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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2730 Views

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Corte Madera and Hillview schools win state honors

Two local middle schools, Hillview in Menlo Park and Corte Madera in Portola Valley, have been named Gold Ribbon schools...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on May 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2250 Views

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Former students, teachers, families say farewell to Portola Valley School

The spirit of the long-closed Portola Valley School, known affectionately as "PVS," soared again Oct. 12 when the town of...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rebecca Maldonado, on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 1693 Views

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Kids read on long commutes

Kindergartners Benjamin and Daniel used to take naps on their 30-minute-plus bus rides between Omondale School in Portola...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Educator, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 1607 Views

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Kindles let students read on long school commutes

A pilot program to lend Kindles to Ormondale School students who have long commutes has resulted in more than 1,600 books...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by a very good read, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2614 Views

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Local 4-H Club members prepare for fair

Several Menlo Park 4-Hers have been raising livestock for the San Mateo County Fair, being held June 11-19. ==B Photo:==...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by me, on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 2346 Views

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Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan to become first-time parents

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, according to an announcement...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Caol, on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 3924 Views

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A bumpy reorganization for Sequoia district board

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District earlier this month reorganized with new officers, installing Alan Sarver...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Calypso41, on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1702 Views

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Help for stressed-out students

By the time they graduate from high school, as many as 25 percent of students will have experienced some form of depression,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Richard Duda, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1239 Views

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Judge inundated with objections to release of student records

After California parents were recently notified that their children's records might be released as part of a federal lawsuit...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Mar 15, 2016 at 8:11 am | 1 comment | 347 Views

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Menlo Park: New Laurel school behind schedule, won't open until Oct. 17

While a ceremony to mark progress in the construction of the new Laurel School, Upper Campus in Menlo Park will be held this...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Money's No Problem, on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1950 Views

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Today: Portola Valley reviews plans for new Windmill School

Plans for a new facility for Windmill School, a preschool, at 900 Portola Road at the former site of Al's Nursery, go before...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by P.V. Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 986 Views

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New expenditure per pupil reporting requirements

Those of you who have been following the numbers in the MPCSD Parcel Tax topics will be happy to know that the district's...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 507 Views

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Menlo Park resident among service academy appointees

Rep. Anna Eshoo will host a reception on Friday, May 20, in Mountain View to honor this year's U.S. Service Academy appointees...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jbcham, on May 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 1112 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, on May 27, 2016 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 845 Views

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School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 336 Views

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Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 1103 Views

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Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1675 Views
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