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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn program backs student 'social entrepreneurs'

Gunn High School sophomore Arjun Parikh just got his start-up funded -- an initiative that combines his love of soccer with...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 2135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reflections eight years after my brother's death

On Nov. 14, 2003, I lost my brother Ben to suicide. I still remember that night vividly. Read the full guest opinion here...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Carrie, on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm | 2 comments | 2242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toasting with buttermilk

More than 100 students at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto celebrated their study of the Middle Ages with a Medieval Feast...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by mr. smith anon., on Apr 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 1770 Views

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how is palo alto high's math entrance test?

I am going to be a freshman at palo alto high next fall. I live in another state right now. I'm taking algebra now and I...

Original post made by new student on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by another parent, on Apr 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 1520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

bike to school day?

I noticed that today is "bike to school day" in San Francisco: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2012/04/12/sfs-biggest-bike-to-school-day-yet-marks-a-growing-trend-among-students/ Schools...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff writerk, on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 2 comments | 1242 Views

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Paly 2011 Lacrosse Player Dies of Meningitis

ST. LOUIS—A college student in St. Louis has died after contracting bacterial meningitis. Washington University undergraduate...

Original post made by Saddened on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on May 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm | 2 comments | 1740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Winning School: Lessons from a Highly Successful Massachusetts High School

This is a fascinating account of how a high school makes itself successful. Are there any schools like this in Santa Clara...

Original post made by CoolSchool on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 1374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn graduates 491 on football field

In a community pageant at times serious, sentimental and raucous, Gunn High School Wednesday awarded diplomas to 491 seniors...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Humble Mom, on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 1987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School starts next Thursday but already there are lots of school events!

When this new calendar was discussed, we were assured that there would be no school activities before the first day of school....

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views

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Nurturing kindness, resilience in middle school

Katherine Baker can relate to the Type A moms in Palo Alto -- she remembers having been one herself. "I wanted everything...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Dauch, on Aug 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 2 comments | 1661 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto's health challenges greater than county's

East Palo Alto's poorest residents and the city's population in general live with far greater health problems than San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Kwaheas, on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 5170 Views

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital celebrates expansion milestone

After years of plans, negotiations and design work, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officials celebrated a major milestone...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by jan, on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 1806 Views

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Community invited to Paly-Gunn football game

The community is invited to watch football and tour construction under way on the Palo Alto High School campus when the Gunn...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 2177 Views

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Author to lecture on teen resilience this Friday

The community is invited to an evening of discussion about "strategies for raising healthy and motivated kids" this Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 4073 Views

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Is the SAT a good measure of College Readiness

I am interested in asking parents of recent PAUSD grads about how they feel about this in light of this report http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/is-the-sat-a-good-measure-of-colleg...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 29, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm | 2 comments | 1530 Views

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Speed Bumps on N. California Near Jordan Ineffective

I have noticed that the "speed bumps" adjacent to Jordan on N. California are not effective because they allow a car to travel...

Original post made by Concerned School Neighbor on Nov. 11, 2012
Last comment by Dcatigirl, on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 1449 Views

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Midtown 'elves' to deliver holiday bouquets

Calling themselves the "Midtown elves," residents of Palo Alto 's Midtown neighborhood have launched a grass-roots effort...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 2 comments | 1575 Views

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Rare monoamniotic twins delivered at Packard Hospital

A dramatic delivery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has saved the lives of twin girls who might not have survived to...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Annie, on Dec 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2436 Views

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Do our schools have Twitter accounts and can they text our students in an emergency?

I know the schools are reviewing safety in the light of recent events. Do our schools individually have Twitter accounts...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 1222 Views

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Anything more recent than the 2007 Facilities Master Plan?

Does PAUSD have a new version or addendum to their 2007 Facilities Master Plan? http://pausd.org/community/about/news/downloads/FacilitiesMasterPlan.pdf ...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 1311 Views
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