Students join GreenTown in tree-planting campaign

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Covington School students help plant a tree in the parking lot.

For Covington School sixth-grader Cooper Ebbitt, helping to plant a tree on campus last week was a fun way to aid the environment and improve his school.

Gardner Bullis students record language-learning ‘talking books’

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Ta-Da! founder Michelle Glorieux reads one of her company’s books to her son.

Students at Gardner Bullis School recently got the chance to help record a series of “talking books” aimed at assisting young children in learning another language.

Foothill Middle College expands to meet demand

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Foothill Middle College teacher Mike Wilson works with Emma Stayte, left, and Kimbal Williams on a project.

When Caroline Kemp was a sophomore at Mountain View High School, she felt unsatisfied socially and academically, longing for a more supportive environment and greater freedom to choose her classes. Then she found the Foothill Middle College program, which allows local high school juniors and seniors to take all of their classes on the Foothill College campus.

Cupertino Union preschool program plans continued expansion

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Teacher Lisa Golomeic works with a child in Montclaire Elementary School’s preschool program.

The Cupertino Union School District’s preschool program expanded to Montclaire Elementary School in south Los Altos this school year and is set to grow to two more schools in the fall.

Foothill 'Physics Show' stays in motion

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Foothill College physics instructor Frank Cascarano performs in a December 18 installment of "The Physics Show," which teaches children about topics such as inertia, pendulums and pressure through a variety of demonstrations.

Dozens of times each year, Foothill College physics instructor Frank Cascarano lays down on a bed of nails as hundreds of school children watch. Fellow physics teacher David Marasco then puts another plank of nails on top of Cascarano, followed by a cement block.

Oak students’ fundraiser for fire victims exceeds expectations

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Chase Nakayama, right, packs up toys, to donate to Northern California fire victims. Chase and a group of friends at Oak Avenue School delivered more than 1,000 gifts to the Healdsburg Free Store, which provides supplies to fire victims at no cost.

When Oak Avenue School student Chase Nakayama heard about the Kincade Fire, which burned more than 75,000 acres after igniting Oct. 23 in Sonoma County, he knew he wanted to do something to help.

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