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Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by WyldKat, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 2581 Views

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Announcing the Richard Weaver Fund at Menlo-Atherton High School

In his 43rd year at Menlo-Atherton, history teacher Richard Weaver is a legend. A Stanford University graduate with...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by member, on Feb 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm | 2 comments | 2878 Views

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M-A Freshmen Win Bronze Medal at U.S. Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering

During the 2008/9 season the Menlo-Atherton High School team beat last year’s champion Monta Vista High School from Cupertino...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 2633 Views

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Everest Charter Campus on RCSD site

I see a win win situation on this subject. Everest needs a centrally located campus. Redwood City Elementary will create...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 2512 Views

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Portola Valley schools gets $2.9 million

The 735-student Portola Valley School District hit the jackpot in the recent lottery for federal stimulus money. The district...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Tim Hanretty, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 2366 Views

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Local school districts score among top 20 in state API test

Academic Performance Index scores are up and down, but overall, still very good at local elementary schools. And one district,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 2203 Views

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Teachers' letters pushed board member to resign

A teachers' union letter-writing campaign to lobby Las Lomitas Elementary School District board members over stalled contract...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 3280 Views

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Editorial: Las Lomitas teachers out of line

Teachers at Las Lomitas schools stepped out of character last week in an apparent effort to convince board members to give...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 2552 Views

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High school district redesigns its Web site

The Web site for the Sequoia Union High School District has a new look, and some new content, including a listing of district...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stephen, on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 2143 Views

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POST to sell 4,262 acres near Montara and Moss Beach to National Park Service

The Peninsula Open Space Trust plans to sell Rancho Corral de Tierra, a large tract of land surrounding Montara and Moss...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 2503 Views

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Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1997 Views

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Enrollment surge: Schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by heresy, on Dec 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 2582 Views

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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. 18, 2010
Last comment by Another Las Lomitas Parent, on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 2904 Views

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Train death identified as Gunn grad Brian Taylor

The young man who stepped in front of a Caltrain Friday night has been identified as Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, a 2008 graduate...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Active Resident, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 2519 Views

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Saturday: Memorial service for Gunn graduate Brian Taylor

A memorial service for Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon in Menlo Park at The Church of Jesus...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Daniel, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 2340 Views

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Revenues down, enrollment up in K-8 district

Voters will be asked to help the Menlo Park City School District bridge a projected $2 million budget shortfall with a $178...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Fix it right, on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm | 2 comments | 2426 Views

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My View: Our so-called lives -- Is techno-chatter replacing relationships?

<I>About the author: Samantha Bergeson of Portola Valley is a freshman at Menlo School in Atherton.</I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Marice George, on Mar 13, 2010 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2470 Views

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Momentum grows in threat to sue school district

The district attorney will not go to battle for Peter Carpenter, the open-government crusader and Atherton resident, who...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 2870 Views

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"M-A on eBay" On-Line Auction Opens Friday 4/23!

Menlo-Atherton High School’s third annual M-A on eBay ON-LINE auction goes live this Friday, April 23rd! Up for bid are...

Original post made by Kim Sommer on Apr. 17, 2010
Last comment by Charlene Margot, on Apr 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | 2842 Views

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Warren Buffet to Jennifer Bestor: Let's share the pain if the Gov gets tough on Proposition 13

Jennifer Bestor didn't know what to expect last month when she mailed a rather whimsical letter to billionaire Warren Buffet...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Editor, on Apr 22, 2010 at 8:53 am | 2 comments | 3261 Views
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