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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board gets budget back on track, for now

School Board members were pleased to certify their budget as positive Tuesday night -- a sign of a balanced budget -- for...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm | 7 comments | 1428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton's 'other' graduates celebrate, too

While most of Pleasanton's class of 2010 was still getting ready for graduation -- putting the final touches on a speech,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2010
Last comment by Greg, on Jun 22, 2010 at 6:20 pm | 3 comments | 1564 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 | 1589 Views

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Drug and alcohol use leads to more expulsions from Pleasanton schools

An increase in drinking and drugs on campus has led to 33 expulsions and 604 suspensions in the Pleasanton Unified School...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by NotSurprised, on Aug 8, 2010 at 8:51 am | 40 comments | 2569 Views

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School community examines the expulsion process

The Pleasanton school board, principals and vice principals from every school in the district met in June to discuss new...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Jul 14, 2010 at 10:12 am | 17 comments | 1989 Views

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School community examines the expulsion process

The Pleasanton school board, principals and vice principals from every school in the district met in June to discuss new...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by emm, on Aug 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 33 comments | 1864 Views

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Pleasanton cheerleaders take top honors in SoCal competition

Amador Valley and Foothill high school cheerleaders just returned from cheer camp, where they learned new routines, cheers,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Coach, on Oct 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 2284 Views

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Amador senior in Washington for week-long leadership summit

Rahael Elizabeth Borchers, a senior this fall at Amador Valley High School, has been chosen as one of five East Bay high...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Katie D, on Jul 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm | 4 comments | 1483 Views

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For retired school superintendent John Casey, it's been quite a ride

It's been quite a ride for John Casey, who retired last month after eight years as superintendent of the Pleasanton school...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
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6-year-old drowns in Castro Valley pool

A 6-year-old boy drowned at the Castro Valley High School Swim Center on Monday during a trip with his daycare, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Eric, on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 10 comments | 2747 Views

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Barton Reading Program to benefit from garage sale this weekend

A fundraiser garage sale to help reinstate and fund the Barton Reading Program in Pleasanton middle schools will take place...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Cathi, on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm | 3 comments | 1787 Views

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Pleasanton schools fill principal, vice principal posts

Ken Rocha has been named principal of Harvest Park Middle School, succeeding Jim Hansen who has been promoted to principal...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Kathi, on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 13 comments | 1974 Views

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Amador High musician joins jazz summer tour

Traveling to four cities in 10 days and playing with a prestigious jazz band comprised of talented high school performers...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by gen1us, on Aug 24, 2010 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1499 Views

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Now there are 3 in this year's school board election

Jeff Bowser, who ran unsuccessfully for the Pleasanton school board two years ago, announced Sunday that he will try again...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by Campaign Funds, on Aug 18, 2010 at 8:20 am | 61 comments | 3177 Views

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Cook-Kallio to speak at Bar Association conference

Pleasanton City Councilwoman and Fremont high school government teacher Cheryl Cook-Kallio will be a panelist Thursday on...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm | 4 comments | 1481 Views

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Water leak damages main office at Mohr Elementary

A water leak discovered Sunday at Mohr Elementary School will keep the main office closed until well after the start of the...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Anne, on Aug 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 1489 Views

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Kernan opts out of school board race

Longtime Pleasanton School Board Member Pat Kernan confirmed today that he will not seek re-election. "I am not going to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by School Volunteer & Parent, on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:33 am | 13 comments | 2048 Views

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School trustee's daughter-in-law dies

Memorial services will be held tomorrow morning for Susanne Kristina Mullfors-Kernan, the daughter-in-law of Pleasanton School...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Aug 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments | 2641 Views

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Local youths urged to turn off their 'social networking' this weekend

Some Pleasanton teens may be white knuckling it this weekend as they step away from cell phones, texting, the Internet, iPods...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2010
Last comment by Wow, on Aug 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 9 comments | 1690 Views

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Schools, students get set for classes next week

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but campuses across Pleasanton were humming this week with students and their parents,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on Aug 24, 2010 at 7:42 am | 21 comments | 1650 Views
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