Fri05272016

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Almond community packs meals for those in need


Courtesy of Polly Liu
Almond School families worked together last month to package more than 15,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization. Approximately 85 volunteers, including students in grades K-6, packaged meals of rice, soy, vitamins and dried vegetables for those in need.

The Almond School Community Services Committee recently hosted an event that included packing 15,000 meals for families in need.

Approximately 85 volunteers, including students in grades K-6, assembled meals of rice, soy, vitamins and dried vegetables.

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Blach student transitions to adulthood with bat mitzvah project


Photos courtesy of Sandra Mahlmeister
Blach seventh-grader Drew Mahlmeister, center, works with students in Theuerkauf Elementary School’s Beyond the Bell program on an art lesson she developed.

Drew Mahlmeister, a seventh-grader at Blach Intermediate School, marked her bat mitzvah last week with not only the traditional party, but also by giving back to the community.

In the Jewish culture, “bat mitzvah” means “person of responsibility.” Under Jewish law, a person is counted as a full member of the community at age 13, passing into adulthood.

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Loyola's 'Mary Poppins' teacher to retire this year

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier 
Shari Elmer

Loyola School might be a little less magical next year, as the school’s own Mary Poppins is set to retire in June.

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Science classes collaborate on Mountain View High space project


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High School physics instructor Stephen Widmark works with students just before the launch of a stratospheric balloon students from three science classes collaborated to build.

One small stratospheric balloon launch at Mountain View High School, one giant leap for the birth of a space program for local high school students.

Last month students taking biology, earth science and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism classes collaborated on the release of a stratospheric balloon they built.

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Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students


Courtesy of Jessica Harell
Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell, who loves science and animals, recently received a scholarship from the local branch of the AAUW to attend Tech Trek camp.

It’s not every day that a junior high student writes an essay about induced pluripotent stem cells.

After Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell’s essay caught the eye of members of the Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women, the organization awarded her a scholarship to attend Tech Trek, a summer science program.

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LASD students participate in 56th annual Junior Olympics


Bill Witte/Special to the Town Crier
Santa Rita School fourth-grader Oscarivan Melchor tackles the hurdles at the Junior Olympics Saturday.

Los Altos School District fourth- through sixth-graders competed in the district’s 56th annual Junior Olympics Saturday at Mountain View High School.

The annual interschool track and field meet featured students from the district’s seven elementary schools participating in an array of events.

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LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green Team celebrated Earth Week by hosting educational activities for students during lunch periods last week.

Club members highlighted a different theme each day.

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