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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bond measure pays for more classrooms

Plans to add many more classrooms at local public high schools can now move into a more detailed phase with the passage on...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader makes giant horse for school parade

I made a giant Morgan horse for my fifth-grade state float project at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. My float was...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2441 Views

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On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 2911 Views

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Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 3818 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Corte Madera School principal named

Cyndi Maijala, principal at Bret Harte Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District, has been named principal of...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 3255 Views

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Menlo Park, Las Lomitas school board elections over before they began

The election is over before it began in the Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts because only three candidates...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 3258 Views

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Fifth-grader raises money to buy gear for basketball program

For fifth-grader Shay Patel, basketball is more than just a pastime. It's a passion. So it's no surprise that this summer,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2456 Views

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Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2242 Views

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14 graduate from Woodland School

<I>Submitted by Anita Grossman of Woodland School.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/08/14/14-graduate-from-woodland-school...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 876 Views

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Woodside: No easy solution for troublesome Mountain Home Road crossing

Students at Woodside Elementary School are using new and improved crosswalks in front of the school, but still to come this...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1135 Views

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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 | 1284 Views

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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 | 2722 Views

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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 | 2012 Views

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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 | 2416 Views

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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 | 2862 Views

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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 | 1204 Views

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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 | 2833 Views

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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 | 3390 Views

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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 http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/24/holiday-fund-clubs-prov...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by paula w, on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 1458 Views

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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 | 2094 Views
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