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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.

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.

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.

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.

Los Altos moms organize STEM program for girls

Courtesy of girlSparc
Springer School sixth-grader Erin Gobry reacts with delight as her experiment succeeds during a girlSPARC workshop. The nonprofit organization, founded by two local mothers, has scheduled another workshop May 14.

Springer School’s Erin Gobry used to think science wasn’t for her, but now the sixth-grader sees science in everything.

“You can basically do everything with science,” she said.

MVHS robotics team advances to championship

Courtesy of Spartan Robotics
Mountain View High School’s Spartan Robotics team recently won the Sacramento Regional Competition. The team is now preparing for the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, slated April 27-30.

Members of the Mountain View High School Spartan Robotics team are busy fine-tuning their robot for the FIRST Championship at the end of the month.

The team recently placed first in the Sacramento Regional Competition, qualifying for the championship – scheduled April 27-30 in St. Louis, Mo. – for the sixth time in the past eight years.

Music unites elementary and junior high schools in concert

Sarah Hong/special to the Town Crier
Choirs from Blach Intermediate, Egan Junior High, Covington, Springer and Bullis Charter schools perform together during the fourth annual LASD Choral Showcase last week.

More than 200 students packed the Blach Intermediate School gym last week to unite the Los Altos School District community in song.

Blach hosted the fourth annual LASD Choral Showcase, featuring choral groups from Blach, Egan Junior High, Covington, Springer and Bullis Charter schools.

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