Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee Accepting Applications


The Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District is seeking applicants for appointment to the volunteer Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the District.

The purpose of this Advisory Committee is to prepare a set of strategic, evidence-based recommendations that, when implemented, will enable the PAUSD community to assure underrepresented minority students and other students from disadvantaged circumstances have the necessary opportunities, conditions, and supports that will empower and enable them to succeed as well as both realize and maximize their full intellectual, creative, and social potential. The report will identify critical issues and, for each issue, develop strategic recommendations that will include specific metrics for evaluating the extent to which each strategy was successful, suggested timelines for implementations, an individual or role (current or future) to lead each strategy, and cost estimates for implementing each recommendation. The Advisory Committee will also be asked to articulate any potential policy issues the Board should consider developing and adopting.

You may download the application or contact the Assistant to the Superintendent, Kathleen Ruegsegger. You can obtain information by phone by calling 650-329-3737.

Completed applications must be sent to: Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee, Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or emailed to Kathleen Ruegsegger.

All applications must be received by Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

Nixon Pumpkin Festival

pumpkin2Drop off your imaginative creation in the theater before the start of school Friday, October 31st. Doors open at 7:30am.

All the pumpkins will be displayed in the theater, and each will be awarded a ribbon.  Pumpkins must be picked up at the end of the day.

If you have questions or want to volunteer as a judge, please contact  Mimi Murase.

Parent Information Night

Tuesday November 4th, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lucille Nixon Elementary School Theater
Presentation 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Come hear Mary Pat and Nixon teachers discuss:

Now that Common Core is here, how is it going at Nixon?
What curriculum changes that have been made at Nixon this year?
What should I be expecting in my child’s new progress report?

FREE pasta dinner and FREE childcare to be provided!
Dinner available from 5:30 pm
Please reserve your  dinner and childcare for event below.

PAUSD Superintendent Max McGee

McgeeTHURSDAY OCT. 16th at 8 am

Please come meet Superintendent Max McGee and enjoy a cup of coffee in the Nixon Theatre. Join us for a casual conversation as he shares his background as well as his goals and plans for our Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). Superintendent McGee has a passionate belief in the abilities and assets of all students, and is very interested in meeting parents from across the district.