'This is what democracy looks like'



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Megaphone in hand, Los Altos High School senior Katie Moussavian leads students down Almond Avenue toward the Wells Fargo at El Camino Real and San Antonio Road Friday morning. The students walked out of class for the Youth Climate Strike, a worldwide protest of climate change inaction. Chants included, “This is what democracy looks like” and “Climate – Justice!”

Chinese School to offer after-school program at all LASD elementary schools


Courtesy of Los Altos Chinese School
Children in the current after-school program at the Los Altos Chinese School show off certificates from their teachers for reaching various Chinese learning milestones at the end of the semester.

The Los Altos School District elementary schools will offer a Mandarin-immersion after-school program on each campus next year.

Alta Vista named model continuation school


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Alta Vista High School received recognition as one of the state’s 31 model continuation schools for 2019 to 2021.

Alta Vista High School was named one of the state’s 31 model continuation schools for 2019 to 2021.

Cupertino Union School District welcomes new trustee


Courtesy of Sylvia Leong
Sylvia Leong recently joined the Cupertino Union School District Board of Trustees.

The Cupertino Union School District welcomed a new trustee to its board last month, following one trustee’s resignation to join the Cupertino City Council.

Sylvia Leong, a longtime parent leader, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Trustee Liang Chao after her two years on the board. Leong said she’s proud to be a product of California’s public schools, from her childhood in Southern California to college at UC Berkeley.

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.

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.


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