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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly graduate is featured on PBS documentary "American Masters" this week

Joan Baez (graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1958) is the subject of the American Masters TV show this week. The 2-hour...

Original post made by Bill on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Longterm Admirer, on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 1663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do Paly juniors get their PSAT scores?

Other schools in other communities already have scores in hand. I've heard that ETS sends the scores to the schools and...

Original post made by paly parent on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Senior Parent, on Dec 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm | 1 comment | 1661 Views

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Encore

Ensconced in her family's living room, Starr Johanssen stared peacefully down at the black and white keys that lay silent...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Quincy Delp, on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 1 comment | 1787 Views

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Haiti Relief Bake Sales at Local Schools

If you are willing to brave the rain, please come out and support the efforts of your local schools to provide relief to...

Original post made by Pamela on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by HPA, on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1500 Views

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Taking the Frenzy Out of College Admissions; Paly Event

The Paly PTSA is honored to host renowned college admissions expert Lloyd Thacker, a college admissions officer and college...

Original post made by Maureen Simons on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 1590 Views

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rampant alcohol abuse at Stanford

According to the Chronicle, 44 Stanford undergraduates were hospitalized last year for alcohol poisoning. More than twice...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by qq, on Feb 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1532 Views

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A hard look at bullying

Sitting in the audience at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, seventh-grader Jeanette Freiberg ponders her acting career....

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by dolphingirl1, on Mar 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm | 1 comment | 1810 Views

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Paly student takes fourth place in the 'junior Nobel Prizes' of science fairs

http://www.orovillemr.com/news/ci_14688543 "Lynnelle Ye, 18, a senior at Palo Alto High School, finished fourth and will...

Original post made by Go Paly! on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Jarred, on Mar 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 1589 Views

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Resiliency Expert, Dr. Ken Ginsburg, coming to Palo Alto

Hi Everyone, Dr. Ginsburg is the great pediatrician/author/speaker, who was featured on a Palo Alto PTA Council/Challenge...

Original post made by Carrie Manley on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 1988 Views

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A slice of 'pi'

Lucille Nixon Elementary School fifth-grader Maggie Wang colors in her share of the humongous paper quilt she and her 22...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by pi, on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 1652 Views

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Menlo girls top unbeaten Paly in battle of best

==BI Wednesday's prep roundup== It was a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the Central Coast Section. It was a...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Sherry, on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1695 Views

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Gunn High library displaying student phography

My high school kid Leo loves photography. Gunn High library is displaying Leo's photography work now. Some of these photos...

Original post made by AJ Chen on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2019 Views

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What makes a good coach good?

What makes a good coach good? It's all about teaching and motivating, which require clear and direct communication, empathy...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 2456 Views

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The psychology and effects of bad coaching

A coach's ability to manage anger and frustration is the key to avoiding abusive coaching, along with redefining a longstanding...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 4747 Views

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Sports and coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools offer a wide variety of sports, run by various types of coaches. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1931 Views

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Club sports add challenges to school athletics

The emergence of "club sports" in the past 20 years has created a pool of experienced coaches in high school athletics --...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:01 am | 1 comment | 2544 Views

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The job of coaching

Until the '90s, the vast majority of head coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools were teachers connected to the school....

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 1962 Views

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Positive Coaching Alliance seeks to eliminate 'poisonous negativity' in youth sports

Jim Thompson has taken on one of the great sports challenges of our time: changing the way some youth coaches treat their...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

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Documents and complaints

During the course of reporting on high school coaching the Weekly obtained many documents, including complaints submitted...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 2023 Views

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Waverley/Meadow intersection without crossing guards

Waverley/Meadow, like Middlefield/Embarcadero, intersections have specialized all way stop red lights which the crossing...

Original post made by JLS Parent on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by not kidding, on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 1729 Views
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