Youth Notes

Robotics Open House
The CVHS Falkon robotics team is hosting an open house on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Highlights include demonstrations on how team members in just six weeks built a robot for the upcoming FIRST competition.
The open house is located on the east side of Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta.
CVHS Hosts ‘Jazz Night at the Café’
CV High School’s Instrumental Music Dept. is having its annual Jazz Night At the Café on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the CVHS cafeteria. Tickets are $10 for students and adults. Tickets for students with an ASB card are $8.
Please join us for a fantastic evening of jazz music featuring our very own CV jazz band. Refreshments will be provided, along with a complimentary swing dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.
CV High School is located at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta. The cafeteria entrance is on Glenwood Avenue.
Scholarship Opps from CSF
The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge (CSF) has announced that the 2016 scholarship applications are now available. CSF is a community-supported foundation established in 1964 with the goal of enabling any student to attend college, university, or a trade/technical school upon completion of his or her secondary school studies. Fulltime students who attend a pubic or private school located within the city of La Cañada Flintridge, as well as Crescenta Valley High School, regardless of home residency, are eligible to apply for scholarships. Additionally, students receiving services associated with Hathaway Sycamores and HIllsides Pasadena are also eligible.
CSF scholarships range from $500 to $2,200 per student. Last year, CSF awarded scholarships to 19 students totaling $23,000.
Minimum criteria for eligibility include a 3.0 unweighted grade point average and documented financial need. High school seniors should check with their college counselor or visit the CSF website. Financial need is based on information each applicant provides via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and is determined by a professional financial aid consultant employed by CSF.
All required school and financial documentation, along with reference reports must be received by April 30. Award recipients will be notified in May, and awards will be sent directly to the recipient’s schools of choice. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a luncheon on Sunday, June 19 at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a CSF sponsor.
Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the CSF’s website at, or obtained at the college counseling offices of La Cañada High School, Flintridge Preparatory School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Hillside School and Learning Center, Saint Francis High School, Crescenta Valley High School, Hathaway Sycamores, and Hillsides Pasadena.
Smythe Named Scoutmaster
Marcus Smythe has been selected the next scoutmaster of Troop 288 for the next term. He will formally be “sworn in” at the troop’s annual potluck dinner meeting on Feb. 21. American Legion Post 288 proudly supports Boy Scout Troop 288.
Diamond Jubilee
St. James-Holy Redeemer Catholic School is celebrating its 60th Diamond Jubilee. This gala night fundraising will be held on Friday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Country Club. This fun-filled evening will have live auctions, silent auctions, dancing, live entertainment, various raffles and a photo booth.
The cost of the ticket is $45 per person which includes a sit-down dinner. Tickets are available at St. James-Holy Redeemer Catholic School or call (818) 248-7778.
La Cañada Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada Flintridge
SAT Seminars
Assistance League of Glendale is offering SAT seminars to students attending public and private high schools in Glendale and the surrounding communities. The seminars are from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 8 through March 2 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 9 to March 3.
Last year nearly 100 students took advantage of these seminars, which are held at 314 E. Harvard Street in Glendale. Teachers are currently teaching at local high schools and are highly qualified.
They are held at Assistance League Glendale at 314 E Harvard St. The cost is $60 that includes eight meetings (two hours each), a book and Kaplan SAT.
Register online at Registration forms will also be available from high school counselors or from Thrift Alley at 314-A E. Harvard. It is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
Cash for College Workshop
There will be a Cash For College workshop on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Creveling lounge at Pasadena City College. The workshop is intended to help high school students apply for financial aid by providing free one-on-one financial aid assistance to families completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Cal Grant GPA verification form and/or the California Dream Act Application (for eligible AB540 students). Please take the following financial documents with you:
1) The student and his/her parents’ federal income tax returns from 2015 (if filed).
2) The student and his/her parents’ W-2 forms, pay check stubs, or any records of earned income
3) Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds, or other investments.
For more information call (626) 585-7401 or visit
Seeking Honorary Service Awardees
The Crescenta Valley High School PTSA wants to acknowledge individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to schools and to students in the foothill community.
Honorary Service Awards will be awarded at PTSA sponsored meetings or at functions of allied groups as a way to thank those for their contributions to the CVHS community.
To learn more about the categories and for the nomination form email
Joanne Pingry at