PUSD Teachers Parade Celebrates $140,000 in Grants from Pasadena Educational Foundation

first_img Click on image to enlargePasadena Unified (PUSD) teachers and principals received $140,000 in grants thanks to the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation, and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association at this year’s PEF Teacher Grants Celebration & Parade on Tuesday, November 17. The grants, awarded yearly, benefit thousands of students in the public schools of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.The 2020 PEF Teacher Grant winners decorated their cars and received their awards at the first-ever teacher celebratory parade in front of the PUSD district headquarters building. This year, 181 educators received awards representing 124 unique proposals from every school in the district. In addition, grants were awarded to PUSD Children Centers, PUSD Child Welfare and Safety, and Pasadena Adult Living Skills Center.Many of this year’s grants focused on addressing the unique resource needs of distance learning such as remote dance & music performances, art exhibits, science experiments, and more. Ukuleles & percussion instruments, cameras to broadcast dance performances, take home art & science supplies, document cameras, and books in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Armenian, are just a few of the diverse and vibrant educational projects that the 2020-21 PEF Teacher Grants are supporting.“The goal of the PEF Teacher Grant Program is to promote the development of educational activities that will improve and enhance student achievement,” said PEF Executive Director, Patrick Conyers. “This year, our grants are especially meaningful, because they are helping excellent teachers find new and creative ways to engage their students during the pandemic. We are grateful to our partners at the College Football Playoff Foundation and Tournament of Roses, and to everyone who supports PEF. Their support makes this wonderful program possible.”PEF also recognized three exemplary grant submissions with special awards: the Jarratt Brunson Memorial Award for Literacy honoring one of the founders of PEF responsible for initiating the Teacher Grant Program; the Kathy Onoye Principal’s Leadership Award given in honor of the former PUSD Executive Director of Elementary Education; and the Calvin Hunt Arts Award, that promotes and supports dedicated teachers enhancing arts education in PUSD.A full list of this year’s award winners is available online here: http://pased.org/teachers“We are thrilled to partner again with our friends at the Tournament of Roses to support the needs of Pasadena teachers,” said Britton Banowsky Executive Director of the College Football Playoff Foundation. “Educators need our help now, more than ever, as they rise to the challenge of keeping kids learning during these extraordinary times.”Investing in the community has long been a cornerstone of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and education is one of the areas in which they focus their support.“Despite the many unique challenges of this moment, PUSD teachers have adapted, found creative ways to engage the students and they deserve our support now more than ever,” said Dr. Bob Miller, president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. “That is why the Tournament of Roses is especially proud to join the College Football Playoff Foundation to support PEF’s teacher grants program this year.”PEF Teacher Grants help bring more creativity, innovation, and inspiration into our PUSD classrooms by providing the resources needed to help our teachers and principals take their creative projects from idea to reality and enhance the classroom experience for their students.Pasadena Educational FoundationPasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student. Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. http://pased.orgPasadena Unified School DistrictThe Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. 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Dominica moves closer to its geothermal potential

first_img Share Tweet Share 5 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Dominica moves closer to its geothermal potential by: – October 22, 2011 Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. (File photo)Dominica could soon see the commencement of drilling of test wells in December. Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmore says the results of a geotechnical investigation shows that the soil is stable and ready for drilling.Government signed contracts with two Icelandic companies earlier this year for the exploration of geothermal energy potential in Dominica.“As we said before, we know that the project itself is starting to take shape. We have started developing the access to site number two and in a while we are going to start actual physical work on site number three. We were challenged on site number one but we were able to do technical investigation and we have done that and the results have showed that the soil is stable enough. Soon we will begin the tendering processor site number one,” he said.According to Blackmoore, government is making progress in terms of its geothermal thrust.Meantime the public works minister who just returned home from a Caribbean renewable energy conference in Barbados says Dominica is the most advanced country in the Caribbean where the development of geothermal energy is concerned. “We depend so highly on fusel fuel for energy generation and that is putting a tremendous drag on the respective economies of the Caribbean and the world by extension,” he said.Blackmoore said the high cost of oil on the international market is also posing tremendous challenges on the small economies.“Our greatest hope for us in Dominica is in geothermal. Dominica seems to be the most advanced in terms of the prospects of geothermal potential. We believe that as a government, one of the greater legacy we can leave behind for our people is one of energy independent and I believe that geothermal offers a cleaner, cheaper and more reliable sources for us in Dominica,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Softball: Badgers finish off Boilermakers at home Sunday to win series

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Softball Team (22–17, 6–6 Big Ten) played host to Purdue (13–34, 4–10 Big Ten) in a three-game weekend set against the backdrop of Madison’s spring weather debut.On Friday the Badgers lost a close one to the Boilermakers on student night at Goodman Diamond.The first inning began inauspiciously for the hosts, as Purdue posted a two-spot to open the game. After that, both sides remained scoreless until the fifth inning when Purdue tacked on another run to stretch their lead to three. In the sixth inning, the Badgers looked poised to claim their first lead, as Stephanie Lombardo belted a one-out, solo homer for the Badger’s first run of the series. Following Lombardo’s lead, freshman Lauren Foster came into the batter’s box next and launched one yard to bring the Badgers to within a single run.Despite the sixth inning excitement, the Badgers were unable to put a bow on their effort and were held scoreless for the remainder of the series opener.When they play, they look invincible. But off the field, they struggle with mental health like anyone elseOur sports heroes are invincible. Their feats become legendary. They hit harder and run faster. Simply by the virtue of Read…The Badgers would fair far better in Saturday’s late afternoon game.Wisconsin bested Purdue in every way Saturday. The game began with an empty frame in the first, followed by a two-run second inning from the Badgers. The 2–0 lead was helped by a Purdue error, allowing pinch runner Briana Flugaur and Kelly Welsh to score.The Badgers scored again off of Purdue’s mistakes during a third-inning passed ball which scored Sydney Lawson.The sixth inning would prove to be the money-maker for Wisconsin, as they crossed home plate four times on their way to their seven-run total. The inning began with singles from Welsh and Taylor Johnson. After Kelsey Jenkins reached base on a fielder’s choice the bases were juiced for Brooke Wyderski. Wyderski took a trip down to the deli and bought herself a grand salami, the first of her career and her team-leading sixth home run of the season.Four Badgers to be honored at Team USA Awards as part of USA Olympic women’s hockey teamAfter winning gold in February, former Badgers Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Alex Rigsby could take home even Read…The Badgers would yield a single run in the seventh before closing out the 7–1 victory.And so, game three was set as the rubber match.Wisconsin hopped on the board early, claiming two runs in the first inning. The defense was on display in Madison as well, double plays form the Badgers in the first and second inning managed to help keep the Purdue offense at bay for the first five innings of the ball game.Women’s Tennis: Badgers look to make final push for Big Tens over weekendThe University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (8–13, 2–7 Big Ten) will travel on the road to face No. 44 Read…In the top of the sixth, the Boilermakers recorded a hat trick. This was a result of an untimely UW error and a string of well-executed hits from Purdue.Down one in the sixth, the Badgers returned fire for two runs of their own and the lead. They would hold on in the final frame and take the 4–3 victory as well as the 2–1 series decision.Next, the Badgers travel to Lincoln to face Nebraska in a three-game set.last_img read more

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Stephen Appiah: How Lilian Thuram engineered my move to Juventus

first_imgFormer Ghana hero Stephen Appiah has recounted how former France international Lilian Thuram played a role in his move to Juventus.Appiah was an instrumental figure during his three-year stay at Italian side Parma.The 39-year-old’s success at Ennio Tardini Stadium prompted defending Serie A champions Juventus to pay €2 million in the summer of 2003 to secure his services on loan, with an option to a permanent €6 million transfer in 2004.Appiah went on to enjoy a good first season for Juventus, playing in 30 Serie A games and appearing in the Coppa Italia final.He also made his debut in the UEFA Champions League. In his second season at Juventus, Appiah played in 18 Serie A games.According to Appiah, former France World Cup winning defender Lilian Thuram had a hand in his move to the Turin-based giants.“After the season I came to Ghana for holiday and [Lilian] Thuram called me. I played with him, [Fabio] Canavaro, [Gigi] Buffon, [Alain] Boghossian at Parma so I was in Ghana and Thuram called and asked, do you want to play for Juventus? and I said my friend, why ask me such a question and he replied that he is serious, so I asked why and he said the Juventus Director [Luciano Moggi] will call me in twenty (20) minutes time and he indeed called me in twenty minutes time,” Appiah told Carol Tshabalala.“I was so shocked because he [Moggi] was so powerful when it comes to Italian football so for him to call me was an honour. We spoke and he asked me what I was doing and I told him I was with my family on holiday, and he said I should come to Turin the following week so I asked him, director why…and he said you have to come and do your medical because we want to sign you. I was lost for words but I told him to expect me. I flew to Torino and did my medical and I became a Juventus player.”Appiah spent two years with the Bianconeri before moving to Turkish giants Fenerbahce in 2005.last_img read more

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