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Students shake out in worldwide safety drill

by | November 1, 2016

All schools in PUSD participated in the annual Great Shakeout earthquake drill on Oct. 20, along with millions of people around the world. The drill, which required extensive planning, was meant to prepare students... Read More

PUSD Budget for Dummies

by | November 1, 2016

LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula): This finance system was adopted in 2013-14 by the state, and gave schools more funding in order restore all districts and charters to pre-recession funding levels.  The funding base... Read More

Vernacchio redefines healthy relationships in terms of pizza

Vernacchio redefines healthy relationships in terms of pizza

by | November 1, 2016

High school sexuality teacher and guest speaker Al Vernacchio spoke to students in the Healthy Relationships Assembly on Monday, Oct. 17. The assembly occurred in the Alan Harvey Theater in two sessions during fourth... Read More

Teachers pilot new Testing Center

Teachers pilot new Testing Center

by | November 1, 2016

The PHS and MHS Testing Center opened its doors Tuesday, Oct. 11, allowing students to more easily make up or retake tests. The Testing Center, a small room connected to the library, is an... Read More

Speaker Series educates students and community

Speaker Series educates students and community

by | October 11, 2016

The Piedmont Unified School District and Piedmont Adult School’s Education Speaker Series has started up again for the 2016-2017 school year. There will be seven speakers this year and one screening of a documentary... Read More

Classes ‘chalk-full’ of students once again

Classes ‘chalk-full’ of students once again

by and | October 11, 2016

This year, teachers, students, counselors and administration battled, and in some cases continue to endure, larger and imbalanced class sizes, unscheduled periods in the middle of the day, and schedule changes. The counseling office... Read More

Service learning temporarily suspended due to funding cut

Service learning temporarily suspended due to funding cut

by | October 10, 2016

The annual half-day, school wide service learning project will be in suspended this year due to the reduction of a Piedmont Education Foundation (PEF) grant. The afternoon Day on the Green activity is still... Read More

Acuña takes on full-time role as Director of Athletics

Acuña takes on full-time role as Director of Athletics

by | September 20, 2016

The PUSD School Board approved Victor Acuña as the new full-time Director of Athletics in July of 2016. He was initially chosen for an interim position in the spring of 2016, but his extensive... Read More

Vote: How many students are in your largest class?

by | September 19, 2016

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Graduation speaker to inspire students, inside and out

Graduation speaker to inspire students, inside and out

by | June 8, 2016

Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, has been invited to speak at the PHS graduation on June 9. The administration contacted Keltner, who served as a scientific consultant for Pete Docter’s... Read More