Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Education Pasadena Unified Vision Statement, Leadership Goals Up for Discussion at Next Meeting STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:17 pm Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment 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. Top of the News 53 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Board of Education members plan to discuss a new vision statement, as well as leadership goals for the current school year, during their meeting on Thursday.The leadership goals presentation results from a meeting of district principals held on Sept. 16. It’s divided into three sections: Student Engagement, Family Engagement, and Commitment to Black Students.The Student Engagement goals largely revolve around keeping students attentive and interested while attending school remotely.Family Engagement goals included implementing new resources and techniques to promote “the systematic, integrated and sustained inclusion of families and programs, aligned to student’s development, learning, and wellness, where families have shared resources for access and equity, in an effort to create a culture of shared responsibility,” according to the report prepared for the district.Among items to be discussed under the goal of the district’s Commitment to Black Students are to include dedicating regular times to address the needs of Black students; aligning resources such as tutoring and speakers, proportionately at schools “for targeted support for students and families;” building relationships with Black students and parents; and revisiting hiring practices “to reflect our commitment to the needs of our Black students and families,” according to the report.In another item, the Board of Education will discuss a draft of the PUSD’s new vision statement, which currently reads: “We are the first choice in education for families and students who value academic excellence, innovation, and diversity in programs and students. We focus our resources, in partnership with our families, so that each child thrives.”Other items on the lengthy agenda include consideration of consultant contracts and a resolution noting the districts “Commitment to Latino/a/x and Indigenous Students.”Thursday’s meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m., but is not expected to begin open session until 3 p.m.It can be viewed online at pusd.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=15, and the agenda can be found at pusd.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=15&event_id=425.
FridayGhana vs Uganda, 6.30pm (LIVE SS4/UBC)Group A :Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, TunisiaGroup B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, AlgeriaGroup C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory CoastGroup D: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, SenegalGroup E: Uganda, Congo, Egypt, GhanaMatchdays1: Oct 3-11 20162: Nov 7-15 20163/4: Aug 28-Sept 5 20175: Oct 2-10 20176: Nov 6-14 2017Before qualification for their first African Nations Cup finals can sink in, Uganda Cranes find themselves in the dip end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.The reward for dominating six brutal games will be a dream ticket as one of five African representatives to the World Cup. While qualification for the Nations Cup brought great scenes of joy from a glory starved nation, taking the act a step further to Russia would stun the world.Cranes coach, Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was unfazed when the draw saw him placed in a group that has two teams that have been to the World Cup before. He said success in the Africa Cup of Nations qualification will be the perfect launch pad for the World Cup qualifiers – uncharted territory for Uganda so far.“Once we finish that (qualification for Gabon) we shall fly on the wings of confidence go to play World Cup qualifiers where we need to meet top class teams with no pressure on us,” Micho said Uganda after the draw. “Against these giants, the mental part is most important. Technically we shall be up to standard but question is can the whole country stand behind us with just 10 percent of a budget compared to others we are competing against?”Money issues, for team and self, have been on the coach’s mind since then, with him creating a storm about salary arrears soon after qualification for Gabon.How much of that has taken his players off the ball, will be seen Friday when they play their second game since qualification for Gabon.They lost the first game, a friendly against Togo Tuesday, and Micho was quick to state that Cranes were happy with what they achieved in the game.“We have no time to dwell on the result of the game we played against Togo because our focus has always been on the game against Ghana. The Togo game simply helped us identify areas we need to improve and polish some others to help us get a very good result in Tamale,” the coach said.Other than doubts about goalkeeper Denis Onyango, Micho has his full team ahead of the key opening game at Tamale Sports Stadium.Tweets about @officialfufa Asamoah Gyan uneasyGhana’s Black Stars, without injured midfielders Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah, will be led by veteran striker Asamoah Gyan who is wary of the Ugandan visitors.Asamoah Gyan told the press that since becoming a member of the national team in 2003, the Ugandans have been a ‘headache’, adding that, “mostly we either draw or they win but the time has come for us to stop them and do so in style on Friday.” Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
Submitted by Altman InsuranceWhen you walk into Altman Insurance Agency it is obvious to see what they enjoy. Movie posters featuring the movies Cars, The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars, to name a few, decorate the walls of their business. It is a love that has been passed down from generation to generation. How does insurance and the love of movies relate? The Altman’s feel it is a common ground between them and the community.“There are people who may not walk into a church, but will walk into a movie theater,” says Diane Altman.The Altman’s are not just a family who want their business to grow, they also want the community to grow with them. They believe in giving back to the community and are proactive in partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Marketplace Ministry. Through this they want to promote business and the church in any way possible. It was through this philosophy that brought the Altman’s to The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, a fantasy book made into a full-length movie. Twelve year-old Nathan Altman read the novel by Bill Muir and turned to his parents, Brad and Diane, for support in bringing this film to Olympia. The family loves to reach out to the community and admits that it’s fun to promote a project in which their son is interested. “We heard about a thousand likes on Facebook and sponsorship. We started having a discussion about how we could make this happen,” says Diane.The Lost Medallion is a jack-of-all-trades family movie featuring action, adventure, humor, and a sound message. The movie is safe and entertaining enough for the whole family to enjoy. Parents do not need to be wary of content so it’s safe for their children to invite friends to see it. It has positive message that God loves you and you are created for a purpose. The story follows two friends, Billy Stone and Allie, who discover a rare medallion and accidentally travel backward in time. They meet new friends and learn that great things can be accomplished when they work together.Seth Himes, local screenwriter and producer who worked on behind-the-scene footage for The Lost Medallion, says “We are trying to make movies for a wider audience without compromising the gospel.” The Altman’s believe that entertainment with a message of love is far more important than entertainment for entertainment’s sake. “If something bothers you over and over again, it’s your responsibility to do something about it,” Himes explains. He also would like to see more production companies bring in more family friendly, Christian movies to our communities.Kids want to do what other kids are doing and a movie that brings discussion can be used as a tool and this is what community needs. “Movies draw families together,” says Diane. “It’s a great book and a great message,” says Nathan.The Lost Medallion opens March 15 2013 at Century Theatre at Capital Mall.For more information go to www.TheLostMedallion.com Facebook19Tweet0Pin0