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SCHOOLS & KIDS

STAR tests show Pleasanton schools continue to improve

By Glenn Wohltmann Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8456 posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 2724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School starts Tuesday -- watch out for kids

The district has some pointers for students and parents, old and new, as schools starts this Tuesday, Aug. 23. Leave home...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Buddy, on Aug 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 7 comments | 2639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No major changes in school funding expected -- for now

It's too early to tell what will happen with the state's budget, but the Pleasanton school district is gearing up for some...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 21, 2011 at 12:28 am | 9 comments | 3403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT scores show increases for most high schools in area

SAT scores rose last year for five of the eight local high schools with the percentage of area scores over 1500 -- a state...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by curious, on Aug 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm | 2 comments | 2651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2 young Livermore teens injured after running into traffic

Two separate car-versus-pedestrian collisions on Wednesday involved young teenagers running into traffic in Livermore, Livermore...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Gloria, on Aug 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm | 23 comments | 2904 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton SAT scores well above state average

SAT scores rose last year for five of eight local high schools with the percentage of area scores over 1500 -- a state benchmark...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm | 35 comments | 3826 Views

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Citizens committee to recommend oversight for future bond issues

It took more meetings than originally planned, but a citizens committee formed to look into cash-out refinancing will issue...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm | 12 comments | 2477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bailey brothers are Eagle Scouts

Dan Bailey and Adam Bailey from Troop 948 have completed the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. The two...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm | 6 comments | 2920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More funding cuts may loom for Pleasanton school district

With state revenues about $600 million less than conservative estimates for July and August, the Pleasanton school board...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by As the world turns, on Oct 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 62 comments | 5396 Views

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Teen recovers in time for TV performance

Just three weeks after being stabbed in downtown Pleasanton, Cameron "CamCam" Gipson had his shot at stardom on a national...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 13 comments | 3580 Views

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Foothill students gear up for homecoming today

The Foothill High School campus is a sea of school colors, banners and flags today as the Falcons prepare for Friday night's...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Kim Mendonca, on Oct 14, 2011 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 4049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finances and district goals among topics at tonight's school board meeting

Money issues will once again be one of the focuses of tonight's Pleasanton school board meeting. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by local, on Oct 26, 2011 at 8:37 am | 4 comments | 2478 Views

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School board OK's $240,000 facilities plan update despite objections

A plan to spend nearly $240,000 to update the Pleasanton school district's facilities master plan met with opposition Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by Where did all the developer fees go?, on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm | 71 comments | 4808 Views

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'The Laramie Project' onstage at Amador Valley High tonight through Saturday

Amador Valley High School students will present "The Laramie Project at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday night in the Amador...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Enzo, on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:11 am | 19 comments | 31296 Views

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Letters

<B>Strangers in cars Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8795 posted Friday, November...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2011
Last comment by Sick of you, on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm | 10 comments | 2579 Views

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Teacher busted on drug charges

A Foothill High teacher is out on bail after being arrested Oct. 26 on drug charges. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8790...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 5 comments | 2582 Views

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Soccer players needed for annual alumni games

Calling all soccer players from Amador Valley and Foothill high schools, young and old, men and women: You're needed for...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Trekmtb, on Dec 23, 2011 at 9:07 am | 7 comments | 2543 Views

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Late holiday school break for Pleasanton schools causing problems for some

Parents of Pleasanton school kids will have to wait a little longer than usual to dash off to grandma's house for Christmas. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2011
Last comment by High School teacher, on Dec 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm | 61 comments | 6257 Views

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Sorry, 'Nuncrackers' a sell-out hit for its entire run

If you were looking forward to a night with the nuns of Mount Saint Helen's in the current Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre's...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Shane FitzMaurice, on Dec 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 2770 Views

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Fri: 'The Great Christmas Getaway' planned for Dec. 24

'The Great Christmas Getaway' musical follows the detours and temptations that challenge Brody, Ashley and other class officers...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by Emily Chin, on Dec 20, 2011 at 9:56 am | 3 comments | 2182 Views
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