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Published on August 17th, 2022
New LafSD Superintendent excited to meet district students & families
Just as students are getting acclimated to their new routines with the arrival of the new school year, the new superintendent Dr. Brent Stephens is settling into the Lafayette School District.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on August 17th, 2022
Intergenerational dialogue inspires learning & growing in Lamorinda
An intergenerational crowd of about four dozen Lamorinda community members came together in the Lafayette Learning Center on July 27 to talk, learn, share and grow.
Lynn? McPha ...
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on August 17th, 2022
Rolling out universal meal service at schools has joys and disappointments
As Lamorinda kids went back to school in August, social media erupted in a barrage of comments. While parents were concerned, there was largely a tone of understanding, as Lamorinda schools began to roll out the universal meal program adopted by the State of ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Does applying to more get you through the door? Why more is not better in college
As a college admissions advisor in Lafayette I am often asked some version of this question: "If 5 - 10% of applicants are accepted to the most highly ranked schools, will I have a better chance of getting into one of them if I apply to all of them?"
By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on August 3rd, 2022
High school students get half-hour reprieve with new bell schedule
The first day of school-which is rapidly ...By Ashley Dong

Published on July 6th, 2022
Wagner Ranch 4th graders win 2nd at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
Wagner Ranch Elementary fourth-graders (now rising to fifth grade) placed second in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind held at Iowa State University May 28, competing against 35 teams. Refining their ideas in Part I - Long Term Problem Solving and Part II - ...Submitted by Jill Gibson

Published on June 22nd, 2022
School Safety initiatives to start over the summer
School safety is a top priority for the city of Lafayette. According to a report presented by the Safe Routes to Acalanes High School team three cyclists and two pedestrians were struck and killed in Lafayette between 2014 and 2021, and there were 15 bicycle and 10 ...By Lou Fancher

Published on June 8th, 2022
Lamorinda celebrates its graduates
Acalanes class of 2022

Published on May 25th, 2022
OIS debate team takes first in Spring Spar tournament
Orinda Intermediate School's debate team took home first place May 14 in the East Bay Debate League's end-of-year online tournament, the Spring Spar.
"The kids were phenomenal Saturday. ...
By Casey Scheiner

Published on May 25th, 2022
Longtime teacher known for changing hearts and minds, bids LES farewell
Dana Fry has much more than math, writing and reading on her agenda when she walks into her fourth-grade classroom every morning. "I want all my students to know that I like and respect them just the way they are," Fry says. "(Being yourself) is hard these days. I hope ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

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