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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 | 2985 Views


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 | 3505 Views


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 | 3018 Views


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 | 3038 Views


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 | 2815 Views


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 | 3057 Views


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 | 3287 Views


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 | 2081 Views


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 | 3796 Views


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 | 2401 Views


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 | 2402 Views


Inclusivity on the sidelines

Menlo-Atherton's cheerleading teams are striving to be inclusive of all students. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer Kaufman, on Oct 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 3240 Views


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 | 2080 Views


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 | 3010 Views


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 | 786 Views


Enrollment up slightly at M-A, Woodside high schools

When Sequoia Union High School District students returned to school last month, they were met with new teachers, classes...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Sep 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 3515 Views


Menlo Church pulls Adelante rent proposal. RCSD holds impromptu "closed session" meeting.

The San Mateo Daily Journal had a headline story by Austin Walsh entitled "Campus lease offer withdrawn" in today's edition....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 4 comments | 787 Views


San Mateo County Community College Chancellor change

The Daily Post has been reporting on the "sweetheart" deal given to former Chancellor, Ron Galatolo. Yesterday, their headline...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by VP in charge of dog-catching, on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 5 comments | 1552 Views


Hillview's New Program

Willy Haug, Principal of Hillview Middle School, should be given some credit for a promising program. This year, Hillview...

Original post made by Teacher on Aug. 30, 2019
There are no comments yet. 371 Views


Nonprofit to plant trees at local high schools, community sites

CityTrees is helping to plant 129 trees at high schools, including Woodside and Menlo-Atherton, and in other community spaces...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Aug 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 2217 Views
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Benefiting local non-profits

The 36th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, October 2, wherever you are! Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local non-profits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon.

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