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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo-Atherton HS Jazz Band Releases CD

The Menlo-Atherton HS Jazz Band is excited to announce the release of a CD entitled, "One Last Time?". The band toured Europe...

Original post made by Perryn Rowland on Aug. 29, 2007
Last comment by go jazz band!, on Aug 30, 2007 at 10:42 pm | 1 comment | 3102 Views

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Phillips Brooks School: No plans for new campus

Moving Phillips Brooks School from its current site on Avy Avenue in Menlo Park to 10 acres the school recently bought near...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2007
Last comment by Stop Being Negative, on Oct 2, 2007 at 5:31 pm | 1 comment | 3692 Views

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Holiday Fund 2006: Gimme shelter: Teens in trouble find refuge at Your House South

When things are said that can't be unsaid, when tempers flare and fists are raised, there's a safe haven for troubled teens...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by D, on Oct 17, 2007 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 3308 Views

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Mona Lisa lives

A motley collection of costumed characters march in a Halloween parade at Las Lomitas Elementary School on Oct. 31. Among...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 3616 Views

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Big topics for school meeting: master plan, Spanish program

The Menlo Park City School District's complete master plan for facility projects at the four schools will be presented at...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by accountability, on Nov 13, 2007 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 3091 Views

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Zero tolerance on gunfire, illegal fireworks

There will be no tolerance for celebratory gunfire or fireworks within the city of Menlo Park, the police department said...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by courtney, on Jan 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 2797 Views

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Letter: Former student finds fault with Woodside High story

As a former student, I am appalled by the portrayal of Woodside High School and public schools in general in the Jan. 2 issue...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by Galen Rosenberg, on Jan 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm | 1 comment | 2809 Views

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Election marks course correction for schools

Setting up a classroom for an economics or history class isn't complicated. Find a room with good lighting and ventilation...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2008
Last comment by Allen, on Jan 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 2817 Views

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'Financial crimes' probe shuts Children's Theatre

A police investigation into "financial crimes" at the historic Palo Alto Children's Theatre has closed the theater indefinitely,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2008
Last comment by Ernest, on Jan 25, 2008 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 3026 Views

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Tense time for kindergarten signups

Signing up for kindergarten is an anxious time for most parents, and this year's registration for the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Feb 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 3315 Views

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40th Friends of Millard Fillmore Trivia Hunt could be the last

"This is it," says Robert Hunter, who is retiring after 40 years as the director and founder of the annual Friends of Millard...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2008
Last comment by Sally Gambol, on Feb 4, 2008 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 5719 Views

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Ravenswood voters approve Measure M

Voters in the Ravenswood City School District, which encompasses parts of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, overwhelmingly approved...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2008
Last comment by Concerned Community Member, on Feb 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm | 1 comment | 3063 Views

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Two candidates vie for fifth seat on PV school board

Voters in the Portola Valley School District will have a choice between two candidates to fill the fifth seat on the school...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by David Cox, on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 4303 Views

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Global Warming Assemblies at Menlo-Atherton High School

Menlo-Atherton High School's student-led Environmental Committee is taking "Going Green!" to the next level. Led by Anna...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 26, 2008
Last comment by Dan Pangburn, on Feb 26, 2008 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2925 Views

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Meet PV school board candidates Tuesday

The two candidates for a seat on the school board of the Portola Valley School District plan to participate in a candidates'...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by Greg Shove, on Apr 14, 2008 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 2900 Views

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School board OKs Oak Knoll campus plan

Despite the Menlo Park City School District's efforts to make some crowd-pleasing changes to the $15 million planned renovation...

Original post made on May. 10, 2008
Last comment by Ann Latta, on May 10, 2008 at 9:55 am | 1 comment | 2892 Views

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Laurel Performance?

I just looked at the recently released API results for the Menlo Schools on the California Department of Education website....

Original post made by Curious Parent on May. 27, 2008
Last comment by momma, on May 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm | 1 comment | 2599 Views

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Board approves Encinal School EIR

The school board of the Menlo Park City School District adopted Monday night the environmental impact report on the construction...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2008
Last comment by ostrich tail feathers, on Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 4643 Views

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Woodside Priory teacher hits the books in Africa

In my role as physics teacher at Woodside Priory School, I have thought a lot about teaching a universe of children; not...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Bill Shu, on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 2744 Views

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'Willy Wonka' in Portola Valley

Helena Abbott, center, played Willy Wonka, with Alexandra Brieger, left, as Ms. Beauregarde, and Grace Brieger as Josephina...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2008
Last comment by Kelly Brieger, on Sep 26, 2008 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 3351 Views
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