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Emailed Karin Heck: “All the neighbors on Peninsula Way across from Peninsula School were emailing about how magical the evening seemed (and it was also pleasant for the neighbors!). Photo of giant lanterns in the oak trees at night taken by Greg Goff — enjoy!”

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Seniors bid adieu to Menlo-Atherton High School at school’s 67th commencement ceremony

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On Thursday afternoon, 476 students participated in the 67th commencement ceremony at Menlo-Atherton High School. Commented principal Simone Rick-Kennel: “What a sense of community yesterday! We have more graduates every year, and the spirit to celebrate everyone of them was am-azing. Students choose which staff member gives them their diploma so we had over 80 […]

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Encinal 5th graders celebrate successful completion of Spanish immersion program

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Seventeen Encinal 5th graders noted their successful completion of the school’s Spanish immersion (SI) program with a ceremony and dancing last Monday (June 4). “The dance they performed was a mix of dances they’ve learned over the years since kindergarten,” explained SI teacher Aimee Oprandy-Weiss, who’s taught at the school for five years. To complete […]

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Spotted: Hillview Jazz Band at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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The Hillview Jazz Band was at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning entertaining a good-sized crowd and fundraising for a band trip to Disneyland.

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M-A senior Kelly Warren is Beach Blanket Babylon finalist in dance catergory

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Menlo Atherton High School senior Kelly Warren is a finalist in the dance category for The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.” Each of the nine finalists will perform live in front of family, friends and a panel of celebrity judges on Monday, June 4. One winner in each category […]

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5th Annual Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk set for June 2

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Santa Cruz wine will be flowing at the 5th Annual Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 2 in downtown Menlo Park from 2:00 to 5:30 pm with proceeds benefiting the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF). Advance tickets are available online via the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association for $49. Tickets can be purchased […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club Awards $50,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Ten  Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 22, at the Allied Arts Guild. For more than 40 years, the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club has provided college scholarships to Menlo-Atherton graduating seniors, based on academic performance. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the […]

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Three M-A students receive Jefferson Awards

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Three Menlo-Atherton students have been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards Foundation was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard. The organization believes in public service — not just because it improves communities but because it changes the lives of those who participate. […]

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Hillview School’s Relay for Life event raises $91,000 for American Cancer Society

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Over 300 middle school students participated in the 4th Annual “Menlo Park Relay for Life – Hillview Edition” on Friday night, raising $91,000 to fight cancer and topping the $65,000 raised last year. The students held bake sales around town for the last month and reached out to their neighbors, family members, and friends for […]

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Community’s input needed for MPCSD’s annual survey

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Your feedback is requested in the Menlo Park City School District’s annual survey, whether or not you have children attending school in the district. Please take the survey here before June 1. “We value your feedback and hope to hear from as many people as possible,” emailed Parke Treadway. “Please share the survey link with friends […]

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Menlo Park City School District holds school board candidate information night on May 22

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the District Office TERC building at 181 Encinal Avenue in Atherton, representatives from the Board of Education will conduct a Candidate Information Night for individuals who may be interested in running for the Menlo Park City School District Board of Education. The election is scheduled for […]

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