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.


Egan community seeks Portfolio Day volunteers

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Egan Junior High students present their best work at Portfolio Day every year.

Egan Junior High School seeks adult volunteers to participate in its annual Portfolio Day June 4.

Through personal interviews with adult community members and parents, students will showcase the academic achievements of their two years at Egan. Students demonstrate their communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills while presenting their best work


Final Call for Almonds production of Peter Pan

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Almond students Elizabeth Barnett (as Wendy), Charles Sirey (Captain Hook), Jack Carter (Peter Pan) and Rachel Mesel (Tinker Bell) star in the school’s production of “Peter Pan.”

Students in Almond School’s Drama Program are scheduled to fly to “Neverland” as they stage “Peter Pan” 6 p.m. May 7-9 and 14-16 at the school, 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos.

The 115-student cast will perform Leonard Bernstein numbers – with some musical twists on the classic tale, including Sesame Street’s “Rubber Duckie” and a snippet of “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid.” A stage crew rigged the theater to enable Peter Pan and the Darling children to fly.


Local teens promote organ donation to new drivers

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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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