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U.S. News & World Report: Foothill, Amador Valley among top high schools in country

All nine Tri-Valley high schools scored among the top high schools in the country in the latest U.S. News & World report...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ptown Lover, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 37 comments | 7971 Views

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Pleasanton school district receives one-time windfall from state

The Pleasanton school district can look forward to some unexpected funding. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11284...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on May 24, 2013 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 3557 Views

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Pleasanton school board declines bid to consider smaller class sizes for 2nd grade

With their successful campaign for smaller class sizes in first grade behind them, about 10 parents came back to the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Sharolyn Borris, on May 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 19542 Views

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Seniors 'cut' days at Pleasanton high schools cost district $42,417

Senioritis is in full force as 12th-graders at Foothill and Amador Valley high schools continued the tradition of "cut days"...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by HS , on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 46 comments | 4890 Views

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At Pleasanton's Foothill High School, the writing is on the wall

A new mural at Foothill High inspired by New York artist and activist Keith Haring is in its final stages. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 5 comments | 3023 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 | 2528 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 | 3781 Views

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Class of 2013 graduates at Foothill, Amador Valley high schools as principals also say goodbye

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools held commencement exercises Friday night with thousands of parents, other relatives...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 11 comments | 7024 Views

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Pleasanton school board expected to approve 2013-14 budget of $115 million tonight

The Pleasanton School Board is expected to approve a $115 million budget for the upcoming school year that includes more...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 5324 Views

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Sandia honors 22 local area high school girls for outstanding achievement in math, science

Sandia National Laboratories honored 22 local high school girls for academic accomplishments at its recent annual Math and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:40 am | 3 comments | 16096 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 | 3233 Views

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Second-grade teacher recalls 35 years in Pleasanton school classroom

Among the 33 staff members who retired from the Pleasanton school district at the end of the school year is Carol Wolfe,...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 5006 Views

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Pleasanton teens turn teachers in summer program for students

Members of Amador Valley High's Science For Youth Club (SciFY, for short) have taken it on themselves to put on a free series...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Daniel , on Jul 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 3 comments | 3395 Views

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Connect me, and I will make my choice

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 3528 Views

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Amador Valley High one of more than 200 schools statewide to have 'breach' in STAR testing

The Pleasanton school district's Amador Valley High is one of more than 200 schools statewide to have a security breach in...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 27 comments | 11845 Views

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Pleasanton school test scores fall slightly

Pleasanton Unified School District is one of many in California that showed declines in STAR test results, although locally,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Physics, on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 6813 Views

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New apartment complex, homes approved next to Bernal Community Park

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved construction of a high density, multi-story apartment complex along with...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by caywen, on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm | 20 comments | 10701 Views

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Pleasanton school board to hear demographer's call for 2 new elementary schools at tonight's meeting

A new elementary school will be needed in the Pleasanton school district in the next 10 years, according to a demographer's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm | 16 comments | 10125 Views

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Pleasanton school board weighs new elementary school options

The Pleasanton school board decided not to decide whether to build new schools for an expected influx of new students in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by The time is now, on Sep 20, 2013 at 4:00 am | 7 comments | 9438 Views

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New Foothill principal says he's here to stay

The new principal at Foothill High, Jason Krolikowski, describes himself as a "veteran new guy," with three years each at...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on May 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 7 comments | 4980 Views
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