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Written by: Boot Bullwinkle and Rachel Lew Cheer team coaches Dan Callanta and Andy Logan are no longer district employees following an incident at the cheer team’s national competition sponsored by the United Spirit Association (USA) in Southern California held from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17. During the course of the weekend, Callanta and Logan found [...]
On Mar. 19, a report by Gunn’s Guidance Advisory Committee (GAC) was presented before the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) school board to provide recommendations for general improvement of the school. The report, authored by a group of 17 students, teachers, counselors and administrators provides a host of 41 suggestions to better the quality of life on campus. Each suggestion was unanimously approved by the committee members.
The Palo Alto City Council voted on Mar. 4 to implement a Carbon Neutral Plan for 100 percent carbon-free electricity, effective immediately.
The cafeteria will be adding various new lunch options such as barbeque items, sushi, Teriyaki Chicken Bowls and noodles to their menu this semester. According to Student Nutrition Services Field Supervisor Veronica Arias, these new additions will be prepared fresh with organic ingredients. “Now we are looking into what we can prepare fresh, and [students] love it. [Students] say that now they are going out with the best food ever,” Arias said.
For more than two years, Palo Alto has been planning the California Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project that will transform the section of California Avenue between El Camino Real and the Park Boulevard Plaza into a more pedestrian and transportation-friendly area. Some of the changes involved include new street furniture, street touch-ups and separate turn lanes at all-way stop intersections.
Though the school board does not have a teacher pay raise scheduled for this year, teachers are speaking out at board meetings for a salary change. According to Palo Alto Employee Association (PAEA) President Teri Baldwin, the potential increase is still in negotiations between PAEA and the district. Neither party can release specific information about the raise yet due to confidentiality.
The recent focus on the Office for Civil Rights case involving a middle school bullying incident highlighted the presence of intolerance within the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). In response, The Oracle decided to examine the level of acceptance the Gunn community fosters with regards to its diversity.
Written by: Alex Man On Jan. 15, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) board approved the expansion of Terman Middle School onto Bowman International School’s campus, in the case that Bowman has the opportunity to relocate itself to another location. The steadily increasing enrollment in the school district prompted this decision. According to Superintendent [...]
Written by: Regina Tran The Palo Alto History Museum Board will open a new museum in 2014 to share the history of Palo Alto and Stanford University with the community and visitors. According to President of the Palo Alto History Museum Board Steve Staiger, many Palo Alto citizens are unfamiliar with the city’s history, which is [...]
Written by: Matt Niksa In January, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Calendar Committee sent out a survey asking Gunn students, parents and staff about their view of the timing of first semester finals. Members of the committee wanted to understand whether students and parents would prefer to see the exams taken before or after [...]