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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quarry Lane Students Rank High at National Championships

Seventh grade Quarry Lane student, Rhea Mitr and her sister, fourth grade student, Romal Mitr, competed in and earned several...

Original post made by Jonni Zukauskas on May. 27, 2015
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harvest Park students cut class yesterday to lobby legislators for passage of Senate Bill 725

Last night when I was at the HP Open House, I overhead two sets of irate parents discussing how their kids in the band had...

Original post made by Wondering on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by citizen, on May 25, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 11 comments | 1717 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district helps meet city's booming tennis demands

At long last, an agreement between the city of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton school district will allow the unlocking of...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Alicia Z., on May 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 4 comments | 1813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students heading to Destination Imagination finals Wednesday

Two teams of Pleasanton students will be in Knoxville, Tenn. for three days starting Wednesday for the 2015 Destination...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Ajay Dhillon, on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 1767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton School District Salaries Now Online

The Bay Area News Group has just put a database online that lists out the salaries, pensions costs, and other income for...

Original post made by Information on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by Get the Facts, on May 17, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 76 comments | 7983 Views

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School board set to discuss middle school laptop program tomorrow night

The Pleasanton school board is scheduled to receive an update on the expansion of technology at the middle schools during...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Jtjh, on May 15, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 22 comments | 2725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador benefit today for earthquake victims in Nepal

Amador Valley High School is hosting a benefit run Wednesday for victims of the earthquakes in Nepal. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Tony Battilega, on May 13, 2015 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Any staggered reading program in 2015/2016

Hi, does anybody know whether we will still have staggered reading program(early and late bird) for 1st and 2nd graders in...

Original post made by Wilson on May. 11, 2015
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-Gay lecture by club at AVHS yesterday?

My child, a student at AVHS, told me that yesterday a club (FISH Club?) at AVHS, which appears to have a religious focus,...

Original post made by An AVHS Parent on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Karen , on May 11, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 39 comments | 1787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vranesh hearing ends

The hearing in former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh's appeal of his termination from the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by AnotherParent, on May 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 1357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can you please stop closing comments on the Vranesh posts

Please. There are so many of us in this community that have watched all this happen and your web site has been a place where...

Original post made by Shelly on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jtjh, on May 9, 2015 at 11:46 pm | 12 comments | 1061 Views

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Ireland's foremost tenor coming to Pleasanton Sunday

In a rare California appearance, Anthony Kearns, founding member of the Irish Tenors, will perform at the Firehouse Arts...

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by Mauricio, on May 9, 2015 at 1:53 am | 1 comment | 1294 Views

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School district loses ruling in Vranesh case

An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Get the Facts, on May 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm | 47 comments | 12356 Views

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Host Family Needed for Inbound Rotary Exchange Student--Interested?

We're looking for a third family to apply to host an exchange student this coming spring, during the studentís nearly year-long...

Original post made by Pleasanton North Rotary on May. 6, 2015
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Vranesh: Pleasanton School District retaliated after he filed complaint

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh alleged during his testimony April 29 he was put on administrative...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on May 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 31 comments | 5453 Views

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Vranesh hearing-Pleasanton Weekly Restorative Justice cover story

I just read the Pleasanton Weekly edition this morning that recently came in the mailbox. When Glenn Wohltmann, reporter...

Original post made by Double standard on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by CarPark, on May 6, 2015 at 1:14 am | 10 comments | 1782 Views

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'All clear' given after Sunday's bomb threat at Amador Valley High School

Pleasanton police are investigating the origin of a bomb threat against Amador Valley High School that was sent by email...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by coreyross, on May 5, 2015 at 2:56 am | 2 comments | 1557 Views

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Vranesh, others testify at former principal's dismissal hearing

Earlier testimonies were refuted and the character of one witness was questioned during testimony Monday at former Walnut...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Ann O'Neal is correct, on May 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments | 1176 Views

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Half of Palo Alto Juniors in High School Opt Out of Common Core testing

The Palo Alto Weekly reports that many students have opted out of Common Core testing. Sounds like it is pretty easy. Parents...

Original post made by Wow! on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on May 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 4 comments | 648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Oh please, on Apr 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 34 comments | 6966 Views
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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
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