TheatreWorks takes ‘Oskar’ on tour of local elementary schools

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Caitlyn Louchard, left, plays the brave knight and Davied Morales is the damsel in a previous production of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Oskar and the Countless Costume Changes.”

Members of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s education program are slated to take their “Oskar” tour to area elementary schools March 2 through April 10, performing plays that embrace acceptance and discourage bullying.

MVLA approves new calendar following union dispute

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Los Altos High students arrive for class Friday morning at approximately 8 a.m. A new state law will require high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The plastic flamingos are part of a Music Boosters fundraiser.

After approving a calendar for next school year that drew the ire of its teachers’ union, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees passed a revised calendar last week that matched an earlier union-backed proposal.

Six BCS facilities options set for further review

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Santa Rita School students walk home after school Tuesday (Feb. 11). One facilities scenario for Bullis Charter School could involve placing the charter school on Santa Rita's campus and having Santa Rita share a campus with Egan Junior High School.

The list of potential facilities options for Bullis Charter School has been whittled down once again. At a Feb. 10 meeting, the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees trimmed the list of options for further study from 13 to six.

Dave Grissom resigns as MVHS principal, takes job as CCS commissioner

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Dave Grissom has resigned as Mountain View High School's principal, effective June 30. His new job as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation’s Central Coast Section will fully immerse him in the world of high school sports.

Principal Dave Grissom will be leaving Mountain View High School this summer to take a job as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation’s Central Coast Section.

Students join GreenTown in tree-planting campaign

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Covington School students help plant a tree in the parking lot.

For Covington School sixth-grader Cooper Ebbitt, helping to plant a tree on campus last week was a fun way to aid the environment and improve his school.

Schools seek funds in March election

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Repairing and upgrading athletic facilities is on the list of potential projects an $898 million bond measure would fund. The pool at Foothill College, above, could see improvements.

The March 3 primary election is right around the corner, and in addition to the presidential race at the top of the ballot, voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on a number of local school funding measures.

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