Mon04272015

Schools

Local teens promote organ donation to new drivers


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High students Skylar and Allegra Maeso, right, show fellow students the Pink Dot ORGANization’s Facebook page at Starbucks Friday. The students have another event scheduled Friday.

To commemorate National Organ Donation Month, the Pink Dot ORGANization at Los Altos High School has scheduled a promotional event 4-5 p.m. Friday at Starbucks and Baskin-Robbins in downtown Los Altos.

Sisters Allegra and Skylar Maeso, students at Los Altos High, co-founded the Pink Dot ORGANization after their grandmother died while waiting for a kidney donation that never came.

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Living Classroom hosts Spring Garden Party

Rosalind Creasy, founder of the edible landscaping movement, is scheduled to attend the Living Classroom’s Spring Garden Party 5-8 p.m. May 3 at John and Marva Warnock’s historical garden estate near downtown Los Altos.

Creasy, a Los Altos resident, is the award-winning author of 18 books on gardening and cooking and a member of the Garden Writer’s Hall of Fame. She is currently designing demonstration gardens at the Los Angeles Arboretum and the U.S. Arboretum in Washington, D.C. She coined the term “edible landscaping.”

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Local students partner for Jazz Festival


Robin Iwai/Special to the Town Crier
Local music students perform for the community at the annual Jazz Festival event last year.

Music students from Los Altos High, Mountain View High, Blach Intermediate and Graham Middle schools are scheduled to perform at their annual Jazz Festival 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the Mountain View High quad, 3535 Truman Ave.

Local residents are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for the musical performances by each school’s Jazz Band. This year’s event also features performances by local band FourLee and student band 37th Parallel.

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Almond School volunteers organize Family Science Night


Jeanne Schmitt/Special to the Town Crier
Almond School hosted Family Science Night March 11. Students participate in hands-on science activities.

Almond School’s Family Science Night March 11 featured more than 25 stations hosted by students and parent volunteers.

Almond sixth-graders and their parents, assisted by Los Altos High School students, organized a number of hands-on activities for the event, including constructing a large-scale trebuchet, using a chopstick to poke through a heart and building a hovercraft.

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Local high schools compete in robotics tourney this weekend


Courtesy of Wyn Schuh
The Mountain View High School Robotics Team refines its robot at a competition earlier this year.

Los Altos, Mountain View, Pinewood and St. Francis high schools are scheduled to compete in a regional robotics competition at San Jose State University this weekend.

Student-designed robots will go head-to-head in the Silicon Valley Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) tournament.

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LAHS celebrates annual Writers Week


Los Altos High School’s 30th annual Writers Week, scheduled Monday through March 20, features a lineup of writers, poets and journalists.

Writers from all walks of life will bring diversity in themes and genres as they engage with English students. Writers of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, short stories, songs and blogs will meet with English classes and share their stories, their paths to becoming writers and the techniques of their writing processes.

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Los Altos High School History Week focuses on California


Courtesy of Marion Robertson
Louis Pare, chief engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp., discusses the history of California’s aerospace industry at Los Altos High’s third annual History Week.

Los Altos High School’s third annual History Week, with the theme “California on the World Stage,” drew a wide range of speakers to campus Feb. 9-12 to address the state’s impact on the nation’s history, economy, society and culture.

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