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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Orinda Back To School Updates for next School Year 2022-2023

(Photo courtesy of Aida Glimme)The new multipurpose room at Sleepy Hollow Elementary, will give students a welcome new addition to the school space.     It’s...

Youth Ink and Poul Anderson Writing Contest Winners Announced

(Bella Shirin, Photographer)Writers and their families gathered for the Youth Ink awards ceremony May 15, sharing their winning submissions. The three proud winners were...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Schools Adopt New Mission Statement and Strategic Directions

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)The Orinda Union School District Board of Trustees adopted their new Mission Statement and Strategic Plan this past May. The review and...

Miramonte Sophomore Ryan Aars Happy to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

(Maura Aars, Photographer)Orinda resident, Ryan Aars, age 16, is a Miramonte sophomore and was excited to receive his Eagle Scout rank. He proudly wears...

Lamorinda Idol Winners

(Adarsh Gupta, Photographer)Palig Horoupian won the 6-8 grade solo competition singing A Million Reasons. She is a 7th grader at Orinda Intermediate School.(Dan Klein,...

Wagner Ranch Students Place Second in Odyssey Finals

(Scott Campbell, Photographer)Wagner Ranch Elementary fourth grade students took Second Place in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, May 28 (L-R) Drew Alameda,...

OUSD Candidates Vie for School District Seats at Public Forum

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Thursday, Oct. 13, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Orinda Union School District’s (OUSD) school board...

Orinda Boy Scouts Troop 303 Celebrates Proud New Eagle Scouts

(Paul Dolan, Photographer)Six Orinda Scouts were honored in June for earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout (L-R) Cyrus Claassen, Alex Kohr, Nicolai Bell,...

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