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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnout, anxiety weigh on some local teachers two months into full return to classrooms

"I'm wondering 'Was my mask on tight enough today?'" said Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Mallory Byrne. She gets tested...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 21, 2021 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 2684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas school board appoints two trustees following resignations

The Las Lomitas school board has appointed two new members after recent resignations. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/10/12/las-lomitas-school-board...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 21, 2021 at 6:03 am | 1 comment | 2943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Vote no on Measure B, Menlo Park school district's latest parcel tax initiative

In a guest opinion, Mark Hinkle argues why Menlo Park City School District voters should oppose Measure B, a parcel tax increase...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 12, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 13 comments | 2910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student COVID vaccinations: California becomes first state to require them for kids 12 and up

Gov. Gavin Newsom added COVID-19 to the list of diseases students must get a vaccination for to attend school. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by ln, on Oct 1, 2021 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 2186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Testing catches four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in Belle Haven School class

Belle Haven School students were quarantined earlier this month after four children in a single classroom tested positive...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
Last comment by , on Sep 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 3578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park officials urge greater road safety awareness after two collisions involving young students

School officials and police are warning drivers to be more cautious around schools since the full reopening last month, which...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Eric Gilbertson, on Sep 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm | 13 comments | 4439 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The post-9/11 generation: Too young to remember, but not to reflect

Those who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, carry vivid memories of that day. For a whole generation of young people, though,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2025 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mervin Morris, founder of Mervyns stores, Atherton resident dies at 101

Philanthropist, Atherton resident and founder of Mervyns department stores Mervin Morris died at 101. "We were just so lucky...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
Last comment by M.M, on Sep 11, 2021 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 3935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Let's protect Menlo Park's kids from the pollution inside our homes

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident and pediatrician Dr. Erika Drazan writes about the benefits of switching from gas...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2021
Last comment by Matt, on Aug 7, 2021 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 3655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Community college district to offer at least 30% of courses in-person this fall

After shutting down when the COVID-19 pandemic began, the San Mateo County Community College District plans to offer at least...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on Jul 27, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 3692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community briefs: Menlo Park's reopening plans; Rotary scholarships; Oak Knoll's new assistant principal; Skunks rescued

In this week's community briefs, Menlo Park looks at reopening venues and services, Oak Knoll taps a new assistant principal,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jun 4, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 3313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo-Atherton taps insider as new principal

The Sequoia Union High District officials chose Vice Principal Karl Losekoot to lead Menlo-Atherton High School after Principal...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Cindy Folker, on May 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm | 6 comments | 4162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heller family makes long journey to Sacred Heart Prep from M-A

Michael Heller had to make difficult decisions at a time most kids are out having fun. Just after helping M-A win a boys...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2352 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Why we decided to send our kids back to school

In an op-ed, state Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) advocates for a full reopening of schools in the fall. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ed Kahl, on May 9, 2021 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 3204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early results show Portola Valley School District parcel tax measure leading

Measure S, a parcel tax reduction in the Portola Valley School District, is passing, according to initial election night...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Karl, on May 6, 2021 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 3424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district warns of strangers approaching students en route to school

As students return to classrooms more regularly, Menlo Park City School District officials are warning families about an...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Mentos, on May 3, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 3742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Let's focus on the fall,' Sequoia principals push back at parents' pressure to reopen more extensively this spring

Some district parents have been vocal about wanting students back full-time in the fall and even as soon as this spring. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Tragic Loss, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 20 comments | 4267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should Menlo Park parcel tax share ballot with governor's recall election? School district consultants say no

The Menlo Park City School District is pursuing renewing a parcel tax in November, but a consultant is recommending the school...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Apr 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm | 6 comments | 2642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Human remains found in the Skylonda/Woodside area

The remains of an as-yet-unidentified person were found on Monday at about 9 a.m. in the Skylonda/Woodside area near Kebet...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wristbands, partitions and health surveys as high schools reopen

Students and teachers streamed into high school classrooms in Menlo Park, Woodside and Atherton on Monday, for the first...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on Apr 9, 2021 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 2524 Views
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