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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Las Lomitas teachers still lack contract

As a parent of three children attending Las Lomitas and La Entrada, I am incredibly proud of the district's students for...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by district parent, on Sep 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm | 2 comments | 2484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Memorial for teacher at La Entrada

A memorial service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, for Jason Picetti, the La Entrada Middle School teacher...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 2206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out

Words like "perseverance" and "sagacious" peppered the speeches of eighth-graders vying to be named "Youth of the Year" last...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Chris Hill, on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:55 am | 2 comments | 3443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Changes to child safety law announced

If your child is under 8 years old or shorter than 4'9", California's child safety law now requires a backseat child restraint...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by David B, on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 2258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Effects of Tinsley transfer program

==B School desegregation:== A Stanford researcher will discuss the effects of the Tinsley transfer program at a special meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by School Parent, on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 2314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the EPA HS on Pope st moving? What will replace it?

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22874 "Administrators at the Stanford University-affiliated East Palo...

Original post made by rodents on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:22 am | 2 comments | 2038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview Middle School Principal Mike Melton to retire

Mike Melton, who has been principal of Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park since July 2009, announced Wednesday that he...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Dina, on Jan 28, 2012 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 2749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation scrambles to meet deadline

The nonprofit foundation that supports Menlo Park City School District schools has set an ambitious fundraising goal of $4...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Annie, on Jan 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 3563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paws for Tales at Atherton Library

Atherton Library, in conjunction with the Peninsula Humane Society, is hosting the popular Paws for Tales program. Children...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Hawk, on Jan 27, 2012 at 5:31 am | 2 comments | 2177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Achievement gap a focus at board meeting

The achievement gap -- the difference in academic performance between students with socio-economic advantages and students...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:24 am | 2 comments | 2569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside helps load aid for Zimbabwe

Paper hearts illustrated by Woodside Elementary School students were sent along with the more than 1,500 boxes of medical...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by ALICE, on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 3175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board examines 'achievement gap'

The persistent academic achievement gap among the schools and students in the Sequoia Union High School District is the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by Clarification, on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm | 2 comments | 2537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High principal makes career move

The next career phase for David Reilly begins July 1 when, after five years as principal of Woodside High School, he will...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Admirer, on Apr 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 3603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Digital gear stolen at Sacred Heart Schools

Someone stole six Apple iPads and five cell phones from unlocked lockers in the boys locker room on Tuesday, May 1, at Sacred...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on May 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm | 2 comments | 2493 Views

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The art of demolition

As demolition proceeded last week on the Hillview Middle School campus, this mural -- part of a long tradition of students'...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by alan miller, on Jul 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 2666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MA-Vikings Pop Warner football report

<I>This report is from Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park, a player on the Pee Wee Vikings' team. He is a seventh-grader at St....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Viking fan, on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 2280 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Enrollment crunch at local schools

The two school districts serving most of Menlo Park and Atherton are bursting at the seams, which is causing a ripple effect...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 2854 Views

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State coaching honor for Sacred Heart Prep's Lavorato

==B Prep football notes== It was a big year for head coach Pete Lavorato and his Sacred Heart Prep football team. The Gators...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Lightweight, on Jan 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 3092 Views

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Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gymnastics teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public — usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by editor, on Feb 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 1207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting tough on distracted drivers

If you're not paying attention to what's happening in front of you while moving down the road, chances are that you're engaged...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Christina Feng, on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2368 Views
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