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...

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...

Teachers of the Year Announced

(Courtesy of Orinda Union School District)Shauna Yaeger, a first grade teacher at Wagner Ranch, was selected as the OUSD Teacher of the Year. She...

Miramonte Youth Environmentalists Create Project HEART to Help Local Restaurants

(Courtesy Yuji Watanabe) (L-R) Ryan Sinnreich, Julian Rustigian, Aidan Chan, Vajra Vo, Wyatt Barnes, Jonas Dao, Devon Bradley, Leo Cardozo, James Patrick, Dalai Vo, Sheng...

Orinda All-Girl Robotics Team on Their Way to Finals Competition

(Courtesy of Roxanne Christophe)Team Stampede, the Orinda all-girl robotics team, is on their way to the Northern California First Lego League robotics finals. From...

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...

Boy Scouts 52 Pinewood Derby Rolls on Via Zoom

By Jon Bergschneider, Contributing Writer (John Doyle, Photographer)Colin Doyle (Den #4) of Boy Scouts Pack #52, was proud to take 2021 championship with his car...

Young Local Voices of Democracy Heard Loud and Clear at Ceremony

(Photo Courtesy of VFW District 10)District 10 Commander Mark Steinberg presents Claire Kane with her award for winning the Voice of Democracy essay contest....

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...

OUSD Navigates Changing Requirements for School Campus Openings

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer) This classroom at Wagner Ranch Elementary School is ready to go. All that is missing are the students.     Continual changes and...

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