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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student researches potential cure for MS

When Palo Alto High School senior Hrishikesh Srinagesh volunteered at Lytton Gardens Senior Communities he worked with a...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by meera walia, on Jan 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 3 comments | 3593 Views

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Toll Brothers project nears final approval tonight

A developer's five-year-long quest to build 45 homes on a Palo Alto portion of the former Mayfield Mall site at San Antonio...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by someone, on Feb 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 3 comments | 2561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn defeats Paly 42-18 in boys basketball

GUNN DEFEATS PALY 42-18 in BOY's BASKETBALL On Friday night Gunn defeated Palo Alto as they unleashed a stifling defense...

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sports Reporter, on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:33 am | 3 comments | 2732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recommendation for calendar on computer for families?

Can anyone recommend a computer program for keeping our family calendar updated? We have three children and I have a wall...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 3 comments | 2149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School heads called parents in cyberbully case

In a recent incident in which local teens "cyberbullied" a fellow Palo Alto student, school district officials said they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 9, 2009 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 2386 Views

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PAUSD trustees ponder long-range plans for Paly and Gunn

Overhauling Palo Alto's high schools to serve for the next 40 years was the prime topic for school board members Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 21, 2009 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 3734 Views

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Menlo School Mock Trial Team goes to state

For Jeremy Rossmann and the Menlo School Mock Trial Team, this weekend is like the Super Bowl. Menlo School will represent...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2009
Last comment by Legal Lady, on Mar 23, 2009 at 7:43 am | 3 comments | 2455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cubberley Tower

Does anyone know what schools are represented by the mascots (mosiacs) on the Cubberley tower? It seems there is a Cubberley...

Original post made by Megan Bennett on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Megan Bennett, on Mar 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm | 3 comments | 2198 Views

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Let's hope this won't happen in our town: bullying results in death

An 11 year old boy killed himself by hanging after bullying at middle school. This tragedy reminds us all that there is...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Alice Smith, on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ofek named principal at JLS Middle School

Palo Alto school superintendent Kevin Skelly will recommend to the school board that Sharon Ofek, a former math and science...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 5369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS teacher dies

More sad news for our kids. Mr. Carothers, JLS Connections teacher and history teacher died this week, according to email...

Original post made by JLS Parent on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by JLS Parent, on May 8, 2009 at 8:49 am | 3 comments | 2725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How our kids are doing

Early this school year, I read a news story in the Palo Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10937...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by carrie manley, on May 13, 2009 at 8:21 am | 3 comments | 2513 Views

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Building a city, one block at a time

Xander Hughes, a third-grader with a knack for engineering and constructing elaborate Lego structures, is one of 48 elementary-school...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Parent Alum, on May 27, 2009 at 12:10 am | 3 comments | 2194 Views

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Middle School Math Textbook Adoption

I understand that PAUSD is required by the state of CA to update its math curricula every seven years. Can someone tell...

Original post made by Elementary Parent on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 6, 2009 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 2055 Views

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"Stop, Look, and Listen."

Another high school student's life was tragically cut short last week on the train tracks near our home, making this the...

Original post made by Christina Owen on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Been There, on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:32 am | 3 comments | 3631 Views

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A challenge to Gunn

A challenge to Gunn So we have done it again Here we are in this beautiful part of the world We have beautiful children And...

Original post made by val blanchette on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by mother of tuu, on Jun 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 2085 Views

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Man pleads no contest in death of EPA toddler

A 34-year-old man pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court Wednesday to illegally storing a firearm a 12-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2009
Last comment by Another mom, on Jun 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 2034 Views

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Panel to focus on youth depression tonight

A free parent-education session on child and adolescent depressive disorders will take place at Lucile Packard Children's...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by out of work for too long, on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 2386 Views

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Building a community where everyone matters

Faith leaders urge a combined effort to create a community where everyone matters and people take time to express that in...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 3 comments | 1719 Views

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Witnesses to history

What began as a writing workshop at Foothill College has grown into collaboration with high schools' history classes, and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by George, on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:56 am | 3 comments | 2133 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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