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

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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.

MVHS club raises money for Puerto Rico victims

Mountain View High School’s Education for All club is raising money to send water filters to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

While it has been more than six months since the disaster hit, many communities in the Carolina region of Puerto Rico still do not have sufficient access to clean water and have no means to purify surrounding water contaminated with bacteria and debris.

LASD OKs path construction in front of Gardner Bullis campus

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously April 16 to approve the town of Los Altos Hills’ proposal to construct a pedestrian and equestrian pathway across the front of Gardner Bullis School.

Los Altos Hills currently maintains a public path along the south side of Fremont Road. However, there is a gap in the path along the frontage of Gardner Bullis at 25890 W. Fremont, between Fremont Pines and Campo Vista lanes, because the school is on Los Altos School District property.

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