Orinda Students Head to Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament

(Nancy Phan Fields, Photographer)Orinda Rotary #42350 Team (L to R): Abby Kim, Livia Phan Fields, Aimee Steinmeier, Coach Angelica Steinmeier, Caitlin Chan, Zia Cohn, Ava Yap, Sannam Tognotti and Odyssey of the...

School Boards Develop Hybrid Plan But Classes Must Be Virtual

(Contributed Graphic)The Orinda Union School District made hybrid schedules like this one for students who choose to attend classes partly on campus.    ...

Troop 237 Set to Honor Four Scouts for Achieving Eagle Rank

(Okorie Ramsey, Photographer)Boy Scout Troop 237 members (L-R) Joe Henderson, Brian Harris, Alex Ramsey, and Aidan Swenson each completed a community service project on...

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...

Miramonte Boosters 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

(Contributed Photo)Steve Harwood announces a Miramonte basketball game.     The Miramonte Boosters Club will induct Steve Harwood, Garth Haynes, Brett Jackson, Bill Maze, Megan...

Graduation Takes Place With Caution, Creativity, Burritos

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer)The Miramonte Senior lawn is missing it’s seniors. Note the sign: Stay Safe #Matstrong.     After a great deal of planning and...

Exhilarating Process for Miramonte High School Student Magazine Staff

(Moona Nandi, Photographer)Miramonte’s Journalism Club students (L-R) Alex Finegan, Mia Singleton, Chaya Tong, Scarlett Mosher, Miriam Yee and Olivia Eukel, proudly showcase their 2018-19...

Sign-ups Open for Summer Fun

(Courtesy Sherman Swim School) “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …” Wait a minute – this energetic young swimmer is approaching...

Five Graduate from Holden High School

    On Friday, June 7, five seniors graduated from Orinda’s Holden High School: Calvin van Eckhardt, Laela Balch, Andrew Bracken, Anya Upson and...

Sleepy Hollow Celebrates Every Swimmer at B Invitational

(Dana Chappone, Photographer)Front row (L-R): Gigi Fitzsimmons, Colin Lai, Gracie Walburg and Cameron Zener. Back row (L-R): Paige Sanders, Stephen Klein, Daniel Lucas and...

Orinda Piano Students Shine at Music Teachers’ State Convention

(Chris Casado, Photographer)(L-R) Claire Casado, Olivia Falk, music teacher Katharine Austin, Linus Buchholz and Jonah Chan     Each year, a select group of music...

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...

Creative Writing Contest Winners

Audrey Lambert Julia Lima Chaya Tong Michael Lin     An abundance of writing talent marked the 2019 Poul Anderson Creative Writing contest as judges strived to select...

Winter Ball Culminates Year of Volunteering for Local Debutantes

(James Brian Studios, Photographer)Ten young women were celebrated for their accomplishments and philanthropic contributions at the 62nd Annual Winter Ball. Back row (L-R): Lauren...

New Committee Urges School District to Address Racism, Diversity

(Contributed Graphic)The logo of the Committee for Multicultural Educational Reform in the Acalanes Union High School District.     Citing racism in Orinda schools, a...

Nonprofit Girls Crushing It Creates Girlpreneurs and Confidence

(Shelly Hamalian of Shutterbug94549)Catherine Foster, Orinda resident and Founder of Falaloops, an accessories business launched through the Girls Crushing It program.     How do...

Creative Writers in Search of Expression Publish Student Magazine

(Alex Neihaus, Photographer)The 2020 roster of Miramonte High School’s creative writing club includes, from the left to right, Alexandra Finegan, Scarlett Mosher, Miriam Yee,...

Despite Petition, No Change Planned on High School Grading Policy

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Miramonte High School became a ghost town after campuses were suddenly shut down in March.     Parents and students of the Acalanes...

Lafayette and Moraga Arts Ambassadors Wake Up Gallery with Student Art

(Elana O'Loskey, Phtotographer) Larysa Larson (center), an art teacher in the Moraga School District, congratulates Aliyah Yang (left) and Mailena Yang (right) who received blue...

Youth Ink Winners Announced

(Contributed Photo) Kaylin Chang, first place winner.     Students Kaylin Chang, Emma Wong and Holly Craysforth are the winners of this year’s Youth Ink creative...

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