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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ladera: Marja Brandon is new Woodland head of school

The governing board of Woodland School in Ladera has hired Marja Brandon, former head of school for the Pennsylvania School...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Michelle MacKenzie, on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 3557 Views

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District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School

On Thursday, May 21, the Menlo Park City School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new third- to fifth-grade...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 4141 Views

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Saywell, Gupta top spenders in Menlo Park school district election

The two top spending candidates in the Menlo Park City School District race, Scott Saywell and Alka Gupta, have each spent...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 2849 Views

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Update: Ackerman, Lucas lead in Menlo Park City School District board race

Two candidates seen by many as "outsiders," David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas, appear to have been elected to the governing...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 5643 Views

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Menlo-Atherton beats Gunn to reach boys water polo championship

CCS water polo: Henry Marks scored with 36 seconds remaining to play to lift third-seeded Menlo-Atherton to an 8-7 victory...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Ol' Home Boy, on Nov 10, 2016 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 1223 Views

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Stanford Children's Health to launch new 'critical' youth mental health services

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’'s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as "immediate...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Nicole, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 2284 Views

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Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Maia Waissar, on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 3803 Views

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Woodside year in review: Openings, closings, and costly tree-felling

Woodside loves its heritage trees and protects them with large penalties meted out to people who cut them down without a...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by kimmy, on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 2239 Views

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Menlo Park: Third-graders take on computer coding

"OK class, write your last line of code," Nhi Vu, an instructor at Code for Fun tells a wiggly pack of third-graders at Belle...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mike , on Jan 21, 2017 at 4:51 am | 2 comments | 2612 Views

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Letter: Stop teaching kids to terrify pigs

The annual Woodside pig scramble allows children to chase and catch piglets, all in the name of "fun" and "entertainment,"...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 1111 Views

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Cover story: Volunteers support students 'where they are'

All Students Matter, which started in 2008 with a group of local moms and a couple dozen of their friends,has now grown to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Michelle Swenson, on Apr 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm | 2 comments | 2665 Views

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Youth mental health clinic opens in Menlo Park

More than four months ahead of schedule, SafeSpace, a youth mental health center, has opened in Menlo Park. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by LCCRuns, on Apr 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 3575 Views

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Ravenswood teachers, superintendent face breakdown in trust

Festering teacher concerns in the Ravenswood City School District came to a head last week when the teachers union announced...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by Sigh, on May 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm | 2 comments | 2186 Views

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Students learn about energy, environment, chocolate

What can you learn about coal mining from a chocolate chip cookie? Does dark chocolate or milk chocolate have a bigger environmental...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by yeah.... uh, no, on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 1456 Views

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Fifth-grader qualifies for international competition

After winning second place in a statewide competition, Nikhil Chand, a fifth-grader at Woodland School in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 1523 Views

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Reminder to parents: Students must be vaccinated

San Mateo County Health officials are reminding parents that state law requires students be up-to-date on required vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 1514 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 | 1146 Views

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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 | 3246 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 | 2760 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 | 2096 Views
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