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LAHS hosts Science and Tech Week


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student interacts with a virtual 3D beating heart using a zSpace unit during the school’s ninth annual Science and Technology Week.

Los Altos High School hosted professionals from the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) last week as a part of its ninth annual Science and Technology Week.

Organizers designed the week to provide students with opportunities to hear from and interact with leading scientists and technologists.

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Local high school rock band raises funds to record album


Courtesy of Jason Guesman
37th Parallel, which includes local students Brad Guesman, left, and Eric Dyer, is raising money to record its first album.

What began as four junior high students getting together to play music for fun has transformed into a high school rock band that has performed many live shows, including an appearance at Live 105’s BFD concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Los Altos High junior Brad Guesman and Mountain View High juniors AJ Pelayo, Philip Chang and Eric Dyer formed 37th Parallel and are trying to drum up support for their first album. Working through a Kickstarter campaign, they are two-thirds of the way to reaching the $12,000 needed to record an album.

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Schools Briefs

Loyola K-Kids sponsors toiletries drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club is collecting new toiletries for the Community Services Agency of Mountain View through Dec. 14.

The club seeks donations of items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, hand sanitizer and shampoo.

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Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


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Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a learning space for student use.

The Grizzly Student Center – a multiuse modular building – features a nontraditional library combined with a media lab and interactive teaching and learning areas.

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Mountain View High School hosts STEM week activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Google X employee Adam Woodworth, above, from left, works with Mountain View High students Grace Pelella and Karina F-H on a STEM Week activity.

The quad at Mountain View High School buzzed with activity last week as students sampled a host of hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities.

The activities highlighted the school’s annual STEM Week, which featured scientists, mathematicians and technologists from local companies and universities sharing their personal and professional experiences with students.

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MVHS grad runs SAT program for students in need


Courtesy of MVLA Community Scholars
Mountain View High School graduate Viet Nguyen, back row, left, offered a free SAT prep course over the summer for students.

Two Mountain View High School graduates piloted a free SAT preparation course, ASPIRE, over the summer break.

Viet Nguyen and Olivia Hawkins developed the course, which supported eight students as they prepared for their fall SAT exams, scheduled Nov. 8 and Dec. 6.

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Foothill hosts preschool performance fundraiser


Courtesy of Justin Roberts
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are set to perform Sunday at Foothill College.

Award-winning children’s musician Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for the Mountain View Parent Nursery School 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The Grammy-nominated Roberts is a singer/songwriter who aims to entertain families with humorous and high-energy songs such as “Trick or Treat,” “Willy Was a Whale” and “Pop Fly.” He has appeared on Sprout TV and recently released a picture book, “The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade” (Putnam Juvenile, 2014).

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