Schools Briefs for the week of Feb. 13

FLEX College Prep hosts admissions expo

FLEX College Prep is scheduled to host a college admissions expo 1-3:30 p.m. March 3 at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Speakers will include the founder and CEO of FLEX College Prep and former undergraduate admissions officers from Yale University, USC, UCLA and Santa Clara University. The event will feature a variety of workshops for students, including one on how to write a standout personal essay.

MVLA signs on to teacher housing project, with strings

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to move forward with the teacher housing proposal conceived by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian.

Spartans PAUSE monthly


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A Mountain View High student snuggles with a dog during a Spartans PAUSE event in 2016.

One of Mountain View High’s wellness initiatives, Spartans PAUSE, went from twice-a-year activities to once a month this school year.

Los Altos family corrects misconceptions about Hindu-Americans


Courtesy of the Shah Family
Los Altos residents Dr. Neha Shah, left, and her daughter, Devi, helped change the way Hinduism and ancient India are portrayed in California textbooks.

When the Shah family of Los Altos spotted misrepresentations of their Hindu faith in their son Keshav’s sixth-grade textbook, they were appalled.

“It was really quite disturbing,” said Keshav’s mom, Dr. Neha Shah. “Considering the many contributions to humanity that Hinduism and India have made, it was disproportionate.”

Preschool coming soon to Montclaire Elementary


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Cuperdoodle, the Cupertino Union School District’s preschool, is opening a new location at Montclaire Elementary School next year.

Montclaire Elementary School in Los Altos will welcome a new preschool, Cuperdoodle, to its campus in the fall.

Cuperdoodle, run by the Cupertino Union School District, currently serves children at Muir Elementary. The preschool is set to grow to five sites.

Schools Briefs for the week of Feb. 6

Flamingo fundraiser supports AVID students

Watch out for flocks of plastic flamingos landing on lawns in Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Cupertino through Feb. 15.

As part of a fundraiser organized by the Homestead High School AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Class of 2020, students and other local residents purchased a flock of flamingos that will “roost” on a friend’s lawn for 24 hours.


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