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Milpitas Unified’s Innovation Campus slated for completion in 2024

In November 2018, the citizens of Milpitas passed Measure AA, one of the largest school district bonds in the city’s history, at a whopping...

An interview with Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cheryl Jordan

Summer is in full swing and students across the land are rejoicing! Even teachers get time off, and deservedly so. And yet, even though...

Everything really is awesome at the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Oh, to be a kid again. The new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Bay Area will have its Grand Opening on June 14, just in time...

5th Grader from Sinnott Elementary wins Bronze Medal in National Math Competition

A 5th-grader from John Sinnott Elementary School has won 3rd place in the National MathCON Competition. His name is Stephen Grier, and he’s 11...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center will open on May 25 at Great Mall in Milpitas

California’s first LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, located in Milpitas' Great Mall, has now made annual passes and single-day tickets available.  Initially slated for an April...

When it comes to in-person learning, there’s no good answer

I was told that on April 1st, Milpitas public schools would be opening up…and fittingly, given the date of the reopening, it’s feeling like...

Students rise up as community leaders to help unhoused residents in Milpitas

At the beginning of 2021, Thac Nguyen, owner of Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy (1485 N. Milpitas Blvd.), started a new leadership program for his...

Santa Clara County will allow youth sports, performing arts activities to resume outdoors

COVID-19 rates are falling in Santa Clara County. The 7-day rolling average number of new cases is currently 296.  As a result, County officials today...

Winners of Milpitas Strong Art Contest announced

The winners of the Milpitas Strong Art Contest have been announced.  Back in October, 2020, the public began making submissions in three categories: Adult T-shirt,...

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...

Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy students win 136 medals in Virtual National Championships

Over the weekend of October 24-25, Milpitas’ own Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy dominated at 2020’s Taekwondo Virtual National Championships. The Academy, under the tutelage of...

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...

Girls’ Milpitas NV PAL Softball league in limbo over practice and game location

For nearly 30 years, Milpitas North Valley PAL Softball, formerly known as North Valley Milpitas Bobby Sox, has been instrumental in shaping the lives...

Children’s socially distanced Cricket Camp a hit

Over Labor Day weekend, Bay Area children of varying ages got to enjoy a trio of socially distanced cricket camps organized by Willow Cricket...

Even during COVID, Rotary Vietnam Project presses on

The District 5170 Rotary Club has been doing amazing things through its Rotary Vietnam Project.  “This is about youth coming together and interacting with the...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center opening at Great Mall in Spring of 2021

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is set to open at Milpitas’ Great Mall in the Spring of 2021. Said LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Bay Area General Manager James...

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...

Facing new challenges, childcare facilities start to reopen in Milpitas

Earlier this month, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department amended the Shelter-in-Place order to allow “childcare establishments, summer camps, schools, and other educational...

Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas pack 100 gift boxes for children in need around the world

Submitted by Merryhill Preschool  During this past Holiday Season, Pre-K students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas recently met their goal of packing and preparing 100...

Production of “The Little Mermaid” a smashing success

The Milpitas Children’s Theater Alliance would like to acknowledge Director Mei-Wan Chai and all Center Stage Performing Arts (CSPA) cast members and volunteers for their...

Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy teaches more than just kicking & punching

You walk in and are struck by the color blue. It’s a sea of blue mats, but it’s not yet underneath your feet. You must...

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