Stanford Code Camp serves Bay Area teen girls

Approximately 200 girls from 100 Bay Area high schools – including Los Altos High – attended the annual Code Camp organized by Stanford University’s Girls Teaching Girls to Code program.

In the free eight-hour camp April 21, teen girls learned from 60 female Stanford students.

G-Time program distinguishes Gardner Bullis

Gardner Bullis School principal Nadia Oskolkoff accepted the California Distinguished Schools award on behalf of the school from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson last week in Anaheim.

California has 5,868 public elementary schools, as of the 2016-2017 school year. Among the ones that applied to the California Distinguished Schools program, 287 were selected for recognition.

Q&A with Los Altos High’s national math champions

The Town Crier conducted online interviews with three of the five Los Altos students who won the top prize of $20,000 in college scholarships from this spring’s MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge.

AJ Tutoring offers free SAT, ACT prep classes

AJ Tutoring, a private learning center, offers free SAT and ACT preparation classes to low-income students in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District who will be the first in their families to attend college.

To date, the center has conducted two classes and served more than 30 students from Los Altos High. Students from Mountain View High will begin classes in September.

LAHS Green Team celebrates Earth Week

The blender bike is among the activities Los Altos High School’s Green Team Club has scheduled next week as part of the school’s Earth Week events.

Students will have the opportunity to hop on the bicycle and pedal it to power a blender that makes smoothies.

Gun control is not enough to stop school shootings

Feb. 14, gunman Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and opened fire. He killed 17 people, wounded 14 and set in motion a movement that would consume the minds of an entire nation. He sparked a movement for gun control, as evidenced by March 24’s nationwide March for Our Lives.

Many people think that taking guns out of the equation will prevent school shootings from happening. But it has more to do with the guy holding the gun than the gun itself. Would-be gunmen could still use other weapons, like a car to bulldoze through a school.

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