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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Las Lomitas buildings debut

Las Lomitas Elementary School officials debuted new buildings last month. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/02/19/new-las-lomitas-buildings-debut?utm_s...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 3252 Views

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New high school to bring German, French and Chinese language instruction under one roof

Two local bilingual schools have partnered to open a new international high school that will offer German, French and Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:53 pm | 4 comments | 4433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary School students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2020 at 7:23 am | 7 comments | 4166 Views

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Wood burning bans now in effect year-round on Spare the Air days

Wood burning bans will now be in effect year-round on Spare the Air days in the Bay Area after a vote Wednesday by the region's...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by selfish, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:00 am | 5 comments | 5041 Views

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Menlo Park school board considers parcel tax measure in November

Menlo Park City School District officials are undecided on whether they'll place a ballot measure to renew or replace a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm | 17 comments | 4501 Views

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All Five preschool receives national accreditation

The National Association for the Education of Young Children recently accredited All Five preschool, making it the only preschool...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sandy, on Jan 14, 2020 at 6:29 pm | 1 comment | 4399 Views

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Free fruit helps fuel student learning in Las Lomitas district classrooms

After the 45-minute to hourlong bus ride from east of U.S. 101 to the neighboring towns of Menlo Park and Atherton, students...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Caesar, on Jan 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 4 comments | 4414 Views

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Ravenswood district remembers longtime Belle Haven teacher

The Ravenswood Education Foundation is the beneficiary of a fundraiser in remembrance of longtime Belle Haven School teacher...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mutti, on Jan 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 4320 Views

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In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility of online information, a new Stanford study has found. This...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by two tables, on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm | 11 comments | 4055 Views

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Belle Haven families and community come together to remember historic civil rights walk to school

Thursday, Nov. 14, marked the 59th year since 6-year-old African American student Ruby Bridges helped to desegregate schools...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Francesca Segre , on Nov 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 3917 Views

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All Five preschool begins fundraising campaign for expansion

To fulfill its mission of educating children during their first five years of life, the nonprofit All Five preschool in Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by mutti, on Nov 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 4251 Views

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Menlo Park council, county support ban of vape device sales

Hours after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in unincorporated...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Explosion of youth addicts, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:07 am | 7 comments | 4201 Views

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Ravenswood community weighs pace, transition of closing two elementary schools

Parents and others who have attended public meetings on consolidating schools in the Ravenswood City School District appear...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peor que la que se fue!, on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 2857 Views

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Accused child molester Randolph Haldeman gets extension for preliminary hearing

A preliminary hearing for Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man accused of molesting children at his home and at a community...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Steve_J, on Nov 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 5146 Views

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Menlo Park school board approves 5% raise for teachers

Menlo Park City School District teachers will see a 5% pay hike this school year after the school board unanimously approved...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Nov 1, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 3 comments | 3147 Views

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No significant movement in local students’ test scores

San Mateo County students’ standardized test scores remained stagnant during the 2018-19 testing period, but they still...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Mind The Gaps, on Oct 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 3285 Views

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Inclusivity on the sidelines

Menlo-Atherton's cheerleading teams are striving to be inclusive of all students. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/10/04/inclusivity-on-the-sidelines?...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer Kaufman, on Oct 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 4581 Views

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KIPP to open new charter high school in East Palo Alto next year

KIPP Bay Area Public School's request to open a charter high school was ultimately approved by the Sequoia Union High School...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 28, 2019 at 8:27 am | 8 comments | 3193 Views

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Menlo Park school board appoints new trustee

Members of the Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees on Sept. 23 chose former member Mark Box to fill the board...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2019
Last comment by Jonathan Carpenter, on Sep 26, 2019 at 10:37 am | 4 comments | 4260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Street parking near new school cut to make room for bike lanes

In order to offer safer passage by bike to Menlo Park's new high school, TIDE Academy, the Menlo Park City Council voted...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 1175 Views
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