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.


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.


Montclaire hosts Science Fair

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Foothill hosts Cash for College workshop

Foothill College has scheduled a Cash for College workshop for current and future college students and their parents 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus, Building I, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The annual event provides one-stop service for those completing financial aid applications. Financial aid professionals will offer line-by-line assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The workshop is designed for high school and college students who currently attend or plan to attend a California community college, CSU or UC campus, private university or vocational/technical school.


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