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SCHOOLS & KIDS

9/11 What it means to our kids.

All the talk, remembrances and special events that are happening this weekend are aimed at those of us old enough to remember...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 1264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn loses a long-time member of its athletics community

It was a little past midnight on Oct. 20, 2011 when the Gunn High athletic community lost one of its most beloved members...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Oct 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 1899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Conjoined twins successfully separated Tuesday

After almost 10 hours of surgery, two-year-old conjoined twins Angelica and Angelina Sabuco were successfully separated,...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 1648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund kicks off

The annual Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund drive kicks off this week, with the goal of raising and giving away $250,000 to...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 2 comments | 2247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Spare the Air' alert issued for Wednesday

Unhealthy pollution levels are expected this week, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by healthy kids, on Dec 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 1631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Camille Townsend elected school board president

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday night elected Camille Townsend to lead the board as president for the coming year....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by stronglydisagree!, on Dec 18, 2011 at 8:49 am | 2 comments | 3785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss new demographic report

Demographic projections will take center stage today at a special meeting of the Palo Alto Board of Education. Armed with...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by School Board Watcher, on Jan 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 1793 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Teens unite at 'Break Through' bonfire

Jade Chamness, founder of Break Through the Static, talks about the Jan. 28 bonfire hosted in Palo Alto and the organization's...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:38 am | 2 comments | 2417 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Youth of the Year' finalists share stories

Four low-income teenagers told stories of persevering against hardship in a recent "Youth of the Year" speech competition...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ms. Watkins, on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 2275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hope for Parents Thanks to a 7yr old's letter to a 49er

Thanks to a 7yr-old’s letter to Kyle Williams! By Samantha Woo I hope I will be part of a ripple effect of better...

Original post made by Samantha Woo on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by mmmMom, on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:09 am | 2 comments | 1779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rumor check: Kidnapping near Greer Park?

My daughter just called to tell me she's afraid to bike home because a friend of hers told her about a kidnapping today near...

Original post made by Mother on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 1575 Views

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 | 3145 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 | 3502 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 | 2843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2083 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 | 1844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2413 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 | 1861 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 | 3227 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 | 1875 Views
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