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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school sports face funding challenge

For years the biggest problem facing high school coaches in Pleasanton has been determining who will be the key players and...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Kirk, on May 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 6 comments | 3480 Views

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Employees and parents push schools for program restorations

The Pleasanton School Board is looking at restoring nearly $1.3 million in programs and jobs cut made earlier this year,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by PPIE survey, on Jun 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm | 7 comments | 2347 Views

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Teen attacked at Stoneridge Mall says no one helped

It was an ordinary day for Foothill High School junior Sonny Tripathy when he went to Stoneridge Shopping Center Saturday...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Melanie, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm | 4 comments | 3680 Views

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Amador girls head to NCS softball championship for 5 p.m. game today

The Amador Valley High girls softball team faces James Logan High in the North Coast Section championship at 5 p.m. today...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Logan-Amador, on Jun 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 3068 Views

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Catching fire

There was a time last season -- a rather trying time -- which could ultimately be the key to the run the Amador Valley High...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Amador Grad, on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3824 Views

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Pleasanton school district, banking on furlough days, restores programs and jobs

The Pleasanton School District is apparently banking on furlough days to balance its budget for the upcoming school year. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Dysfunctional school district, on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 35 comments | 4527 Views

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Here's the Class of 2012 at Foothill, Amador Valley, Village, Horizon high schools

Here's the Class of 2012 at Foothill, Amador Valley, Village, Horizon high schools with a complete list of the students who...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Nancy, on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm | 12 comments | 14184 Views

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PUSD brings back staggered reading programs

The Pleasanton school district is looking back to move ahead, re-instituting a policy of staggered starting times that it...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by awesome, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 7 comments | 3211 Views

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Parents protest plan to bring back staggered reading

Parents upset with a change in schedules at elementary schools packed the Pleasanton school district's boardroom Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2012
Last comment by PIE, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 51 comments | 9824 Views

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Ceminsky chosen as new principal at Donlon Elementary in Pleasanton

Stephanie Ceminsky, who served as an assistant principal at Amador Valley High School this past school year, has been selected...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Marsha, on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 3089 Views

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Classes cut? Not for dedicated Harvest Park teacher

Cuts that eliminated special summer school programs for gifted students weren't enough to stop Lynn Gatehouse, a teacher...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lynn Gatehouse, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 2126 Views

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High schoolers don't always 'like' Facebook

Facebook has been a phenomenon since Mark Zuckerburg created it in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and it spread like wildfire...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 2634 Views

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Three incumbents announce candidacy for school board seats

All three incumbent Pleasanton school board members have confirmed they will seek reelection this fall as their terms expire,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | 33 comments | 3873 Views

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Freshmen registration starts at noon today at Foothill High, Tuesday at Amador Valley

Freshmen registration at Pleasanton's high schools starts tomorrow as the district begins the process of opening schools...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 15 comments | 2870 Views

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Cultivating student success

Degi Haastrup knew for almost 10 years that he wanted to go to Las Positas College. Haastrup is a student from Nigeria, and...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jim Ott, on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 2060 Views

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Pleasanton school board to discuss special education, ballot propositions tonight

The Pleasanton school board returns from its summer break with a study session on special education set for 6 p.m. tonight,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 1991 Views

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Pleasanton schoool district revises plan for special education students

The Pleasanton school district decided Tuesday night to look at providing better services for special needs children -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by JoAnna Jensen , on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 79 comments | 9993 Views

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Pleasanton school board backs two competing education funding bills

The Pleasanton School Board decided Tuesday night to hedge its bets and back both competing education spending plans up for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm | 38 comments | 5629 Views

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Letters

<B>Commitment remains strong Read the full story here http://pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=9774 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lou, on Sep 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 6 comments | 2387 Views

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New book club meets tonight to deal with challenges of success

A new book club is meeting at the Pleasanton library tonight to discuss "The Price of Privilege" by Dr. Madelyn Levine, a...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Sherie MacGregor, on Oct 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2583 Views
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