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BCS students stage "Mermaid" this month


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Bullis Charter School students star in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” this month. Featured performers include Sahra Sutaria (as Sebastian), Aria Kapoor (Flotsam), Alana Lin (Ursula), Nicole Zokaei (Jetsam), Matthew Carlson (Prince Eric) and Asha Parker (Ariel).

Bullis Charter School’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” – featuring fourth- and fifth-graders – is scheduled Thursday through April 29 in the Bullis Charter School Multipurpose Room at the north campus, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

The play tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess willing to sacrifice her life in the sea to become human.

LASD students gear up for Junior Olympics


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Students at Springer School, above and below, get up to speed for the Junior Olympics’ track and field events during P.E. class this month.

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders in the Los Altos School District will strive to break records and showcase good sportsmanship at the district’s 57th annual Junior Olympics, slated April 29 at Mountain View High School.

The interschool meet will feature students from Almond, Covington, Gardner Bullis, Loyola, Oak Avenue, Santa Rita and Springer elementary schools. More than 1,600 young athletes are expected to compete in events including basketball free throws, chin-ups, hurdles, the 75-yard dash, the 1,320-yard run, the softball throw, the standing long jump, jump rope and the relay race.

Elementary and junior high school choirs harmonize in joint performance


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Choirs from six Los Altos schools perform in a 260-strong combined chorus at last month’s showcase, with participants ranging in age from first to eighth grades.

The Egan Junior High School auditorium filled with song March 29 as 260 local elementary and junior high students brought their voices together at the fifth annual Los Altos School District Choral Showcase.

Joining their Egan hosts were choral groups from Blach Intermediate School, Bullis Charter, Covington, Oak Avenue and Springer elementary schools, with singers ranging from grades 1 to 8.

Olympic athlete visits Bullis Charter School


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U.S. Olympian Ashton Eaton encourages Bullis Charter School students earlier this month.

The excitement was palpable when U.S. Olympian Ashton Eaton visited Bullis Charter School earlier this month.

Eaton is a decathlete and two-time Olympic champion, winning gold at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He is often referred to as the “World’s Greatest Athlete” for his dominance in the 10-event decathlon and his world records in both the decathlon and indoor heptathlon.

CSMA hosts event highlighting art benefits for kids with autism

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the presentation “Music and Children with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers” 7:30 p.m. Monday in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Music educator Ryan Hourigan, director of the Ball State University School of Music, and licensed music therapist Amy Hourigan will offer insight into how the arts can assist parents and caregivers in connecting and engaging with their children.

Youth Drama for All celebrates 10 years with new show in Mtn. View


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Youth Drama for All students learn choreography for their new production, “Planet Fizz,” scheduled to debut Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Although Youth Drama for All sprang from humble beginnings with an audience of 20 in a local living room, the inclusive theater troupe is scheduled to perform its 10th production Sunday at the 600-seat Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

The nonprofit Youth Drama for All aims to bridge the communities of general-education and special-needs students with theatrical performances featuring a cross section of students.


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