The Paly Voice

First game under lights shows bright future for Paly stadium

September 16, 2004

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The crowd cheered and adrenaline pumped on and off the field; overwhelmed ticket collectors rushed to admit the long line of spectators who came to witness Paly's first football game under new lights. On Friday nights across...

Laurence aims at individual attention, smooth school year

August 23, 2004

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Recently appointed principal Scott Laurence begins the 2004-2005 school year with plans to increase individual guidance for students as well as complete campus maintenance projects already in progress. Laurence recognizes that...

Paly class of 2004 graduates

June 9, 2004

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Paly's 387-student senior class of 2004 graduated yesterday afternoon at the Hod Ray football field in a ceremony full of inspirational speeches and musical performances. Following a processional by the band and national anthem...

Paly community mourns the loss of custodian Jill Lee

June 2, 2004

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Palo Alto High School students and staff are mourning the loss of Audrey "Jill" Lee, lead night custodian at Paly, who died of heart failure after 20 years of service to the school. Beginning her career at Paly in 1984,...

Annual school picnic held for Paly students and staff

May 27, 2004

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Paly’s all school picnic, often referred to as Field Day, took place today and included activities such as an obstacle course, bungee basketball, boxing, jousting, a teacher dunk tank, and a car show displaying Paly students’...

Unfazed by budget cuts, police are readying for attack

May 26, 2004

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The budget-cut fairy may be rearing its ugly head again, but that will not stop police from getting advanced anti-terror technology, said Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson at an exclusive press conference Monday. "Palo...

Field Day coming Friday

May 24, 2004

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Paly’s annual Field Day will be held this Friday on the quad. Five minutes will be cut from each class period to make time for an extended lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. According to activities director Joann Vaars, there...

Death of mountain lion evokes mixed response

May 19, 2004

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Monday evening children playfully reenacted the killing of a mountain lion that took place earlier that afternoon in front of a home in Palo Alto while concerned Palo Alto residents addressed the Palo Alto City Council. In the...

Current Gunn principal to take over at Paly

May 16, 2004

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Current Gunn principal Scott Laurence has been hired to take over for interim principal Sandra Pearson at Paly. Laurence will take the post July 1. Laurence is familiar with the Palo Alto School District after serving as assistant...

PTA finds support for gay marriage stance through out Bay Area, Palo Alto

May 7, 2004

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The Paly PTSA is throwing its support behind a district-wide PTA resolution opposing any laws or amendments to the U.S. Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. According to Paly PTA president...

Palo Alto PTA opposes anti-gay legislation

May 5, 2004

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On April 14, the president of the Palo Alto Council of Parent-Teacher Associations presented a resolution opposing any laws or amendments to the United States Constitution defining marriage as a "union between a man and a...

Paly robotics team loss provides a learning experience

May 2, 2004

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The Paly robotics team is recovering from a tough defeat at the FIRST Robotics national competition at Atlanta, Georgia from April 14 to 18. The team placed 73rd out of 73 competitors in its assigned Archimedes division, although...