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Series of meetings planned on proposed charter school

With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent, on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1065 Views


La Entrada named National Blue Ribbon School

For the second time in six years, La Entrada School in Menlo Park has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 2306 Views


SHP, Menlo School boys post impressive efforts in water polo

Weekend prep roundup: There's a very good reason why the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School boys are a combined 25-2 in water...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 1751 Views


Vida Verde expands horizons for underserved kids

Two former teachers are working hard to offer free outdoor education to thousands of underserved students in the Bay Area....

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 1971 Views


Local students collect backpacks for Kenyan orphans

Two Oak Knoll school brothers recently visited Kenya with their parents and others from their Menlo Park church, and gave...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Gary S, on Dec 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 2532 Views


Board denies petition to start Mandarin immersion charter school

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 866 Views


Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 2522 Views


Year in review: Elementary school districts get ready for growth

In 2014 local school districts continued to deal with two problems that have plagued them for the past several years: burgeoning...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by mark gilles, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 3041 Views


Holiday Fund: Clubs provide youth with gift of opportunity

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund help the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by paula w, on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 1175 Views


Tonight: Education author to speak on achievement, learning

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sara Tanke, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1775 Views


Menlo Park reports 10% drop in collisions

The police department's deployment of two fulltime traffic officers in 2014 contributed to a 10 percent drop in collisions,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 1584 Views


Six candidates seeking a seat on high school district board

Six people have applied for an interim position on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, according to district...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by in district, on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2886 Views


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 | 2504 Views


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 | 2151 Views


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 | 1985 Views


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 | 1820 Views


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 | 1406 Views


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 | 1142 Views


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 | 2194 Views


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 | 1991 Views
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