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.

LASD housing program seeks to match teachers with local rental units

To address problems teachers have finding affordable housing, the Los Altos School District collaborates with Los Altos Community Foundation on an electronic bulletin board that matches both new and veteran teachers with residents offering housing.

LASD assembling 10th Site Task Force, online platform

The Los Altos School District plans to form a 10th Site Advisory Task Force and launch an online forum in May to solicit community input on the district’s future acquisition of a 10th school site, according to district Superintendent Jeff Baier.

“We are assembling a Site Advisory Task Force to engage key individuals from our school district and the city of Mountain View to explore all community feedback to date within this new context of a site located in Mountain View and renewed interest in a neighborhood school,” Baier said. “We are also initiating an online forum, whereby the greater community may share its opinions, which will commence in May.”

Bullis Charter School students design museum as 'Revolutionary' project

American Revolution Museum
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Bullis Charter School fifth-grader Anthony MacDonald, with crown, and teacher Sara Fernandez dress up for the American Revolution Museum Thursday, a project designed by their class.

Students transformed two classrooms at Bullis Charter School into a museum Thursday, with fifth-graders serving as docents who explained the history of the American Revolution to visitors.

Fifth-grader Sebastien Burk- hardt informed visitors, including parents and students in the lower grades, that U.S. soldiers were not as well equipped as their British enemies.

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