Acalanes Class of '68 celebrates 50 years
They came of age listening to Elvis Presley to a backdrop of the Vietnam War and assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. It was Lafayette's first year as a city. And now the Acalanes class of 1968 is preparing to celebrate its 50th high school ...By Pippa Fisher
Big weekend at Miramonte starts Aug. 17
Miramonte Principal Julie Parks hopes to ...By Sora O'Doherty
Steps to Success for the College Transfer Student
A student recently wrote to me: "My family can't afford to send me straight to a four-year college. My dream is to attend a community college and transfer to UC San Diego. What are my chances of filling all the requirements, and holding down a part-time job and ...By Elizabeth LaScala
Matadors win big in Fort Lauderdale
Miramonte High School was one of the top 10 teams in the nation this year, returning from the June 18-22 National Speech and Debate Association's tournament in Fort Lauderdale as a "Team of Outstanding Distinction." Head coach and teacher Kristen Plant led 10 students ...By Brendan McFeely
Teen-run Arts Contest celebrates its fifth year
After months of waiting, a dozen eager middle schoolers and their family members gathered in the Lafayette Library's Community Hall in April to claim their prizes in a local writing and photography contest.
By Charlie Keohane
Saklan science teacher on the move
Victoria Obenchain, a longtime science teacher at The Saklan School in Moraga, was selected last fall from over 400 applicants for the 2017-18 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and ...Submitted by Christine Kuckuk
Tell Me More about UC Irvine
Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For the sake of fairness, going alphabetically, the first article was all about the top-ranked UC Berkeley http://www.doingcollege.com/tell-me-more-about-uc-berkeley/ and the second ...By Elizabeth LaScala
8th graders graduate in style
The Saklan School celebrated the eighth-grade graduating Class of 2018 with a formal dinner at the Lafayette Park Hotel on June 6. The class will go on to attend Athenian, Bentley, Campolindo, De La Salle, Las Lomas, Monte Vista and St. Mary's College high schools.
Submitted by Lori Anders
Summer reading project for all ages underway until Aug. 4
From the beginning of June through Aug. 4, ...By Sora O'Doherty
Nearly 200 fire code violations uncovered at Lamorinda schools
During the most recent fire inspections of Lamorinda public and private schools, fire officials discovered dozens of code violations that ranged from undocumented fire alarm testing and blocked exits to faulty wiring and improper storage of hazardous materials.
By Nick Marnell
Lamorinda Montessori goes green
In addition to committing to "going green" by teaming with MCE to provide 100 percent renewable energy, Lamorinda Montessori's next step was to get its teachers and older students actively involved in composting.