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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2123 Views

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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 | 1855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2733 Views

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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 | 2253 Views

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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 | 1693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2615 Views

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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 | 2347 Views

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Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan to become first-time parents

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, according to an announcement...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Caol, on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 3928 Views

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A bumpy reorganization for Sequoia district board

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District earlier this month reorganized with new officers, installing Alan Sarver...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Calypso41, on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1704 Views

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Help for stressed-out students

By the time they graduate from high school, as many as 25 percent of students will have experienced some form of depression,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Richard Duda, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1246 Views

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Judge inundated with objections to release of student records

After California parents were recently notified that their children's records might be released as part of a federal lawsuit...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Mar 15, 2016 at 8:11 am | 1 comment | 349 Views

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Menlo Park: New Laurel school behind schedule, won't open until Oct. 17

While a ceremony to mark progress in the construction of the new Laurel School, Upper Campus in Menlo Park will be held this...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Money's No Problem, on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1951 Views

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Today: Portola Valley reviews plans for new Windmill School

Plans for a new facility for Windmill School, a preschool, at 900 Portola Road at the former site of Al's Nursery, go before...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by P.V. Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 988 Views

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New expenditure per pupil reporting requirements

Those of you who have been following the numbers in the MPCSD Parcel Tax topics will be happy to know that the district's...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 508 Views
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