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Del Rey Elementary School installs colorful shade sails courtesy of a grant
Thanks to the dedication of a former Orinda dermatologist and the ingenuity of Orinda Union School District's Director of Facilities Stuart House, Del Rey Elementary School has installed shade sails to create an outdoor learning space adjacent to the school's new ...By Sora O'Doherty



The up and downside of AP courses
Depending on how your particular school treats AP classes, an AP class can be worth a full grade higher than the regular track class (that's how some students push their GPAs beyond the `perfect' 4.0). And even if your high school does not inflate AP grades, many ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.



Glorietta Elementary brings us `Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.'
Glorietta Elementary School presents their Spring Musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr." on May 17 and 18. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the beloved film, Glorietta's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr." will capture hearts in a whole new way, as a ...Submitted by Hillary Weiner



Lamorinda teachers compete for County Teacher of the Year
Three Teachers of the Year from Lamorinda elementary schools are in the running for Contra Costa County's 2019-20 Teacher of the Year award: Cindy Fisher of Happy Valley Elementary School (Lafayette School District), Jennifer Strohmeyer of Donald L. Rheem Elementary ...By Sora O'Doherty



A day filled with promise for 200 middle school girls
The morning began with speaker Danielle Feinberg, the director of photography for lighting on Disney-Pixar's Academy Award-winning films "WALLE," "Brave," and "Coco" who spoke to 200 middle school girls about opportunities for them in STEAM-related careers (science, ...Submitted by Lynda Leonard



Campo's Academic Decathlon team takes fifth at state finals
The Campolindo Academic Decathlon team won first place in their regional competition for the ninth year in a row, qualifying for the state finals where they finished fifth against 28 other schools in their division.
By John T. Miller



Proclamation honors State Champs - Campolindo High School Boys Basketball Team
Moraga Mayor Roger Wykle issued a proclamation designating April 10, as "2018-2019 Campolindo Boys Varsity Basketball Team Day," in recognition of the team's Division II State Championship honors.
By Vera Kochan



Wagner Ranch Nature Area Wildlife Festival offers public a glimpse of rare resource
The public will once again have an ...By Sora O'Doherty



Burton Valley student pushes school to go green this Earth Day
Burton Valley Elementary School is ditching the use of plastic utensils in the lunchroom starting April 22, appropriately enough on Earth Day. As impactful as that is, it is all the more remarkable for being introduced by an environmentally conscious fifth-grader who, ...By Pippa Fisher



Campolindo High School's 2018-19 educator of the year selected
Paul Verbanszky, Campolindo's social studies teacher, was selected as the Acalanes Union High School District's Educator of the Year for the Moraga school.
Each year staff members from ...
By Vera Kochan



Peace, Love and Pancakes - an event for the whole family
Brett Lorie, the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School math teacher behind the 10,000 Lunches Program to feed the homeless, has another worthwhile cause on the horizon. The Peace, Love and Pancakes fundraiser, entering its sixth year, benefits MainSpring's The Janada ...By Vera Kochan



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