Seeds are coming soon to the Los Altos High School library, thanks to the school’s Bee Club.
Founded last year by Jayde Meng, now a senior, the Bee Club is collecting seeds to create a seed library for students to access. While returns might take longer than the typical library book, Meng is hoping that once those seeds grow into plants, students will harvest some of the seeds and return them to the library to keep the inventory stocked.
It took Los Altos High School sophomore Angelina Lue only five minutes to become inspired to save elephants from the poaching crisis.
After a classmate at Khan Lab School, which Lue attended in 2016, delivered a five-minute presentation on how to save elephants by fostering them through a conservation organization, Lue was hooked.
As the school year starts, seniors are beginning the process of applying to college. On top of all the essays students must write to apply, Mountain View High graduate Ana Sofía Garay said she remembers having to write scholarship applications as well.
But she didn’t do it alone. Now a sophomore at USC, Garay received help from Mountain View High’s Advancement Via Individual Determination program, which works closely with MVLA Scholars to provide college mentors, scholarship opportunities and internships to low-income, first-generation juniors and seniors in the district.
Swing Education, a company founded by three Gunn High School graduates, is trying to end the substitute teacher shortage.
There’s been a nationwide teacher shortage over the past five years, and with it comes a substitute teacher shortage. So when teachers attend a conference or get sick – or their kids are sick – schools are scrambling to fill their positions. Enter Swing.
Robert Freeman didn’t intend to start One Dollar For Life.
In 2007, he was a social studies teacher at Los Altos High School. He felt his students growing disenchanted – their parents were losing their jobs, their friends were losing their homes. Los Altos kids might have been well-off as a whole, but some students were really struggling, and the others were tuned in to the nationwide economic hardship.