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Ventana School appoints new leader

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MVLA foundation hosts parent education event

The Los Altos-Mountain View Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled Lynn O’Shaughnessy to discuss “Looking for the Right College at the Right Price” 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, higher-education journalist, consultant and speaker. Her chief goal is to help families with teenagers, as well as high school counselors and college and financial consultants, become smart college shoppers as they search for schools.

MVLA Scholars seeks mentors

MVLA Scholars seeks volunteers for its College Prep Mentoring Program, which pairs high school juniors and seniors with local residents who shepherd them through the college application process.

The program specifically targets juniors and seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View high schools’ AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classes, geared to first-generation and low-income college-bound students.

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Los Altos Robotics hosts parent information event

Los Altos Robotics, a nonprofit group that promotes youth robotics activities, has scheduled an information meeting for parents 7:30-9 p.m. Monday in Room 522 at Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave.

Los Altos Robotics competes in the First LEGO League, a worldwide program in which teams of children in grades 4-9 design, build and program a robot to compete against other teams in a game. This year’s game objective is set to be announced Tuesday and competitions will take place in November.

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