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Freestyle hosts exhibition at Computer Science Museum


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Mountain View High junior and Freestyle Academy student Radika Gupta, right, works with a fellow student during a WebAudio course this month.

For three periods a day, a small subset of students from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools participate in a project-driven, design-based curriculum at Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology.

More than 140 juniors and seniors break from the traditional comprehensive model of high school to attend Freestyle, where curriculum centers on four projects a year.

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CSMA hosts student-faculty exhibition

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the multidisciplinary art exhibition “Beginning With Water” through Jan. 11 in CSMA’s Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain.

“Beginning With Water” showcases the work of artists ages 5 to adult.

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Waldorf sponsors annual Holiday Faire


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Children decorate cookies at Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s Holiday Faire last year.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled it 29th annual Holiday Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at its Los Altos campus, 11311 Mora Drive.

The event will feature a variety of hands-on activities for the entire family, including dipping beeswax candles, making wreaths with fresh greenery and handcrafting small gifts and holiday decorations from natural materials. Returning this year is the Russian Tea Room, where guests can enjoy tea, treats and quiet music.

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LAHS band performs in Fall Finale


Joan Yee/Special to the Town Crier
The Los Altos High School Marching Band and Color Guard perform their 2014 competition show, “House of Cards.” They are scheduled to stage the show at their Fall Finale Nov. 22.

The Los Altos High School Eagle Marching Band and Color Guard are scheduled to perform their 2014 competition show, “House of Cards,” at their annual Fall Finale 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 on the Los Altos High football field, 201 Almond Ave.

The marching band and color guard have won a number of awards for “House of Cards”: They placed first in the AAA division, earned high scores in their first three Western Band Association competitions and swept all category awards, including Best General Effect, Best Music, Best Percussion and Best Auxiliary.

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MVHS presents 'Skin of Our Teeth'

The Mountain View High School Theatre Department is scheduled to perform Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Spartan Theatre, 3535 Truman Ave.

The play introduces George and Maggie Antrobus of Excelsior, N.J., a suburban commuter-town couple married for 5,000 years – who bear more than a casual resemblance to the first husband and wife, Adam and Eve – and their children Gladys and Henry. The play also features the family’s garrulous maid, Sabina, the eternal seductress who takes it upon herself to break out of character and interrupt the course of the drama at every opportunity.

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LAHS hosts Science and Tech Week


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A Los Altos High School student interacts with a virtual 3D beating heart using a zSpace unit during the school’s ninth annual Science and Technology Week.

Los Altos High School hosted professionals from the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) last week as a part of its ninth annual Science and Technology Week.

Organizers designed the week to provide students with opportunities to hear from and interact with leading scientists and technologists.

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Foothill hosts preschool performance fundraiser


Courtesy of Justin Roberts
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are set to perform Sunday at Foothill College.

Award-winning children’s musician Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for the Mountain View Parent Nursery School 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The Grammy-nominated Roberts is a singer/songwriter who aims to entertain families with humorous and high-energy songs such as “Trick or Treat,” “Willy Was a Whale” and “Pop Fly.” He has appeared on Sprout TV and recently released a picture book, “The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade” (Putnam Juvenile, 2014).

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