The Peregrine Falcons’ recovery through conservation

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a large cosmopolitan falcon with superior hunting skills capable of flight exceeding 240 miles per hour. The scientific name peregrinus is Latin for wandering, in reference to its worldwide range. The insidious effects of DDT, a chlorinated hydrocarbon, from 1940s to the 1970s had significant negative impacts on nesting […]

SRVUSD planning new elementary school

Passage of Measure D and public-private partnership pave the way for construction of new school in Dougherty Valley The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education recently approved the preliminary design for the District’s newest elementary school in the Dougherty Valley community of east San Ramon. The new school is being funded through […]

Athenian School receives 2013 environmental award

The Athenian School receives the  ACTERRA 2013 Business Environmental Award First Independent School to Win the Award; To Be Honored on May 30—              Danville, CA —The Athenian School’s commitment to environmental stewardship and radically reducing its carbon footprint has garnered the School Acterra’s 2013 Business Environmental Award for Sustainability. […]

Measure D helps fund new school in Dougherty Valley

District Moves Ahead with Location and Design of New Elementary School Passage of Measure D and public-private partnership pave the way for construction of new school in Dougherty Valley The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education recently approved the preliminary design for the District’s newest elementary school in the Dougherty Valley community […]

Street Smarts Walk/Bike Challenge 2013

This spring, sixteen elementary schools in the San Ramon Valley will be participating in the Street Smarts Walk/Bike Challenge – the largest number of schools ever to participate in one semester. The Walk/Bike Challenge, which is in its fourth year, encourages students throughout the valley to bike, walk, skateboard, or ride a scooter to school. […]

Perspectives on Mount Diablo, new at Museum of SRV

New Exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley April 27 – June 30, 2013  Mount Diablo is fascinating and complex, and the new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley views this iconic landmark from several angles, exploring its diverse qualities and intriguing history. Underwritten by the Lesher Foundation, Perspectives on […]

SRVUSD requests State funding formula be amended

by Terry Koehne:           SRVUSD Concerned with State Education Funding Formula Proposal Board of Education sites issues of equity and requests Formula to be amended The Board of Education for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District adopted a resolution calling on Governor Brown and the California State Legislature to amend […]

Middle and High Schools Named California Distinguished Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 13 Contra Costa County middle and high schools as California Distinguished Schools for 2013 because of their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student-academic achievement.” The following Contra Costa schools are designated California Distinguished Schools 2013: Campolindo High (Moraga) and Miramonte High (Orinda) from the […]

Help for a child’s stuttering

by: Patty Reed The DVD in English and Spanish, Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents, helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child and is available at most public libraries. Some libraries have an older video format. Produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the film describes what kinds of stuttering young children […]

Gone to seed

By Judy Adler:                      “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” —Henry David Thoreau I […]