Teachers of the Year Announced

(Courtesy of Orinda Union School District)Shauna Yaeger, a first grade teacher at Wagner Ranch, was selected as the OUSD Teacher of the Year. She...

Miramonte Youth Environmentalists Create Project HEART to Help Local Restaurants

(Courtesy Yuji Watanabe) (L-R) Ryan Sinnreich, Julian Rustigian, Aidan Chan, Vajra Vo, Wyatt Barnes, Jonas Dao, Devon Bradley, Leo Cardozo, James Patrick, Dalai Vo, Sheng...

Orinda All-Girl Robotics Team on Their Way to Finals Competition

(Courtesy of Roxanne Christophe)Team Stampede, the Orinda all-girl robotics team, is on their way to the Northern California First Lego League robotics finals. From...

Poul Anderson Writing Contest

    The submission deadline for 2021’s Poul Anderson Writing Contest this year is Friday, April 16 at midnight.    The contest, open to...

Boy Scouts 52 Pinewood Derby Rolls on Via Zoom

By Jon Bergschneider, Contributing Writer (John Doyle, Photographer)Colin Doyle (Den #4) of Boy Scouts Pack #52, was proud to take 2021 championship with his car...

Young Local Voices of Democracy Heard Loud and Clear at Ceremony

(Photo Courtesy of VFW District 10)District 10 Commander Mark Steinberg presents Claire Kane with her award for winning the Voice of Democracy essay contest....

STEM Conference Goes Virtual

(Courtesy of Franceska Hinkamp)STEM keynote speaker Franceska Hinkamp is a pioneering genetic counselor in pediatrics, adult medical genetics, neonatal intensive care and cancer predisposition...

OUSD Navigates Changing Requirements for School Campus Openings

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) This classroom at Wagner Ranch Elementary School is ready to go. All that is missing are the students.     Continual changes and...

District Endeavors to Reach Students With Virtual Equity and Diversity Curriculum

(Ania Keenan, Photographer)When the Miramonte Equity, Diversity and Inclusion group was first formed in July, 2020, they launched a quarterly “Racial Justice Reading Group”...

Registration Open for 18th Annual High School 
Visual Arts Competition

(Contributed Graphic)     The Lamorinda Arts Council reminds the area’s students and families that online registration for its 18th Annual High School Visual Arts...

OUSD Kinder/TK Registration – February

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for children entering an Orinda public school in August 2021 will be open Feb. 1 – 4....

Wagner Ranch Nature Area Provides Joy for Children in the Outdoors

(William Hudson, Photographer)Ayla Montane (standing) and Sabrina Sellers pause for a minute on a valley oak that fell during a storm, while walking the...

Exhilarating Process for Miramonte High School Student Magazine Staff

(Moona Nandi, Photographer)Miramonte’s Journalism Club students (L-R) Alex Finegan, Mia Singleton, Chaya Tong, Scarlett Mosher, Miriam Yee and Olivia Eukel, proudly showcase their 2018-19...

Nonprofit Girls Crushing It Creates Girlpreneurs and Confidence

(Shelly Hamalian of Shutterbug94549)Catherine Foster, Orinda resident and Founder of Falaloops, an accessories business launched through the Girls Crushing It program.     How do...

Pivoting to Hybrid Learning Soon

(Alicia Keenan, Photographer)Miramonte junior Ania Keenan has a “classroom” in her bedroom that she uses for distance learning.     Although Contra Costa County...

Students Return to In-Person Learning Currently on Hold

(Contributed Photo)Members of Glorietta Elementary School’s Ensemble choir have been working with music directors Ron Pickett and Christina Holling and the ensemble choirs at...

Orinda Junior Women’s Club Announces Youth Ink 2021

    The Orinda Junior Women’s Club’s (Orinda Juniors) annual creative writing contest, Youth Ink 2021, will once again be open to all middle...

Presidential Spotlight Shines on Wagner Ranch 4th Grade Student

(Michelle Swaney, Photographer)Agnes Swaney as 9-year-old presidential candidate Kaley Gurlbaus.     Let’s call this “funk” news: mostly fake, but lots of fun. What if...

OUSD Has More Homework to Reopen Schools

(Contributed Photo)OUSD School Board Member Jason Kaune is shown on a Poly Studio Camera at the Oct. 14 board meeting. The board was trying...

AAUW-OML Announces Girls4STEM Webinars

(Courtesy of Christy Tormey) Christy Tormey will present “Refinery 101” in the first webinar on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.     The American Association...

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