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Ravenswood voters approve Measure M

Voters in the Ravenswood City School District, which encompasses parts of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, overwhelmingly approved...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2008
Last comment by Concerned Community Member, on Feb 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm | 1 comment | 3189 Views


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 | 4437 Views


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 | 3032 Views


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 | 2989 Views


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 | 2979 Views


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 | 2686 Views


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 | 4863 Views


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 | 2818 Views


'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 | 3472 Views


'...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 | 2410 Views


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 | 2237 Views


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 | 2395 Views


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 | 2642 Views


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 | 2778 Views


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 | 2088 Views


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 | 2339 Views


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 | 2606 Views


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 | 2144 Views


Jack Bowen: Water polo coach teaches philosophy at Menlo School

By Kate Daly Read the full story here 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 | 6068 Views


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 | 2601 Views
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