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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Enrollment continues to dip in area schools

Enrollment slightly declined this school year for local elementary school districts, continuing a recent area trend. The...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2018
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 12 minutes ago | 13 comments | 2038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: State board reviews appeal by Menlo Park residents to transfer school districts

For the second time in the past 30 years, the California State Board of Education is deciding the fate of an appeal to transfer...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Sep 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm | 8 comments | 2501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Street Smarts: Whether pedaling or water paddling, safety training is crucial for kids

Introducing Street Smarts, a new column by Katie Behroozi and Jen Wolosin dedicated to transportation-related issues in and...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2018
Last comment by MPer, on Aug 15, 2018 at 9:52 am | 4 comments | 933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vandal punctures tires in La Entrada School parking lot

Someone has been forcing metal screws into the tires of vehicles belonging to the staff of La Entrada School over the last...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2018
Last comment by Bob, on Aug 11, 2018 at 8:18 am | 2 comments | 1588 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coach arrested on suspicion of sex crime with teen student

A 37-year-old San Jose man who coaches badminton in Menlo Park was arrested July 12 and booked into the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jul 21, 2018 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 3367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: Las Lomitas School driveway location on agenda

Whether or not the Las Lomitas School should change its driveway to align with Walsh Road will be discussed by Atherton's...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2018
Last comment by PeninsulaGirl, on Jul 10, 2018 at 3:54 pm | 4 comments | 1173 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside school seventh-grader designs award-winning, cost-efficient solar device

Woodsider Georgia Hutchinson has come up with a way to make producing solar energy more efficient and less costly -- and...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2018
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 2 comments | 3324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laurel families gang up to bike to school

Jen Wolosin said she wanted to make sure her son had the chance to ride his bike to school at the Laurel School Lower Campus...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by Not a helicopter parent, on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:01 pm | 5 comments | 1818 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

$70 million bond measure passing in Las Lomitas school district

The first election night results show voters in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District approving a $70 million bond measure,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2018
Last comment by Don’t You Love It, on Jun 8, 2018 at 7:17 am | 9 comments | 4999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Support Measure R to finish campus projects

Las Lomitas school district officials are asking voters to support Measure R, a $70 million bond measure on the June ballot...

Original post made on May. 21, 2018
Last comment by Train Fan, on Jun 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm | 8 comments | 4853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bond, parcel tax are on June 5 ballot in Ravenswood district

The K-8 Ravenswood City School District, which includes East Palo Alto and parts of Menlo Park,is seeking voter approval...

Original post made on May. 31, 2018
Last comment by No Way!, on Jun 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 1102 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local foundation brings science to Ravenswood

Thanks to a volunteer-led effort and funding from the nonprofit Ravenswood Education Foundation, there is a fledgling but...

Original post made on May. 14, 2018
Last comment by Sybille, on May 14, 2018 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 1643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Windmill School, now in a permanent home, celebrates grand opening

Windmill School just opened its new and permanent home at 900 Portola Road -- the grand opening was Sunday, April 28 -- and...

Original post made on May. 9, 2018
Last comment by Happy Resident, on May 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 5064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

La Entrada School closed as deputies search for suspect in domestic dispute

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office say that La Entrada School at 2200 Sharon Road in Menlo Park is closed...

Original post made on May. 7, 2018
Last comment by LE mom, on May 7, 2018 at 10:40 am | 2 comments | 3512 Views

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La Entrada Lockdown ?

Any specifics available?...

Original post made by parent123 on May. 7, 2018
Last comment by Julia Brown, assistant editor, on May 7, 2018 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The 'Garbage Patch Kids' speak out for a better future

Our fifth-graders at Laurel Elementary recently completed a project based learning unit in which we asked, "What can we do...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by Nicholas Keller, on Apr 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 583 Views

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High school officials question 'tighter message control' plan

Sequoia Union High School District officials are pushing back against a draft communications plan proposed recently by a...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2018
Last comment by WP, on Apr 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 1495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Practicing for the unthinkable

It's a scenario no one ever wants to encounter — a shooter on a school campus. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2018/04/18/practicing-for-the...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Shelly, on Apr 20, 2018 at 12:58 am | 1 comment | 447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How one school prepares for the worst

Sacred Heart Schools' 64-acre Atherton campus has nearly 1,200 students, from 3-year-old preschoolers to 18-year-old high...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by James Madison, on Apr 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 1592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nearly half of Belle Haven students boycott school

More than 44 percent of students enrolled in Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park boycotted classes on Wednesday to...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2018
Last comment by I Agree, on Apr 7, 2018 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 3715 Views
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