MVHS Chamber Orchestra wins at Carnegie Hall

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The Mountain View High School Chamber Orchestra earned a Gold rating for its performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this month.

The Mountain View High School Chamber Orchestra received a Gold rating earlier this month for its performance at the 2016 New York International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall.

The orchestra was one of eight ensembles participating in the festival. World Projects, which presents music events for instrumental and choral ensembles, hosted the five-day performance tour.


Bullis Charter School recognized as '21st Century Learning Exemplar'

The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) recently named Bullis Charter School a “21st Century Learning Exemplar.”

The charter school was among 16 schools and three districts in the U.S. to receive the designation, which recognizes the work the school has done to engage its students in 21st-century learning, preparing them to be the entrepreneurs, innovators and collaborators of tomorrow.


MVHS Science Olympiad team qualifies for state championship

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The Mountain View High School Science Olympiad team placed second at the Bay Area Regional Science Olympiad.

The Mountain View High School Science Olympiad team placed second overall in the Santa Clara Regional Science Olympiad March 19, advancing to the state finals.

Overall, the team won 19 medals in the competition’s 23 events.


BCS superintendent wins Digital Early Learning Award


Wanny Hersey, founding superintendent/principal of Bullis Charter School, recently won the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ Digital Early Learning Award.

The award acknowledges Hersey for the school’s emphasis on creating and implementing digital tools and offering blended-learning, early-education services that are scientific, holistic, experiential, accountable and relevant to the personalized needs of each student.


Egan students clean up town for school project

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Egan Junior High School students Klaire Li and Sua Kim collect litter in downtown Los Altos for a school project.

Two Egan Junior High School students recently spent more than 20 hours picking up 12 pounds of garbage in downtown Los Altos.


Local students named Presidential Scholar candidates

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education selected 12 local students as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Up to 161 outstanding graduating seniors are chosen to become U.S. Presidential Scholars annually, among the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Application is by invitation only; students do not apply individually to the program, nor do their schools nominate them.


BCS alumni advance to international competition with school project

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Bullis Charter School alumni, from left, Ninnad Raman, Maddie Young and Sophia Lufkin received “Highest Excellence” on their SchoolsNEXT project, which was a design for a school of the future.

Bullis Charter School alumni Sophia Lufkin, Ninnad Raman and Maddie Young recently competed in the final round of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International’s SchoolsNEXT project and received “Highest Excellence” on their project.

The Los Altos students designed a “school of the future” as part of Bullis Charter School’s spring eighth-grade Intersession, devoting three full weeks to an assigned study area. After winning the schoolwide, regional and national competitions, they competed in the international round in San Diego in October.


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