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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Belle Haven eighth-grader named 'scholar of the year'

A highly motivated 13-year-old girl from Ethiopia has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula's scholar of the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2009
Last comment by Donna, on Jan 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2893 Views

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Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by WyldKat, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 2810 Views

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Announcing the Richard Weaver Fund at Menlo-Atherton High School

In his 43rd year at Menlo-Atherton, history teacher Richard Weaver is a legend. A Stanford University graduate with...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by member, on Feb 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm | 2 comments | 3209 Views

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Winter Arts Festival!

Winter Arts Festival Date: February 21st and 22nd What: Friday the 21st 6:30 to 9:30PM will be a cabaret night. Saturday...

Original post made by M-A Thespian Society on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2337 Views

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Everyday Etiquette Class for KIDS! This weekend!

Who wouldn’t want words such as, “polite,” “helpful,” and “pleasant” to be used to describe their child? This...

Original post made by JF on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by JF, on Feb 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 2677 Views

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M-A Freshmen Win Bronze Medal at U.S. Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering

During the 2008/9 season the Menlo-Atherton High School team beat last year’s champion Monta Vista High School from Cupertino...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 2861 Views

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Everest Charter Campus on RCSD site

I see a win win situation on this subject. Everest needs a centrally located campus. Redwood City Elementary will create...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 2752 Views

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Portola Valley schools gets $2.9 million

The 735-student Portola Valley School District hit the jackpot in the recent lottery for federal stimulus money. The district...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Tim Hanretty, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 2609 Views

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Local school districts score among top 20 in state API test

Academic Performance Index scores are up and down, but overall, still very good at local elementary schools. And one district,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 2387 Views

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Teachers' letters pushed board member to resign

A teachers' union letter-writing campaign to lobby Las Lomitas Elementary School District board members over stalled contract...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 3539 Views

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Editorial: Las Lomitas teachers out of line

Teachers at Las Lomitas schools stepped out of character last week in an apparent effort to convince board members to give...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 2734 Views

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High school district redesigns its Web site

The Web site for the Sequoia Union High School District has a new look, and some new content, including a listing of district...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stephen, on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 2432 Views

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POST to sell 4,262 acres near Montara and Moss Beach to National Park Service

The Peninsula Open Space Trust plans to sell Rancho Corral de Tierra, a large tract of land surrounding Montara and Moss...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 2727 Views

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Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2216 Views

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Enrollment surge: Schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by heresy, on Dec 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 2748 Views

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Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Another Las Lomitas Parent, on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 3200 Views

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Train death identified as Gunn grad Brian Taylor

The young man who stepped in front of a Caltrain Friday night has been identified as Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, a 2008 graduate...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Active Resident, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 2914 Views

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Saturday: Memorial service for Gunn graduate Brian Taylor

A memorial service for Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon in Menlo Park at The Church of Jesus...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Daniel, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 2838 Views

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Revenues down, enrollment up in K-8 district

Voters will be asked to help the Menlo Park City School District bridge a projected $2 million budget shortfall with a $178...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Fix it right, on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm | 2 comments | 2718 Views

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My View: Our so-called lives -- Is techno-chatter replacing relationships?

<I>About the author: Samantha Bergeson of Portola Valley is a freshman at Menlo School in Atherton.</I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Marice George, on Mar 13, 2010 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2696 Views
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