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Amador Valley High resumes classes after bomb threat

A bomb threat was reported at Amador Valley High this morning but authorities found no evidence of explosives after searching...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:01 am | 5 comments | 3400 Views

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School board selects firm to run superintendent search, names new HR director

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night chose a search firm to handle the recruitment, application and interview process...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by FHS Parent, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 3369 Views

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Google Expeditions taking Pleasanton students on virtual field trips

Vintage Hills Elementary and Pleasanton Middle School students are set to participate in a Google Expeditions program today...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by PollyM, on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 3905 Views

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Mariachi makes musical arrival in Pleasanton

A new musical program has arrived in Pleasanton, adding the sounds of the guitarron and vihuela to the school district's...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Annoyed White Girl, on Nov 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 4 comments | 3771 Views

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Letters

Really Pleasanton? Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2015/11/06/letters posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Consider the source, on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 4 comments | 2860 Views

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School board expected to issue approval for search firm, hear union agreement Tuesday

The Pleasanton Unified school board will meet Tuesday night to decide whether to approve a contract with an Omaha-based superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by SoMuchLitigation, on Nov 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

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Turkeys pardoned by President Obama named by Pleasanton students

The two turkeys chosen for this year's presidential pardon owe their unique names to a gaggle of Pleasanton students. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Dec 2, 2015 at 6:16 am | 6 comments | 4165 Views

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Calendar change survey to go before school board Tuesday

Parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders may be able to have their say in how -- and whether -- Pleasanton's public...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Working Parent, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 65 comments | 6585 Views

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Teachers, parents, students asked to comment on potential Pleasanton school year calendar change

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday night to move forward with a survey to see what the community thinks about changing...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 10 comments | 4437 Views

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Micaela Ochoa named deputy superintendent of Pleasanton schools, succeeding Luz Cazares

Several new leaders will be stepping into their roles this week after Pleasanton's school board approved a new deputy superintendent...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Turning a corner?, on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 5584 Views

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Pleasanton girl starts 'What if? fundraising campaign

A Harvest Park Middle School seventh-grader is looking to give back to children facing serious health concerns through an...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 2646 Views

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Pleasanton school district hires county's education office spokesman as new PR office chief here

Pleasanton's school board has coordinated a game plan to start the process of looking for superintendent candidates while...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Dec 27, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 6 comments | 4886 Views

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State superintendent shares thoughts on Common Core, elimination of exit exam

State superintendent Tom Torlakson shared his vision for what the California's education system will strive for in 2016 at...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 4892 Views

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Rage girls donate handmade supplies to pets in need

Pleasanton Rage U11 Orange and White team members joined together this fall to help kittens and cats in need by donating...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Seriously, on Dec 28, 2015 at 10:49 am | 3 comments | 2568 Views

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Police investigating bottle explosion on Amador Valley High quad

Two Amador Valley High students sustained minor injuries after a glass bottle exploded in the school's quad Tuesday morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 12 comments | 4564 Views

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Pleasanton Scout troop to pick up Christmas trees tomorrow morning

Pleasanton Boy Scout Troop 941 will conduct its annual Christmas tree pickup service project and fundraiser tomorrow morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by PPL, on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 2998 Views

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Amador Valley High principal resigning at end of school year

Amador Valley High principal Tom Drescher will be leaving the school to pursue another career opportunity at the end of this...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Edith, on Jan 12, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 6830 Views

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Dianne Howell named Pleasanton school district's assistant superintendent of HR

Pleasanton's school board last night appointed Dianne Howell as permanent assistant superintendent of human resources Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Meredith Bauer, on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 3612 Views

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STEAM, the school district's science- and technology-focused preschool, opens in Pleasanton

City, civic and Pleasanton school district representatives, including teachers and administrators, celebrated the opening...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on Jan 22, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 12 comments | 6050 Views

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School board to consider asking public about bond measure at its meeting Tuesday

Pleasanton's school board will discuss Tuesday whether to send out a community survey about considering a bond measure to...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2016
Last comment by DJohns, on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 3134 Views
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