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.
Palo Alto High School Team will Represent the United States in International Mathematical Modeling Competition
Thirty-six hours to solve one real world story problem! That was the
challenge posed in the 17th Annual International High School
Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). A
total of 671 teams composed of four students each competed, and of
these, only eight, six from American and two from China, received the
top award of outstanding. Palo Alto High School’s BC Calculus Team was
one of these, scoring ahead of some of the top magnet schools in the
country. Team members Kathryn Li, Allison Zhang, Eric Foster, and
Andrew Lee worked with Team Advisor and Palo Alto High Mathematics
Instructional Supervisor Radu Toma to prepare for this competition and
their perseverance paid off. For achieving the top score in the entire
United States on the Commuter Train problem, they were named one of the
two top mathematics modeling teams who will be representing the US in
the International Mathematical Modeling Competition (IM2C)
What You Need to Know About the Flu
What is the flu?
Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu illness can vary from mild to severe. It can be especially dangerous for young children and children of any age with certain long term health conditions, including asthma.
Heavenly Bandstand: The Gunn Choir/Staff Musical - February 4 and 5
Get out your poodle skirts and hair cream and prepare to stroll, mash
potato and doo wop your way down memory lane! Don't miss the original
musical extravaganza 'Heavenly Bandstand' -- presented two nights only
-- starring the Gunn High School Choirs, the JLS and Terman Middle
Choirs, and dozens of your favorite Gunn staff.
Wednesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Spangenberg Theater
Annual TEDx Conference at Gunn High School - Friday, January 16
Students, parents, and community members are invited to attend a
special event at Gunn HS on January 16th, 2015 - the annual TEDx
conference. This year there will be five Gunn students giving TED talks,
as well as Gunn Positive Psychology Teacher Ronen Habib. Community
multiple Stanford professors, the founder of the company that produced
the Iphone artificial intelligence software software Siri, an underwater
photographer, an artist, and an activist for AIDS education.
PAUSD Announces Settlement in Construction Law Suit
PAUSD Board of Education President, Melissa Baten Caswell, announced at a
meeting of the Board held on December 17, 2014, that a settlement has
been reached in the lawsuit filed by Taisei
Construction Corporation. The recommended settlement was related to the
construction of the Paly Media Arts and Classroom Building Project by
Gunn Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
Fa la la and Happy Hanukah and more! Kick off your winter break and
join the Gunn Chamber Singers
for a festive evening of holiday songs. All proceeds will go toward the
scholarship fund for the Gunn Choir trip to Italy this summer. Tickets
are $10 general admission and will be available at the door or in
advance from any member of the group. Questions? Contact Kristen Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday, December 21 at 5:30 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, Palo Alto