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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn senior Andrew Liu wins $20,000 in Siemens science contest

A Gunn High School student won $20,000 over the weekend, placing fifth out of six finalists in the Washington, D.C. nationals...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 3 comments | 2183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom needs not provided for!

To whom it may concern: MY WISH FOR CHRISTMAS IS THAT MY CLASS WILL HAVE A NEW REFRIGERATOR THAT WORKS! The food's...

Original post made by Concerned Student on Dec. 11, 2010
Last comment by try PTA, on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:33 am | 3 comments | 1690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making fitness fun

Wednesdays after school at the Palo Alto Family YMCA, fifth-graders from Fairmeadow and Palo Verde elementary schools come...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by pillyp, on Dec 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm | 3 comments | 2304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

college financial aid

my kid is currently applying for ivy league colleges. we do not know how the financial aid would work for him, we have institutional...

Original post made by mom on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 1692 Views

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School enrollment, space to be discussed Tuesday

With Palo Alto's elementary school classrooms bursting with children, school officials will meet Tuesday (March 8) to discuss...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:11 am | 3 comments | 2420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3025 Views

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Bay Area calm following tsunami warning

Most of the Bay Area was not directly affected today by a deadly tsunami that hit Japan Thursday night, despite concerns...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by D. Allen, on Mar 14, 2011 at 7:01 am | 3 comments | 2286 Views

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Sabrina Lui

Terman Middle School student Sabrina Lui, 13, took first place in the teen category with her story "Encore," which focuses...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by sara's admirer, on Jun 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm | 3 comments | 2280 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Answers to the February 13th Community Meeting's questions

As many of you may recall the Advocates for Youth group sponsored a community meeting so that the district could provide...

Original post made by Greg Smitherman on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Rising Paly Mom, on Apr 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 2271 Views

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Palo Alto #29 on the list of best schools for your real estate buck

From http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/the-best-schools-for-your-real-estate-buck.html Not such a surprise, considering...

Original post made by PArent on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:12 am | 3 comments | 1945 Views

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Palo Alto Online LIVE: Parent education forum

Watch live as Stanford University Senior Lecturer Denise Clark Pope and Gunn High School Principal Katya Villalobos headline...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 5, 2011 at 11:50 am | 3 comments | 1907 Views

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San Francisco 49ers honor East Palo Alto teacher

The San Francisco 49ers Tuesday morning named an East Palo Alto woman as the first of 16 Bay Area teachers who will be honored...

Original post made on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on May 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 2029 Views

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Summer basketball camps for grade 8 - 10; any you think are great or suggest to stay away from?

I'm looking for a summer basketball class or camp for my sons, going into grades 8 and 10. Any suggestions? I know the...

Original post made by Maureen on May. 29, 2011
Last comment by Maureen, on May 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 1361 Views

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Weekly poll on break will be misused

The current Weekly poll asks parents if they support the school board's decision to start school earlier and have finals...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by tabloid journalism, on Jun 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 1414 Views

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My experience with Infinite Campus Registration Process

I wanted to share my Infinite Campus Registration experience with you and hope to hear your experience too! First of all,...

Original post made by Lily on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on May 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 3463 Views

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Castilleja student winner in Congressional Art Competition

A painting called "Peacemaker," by Castilleja School junior Saloni Kalkat, will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year after...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Colette Cranston, on Jun 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 2225 Views

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School board to discuss parents' ratings

How do average Palo Alto parents rate their kids' schools? The Palo Alto Board of Education tonight will discuss results...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by musical, on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm | 3 comments | 2043 Views

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Thoughts on Ohlone?

For parents with children who have attended Ohlone Elementary School- Do you think it would be worth pulling a child out...

Original post made by 5thGraderParent on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by 5thGraderParent, on Jun 22, 2011 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 2474 Views

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Crescent Park

The wide streets of Crescent Park are lined by tall, stately trees that spread their knobby branches and many leaves to shade...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by john, on Jul 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 2184 Views

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Planting new ideas

Avid backyard gardener Jake Hartinger meanders within the waist-high green forest that sits prominently in the center of...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by morisson, on May 5, 2013 at 2:33 am | 3 comments | 2570 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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