Gunn High seniors create QuaranTEEN site to connect people during pandemic

After shelter-in-place orders took effect, Gunn High School students Katherine Kudriavtsev and Sarah Emberling, worried about the potential impact on teenage mental health. That prompted the rising seniors to create their website, QuaranTEEN, a social and creative outlet for people to connect amid the coronavirus pandemic.

LASD approves plan for part-time return to school

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Local school campuses have sat empty since the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures in mid-March. Now, the Los Altos School District is planning for a partial return to in-person learning this fall.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday (July 6) to start the school year with a mix of online and in-person classes.

Los Altos High School student promotes power of STEM

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Jessica Young, a rising senior at Los Altos High School, works on STEMpower, an organization she created.

A Los Altos teen has created an organization dedicated to teaching preschool and elementary students more about STEM through workshops with hands-on activities and discussion.

Gardner Bullis moves BookQuest online

Gardner Bullis School’s BookQuest, a celebration honoring the school’s young writers, had a different look this year. The fourth annual event was held virtually June 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MVLA hires distance-learning admin as fall plans take shape

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The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has created a new position overseeing distance learning, in an attempt to improve the district’s remote offerings as next school year approaches.

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