Fri07252014

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MVLA Community Scholars supports students


Courtesy of MVLA Community Scholars
The MVLA Community Scholars program awards scholarships each year. This year the organization selected more than 20 local students to receive scholarships, left. Recipients are the first in their families to attend college, and the organization continues its support throughout college by providing mentors.

The Mountain View Los Altos Community Scholars program awarded more than 20 scholarships this year to local students in need.

Recipients include Yuriria Acevedo-Perez, Ion Blanari, Jesus Caballero, Gloria Carbajal, Rosa Carrera, Jennifer Corona, Selina Ellis, Jessica Fernandez, Barbara Garcia, Estefani Gomez Pacheco, Dafne Hernandez, Arely Leon, Kathleen Maeda, Marco Martinez, Carlos Pacheco Miranda, Roann Pao, Oscar Ramirez, Liliana Rios, Victor Ruiz, Nisha Sharma, Michael Torio, Karlwillie Wilson, Lucy Xiao and Stephanie Yau.

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Mtn. View Parent Nursery School delays move


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Parent Observation students create musical instruments as parents assist and observe. The school recently postponed for a year plans to relocate.

The Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Parent Observation programs put their plan to relocate on hold for a year to allow suitable time to prepare the new site.

The programs, administered by the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s Adult School, will use the time to ready the schools’ new site at Foothill Covenant Church, across the street from Mountain View High School. The program currently is housed between the Mountain View and Alta Vista high school campuses.

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LAEF raises $3.3 million for LASD schools


Colleen Hawk/Special to the Town Crier 
The Los Altos Educational Foundation funds music instruction in elementary schools in the Los Altos School District.

The Los Altos Educational Foundation recently reached its annual fundraising goal of $3.3 million for the Los Altos School District.

The foundation raises funds to supplement the financial resources of the district to support additional academic and enrichment programs that improve the overall education of students in district schools.

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LASD hires new assistant superintendent

The Los Altos School District hired Edsel Clark, Ed.D., as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, effective Tuesday.

Clark replaces Nancy Davis, who retired at the end of the school year.

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Egan celebrates 20 years of Portfolio Day


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Egan Junior High School students, from left, Reese Toomre, Elodie Rebesque, Aline Wu and Valeria Munteanu present their work during Portfolio Day earlier this month.

Egan Junior High School eighth-graders marked the end of their time in junior high by presenting their work and reviewing their progress in seventh and eighth grades for an audience of adults.

The students participated in the 20th annual Portfolio Day June 5. Through personal interviews with community members, the students showcased their academic achievements during their studies at Egan.

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BCS hosts Junior Olympics for area charter schools


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Bullis Charter School students cheer on classmates and other charter school athletes during a race at the Bullis Charter School Invitational Junior Olympics June 1.

The fourth biennial Bullis Charter School Invitational Junior Olympics drew a crowd of nearly 1,000 student-athletes and spectators June 1 at Foothill College.

The event is the only athletic competition of its kind in the area for students who attend charter schools. In addition to Bullis Charter School, participating schools included Charter School of Morgan Hill, Livermore Valley Charter School, Voices College-Bound Language Academy, Rocketship Discovery Prep and Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School.

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Local teens sponsor newspaper camp

Students from St. Francis and Homestead high schools have joined forces to host a free newspaper summer camp.

The Sunnyvale Youth Newspaper Camp is scheduled 1-4 p.m. July 7-11 at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W. Fremont Ave.

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