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Menlo-Atherton High School’s football team will take part in the Levi’s® Stadium High School Football Series presented by U.S. Bank on Friday, Sept. 6.

The sixth annual installment features a double-header with San Benito (CA) vs. Wilcox (CA) at 5:00 p.m. followed by Menlo-Atherton (CA) vs. Serra (San Mateo) at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets in the lower bowl of Levi’s Stadium will go on sale on TicketMaster.com for $25 at a later date.

The 49ers Foundation works to support youth football instruction and provide leadership skills to kids throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In 2018, 49ers PREP launched brand new flag football leagues in partnership with local community partners, presented by Mountain Mike’s Pizza, that saw over 500 Bay Area boys and girls participate in its first year. Now in season two, the 49ers PREP Flag Football Program has grown to more than 3,000 participants with over 35 leagues spanning the Central Valley, Northern California and Hawaii.

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Successful transitions from college to career is topic of Aug. 20 talk

Learn tips for an easier transition from college to career in a talk sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Peninsula Club on Tuesday, August 20, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park). Tricia Dolkas, a Stanford alumna in Human Biology and Engineering-Economic Systems and founder of KickStart Career, and Valori Stitt, […]

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Spotted: M-A students back on campus

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Reminder to drive safely and cautiously with schools opening

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School board member Caroline Lucas switches hats to become part-time teacher

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5th annual Congressional App Challenge for 18th District is underway

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Two Menlo Park City School District students become Superintendent for the Day

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Selby Lane School gets library makeover thanks to AbbVie employees

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Menlo School grad Sophie Jones named Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

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Sacred Heart Prep recent grad Armand Akbari wins Beach Blanket Babylon student competition

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Spotted: Pencil posts at Encinal School

Encinal Elementary School art teacher Stephanie Noon officially celebrated the completion of the “pencil posts”  on Wednesday (June 12) with a special gathering of students who helped transform ordinary hallway posts into colorful pencils. The Encinal art students, along with third grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop 62689 — led by Encinal teacher and mom Aimee […]

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