Congratulations to High School Visual Arts Competition Winners

(Bill Carmel, Photographer) Kate Lee, a 12th grade student at Bentley Upper School won Best in Show for her mixed media piece using charcoal, colored...

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...

OUSD Announces Aida Glimme as New Superintendent of Schools

(Courtesy of OUSD)Aida Glimme was selected as the new OUSD superintendent. She is excited to continue serving Orinda’s students and begins working for the...

AAUW-OML Announces Girls4STEM Webinars

(Courtesy of Christy Tormey) Christy Tormey will present “Refinery 101” in the first webinar on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.     The American Association...

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...

More Than 200 Girls Take Part in STEAM Conference

(Lynda Leonard, Photographer) Presenter architect Kelli Franz, co-founder of atelier-KS, works with a participant during an architecture workshop entitled “Drawings to Three Dimension Models” at...

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...

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...

OIS Concert Spreads Cheer at SAT Holiday Luncheon

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)     Seniors Around Town (SAT) riders and drivers came together with SAT staff members and Orinda Association board members to celebrate...

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...

Students Work Towards Winning Wharton Global Investment Competition

(Jonathan Su, Photographer)Team Leader of the Matadors-0F1, Jonathan Su, takes a screenshot of their team while recording their virtual presentation for the semi-finals round...

Lamorinda Idol Auditions to be Virtual

    In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Lamorinda Idol has made changes to its popular singing contest.    According to event chairman Steve...

Two Local Students Make Their Professional Debut in a Fun Musical

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Local students McKenna Rose (left) and Keenan Moran will soon be performing five days a week in a professional musical in San...

First Class of Miramonte High School Graduates Had Too Much Fun

(Courtesy of The Mirador)Class ‘59 graduates from Miramonte High School. Photo taken from the first edition of Miramonte’s campus newspaper, The Mirador.     The class...

Student View: Anger, Sadness, Reflection About Senior Year

(Betsy Shandalov, Photographer)In August, before social distancing was the norm, Nicole Van Stralen (orange t-shirt) and her fellow “Senior Ladies” of the Class of...

Eagle Scout Project Brings Playground Shade to St. Mark’s Preschool

(Contributed Photo) Christian Gee and his portable play structure     Christian Gee, a Miramonte High School freshman and member of Boy Scout Troop 57, recently...

Winners of the Annual Lamorinda Idol Announced Via Webinar

(Contributed Photo)The Elkind Sisters received the Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Groups Award.(Contributed Photo)Svea Peterson won the Audience Award.(Contributed Photo)Miranda Klein received the Kindergarten –...

Poul Anderson Writing Contest

    The Friends of the Orinda Library announced the start of the 2023 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest, open to all students who reside...

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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...

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