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.

Gardner Bullis honored by state superintendent as Distinguished School

Gardner Bullis School in Los Altos Hills has been named a 2018 California Distinguished School.

According to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, 287 of California’s elementary schools received Distinguished School status, including Gardner Bullis, under a program returning this year after a three-year hiatus.

Santa Rita celebrates 60th anniversary with an international focus

International Week Dances
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Santa Rita Elementary students perform a traditional Mexican dance Friday as part of the school’s International Week celebration.

Santa Rita School celebrated its 60th anniversary last week with multicultural flair.

Every transitional kindergartner and kindergartner was issued a “passport” and received a visa stamp while visiting a “country.” The countries on their world tour were in fact classrooms, where a group of sixth-graders who serve as Santa Rita’s “cultural ambassadors” delivered presentations on various countries, cultures and customs March 21.

High-tech meets arts education for Freestyle Academy


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Freestyle Academy students Owen Daniels, left, and Ben Peterson review a mockumentary they created in teacher Matt Taylor’s film production class.

In a recording studio equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, a small group of Los Altos and Mountain View high school students played music they had composed without using musical instruments.

The young musicians used the digital audio workstation Reason 9.5, which they mastered at the Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology, a Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District program for juniors and seniors that emphasizes cutting-edge technology.

Gardner Bullis celebrates Seuss' b-day, student authors


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LASD Superintendent Jeff Baier reads to students at Gardner Bullis School’s Read Across America event Friday, with Principal Nadia Oskolkoff in costume.

Students at Gardner Bullis School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and shared their own published books Thursday as part of the school’s second BookQuest event.

Friday featured a Read Across America activity.

TheatreWorks' upcoming Oskar show opens its doors to entire community


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Jon Deline plays the title role in “Oskar and the Last Straw,” a TheatreWorks production aimed at helping students cope with stress from activity and academic overload.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's “Oskar” tour – featuring live school assemblies for students in grades K-5 – is set to premiere 2 p.m. March 31 at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College. For the first time, the performance will be open to all local residents.

The Foothill production is the only one on the tour open to the general public – the other performances will take place at schools.


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