Mtn. View High presents 3-D spring concert

Courtesy of Cynthia Greaves
Mountain View High created a 3-D violin, above, for the concert. The violin is one of four instruments printed on a 3-D printer.

Mountain View High School’s spring concert, featuring four instruments printed on a 3-D printer, is scheduled 7 p.m. today in the school’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation funded the 3-D fabrication of four string instruments with $1,000, according to Jason Kneebone, Mountain View High music director. Kneebone noted that using 3-D printers fully customizes musical instruments to the players’ aesthetic tastes and physical characteristics.

MVLA honors Students of the Month

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District named Los Altos High junior Owen MacKenzie and Mountain View High junior Tejas Thvar May Students of the Month.

MacKenzie, a member of Los Altos High’s cross-country team, was the second-fastest junior at a recent state-level competition. He set records of 4:19 in the mile and 9:20 in the 2-mile race.

MVLA Scholars recruits college prep mentors

MVLA Scholars, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, seeks local residents willing to commit a year to shepherd high school juniors and seniors through the college application and scholarship process.

The students are in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, designed to prepare students for success at four-year universities.

LASD 10th-site task force kicks off discussions

The Los Altos School District’s 10th Site Advisory Task Force held its first two meetings Friday and Saturday to discuss how best to use a new site once it’s acquired.

District officials expressed confidence about overcoming obstacles to purchasing a site in the north of El Camino Real area, based on a conversation the Town Crier had with Superintendent Jeff Baier and trustees Vladimir Ivanovic and Steve Taglio.

Los Altos resident runs for seat on Cupertino school district board

Courtesy of Lorien Cunningham
Lorien Cunningham

Los Altos resident Lorien Cunningham is running for a seat on the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education after serving on all four of the district’s advisory committees that included parents among their members.

“At the end of the day, for me, it’s all about the kids,” Cunningham said of her campaign priorities ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

LASD hires new principals for Almond & Springer schools

The Los Altos School District has hired new principals to serve at Almond and Springer schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

Superintendent Jeff Baier informed the schools’ parents via email that the district named Raquel Matteroli as Almond’s principal and Robin Robinson as Springer’s principal.

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