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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two candidates vie for fifth seat on PV school board

Voters in the Portola Valley School District will have a choice between two candidates to fill the fifth seat on the school...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by David Cox, on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 4219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Global Warming Assemblies at Menlo-Atherton High School

Menlo-Atherton High School's student-led Environmental Committee is taking "Going Green!" to the next level. Led by Anna...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 26, 2008
Last comment by Dan Pangburn, on Feb 26, 2008 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2859 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet PV school board candidates Tuesday

The two candidates for a seat on the school board of the Portola Valley School District plan to participate in a candidates'...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by Greg Shove, on Apr 14, 2008 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 2837 Views

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 | 2839 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 | 2543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2694 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 | 3294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'...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 | 2315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2129 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 | 2338 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 | 2519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2032 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 | 2246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5897 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 | 2383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2169 Views
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