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Let's show our gratitude to those rail road crossing watchers.

This posting is not really for discussion. It is for collecting our voices of gratitude to those who watch the rail road...

Original post made by Gratefullness on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Waterman, on Jun 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 1980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do middle schoolers have final exams?

Hello, I am just curious about this...do middle school students here in Palo Alto take final exams? And by that I mean...

Original post made by LivetoDance on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Paly 08 grad, on Jun 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 3 comments | 3700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Raising dough

Inspired by their social studies teacher Vito La Sala, students at Jordan Middle School held a bake sale Monday to raise...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by Sean, on May 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments | 3116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

List of hang out places for teens in Palo Alto

Our teens need somewhere to go and hang out with friends, have fun, meet mentors who want to get to know them as people,...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Grandma, on Jul 18, 2010 at 10:29 pm | 3 comments | 3605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Intensive summer school draws to a close

Nearly 100 high school students are immersed in a new summer-school offering in Palo Alto this year — two-semester...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 28, 2010 at 8:57 am | 3 comments | 3038 Views

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Local Event: August 21st 5K/10K run for Palo Alto Community Child Care

The Baylands Summer Run is a 5K/10K in the Palo Alto Baylands on August 21st that benefits Palo Alto Community Child Care!...

Original post made by Philip H on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by Maria, on Aug 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 3 comments | 2529 Views

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tutors

Can anyone recommend a good tutor for high school level English?...

Original post made by amom on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Patti, on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 2677 Views

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East Palo Alto charter students earn top scores

Students at a K-8 East Palo Alto charter school have earned standardized test scores approaching those of some schools in...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 15, 2010 at 4:51 am | 3 comments | 3916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools expect $2.3 million from feds

The Palo Alto Unified School District expects a $2.3 million distribution of funds from a $10 billion federal education jobs...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by Kate, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 2348 Views

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Guest Opinion: Service to others — gateway to youth well-being

Several years ago a family moved to Palo Alto in the summer, and their older son entered high school as a freshman —...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Cynthia Chin-Lee, on Sep 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | 3 comments | 2615 Views

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Singapore Math

For parents and teachers who know, how do you think Palo Alto's "Everyday Math" compare to "Singapore Math" which is described...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by 'Nuff Said, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 3 comments | 2664 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 | 2773 Views

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School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Here, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 3 comments | 2493 Views

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State budget: Good news for Palo Alto schools

The Palo Alto Unified School District is back in the black following Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Oct. 8 signing of the state's...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sad employee, on Oct 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm | 3 comments | 2452 Views

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Experiences switching from small, private middle school to Gunn or Paly?

Just wondering whether anyone else has switched their kids from a small, private middle school to Gunn or Paly and, if so,...

Original post made by Thinking about it on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Thinking about it, on Oct 30, 2010 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2372 Views

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Gunn senior Andrew Liu wins top honors in Siemens science contest

Gunn High School senior Andrew Liu took a top prize over the weekend in regional finals of the Siemens Competition in Math,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by gunn, on Feb 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 2733 Views

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School boards declare state Sen. Joe Simitian 'Legislator of the Year'

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, who led the effort to require California children to turn five by Sept. 1 before they...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2010
Last comment by Good job!, on Dec 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 1803 Views

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Principals discuss teaching 'kid by kid'

Principals collaborate regularly with teachers to perform "kid-by-kid" analyses of individual achievement, educators said...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by mom, on Dec 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm | 3 comments | 2265 Views

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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 | 2162 Views

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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 | 1681 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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