Foothill dental hygiene students travel to Vietnam to treat orphans

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Foothill College dental hygiene students treat orphans in a makeshift clinic in Vietnam. The group of 16 students served more than 1,000 children over their holiday break.

Despite working in makeshift treatment rooms in sweltering heat, Foothill College dental hygiene students said they maintained “positive attitudes” while serving orphans in Vietnam over their holiday break.

Student Diana Ngo and her mother, Cindy, came up with the idea for last month’s trip, an opportunity to provide dental services in their home country. The 16 students treated children and adults who otherwise would not have had access to even the most basic levels of dental care – such as teeth cleaning.


City-schools subcommittee will continue to meet as scheduled


Although last week’s agenda was light, the Los Altos City-Schools Subcommittee will continue to meet three times a year as scheduled.

The subcommittee comprises two members of the Los Altos City Council (Jan Pepper and Mary Prochnow) and two Los Altos School District trustees (Tammy Logan and Pablo Luther), who meet to discuss traffic, safety and construction matters that impact both entities.


MVHS students teach coding to Blach students

Lauren Koong/Town Crier Junior Reporter
Mountain View High School students help Blach Intermediate School students with coding through the Girls Who Code club.

To help girls become more interested in coding, Blach Intermediate School recently launched a Girls Who Code Club. The Mountain View High School Computer Science Club and the Mountain View Girls Who Code Club co-lead the group.

“I really wanted to join this club because girls don’t really have an opportunity to code these days and I thought this would be a fabulous opportunity to learn something new and have some fun,” said club member Janya Sundar.


Foothill College sponsors Cash for College Workshop

Foothill College has scheduled its annual Cash for College Workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Building 8100, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The workshop, designed for current and future college students and their parents, provides one-stop help to complete financial aid applications. Foothill College financial aid professionals will offer line-by-line assistance in filling out the AB540/Dream Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event is ideal for high school and college students who currently attend or plan to attend a California community college, CSU or UC, private university or vocational/technical school.


BCS uses digital portfolio technology to improve communication

Traci Newell/ Town Crier
Bullis Charter School fifth-grader Anna Morokutti takes a photo of a document to upload to her FreshGrade account.

Parents are not always in the classroom to see their children nail an oral presentation or smile in accomplishment after receiving a high mark on an assignment.

Thanks to a new digital tool implemented at Bullis Charter School, that experience gap is closing for parents.


Foothill hosts annual Physics Show

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Foothill College physics instructor Frank Cascarano conducts a demonstration at a past Physics Show.

Foothill College has scheduled its annual 90-minute Physics Show this weekend.

Shows designed to introduce children ages 5 and older and their parents to science concepts and demonstrations are slated 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Smithwick Theatre (Room 1001) at the college, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.


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