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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3468 Views

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Valentine's Day gifts for patients from Donlon students

A group of young patients at Children's Hospital in Oakland will celebrate Valentine's Day with warm, festive, decorated...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 6047 Views

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School board eyes job restorations, smaller classes

After years of paring down its budget, the Pleasanton School Board is considering bringing back some jobs permanently and...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Bravo Chimest, on Feb 14, 2014 at 9:51 am | 4 comments | 7289 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 | 9218 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 | 6477 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 | 3854 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 | 17636 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 | 2831 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 | 5549 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 | 5663 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 | 6374 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 | 2065 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 | 1906 Views

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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 Pete, on Apr 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 13 comments | 7904 Views

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Amador Valley 'We the People' team places 2nd in D.C.

After three riveting days of simulated congressional hearings on the U.S. Constitution in Washington, D.C., Lincoln High...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Proud Pleasantonian, on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm | 8 comments | 5424 Views

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Amador Valley, Foothill ranked highest in area among top 100 California high schools

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools in Pleasanton are among the top 100 best public schools in California, a U.S. News...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by john, on May 6, 2014 at 8:32 am | 20 comments | 8879 Views

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School board reviews Common Core progress

The Pleasanton school board reviewed new Common Core State Standards last week and also technology for instruction that will...

Original post made on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on May 7, 2014 at 8:10 am | 5 comments | 1707 Views

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Pleasanton school board could name new Walnut Grove principal tonight

The Pleasanton school board will meet in closed session starting at 5 p.m. tonight to consider approving the hiring of a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Get the Facts, on May 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 45 comments | 5787 Views

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Brentwood director of student services hired as new Walnut Grove principal

The Pleasanton school board announced the appointment of the new Walnut Grove Elementary principal as Jan Steed at Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Godzilla, on May 16, 2014 at 12:19 am | 19 comments | 2522 Views

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Lydiksen principal appointed as director of curriculum

Mindy Bolar, the principal of Lydiksen Elementary School, has been appointed the new director of curriculum in the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by William Tell, on May 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 6 comments | 5442 Views
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