We are a student-oriented district where children come first and where students always remain at the heart of our commitment. Thanks to the efforts of our talented and dedicated staff, strong support from our Board of Education, involved parents and a community that values education, our students benefit from a rich and varied curriculum.
As we pursue our Strategic Plan
to provide a first-class educational program for all our students, our ongoing commitment is to improve student achievement and to support all areas of student development.
Students Ditch Junk Food
Students Ditch Junk Food for Healthy After-School Snacks in the Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge
healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary
school students in Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) will use
their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy, after-school
snacks in the Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge in partnership with the
PAUSD Student Nutrition Services Department. The national initiative,
which is in its fifth year, was created to get students thinking about
making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active
and creative in the kitchen. PAUSD students are joining over 2,500 other
students representing over 1,000 Sodexo-served school sites in 29
states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:00PM-5:00PM
3:00-3:30PM Finalist Orientation
3:30-4:15PM Finalists Prepare Their Recipes
4:15-4:30PM Judging and Tasting
4:30-5:00PM Award Ceremony
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School -Cafetorium
480 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, Ca 94306
Elementary School Administrative Changes for 2015-16
Superintendent Dr. Max McGee announced a set of elementary school
leadership changes that will become effective in the 2015-2016 school
“PAUSD is in a process of making systemic changes that
will strengthen programs and services in our elementary schools and
across the district. Drawing upon the deep skill sets, applicable
knowledge, and meaningful experiences of each of these leaders will
advance our vision that supports all students as we prepare them to
thrive as global citizens in a rapidly changing world. Matching the
expertise of these leaders with the districts’ critical needs is
fundamental to our goal of continuous improvement, and I am confident
they will make broad and important contributions to students, staff, and
families in their new roles,” shared Superintendent McGee.
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
By the Palo Alto High School Theater and Music Program
Drowsy Chaperone was actually written on a lark. Initially, the play
was merely intended to be a wacky wedding gift for Toronto’s Second City
creative director, Bob Martin, and his blushing fiancé, comedian Janet
Van de Graaf. But it was too funny, too good, too, too catchy not to be
shared with audiences worldwide. Drowsy had serious legs.
course, there’s a reason this happened. The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of 5
Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Original Score, is one of the
funniest musicals ever written. It is a hysterical send-up of the
Astaire and Rogers films of the 1930’s, filled with top hats, gangsters,
starlets, Prohibition martinis and… love.
The Drowsy Chaperone plays March 6, 7, & 12-14, at 7:30 pm and March 8, at 2 pm.
For more information click here.
Enrollment Management Advisory Committee Application Window – Extended Until March 16
To assure the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is able to
deliver on its vision to “develop our students’ knowledge, critical
thinking, and problem solving skills, and to nurture their curiosity,
creativity, and resilience, empowering every child to reach his or her
fullest intellectual, social, and creative potential”, the Board of
Education is committed to providing classroom spaces to facilitate
teaching and learning. The Superintendent is seeking applicants for
appointment to serve on the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee.
Applicants must reside or work within the boundaries of the Palo Alto
Unified School District or be parents of current or former VTP students.
For more information on the charge of the committee and to find the link to the application, please go to the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee webpage.