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Amador Valley High wins state 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the "We the People" state finals last Saturday in Bakersfield, topping...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 20, 2013 at 7:15 am | 3 comments | 5019 Views

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Amador Valley advances to 'We the People' finals in Washington, D.C. competition

Amador Valley High School advanced to the championship round of the 2013 "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution"...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2013
Last comment by Christina, on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 3468 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 | 3 comments | 4202 Views

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Burlingame School District -- Ken Wyatt to become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services

I understand that Ken Wyatt from the PUSD district office was hired by Burlingame Unified as an assistant superintendent...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm..., on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 6543 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 | 4099 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 | 3895 Views

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College Application Question

On the UC and CSU college application there is a question in the 'Honors Section' asking for "number of Honors"? What are...

Original post made by Steven on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Joseph Somacholarsololovich, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 5680 Views

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Bowser to announce bid for county office

Pleasanton School Board President Jeff Bowser will announce his candidacy for the office of Alameda County Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Bowser is Bad, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 16235 Views

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Library celebrates 25 years tonight

The Pleasanton Friends of the Library play host to the 25th anniversary celebration of the present library building tonight...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Justin, on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:11 am | 3 comments | 4915 Views

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4th grade class raises $511 for Shepherd's Gate

Before leaving for their holiday break, a fourth grade Lydiksen Elementary School Class, taught by Mrs. Donna May, chose...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Pololo, on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 4149 Views

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Firms must pay to remove lead paint in older homes

In a final ruling that could affect older homes in Pleasanton, a Superior Court judge in San Jose increased the amount that...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by They knew, on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 4866 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 | 2363 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 | 1509 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 | 1206 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 | 1436 Views

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Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Mavis, on May 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm | 3 comments | 6510 Views

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AP tests - Turnover of school site principals/VPs - Another PUSD fiasco

I suspect that the turnover of almost all the site administrators (principals and vice principals) in the PUSD plus a DO...

Original post made by Total incompetence on Jun. 1, 2014
Last comment by Soccer Dad, on Jun 4, 2014 at 7:02 am | 3 comments | 2750 Views

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It's Graduation Day for Pleasanton's Class of 2014

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools will hold graduation ceremonies today for the Classes of 2014. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 3 comments | 9504 Views

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State Assembly bill woulld make kindergarten mandatory

The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would make kindergarten attendance mandatory before first grade. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Damon, on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 3 comments | 3052 Views

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Pleasanton School District May Reconsider "Modified Lite" Calendar

Just read in the Independent that PUSD Board will take a second look a revising the calendar. Sorry, no link on the Independents...

Original post made by Susie on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Petition, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1099 Views
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