Local efforts pay off for Los Altos High School grad's future

Courtesy of Nancy Ginsburg Gill
Jose Amaya meets with his mentor William Mason, who became a father figure to Jose after mentoring him through high school.

The news at the national level has been grim: tension between urban police and the communities they serve; high schools failing to prepare low-income students for college; and college costs escalating so that students have to work full-time or go into heavy debt to pay for a college education.


Water: Preserving a precious resource is important for all

Courtesy of Karina Halevy
Egan Junior High School eighth- grader Karina Halevy shows the location of her home’s water meter. Karina and fellow student Natsumi Hayashi encourage local residents to conserve water.

Karina Halevy and Natsumi Hayashi are Egan Junior High School eighth-graders who wrote the following article for their Personal Environment Action Plan project.


How to help students maximize their new year

As someone who has worked with students for well over a decade, I see a similar sentiment at the end of every semester and the beginning of a new one.


Local high school students stage peaceful protest

Ellie Van HOutte/ Town Crier
Los Altos High School students marched down San Antonio Road and El Camino Real last week in a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism. Tess Seltzer, one of the student organizers, addresses the crowd.

Local high school students staged a peaceful protest on International Human Rights Day Dec. 10 in solidarity with nationwide protests against police brutality and racism. The Town Crier invited Los Altos High School senior Tess Seltzer to share the reasons for their protest.


Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a learning space for student use.

The Grizzly Student Center – a multiuse modular building – features a nontraditional library combined with a media lab and interactive teaching and learning areas.


MVHS student shares his love of photography

Courtesy of ZacharyDembner.zenfolio.com
Zachary Dembner included this photo, titled “When You Least Expect It,” in his recent exhibition at Red Rock Coffee Co.

Serious photography is new to me, but my interest stems back to my early childhood. I remember my dad always taking photos and letting me play around with some of our family cameras. A little more than a year ago, I started taking photography more seriously and found myself incredibly taken by the art form.


SLOBs: New boys' group gives back

Courtesy of Aloma Avery
Members of the Mountain View-Los Altos Service League of Boys (SLOBs) are hard at work in the community. The SLOBs, boys in seventh to 12th grades, paint a fence, left.

Boys are SLOBs.


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