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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you seen this bike?

Yesterday while I attended the fall sport award ceremony at M-A my son's and my locked bikes where stolen from the bike cage...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 2048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park kindergarten registration

Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 26. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by mp mom, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by AFormerLLParent, on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board edges M-A closer to night games

The long tradition of daytime-only football games at Menlo-Atherton High School is under intensifying scrutiny. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by jerome leugers, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Healthful eating for kids

Psychologist Annye Rothenberg, a former Portola Valley resident, will answer questions at a signing for her book, "I Like...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:46 am | 1 comment | 1823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: Sally Stewart to be honored

The public is invited to a two-hour celebration for Sally Stewart, a 26-year member of the governing board of the Sequoia...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Laura Rich, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A protest planned in Palo Alto today at noon

Some 25 to 40 students from Menlo-Atherton High School are planning to show up to today at noon outside Gunn High School...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Sal, on Feb 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 1938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district board seeks community input on new superintendent

With the planned June 30 departure of the superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District, the governing board...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by full search advocate, on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:26 am | 1 comment | 1856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo students shape new speaker series

The school has hosted prominent speakers for years, but the programs were primarily talks, followed by a short Q&A. With...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Johnathan Wamblat, on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Woodside High: Murder mystery drives musical comedy

Fans of just about every theater genre should find something to like in Woodside High School's upcoming production of "Curtains,"...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Dan B., on Mar 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 2137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PV school district staff volunteer to forgo pay hikes next year

Facing layoffs and a serious budget shortfall, staff in the Portola Valley School District voted to forgo salary increases...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by A mom, on Apr 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 1896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

April 24: School foundation hosts auction to help offset district deficit

Leaders of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation are hoping the foundation's annual auction, set for Saturday, April...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Get Real, on Apr 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 2109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Flood Magnet School vandalized

Police are investigating an apparent vandalism early Tuesday morning at the James Flood Magnet School in East Palo Alto in...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Sybille, on May 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2486 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rotary awards $114,000 in scholarships

Local high school students took home a record $114,000 in scholarships May 17 during an awards ceremony that also included...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Ms. Watkins, on May 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 1 comment | 2337 Views

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API scores up again for high schools

Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high schools, continuing their upward trends as measured by the state's Academic Performance...

Original post made on May. 31, 2010
Last comment by Wildcat Fever, on May 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 2661 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Surprise of a lifetime

Longtime M-A High jazz band director Frank Moura responds to a surprise concert made up of four decades of alumni jazz bands...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by MAParent, on Jun 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm | 1 comment | 2610 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park City School District hosts meeting for prospective candidates

District residents who are interested in running for the Menlo Park School District Board of Education in the Nov. 2 election...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Central Menlo Resident, on Jun 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 2402 Views

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June 3-6: 'Kilroy Was Here' at Hillview

The Hillview Players will present the World War II musical, "Kilroy Was Here," June 3-6 at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Actor's parent, on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 2408 Views

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Literacy 'declaration' at Menlo Park Library

Menlo Park Library patrons will have a chance, beginning on Friday (July 9), to put their John Hancock on a document passing...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 2966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: school districts need to improve effectiveness of school bond oversight

School districts in San Mateo County need to do a better job of recruiting and training members for committees that provide...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 3208 Views
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