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Mountain View High School Class of 2014


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Felipe Acevedo

Josue Aguilar Abrego

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Los Altos High School Class of 2014


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Alec Aaron

Yuriria Acevedo Perez

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BCS celebrates 10 years, state recognition


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School families mingle at the school’s 10th-anniversary celebration May 22. Alumni, current families and incoming families visited the school’s campus at Egan Junior High School to mark its achievements.

More than 1,000 supporters gathered at Bullis Charter School May 22 to mark the school’s 10th anniversary.

Guests included alumni, founding families, current families, incoming families, charter school board members, representatives from the California Charter School Association and local elected officials.

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Blach musicians sweep Disneyland competition


Courtesy of Gail Wade
Blach Intermediate School’s eighth-grade orchestra works with an adjudicator at the Heritage Music Festival at Disneyland last month.

Blach Intermediate School musicians, including choruses and instrumental bands, showcased their talents last month at the Heritage Music Festival at Disneyland.

Students participated in Disney’s soundtrack workshops, learning and recording music to Disney movies. They also performed in the festival and won a number of awards and trophies. Professional musicians from colleges and universities throughout the U.S. adjudicated the students’ performances.

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St. Simon places seventh in robotics tournament


Courtesy of Karen Carrie
St. Simon robotics team member Carolyn Jeung greets a robot at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim.

The recent addition of a robotics team to St. Simon School has already brought victory to campus – the school placed seventh at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim in April.

During the four-day competition, more than 15,000 participants from 27 countries competed in challenges that demonstrated their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills, going head-to-head with custom-built programmed robots.

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Springer, Blach win GreenTown Challenge


Courtesy of Azar Khansari
GreenTown Los Altos recognized Loyola School students as the “Most Improved” in the Drive Less/Greenest Schools Challenge.

Springer and Blach Junior High schools took top honors in GreenTown Los Altos’ 2014 Drive Less/Greenest Schools Challenge, which ended May 7, National Bike to School Day.

Springer Walk or Wheel (WoW) parent volunteer Kacey Fitzpatrick coordinated parent signups for the Drive Less Challenge. Springer, which had more than double the number of parent registrants as its nearest competitor, won the challenge with 65 percent of students walking or wheeling to school May 7.

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Local sixth-graders learn to code and create computer games


Courtesy of Corinne Machatzke
Kindergartners give the computer game Maze a try at the Los Altos School District CSTEM Showcase earlier this month as co-creator Sabina Davis looks on.

More than 500 sixth-graders from the seven Los Altos School District elementary schools participated in the second Los Altos School District CSTEM Showcase May 1.

Students presented computer games and interactive devices they developed with programs like Arduino, JavaScript and Processing on Khan Academy, MIT’s Scratch and LEGO’s WeDo.

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