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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lowell, Amador HS on State Naughty List

Lowell, Amador High School among top SF schools that leaked state test questions to social media. http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/08/12/top-sf-school-leaks-state-test-qu...

Original post made by WhatNow? on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 1446 Views

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'Aladdin Junior,' a performing arts show for children, on stage at Livermore High today, Sunday

"Aladdin Junior," a stage production produced by SmARTSunlimited, will be presented at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by C.C. Kat, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 1517 Views

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Giving the gift of mobility

Dozens of Pleasanton elementary and middle school kids have a new perspective on what it means to be wheelchair bound. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Molly L, on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 7829 Views

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Interim principal named at Walnut Grove

An interim principal has stepped in at Walnut Grove Elementary School, although district officials aren't saying why. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by can't be about test scores, on Nov 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 2564 Views

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Ahmadi strikes again.

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Original post made by Joanna on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by former parent, on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 1 comment | 1160 Views

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Needed: Exchange Students to travel to Mexico as the PTSCA 2014 delegation

Information is being presented at Foothill High School during lunch time 12:11 pm on Friday January 31st in room B23. The...

Original post made by margaret meyer on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by margaret meyer, on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 1309 Views

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Campana Jazz Festival set for Saturday in Pleasanton

The 39th annual Campana Jazz Festival will be held at Amador Valley High School from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Marilyn Palowitch, on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 2484 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly should ask for more public records requests...

THe Pleasanton Weekly should demand that the District provide all of the Elementary school Wednesday PA announcement texts...

Original post made by Wondering... on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by AnnK9002, on Feb 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 716 Views

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School board approves smaller classes for pre-kindergarten-3rd grade

Smaller class sizes for early elementary school students were approved by the Pleasanton School Board on Tuesday night, drawing...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Hoping, on Feb 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 4967 Views

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6th Annual Night of Drums and Dance

Come out to Amador High School tonight to watch Hart MS, Pleasanton MS, Foothill and Amador Colorguard and Foothill and Amador...

Original post made by Fan of the Arts on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 25, 2014 at 10:00 am | 1 comment | 499 Views

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Two Walnut Grove employees refute investigation details

Two Pleasanton school employees are asking for a public apology from the Pleasanton School District, alleging their reputations...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 1505 Views

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Hart Middle School Book Sale Fundraiser

Do you have any children or young adult books lying around your house collecting dust? Why not donate them to Hart Middle...

Original post made by Mr. Vergon on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Student, on May 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm | 1 comment | 1818 Views

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Smarter Balance Assessment - Just say No!

I like the rest of PUSD parents received the letter from Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi informing us that our children will...

Original post made by Smarter Parent on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by john, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 662 Views

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DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PLEASANTON SCHOOL BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT

Many of us moved to Pleasanton for the great public schools. Our elected school board have been sweeping issues under the...

Original post made by Laverne on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on May 5, 2014 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 861 Views

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Brown Act violations?: Why does Palo Alto Unified announce the potential candidate PUSD holds secret hiring sessions in closed sessions?

Why is it when other Districts have a candidate finalist for administrators for the Board of Education to approve or not...

Original post made by Lack of transparency on May. 19, 2014
Last comment by Right , on May 19, 2014 at 3:33 am | 1 comment | 529 Views

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Dogs frighten children near Mohr elementary

I was running near Mohr elementary, when I noticed two women with dogs (unleashed) running back and fourth, across the end...

Original post made by kbenson on May. 19, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on May 19, 2014 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 556 Views

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5-year-old wins chess competition

Hearst Elementary School student James Du, 5, took first place in the kindergarten division of The Northern California Chess...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 659 Views

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Parents overwhelmingly support proposed calendar modifications in Pleasanton schools

Most parent support modifying the current calendar. While there is some disagreement between which of the modifications,...

Original post made by Laverne on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sources, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 1 comment | 512 Views

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Foothill High honors college-bound student athletes

Foothill High School has recognized its student-athletes set to move on to play college athletics as part of the school's...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2354 Views

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Science fair sees 'explosive growth' at county fairgrounds

Congratulations to the four winners and 646 other student participants at the recent Science and Engineering Fair at the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Winnie, on Jun 12, 2014 at 2:08 am | 1 comment | 1242 Views
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