SCV Education News
October, 2023 - Issue #224
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Dr. Sean McDowell to Speak at Legacy's Parent University on September 21
If you're a parent to kids or teens, you know that today's children are growing up in a vastly-different culture than the one you knew in your youth.
"Today's parents often feel concerned and uncertain about how to give their children the tools and discernment to stay physically, emotionally and spiritually safe when they're inundated by high-tech messaging that is often in stark contrast to their family's Christian values," explains Legacy's elementary Head of School Stacie Zorichak.
That's where Legacy Christian Academy's first Parent University speaker event comes in. "Our Parent University has been designed to connect parents with practical, Biblical, engaging speakers who will teach them how to thrive as they help their children navigate today's world," says Matt Millett, Legacy's head of school for the Valencia campus's middle and high school programs.
Dr. Sean McDowell will speak at Legacy's first Parent University about social media pressures on September 21 at 7pm.
Dr. McDowell is an author, speaker, university professor and Christian apologist who speaks all over the world.
During this speaking engagement, he will equip parents with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about how their children use social media and interact with the world around them. Call to register.
Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377
LEFT The Masters University
LEFT The Masters University's New Faculty Member Dr. Marius Bahnean | RIGHT Canyon High School's New Assistant Principal Catherine Celaya

The Master's University Hires Five New Professors
by Kaelyn Peay
The Master's University hired five new faculty members this fall. Every faculty candidate at TMU is evaluated not only for expertise in his or her field, but for knowledge of Scripture, agreement with the University's doctrinal statement and passion for ministering to students.
Here's a snapshot of the newest additions.
Dr. Haley Smith | Biology
Smith has a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. She previously taught at Pepperdine.
Philip Hamory | Electrical Engineering
Hamory earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford and he previously worked at NASA's Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Dr. Keith Palmer | Biblical Counseling
Palmer graduated from The Master's Seminary and went on to earn two doctoral degrees in biblical counseling.
Dr. Marius Bahnean | Music
Bahnean studied at the University of Massachusetts (Master of Music) and Louisiana State University (Doctor of Musical Arts).
Dr. Steve Pekovich | Biology
Pekovich earned a PhD in molecular biology from Vanderbilt. He went onto a post-doctoral fellowship there in pathology and enzymology.

Catherine Celaya Named New Assistant Principal at Canyon High School
Catherine Celaya joins the Hart District family as assistant principal at Canyon High School after a successful teaching and administrative career in the Burbank Unified School District. Celaya, who began her teaching career in Japan, obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from California State University, Long Beach and her Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Northridge.
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iLEAD Agua Dulce Accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career Programme
iLEAD Agua Dulce's accreditation as an International Baccalaureate World School signifies the school's dedication to fostering an internationally-minded community of learners.
The IB program offers learners a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that encourages critical thinking, global awareness and a holistic approach to education. The IB Career-Related Program is a flexible framework for personalized education that prepares learners for college.
With this accreditation, iLEAD Agua Dulce joins an esteemed network of schools worldwide committed to the highest standards of educational excellence.
The aim of the IB CP is to provide learners with both an academic and practical foundation to support their future goals whether they decide to continue on to higher education or enter the workforce.
Learners participate in the IB Career-related Programme during their junior and senior years.

Rampage is back!
39th Annual Hart Field Tournament to be Held at COC

The William S. Hart Regiment is thrilled to once again host the biggest premier band event in Santa Clarita.
Rampage is one of the largest events of its kind in Southern California and will be celebrating 39 years of the Annual Hart Rampage Marching Band and field show tournament taking place at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium on Saturday, November 4.
This year, COC will host over 35 bands from Southern California and surrounding areas. It's an opportunity to see many talented musicians and dancers, including those from our local SCV high schools, perform at a single venue. The day-long competition ends with a famous mass drumline and awards ceremony.
Bring your family and friends for this day of great entertainment, food and fun. In addition to the field show performances, there will be food vendors, merchandise booths and many prizes.
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