Join the Town of Atherton for an interactive conversation with Menlo College, Menlo School, and Sacred Heart Schools as they discuss re-opening plans and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a virtual discussion on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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SUHSD educators vote “no confidence” in Superintendent Mary Streshly

Educators in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) have overwhelmingly voted “No Confidence” in Superintendent Mary Streshly. The final vote results come just days after the Sequoia District Teachers Association (SDTA) Representative Council unanimously passed the resolution and subsequently announced it at a meeting that drew nearly three hundred rank and file members. The […]

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Menlo Park City School District to start August 20 with distance learning

At its meeting on July 30, the Menlo Park City School Board decided with a 4-1 vote to open the school year on August 20, 2020, in the Distance Learning mode for all students, with the intent to reassess the health data over the coming weeks and potentially open schools in a hybrid alternating week […]

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In this SIP summer, Menlo School and SoPen Water Polo players adapt their community outreach program

In a typical summer, Menlo School water polo players would be training hard with SoPen Water Polo Club, headed up by Jack Bowen, Menlo School’s water polo coach and Aquatics Director, scrimmaging weekly, and often practicing several times a day with other clubs to prepare for the fall season. In addition, they’d be participating in […]

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Sacred Heart Schools community holds 4th of July parade for Oakwood residents

On July 1st, the Sacred Heart Schools community came out to celebrate and see the RSCJ nuns who live at Oakwood on the school property, staging a fun 4th of July parade of decorated cars and bicycles. An international community of women religious in the Catholic Church, known as the Religious of the Sacred Heart […]

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All Students Matter volunteers pivot and find new ways to support local students

Families, schools, businesses and nonprofits have all adapted to recent changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. All Students Matter (ASM), a local volunteer organization supporting classrooms in the Ravenswood School District, is no exception. ASM and the Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF) reached out jointly to their volunteers and supporters and have assembled a cadre […]

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Update from MPCSD about community survey, school reopening and its Helps initiative

The Menlo Park City School District continues its ongoing effort to encourage community input into its direction and planning, as well as proactively provide information of interest to the public. One way we hope to gain community feedback is through our annual survey, administered through our partnership with Panorama Education. If you live within the […]

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Graduation celebrations at Encinal, Laurel and Peninsula schools

We round out our coverage of local grade and middle school graduations with these photos Encinal, Laurel and Peninsula Schools (top to bottom). Judy Horst sent us the Peninsula photo and MPCSD public information officer Parke Treadway supplied the photos from Encinal and Laurel.

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Middle School graduation in Menlo Park looks different during a pandemic

Both Hillview (photo above) and La Entrada Middle Schools held vehicle-based graduation ceremonies in lieu of their traditional celebrations. At the La Entrada event held at the end of May (pictured below), windows were rolled up and only the graduating students were allowed out of the car (with masks) to drop off and collect their […]

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Spotted: Oak Knoll 5th graders celebrating graduation

The traditional “clap out” for graduating 5th graders at Oak Knoll School was replaced yesterday with a car parade. A member of Menlo Park Police Department was there to cheer them on. Later a group of graduates – Wyatt Hutchinson, Teddy Honerkamp, Griff Birk,  Jace Cannon and Beau Courson  – gathered down the street for a photo op. […]

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MPCSD candidate information night is Tuesday, June 9

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom, 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 November 3, 2020 and there will be two Board seats […]

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