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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Head of the Class: Bull takes reins at Donlon

Bull, 43, is Donlon's new principal, but the city resident is no stranger to Pleasanton Unified. He worked for the past 15...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Shauna Johnson, on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1844 Views

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Vintage Hills Elementary selected as National Blue Ribbon School

Vintage Hills Elementary School in Pleasanton has been selected for a prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Vitage Hill Parent, on Oct 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm | 8 comments | 2975 Views

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Amador Valley High teacher among candidates for county Teachers of the Year

A Pleasanton teacher is among the educators vying for this year's Alameda County Teachers of the Year award Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by CSP, on Oct 17, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 5 comments | 2704 Views

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Air quality event today to highlight importance of avoiding car idling at schools

Air quality experts will gather with students and school staff today to spread a simple message: Parents, turn off your engines. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Oct 9, 2015 at 8:42 pm | 13 comments | 1749 Views

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Walk to School month begins today; students encouraged to walk to campuses

Pleasanton schools will be kicking off Walk to School Month by asking students at Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Would love to do this if..., on Oct 8, 2015 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 1170 Views

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Pleasanton Middle School students encourage parents to stop car idling

Students on the leadership council of Pleasanton Middle School shared information Wednesday afternoon with waiting parents...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Oct 15, 2015 at 7:47 am | 30 comments | 3237 Views

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School board to discuss recouping lost funds from bomb hoax, new wifi system at Tuesday meeting

The Pleasanton Unified school board will decide Tuesday night how to recoup lost attendance dollars following a bomb threat...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Jill, on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:33 am | 11 comments | 3745 Views

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Pleasanton school district's HR director moving to top post in Dublin system

Pleasanton school district's director of human resources Mark McCoy has been hired as assistant superintendent in the Dublin...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Capper, on Oct 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 9 comments | 3089 Views

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Diwali celebration to shine light on Pleasanton schools' music program

A celebration of the Indian holiday Diwali is coming to Pleasanton next month to raise money for the school district's band...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by WIOP, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 6 comments | 3851 Views

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Shooting in Safeway lot in Livermore, 1 dead, another injured

One person is dead and another injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Livermore. Read the full story here http://pleasantonweekly.com/news/2015/10/24/shooting-in-safeway-lot-i...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 12 comments | 4291 Views

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Pleasanton schools may face layoffs this spring

The Pleasanton Unified School District may be facing layoffs since funding to extend one-time appointments haven't come through. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Another parent, on Nov 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 21 comments | 2867 Views

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PPIE announces 'Innovative Student Grant' awards

Fourteen Pleasanton Unified School District students have been awarded a total of $5,002 in funding from the Pleasanton Partnerships...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 3093 Views

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Public meeting tomorrow to interview firms to search for Pleasanton school superintendent

The Pleasanton school board will hold a public meeting Tuesday to interview four firms it has chosen as candidates for...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2802 Views

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Amador Valley High resumes classes after bomb threat

A bomb threat was reported at Amador Valley High this morning but authorities found no evidence of explosives after searching...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:01 am | 5 comments | 2727 Views

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School board selects firm to run superintendent search, names new HR director

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night chose a search firm to handle the recruitment, application and interview process...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by FHS Parent, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2424 Views

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Google Expeditions taking Pleasanton students on virtual field trips

Vintage Hills Elementary and Pleasanton Middle School students are set to participate in a Google Expeditions program today...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by PollyM, on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 3149 Views

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Mariachi makes musical arrival in Pleasanton

A new musical program has arrived in Pleasanton, adding the sounds of the guitarron and vihuela to the school district's...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Annoyed White Girl, on Nov 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 4 comments | 2729 Views

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Letters

Really Pleasanton? Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2015/11/06/letters posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Consider the source, on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 4 comments | 2153 Views

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School board expected to issue approval for search firm, hear union agreement Tuesday

The Pleasanton Unified school board will meet Tuesday night to decide whether to approve a contract with an Omaha-based superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by SoMuchLitigation, on Nov 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1556 Views

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Turkeys pardoned by President Obama named by Pleasanton students

The two turkeys chosen for this year's presidential pardon owe their unique names to a gaggle of Pleasanton students. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Dec 2, 2015 at 6:16 am | 6 comments | 3184 Views
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