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Amador Valley High wins state "We the People" competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the 'We the People" state finals this afternoon in Sacramento. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Big supporter, on Feb 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | 16 comments | 2771 Views

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Contract negotiations on tonight's Pleasanton school district agenda

People may get their first chance to hear where things stand in contract negotiations between the school district and the...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Feb 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm | 12 comments | 1791 Views

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Foothill High JV, Varsity Cheer teams win state championship

The Foothill High School JV and Varsity cheer teams placed 1st in the United Spirit Association California State Championship...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by Cheer Fan, on Feb 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 2021 Views

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More cuts loom for PUSD

A snafu with a posted date kept the Pleasanton school board from "sunshining" negotiations with its teacher's union, but...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by concerned parent, on Feb 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | 145 comments | 5485 Views

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More cuts loom for PUSD

A snafu with a posted date kept the Pleasanton school board from "sunshining" negotiations with its teacher's union, but...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2011
Last comment by Capsized by Illegals, on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 2271 Views

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Amador Valley High wins state 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the "We the People" state finals last Friday afternoon in Sacramento. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Whut?, on Feb 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 1679 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 | 1396 Views

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Pleasanton Middle School told to do better job teaching Hispanic students

Pleasanton Middle School has to do a better job of teaching math to Hispanic students, according to a state review of test...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2011
Last comment by lisa, on Mar 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 77 comments | 5419 Views

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Perfect (on the) pitch

It's a school record! The Amador Valley High School Freshmen Boys Soccer Team finished its season with a perfect 22-0-0 record. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by Proud AVHS Boys Frosh Soccer Parent, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:26 am | 3 comments | 1836 Views

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School board member's wife on union team

At first glance, it might seem like a conflict of interest that Pleasanton school board member Jeff Bowser and his wife are...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by woody, on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 105 comments | 5849 Views

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School board approves more cuts

The Pleasanton school board asked staff, at its last meeting, to come up with other cuts as a way of saving reading programs...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by Cuts Stink, on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:13 am | 49 comments | 3179 Views

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Layoff notices headed to PUSD employees

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send layoff noticesto more than 62 employees, although board members hold...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 153 comments | 7450 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 | 1292 Views

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Pleasanton's Housing Element workshop meets tonight

The city of Pleasanton will host the first of three neighborhood workshops tonight to seek public input regarding sites being...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Melisa, on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm | 13 comments | 1919 Views

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Pleasanton schools to get extra $300,000 in state funds

The Pleasanton school district has a little more money in its coffers, but not enough to make a significant difference in...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by b, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 25 comments | 2970 Views

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Fourth-graders ace imagination challenge

The Pleasanton Sparks, fourth-graders from Hearst Elementary, won first place in the elementary division at the Regional...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm | 5 comments | 1874 Views

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Pleasanton's Housing Element workshop meets tonight

The city of Pleasanton will host the final neighborhood workshop tonight to seek public input regarding sites being considered...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by iwastheretoo, on Mar 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 4 comments | 1718 Views

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Cheer teams from Pleasanton schools win at Disneyland

Teams from each of the three Pleasanton middle schools won awards at the United Spirit Association Junior Nationals held...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Becky, on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:46 am | 2 comments | 3058 Views

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Cook-Kallio seeks help in convincing Congress to keep funding We the People program

Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a teacher at Irvington High School in Fremont who coaches the school's "We...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, on Mar 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | 11 comments | 2064 Views

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News digest

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax for schools...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Mar 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 17 comments | 2303 Views
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