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Schools Briefs

Montclaire hosts e-waste drop-off

Montclaire Elementary School has scheduled a free e-waste drop-off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the front parking lot of the school, 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos.

Trucks and helpers from AJ Electronics will be on hand to collect the electronics recyclables.

BCS students stage "Mermaid" this month


Courtesy of Donna Wing
Bullis Charter School students star in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” this month. Featured performers include Sahra Sutaria (as Sebastian), Aria Kapoor (Flotsam), Alana Lin (Ursula), Nicole Zokaei (Jetsam), Matthew Carlson (Prince Eric) and Asha Parker (Ariel).

Bullis Charter School’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” – featuring fourth- and fifth-graders – is scheduled Thursday through April 29 in the Bullis Charter School Multipurpose Room at the north campus, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

The play tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess willing to sacrifice her life in the sea to become human.

LASD students gear up for Junior Olympics


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Students at Springer School, above and below, get up to speed for the Junior Olympics’ track and field events during P.E. class this month.

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders in the Los Altos School District will strive to break records and showcase good sportsmanship at the district’s 57th annual Junior Olympics, slated April 29 at Mountain View High School.

The interschool meet will feature students from Almond, Covington, Gardner Bullis, Loyola, Oak Avenue, Santa Rita and Springer elementary schools. More than 1,600 young athletes are expected to compete in events including basketball free throws, chin-ups, hurdles, the 75-yard dash, the 1,320-yard run, the softball throw, the standing long jump, jump rope and the relay race.

Mountain View High science squad works from underdog to top spot


Courtesy of Anita Wood
Mountain View High students participate in late-night study sessions for the Science Olympiad tournament.

Mountain View High School’s Science Olympiad team finished second in this month’s state championship, earning medals in 15 out of 22 events, including first-place medals in Ecology, Hydrogeology and Electric Vehicle events.

Just three years ago, according to head coach Anita Wood, the Science Olympiad club’s haphazard meeting schedule had the team regularly placing last or next-to-last. They had never won a medal, nor qualified for state.

MVHS robotics team advances to nationals


Courtesy of Wyn Schuh
The Mountain View High School Spartan Robotics team placed second at the FIRST Robotics San Francisco Regional last month.

Mountain View High School’s robotics team is on a roll.

Spartan Robotics placed second at the FIRST Robotics San Francisco Regional last month and received two awards at the Silicon Valley Regional earlier this month. The team, which has grown to 50 students this year, is headed to Houston this week for the world championships.

K-Kids Club continues eyeglasses drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, is collecting eyeglasses for its annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. Students hope to collect more than 1,200 pairs of eyeglasses during this year’s campaign.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 1,000 pairs of glasses each year with help from the public and storeowners who offer space for collection buckets.


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