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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fire alarm today at JLS?

Does anyone know why the fire alarm sounded at JLS this afternoon? It was just after school got out....

Original post made by Another parent on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Duh, on Oct 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 1579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Number participating in 'egg war' dropped to 50

Only about 50 Palo Alto High School students -- far fewer than initial reports from stuents of 100 to 200 -- were involved...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1679 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo College wins third straight football game

Cruz Castillo threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns as the Menlo College football team downed visiting Lewis & Clark, 26-14,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2009
Last comment by DO.C., on Nov 8, 2009 at 5:56 am | 1 comment | 1789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Path to Purpose' talk coming to Gunn Nov. 17

"The Path to Purpose: Helping Our Children Find Their Calling in Life" is the topic of a Nov. 17 presentation by William...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Randy, on Nov 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 1677 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Applying to UC: The Personal Statement

Here's a link to a video produced by UC about preparing the UC personal statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Redwood Shores mom, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1819 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pitching in for kids in East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park

Two foundations have organized to raise support for public school children in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Lou Pelosi, on Nov 16, 2009 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 1855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

GATE - Talent Searches

I saw a reference to the Johns Hopkins and the Duke youth talent searches for 7th graders on the PAUSD GATE web page. How...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by another parent, on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Ever Online Auction by Gunn High School

Please visit our online Auction running through December 9th supporting the Gunn Senior Class. There are many unique experiences...

Original post made by Yvonne Monroe on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 2098 Views

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 | 1696 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 | 1700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1625 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 | 2018 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 | 1714 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 | 1754 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 | 2062 Views
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