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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

Campolindo Tech Club receives grant from Kiwanis for new equipment
Many people dream of becoming famous on stage or in front of a camera, but there are those who prefer to remain behind the scenes on the technical side of a production. Such is the case for the Campolindo students enrolled in the Tech Club, an after school volunteer ...By Vera Kochan

New 'safe route to school' for Glorietta students, other roadwork underway
A new path has been constructed along the side of Glorietta Boulevard from Rheem Boulevard to Overhill Drive. The path is a "safe route to school," and was a top priority for the city of Orinda. DeSilva Gates Construction Company was selected as the contractor for ...By Sora O'Doherty

Orinda schools team up with Anti-Defamation League to promote diversity and inclusion
Orinda Union School District has entered into an agreement with the Anti-Defamation League to promote acceptance of diversity and inclusion. This cooperative effort will include training for teachers and staff and programs for children attending local elementary and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Students perform at Music Teachers Association convention
Lamorinda piano teacher Katharine Austin had six of her students perform at the Music Teachers Association of California convention in San Jose over the June 29 weekend. The kids were among 250 selected from over 23,000 in the State of California to perform based on ...Submitted by Chris Casado

STARS 2000's ABBA-solutely fun production of `Mama Mia!'
Stars 2000, which includes 15 Lamorinda cast members, will bring the storytelling magic of ABBA'S timeless songs and the enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship to the stage starting July 19 at the Diablo Valley Performing Arts Center. On the eve of her ...Submitted by Brian Purcell

Moraga Lions Pride Award winners announced
The Moraga Lions recently handed out its Pride awards to students from Lamorinda middle schools. The students are recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school.
Submitted by Ray Casabonne

Performing Arts Seniors Recognition Day at Acalanes
Acalanes High School held its first ever Performing Arts Senior Recognition Day May 30 in the Big Gym to honor the following eight seniors who will be going on to major or minor in the Performing Arts in college: Isabelle Del Sesto (Screenwriting - NYU); Maverick ...Submitted by Janis Workmans

JM jungle party ushers eighth-graders into next adventure
The eighth-graders at Joaquin Moraga enjoyed a special jungle-themed graduation party, "Let the Adventure Begin!" complete with a jungle cruise boat, a live snake petting zoo, an illusionist and food trucks to enjoy. DJ Ryan O was spinning the tunes and everyone ...Submitted by Amy Martinez

Saklan students perform `West Side Story'
The Saklan School presented its 11th Annual Middle School Musical at Town Hall Theater in Lafayette May 17 and 18 with the Broadway Musical "West Side Story," School Edition with Grace Chaffey, the Music and Performing Arts teacher at Saklan directing the show.
Submitted by Lori Anders

Lamorinda celebrates its graduates
Acalanes Class of 2019
Roya Abkenari
Bernard Adri

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