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SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Field trips for Alisal????

Does anyone know why Alisal is the only Elementary school in Pleasanton that does not participate in 4th grade Field trip...

Original post made by concered parent on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by alisalparent, on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 40 comments | 2387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2 high school seniors win Community of Character $1,000 scholarships

Two high school seniors have been chosen as recipients of the 2015 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship by the Community of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Congratulations!!!, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 1264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2014 Fall Community Education Series wraps up tonight

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association Council will be hosting a free presentation tonight on parents'...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by AmyKirby, on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair set for January

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair on Jan. 10. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Really?, on Dec 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 13 comments | 1841 Views

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Calling all Pleasanton High School Students!

Pleasanton North Rotary will hold its annual Youth Speech Contest on Friday January 2nd at Handles Gastropub in Pleasanton....

Original post made by Pleasanton North Rotary on Dec. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

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Laursen, Miller sworn in at Pleasanton school board meeting last night

Newly-elected and re-elected members of the Pleasanton school board were sworn in Tuesday, with the board unanimously voting...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Dec 13, 2014 at 12:14 am | 14 comments | 3101 Views

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FHS grad named college conference's top freshman

Pleasanton native Nick Goldstein earned California Pacific Conference Freshman of the Year honors after his first season...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2014
Last comment by Matt Simmons, on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vintage Hills receives $1,400 grant

Vintage Hills Elementary School was awarded Tuesday a $1,400 grant from the KNBR Step Up to the Plate For Education grant...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by E, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 4 comments | 1847 Views

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PUSD WorkAbility Students Gaining Life Skills at New Leaf Community Markets

Two WorkAbility students from the Pleasanton Unified School District report to work once a week at the New Leaf Community...

Original post made by Patti Bond on Dec. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Communism Survivor: "Common Core Looks Scary Familiar"

I encourage all who are unfamiliar with Common Core to do your research. Here is an article about a mother of three who...

Original post made by concerned on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 4 comments | 451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tri-Valley Hero: changing the paradigm

Many know Susan Houghton from her days as the spokeswoman for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and later for Safeway....

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Vic Cloutier, on Dec 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 1 comment | 1808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Ahmadi's Inappropriate Behavior

I was taken back by the blob posting of Tim Hunt that Superintendent Ahmadi was at the election party for Larson and Bowser...

Original post made by lll on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by NAACP, on Nov 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 4 comments | 744 Views

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PUSD board approves textbooks

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday to approve a certification of compliance declaring the sufficiency of textbooks...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Billie, on Nov 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 30 comments | 4699 Views

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Will someone please post approved PUSD textbooks by subject?

Given that the controversial Common Core program is being implemented in the PUSD, I am curious to learn what the approved...

Original post made by curious on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 5 comments | 475 Views

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School board signs $220,000-year contract with new superintendent

The Pleasanton School Board last night unanimously approved a $220,000 per-year contract for incoming Superintendent Parvin...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Funny, on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 72 comments | 3354 Views

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School board approves textbook, instructional materials sufficiency

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday 4-1 to approve the certification of compliance for the sufficiency of textbooks...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Wow!, on Nov 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 562 Views

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Vintage Hills students fight world hunger

Students from Vintage Hills Elementary helped fight world hunger Friday by partnering with Kids Against Hunger for a school-wide...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Kelly , on Nov 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 1126 Views

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Second hearing on textbook sufficiency Tuesday night

The Pleasanton school board will hold the second public hearing on the sufficiency of textbooks, instructional materials...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Honors Pre Calc is a Joke at AVHS, on Nov 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm | 6 comments | 2628 Views

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Common Core math parent forums scheduled for November

The Pleasanton Unified School District is hosting two Common Core math parent forums in November. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by It's a Team Effort, on Nov 14, 2014 at 8:19 am | 18 comments | 2834 Views

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Laursen, Miller lead Pleasanton school board race

Incumbent Joan Laursen and challenger Mark Miller were elected Tuesday to the Pleasanton school board with Laursen leading...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 25 comments | 7060 Views
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