SEL Skills Play an Important Role in Learning Educators around the country now realize that the emotional and social well-being of students is critical for their ability to learn to their potential and deeply impacts the student’s overall school experience and health. In addition to math and writing skills, learning in today’s world requires social…

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In our middle and high schools, PiE enriches our elective classes and reduces class sizes. PiE also supports many other programs and services. The following short video highlights how we work with our secondary school parents, school staff, and community members to help preserve PAUSD’s outstanding schools and programs. We hope you enjoy the following…

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The Slice – Fall 2014: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Navigating middle school can be a challenge, to say the least. To get through this occasionally tumultuous time of change, students need an all-encompassing support system that addresses their academic, social, personal, and emotional well-being. Enter…

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The Slice – May 2014: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Middle school is a time of exploration and discovery, when many students find the passion that will sustain them through high school, college and even their careers. In Palo Alto, thanks to donations from Partners in…

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The Slice – December 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools The consensus is clear among all three Palo Alto middle schools: Students need to hone in on their writing skills during these crucial years. In every PAUSD middle school, principals are using the flexible funding they…

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The Slice – October 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Students in the city’s middle schools are reaping the benefits of the Strong Schools measure to expand and enrich their learning environments. JLS: New Amphitheater and Classrooms Build School Community At JLS, projected student enrollment growth…

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The Slice – May 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools According to six students from the three PAUSD middle schools, the two greatest transitions in their school careers were the fearsome leap from elementary to middle school, and the “Game Changer” – the transition from 6th…

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The Slice – March 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools How do the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) counselors track the progress of every middle school student? What if kids have never, in their three years of middle school, made an appointment to see a…

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The Slice – January 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools If grade school is about gaining knowledge, middle school is about gaining choice. Beginning in sixth grade, students are introduced to “The Wheel.” Made up of six-week short courses, and common to all three middle schools…

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The Slice – November 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools With Palo Alto middle school class sizes growing, how can teachers give students the individual feedback they need to improve future performance and adapt their own teaching style to help? Ask any middle school principal in…

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