The Paly Voice

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...

World-class glass artists to visit Paly campus

April 26, 2004

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This week Paly students will have the opportunity to work with and observe two world-class artists in studio glass. Tom Philabaum and Fritz Dreisbach, both of whom are considered pioneers in studio glass, will be on the Paly campus...

JSA heads off to convention over weekend

April 23, 2004

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The Palo Alto High School division of the Junior Statesmen of America club is going to the Northern-California Spring State JSA convention. They will return Sunday afternoon. The convention will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott....

Princess Project gives hope

March 23, 2004

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Every year for the past two years, Susan Schultz sets up the Princess Project at Paly before prom. The Princess Project is an annual program that collects new and slightly worn prom dresses for donation in order to give girls...

Principal search inching forward

March 18, 2004

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The search for a new principal continues, with hopes that a final group of candidates will be presented to the PAUSD-organized Principal Selection Committee by the end of the month, according to Sandra Pearson, the school's interim...