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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hart Middle School plans launch of engineering academy

Hart Middle School will host an open house April 29 in preparation for its launch of an engineering academy in the 2014-15...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Wow, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 309 Views

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Pleasanton school board reviews ethics, finances

Trustees became students at Tuesday night's meeting of the Pleasanton Unified School District board, with back-to-back workshops...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by sunflower, on Apr 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 18 comments | 3033 Views

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Percussionists beat all

The Amador Valley High School winter percussion team took first place in the Northern California Percussion Association (NCPA)...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 484 Views

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Pleasanton nonprofit leader named to college post

Arnoldo Avalos, the founder and chief executive officer of the Pleasanton-based Avalos Foundation, has been appointed to...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Thank you!, on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm | 5 comments | 2034 Views

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Why does Superintendent Parvin Fear Transparency?

Why does Superintendent Parvin fear transparency? At last night's board meeting the Registrar for Foot Hill's High School...

Original post made by S.M on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by S.M., on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm | 10 comments | 632 Views

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Pleasanton school board honors Donlon's Ruth Highstreet

Walk into the Donlon Elementary School office, and chances are that you will be greeted by the friendly smile of Ruth Highstreet,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Donlan Parent, on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm | 5 comments | 3098 Views

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2014 Foothill High School Senior Scholarships—Know a Deserving Student?

Pleasanton North Rotary will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to three lucky Foothill High students. Interested? Know a...

Original post made by Pleasanton North Rotary Club on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 29, 2014 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 371 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 | 101 Views

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Two school district employees refute investigation details

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

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 165 comments | 12801 Views

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More Homework and Greater Effort

Is anyone else in favor of more homework, greater effort, self-reliance, and a sense of accountability that will allow our...

Original post made by Keep America Strong on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by WG nonsense, on Mar 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm | 3 comments | 244 Views

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District asking School PTA groups to donate $5000 to PPIE

I have heard that the PUSD is asking that all PTA's in our district donate $5000 of PTA money to PPIE . Last time I checked,...

Original post made by Bait and Switch on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by pleasantonwasnice40yearsago, on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 34 comments | 2254 Views

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Pleasanton school board, City Council meet together tonight

The Pleasanton school board and City Council will hold a joint meeting starting at 7 p.m. tonight in the school board's meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by AntiMoron, on Mar 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm | 5 comments | 1386 Views

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Donlon Elementary Odors?

We're prospective buyers looking into buying a home in Pleasanton, in large part because of the great reputation the schools...

Original post made by Linden Foster on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Leland, on Mar 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm | 19 comments | 1603 Views

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Union president Peggy Carpenter now engineering departure of Hart principal?

I was reading the article on the disputed investigation at Walnut Grove. I could not help reading the quote from union president...

Original post made by Here we go again on Mar. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 363 Views

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Survey finds stores offer plethora of unhealthy products for kids

Public health agencies throughout the Bay Area and the state unveiled a new campaign Wednesday based on the idea that people...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm | 18 comments | 1395 Views

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Why isn't the PUSD School Board Investigating Ahmadi

With all the controversy and accusations being bandied about regarding Superintendent Ahmadi's handling of internal personnel...

Original post made by Horatio on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted, on Mar 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm | 3 comments | 586 Views

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Ahmadi Led PUSD Administrator Reign of Terror?

I can't help but notice that everyone ever associated as a principal or VP of Foothill High is either gone or has suddenly...

Original post made by What is happening? on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Mar 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 3 comments | 861 Views

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Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear

The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 33 comments | 6599 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 | 2015 Views
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