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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2590 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 | 2927 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 | 2539 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 | 2356 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 | 2433 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 | 2487 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 | 2900 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 | 2861 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 | 3278 Views

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Basic changes needed to fix schools, Assembly candidates agree at Saturday forum

Basic changes are needed to fix California's ailing K-12 education system, Democrats vying to succeed Ira Ruskin in the state...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on May 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 2746 Views

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Farewell to longtime M-A Jazz Band leader Frank Moura

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bryce, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 2 comments | 20122 Views

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Sequoia schools place well in nationwide ranking

The schools in the Sequoia Union High School District with graduating seniors were extraordinary in the 2008-09 school year...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by Parent for progressive education, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 2698 Views

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New year brings changes to high schools

There is significant newness to be found in programs and plans for the 2010-11 school year at Woodside and Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by editor, on Sep 2, 2010 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 3222 Views

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Woodside High teachers re-bond in wake of 'Superman'

As military veterans know, the feelings that develop after a group has been attacked often create strong bonds of loyalty...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Woodside teacher, on Oct 31, 2010 at 12:27 am | 2 comments | 3171 Views

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Bike lane all but certain at intersection of Alpine and I-280, where cyclist died

Bikes heading westbound on Sand Hill Road as they approach Interstate 280 have the option of merging with traffic into a...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2622 Views

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Negotiating the school playground

Some will grow up to be masters of persuasion and savvy entrepreneurs. Others will mellow into more generous sorts. For now,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Dave Hadden, on Mar 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 3097 Views

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Guest opinion: Valley school story disputed by parents, staff

This note is a community response to last week's cover article, "Classroom Divide," which alleged confusion about and even...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3390 Views

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Car collides with school bus in Menlo Park

An alleged drunken driver traveling south on Middlefield Road in Menlo Park collided with a school bus carrying 32 students...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by JG, on Apr 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 3007 Views

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M-A High wins top prize in climate competition

Menlo-Atherton High School has been awarded the top prize in the 2011 Climate Generation competition. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by M-A, on May 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 2896 Views

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Portola Valley schools celebrate 150 years

Who would guess that a town that is 45 years old would be home to a school district that began 150 years ago? Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by Did you read the story, on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2537 Views
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