Family fun with math

Nothing brings families together like mathematics! The fractions and decimal points all add to the family fun and multiply the satisfaction of knowing your kids get long division.

Del Valle Elementary School in La Puente will host a Family Math Night in their cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight. What could be more fun on a cold, rainy day.

Fairgrove Academy held Citizenship Awards earlier in the day in the cafeteria. The kinder kids were honored at 10 a.m., while the seventh-graders met at 9 a.m.

Don’t know what Quadrant Math Articulation is, but Mesa Robles in Hacienda Heights is having one at 1:45 p.m. this afternoon in the cafeteria. Perhaps someone could comment on this interesting event.

Workman High School is stretching its dramatic skills with it’s production of William Shakespeare’s play, “A Couch.” The play will be presented in the Little Theater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. So come out and support our local thespians as they present an interesting drama. 

College prep at Diamond Bar

A free College Preparation Seminar will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Diamond Bar High School, 21400 E. Pathfinder Road, Diamond Bar. The seminar is preceded by a college fair at noon.

The  main speaker will be Linnea B. McCord, an associate professor of  business law at The Graziado School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. She will discuss “What You Must Know About Your Future.”

Space is limited, so call for information at (951) 341-5510, or email

Folklorico and new chief of police

Fairgrove Academy in La Puente will hold a folklorico performance in the cafeteria tonight at 6:30 p.m. Come out for some great entertainment.

The Hacienda La Puente Board of Education will meet tonight in the district offices on Gale Avenue.  The closed session is at 7 p.m., with the public meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The new Chief of Police and Safety, Tony Argott, will be sworn in at tonight’s meeting.

I.D. for Success

The Asia Pacific Family Center in Industry is helping the Rowland Unified students set some goals. In a new program “ID for Success” the center is encouraging them to set goals. The ID stands for Important Decisions.

Over the next three months, the fourth-graders will refine their goals, as well as their ability to make important decisions. The ID for Success program will also study other issues, including peer influence and bullies, as well as the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

“We want to prepare them to make good decisions,” explained Simon Wai, program director for the Asian Pacific Family Center.

Wai said the center worked with students at Blandford, Shelyn and Rowland elementary schools in the first semester. The group is teaching Ybarra, Farjardo and Jellick fourth-graders this semester.

The program is funded through Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s office. Read about the program and see photos in an upcoming edition of the Rowland Heights Highlander.

Shanghai students visit Hacienda Heights

Twenty-five bilingual students from Shanghai are visiting Cedarlane Middle School in Hacienda Heights. The Chinese students will observe several classes in the local school to see how the American education system works.

Principal Janine Ezaki said the students will be the guests of honor at a pep rally later in the day. They want to welcome the Shanghai students to the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

Read our story and see photos from their visit in an upcoming edition of the Hacienda Heights Highlander.

Call of the wild


Students in the Rowland Unified School District felt the call of the
wild recently. Sixth graders from Killian and Rorimer Elementary
Schools braved the elements to attend science camp in Big Bear.

were astonished by the brightness of the stars at night. While they
studied ecology and earth science, they also had many fun adventures.

Find out their trip in the Rowland Heights Highlander.

Mathletes converge on Los Altos

You have winners and loosas in every competition. But every student’s a
winner at the annual Mathapalooza contest held at Los Altos High School
in Hacienda Heights.

Mathletes from around the area will converge on the local campus for the big contest on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The fun event is sponsored by the Chinese American Parents Advisory Council, Hacienda Heights.


And the award goes to

Looks like a full day of activities on Friday in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

Sunset Elementary will hold its Trimester Awards Assembly in the cafeteria at 8:30, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m.

Palm Elementary will hold an awards assembly Friday afternoon at 1 and 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Families can enjoy a family movie at California Elementary’s west cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.