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Los Altos High School schedules fourth annual History Week


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Louis Pare, chief engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp., discusses the history of California’s aerospace industry at Los Altos High’s History Week last year.

Los Altos High School is slated to present its fourth annual History Week with the theme “Environmentalism Then and Now: Empowering Student Actions.”

Scheduled Monday through Feb. 12, the week will include a wide range of speakers who will share their expertise on past and present environmental issues and preservation activities.

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Foothill College sponsors Cash for College Workshop

Foothill College has scheduled its annual Cash for College Workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Building 8100, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The workshop, designed for current and future college students and their parents, provides one-stop help to complete financial aid applications. Foothill College financial aid professionals will offer line-by-line assistance in filling out the AB540/Dream Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event is ideal for high school and college students who currently attend or plan to attend a California community college, CSU or UC, private university or vocational/technical school.

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Foothill hosts annual Physics Show


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Foothill College physics instructor Frank Cascarano conducts a demonstration at a past Physics Show.

Foothill College has scheduled its annual 90-minute Physics Show this weekend.

Shows designed to introduce children ages 5 and older and their parents to science concepts and demonstrations are slated 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Smithwick Theatre (Room 1001) at the college, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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LAHS students organize hackathon


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Los Altos High School students engage in Hack Day activities. Students organized Los Altos Hacks, a 24-hour hackathon scheduled Jan. 30 and 31 to promote code-based projects.

It all began when a group of coders from Los Altos High School were struck with an idea to spread their love for computer science.

Students organized Los Altos Hacks, a 24-hour hackathon that encourages programmers, designers and engineers to form teams to create apps, websites and other code-based projects. The projects will be judged at the end of the event, with the winners receiving awards and prizes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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