Miguel Frid, a student at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, is headed to Israel next year. His primary focus this year, however, is leading the Kehillah Rams varsity basketball team.
Menlo School’s mock trial program teaches high school students to present arguments for fictitious court cases and be judged by real judges and trial lawyers. The school won the San Mateo County championship.
The Palo Alto school district’s proposed new academic calendar, designed to alleviate stress among high school students, has met varying levels of support and resistance from the community.
Superintendent Kevin Skelley would like to see Palo Alto students at all grade levels start classes a week earlier, on Aug. 16. First-semester finals would be shifted to December to prevent high school students from spending their winter break studying for exams.