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Published on June 7th, 2023
Campolindo Robotics Club offers new Girl Scouts STEM program
Thanks to patience, persistence, and dedicated community support, the Campolindo Robotics Club (active since 2006) helped develop, and is offering, a new Girl Scouts STEM program. The Robotics Club is known for competing with other Bay Area robotics teams in the FIRST ...Submitted by Meera Phadnis

Published on June 7th, 2023
Miramonte graduates revisit their elementary schools, inspire young students
About 150 students graduating from Miramonte High School participated in a parade on May 23 during which they visited all four elementary schools in Orinda. This first occurrence of the "Cap and Gown Parade" was enthusiastically welcomed by the younger children, as ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 24th, 2023
Lamorinda celebrates its graduates
Elena Sophia Acuff

Published on May 24th, 2023
Community members offer counter protest outside Lafayette Elementary School
Those who traveled down Moraga Road on May 19 to fetch their children from Lafayette Elementary School were greeted with bouquets of rainbow-colored balloons, rainbow pride flags and more than a dozen people offering affirmative messages of support for students of all ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on May 24th, 2023
Acalanes seniors enjoy spirited car rally prior to graduation
Hundreds of cheering supporters of the Acalanes High School Class of 2023, many with air horns, balloons and colorful signs, lined Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette on May 19 as a car parade of graduates slowly made its way through the city's downtown.
By Jeff Heyman

Published on May 10th, 2023
Stanley middle schoolers headed to OM World Championships
With many of the team members having worked creatively together since the second grade, a team of seventh-graders will represent Stanley Middle School and Lafayette at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Michigan later this month.
Submitted by Manju Lind

Published on May 10th, 2023
Minson takes over musical direction at Stanley; Jazz Cafe planned, May 12
When Todd Minson graduated from Stanley Middle School in 1992, he didn't imagine that he'd be back 30 years later to fill the big shoes of his music teacher Bob Athayde.
After ...
By Jennifer Wake

Published on May 10th, 2023
Annual Senior Car Rally planned for May 19
Acalanes High School seniors will once again be expressing their school pride prior to their upcoming graduation in decorated cars during the annual Senior Car Rally '23 at 5 p.m. May 19 on Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, from Oakwood to McDonalds and back. ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on May 10th, 2023
As Lafayette School District works to amplify inclusion efforts, outside community members stage weekly protests
When Lafayette Elementary School joined schools and entities across the country with displaying a flag in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31 after a resolution was unanimously passed for the Lafayette School District, many people celebrated the victory ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on April 26th, 2023
Traditional dances performed during Miramonte's SSWANA Festival
At Miramonte's Wellness Center, traditional Hindu dance group Kalanjali Dances of India performed a Bharatanatyam-style movement for the district's South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA) Festival.
By Emma Wong

Published on April 26th, 2023
Hiring part-time college application readers
With the recent surge in college applications, schools have begun to outsource the work of their admission counseling staff (aka admission officers) by hiring part-time application readers. Colleges tell us that this influx of part-timers is a matter of necessity, but ...By Elizabeth LaScala

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