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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Remembering Mr. Clements

There was the time before, and then there was the time after that day. Lee Clements would thereafter refer to it only as...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by Suzan, on Feb 8, 2018 at 9:09 pm | 14 comments | 6742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood faces financial crisis

After discussing pressures that would lead to a budget shortfall for more than a year, the Ravenswood school district now...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 30, 2018 at 4:51 pm | 8 comments | 3061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: 'Inappropriate contact' with student under investigation

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations by a former student at Corte Madera School in Portola...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by PV PARENT, on Jan 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 3906 Views

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Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm | 22 comments | 7327 Views

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Menlo Park brothers are chess champs

Shawnak and Sahil Shivakumar, Menlo Park brothers and Laurel School students, both placed recently in the national grade-level...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by Edward, on Dec 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 3121 Views

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Bail restored for Menlo Park man charged with possessing child pornography

Bail has been restored for Matthew Emilio Coda, the Menlo Park man recently arrested on charges of possession of child pornography,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2017
Last comment by Puzzled, on Dec 3, 2017 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 3306 Views

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Hot chocolate with Mayor Mike

Atherton Mayor Mike Lempres read holiday stories to students at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton as part of the school's...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 2, 2017 at 2:16 am | 2 comments | 3716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Dr. Jacob Towery told parents attending his recent talk at Hillview Middle School how they can do one thing to improve their...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Start school later, on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 4880 Views

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School board to review safety of Hillview's artificial turf field

A study of the safety of the artificial turf playing field at Hillview Middle School, commissioned by the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 2250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nov. 8: Talk on teen anxiety, depression

"Anxiety & Depression in Teenagers" is the topic of the next talk in the parent education speaker series of the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2017
Last comment by Carter J, on Nov 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: Hillview School turf fields unlikely to increase cancer risk

Exposure to the crumb rubber at Menlo Park's artificial turf fields at Hillview Middle School and Kelly Park is unlikely...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 4 comments | 2873 Views

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Tonight: Comment sought on Menlo Park school district's financial future

Residents of the Menlo Park City School District will have a chance to share their ideas on the district's long term financial...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 2 comments | 1910 Views

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Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 3404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley students gather donations for Houston hurricane victims

Corte Madera School students spent two-and-a-half weeks gathering donations to put together hundreds of personal hygiene...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Bill D Bird, on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 2001 Views

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Portola Valley schools: Big board changes coming as district ponders major decisions

As the Portola Valley School District's board ponders several major decisions with long-term implications in coming months...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 4339 Views

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Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Get an education, on Sep 30, 2017 at 1:23 am | 22 comments | 2757 Views

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Talk: How to make 'safe routes to school' happen

Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes, will give a talk, "Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm | 31 comments | 3599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park mayor's 'community conversation' on education raises specter of secession

A meeting convened by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss educational quality in eastern Menlo Park drew what appeared...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by staff, on Sep 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 5015 Views

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Menlo Park mayor hosts talk about education inequality

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a community conversation Monday, Sept. 18, about options the city might have to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:45 am | 16 comments | 5172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District has sent a strongly worded letter to Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 19 comments | 5051 Views
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