Noteworthies: Students and school staff win awards, recognition

College students receive academic recognition

• Sara Bares of Los Altos made the spring dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must receive a 3.5 or better GPA, with no grade below a C and a course load of at least 12 hours.

• Two local students made the spring dean’s list at Emerson College in Boston. Anton Lee of Los Altos Hills and Gabriella Mrozowski of Los Altos both achieved the minimum 3.7 GPA required to make the list.

LASD lays out proposed timeline for considering long-term BCS agreement


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Parents protest outside Egan Junior High School in early April to oppose moving the school to a site in Mountain View and giving Bullis Charter School most of Egan’s campus. The district is now laying out a timeline to get public feedback on a long-term facilities deal with the charter school.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week began to publicly discuss a timeline for soliciting community feedback on a long-term facilities agreement with Bullis Charter School.

Under the draft Superintendent Jeffrey Baier presented to trustees at their May 13 meeting, a series of public forums would be held from September through December, with the board receiving a final report at the end of January.

LAHS student arrested for criminal threats

Police arrested a 15-year-old Los Altos High School student earlier this month for making threatening statements to a district staff member.

Mountain View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said the student made “general threatening statements” to a staff member at approximately 4:15 p.m. May 7. Officers responded to the student’s home later that day and arrested him for making criminal threats. The student was booked into juvenile hall.

Flower power: Santa Rita students thank teachers, staff with 108 colorful handmade bouquets


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Santa Rita School sixth-grader Alexandra Platon counts the bouquets parent volunteers made for teachers and staff as part of the school’s Flower Day. In total, Platon counted 108.

Classic red roses, deep pink tulips, bright yellow sunflowers and pale lavender hydrangeas were among the thousands of flowers arranged in more than 100 handmade bouquets outside Santa Rita School May 14.

Parent volunteers spent the morning creating the bouquets out of flowers parents and students donated. The flower arrangements were then given to teachers and other school employees as part of Santa Rita’s staff appreciation week celebration.

Living Classroom hosts info session

An information meeting and garden tour for potential Living Classroom docents is scheduled 10 a.m. May 23 at the Los Altos School District office, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.

The Living Classroom program is currently in the process of recruiting more volunteer docents.

Noteworthies: Kiwanis scholarships, National Merit scholars and Foothill student veterans

LA Kiwanis Club gives out five scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos recently awarded five local students scholarships to attend Foothill or De Anza community college.

The scholarship funds, which come from the Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser, cover the first year of tuition, fees and books. Students selected to receive the scholarships face financial challenges or other obstacles in life.


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