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Schools Briefs April 15

MVLA foundation hosts parent education event

The Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series has scheduled Ryan McKelley, Ph.D., to discuss “Unmasking Masculinity: Helping Boys Become Connected Men” 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

McKelley, associate professor of clinical counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, will explore the impact of societal norms that cause boys to mask their emotions of joy, compassion, sympathy, fear and vulnerability. To counter the trend, McKelley encourages parents to teach boys about the richness and importance of social connection.

Schools Briefs April 8

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Students and families view student artwork at Springer School during last year’s Los Altos School District Art Docent Art Show.

Los Altos Art Docents display student artwork

The Los Altos Art Docents are scheduled to display the artwork of students in the Los Altos School District 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Covington and Loyola schools.

Art Docents volunteers teach approximately 800 appreciation and practical art lessons at seven district schools annually.

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Waldorf students host Open Mic Night

Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s senior class is scheduled to host an Open Mic Night 6-8 p.m. Friday at St. Athanasius Church, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

Open Mic Night will feature a diverse array of performances by students from Los Altos and surrounding cities. The event will include a silent art auction.

Loyola K-Kids Club continues to collect eyeglasses

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, will attempt to set a club record during its ninth annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. The students have set a goal of collecting 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 10,000 pairs of glasses over the years with the help of the public and local storeowners who offer space for collection buckets.

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MVLA Speaker Series features film screening

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled a screening of “The Mask You Live In” 6:30 p.m. March 10 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

“The Mask You Live In,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, examines how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men and society at large. Research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime and/or take their own lives.

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