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Last week, Elise Kratzer was honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award for community service and leadership. The Jefferson Award has the mission of empowering others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most.

Michael Amoroso (Menlo-Atherton High School ASB Teacher), Dr. Streshly (Sequoia Union High School District Superindendent) and Christopher Thomsen (Sequoia Union High School District President of the Board of Trustees) are pictured presenting the award to Elise.

Michael Amoroso spoke about Elise’s work as M-A’s ASB President last year and ASB Advisor this year, Founder and President of the M-A Leo Club, and leader of M-A’s Transfer Student Success Program.

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Seven individuals and two teams inducted into Menlo-Atherton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame

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Menlo-Atherton High School held its 10th Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night at the Palo Alto Elks Club. Seven individuals and two teams were inducted spanning the years from 1965 through 2011. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize those athletes, coaches, teams, and community service individuals who, through their […]

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Meet Menlo Park City School District Superintendent on Oct. 19

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Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister invites the community to join him for Sup & Sandwich on Friday, October 19, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Superintendent Burmeister will give a brief state of the district presentation and be available to answer questions about public […]

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Menlo Park City School District is looking for substitute teachers

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Menlo Park City School District is seeking substitute teachers. If you’re looking for an engaging was to spend the day, remain active with the youth of our community, and earn some extra income, come join the MPCSD team as a substitute teacher with our wonderful students. A Bachelor’s degree, the California Basic Education Skill Test, […]

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St. Raymond School Pumpkin Festival is happening this Friday and Saturday

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St. Raymond School (1100 Santa Cruz Ave.) is hosting its annual Pumpkin Festival this Friday and Saturday. Open to the public, the festival is a great family event with something for everyone: pony rides, climbing spider maze, bungee trampoline, face painting, bounce houses, pumpkin sales, carnival games, food, beer garden, live music and more! Admission […]

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Bike safety training in Menlo Park teaches middle school kids how to navigate city streets

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Last weekend 12 lucky students participated in a bike safety training provided by Wheel Kids. The event was organized by Parents for Safe Routes, and the La Entrada Safe Routes to Schools Taskforce. The training started at La Entrada Middle School. After Wheel Kids trainers presented examples of traffic situations and correct bicycle riding, the […]

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Hillview School sixth graders get a lesson in creating Magical Bridge playground

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Sixth grade art students at Hillview Middle School received a special lesson from Jay Gluckman of the Magical Bridge Foundation as part of a playground design unit with their teacher Anna Kogan. Jay talked to the students about the differing abilities of children for whom Magical Bridge playgrounds are designed, what surface types are used, […]

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Menlo Park City School District hosts speaker series beginning Oct. 3

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Menlo Park City School District offers a speaker series, featuring excellent, well-known speakers and timely topics. The community is invited to attend any of these free events at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park. The events include refreshments, and free childcare for potty trained children. The first event is Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 […]

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Community Color Run at M-A takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29

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Menlo-Atherton High School  is hosting its third annual Community Color Run on Saturday, September 29h. Check in is at 8:30 am by Ayer’s Gym/the M-A Baseball Field. Run starts at 9 a.m. The run takes place around the M-A campus (1-3 miles depending on how many laps). Tickets $15 per person, sold at door. Includes […]

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Ninth grader Audrey Ha is eager to start a public speaking club at Menlo-Atherton High School

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Menlo-Atherton High School ninth grader Audrey Ha describes herself as an “avid app developer, and dedicated advocate of human-to-human interaction.”  “Because student interaction now occurs overwhelmingly through technology platforms, I am passionate about inspiring my generation to become more powerful public speakers and in-person communicators,” she said.  That passion has led her to start a […]

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Spotted: Sacred Heart Prep boys varsity water polo in action

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The Gators played in the Elite Eight Invitation Tournament last weekend in Southern California. Under head coach Brian Kreutzkamp, they played in the championship game against Harvard-Westlake, losing 12-5 after beating the same team earlier in the tournament, 11-10. Their record of 4-1 also included wins against Oaks Christian, Vista and Loyola. Photo courtesy of Karen […]

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