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Freestyle presents student exhibition

Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology has scheduled its annual End of the Year Student Exhibition 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 29 at the Freestyle campus, behind the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

The exhibition will feature students’ work, including documentary, conceptual and narrative productions and the senior portfolio showcase.

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Schools Briefs

Freestyle presents student exhibition

Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology has scheduled its annual End of the Year Student Exhibition 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 29 at the Freestyle campus, behind the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

The exhibition will feature students’ work, including documentary, conceptual and narrative productions and the senior portfolio showcase.

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Spartan Robotics Team caps season with award


Courtesy of Wyn Schuh
Members of the Spartan Robotics Team, in yellow, discuss the attributes of their robot, No. 971, which earned the Excellence in Engineering Award at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis last month.

Mountain View High School’s Spartan Robotics Team wrapped up a successful season last month at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. The team earned the Excellence in Engineering Award and advanced to the semifinals.

The competition was held in the Edward P. Jones Arena, where the St. Louis Rams play football. The Mountain View High team competed in the Carver Division, one of eight, each with 76 teams from around the world.

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Spartan Robotics Team caps season with award


Courtesy of Wyn Schuh
Members of the Spartan Robotics Team, in yellow, discuss the attributes of their robot, No. 971, which earned the Excellence in Engineering Award at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis last month.

Mountain View High School’s Spartan Robotics Team wrapped up a successful season last month at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. The team earned the Excellence in Engineering Award and advanced to the semifinals.

The competition was held in the Edward P. Jones Arena, where the St. Louis Rams play football. The Mountain View High team competed in the Carver Division, one of eight, each with 76 teams from around the world.

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Mental health expert dispels myths


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Palo Alto University Professor Paul Marcille addresses a crowd of psychology students and mental health activists last week about myths surrounding mental illness and violence.

In the wake of the 2011 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, conservative commentator Ann Coulter voiced a provocative spin on a familiar National Rifle Association saying.

“Guns don’t kill people – the mentally ill do,” Coulter said.

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Loyola debuts new play structure


Courtesy of Rebecca Lowell
Loyola School PTA Co-President Lillian Oliveri, above from left, Principal Kimberly Attell and Superintendent Jeff Baier were on hand to ring in the new upper-grade play structure.

Upper-grade students at Loyola School have a new play structure to enjoy at recess and lunch, thanks to donations from the school’s PTA.

The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new play structure on the upper-grade playground April 13.

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Egan community seeks Portfolio Day volunteers


Town Crier File Photo
Egan Junior High students present their best work at Portfolio Day every year.

Egan Junior High School seeks adult volunteers to participate in its annual Portfolio Day June 4.

Through personal interviews with adult community members and parents, students will showcase the academic achievements of their two years at Egan. Students demonstrate their communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills while presenting their best work

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