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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 | 3065 Views


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 | 1435 Views


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 | 1684 Views


'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 | 1693 Views


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 parenting....

Original post made by Samantha Woo on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by mmmMom, on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:09 am | 2 comments | 1414 Views


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 | 1320 Views


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 | 2211 Views


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 | 2311 Views


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 | 1816 Views


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 | 1543 Views


bike to school day?

I noticed that today is "bike to school day" in San Francisco: 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 | 1263 Views


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 | 1781 Views


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 | 1387 Views


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 | 2045 Views


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 | 1331 Views


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 | 1696 Views


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 | 5329 Views


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 | 1844 Views


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 | 2207 Views


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 | 4097 Views
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