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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is anyone at PAUSD watching Apple say goodbye to text books!

We have been talking about it for some time, but has anyone at Churchill been paying attention? http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/01/did-apple-just-reinvent-the-textbook/ We...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by VoxPop, on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 1642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Leslie.B , on Feb 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 3 comments | 2397 Views

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VIDEO: Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

Monday evening, March 12, hundreds of Palo Alto Girl Scouts strolled from the Lou Henry Hoover Program Center at Rinconada...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by women, on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 3494 Views

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Palo Alto girls' team places first in LEGO robotics competition

A team of eighth-grade Palo Alto girls placed first among 65 teams Sunday in the First LEGO League robotics competition at...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:40 am | 3 comments | 2876 Views

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Former Gunn student found guilty in 2009 shooting

Daniel Gil-Fernandez, a Gunn High School dropout and self-proclaimed Nortenos gang member, was found guilty Tuesday afternoon...

Original post made on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 3170 Views

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Citizens sought for school bond oversight

The Palo Alto school board is seeking applicants to serve on a citizens' committee overseeing expenditures under the school...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by agreed, on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm | 3 comments | 2564 Views

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volunteer jobs

Does anyone know any volunteer jobs for 13 year old kids in Palo alto or mountain view in the summer?...

Original post made by volunteer positions on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by volunteer positions, on Jun 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm | 3 comments | 2341 Views

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Understanding and rehabilitating the teen brain

It is 1:30 in the morning. A faint glow emanates from the slightly ajar door of a bedroom. The mother of a 16-year- old opens...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2012
Last comment by J.J., on Jun 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm | 3 comments | 2981 Views

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Services today for Walter Hays teacher Renee Serventi

Services will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, for Renee Serventi, a teacher at Walter Hays Elementary School who died Saturday,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Moira , on Aug 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm | 3 comments | 3022 Views

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EPA teacher wins award for using tech in classroom

When Robert Pronovost started teaching at Belle Haven Elementary in 2007, the only tech in his classroom was three aging...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lexie, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 12845 Views

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Stanford Math Circle Elementary

I was looking for ways to enrich my first graders math experience when I came across this: Stanford Math Circle Elementary...

Original post made by Elementary Parent on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 22, 2012 at 8:23 am | 3 comments | 3079 Views

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High school sports gets a network of its own

The Central Coast Section (CCS) and PlayOn! Sports (PlayOn) announced the launch of the Central Coast Network, a partnership...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Eric, on Aug 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 2556 Views

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Possible future for Safe Ride program?

A former volunteer has offered to convene a community meeting about the future of Safe Ride, a recently canceled program...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Aug 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 3 comments | 2373 Views

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Helmets are for heads, not handlebars

I drove past Paly this week as students were on their way to school and was surprised to see many students with their bike...

Original post made by Mom on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Biker, on Sep 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 3 comments | 1887 Views

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Ravenswood kicks off new school year

Ravenswood City School District kicked off the school year Aug. 23 with about 3,500 students and an operating budget of $38.5...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by epa parent, on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 3598 Views

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Camille Townsend

If re-elected next month, school board President Camille Townsend would be the first Palo Alto board member in more than...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by involved parent, on Oct 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 3571 Views

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The Magical Bridge Playground - Palo Alto Mitchell Park

I want to forward this information on to the Palo Alto community and make sure you are aware about a "NEW" playground slated...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Oct. 7, 2012
Last comment by Diann, on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 3387 Views

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Cheese balls, aliens, Angry Birds -- and logical sequencing

The dozens of children who flock to Smita Kolhatkar's lunchtime "Scratch Club" at Barron Park Elementary School create their...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2012
Last comment by Jeanie Smith, on Oct 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm | 3 comments | 6366 Views

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Peninsula Day Care Center closes after 37 years

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto will be lost this week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Krista, on Apr 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm | 3 comments | 3866 Views

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Jordan sixth-grader back after health case settled

A Jordan Middle School student whose parents sued the Palo Alto school district to block his transfer over a health issue...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2012
Last comment by editing?, on Nov 13, 2012 at 12:07 am | 3 comments | 2980 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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