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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graduation 2011: At M-A, one journey ends and another begins

On the Coach Park football field on Thursday afternoon, June 2, a total of 388 seniors in the Class of 2011 graduated from...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Haricot Vert, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm | 2 comments | 4593 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summit Prep cited as 'transformative' high school

Newsweek magazine has named Summit Preparatory Charter High School one of 10 "transformative" high schools in its annual...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:06 am | 2 comments | 3040 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 3106 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2011 High School Football Schedules

Among high school football openers Friday, Sept. 2, Priory will host Stuart Hall at 4 p.m., Menlo-Atherton will host El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 2869 Views

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 | 2567 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 | 2346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Community college bond measure

Measure H on the Nov. 8 ballot asks voters in the San Mateo County Community College District to approve a $564 million bond...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2011
Last comment by New Menlo Homeowner, on Oct 28, 2011 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 2770 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 | 3604 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 | 2398 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 | 2455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former coach suspected in campus thefts

A former Menlo School assistant coach, who had chased down and captured a suspect in other campus thefts, is now himself...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Coat of Arms, on Dec 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 2312 Views

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Now departing: The year 2011

What happened in 2011? The better question might be: What didn't happen? ==B Photo:== Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg checks...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2011
Last comment by Carl, on Dec 29, 2011 at 7:19 am | 2 comments | 2605 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 | 2131 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 | 2954 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 | 3726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted into...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by K. Llewellen, on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 2204 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 | 2739 Views

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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 | 3352 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 | 2698 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district goals topic of roundtable at Encinal School

The Menlo Park City School District's top five goals will be the topic of discussion at a roundtable set for Wednesday, April...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Fran, on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 2809 Views
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