Fri04182014

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Living Classroom Program seeks volunteer docents

The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate the outdoors.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of nature. The program reaches all grade levels in the district, and lesson content includes science, math and social studies. The program recently expanded to schools in the Mountain View-Whisman School District.

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LAHS hosts Writers Week, Community Read event


Los Altos High School is scheduled to host a diverse lineup of writers, poets and journalists for its annual Writers Week March 4-7.

New writers this year bring variety in themes and genres. Along with many returning participants, the writers will offer insights as they participate in Los Altos High’s 29-year tradition of engaging English students with noted writers who chronicle all walks of life. The writers of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, short stories, scripts, songs and blogs will meet with English classes and share their stories, their paths to becoming writers and the personal details of their writing processes.

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Living Classroom seeks volunteer docents

The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate the outdoors.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of nature. The program reaches all grade levels in the district, and lesson content includes science, math and social studies. The program recently expanded to schools in the Mountain View-Whisman School District.

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Chinese New Year meets Bollywood at Gardner Bullis


Annie MacDonald/Special to the Town Crier
A group of fourth-grade Gardner Bullis girls, left, performs a Bollywood dance at the school’s inaugural Multicultural Fair Jan. 31.

Gardner Bullis School families enjoyed food, music and performances that highlighted more than 20 countries at its first Multicultural Fair Jan. 31.

“It is wonderful to welcome the Year of the Horse with our diversified community,” said Andre Chang, parent of a first- and fifth-grader at Gardner Bullis. “Our kids are so fortunate to appreciate many cultures around the world in an event like this and to learn to be a global citizen when they grow up.”

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Bullis Charter eighth-graders display their architectural skills


Courtesy of Bullis Charter School
Bullis Charter School students showcase their 3-D architectural design for a school of the future.

Eighth-grade students at Bullis Charter School presented 3-D architectural designs to a panel of judges Jan. 31 for the nationwide 2014 School of the Future Design Competition.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Institute of Architects and more than 20 additional organizations co-sponsor the annual competition, open to middle schoolers.

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St. Simon students master robotics

Two St. Simon Parish School robotics teams competing for the first time at the Northern California Bay Area VEX IQ Tournament in December won several awards and qualified for the California State Championships and the VEX Robotics World Championships in Anaheim in April.

The teams earned awards for Excellence, Team Championship, Programming Skills Champion, Robot Skills Champion, STEM Research Project and First Overall in Programming.

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Living Classroom Program seeks volunteer docents

The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate the outdoors.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of nature. The program reaches all grade levels in the district, and lesson content includes science, math and social studies. The program recently expanded to schools in the Mountain View-Whisman School District.

Read more...

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