"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

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! 

Winter Formal 2016

Hey Spartans! Winter Formal 2016 will be taking place at the Belasco Theater in LA on Saturday December 10th from 7:00-11:00pm! Tickets will be sold in front of the ASB room during lunch.

  • $65 w/ ASB and $70 w/o ASB for the week of 11/28
  • $70 w/ ASB and $75 w/o ASB for the week of 12/5
  • If you would like to buy the tickets online, you can do so here. (online ticket sales close on 12/8)

Make sure to ask that special someone and buy your tickets now for one of the most popular dances of the year! 
*Note: Tickets will not be refunded. If you would like to invite someone from another school, you must buy that ticket in person at the ASB       room.  Remember to bring the completed Guest Permit Form that can be found here --- when you purchase the ticket.

Download Dance Guest Permit here. 

Fundraiser at Kebab Daddy

La Cañada High School is holding a fundraiser this Friday, November 4th, at Kebab Daddy in Montrose! The fundraiser will be occurring all day, and all of the funds raised will go directly to La Cañada High School and planning better events for the student body, such as Winter Formal and Prom. Not only can we better help our students, we can also support the owner, a former LCHS alumnus. So bring your friends, order lunch for your coworkers, spread the word for this fundraiser, and support your school!

2017 NatureBridge Yosemite Trip

NatureBridge - Instagram - @naturebridgephoto

For 43 years, LCHS has been sending high school students to Yosemite National Park for a week in February to participate in a rigorous field science curriculum delivered by NatureBridge. For many students, this trip is the first time they will have visited a national park, hiked five miles a day, and interacted with the natural world so intimately. It is a life-changing experience and a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on learning in the outdoor classroom.

Applications due by November 10, 2016. Download application here