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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do high school students really write their college essays in English class?

In the current school board meeting packet, Superintendent Skelly asserts that "the senior English classes at both high schools...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | 28 comments | 3413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's anti-stress bell schedule and class scheduling

I had no idea about the scheduling of core classes as noted below. I don't know if the jury is still out, but I and others...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track a Vike at Paly

Just got an email from school with the following message ...teacher can scan you in using the track-a-vike system. Did...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm | 1 comment | 927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

This is what can cause real stress in our high schools.

I just received the following email today and I am very annoyed by it. <<Hi, We hope you are having a good week....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 1258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools and turning 18

Today's incident involving an 18 year old student at Gunn makes me wonder how the schools treat our children once they...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm | 8 comments | 1531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Boot Camp in Palo Alto?????

Latest Paly tradition is that seniors have camouflage theme for first day of school to intimidate the rest of the student...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:18 am | 10 comments | 1394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honors English Class at Paly

Today an email was sent to the American Classics Honors English Class stating that due to a mistake this class is no longer...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm | 17 comments | 2507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feedback on Middle College at Foothill

My daughter has expressed an interest in Middle College at Foothill. The positives are the ability to take Foothill college...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:35 pm | 6 comments | 1261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MLK Weekend Before the New Calendar!

Before we had finals in December, the PAUSD calendar was typically this - 3 day weekend for MLK Birthday during which the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens and alcohol

In light of recent events in Palo Alto HS magazine and also in Saratoga HS, I would like to ask fellow parents about what...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by is it true?, on Apr 18, 2013 at 7:57 am | 10 comments | 1100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plea to fellow parents to stop micromanaging kids' lives

At the beginning of the new school year, let's start looking at the values we are teaching our kids' through our behavior...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by culture of excess, on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 25 comments | 2220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly principal's streaker response portends problems

Paly's Principal sent out this email today: August 15, 2013 Dear Parent/Guardian, We're reaching out today for help...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 151 comments | 6980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No checks requested, no school supplies requested

Has anyone else noticed that we have not had the usual glut of checks to write for school or the mad dash to get certain...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:41 am | 37 comments | 2059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Morning left turn only on Churchill at Alma

This was in today's Paly Link and I am posting it here as a reminder to everyone. Thank you. Driver & Bike Safety, Churchill...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by just trying to be safe -, on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 1449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Football Coach Retiring

http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24643129/football-palo-alto-coach-earl-hansen-announces-retirement He had some talented...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec. 4, 2013
There are no comments yet. 409 Views

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Sports, teen social issues, personal growth & behavioral risks

Hi all, As a parent with children at Paly, I wanted to share with the community some thoughts I hope will be helpful...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mom of Senior, on Jan 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 63 comments | 4204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let children learn from play the good old fashioned way

A friend forwarded me this article and I find it fascinating. Kids need to play more as kids to learn how to deal with...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Geek who thrived, on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 609 Views

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Bike Thefts at our schools

I recently attended a meeting with several other parents. During the meeting, almost as a by the way, the topic of bike thefts...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:05 am | 12 comments | 559 Views

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Didn't Paly eliminate class ranking?

Message from the UCs claims my son isn't in the top 9 percent of his class and implied his application isn't competitive....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by it's complicated, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online lottery for living skills summer school.

Just seen from an email that they have an online lottery for summer school. Is this ethical? Fair? Legal? Why has this...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by be careful what you wish for, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 5 comments | 805 Views
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