New Private Schools Says Mission is Empowering Students to Love Learning

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Required fields are marked * School that features one-to-one instruction, flexible scheduling and open enrollment options is finding more and more of a role in education today. Halstrom Academy continues to see an increase in part-time and full-time enrollment from families who seek a tailored approach to learning. Halstrom was on the cutting edge when it pioneered the one student to one teacher classroom model in 1985, and is still there today as it provides instruction in a technology-rich teaching environment utilizing iPads loaded with eTextbooks and learning apps, and classes scheduled to fit into the student’s schedule – not the other way around.On January 27, 2013, Halstrom will open its ninth Southern California campus right here in Pasadena. Ani Zeneian, Director of the Halstrom Pasadena campus, shares her excitement for the opening: “We have received numerous requests from Pasadena residents to open a campus in their neighborhood. As a Pasadena resident myself, I believe the value of 1:1 instruction and flexible scheduling options will help many students in grades 6-12 find a love for learning” she says.She goes onto say, “It’s amazing seeing the transformation in students who once struggled in a larger classroom. Now at Halstrom, we see them blossom into confident and caring young adults.”Many types of students choose to attend Halstrom. From aspiring professional athletes and artists and young working professionals, to unique learners such as students with social distraction issues or ADHD, students from all walks of life find Halstrom a place where they can reach their full potential in and out of the classroom because school is designed around them and their needs. Notable Halstrom alumni include actress Blake Lively, Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen, professional skateboarder and MTV star Ryan Scheckler.Woodland Hills Campus Director, Lisa Bournoutian says “A majority of students who graduate from Halstrom go on to attend prestigious universities, such as Stanford, USC, Loyola Marymount, SMU and Columbia. The skills they learn here help prepare them for how tough classes are at the college level.”Halstrom is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and offers more than 150 AP, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved classes. Classes are 45 minutes with 3-5 hours of schoolwork per class each week. Ms. Zeneian goes on to say, “At Halstrom we encourage students to stay on campus to finish their schoolwork in one of our two study areas with teacher supervision, eliminating homework distress at home. Staying on campus is great for the students because they can ask their teacher questions and complete their schoolwork, and once they leave school it’s their time to enjoy extracurricular activities, work or family time.”Students at Halstrom are encouraged to run for Student Government, join or create a school club, participate in numerous field trips (some regional with other Halstrom campuses) and lead volunteer and charitable activities on and off campus. “This year, the Los Angeles region took a field trip to the California Science Center, visited historical Olvera Street, and participated in the coastal clean up day at Topanga State Beach. The kids and the teachers had a blast!” says Ms. Bournoutian.In addition, Halstrom ensures students learn what they are taught. Students must pass each lesson with a minimum of 80% before moving onto to the next. If the student doesn’t understand the material, the teacher will modify his/her teaching style and lesson plan so that the student masters the content being taught.Halstrom Academy will open its Pasadena campus January 27 at 35 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 250, Pasadena. (626) 500-0050. www.halstromacademy.orglast_img read more

Uganda Cranes back home from historic AFCON

first_imgKu Kisaawe Entebbe, Uganda Cranes naroo— Radio Simba (@simbaradio) January 26, 2017Tweets about @UgandaCranes Belgium-based teenager Miya latched on to the ball outside the box and gave goalkeeper Oumar Sissoko no chance with a stinging shot.Mali levelled when Bissouma slammed a medium-range free-kick in front of goal past a poorly organised defensive wall and wide of goalkeeper Robert Odongkara.The first competitive match between the countries took place in a 20,000-seat stadium built for the tournament outside the town of Oyem.Readying a venue surrounded by a huge rain forest was a close call with workers applying the finishing touches just hours before the first matches last week.Like the other three Cup of Nations venues in Gabon, the Oyem pitch has come under fire from coaches.Tournament officials showed little sympathy, however, with one telling Ivory Coast handler Michel Dussuyer “you have played on worse elsewhere”.CAF committee member and former Senegal striker Khalilou Fadiga was equally unmoved by complaints.“Let the players not expect the pitches in Africa to be like those in Europe,” he said.Farouk Miya has been selected as the Total Man of the Match! Well done! #CAN2017 #FootballTogether #UGAMLI— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 25, 2017Cranes starting XI: Robert Odongkara; (GK) Denis Iguma, Murshid Jjuuko, Hassan Waswa Mawanda, Godfrey Walusimbi;  Khalid Aucho, Geoffrey Kizito, Moses Oloya, Luwagga Kizito, Joseph Ochaya and Farouk Miya Share on: WhatsApp Uganda 2–1 Nigeria Nasur  11′Omondi  58′Eyo  54′ LIVE – AFCONcenter_img The full Cranes contingent of players and officials to AFCON 2017Uganda Cranes are back home after their historic return to the high table of African football – The African Cup of Nations finals.Uganda played three games, losing two and drawing their final game against Mali.They flew out of Gabon Thursday via Addis Ababa and arrived Entebbe Airport Friday at 1.40 am..The @UgandaCranes contingent from Gabon for AFCON has arrived safely at Entebbe Airport aboard Ethiopian Airlines. @Airtel_Ug— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) January 26, 2017 Egypt defeat painful, lessons learntUganda coach Milutin Sredojevic admitted the way in which his side were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a last-gasp defeat to Egypt on Saturday was a crushing blow.“We have come after 39 years and paid for the lesson in a hard way. If you lose in a convincing way you accept it, but in this way it is very hard to accept.“We tried our best but unfortunately it was not enough,” said “Micho” after Abdallah El Said’s 89th-minute strike, from a Mohamed Salah assist, gave Egypt a 1-0 win in the Group D encounter in Port-Gentil.“This level of competition demands total focus of concentration on details that decide games.“We couldn’t keep that concentration up to the last moment — when we were supposed to close the game out we allowed a counterattack and the experience and quality of Salah made the difference“Now we need to pick up the pieces and look forward in order to see who will play the last game — it is hard to say who will play in the last game, we have certain injuries like (goalkeeper Denis) Onyango. ****PREVIEWUganda Cranes start their final AFCON 2017 game against Mali today with a team minus three key players who started the heart-breaking match against Egypt.Striker Geoffrey Massa has been dropped to the bench while goalkeeper Denis Onyango and defender Denis Timothy Awany will not be part of one final push for a goal and win due to injuries.Cranes will hope to wind up their return to the high table of African football with a goal, and win, when they take on Mali today.“We came here to play three Cup finals — the first we lost on a penalty to Ghana and the second we lost in the last minute on the counterattack. We will see how we play the last match but the ambition remains that we want to go home with pride and with a win.” said Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic as he looked forward to third and final ‘final’.Uganda, already eliminated after the Egypt defeat, will hope to bow out of their first Cup of Nations in 39 years by registering a first goal and a first win since their last appearance in 1978.Uganda’s last goal was scored by legend Phillip Omondi as Uganda marched over Nigeria 2-1 in March 1978 ***FT: Mali 1 (Bissouma 73) Uganda 1 (Miya 70) ; Egypt 1 (Salah 11) Ghana 0QUARTERS:Senegal vs Cameroon;  Burkina Faso vs Tunisia ; Morocco vs Egypt;  DR Congo vs GhanaAfrica Cup of Nations Group DEgypt         3 2 1 0 2 0 7 – qualifiedGhana       3 2 0 1 2 1 6 – qualifiedMali           3 0 2 1 1 2 2Uganda    3 0 1 2 1 3 1Farouk Miya scored a historic goal, but it was not enough to give Uganda their first win of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final.Miya grabbed Uganda’s first goal of AFCON 2017 in the second half versus Mali, the first goal at this level by Cranes since Phillip Omondi scored against Nigeria in March 14, 1978.Mali responded soon after on a rain-drenched Oyem pitch, Yves Bissouma equalizing soon after.Belgium-based Miya last year also scored the lone goal against Comoros that put Uganda into their first Nations Cup finals – since Omondi’s 1978 team.Mali’s midfielder Yves Bissouma (L) challenges Uganda’s defender Godfrey Walusimbi during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Uganda and Mali in Oyem on January 25, 2017. AFP PHOTOEgypt top groupUganda had already been eliminated and Mali needed to win and hope Egypt lost to Ghana to have a chance of sneaking through as runners-up.But record seven-time champions Egypt won 1-0 in Port-Gentil to top the final standings with seven points and Ghana also progressed with six.Mali ended third with two points and Uganda, returning to the tournament after a 39-year absence, came last with a solitary point.Miya gave the Ugandan Cranes a 70th-minute lead in northern Gabon and Bissouma equalised three minutes later.A torrential pre-match downpour created puddles of water in some areas of the pitch.In such demanding conditions, teams often prefer a direct, long-ball approach, but the Malian Eagles and the Ugandan Cranes opted for a passing game.It delivered comical results at times as players from both teams overran a ball that got stuck in the heavy pitch.Miya in action. PHOTO AFPGenuine scoring chances were scarce with Mali captain Yacouba Sylla coming as close as anyone to breaking the opening-half deadlock.Impressive winger Bissouma pushed the ball into the area just outside the box and Sylla unleased a shot that was just too high.After having a 69th-minute goal correctly disallowed with two players clearly offside, Uganda went ahead almost immediately after.last_img read more

Tanzania’s Ismael Juma killed in motorbike crash

first_imgGidabuday said Juma was heading to the northern town of Arusha when his bike was involved in a head-on collision with a truck. He died at the scene.The runner was expected to compete in the New Delhi half marathon on November 19.Juma holds the Tanzanian national half marathon record of 59min 30sec.Share on: WhatsApp Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian marathon runner Ismael Juma died on Thursday when his motorbike collided with a lorry, Athletics Tanzania (AT) announced on Friday.The 26-year-old was one of Tanzania’s hopes for a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April.“Tanzania athletics has lost one of its top long distance runners,” AT secretary general Wilhelm Gidabuday told AFP.“Ismail Juma was one of 19 athletes selected to start training later this month for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.”last_img read more

England’s Enrique shares Carris Trophy lead

first_img England’s Enrique Dimayuga scored four-under par 64 at West Sussex Golf Club today and shares the first round lead in the Carris Trophy with Italians Andrea Romano and Julien Paltrinieri. Dimayuga (pictured top) celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday and declared that his present was the arrival of a hot putter for today’s first round of the English U18 boys’ open championship. The pair will be rooting for each other: “When we play the same competitions we help each other along and so we are happy when one of us plays well,” added Paltrinieri.  Click here for full scores 25 Jul 2017 England’s Enrique shares Carris Trophy lead After tomorrow’s second round the field will be cut to the top 60 players and ties who will qualify for the final 36 holes.  “It was cold last week at the McGregor, it was cold the week before, but today it came nice and hot,” said Dimayuga, from Cuddington, Surrey. “I was hitting the middle of the greens and holing putts, it was just solid.  Together, the trio head an impressive leaderboard boasting 31 players who matched par or better, despite the heathery challenge which cost some of the other players dearly.   Paltrinieri (pictured left) made one brief excursion into the thick stuff, which led to his solitary bogey, but for the rest, he said: “I played really solid and my short game was very good.”  The U16 boy international is in good form having taken fifth place in last week’s McGregor Trophy, the English U16 boys’ open. He’d love to go better this week – as would his co-leaders.  “I have to stay focussed for four days to win this tournament. One hole can destroy you if you miss the fairway,” said Romano, 17.  Behind them is a group of three on three-under 65 which includes England players Matt Freeman (Notts.) and Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton). Freeman was first to post his score and reaped the benefit of lots of hard work on his putting.  “Putting has been my weak spot but I have really worked on it to get it up to scratch. Today I trusted the lines on the greens and, while I holed a few long ones, I was very confident over the six-footers,” he said.  “Shooting under par is always a pleasure but this is such a prestigious tournament it makes it more incredible.”  He marked his debut in style reaching the turn in two-over, before playing home with nine straight pars. “This course suits my game, if you hit fairways and greens it gives you a chance,” he said.  They’re being chased by a seven-strong group on two-under which includes 17-year-old Ben Quinney (Bearsted). He is playing in one of his first English championships, having worked hard over the last year to get his handicap low enough to make the field of 144 players – from an entry of over 200. Romano is keen to add to his portfolio of four Italian championships. The most recent is the U18 title, which he won a week after coming runner-up in the French boys. Meanwhile, Paltrinieri would like to take a big title home, to sit alongside the 2016 British girls’ win of his younger sister, Emilie.  Images copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

For the prize: Forecasting MVP, Cy Young races

first_imgANDREW MCCUTCHEONFor the prize: Forecasting MVP, Cy Young racesby Mike FitzpatrickNEW YORK (AP)—As the season’s second half began to unfold Friday, an early forecast for baseball’s biggest individual awards:AL MVP—Hard to imagine anyone gaining enough ground to challenge Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera and Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis in what appears to be a two-man race. Look for Davis to drop off a bit while Cabrera keeps up his astounding pace and wins his second consecutive MVP. No Triple Crown this time, though, as Davis hangs on for the home run title.NL MVP—A wide-open scramble at the All-Star break, it comes down to Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Goldschmidt has the power numbers, but it might be difficult for the Diamondbacks to hold off the surging Dodgers in the NL West. After two decades of losing, the Pirates have staying power this time. McCutchen, an all-around dynamo who started their turnaround, gets rewarded for a clutch stretch drive when Pittsburgh makes the playoffs for the first time since 1992.AL CY YOUNG—Max Scherzer went 13-1 for Detroit in the first half to earn the All-Star start. Felix Hernandez is coming on strong in Seattle, however, and the 2010 winner takes home another prize.NL CY YOUNG—Second-year sensation Matt Harvey of the New York Mets got the early attention and started the All-Star game at home. Clayton Kershaw was even better in the first half, though. Kershaw should get more run support from Yasiel Puig and an improved Los Angeles lineup the rest of the way en route to his second Cy Young in three years.AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—Nobody has really emerged yet. Tampa Bay has a pair of promising candidates who just got started in outfielder Wil Myers and pitcher Chris Archer. There’s also Boston infielder Jose Iglesias, Seattle second baseman Nick Franklin and Oakland pitcher Dan Straily. Look for Myers to bloom in the second half.NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—The deep pitching class includes 20-year-old All-Star Jose Fernandez from Miami, Shelby Miller in St. Louis, Hyun-Jin Ryu of Los Angeles and Julio Teheran with Atlanta. But if Puig’s first six weeks in the majors are any indication, his electrifying talent will win him this award as the Dodgers take off toward a division title. Your comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more

Senior Bowl a perk for prospects who stick around

first_imgNorth Squad defensive tackle Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh (97), left, drills against offensive guard Cyril Richardson of Baylor (68) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Being a senior NFL prospect does have some perks.While many of the likely top picks are underclassmen, their slightly older counterparts get an expenses-paid week at the Senior Bowl to showcase their talents before a few hundred NFL coaches, executives and scouts plus the chances to make a good impression in face-to-face meetings.Saturday’s game won’t feature three top-5 picks like 2012, when Eric Fisher, Lane Johnson and Ziggy Ansah catapulted into that rarefied air. The weeklong audition could make some prospects extra money when the draft comes around in May.“I do think you’re going to see some players maybe that were second- or third-rounders that could elevate into the first round, because they’re seniors and that reliability and the willingness to compete and those sorts of things are going to be an easier sell,” said Phil Savage, the game’s executive director and a former general manager of the Cleveland Browns.“They are going to know these players better than the junior who just declared, who they’ve got to figure out in the next three months.”The game has opened its doors the past two years to juniors who have graduated like Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard.Potential No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron even took in a Tuesday practice.Clowney was among the record 102 underclassmen who declared for the draft. He, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins and Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson are among the potential Top-5 selections in that group.They’ll get plenty of chances to impress NFL teams before the draft, including the combine. They just don’t get to do it in Senior Bowl practices with the bleachers and sidelines packed with potential employers watching matchups like Baylor guard Cyril Richardson going against Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald.“We concern ourselves with the guys on our list that come out to compete,” said Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, who’s leading the South team. “With the juniors coming out now, it places much more emphasis on this opportunity there. There are so many evaluations that take place that you can come here and see a lot of guys in a three-day period. That part’s great.”The Senior Bowl has averaged 10 first-rounders over the past nine drafts. The NFC Championship game between San Francisco and Seattle featured quarterback alums Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.You never know who you’re going to run into at Senior Bowl practices, or nearly run into.“We ran an out route and I went to throw it and the ball was headed right at (Jets coach) Rex Ryan, so I was hoping my guy would catch it so he wouldn’t send those extra blitzes at me later on,” said Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, whose brother David was the No. 1 overall pick after playing in the 2002 Senior Bowl.This year, nine eligible, uninjured players turned down invitations, including Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde and Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.It might not affect their draft status, but NFL teams do notice.“Personally, I believe when you’re given an opportunity to go out and compete and show what you’re capable of doing, you should take advantage of every opportunity,” Atlanta Falcons and North coach Mike Smith said.Top talents like Matthews, Mosley and, of course, Clowney and Manziel aren’t likely to need a week like this to help their stock. Others can benefit either in the draft or down the line as free agents with impressions made in Mobile.“I wouldn’t throw a blanket on it and say if you’re a first-rounder you shouldn’t come here because there’s guys that are coming up behind you that want that spot,” Savage said. He encourages players who are projected as late first-rounders or early second-rounders to participate.Top linebacker prospect Anthony Barr of UCLA was among 19 other invites who are recovering from injuries.Their absences opened up slots for others, a potentially useful reminder for future pros.“It’s just like the big leagues,” Savage said. “It’s next man up. That’s the stark reality of pro football.”last_img read more