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MVHS hosts marching band exhibition Saturday

Mountain View High School’s Spartan Marching Band has scheduled its annual “Community Thank You Day” 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday on the school’s football field, 3535 Truman Ave.

The event will feature the premiere performances of the season’s field shows by marching bands from Mountain View, Los Altos, St. Francis and Santa Clara high schools.

Foothill College stages Physics Show this month

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The Foothill College Physics Show features science experiments that highlight real-life physics applications, above. The shows, scheduled Saturday and Sunday, are designed to engage all ages.

The Foothill College Physics Show, a family-friendly display of science experiments, is scheduled 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Foothill’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The 75-minute live performances introduce scientific concepts such as light, sound, resonance and pressure to elementary and middle school students and their families.

Foothill hosts free SOAR enrollment workshops for new students

Foothill College is hosting its one-stop student orientation, assessment and registration (SOAR) event for first-time college students Aug. 30, at the campus in Los Altos Hills. Two SOAR sessions are scheduled from 3-5:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Students need only attend one session. Admission is free; advance sign-up is required.

“Foothill College presents convenient SOAR enrollment workshops so that new students can complete required assessment, orientation and education plan development well before fall classes get under way,” said Denise Swett, Foothill College Vice President of Student Services. “The thoughtful planning that you do now will ensure that your Foothill experience is streamlined and successful.”

Los Altos High musicians embark on Australian tour

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The Los Altos High School Festival Ensemble rehearses for its Australian tour.

Los Altos High School’s Festival Ensemble is scheduled to embark on a 13-day performance tour of Australia later this month.

The instrumentalists will perform in a variety of venues and concert halls in Melbourne and Sydney. The feature event is a performance at the Sydney Opera House as part of the 27th annual Australian International Music Festival, which includes groups from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the U.S. There are approximately 1,000 participants at the festival each year.

Movement Method helps local special-needs student: Free event sheds light on new learning technique

Courtesy of Anne Johnston
Los Altos mother Anne Johnston hired Los Altos School District teacher Ashley Schmitz, center, to work with her son Axel, right, over the summer using the Movement Method.

For Los Altos resident Anne Johnston, discovering the Movement Method proved life-changing for her family.

Johnston is the mother of Axel, 11, who has moderate to severe autism. Three years ago, she was losing sleep over Axel’s lack of progress in the classroom.

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