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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 | 3606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 6526 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 | 3914 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 | 3004 Views

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Education Update (x2!) forum this Saturday

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, Saturday will host Education Update...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by pa parent, on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 3650 Views

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Making the future profitable for youth

Investment counselor Thomas Arrington usually spends his time managing the assets and portfolios of high-profile clients....

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mark C, on Dec 1, 2012 at 6:17 am | 3 comments | 4490 Views

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Palo Alto man gets 20 years for child molestation

A Palo Alto man accused of molesting his two stepdaughters was sentenced to 20 years in state prison in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by iSez, on Dec 6, 2012 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 2786 Views

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When do our kids get their psat scores?

Kids in other parts of the country have already received theirs. Apparently it is up to the school to distribute them. ...

Original post made by mommy on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 2672 Views

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Help Save a Life, Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive for Palo Alto Mom

What: Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive When: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm Where: Palo Alto Unified School...

Original post made by Melissa Baten Caswell on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by A.Neck Dote, on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 3 comments | 5614 Views

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Palo Alto parents named to site-selection panel

Eight Palo Alto parents and four school administrators have been named to a committee to advise the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by questions, on Jan 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 3 comments | 4188 Views

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Teacher bonus, boundary change on board agenda

A bonus for teachers and a boundary change between Addison and Walter Hays elementary schools are among topics on the agenda...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:24 am | 3 comments | 2869 Views

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Gunn, Paly students explore identity, stress in art show

Local teens reflect on their identities and on growing up in Silicon Valley in "Youth Speaks Out," an art-and-narrative exhibit...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Anne Hillman, on Mar 31, 2013 at 7:56 am | 3 comments | 3961 Views

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Cubberley options to be presented tonight

The community is invited to discuss the future of Cubberley Community Center tonight, Thursday, March 14, at a joint meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by What next?, on Mar 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 3 comments | 2520 Views

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Small wonders: using books, front yards to foster neighborliness

Little Free Libraries -- imagine giant bird houses -- are owned and operated by the residents who've erected them. Full of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Brit, on Mar 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 2799 Views

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Palo Alto High School Class of 2013

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29794&approved=yes posted Wednesday, May...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 3 comments | 4715 Views

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An old-fashioned, face-to-face student summer exchange

This year, Gunn High School sophomore Katie Russell and Oaxaca 15-year-old Sofi Morales Calvo are the sole participants in...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2013
Last comment by Chris Logan, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 3160 Views

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Back to school in July

Nearly 150 Palo Alto elementary and middle-school teachers returned to school Monday for an optional four-day "summer institute...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Maybe this will help, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2727 Views

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Where there's Hope, there's gold-medal opportunities

Hope Schroeder appears to be your typical high school student. The 17-year-old Gunn High junior is student body secretary,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by #1 FAN, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 4076 Views

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The social 'benefits' of cyberbullying?

Recent studies find that "social combat" among teens (including cyber-aggression) occurs in the school mainstream largely...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by If only, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 7639 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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