Treading the Boards at Miramonte: Four One Acts and a Choral...

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Front row (L-R) Lindsay Fontes and Nina Fontes, back row Alice Ball, Natalie Clauson, Chris Ionascu and Emi Hamiti are gearing up...

Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest Announces April 15 Deadline

(Courtesy of Doubleday)This photo of Poul Anderson was used on the dust jacket of his novel Trader to the Stars, 1964.     If science fiction,...

Orinda Schools Maintain Optimism Amid COVID Transmission

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Orinda area schools are rolling with the punches and remaining optimistic.     As reported by the Centers for Disease...

Young Author Publishes Memoir to Help Kids Through the Pandemic

(Heather Cousins, Photographer)Standing in front of her collection of books, Stella Ciarlantini, a sixth grade student at Orinda Intermediate School, wrote and published a...

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Sleepy Hollow Elementary

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     Aida Glimme, superintendent of Orinda Union School District (OUSD), along with OUSD Board members, District and Sleepy Hollow administration and the...

Scouts to Host 2022 Open House

(Courtesy of BSA Troop 303)Troop 303’s annual whitewater rafting camping trip, June 25-27, 2021, afforded the 20 scouts who attended the chance to earn...

AAUW-OML Awards Community Service Scholarships

(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)AAUW members met with Pat Rudebush, owner of Orinda Books, to discuss the February book sale at Orinda Books, which helps fund...

AAUW-OML STEM Conference and Webinars for Students

(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)AAUW-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette (OML) presents their 5th annual STEM Conference for middle school girls on Saturday, March 19, at Saint Mary’s College....

Orinda Aquatics’ Staff Supports Athletes Through Pandemic Years

(Fred Stambaugh, Photographer)Thanks to Orinda Aquatics’ commitment to safely return its swimmers to the water, the team was able to continue providing opportunities for...

Miramonte Wellness Center Supports Students During Pandemic

(Ania Keenan, Photographer)The Miramonte Wellness Center, located in the center of the school campus, is home to several clubs, resource centers and the Miramonte...

2022 Youth Ink Writing Contest

(Sana Shukairy, Photographer) Hana Shukairy read her winning piece, while former Youth Ink Chair, Erika Rosenberg, moderated the Youth Ink awards ceremony, April 2021 at...

Looking Back on Soccer Team’s CLS League Championship Triumph

(Mike Stern, Photographer) The 2021 California Competitive Soccer League champions clench a 3-1 victory (L-R back row) Keith Klohn, Kevin McClure, Michael Chaffin, (middle row)...

Youth Water Polo Teams Bring Home Gold and Bronze Championship

(Courtesy of AJ Mast/USA Water Polo) Diablo Alliance Water Polo boys and girls teams both took home national championship awards, with the boys winning bronze...

Orinda Schools Come Together to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(Latika Malkani, Photographer) A yard sign in front of Latika Malkani’s home is one of several signs Miramonte’s Parent’s Club DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)...

Rise to Read Miramonte Book Drive

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     Hadley Orr – holding a bin while her mom Alissa Lillie donates a book – is a sophomore at Miramonte, who...

Local Water Polo Boys Compete and Bring Home USA Wins from...

(Lauren Smith, Photographer)Bringing home wins for the USA, (L-R) Brock Zamanian and Dashiell “Dash” McFarland competed in the Fina Junior Water Polo World Championships...

Miramonte Principal Gets Dunked

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miramonte High School’s Principal, Ben Campopiano, challenged students to raise $500 by Oct....

COVID-19 Keeping Orinda Schools on Its Toes

(Courtesy of OUSD) Orinda Union School District Superintendent Aida Glimme said they’re closely monitoring every COVID-19 case among their student and faculty population. COVID-19 cases...

OUSD Looks at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(Courtesy of OUSD)As OUSD starts the new school year, it continues its work to improve equity and inclusion, trying to uphold its motto that...

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