Horticulture, animal development, nutrition, sustainability: Science students at Alta Vista High School have learned a lot this year.
All that, and one more thing: When Oreo, Alta Vista’s resident goat, is mad? You get out of the way.
It was a bustling Friday morning at Ventana School in Los Altos, but students en route to their classes, and the parents dropping them off, stopped to listen.
The flowing tones of a Mozart piano sonata filled the echoing parish hall, drifting through the open doors and throughout Ventana’s small campus, drawing listeners.
From oak woodlands to lush riverbanks and dry chaparral shrublands, the Santa Clara Valley’s natural environment is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna – for now.
For scientists who study biodiversity, the effects of climate change and habitat destruction present an urgent problem, according to Los Altos High School science teacher Meghan Strazicich. Only a fraction of plant and animal species have been discovered, identified and scientifically classified. If only a handful of experts are doing this identification work, the rate of species extinction may outpace that of scientific discovery.
With families cheering in the stands, flags waving and school colors painted across faces, Los Altos School District fourth- through sixth-graders competed in the 57th annual Junior Olympics April 29 at Mountain View High School, surpassing records in multiple events.
Bullis Charter School students participated in record numbers at the state Mandarin Speech Contest April 22, organized by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California.
Of the 31 Bullis Charter School students competing, eight placed first in their categories, with four placing second and 10 receiving honorable mentions. This was the school’s eighth year competing in the contest, which includes categories for students from first grade through college.