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Amador Valley Winter Percussion Ensemble places 2nd in WGI Regional Competition!

The AVHS Winter Percussion ensemble placed 2nd in WGI Regional Competition on Saturday, March 13. The competition took place...

Original post made by Amador Parent on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 2691 Views

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Article states East bay school district will go bankrupt next year

This article talks about a San Jose school district's choices to take pay cuts/less instructional time. It is also mentioned...

Original post made by Article on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Article, on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1777 Views

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Little cuts add up as school district searches for revenue

While the Pleasanton Unified School District board and administration worries about the big picture in dealing with budget...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Great work, on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm | 1 comment | 1295 Views

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Pleasanton Teacher of the Year 2010-2011

Congratulations to Marla Silversmith of Amador High School for being awarded Pleasanton Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011....

Original post made by Kasey Hillier on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by Lori J. Rice, on May 7, 2010 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 2113 Views

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Middle school boy sings Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi'-Youtube

He made me cry!...

Original post made by Wendy on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by jessica, on May 13, 2010 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 1446 Views

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Sign of the times

Some Amador Valley High school students became teachers Tuesday, with first- through third-graders from Alisal Elementary...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Awesome Teachers, on May 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1465 Views

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Class of 2010

They stand on the bridge, with one foot in Pleasanton and the other poised to step into the future. College and careers await...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by amador student, on Jun 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 1501 Views

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Pleasanton schools perform well in state testing

Pleasanton schools did well on the state's Academic Performance Index (API) tests, but some areas still need work, according...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by angela reiswig, on Sep 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

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Harvest Park students on friendships, traditions, respect

There's a reason they're called "tweeners." They're stuck in the middle, too old for elementary school and not old enough...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2010
Last comment by Toni, teacher and parent, on Nov 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 2310 Views

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Pleasanton names new Teen Poets Laureate

The city of Pleasanton has selected high school seniors Vivian Tsai of Foothill High School and Mitch Grimes of Amador Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Pam Grimes, on Nov 28, 2010 at 7:14 am | 1 comment | 2250 Views

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Budget challenges set for PUSD public hearing tonight

The Pleasanton school board will discuss budget challenges and hear public comment on possible solutions and alternatives....

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1359 Views

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Coins for cats, dollars for dogs

When Valley View Elementary fifth-grader Kaitlyn Glover heard animals being cared for by the Valley Humane Society would...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by North island, on Mar 8, 2011 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 1253 Views

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Vote on what?

The Governor wants the voters to decide on tax extensions/increases. What a lame choice. He won't tell the voters what an...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 1364 Views

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Candy bomber drops into Danville

"Candy bomber" Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, now 89, kept the audience spellbound Sunday evening as he recalled the Berlin Airlift...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Trish, on Apr 15, 2011 at 6:33 am | 1 comment | 1467 Views

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Landslide damages water main, stops water service

A major water main damaged last Friday on the Pleasanton Ridge as a result of a landslide halted water service to 160 customers....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 1527 Views

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Of Note

<B>Boosters bring in big bucks for bands Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8119...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Marilyn Palowitch, on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1839 Views

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Special public art exhibit opens today at Pleasanton Senior Center

The 17th annual "Celebrating Art Made Easy" student exhibit starts today at the Pleasanton Senior Center with paintings done...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by yvonne giordano, on May 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1950 Views

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The fun of science

Junior Raquel Fraticelli and sophomore Samuel Peters explained rocks, gems and minerals to students from Lydiksen Elementary...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by Wish I knew!, on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

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Tremendous Education Resource

Wow, what a tremendous education resource: http://www.khanacademy.org/ First, I am not a part of this organization...

Original post made by Wow on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by Lynne, on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1673 Views

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8-year-old eager to climb any mountain

Kipling Van Horn, 8, beat the heat last Sunday by going mountaineering on Mount Shasta's notorious Avalanche Gulch Route....

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Cease Family, on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2774 Views
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