palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Open - 01/13/20 03:22 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners (and/or tenants) who have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020, are invited to attend a Kindergarten Registration Information Program.  The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District recommends that parents attend even if they have had other children go through the system because the program has changed.  This is an important event if you have Kindergarten age children because some Palos Verdes elementary schools are impacted. California Law (SB 1381) regarding the age requirement for Kindergarten enrollment was changed.  The law now requires a child be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, to be eligible for … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Open - 01/16/17 12:17 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners (and/or tenants) who have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017, are invited to attend a Kindergarten Registration Information Program.  The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District recommends that parents attend even if they have had other children go through the system because the program has changed.  This is an important event if you have Kindergarten age children because some Palos Verdes elementary schools are impacted.  California Law (SB 1381) regarding the age requirement for Kindergarten enrollment was changed.  The new law requires a child be five years old on or before September 1, 2017, to be eligible … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Skechers Friendship 2016 Walk Benefits Peninsula Education Foundation - 10/19/16 08:54 AM

The Peninsula Education Foundation is once again seeking donations to support our local Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State.  However, State support has declined since 2007-08.   The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation.  As can be seen from the recent Newsweek article (click here) our high schools have been in the top 100 in the state, and in the top 500 in the nation for the last few years. The income from … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes High Schools Again Rank 2016 Top 500 Nationally - 09/01/16 06:14 AM

Newsweek has selected the 500 best high schools in the nation in 2016, and both Palos Verdes High Schools were included.  Newseek’s criteria included a “broad range of data” including graduation rates as well as SAT & ACT performance, and the number of full time counselors and college acceptance rates.  As both of our local high schools ranked so high, it indicates how hard school counselors and staff work to challenge students with advanced placement college-level courses and tests.
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School was ranked #50 in the nation and Palos Verdes High School is #174 in the new 2016 review.  Last year Palos … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation's Main Event - 04/25/14 01:08 PM
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation's Main Event

Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) will be holding its annual “Main Event” fundraiser on Saturday, May 10, 2014, to assist in additional funding for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  This year’s event “Let's Bond" is inspired by James Bond and will have casino tables, silent and live actions, dinner and, of  course, dancing.  The cost is $250 per person if purchased by April 26, 2014, or $275 thereafter until tickets are sold out.
Terranea Resort is offering their Kids Club services for children 2-12 years of age from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. that … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes School District Fundraiser! - 05/06/13 11:34 AM

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., the Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) will be holding its annual "Maint Event" fundraiser to assist in reaching their funding goal of $3,000,000 for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  This year's event "Flamenco del Mar" will be held at Terranea Resort to benefit all Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District children and offers Palos Verdes homes owners an enjoyable night out on the town.  This fun-filled evening offers a silent auction, wine, live auctions, dining and dancing to the sounds of L'Amour.  The cost is $250 per person.  To read more … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes Kindergarten Information - 01/08/13 11:53 AM

It is time again for owners of Palos Verdes homes (and/or tenants) who will have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2013 to be planning for the Kindergarten Roundup Information Program.   This is an important event if you have Kindergarten age children because some Palos Verdes elementary schools are impacted.  California Law (SB 1381) relating to the age requirement for Kindergarten enrollment was changed.  The new law requires a child be five years old on or before October 1st.  All interested parents are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled Kindergarten Orientation meetings and learn more about this change, the … (1 comments)

palos verdes schools: Another Performance Increase For Palos Verdes Schools - 11/07/12 11:06 AM

Recently, the API scores were announced and the Palos Verdes Unified School District showed another performance increase.
Walker Williams, the School Superintendent, announced, “In the spirit of “continuous improvement,” the District’s Academic Performance Index (API) score grew once again from 919 to 923 in 2012.  The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in both English Language Arts & Math remains impressive.  We are also seeing positive results with the proficiency of most students from significant subgroups.”  To read more about Palos Verdes Schools, click here...
Photo above is Malaga Cove School, the first school built on the Palos Verdes … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes High Schools Rank In Top 100 - 06/14/12 06:57 AM

Peninsula High and Palos Verdes High ranked among the best in the nation as reported by Walker Williams, Superintendent of Palos Verdes Unified School District in his recently released update on May 31, 2012.  The Washington Post rankings showed that the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School Districe has received national recognition for their outstanding academic programs.  In the Latest US News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best high schools, Palos Verdes Peninsula High was #23 in California and Palos Verdes High was #53.  Click here to read more about Palos Verdes Schools...
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palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes Registration For Kindergarten - 02/02/12 01:55 PM

It is time again for owners of  Palos Verdes homes (and/or tenants) who will have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2012 to be planning for Kindergarten Roundup (Registration).   This is an important event if you have Kindergarten age children because some Palos Verdes elementary schools are impacted.  California Law (SB 1381) relating to the age requirement for Kindergarten enrollment was changed.  The new law requires a child be five years old on or before November 1st.  The cutoff date under the old law was December 2nd.  Please click here to read more about Palos Verdes schools...
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palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes School District News - 01/12/12 01:45 PM

Many Palos Verdes homes owners were surprised to receive an email from the Palos Verdes Unified School District that a new California law is going into effect for kindergarten aged children.  The new law states that for the 2012-2013 school year, a child must be five years of age before November 1st.  Prior to this change the cutoff date was December 2nd, which has been in effect for several years.  Click here to read more about Palos Verdes schools...
 
Photo is of Malaga Cove School, the first school built on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
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palos verdes schools: Support Palos Verdes Schools At Pier To Pier Walk - Things To Do In Palos Verdes - 10/28/11 02:54 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to support our schools this weekend by registering for The Pier To Pier Friendship Walk which will be held this Sunday, October 30, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. (check-in is at 8:00 a.m.).  This 3.4 mile walk begins at Manhattan Beach Pier.  If you sign up either as walker or “virtual walker” and designate Palos Verdes Education Foundation as your charity of choice, the entire $25 fee will go directly to our schools.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent wrote on the district site: “The primary source of income for most … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes High Schools Superior National Rankings - 09/08/11 03:48 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners should be proud of the recent accolade for our schools.  Recently, The Washington Post released the list of best high schools in the nation and both Palos Verdes High Schools ranked in the  top 15%.  Below is an excerpt from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District press release:
“The Washington Post has recently identified the best high schools in the nation using the “challenge index.”  The challenge index is a formula consisting of the results of advanced placement (college level) courses and tests divided by the number of graduating seniors.  Both comprehensive high schools in … (0 comments)

palos verdes schools: Palos Verdes School News - 09/06/11 04:11 PM

School began last week for all schools in the Palos Verdes Unified School District.  The 2011-2012 school calendar was finally posted last week on the district’s website.  Palos Verdes homes owners (including my household) were anxiously waiting for the vacation/holiday schedule.  Please click here to view schedule.
2011 STAR testing results for Palos Verdes schools were released recently and the Palos Verdes Unified Schools showed increases in scores  click here to read more about Palos Verdes schools...
Photo of Malaga Cove School, the first school built on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, courtesy of Arvin Design
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