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Piedmont schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards

Piedmont schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards

by | December 21, 2016

PUSD’s science department is currently in the process of adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a state-led effort to improve students’ understanding of science concepts. Physics teacher Glen Melnik and the other PHS... Read More

WASC seeks increased student involvement

WASC seeks increased student involvement

by | November 29, 2016

The PHS administration is currently looking for students interested in participating in the WASC student group. The purpose of the WASC student meetings are to provide purposeful and constructive feedback on PUSD educational programs.... Read More

Students load up with weighted classes

by | November 29, 2016

Since the 2013-14 year, there has been a 17 percent increase in student enrollment in AP courses and a 15 percent increase in enrollment in Honors level courses. This year, there are 14 AP... Read More

Piedmont community endures crime-ridden November

Piedmont community endures crime-ridden November

by | November 29, 2016

As of Nov. 13, there have been four armed robberies and five instances of breaking and entering in Piedmont during the past month, according to the Piedmont Police Department. Senior Nina Adarkar and her... Read More

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