Sat05302015

Schools

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.

Read more...

MVLA board approves ninth-grade student-athlete PE exemption


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Starting next year, MVLA ninth-graders who are also enrolled in six academic classes will be exempt from attending a PE class while participating in a school-sponsored sports team.

Responding to repeated pleas from district parents, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees last week approved a physical-education exemption for ninth-grade students who play on school sports teams.

The Feb. 9 board meeting was the fourth in a series in which trustees discussed and solicited public comment on the district’s policy of requiring all freshmen to take PE.

Read more...

Oak students' stories come to life


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The Imagination Machine actors bring an Oak Avenue School student's story to life during a special assembly last week, above.

Laughter filled the Oak Avenue School Multipurpose Room last week as students watched stories they wrote come to life right before their eyes.

Oak’s PTA invited The Imagination Machine, a professional children’s theater company, to perform the children’s works. Oak hosted two assemblies, one for the lower grades and another for the upper grades, during which the troupe acted out stories of a turkey, a brave boy, a pajama-wearing superhero, a zombie-protecting canine and others.

Read more...

Montclaire hosts Science Fair


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Montclaire Elementary School students share their Science Fair projects with fellow students, parents and judges.

Students at Montclaire Elementary School in Los Altos showcased their talents Jan. 28 at the school’s third annual Science Fair.

Read more...

CSMA student artwork on display at Mountain View City Hall


Courtesy of CSMA
The Community School of Music and Arts is hosting an art exhibition featuring local students’ creations – such as the piece above by Springer School sixth-grader Megan Q. – at Mountain View City Hall through Feb. 20.

The Community School of Music and Arts and the city of Mountain View have scheduled “That’s Too Funny!” – a collaborative exhibition from faculty and students in the Art4Schools program in local elementary and middle schools – through Feb. 20 in the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St.

Read more...

Schools Briefs

MVLA Speaker Series features film screening

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled a screening of “The Mask You Live In” 6:30 p.m. March 10 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

“The Mask You Live In,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, examines how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men and society at large. Research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime and/or take their own lives.

Read more...

Two local students selected as finalists in national Intel Science Talent Search


Courtesy of Harker School
Local Harker School seniors Steven Wang, left, and Rohith Kuditipudi earned finalist honors in the Intel Science Talent Search. The pair will join 40 other finalists in Washington, D.C., next month to compete for more than $1 million in prizes.

Two Harker School seniors, Rohith Kuditipudi of Los Altos and Steven Wang of Los Altos Hills, last month reached the finalist stage of the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search.

Kuditipudi and Wang join 40 other high school students from across the United States who will gather in Washington, D.C., in March for the final phase of the competition, with more than $1 million in cash prizes at stake.

Read more...

Schools »

Schools
Read More

Sports »

sports
Read More

People »

people
Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

photoshelter
Browse and buy photos