Business: Marketing Column St. Francis Kicks Off $3.5 Million “Innovations in Education” Campaign By ANDY BURGHDORF ’00 Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013 | 12:16 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS On Sunday, December 2, 2012 close friends of St. Francis High School gathered in the chapel for a Mass and Formal Kick-Off Announcement of the schoolâ€™s $3.5 million “Innovations in Education” Capital Campaign.This campaign will fund a second-story classroom annex and allow the school to launch its highly-anticipated technology initiative. Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap., SF President was the main celebrant: Fr. Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap. â€™73, former SF President and current Provincial of the Western Province of Capuchin Franciscan Friars and Fr. John de la Riva OFM Cap., SF Chaplain concelebrated the Mass.It was also announced that Mr. Sam Longo, Jr. â€™73 and Mr. Michael J. Smith will serve as the campaign co-chairs.The new classroom annex will be built as a second-story addition behind the Fr. Alphonsus Oâ€™Connor Memorial Gymnasium. This represents the final component of a campus-wide Master Plan, Vision 20/20, St. Francis committed to fifteen years ago.It was in November 1999 that the school announced its first capital campaign, Building Today for the Men of Tomorrow which saw the remodeling of the Fr. Lawrence Caruso Memorial Learning Center, the building of a parking structure, Degheri Performing Arts Center, Norman Family Courtyard, renovation to the Fr. Alphonsus Oâ€™Connor Memorial Gymnasium as well as the construction of the Angelo and Phyllis Mozilo Field House.A second phase to the campaign brought an all-weather track, new home-side bleachers and storage and the installation of FieldTurf on Friedman Field. In October 2005, the Fr. Matthew G. Elshoff OFM Cap. â€™73 Administration Building was dedicated after extensive remodeling that created ample space for guidance and counseling, multi-purpose needs and administrative offices. During the years 1999- 2005 nearly every inch of our campus was either rebuilt or improved in some fashion â€“ in the end, it equated to a $20 million investment in our physical plant.The remaining component of this Master Plan calls for more classroom space as a second story classroom wing behind the gymnasium.Having literally rebuilt or renovated our campus so as to offer a 21st century learning environment, this need for additional classroom space can no longer wait. Classrooms are used for instructional purposes each period of every school day â€“ in more recent years, the theater, music room and space in the Field House have been assigned regular classes. While the student population has remained consistent over the years, the introduction of additional courses and new campus co-curricular clubs, have put space at a premium.Each classroom in this new annex will offer roughly 900-square feet of instructional space as well as contemporary technology such as interactive white boards, multi-media podiums with screens, sound system, video and document camcorders and rolling carts of mobile computing devices such as iPads, notebooks or laptops.Enhancing current teaching methodologies and providing innovative means of connecting with students will be an evolving process. To that end, our administrative team is currently working with a consultant, CDW Educational Collaboration, on a readiness assessment which will allow us to reach our educational goal of creating student-centered, inquiry based instruction. This will also address device choice, professional development and rollout of new technology.A new technology board committee has also been formed to assist with this research and process. This group will compliment the work that is being done by a faculty technology advisory group. Plans are also underway to create a â€œmodel classroomâ€ to test the new technology and allow a group of teachers to begin integrating the technology into their courses. This new model classroom is expected to be completed by the late spring 2013. In our new classroom wing, there will be three new classrooms that will allow us to implement our technology strategy on a broader scale.School officials expect construction on our new classroom wing to begin in January 2013, with a completion date by year-end 2013. During this time, there will be an emphasis on faculty training to create student centered, inquiry based instruction. Further administrative planning will address financing, additional personnel and infrastructure needs related to the new technology. In this way, St. Francis will go beyond ease of use of these new technologies and offer students learning experiences that will best prepare them for college and their lives in the global workforce.For more information about St. Francis, visitÂ www.sfhs.net/ Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, left, talks with line judge Mike Spanier (90) along the sideline as his team plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 33-18. (AP Photo/Don Wright)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson’s failed, flawed tenure with the Cleveland Browns is finally over.The team fired its embattled coach on Monday, ending a run of futility nearly unmatched in NFL history. Jackson, who went 3-36-1 in two-plus seasons, was dismissed on Monday by general manager John Dorsey, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the expected move.The Browns also dismissed offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the person said. Haley was in his first season on Jackson’s staff after spending the previous six in Pittsburgh.Jackson’s firing came a day after the Browns (2-5-1) lost their 25th straight road game — 20 of them coming with Jackson in charge.The Browns, who have not made the playoffs since 2002, have lost three straight games after a promising start to this season. They tied Pittsburgh in Week 1, but were beaten 33-18 on Sunday by the Steelers.Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, right, greets Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 33-18. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Jackson is the sixth straight Cleveland coach to be fired following the team’s second game against Pittsburgh. Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine all met the same demise.It’s not immediately clear who will fill in for Jackson for the rest of this season. The Browns host the Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) on Sunday.Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and wide receivers coach Al Saunders are interim candidates capable of finishing the season. Williams and Saunders both have previous head coaching experience.Jackson was hired in 2016 by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who stuck by him despite a 1-15 record in his first season and the Browns losing all 16 games last season, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as only the second team in league history to go 0-16.But beyond the lopsided losses, quarterback changes and bad luck, the Browns have been constantly saddled with drama and dysfunction under Jackson, who came to Cleveland after serving as Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator and went 8-8 as Oakland’s head coach in 2011.Last week, Jackson’s offer to help Haley following a loss in Tampa Bay underscored another power struggle as Jackson fought to stay in control.Following Sunday’s game, Jackson downplayed any dispute with his offensive coordinator.“There’s nothing wrong with my relationship with Haley,” Jackson said. “I never said I wanted to take over play-calling. I said wanted to help, that’s it. But today it’s this big thing because sure, everyone is going to look and say what’s going on. The only thing that is going on is that we need to get better. We need to coach better, we need to play better.”Jackson’s firing comes one day after the Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Tyronn Lue, who led the team to an NBA title in 2016 but was struggling in his first season without star LeBron James. The Cavs are 0-6.___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL