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Understanding what AP credits mean after graduation

Following is the second in a two-part series on Advanced Placement classes. Part 2 explores what happens with AP credits once students matriculate to college.

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LASD trustees consider buses for students

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees at its board meeting last month discussed the possibility of providing bus service for some students.

Randy Kenyon, assistant superintendent for business services, gave an information-only presentation reviewing expenses associated with bus service.

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LAHS sophomore starts a 'Revolution' and finishes it


Courtesy of Trinity Suh
Los Altos High School sophomore Trinity Suh, above, wrote and published “The Revolution,” a novel about a teen assassin.

Like many high school students, Trinity Suh participates in sports, attends classes and enjoys spending time with friends. Unlike most of her peers, however, the Los Altos resident is also a published author.

Her first book, “The Revolution,” released over the summer, has transformed the Los Altos High School sophomore into a full-fledged novelist.

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Consider balance and interests when selecting APs in high school

Following is the first in a two-part series that explores the two primary ways Advanced Placement classes impact the college process. Part 1 reviews the role of AP classes as part of college admissions. Part 2 will address how AP credits are handled after college matriculation.

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LAHS band performs for community

The Los Altos High School Eagle Marching Band and Color Guard is scheduled to perform its 2015 competition show for the community at its annual Fall Finale 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the school’s football stadium, 201 Almond Ave.

The seven-minute show, “The Muse,” is a jointly commissioned original work by composers and drill designers John Mapes and Ian Grom. The Celtic-themed performance features traditional Celtic melodies and images, with a modern twist. The show includes pennywhistle and flute solos and sampled bagpipe and vocal melodies. Elaborate props and visual elements complement the ethereal and mystical sounds from the ensemble.

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MVLA extends bond funds to update server room


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Mike Mathiesen, associate superintendent for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, shows the lack of space in the district’s current server room.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has stretched its bond money to complete extra projects that enhance the district’s day-to-day operations.

In June 2010, voters approved Measure A, a $41.3 million bond designed to add classrooms at both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools to accommodate expanding enrollment. After completing a long list of bond projects, the district still has approximately $2.5 million left to spend, according Mike Mathiesen, associate superintendent for business services.

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LAHS Marching Band and Color Guard to perform show for community Nov. 14


COurtesy of Julie McAfee
The Los Altos High School Marching Band and Color Guard is slated to perform its competition show for local residents Nov. 14.

The Los Altos High School Eagle Marching Band and Color Guard is scheduled to perform its 2015 competition show for the community at its annual Fall Finale 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the school’s football stadium, 201 Almond Ave.

The seven-minute show, “The Muse,” is a jointly commissioned original work by composers and drill designers John Mapes and Ian Grom. The Celtic-themed performance features traditional Celtic melodies and images, with a modern twist. The show includes pennywhistle and flute solos and sampled bagpipe and vocal melodies. Elaborate props and visual elements complement the ethereal and mystical sounds from the ensemble.

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