Distance Learning for Parents, Not Just For The Kids

(Markus Winkler/Unsplash, Photographer)Orinda parents are taking online Zoom sessions offered through the Orinda Union School District, courses to help them navigate the new-normal of...

New Committee Urges School District to Address Racism, Diversity

(Contributed Graphic)The logo of the Committee for Multicultural Educational Reform in the Acalanes Union High School District.     Citing racism in Orinda schools, a...

Orinda Homes Convert To Classrooms With Distance Learning

(Charleen Earley, Photographer)Orinda parents Michael and Janey McWhorter said their three sons, Ross (9), CJ (12) and Cameron (7), will miss their friends...

Winners of the Annual Lamorinda Idol Announced Via Webinar

(Contributed Photo)The Elkind Sisters received the Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Groups Award.(Contributed Photo)Svea Peterson won the Audience Award.(Contributed Photo)Miranda Klein received the Kindergarten –...

Soccer Club Offers Free Clinics

(Photo Courtesy of Lamorinda Soccer Club)Young players work on skills during a practice at Wilder Field. Lamorinda Soccer is offering a free clinic for...

School Gardens Provide Education and Outdoor Opportunities

(Susan DiStefano, Photorgrapher)Sleepy Hollow Elementary School garden was a buzz with activity as student and parent volunteers keep the gardens in top shape. With...

Orinda Girls Jump Onboard as Scouts Open Door to Females

(Angelica Steinmeier, Photographer)Members of Scouts BSA, both boys and girls, enjoyed a day at Rock City Park at Mount Diablo prior to COVID-19 restrictions.  ...

OUSD Discusses Childcare for Orinda Students During the Pandemic

    In a special school board meeting held via Zoom on Aug. 3, Orinda Union School District (OUSD) board members, teachers and parents...

School Boards Develop Hybrid Plan But Classes Must Be Virtual

(Contributed Graphic)The Orinda Union School District made hybrid schedules like this one for students who choose to attend classes partly on campus.    ...

All Fall High School Sports Postponed

(Henry Hill, Photographer)Football players take in a practice but with social distancing.     The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body of California high...

Reopening of Schools Proves No Easy Task

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Will playgrounds remain empty this fall (or sparsely used with disinfectant used between classes allowed outside to play on them) and empty...

Odyssey of the Mind World Champs

(Susan Jordan, Photographer)Team members (left to right): Sophia Kan, Isaac Reader-Taatjes, Santiago Jordan, Diego Aguilar and Lauren Angsupanich.     An Orinda Odyssey of the...

Despite Petition, No Change Planned on High School Grading Policy

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Miramonte High School became a ghost town after campuses were suddenly shut down in March.     Parents and students of the Acalanes...

2020 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

(Contributed Photo)Sophia Kofoed.(Contributed Photo)Audrey Lambert.(Contributed Photo)Emma Leibowitz.(Contributed Photo)Julie Lima. Previous Next     While the school year may have come to a close in a rather unorthodox...

Orindan Wins Poster Design Contest 

(Contributed Photo)Artley Whipple shows off his winning poster.     Artley Whipple, 10, won first prize in a national competition to design a poster raising...

Miramonte Class of 2020 Special Section

Previous Next The above advertisements were purchased by the families of graduating seniors and do not represent the complete graduating class of Miramonte High School 2020....

Youth Ink Winners Announced

(Contributed Photo) Kaylin Chang, first place winner.     Students Kaylin Chang, Emma Wong and Holly Craysforth are the winners of this year’s Youth Ink creative...

Water Polo Club Athletes Head to College

    Eleven graduating seniors from the Lamorinda Water Polo Club have committed to play water polo in college.    The student athletes join...

Orinda Union School District Honors Six Teachers

(Contributed Photo)Janet Friend with a couple of her kindergartners from Glorietta.     Teachers in the Orinda Union School District are known for their caring...

District Creates Task Force to Prepare for Next School Year

(Contributed photo)OUSD District Office     While the Orinda Union School District has begun preparing for the 2020-2021 school year, they are waiting to receive...

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