Category Archives: Schools

Updating Covid-19 Issues at Seven Arrows, St. Matthew’s and Public Schools

Seven Arrows, a private K-6 school in Pacific Palisades, which has operated since September without any outbreaks of the virus, announced in a February 18 press release that “Seven Arrows partnered with Centogene to provide weekly testing for students, teachers, … Continue reading

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Parents in L.A. Public Schools Are Urged to Join a ZOOM Walkout Monday

LAUSD school parents are urged to protest by not attending Zoom classes, starting next Monday. Earlier this week, L.A. County public health officials said that Covid-19 cases had dropped enough to allow elementary schools to reopen—the California requirement to allow … Continue reading

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Cub Scouts Earn ‘Arrow of Light’ Honors

  The Scout Oath begins with “On my honor I will do my best.” On January 31, members of Palisades Cub Pack 223 were recognized for doing their best during a challenging year of scouting. Fifteen Cub Scouts, all fifth graders, … Continue reading

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Pam Bruns, Longtime Palisades Education Activist, Wins a National Human Rights Award

Pam Bruns, founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force (STF), has received the 2020 O’Brien Award for Individual Achievement from the national Human Rights Educators USA. Established in 2015 in memory of Edward O’Brien, a pioneer … Continue reading

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John Evans, a Former Teacher, Charts New Direction for Village School

When John Evans was hired as head of school for Village School last spring, little did he think that the beginning of the 2020-21 school year would be one of social distancing, virtual learning and applying for school waivers. He has faced … Continue reading

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Village School Receives a Waiver; St. Matthew’s Has Applied; Public Schools Not Opening

Circling the News reported on November 10 (“Private Schools Are Reopening in Pacific Palisades) that four private schools in the Palisades had been granted a waiver to bring back students in grades transitional kindergarten through second grade. The schools included … Continue reading

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Private Schools Are Reopening in Pacific Palisades

Four private schools — Seven Arrows, Calvary Christian, Corpus Christi and Westside Waldorf —  have all received transitional kindergarten (TK) through second grade waivers from L.A. County to reopen under strict guidelines.   CALVARY CHRISTIAN: “Calvary Christian School is thrilled … Continue reading

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Seven Arrows School Is First to Reopen in Pacific Palisades

Seven Arrows Elementary School, a kindergarten through sixth grade private school that focuses on education that fuses rigorous academics with world culture and the arts, has been granted a waiver to reopen next week. This is the only school in … Continue reading

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OPINION: On-line Learning Is a Travesty for Most Students

Sunday’s Daily News reported in its California “Coronovirus Daily Tracker” that from 0-17 years of age, the number of deaths in the state of California has been 2 and the reported number of cases 11 percent. Ages 18-49 have accounted … Continue reading

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Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center Re-opens for Lap Swimming at Palisades High

  Circling the News received an October 10 email from Brooke King, the Aquatics director at the Maggie Gilbert pool on the Palisades High campus. “I have good news,” King said. “The pool has re-opened for lap swim (reservation only.)” … Continue reading

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