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SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do Paly juniors get their PSAT scores?

Other schools in other communities already have scores in hand. I've heard that ETS sends the scores to the schools and...

Original post made by paly parent on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Senior Parent, on Dec 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm | 1 comment | 1674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can teachers pay someone to grade their students papers?

My son came home with a graded English essay. Although he was not really happy with the grade, I commented that at least...

Original post made by paly parent on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by sufficiently competent, on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm | 75 comments | 5334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PIE's big donor benefits

Whoa! OK, I think this is pretty powerful blog about Palo Alto PIE, and our fundraising efforts. Why are we publishing...

Original post made by PALY Parent on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Geez, on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm | 98 comments | 4822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Building communities within our high schools.

I attended a meeting about teen depression a few weeks ago. One of the speakers was a basketball coach at Paly. The point...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by A Mom, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm | 23 comments | 2393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Easy budget cut: increase contract PE

At present, only "nationally ranked athletes" are allowed to have contract PE and be excused from the three year PE requirement...

Original post made by Paly parent on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by get real, on Feb 16, 2010 at 8:30 am | 17 comments | 2192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone go to Paly sports meeting tonight?

Was anyone else appalled by the three-minute Paly parent meeting tonight for spring sports? Forcing all parents to attend...

Original post made by Paly parent on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Great job, on Feb 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm | 3 comments | 1662 Views

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Gap Year - has anyone experienced it?

Our Paly senior has decided to defer college for a year to experience a Gap Year. This phenomenon is widely popular in Europe...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by One size does not fit all, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 36 comments | 2901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

List of hang out places for teens in Palo Alto

Our teens need somewhere to go and hang out with friends, have fun, meet mentors who want to get to know them as people,...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Grandma, on Jul 18, 2010 at 10:29 pm | 3 comments | 2697 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How has the school commute been this new school year?

There have been many factors this year which could potentially change the smooth commute. These included, altered bell...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:42 am | 45 comments | 2697 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bring Back Family Dinner Time

With all the talk of student stress at all ages, one thing which has not been discussed is the role of the family dinner...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 12, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 22, 2010 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 2512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Get the ktvu cameras at the Gunn/Paly football game , vote here

KTVU will have cameras at one of four high school football games this coming Friday. Get them to come to the Gunn/Paly game...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by Hear Ye, on Oct 4, 2010 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1533 Views

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 | 3437 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 | 1308 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 | 956 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 | 1287 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 | 1561 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 | 1443 Views

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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 | 2591 Views

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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 | 1328 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
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