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Can you afford your 'dream school'?
Does your child have her heart set on a "dream school"? If determination carries her forward, that dream could become an admissions reality. But, depending on your family financial situation, that dream might become a financial nightmare. Rather than taking the chance ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Amigos fundraisers help send volunteers to Latin America
In an annual ritual dating back to 1975, truckloads of grapefruit and holiday poinsettias arrived in Moraga recently to signal the beginning of this year's Amigos de las Americas fundraising drive.
By John T. Miller

Is graduate school the sensible next step after college?
Some high school students know they want a graduate or professional degree even before they start their undergraduate years. Others do not consider it at all or decide they want an advanced degree much later in their college years or after they enter the workforce and ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD

'The Addams Family Young@Part' opens Dec. 6 at OIS
Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater proudly presents the musical, "The Addams Family Young@Part" Dec. 6-8 at OIS.
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams family, to be ...
Submitted by Jeanette Lipp

Scholarship named in memory of beloved educator
With the passing of Joe Anthony last June - ...By John T. Miller

AUHSD governing board election results
Local voters re-elected a pair of incumbents ...By John T. Miller

Communing with nature in the outdoor classroom
Using the 35-acre Twin Canyon Girl Scout ...By John T. Miller

Tell me more about UCLA!
With easy access to the beach, mountains and Hollywood glitter, it's no wonder that UCLA received more applications last cycle than any other UC campus. Increasing its appeal further is the fact that Los Angeles is a global capital for entertainment, aerospace, ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Stanley students' thoughts on sticky notes create a wall of inspiration
To emphasize arts education and promote performing and visual arts at the local schools, the National PTA organization runs an art contest called the PTA Reflections Program - an arts recognition and achievement program for students first launched in 1969. National PTA ...Submitted by Angie Zener

New principal at Orinda Intermediate School
The OUSD board of trustees approved Stacy Wayne as the next principal of Orinda Intermediate School, effective immediately. Wayne, who has been the OIS associate principal since 2011, earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from UC Santa Cruz and a ...Submitted by Carolyn Seaton

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