Middle school walkout in Moraga
There was a little break in the rain on Wednesday morning March 14, long enough for Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School students to assemble for 10 minutes just before their third period for a walkout against gun violence, in solidarity with the students and school ...By Sophie Braccini
CCI dogs visit Miramonte students
Miramonte High School seniors Sophie Bubrick and Emilie Carrington recently introduced three beautiful girls - and their human partners - to Anthony Ohlson's special needs class.
By Cathy Dausman
Five Moraga Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state championships
Five Moraga Rotary Odyssey of the Mind teams will advance to the state championship competition at UC Riverside after placing first or second in their group at the March 3 San Francisco regional competitions. These teams, out of the 14 teams sponsored by Moraga Rotary ...Submitted by Rich Render
Local high school students join national walkout
Hundreds of high school students in the Lamorinda area participated in the national walkout protesting gun violence, joining over 3,000 other participating schools in the movement that took place at 10 a.m. March 14 across the nation's time zones and Puerto Rico.
By John T. Miller
Saklan announces new Head of School
After an extensive nationwide search, The Saklan School Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of David O'Connell, a dedicated and inspiring educational leader with over 20 years of experience in independent schools all over the world, as the next Head ...Submitted by Christine Kuckuk
Acalanes High School team ranked third at CCC High School Mock Trials
During seven Tuesday and Thursday evenings last month, 15 Contra Costa County high school Mock Trial teams, including those from Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte high schools, battled it out with each other inside the superior courthouse courtrooms of Martinez. As ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance
Fifth-graders learn history by living it during Colonial Days
It was like stepping back in time in a corner of Happy Valley last week - students from Springhill Elementary School got the chance to spend a day living as colonial-era children. It was all part of their fifth grade experience, and everyone - students, teachers and ...By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette teachers demand fair pay
It was clear at a recent Lafayette School District board meeting that teachers are not prepared to wait silently while the union and district continue to negotiate teacher contracts.
The ...By Pippa Fisher
The University of California at Davis offers a small town alternative to the dense, urban locations of UC Berkeley and UCLA. Located in the Golden State's fertile agricultural region in California's Central Valley, UC Davis is a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, and ...By Elizabeth LaScala
Local students perform at Carnegie Hall
Four talented Lamorinda students were among the finalists chosen from all over the world to perform in February on New York's most famous stage. And all four musicians attend Campolindo High School.
By Pippa Fisher