CSMA talk focuses on college applications

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the presentation “Successful College Applications: Showcase Your Achievements in the Arts” 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at CSMA’s Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The event, the first in CSMA’s new Parent Education series, will feature Harriet Katz of Creative Kid College Coach. Katz will address how parents can learn the benefits of an arts education and how students can position the arts for competitive advantage when applying to college. The talk will focus on highlighting the arts experience for students applying to any college, as well as those with special arts programs. Topics will include applying to visual and performing arts programs, the mechanics of a college application, how to use special skills to augment a college application and career opportunities for students who have studied the arts.


St. Francis High hosts annual holiday fundraiser

St. Francis High School is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary and host its 27th annual fundraiser, “Christmas at Our House,” next month.

Proceeds from “Christmas at Our House” support financial aid programs at the school. This year’s home tours – with the theme “I’ll be Home For Christmas” – are scheduled in Woodside and Portola Valley.


LAHS Marching Band and Color Guard to perform show for community Nov. 14

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The Los Altos High School Marching Band and Color Guard is slated to perform its competition show for local residents Nov. 14.

The Los Altos High School Eagle Marching Band and Color Guard is scheduled to perform its 2015 competition show for the community at its annual Fall Finale 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the school’s football stadium, 201 Almond Ave.

The seven-minute show, “The Muse,” is a jointly commissioned original work by composers and drill designers John Mapes and Ian Grom. The Celtic-themed performance features traditional Celtic melodies and images, with a modern twist. The show includes pennywhistle and flute solos and sampled bagpipe and vocal melodies. Elaborate props and visual elements complement the ethereal and mystical sounds from the ensemble.


Los Altos High School hosts 10th annual STEM Week

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Los Altos High students will hear from professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers next week during the school’s annual STEM Week.

More than 25 Bay Area leaders from academia and industry are scheduled to address Los Altos High School students during the school’s 10th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Week Monday through Oct. 21.

The innovators will share their experiences in a wide range of professions, including astronomy, computer graphics, health care, robotics and the environment. Speakers aim to inspire the more than 1,800 students to pursue careers in math and science. Participants volunteer their time during the three-day program to emphasize how math and/or science helped them realize their dreams.


Bullis Charter School Family Picnic aims to make the world a better place

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Bullis Charter School hosted a Family Picnic with the theme of making the world a better place. The event hosted a number of activities such as a giant conversation Scrabble game.

Bullis Charter School hosted the Fall Family Picnic this month with the goal of making the community more world conscious.

The theme of the September 18 event was “Together We Can Make the World a Better Place.” Students engaged in old-fashioned activities such as four square with balls that had the seven continents printed on them, jump rope, world puzzles to assemble and a giant conservation Scrabble game.


Foothill College hosts orientations

Foothill College has scheduled an orientation for new students 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The event is designed to give incoming freshmen the opportunity to meet fellow students and ask questions about attending the college.


Foothill registration opens July 16

Registration for fall quarter at Foothill College opens July 16 and runs through Sept. 20.

Foothill offers students courses that enable them to complete the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university. Most Foothill courses are transferable to California State University and University of California campuses, as well as private colleges and universities.


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