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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Applying to UC: The Personal Statement

Here's a link to a video produced by UC about preparing the UC personal statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Redwood Shores mom, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

GATE - Talent Searches

I saw a reference to the Johns Hopkins and the Duke youth talent searches for 7th graders on the PAUSD GATE web page. How...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by another parent, on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Post Thanksgiving Blues and kids

My middle and high schoolers, like most of us, have just had a wonderful 5 day break, lots of fun, few restrictions and no...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 30, 2009
Last comment by Another Mom, on Dec 7, 2009 at 5:59 am | 11 comments | 2393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High tech and teen usage

The average young American now spends practically every waking minute except for the time in school using a smart phone,...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm | 9 comments | 1891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foreign Languages Fade in Class � Except Chinese

Would be interested to know what folks think of this article in the NYT about foreign language instruction. It seems to...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm | 105 comments | 3731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are the pros & cons of TEAM at Paly for 9th graders?

What do people really think of it? Can't conclude via website....

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 20 comments | 2402 Views

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Course selection at high school

I am looking for advice from high school students or their parents re course selection at high school. My son is a "B" student...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 20, 2010 at 11:01 am | 97 comments | 5679 Views

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Summer School

My daughter will be entering 1st Grade this Fall. I have been hearing about Summer Camps/ Summer school/day camps etc. Since...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by take a break, on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 4 comments | 1621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Paly Bell Schedule is 4-Day Block

I rec'd an email regarding the decision to begin 4-day block this fall at Paly. Thirty teachers decided on this crazy idea?...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Student, on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 1916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Addison Principal to Replace Duveneck Principal

Any feedback on John Lents? Our principal is moving on to become the Director of Elementary Education. Our school was just...

Original post made by Parent on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Why, on May 11, 2010 at 2:20 am | 5 comments | 1730 Views

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Practice PSAT?

Quote from the Gunn High School Guidance web site: "The PSAT is offered at Gunn once each fall for juniors. In past years,...

Original post made by Parent on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by STK, on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 11 comments | 3174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pre-Jump Start Day JLS Middle School Questions

I'm sure that these questions will be answered at the JLS Jump Start Day, but I'm curious now. Are the 6th grade student...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by JLS Parent, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone know what happened to Score in Midtown?

We used Score in Midtown a few years ago with our older child and now it is the time when our younger child needs the same...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Thomas, on Nov 4, 2010 at 9:55 am | 2 comments | 1827 Views

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Naviance Question

I remember logging onto the Gunn High School Naviance as a guest sometime last year and seeing statistics about GPAs and...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Oct 11, 2010 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 2232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are AP's really necessary?

My child will attend high school soon. How many APs do students take? I understand they can only take them in Junior/Senior...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by Play the Game, on Oct 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 20 comments | 3138 Views

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Activity for kids at Gunn field yesterday (Sunday)?

When we were riding past the fields at Gunn on our way to the bicycle event Sunday afternoon, we saw the playing field full...

Original post made by parent on Oct. 11, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1800 Views

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Parents who want to attend School Board Meeting to protest mega High Schools

This thread is to put forward ideas and to help organize all parents who are interested in attending School Board meeting...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Feb 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 47 comments | 2128 Views

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Teaching parents how to teach kids bicycle safety.

Bringing Up Bicyclists class details. Teaching children the skills and habits they need to avoid the most common...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by commuter, on Feb 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 1460 Views

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Atherton teacher on paid leave after student calls 911 - could that happen in Palo Alto?

Not sure why this hasn't been mentioned by Palo Alto Weekly as many other neighboring stories are reported. http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8426 With...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Good for the Kid, on Mar 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 4 comments | 1369 Views

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Gunn Naviance Scattergrams?

I had previously logged onto the Gunn High School Family Connection (Naviance) and I saw scattergrams. But the scattergrams...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 6, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 2177 Views
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