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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 | 2383 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 | 2206 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 | 2374 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 | 2594 Views

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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 | 2722 Views

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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 | 2072 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 | 2307 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 | 2567 Views

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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 | 2126 Views

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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 | 6017 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 | 2536 Views

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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 | 2267 Views

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Guest opinion: District likely to lose on charter school site fight

On April 1, trustees of the Sequoia Union High School District approved a final offer of facilities for Everest Public High...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Critic of SUHSD, on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 2006 Views

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Update: Student, 16, still hospitalized after being struck by car in Atherton crosswalk

A 16-year-old Woodside High School girl remains in Stanford Hospital with a broken leg, broken pelvis and kidney trauma after...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Rush, on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 2136 Views

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MA's Big Bear Run Welcomes Alumni!

The 4th Annual Big Bear 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) will commence at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 3. The first 50 M-A graduates to...

Original post made by Susan Mohr on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Weekend Warrior, on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 2293 Views

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Big changes ahead in classrooms

Portola Valley's Corte Madera School to offer choice of themed classrooms to fourth- and fifth graders. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Richard Patrone, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 2233 Views

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Woodside School tax vote: results tonight

Results of the all-mail parcel tax election in the Woodside Elementary School District will be reported at 8:05 tonight....

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by k, on May 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 2255 Views

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'Asian male juvenile' is victim of train collision

Another possible suicide -- the second Caltrain-related death in two days -- stopped trains in Palo Alto at about 8:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Friendoffamily, on May 5, 2009 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 2367 Views

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Everest directors plan to sue Sequoia district

A court battle appears likely if, as expected, the directors of Everest Public High School, a new charter school that plans...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Libertarian, on May 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 2356 Views

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Fifth-graders score high in Tech Museum challenge

A team of 5th graders from Encinal School won second place for overall solution in their age group at the Tech Museum of...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Daniel C., on May 12, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2105 Views
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