Los Altos main library displays preschoolers' mural

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Los Altos Parent Preschool’s mural is on display at the Los Altos main library through the end of April.

A garden mural that students from Los Altos Parent Preschool created to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary is on display for the month of April at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The mural depicts colorful creatures, flowers and kites. According to school representatives, the artwork captures the spirit of the school, featuring “individuals joyfully expressing themselves and learning in the process.” Each of the preschool’s three classes contributed to the project.


Los Altos High Jazz Band hosts college musicians

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The Los Altos High Jazz Band, above, is scheduled to perform with the Cal State Long Beach Jazz Ensemble March 29.

The Los Altos High School Jazz Band is practicing for its annual guest artist concert with the award-winning Cal State Long Beach Jazz Ensemble, scheduled 7 p.m. March 29 in the Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

In prior years, the school has hosted jazz musicians including Grammy Award winners Randy Brecker, Aaron Lington, Denis DiBlasio and John Worley. Cal State Long Beach is home to one of the premier college jazz programs in the country. The ensemble will be in the Bay Area to compete in the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Competition, an event the group has won on several occasions.


LAHS screening tackles stigma of mental health problems

erasestigmaThe LETS (Let’s Erase The Stigma) Club at Los Altos High School is scheduled to co-host a screening of “No Kidding? Me 2!” 7 p.m. today at the school’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Presented in partnership with Family and Children Services (FCS) of Silicon Valley, the screening aims to address the growing problem of mental illness.


Youth Drama for All performs "Charlie" Saturday at Gardner Bullis

Youth Drama for All’s cast of students, ranging from kindergartners through high-schoolers, is scheduled to perform “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 W. Fremont Road in Los Altos Hills.

This year’s production marks Youth Drama for All’s seventh season. Youth Drama for All is an inclusive drama group open to students in special and general education classes.


LAHS hosts Writers Week, Community Read event

Los Altos High School is scheduled to host a diverse lineup of writers, poets and journalists for its annual Writers Week March 4-7.

New writers this year bring variety in themes and genres. Along with many returning participants, the writers will offer insights as they participate in Los Altos High’s 29-year tradition of engaging English students with noted writers who chronicle all walks of life. The writers of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, short stories, scripts, songs and blogs will meet with English classes and share their stories, their paths to becoming writers and the personal details of their writing processes.


Pinewood School hosts Duncan Sheik in concert

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Pinewood students, from left, Annie Whitacre, Carolyn Ehrlich (on guitar), Justin Stangenes and Talmage Wise perform in “Whisper House” in the school’s November production. Duncan Sheik, who cowrote the musical, will visit the school next month to perform.

Thanks to a connection with the Pinewood School Performing Arts Department, the school’s Upper Campus is scheduled to host a concert featuring Duncan Sheik, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter and composer.

In November Pinewood produced the high school and regional premiere of the musical “Whisper House,” which Sheik co-wrote with Kyle Jarrow.


Pinewood opens regional premiere of "Whisper House"

Pinewood School’s Performing Arts Department is scheduled to stage the high school and regional premiere of “Whisper House,” opening Friday and running through Nov. 16 in the school’s theater, 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Directed by theater teacher Doug Eivers, with musical direction by music teacher Shenelle Williams, “Whisper House” features book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik.


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