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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching the value of black gold

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Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by Jennifer Mutz, on Oct 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm | 1 comment | 2401 Views

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Voluntary Transfer Program (VTP) Family Celebration

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Original post made by FYI on Nov. 1, 2008
Last comment by bcc, on Nov 11, 2008 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 1925 Views

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Palo Alto girls win volleyball championship outright

Dave Winn may feel a little sleep-deprived this morning, because the Palo Alto High girls' volleyball coach stayed up later...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2008
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 7, 2008 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 2243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Excellent Play at Gunn High School

The Gunn Theatre department is producing 'The Visit' by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. This is a tragedy/comedy about a time when...

Original post made by kludged on Nov. 13, 2008
Last comment by Maria C., on Nov 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school seniors need Bs or better for Cal States

California's massive education-budget cuts and a 20 percent increase in applications means a B average students may not get...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2008
Last comment by paly parent, on Nov 24, 2008 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 2049 Views

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School board approves Paly fields' project

After some deliberation and plenty of positive input from the community, the Palo Alto Unified School District board unanimously...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1922 Views

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Nasty spill ruins cross-country season for MacQuitty at regional

Philip MacQuitty was hoping for a better finish to the 2008 high school cross-country season, especially after finishing...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Rose Selby, on Dec 10, 2008 at 11:37 am | 1 comment | 2111 Views

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Finals after Winter break

I have watched my 2 kids spending winter break on doing projects that are due the first Friday after the break, and trying...

Original post made by Gail on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 1928 Views

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Central Menlo Park

Elton Sherwin loves his Central Menlo Park home for many reasons: "great schools, great commute, great weather, the biking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by downtown, on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm | 1 comment | 2082 Views

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Downtown Menlo Park

Downtown living offers a plethora of conveniences for Stephane Mouradian and his wife. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=10815...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by downtown menlo, on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 1 comment | 2119 Views

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Simitian to hold 'Education Update' Saturday

For parents and community members concerned about the state of education, Senator Joe Simitian will hold an "Education Update"...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Jan 22, 2009 at 11:20 am | 1 comment | 2176 Views

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El Carmelo parents pitch in for 'Going Green'

Parents and students at El Carmelo Elementary School have "filled up the stage" in the school's multi-purpose rooms with...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by PA Mom, on Jan 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 1913 Views

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Garland's incoming class

Can someone tell me if Garland's incoming class will comprise only Kindergartners? Or will 1st - 5th graders be moved from...

Original post made by garland question on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1812 Views

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'Helping Kids Thrive' program Sunday in Palo Alto

Helping parents, teachers and students deal with student stress will be the subject of a Palo Alto PTA Council program Sunday...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Carrie Manley, on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:16 am | 1 comment | 2178 Views

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Ethnic achievement gap in education can't be eliminated, Palo Alto superintendent says

Finally some straight talk and less psychobabble from the PA school superintendent.http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11613034?source=most_emailed It...

Original post made by Sharon on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Me Too, on Feb 3, 2009 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 2056 Views

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Payoff yet to come for most prep soccer teams

Talk about waiting until the last moment. That's the situation a handful of local soccer teams find themselves in heading...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by John Colbert, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:29 am | 1 comment | 1984 Views

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Dr. Newman Walker Dies

Very sadly the Palo Alto Daily News reports that Dr. Newman Walker has died. Many long time residents of Palo Alto will...

Original post made by Jean Wilcox on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Jean Wilcox, on Feb 10, 2009 at 7:41 am | 1 comment | 2723 Views

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Gunn Girls & Boys Basketball Seeded into Quarters

Gunn Teams Seeded into Quarters An absolute phenomenal season for Gunn Basketball was reflected in today's seedings for...

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by Titan Fan, on Feb 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 1981 Views

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En plein air

Tuesday's break in the weather afforded local painters the chance to practice their craft in the Palo Alto Baylands. Photographs...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by SOULET MARTINE, on Feb 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2230 Views

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Math Text Adoption meeting

It is really a shame that the adoption of the new math texts for the district involved a long process with many meetings,...

Original post made by Jimmy on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 1910 Views
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