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La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park received the California Gold Ribbon Award (formerly California Distinguished School Award) this year, previously given that designation in 1999 and 2010.

It was one of only four San Mateo County schools to be recognized for excellence in educational programs. The others were Burlingame Intermediate School, Borel Middle School (San Mateo/Foster City ) and Alto Loma Middle School (South San Francisco Unified School District).

“The focus for our Gold Ribbon application was on Parent, Family, and Community Involvement and its positive effect on school climate,” said principal Mark Jones. “We would like to thank our parent volunteers, families, and community members who contribute to our campus’ strong academic and social-emotional frameworks. Your positive contributions afford us the opportunity to create a safe and stimulating campus where all students can thrive. Thank you, La Entrada community!”

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Portola Valley School District to host inaugural School Maker Faire on April 28

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Portola Valley School District’s School Maker Faire is a one-day event being held on Friday, April 28th from noon to 4:00 pm at Corte Madera School in  Portola Valley. Open to the public, the event will showcase kindergarten through 8th grade projects created by inventors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, crafters, artists and DIYers of all kinds, […]

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Woodside High School Foundation’s online auction is live April 22-27

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The Woodside High School Foundation is raising money through an online auction from April 22 at 9:00 am until April 27 at 8:00 pm.  Featured are fantastic getaways, fun parties, , dining, sports events, wine, home and garden, personal services, just to name a few. Many special gift items to choose from, including a luxury vacation […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School hosts second annual environmental fair

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On Wednesday, April 19, the seemingly endless rain stopped and the sun came out, as if it wanted to celebrate Earth Day with students at M-A’s environmental fair. In the center of the fair, groups played cornhole while listening to a student band perform live music. Around the perimeter, students and local businesses, such as […]

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Registration is open for the 12th annual Big Bear Run

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The 12th annual Big Bear Run at M-A will be held on Sunday, May, 7, 2017. Hosted by the M-A Athletic Boosters, the event benefits the school’s sports programs. The professionally timed, marked course begins at 9:00 am sharp at the Menlo-Atherton High School Gym lot on Ringwood and weaves through flat Lindenwood, ending on Coach Parks Field with a track […]

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Fundraiser for Syrian refugees at Menlo College on April 13

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Victoria Schultz posted this on Nextdoor and asked neighbors to spread the word: “Good morning! I am a Menlo College alumni (and former Oak Knoll Otter! :)) Together with some fellow alumni and Professor Marianne Marar Yacobian I am hosting an event tomorrow, April 13, at 6:30 pm at the Florence Moore Auditorium on the Menlo […]

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“School. Only different” makes for special week for Hillview 8th graders

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“School. Only different”came to Menlo Park for the fourth year at Hillview Middle School this past week. As part of the school year 2016-17 cuts that MPCSD took proactively to prepare for potential loss in parcel tax funding, Hillview’s mini-course program was reduced from serving the school’s entire 900 student population to just the eighth grade […]

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Vuki Mataele brings a male perspective to M-A’s Dance Team and its annual show

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Think dance team, think teen girls? Think again. When Menlo-Atherton High School holds its annual dance team show and fundraiser on Friday, April 7, there will be a guy in the mix. Senior Vuki Mataele joined the team this year, following in the footsteps of his friend who participated last year. “He wanted me to do it […]

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Spotted: InMenlo fashionistas strutting their stuff at M-A fashion show

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InMenlo contributing reporter Kate Flanagan (middle in photo, top) wrote about her stage debut in the M-A senior fashion show, expressing that despite being camera shy and not much a dancer, she was having a great time. And that attitude showed when it came to the actual show. Kate pranced about on stage with classmates Aarthi […]

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Sacred Heart to host forum on the morality of the nuclear age on April 3

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In partnership with the Technology for Global Security and Menlo School, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) will host the first of a two-part forum on morality and geopolitics in the nuclear age on Monday, April 3 at 7:00 pm in the Harman Family Assembly Hall. The panel discussion will focus on the morality of the […]

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Making my M-Ark in the 2017 Menlo-Atherton High School’s Senior Fashion Show

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Other than a few scattered dance and piano recitals in elementary school, I have never performed on stage. That will change this Saturday, April 1. I will be ending my decade-long hiatus to perform in Menlo-Atherton’s annual Senior Fashion Show along with about 170 of my classmates. Over three performances (1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 pm), the […]

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