Students Take “The Masks We Wear” to New Level through Drama

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Co-writers/directors Aya Banaja (on screen) and Mina Jenab (R) direct their cast in Honeybee, one of four short plays to be performed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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