great season!

The Ink & The Iris - Fall Issue

Logo for the LCHS literary magazine

A special fall issue of La Canada High School’s literary arts magazine, The Ink and The Iris, is here! This student-run publication showcases the creative work of some of the most talented students and faculty on campus. 

In an effort to showcase more voices and to promote literature and the arts year-round, the editorial staff of The Ink and The Iris have curated a timely zine edition that explores the theme of gratitude. This spectacular collection of art and writing features different perspectives of gratitude portrayed though each thoughtful, unique selection. 

You can pick up your copy in print from a The Ink and The Iris staff member or read it online. Be sure to look out for future issues--another zine edition on the theme of love will come out in Spring 2017 as well as a full-color end of the year spotlight publication.

Download here: The Ink & The Iris - Fall Issue

LCUSD Welcomes Stanford's Dr. Denise Pope

Dear LCUSD Community,


On January 17th I am excited to welcome Dr. Denise Pope, co-founder of Stanford University's Challenge Success program, to LCUSD to present research and information on the Challenge Success Program.

As you likely know, both LCHS 7/8 and LCHS 9-12 had applications approved to partner in 2016-17 with Stanford University's Challenge Success program. Challenge Success has for the past 12 years worked with over 130 high performing middle and high schools on how to implement policies and practices which increase academic engagement and wellbeing for their students.

Challenge Success is a research based program whose data compellingly demonstrates that, especially in high performing schools, a narrow definition of success often leaves young people lacking the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.  The work Challenge Success engages in with partner schools encourages educators and communities to create school programs which value and foster in their students the interpersonal and collaborative skills, adaptability and resiliency, and the critical thinking and creativity needed to solve complex problems.

The January 17th Challenge Success presentation by Dr. Pope is one not to be missed.  We are anticipating a full-house and are asking that attendees RSVP.

Parents 7-12, Elementary Parents, all LCUSD staff and interested students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend.  The program will begin promptly at 6:30 P.M. in the LCHS Auditorium.

I hope to see you there.


Wendy Sinnette
LCUSD Superintendent

Event Details
Date: January 17th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: La Canada High School Auditorium


Event: Powder Puff Football Game - December 2nd

Room in a Box is proud to host a Powder Puff Football game tonight, Dec. 2 at the LCHS football field.  Meet in the quad at 3 for a Pep rally lead by a male cheerleader team, the LCHS choir, and the LCHS band! The game will start at 3:30. Tickets are $5 for students & $10 for adults.  All proceeds will benefit Room in a Box, a branch of Once Upon a Room which provides gifts to pediatric patients in hospitals all across the country fighting life threatening illnesses or acute trauma. Thank you for supporting this cause.  You don't want to miss it!