Homestead High School welcomes Class of 2022

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Homestead High freshmen catch up with friends on the quad Aug. 8 during the school’s H.O.P. Day, or Homestead Orientation Program Day, for the incoming class. The first day of school for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Fremont Union High School District students is Monday.

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Local teachers use eclipse to celebrate wonder of science

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For the first time in nearly 40 years, a total solar eclipse is expected to bring darkness in daylight hours to some U.S. skies Monday. Teachers at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools plan to turn the event into a learning experience for their students.

A total solar eclipse is expected to be visible throughout the United States Monday, and teachers at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are prepared to turn the event – which will not occur for another 38 years – into an educational opportunity for their students.

Mountain View High

At Mountain View High, participating teachers will present curriculum to their students tying the eclipse to their subjects, then lead them outside to view the eclipse using special glasses purchased by the MVLA Foundation.

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Foothill College receives innovation grant

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office recently awarded Foothill College $250,000 to create an inclusive makerspace community, provide internships and develop curriculum to prepare students with innovation and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the regional economy.

Twenty-four colleges received funding to participate in the CCC Maker initiative and collaborate across the state, sharing college makerspace best practices and developing a model for creating college makerspace communities.

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