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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted into...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by K. Llewellen, on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1590 Views

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Garden expands at Priory

The paths to the cultivation of a home vegetable garden have been many -- the hardships of the Great Depression, the backyard...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by ingrid shu, on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1881 Views

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Chris Zider scholarship winners named

Two student-athletes -- Jenna Swartz of Menlo Park and Derek Hunter of Portola Valley -- are winners of the 2011 Chris Zider...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2012
Last comment by kd94025, on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2802 Views

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Facebook, city to release draft development deal

Facebook and the city of Menlo Park will release this week the terms of a draft development agreement that, when approved,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Don't understand, on Apr 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1883 Views

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School district goals topic of roundtable at Encinal School

The Menlo Park City School District's top five goals will be the topic of discussion at a roundtable set for Wednesday, April...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Fran, on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 1856 Views

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Friday: Frederick's Follies is back in town

Frederick's Follies celebrates 10 years of entertaining the Corte Madera school community with an anniversary production...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Shazia Jang, on Apr 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm | 1 comment | 1997 Views

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New Montessori preschool opens

There's a new school in town. Casa dei Bambini, a Montessori preschool, has opened a 20,000-square-foot campus at 1215 O'Brien...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Casa dei Bambini School, on May 9, 2012 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 1809 Views

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Las Lomitas district superintendent to resign to return to Millbrae

Just eight months after joining the Las Lomitas Elementary School District as superintendent, Shirley Martin has announced...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Anne, on May 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 1798 Views

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34 to graduate from Mid-Peninsula High

Thirty-four students are graduating June 2 from Mid-Peninsula High School, a private high school for grades 9 to 12, located...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Ellis A. Schoichet AIA, on May 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

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Portola Valley School District may lay off classroom aides

Thirteen part-time classroom aides may lose their jobs in the next school year as the Portola Valley School District struggles...

Original post made on May. 26, 2012
Last comment by Matt Richter, on May 26, 2012 at 7:42 am | 1 comment | 1963 Views

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Bike route closes for 18 days, except Sundays

The stretch of Crystal Springs Road that connects Polhemus Road and Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo closed to all vehicle...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by Sawyer Camp Trail user, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 1720 Views

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Portola Valley schools: looking for more cuts

The 2012-13 budget is balanced, with $2.1 million in spending cuts, but the Portola Valley School District board and staff...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by hmmm..., on Jul 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm | 1 comment | 1901 Views

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Peninsula Bridge now reaches 400 students

Peninsula Bridge, which for 22 years has conducted summer enrichment programs for motivated kids from under-resourced communities,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Bebop more, on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:55 am | 1 comment | 2055 Views

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Struck strikes gold and bronze while rowing in Mexico

Sacred Heart Prep senior Danni Struck of Portola Valley will have some interesting stories to tell when she returns to school...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Dupi, on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 1999 Views

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Student designs, paints mural at local school

Belle Haven School will have a bright new addition to its campus this fall, thanks to Menlo-Atherton High School student...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by Aimee Yan, on Aug 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 1779 Views

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Misson (soon to be) Accomplished

A totally transformed campus will greet Hillview Middle School students when they return to school on Sept. 4. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:23 am | 1 comment | 1867 Views

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School district races not contested

There will be no contests for two open seats each on the Las Lomitas and Menlo Park City school district boards, with only...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by David Henig, on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 1968 Views

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Cyclist injured near Hillview campus

A bicyclist was injured Aug. 28 on Santa Cruz Avenue near Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park when the occupant of a parked...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by citatation?, on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1975 Views

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Education secretary starts tour at Sequoia High

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was at Sequoia High School in Redwood City on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Former Cherokee, on Sep 13, 2012 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 2010 Views

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In search of high-quality preschool for all

With a Stanford University education and decades of hands-on experience with kids, Carol Thomsen of Menlo Park is something...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by Carolyn Clarke, on Sep 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 4111 Views
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