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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 1888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley students gather donations for Houston hurricane victims

Corte Madera School students spent two-and-a-half weeks gathering donations to put together hundreds of personal hygiene...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Bill D Bird, on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 915 Views

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Portola Valley schools: Big board changes coming as district ponders major decisions

As the Portola Valley School District's board ponders several major decisions with long-term implications in coming months...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 2389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Get an education, on Sep 30, 2017 at 1:23 am | 22 comments | 1532 Views

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Talk: How to make 'safe routes to school' happen

Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes, will give a talk, "Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm | 31 comments | 2239 Views

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Menlo Park mayor's 'community conversation' on education raises specter of secession

A meeting convened by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss educational quality in eastern Menlo Park drew what appeared...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by staff, on Sep 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 3348 Views

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Menlo Park mayor hosts talk about education inequality

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a community conversation Monday, Sept. 18, about options the city might have to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:45 am | 16 comments | 3734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District has sent a strongly worded letter to Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 19 comments | 3599 Views

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Portola Valley School District trustee resigns

Jennifer Youstra, who was elected to the Portola Valley School District Board of Trustees in November 2015, resigned from...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 6 comments | 2096 Views

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Reminder to parents: Students must be vaccinated

San Mateo County Health officials are reminding parents that state law requires students be up-to-date on required vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 1310 Views

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Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 21 comments | 41825 Views

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Obituary: Wendi Haskell, a force in children's sports

Wendi Hammond Haskell, a teacher, champion of children's athletic programs and community volunteer, died quietly on June...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Kathy, on Jul 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 648 Views

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Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure at park

A 34-year-old Watsonville man was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure Tuesday at Portola Redwoods State Park near...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by gross, on Jul 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm | 1 comment | 1553 Views

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Problem solvers: Woodland School places third in state

Woodland School's Future Problem Solvers team of fifth- and sixth-graders -- made up of Ella Aspinall, Zachary Sayyah, Ryan...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1378 Views

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Scenes from Woodside Junior Rodeo

Here are photos from the Woodside Junior Rodeo, held at the Mounted Patrol Grounds in Woodside on July Fourth. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 4 comments | 2064 Views

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M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Andrea, on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 25777 Views

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Suspect charged in online hacking case

A 34-year-old San Francisco man was arraigned April 11 in federal District Court on charges in connection with the Sept....

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 837 Views

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Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by previous MPCSD staff, on Jun 22, 2017 at 2:51 am | 3 comments | 3856 Views

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Fifth-grader qualifies for international competition

After winning second place in a statewide competition, Nikhil Chand, a fifth-grader at Woodland School in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 1389 Views

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Students learn about energy, environment, chocolate

What can you learn about coal mining from a chocolate chip cookie? Does dark chocolate or milk chocolate have a bigger environmental...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by yeah.... uh, no, on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 1319 Views
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