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


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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.

Kiwanis Club provides scholarships to MVLA students


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From left, Mayela Arreguin, Eduardo Zaragoza, Erika Kwan, Deshan Yapabandara and Madison Dees receive Kiwanis scholarships.

The Los Altos Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships May 1 to five Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District students who plan to attend Foothill or De Anza college in the fall.

The Kiwanis scholarship will cover each recipient’s first year of community college education, based on an estimate that it would cost $3,432 a year.

LAHS students win national math championship


Courtesy of Elizabeth Glassen
Los Altos High seniors, from left, Justin Yu, Joanne Yuan, Michael Vronsky, Ryan Huang and Daniel Wang won the 2018 MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge championship in New York. The national competition required students to build mathematical models aimed at solving hunger problems.

Five Los Altos High School seniors returned from New York last week with the top prize of $20,000 in college scholarships from the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge,the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),a national competition designed to spotlight the power and relevancy of math.


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