Local students perform in Rose Parade

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Mountain View High School students and alumni, from left, Thomas Hubel, Tanner Machala, Matt Costales, Kevin Iwai, Braydon Ross, Andrew Tey, Pearl Kaewpanya, Charles Ho, Lou Rosen and Dominic Hugyik performed in the Rose Parade Jan. 2.

Fourteen current and former students of Los Altos and Mountain View High schools marched in the Rose Parade Jan. 2 as members of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the corps made parade history by performing both for the opening ceremony and as the final marching unit to close the parade.

Rullo brings more cheer to Mtn. View High cheerleading squad

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Mountain View High School junior Anneli Rullo, center, cheers with her fellow squad members at a football game in November.

After cheering for her brother, who was quarterback of the Los Altos High football team at the time, 6-year-old Anneli Rullo knew she wanted to be a cheerleader.

“We bought her a little uniform, and the next thing I knew, she was on the sidelines,” said Anneli’s father, Robert Rullo. “She talked about it all summer and was relentless.”

Bullis Charter continues to share best practices with other educators

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Bullis Charter School officials share information on the school’s educational programs with other educators. Visitors on a recent tour listen as students discuss what they are doing in class, left.

In an effort to share its model of learning, Bullis Charter School has hosted educators from California, Texas, Japan and China this year.

The educators visited Bullis Charter School for a better understanding of how its integrated academic program is put into practice and how they can replicate it at their own schools.

Oak Avenue School students spread goodwill through The Kind Club

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Members of Oak Avenue School’s The Kind Club Skype with their sister club in Canada. The two clubs share stories about how they meet their kindness challenges.

One sticky note of encouragement at a time, Oak Avenue School students are spreading kindness throughout their school and beyond.

Local schools highlight computer science

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Computer Science Education Week enables experts in the field to work with students at Los Altos High School during the school’s Coding Showcase.

Local schools promoted Computer Science Education Week last week with a number of different activities, including Hour of Code programs.

JustREAD helps local English learner students

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JustREAD volunteer Elenora Nelson works with a sixth-grader at Crittenden Middle School.

JustREAD seeks to broaden its impact on local students’ lives by adding to its volunteer pool.

The 12-year-old nonprofit organization provides academic support for middle and high school students in the Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View Los Altos Union High school districts, including one-on-one tutoring for students struggling in math and English. The program serves students at Crittenden and Graham Middle schools and Mountain View High.

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