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Campolindo student musicians help teach the teachers for a day
Before dawn on a recent Saturday morning, the Campolindo Symphonic Band and their music director Johnny Johnson boarded buses headed for San Jose State University. Their destination was a workshop for the Bay Section of California Music Educators who had gathered to ...Submitted by Kathi Torres



Moraga schools excel in the Greatest Kindness Challenge
The 19th century novelist Henry James was quoted as saying, "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
By Vera Kochan



Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial seeks volunteers with legal expertise
Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held on seven early weekday evenings during late January and early ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance



JM students volunteer lunch hours to feed homeless
Students at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School have voluntarily given up their lunch period every Friday of the school year to make sandwiches for the homeless.
JM's math teacher Brett ...
By Vera Kochan



Los Perales Elementary School's Ink Recycling Program
Don't throw away your used toner and inkjet printer cartridges. Los Perales Elementary School, 22 Wakefield Dr., Moraga, (925) 631-0105, has found a way to earn extra cash from used cartridges without spending a dime.
By Vera Kochan



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



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