CSMA hosts student-faculty exhibition

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the multidisciplinary art exhibition “Beginning With Water” through Jan. 11 in CSMA’s Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain.

“Beginning With Water” showcases the work of artists ages 5 to adult.


Santa Rita visits The Terraces

Susie Greenwald’s third-grade class at Santa Rita School has a special relationship with The Terraces at Los Altos, a senior retirement community. The class visits the center once a month to share quality time with the residents, above. The students braved the downpour Dec. 11, left, to visit with the seniors. The residents shared stories with the children of their Christmas traditions, and the students presented seniors with holiday cards featuring heartfelt sentiments. The seniors and the students joined together to sing “Jingle Bells.”


Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities

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Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participated in national Hour of Code activities last week, aiming to spread the desire not just to consume technology, but to help build it.


Local high school students stage peaceful protest

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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.


Los Altos High Green Team hosts conference for Bay Area students

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Members of the Los Altos High School Green Team leadership celebrate the success of their conference. Pictured are, from left, Bianca Champenois, Tatiana Gibson, Katia Gibson, Meredith Soward, Sruthi Jayakumar and Roya Samani.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green Team created a Bay Area-wide conference for students to discuss best practices for ensuring that their schools are as green as can be.

“By high-schoolers, for high-schoolers” was the motto of the Students for Green High Schools Conference held Nov. 17.


Schools Briefs

Green Ivy hosts holiday book drive

Green Ivy Educational Consulting is holding their annual book drive.

The company collects books to benefit the Children’s Book Project, a Bay Area nonprofit that distributes books to homeless shelters.


Hannemann retires from MVLA board after 33 years

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While serving as trustee on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board for 33 years, Los Altos resident Judy Hannemann fulfilled a number of duties, including presenting diplomas to graduates in 2012.

After 33 years of service on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees, Los Altos resident Judy Hannemann is set to retire this month.

The high school board recognized Hannemann’s tenure at its Nov. 24 meeting and placed a bench named in her honor outside the district offices.


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