Nine sixth-graders graduate from LA's Canterbury Christian School

Canterbury Christian School in Los Altos held the smallest graduation ceremony among local schools June 6 – there were only nine students in the elementary school’s Class of 2018.

Graduates included sixth-graders Lily Chen, Shianna Chi, Tyler Chin, Sean Fisk, Charissa Ho, Eliana Lee, Joshua Lee, Akin Mabogunje and Weiming Zhou.

LASD receives $1.4M grant to install charging stations

The Los Altos School District recently secured a $1.4 million grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to install electric-vehicle chargers on school sites, according to district Superintendent Jeff Baier.

A local resident anonymously offered to donate electric-vehicle charging stations to the school district, and the Air Quality Management District’s grant will fund installation of approximately 20 chargers per site on average, Baier said.

MVLA spotlights MVHS tech inventors

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Mountain View High’s Bike to the Future team members present a slide featuring the electric bike they created, at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District trustees meeting June 11.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union School District Board of Trustees at its June 11 meeting honored Mountain View High’s Bike to the Future team and students who won the regional competition of the national Technology Student Association.

Mountain View High won second place among the seven teams vying to build the best electric bicycle in the Bike to the Future competition, hosted by the nonprofit Silicon Valley Clean Energy, which provided a $1,000 budget for each team to build a bike in two months.

MVLA lays out Measure E plans

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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School trustees Fiona Walter, left, and Debbie Torok received flowers for helping Measure E pass.

After Measure E passed in the June 5 election, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees forged ahead with plans for the $295 million bond, earmarked for facilities upgrades.

At their June 11 meeting, trustees discussed Measure E expenditures and construction details with Rick Kramer, president of Kramer Project Development Co., and Mark Quattrocchi, partner with Quattrocchi Kwok Architects.

Los Altos DAR chapter gives scholarship, honors student

The Los Altos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Mountain View High School senior Cathy Zhang as its 2018 Good Citizen Award winner.

Zhang is a 2017 National Merit Semifinalist and National AP Scholar. She is co-president of the Computer Science Club and a founding member and coordinator of TEDx at Mountain View High. She also is a member of the girls varsity golf and badminton teams.

Oak Avenue School celebrates completion of solar installation

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Los Altos School District Trustee Jessica Speiser, center, cuts the ribbon May 24 at a ceremony marking the official launch of the solar panels installed at Oak Avenue School.

The sun wasn’t out, but it didn’t matter – the ribbon cutting on the new solar array at Oak Avenue School made it a successful day for solar.

The ceremony marked the official start of the panels, but the systems installed at the nine Los Altos School District campuses were already producing electricity. According to Jeff Baier, district superintendent, the system is expected to offset $175,000 annually for the district, funds that can go toward the schools rather than the power company.

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