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LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


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Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green Team celebrated Earth Week by hosting educational activities for students during lunch periods last week.

Club members highlighted a different theme each day.

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MVHS Chamber Orchestra wins at Carnegie Hall


Courtesy of Mountain View High School
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.

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LASD students show their athletic prowess at Junior Olympics Saturday


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Los Altos School District fourth- through sixth-graders clear the hurdles in a previous Junior Olympics. This year’s event is scheduled Saturday at Mountain View High School.

Los Altos School District fourth- through sixth-graders will showcase their athletic abilities at the district’s 56th annual Junior Olympics, scheduled Saturday at Mountain View High School.

The interschool track and field meet spotlights the district’s physical education program. The event typically draws a crowd of more than 3,500 students, families, friends and neighbors cheering on the young athletes.

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Schools Briefs

Egan Jr. High seeks Portfolio Day volunteers

Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Portfolio Day June 2.

Portfolio Day aims to increase student motivation, build a sense of accomplishment and foster community involvement with the school. Through personal interviews with adult community members and parents, students showcase their academic achievements as they share their most personally valuable work in a 10-minute presentation.

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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.

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Los Altos moms organize STEM program for girls


Courtesy of girlSparc
Springer School sixth-grader Erin Gobry reacts with delight as her experiment succeeds during a girlSPARC workshop. The nonprofit organization, founded by two local mothers, has scheduled another workshop May 14.

Springer School’s Erin Gobry used to think science wasn’t for her, but now the sixth-grader sees science in everything.

“You can basically do everything with science,” she said.

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MVHS Science Olympiad team qualifies for state championship


Courtesy of Lauren Koong
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.

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