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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park, Las Lomitas school board elections over before they began

The election is over before it began in the Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts because only three candidates...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 3185 Views

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Fifth-grader raises money to buy gear for basketball program

For fifth-grader Shay Patel, basketball is more than just a pastime. It's a passion. So it's no surprise that this summer,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2420 Views

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Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2212 Views

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14 graduate from Woodland School

<I>Submitted by Anita Grossman of Woodland School.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/08/14/14-graduate-from-woodland-school...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 843 Views

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Woodside: No easy solution for troublesome Mountain Home Road crossing

Students at Woodside Elementary School are using new and improved crosswalks in front of the school, but still to come this...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1105 Views

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Series of meetings planned on proposed charter school

With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent, on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1245 Views

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La Entrada named National Blue Ribbon School

For the second time in six years, La Entrada School in Menlo Park has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 2649 Views

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SHP, Menlo School boys post impressive efforts in water polo

Weekend prep roundup: There's a very good reason why the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School boys are a combined 25-2 in water...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 1980 Views

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Vida Verde expands horizons for underserved kids

Two former teachers are working hard to offer free outdoor education to thousands of underserved students in the Bay Area....

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 2359 Views

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Local students collect backpacks for Kenyan orphans

Two Oak Knoll school brothers recently visited Kenya with their parents and others from their Menlo Park church, and gave...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Gary S, on Dec 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 2811 Views

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Board denies petition to start Mandarin immersion charter school

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 1158 Views

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Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 2779 Views

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Year in review: Elementary school districts get ready for growth

In 2014 local school districts continued to deal with two problems that have plagued them for the past several years: burgeoning...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by mark gilles, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 3334 Views

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Holiday Fund: Clubs provide youth with gift of opportunity

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund help the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/24/holiday-fund-clubs-prov...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by paula w, on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 1410 Views

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Tonight: Education author to speak on achievement, learning

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sara Tanke, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 2052 Views

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Menlo Park reports 10% drop in collisions

The police department's deployment of two fulltime traffic officers in 2014 contributed to a 10 percent drop in collisions,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 1796 Views

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Six candidates seeking a seat on high school district board

Six people have applied for an interim position on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, according to district...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by in district, on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 3241 Views

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Menlo Park police officer honored for work with kids

Going to school pays off, both for the students and for the Menlo Park police officer whose mission it is to make sure the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 2875 Views

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STEM, career tech could be focus at new Menlo Park high school

Academic paths through high school typically lead students toward college, with career technical education as an option....

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 2419 Views

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Four teens arrested in pistol-whipping, robbery

Two 18-year-olds and two juveniles were arrested for allegedly pistol-whipping and robbing a man in unincorporated Redwood...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 2662 Views
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