Volunteer Hours Win Awards at Boys Team Charity

(Courtesy Julie W. Oliver)Here is the class of 2025 volunteering at White Pony.     A recent press release by Boys Team Charity announced 14...

Alex Meckes and Owen Pines Honored as Eagle Scouts

(Andy Pines, Photographer)Owen Pines of Troop 303 in Orinda attained Scouts BSA’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, on Sept. 22, 2020. Due to COVID-19 delays,...

OUSD Announces Aida Glimme as New Superintendent of Schools

(Courtesy of OUSD)Aida Glimme was selected as the new OUSD superintendent. She is excited to continue serving Orinda’s students and begins working for the...

New Educators Lead as Principals at Del Rey and Miramonte

(Courtesy of Ben Campopiano)Ben Campopiano is the new principal at Miramonte High School. He follows Julie Parks, who served as Miramonte’s principal for the...

Matt Simmons Navigates Through Life with Man’s Best Friend

(Courtesy of Guide Dogs for the Blind)Granby, Matt Simmons’ first guide dog, guides Simmons upon entering a BART station in San Francisco.     Those...

National Charity League Holds Senior Recognition for Grads

(Courtesy of Marci Byrne)     The Lamorinda Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) held its Senior Recognition May 9 at the Balestrieri Family...

Local Talented Student Writers Win Poul Anderson Awards

(Courtesy of Malayna Chan)Malayna Chang’s memoir “In Memory of” was one of the winners in the essay/memoir/biography category. (Courtesy of Wendy Mapaye)Wendy Mapaye’s poem “Sand”...

Congratulations to Miramonte Scholarship Winners

(Kim Anderson, Photographer)Orinda Rotary STEM Scholarship was awarded to Drugan Brady, a Miramonte High School student who demonstrated exceptional interest and ability in one of...

AAUW-OML 36 Awards Scholarships to Local, Deserving Students

(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)Chaya Tong(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)Cassie Hopkin(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)Aine Flynn Previous Next     American Association of University Women-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette (AAUW-OML) recently held a Celebration of...

OUSD and Parents Address Concerns About New History Textbooks

(Tristan Shaugnessy, Photographer) Cover illustration for one of the social studies textbooks the OUSD Board agreed to purchase in June; this one comes with controversy...

Miramonte Class of 2021

Previous Next     The Miramonte Class of 2021 is, indeed, a unique and special group of Matadors.  It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate this...

Resilient and Resplendent Orinda Union School District Choir Performs Orinda Sing...

(Christina Holling, Photographer)     OUSD Choir and Music Instructors Christina Holling and Ron Pickett co-produced a creative community-wide concert event in May, in lieu...

Miramonte Booster Club Athletic Hall of Famers

    Additions to the 2020 Miramonte Booster Club Athletic Hall of Fame had their induction ceremony from last April postponed. The “Class of...

Senior Miramonte Athletes Finally Play During Compressed Seasons

(Mark Bell, Photographer) You can’t keep a good Mat down! The Miramonte Matadors played their last game of the revised football season on Friday, April...

OUSD Superintendent Announces Retirement after Years of Service

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)OUSD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Seaton announced her retirement in May after five years with the district. She and her husband are moving...

OUSD Expands In-Person Learning; Plans Intervention Summer School

(Courtesy of OUSD)These students are happy to have increased in-person learning.     With vaccinations increasing and COVID cases declining, the Orinda Union School District...

Wagner Ranch Places First in Odyssey of the Mind

(Regina Gordon, Photographer)     The fifth grade team at Wagner Ranch Elementary rose to the challenge amidst a pandemic year and placed first in...

The Making of Cub Reporters at The Glorietta Times Student Paper

(Courtesy of Anne Lowell)Front cover of The Glorietta Times newspaper, a 30-page publication, created by grade school students from Glorietta Elementary, during the pandemic...

Kids Helping Kids During Pandemic and Beyond Through a Non-profit

(Anthony O'Neill, Photographer)Del Rey Elementary sisters (L-R) Leah and Adriel O’Neill, of the non-profit Pantry Kids, Inc., market their free snack boxes to those...

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