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CMNSENSE December 14, 2013 at 09:08 am
This is great! Was at a fundraiser recently to raise awareness for prescription drugs and astoundedRead More at the drug use in SRV and Monte Vista….knew it happened but this was eye opening.
Screenshot from the video footage of the fight between the two teens on Nov. 14.
Such Troll November 20, 2013 at 03:36 pm
I think the real problem here is the lack of violence and drugs in video games. If we can some how,Read More as a community, express our concern with this we might be able to force a change. The facts of the research are clear, the more violence in video games the less violence on the street.
Gidget P November 20, 2013 at 05:31 pm
It doesnt matter if students are athletes, have good parents or live in apartments or dress in KmartRead More jeans. The REAL problem in San Ramon (and elsewhere!) is that ADULTS (yes YOU!) could give two shits about kids on your communities. YOU care ONLY about your child and a few of your child's friends but only because you hang out with their parents! If you all cared about all kids, these negative racist comments would not be on this post! But nope, your all in denial believing your SR school district is going to make those 'other kids' better citizens as you all drink wine and close your eyes to the real lives your spoiled rotten kids are living. My business partners son moved from Oakland to Orindas his junior year- the biggest difference between the two, in his opinion? More and better drugs in Orinda. How's that Chardonnay?!
Senseerae November 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm
This story is incorrect. Don't start saying things that you don't even know if it's true. You needRead More to find out both sides of the story. Your making my friend seem like she's a bully when she's not. I know the full story. Your daughter lied to you.
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Susan Sokat October 2, 2013 at 01:12 pm
Principal, Ruth Steele will be holding an open forum on the evening of Oct 24th. Please plan toRead More attend! We are all hoping to continue this privilege for seniors. Your participation in the forum is needed.
Doug October 2, 2013 at 01:16 pm
Just to clarify. Seniors are allowed to walk off campus for lunch as long as they have theRead More off-campus card which has their picture on it. This only affects juniors.
Karen October 2, 2013 at 02:54 pm
I believe we had to sign a waiver for our senior to go off-campus. Seems like the same thing couldRead More be done for juniors and should be done. We need to let our kids have this rite of passage AND support our downtown merchants in Danville.
William October 29, 2013 at 06:17 am
As long as the students show respect and good behavior they should be allowed to be part of theRead More community. The Junior Class and the Senor Class should appoint "Manner's Monitor's" respectively to encourage good behavior while in town. Disrespectful behavior among themselves or to citizens or shop keepers should not be tolerated and those who do so would lose this privilege.
Cindy Egan teaches environmental science and intro to engineering at San Ramon Valley High.
Danville Resident November 19, 2013 at 10:15 am
What an awesome achievement a huge congratulations and continued success. We are so lucky to haveRead More such great teachers who are a part of the SRVUSD.
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Jayne November 11, 2013 at 06:29 am
Why use our kids as guinea pigs yet again? We know what works. Go back to the curriculum andRead More standards and local control that was in effect prior to the decline of American education. As for this article: the Pros are #1 "hope" that Common Core will foster deeper understanding. That's not a pro, that's a hope. #2 is the "goal" to be competitive with the international community. Again, that is not a pro, that is the goal currently. Please tell us, since this is already the law, what are the reasons we should trust that the Federal Dept. of Education rolled this out nationwide.
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Diane Kern November 6, 2013 at 08:10 am
Values- a top down approach and a bottom up approach. The top down approach is to directly teach aRead More value system. Parents reveal their values, the values that are imbedded in their cultural traditions, etc. A bottom up approach involves engaging your child's critical thinking skills. In the spirit of a philosophical discussion articulate a hypothetical situation; eg, a friend is doing something harmful to self -say having someone else do their homework. Ask them to list 2 or 3 ways it might be handled in the best interest of their friend. This more innocuous hypothetical situation is easier for them to address. They are less likely to quickly spit out a 'right' answer. As a young person becomes comfortable with such discussions more serious issues may be discussed. The bottom up approach is more likely to prevail over time as 1) it is a product of the young persons own critical thinking process and 2) it is less likely to become attached to the not uncommon step away from family values that might characterize what might be characterized as 'adolescent rebellion'.
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