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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2750 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 | 5068 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 | 2880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'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 | 3557 Views

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'...but what I really want to do is produce'

For his short movie "Johnny Goner," David Harris had the cameras, the crew, the professional actors flown in from Hollywood,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2008
Last comment by ATOWNMAMA, on Oct 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 2459 Views

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County board to consider Everest charter petition

The San Mateo County Board of Education has scheduled a Nov. 5 public hearing on a petition to charter Everest Public High...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Diane Stern, on Oct 31, 2008 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 2278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park teen gets a close look at national security

It was a simulation, but after serving as "U.S. Secretary of State" in a foreign policy crisis involving central Asia during...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2008
Last comment by Rosalyn Traylor, on Nov 7, 2008 at 8:22 am | 1 comment | 2435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting geometry

For some of us, the word "math" is a pejorative. We take the classes, we graduate and, with some enthusiasm, draw a curtain...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by M. L., on Dec 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 2678 Views

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Teacher's trip gives students glimpse of history

By the time President-elect Barack Obama took the stage on election night, Menlo Park teacher Jacqueline Cebrian knew exactly...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by James, on Jan 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm | 1 comment | 2850 Views

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Winter Arts Festival!

Winter Arts Festival Date: February 21st and 22nd What: Friday the 21st 6:30 to 9:30PM will be a cabaret night. Saturday...

Original post made by M-A Thespian Society on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 2115 Views

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Everyday Etiquette Class for KIDS! This weekend!

Who wouldn’t want words such as, “polite,” “helpful,” and “pleasant” to be used to describe their child? This...

Original post made by JF on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by JF, on Feb 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 2377 Views

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Chris Zider scholarship winners named

Will Tashman of Menlo School and Sydney Lundgren of Palo Alto High School are winners of the 2007-08 Chris Zider Scholarships. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jeff Wiley, on Mar 10, 2009 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 2646 Views

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Letter: Mean-spirited editorial on Everest charter

As a regular booster of Almanac coverage, I am mystified at the almost mean-spirited editorial on Feb. 25 regarding the Everest...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 11, 2009 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 2175 Views

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Jack Bowen: Water polo coach teaches philosophy at Menlo School

By Kate Daly Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=1272 posted Wednesday, March 8, 2006,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Lisa Sievers, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 1 comment | 6159 Views

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Longtime Hillview Middle School principal to retire in June

Mike Moore, the principal of Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park for the past 23 years, announced today (March 16) that...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by DCM, on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 2690 Views

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New math books on school board agenda

Board plans to discuss Tuesday a new math curriculum, "California Everyday Mathethics," that has been controversial in some...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Mar 24, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 2365 Views

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Guest opinion: District likely to lose on charter school site fight

On April 1, trustees of the Sequoia Union High School District approved a final offer of facilities for Everest Public High...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Critic of SUHSD, on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 2084 Views

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Update: Student, 16, still hospitalized after being struck by car in Atherton crosswalk

A 16-year-old Woodside High School girl remains in Stanford Hospital with a broken leg, broken pelvis and kidney trauma after...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Rush, on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 2244 Views

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MA's Big Bear Run Welcomes Alumni!

The 4th Annual Big Bear 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) will commence at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 3. The first 50 M-A graduates to...

Original post made by Susan Mohr on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Weekend Warrior, on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 2411 Views
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