History comes to life at St. Simon Parish School


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
St. Simon Parish School students Claire Provencher, left, dresses as astronaut Sally Ride and Caitlin Lee as Leonardo da Vinci for the school’s recent “living” Wax Museum exhibition.

Marie Curie, Alexander Hamilton, Betsy Ross, Elon Musk, two Abraham Lincolns and more than 30 other historical heroes all attended St. Simon Parish School’s “living” Wax Museum exhibition May 9.

The event enabled the school’s third-graders to showcase their knowledge of history’s trailblazers.

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.


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