Fri04182014

Schools

LASD students celebrate service learning


Courtesy of Sandra McGonagle
We Day, held March 26 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, exhorts students in the Los Altos School District to effect positive change.

More than 150 Los Altos School District student leaders joined 16,000 Bay Area students to celebrate their accomplishments in service learning March 26.

The students participated in We Day, an initiative of Free The Children, an international nonprofit with which district students partner for many of their community service projects.

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Local students urge people to dim the lights


Photos COurtesy of Sarah Chang
Egan Junior High students Sarah Chang, above, and Rebecca Lim promote energy conservation.

Egan Junior High School students Sarah Chang and Rebecca Lim wrote this piece for a school assignment and wanted to share it with Town Crier readers.

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BCS presents spring production

Bullis Charter School students in kindergarten through third grade are scheduled to perform “101 Dalmatians,” based on the Disney animated classic, April 24-26.

The production features Roger and Anita, a pair of artists with wonderful problems on their hands – their dogs Pongo and Perdita, 99 Dalmatian puppies and where to put them all. But when the villainous Cruella de Vil and her hapless henchmen try to kidnap the dogs, the situation becomes even hairier.

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Loyola School hosts STEM Expo


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Ari Garabedia, above right, demonstrates his team’s project for curious classmates at Loyola School’s STEM Expo.

Some local schools are taking a different twist on the traditional science fair this year.

As a pilot program, Loyola, Gardner Bullis and Santa Rita schools are scheduled to host STEM Expos that offer students opportunities to work on projects in several science, technology, engineering and mathematics categories.

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Foothill Commission fundraiser supports Theatre Arts program


David Alley/Special to the Town Crier
Foothill Commissioners Steve Acers and Carla Stevenson get up close and personal with “Audrey II” from “Little Shop of Horrors,” recently staged by Foothill Theatre Arts.

A bloodthirsty plant and the cast of the Foothill College production of “Little Shop of Horrors” performed in Lohman Theatre March 7, raising $16,500 for the Foothill Commission. Proceeds will benefit the award-winning Foothill Music Theatre.

Foothill Theatre Arts Department instructors Milissa Carey and Tom Gough said they were thrilled with the sold-out performance as well as the commission’s continued support of the department’s programs.

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Sixth-grader shares advice for parents dealing with tweens

Shilpa Rao is a Gardner Bullis School sixth-grader from Los Altos Hills. She wrote this piece for a school assignment and wanted to share it with Town Crier readers.

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MVHS robotics team requires more than just technical skills


Courtesy of Wyn Schuh
Mountain View High School’s Spartan Robotics team celebrates its victory at the Sacramento regional robotics competition.

A misconception students often hold about the Spartan Robotics Team is that members must possess technical skills to join.

Not so, said Wyn Schuh, a local parent who helps oversee the team of 38 Mountain View High School students.

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