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Signs of stress and its management for middle school students
According to a stress management forum conducted at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School by Paul Espinas, a practicing pediatrician at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Clinic in Hayward, there are many factors attributed to middle school stress.
By Vera Kochan

Imperfect produce put to good use
At the beginning of this summer harvest season, a local volunteer-run farm in Moraga was looking for channels for imperfect and ripe produce so the produce would not go to waste. Camino Pablo Elementary School second-grade teacher Margaret Coughlan, who was looking ...Submitted by Cathy Harrison

Trends for the Class of 2020 to consider
Understanding the reality of today's college application process is an important element in managing expectations. One trend that we advisors have observed has made an even greater impact on this past admission cycle. Great grades and top test scores will not guarantee ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Local student to represent Lamorinda in STEM competition
Campolindo High School freshman Isabelle Katz was recently selected as a Top 30 Broadcom Masters for the 2019 National Society for Science Competition, out of more than 2,300 entrants from all over the country. Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and ...By Jennifer Wake

Alleged theft of visiting football team's possessions under investigation
Upon returning to the visitor's locker rooms ...By Ania Keenan

Schools add extra avenue for anonymous reporting of at-risk behaviors
The Acalanes Union High School District ...By Pippa Fisher

MEF supports student wellness on school campuses
Most Moraga residents are aware that grants from the Moraga Education Foundation supplement state funding to ensure that Moraga schools can provide a high-quality, well-rounded education by using these grants to fund areas like art, music, physical education, ...By Jenn Freedman

City council recognizes LPIE past president
Mayor Mike Anderson recognized past president of Lafayette Partners in Education Lisa Spiegler with a proclamation at the Sept. 9 city council meeting.
Anderson noted that during the ...
By Pippa Fisher

Demystifying Early Application options
Hundreds of colleges and universities welcome early applicants. So how do you know if an early option is right for you? The first step is to understand the differences between the major early admission plans.
By Elizabeth LaScala

How the newly structured Lamorinda school calendar came about
A combination of factors including anxious ...By Nick Marnell

OUSD receives $10K for wildfire mitigation efforts
Kyle McKibbin, Keenan, Account Executive for East Bay Schools Insurance Group, presents a $10,000 check to the Orinda Union School District board of trustees. The check from the Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund is in recognition of the school ...By Sora O'Doherty

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