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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD cuts 70 jobs

A week after the Pleasanton school board voted to slash more than $5.3 million in spending in anticipation of state cuts,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1645 Views

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Teaching P.E. one flashmob at a time

W Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=9354 posted Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:00 AM...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by joanna, on May 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 1738 Views

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Fun Run, flash dance raises $60,000 in donations for Walnut Grove Elementary School

A surprise flash mob for Principal Jon Vranesh and a day of "Fun Runs" May 4 raised more than $60,000 in donations at Walnut...

Original post made on May. 12, 2012
Last comment by Congratulations!, on May 13, 2012 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 2243 Views

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Thanks 1000! Book and Celebration to Honor Jon Grantham

Original post made by Marilyn on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Sally Baker, on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 2996 Views

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Granite Bay High wins Sweepstakes award at Foothill Band Review

Main Street in Pleasanton was filled with the sounds of music last Saturday as 50 marching bands from high schools and middle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2012
Last comment by Huh?, on Oct 28, 2012 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1308 Views

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These cheerleaders helped make a difference

These five cheerleaders and their classmates at Pleasanton Middle School helped make a difference last weekend. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 2210 Views

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10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer scheduled for Jan. 5

Four decades of soccer players from Pleasanton schools will be playing in the 10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jess, on Dec 5, 2012 at 2:24 am | 2 comments | 2770 Views

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3 candidates in race to fill City Council seat, a 4th possible in special May 7 election

The special election scheduled for May 7 to fill an empty seat on the Pleasanton City Council became a bit more interesting...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jill, on Feb 9, 2013 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 1519 Views

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Centerpointe Presbyterian leaders meet with preschool parents over child abuse charges

Representatives of Pleasanton's Centerpointe Presbyterian Church met behind closed doors with parents of children enrolled...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 1518 Views

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Foothill

I was in a Foothill High School classroom and some of the girls were sharing experiences of their middle school P.E. teacher,...

Original post made by Ken on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 2 comments | 1521 Views

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Something to sleep on

Not many high school juniors spend their free time sewing these days, but thanks to Libby Howard's love of fashion design,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 1753 Views

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First-ever Education Summit introduces new science programs

The Pleasanton school district is incorporating more engineering and science into its curriculum with the idea of encouraging...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 2 comments | 1728 Views

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Children's voices ring true

Everyone can learn to sing, says Bee Chow, artistic director of Cantabella Children's Chorus, just like everyone learns how...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 2898 Views

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Burlingame School District -- Ken Wyatt to become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services

I understand that Ken Wyatt from the PUSD district office was hired by Burlingame Unified as an assistant superintendent...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm..., on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 5387 Views

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First-graders from Mohr Elementary School open new Pleasanton playground

First-graders from Mohr Elementary School recently had the opportunity to cut a ribbon opening a new playground at Amaral...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm | 2 comments | 2297 Views

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Assembly Member Buchanan Helping Bad Teachers

The Sacramento Bee had a good piece today on AB 375 which was authored by our Assembly member Buchanan. This piece of legislation...

Original post made by local on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 1710 Views

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College Application Question

On the UC and CSU college application there is a question in the 'Honors Section' asking for "number of Honors"? What are...

Original post made by Steven on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Joseph Somacholarsololovich, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 am | 2 comments | 4392 Views

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Library celebrates 25 years tonight

The Pleasanton Friends of the Library play host to the 25th anniversary celebration of the present library building tonight...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Justin, on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 3200 Views

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4th grade class raises $511 for Shepherd's Gate

Before leaving for their holiday break, a fourth grade Lydiksen Elementary School Class, taught by Mrs. Donna May, chose...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Pololo, on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 2652 Views

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High school tutoring

We have 9th grader and wanted to know if we can find partner parents who are strong in tutoring English related topic such...

Original post made by Janet on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 718 Views
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