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OUSD welcomes new board member Liz Daoust as Rossiter exits
As Liz Daoust was the only person nominated to run for the open seat on the Orinda Union School District board; no election was necessary and the district was spared the expense. She will take her seat in December for a four-year term, along with returning members ...By Sora O'Doherty

OIS principal resigns
In order to spend time with his family and focus on other career opportunities, Orinda Intermediate School principal Michael Randall resigned from his position in the Orinda Union School District effective Aug. 24 after 13 years serving in that position. "We wish Mr. ...By Sora O'Doherty

First day of school at Happy Valley
It was all smiles - well, mostly all smiles - on the first day back at Happy Valley Elementary School Aug. 21. - P. Fisher
By Pippa Fisher

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

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