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Rose Elementary students create over 700 Valentines for seniors

It all started with a phone conversation.  ViAnna Anderson, a teacher at Rose Elementary School in Milpitas, thought it might be fun for students to...

MUSD Board Members Tsai & Yip-Chuan in conflict over how high school students should volunteer

Milpitas Unified Trustee Michael Tsai has come under fire for comments he made at the board’s January 26 meeting -- and his subsequent call...

A new way of connecting with students during virtual learning

A recent survey asked students what would be most helpful to their learning during the pandemic. Nearly two-thirds agreed that more interaction with teachers...

MUSD Board of Education elects new officers for 2021; Norwood voted in as President

At MUSD’s Tuesday school board meeting, Chris Norwood was voted in as President for the second time. In addition, Kelly Yip-Chuan was made Vice President,...

Milpitas High School students push forward with Jack Emery Food Drive

Since November 16, Milpitas High School students have been running a Jack Emery Food Drive. As of now, 2 days remain on which people...

Milpitas Unified School District decides to pause in-person learning sessions with two week quarantine

This week, Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) called a Special Board of Education meeting to address the recent COVID surge in the community.  After confirming...

Plans underway for in-person learning to begin at Milpitas elementary schools in January

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) is working to usher in Phase 3 of its EducatEveryWhere program, developed earlier this year to help students...

Third graders from St. John the Baptist Catholic School score big win

Earlier this year, in February, before the pandemic, The Beat went out to visit a group of 3rd-grade students at St. John the Baptist...

Milpitas High School student creates global online learning community, teaches free coding classes

A global pandemic is not doing anything to stop Milpitas High School senior Havi Le.  As the Founder and Head Instructor of Milpitas CoderDojo, Le...

Students form startup to push back against gun violence

In August of last year, four high school friends came together and decided enough was enough.  Another shooting had occurred, this time at a high...

Bob Livengood running for Trustee on SJECCD Board

Bob Livengood is back on the campaign trail.  The former Mayor of Milpitas is currently running to be Trustee on the San Jose Evergreen Community...

Knights of Columbus St. Elizabeth Council awards MUSD with $10,000 grant

At last Tuesday’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) board meeting, the Knights of Columbus St. Elizabeth Council 8747 announced that they had recently decided...

Pandemic conditions inspire Merryhill students to form debate club

Although the pandemic has led to Merryhill School in Milpitas being closed since March, that has done nothing to deter the spirit of its...

Milpitas Debate Program has trained 400 MUSD students & counting

It started in May of 2019.  After being inspired to start a debate program for young students, Milpitas High School (MHS) student Rachel Wu got...

Milpitas School Board race will not be on ballot; Lien and Ngo will keep their seats

During this Fall’s election, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) school board race will not appear on the November ballot.   Since no one else decided...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...

Milpitas students will engage in 100% distance learning until “conditions are deemed safe”

Charles Schletzbaum has taught physics at Milpitas High School (MHS) for 18 years. A popular teacher in the school’s science department, Schletzbaum is known...

Minh Ngo to seek full term on Milpitas School Board

Four months after finance professional Minh Ngo won a seat on the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education in a special election,...

MUSD’s Rose Child Development Center carries on with in-person schooling during pandemic

For the past seven weeks now, Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Child Development Center (CDC) Summer Program has been in operation, serving 30 students...

Norwood launches mask petition to help slow COVID-19 spread & make in-person learning a possibility

At the end of June, Chris Norwood received an unexpected text. It was from a longtime family friend, reaching out to ask for prayers. The...

Newsom reveals new guidelines for California schools

Governor Gavin Newsom released new guidelines for education in the state of California earlier today.  "Learning in the state of California is simply non-negotiable,” said...

Ballot Watch: Prop 15 seeks to help fund schools & local governments

Coming up on this November 3’s election ballot is California Prop 15: Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding...

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