CSMA concert features Russian string quartet

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The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet is set to perform at the Community School of Music and Arts next month.

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, formed in 1939 and based in St. Petersburg, Russia, honors the rich history of classical music in Russia. The quartet comprises four graduates of the St. Petersburg Conservatory: Mikhail Bondarev and Ekaterina Belisova on violin, Alexei Popov on viola and Anton Andreev on cello.

Local high school bands perform 'Community Thank You' Oct. 7

The Mountain View High School Spartan Marching Band is scheduled to host its annual “Community Thank You” performance 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the school’s football stadium, 3535 Truman Ave.

The Spartan Marching Band will perform its field show, as will the marching bands from Los Altos, St. Francis and Santa Clara highs.

LASD trustees schedule office hours

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees has scheduled open office hours today, noon to 2 p.m. at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

According to Trustee Bryan Johnson, the intent of the session is to “increase communication with our broader community,” including residents who live within district boundaries but do not have children currently attending district schools.

BCS middle school hosts Back to School Night

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Bullis Charter School parents participate in hands-on activities at Back to School Night.

Bullis Charter School parents who attended the middle school Back to School Night Sept. 5 participated in a new format designed to engage them as partners in their students’ learning.

Teachers Ted Grinewich-Yonashiro, Alli Kustin and Liem Tran-Zwijsen worked through the summer to reimagine the event, which provided a hands-on learning experience for parents. According to Grinewich-Yonashiro, their goals were “to give the parents an opportunity to experience some of the unique activities that their children engage in on a typical day at BCS, develop a way to make the information presented at Back to School Night available to parents throughout the year and make sure the night highlighted what is special about the BCS middle school.”

MVLA board opens year by honoring newly tenured teachers

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The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District honored newly certificated teachers and staff Aug. 21.

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at last week’s meeting of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s Board of Trustees.

Several seats at the Aug. 21 meeting – the first of the new school year – were reserved for the 19 teachers and other district staff who recently completed the two-year process of reviews and evaluations to become permanent, certificated staff.

LAHS hosts gerrymandering lecture

Stanford University professor Jonathan Rodden is scheduled to discuss “Political Geography and Minority Rule” 7:30 p.m. today at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

“This lecture is unique, because it is intended for a high school audience to stimulate interest among students and get them talking and interested about the issue of voting rights,” said organizer Steve Matthews, a member of the National Voter Corps steering committee. “They play a very critical role in elections, and we want to increase participation from younger people in the voting process.”

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