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Gardner Bullis sponsors annual Fun Run


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Students participate in the Gardner Bullis School Great Grizzly Fun Run last year. This year’s event is scheduled March 12.

The hills will come alive with the sound of running shoes, strollers and even wagons along the winding paths around Gardner Bullis School 9 a.m. March 12 as the school’s PTA hosts its third annual 5K Great Grizzly Fun Run.

Proceeds from the family-friendly event will support the Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF).

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Los Altos High hosts 31st Writers Week

Los Altos High School has scheduled a lineup of writers, poets, journalists, bloggers and graphic novelists to headline its 31st annual Writers Week March 14-17.

The writers aim to bring new perspectives, ideas and advice to Los Altos High English students. Award-winning writers from diverse literary genres and backgrounds speak to every English class over the course of the week. The writers will share their stories, advice and their techniques.

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Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by planning a “5 Gallon Gala” fundraiser to help bring water to those in need worldwide.

The event is scheduled 6-9 p.m. March 6 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

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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


Courtesy of Selynna Sun
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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