Teens and seniors bridge the tech gap

Daniel Hong, a sophomore at Mountain View High, helps a local senior master a technology problem. Jane Ridgeway/Town Crier

Local high schoolers and seniors shared their knowledge last week at an Intergenerational Tech Tutors workshop offered through the Los Altos Senior Program at Hillview Community Center. Teen volunteers from both Los Altos and Mountain View High schools developed the four-week workshop’s curriculum and walked seniors through learning new technical skills, from performing a web search to navigating the wilds of social media.

“You don’t think about it because it seems so natural, but it’s really jargon-heavy,” said city recreation specialist Brandon Council. “(You might say), ‘Go to the search bar,’ but what’s a search bar?”

CSMA presents 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

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Chin-Fei Chan and Meng-Hua Lin, both faculty at the Community School of Music and Arts, are set to perform an evening of music written for flute and piano.

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled a concert, “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Featuring Chin-Fei Chan on the flute and Meng-Hua Lin on piano, the evening’s program will include “Fantaisie” by French composer Philippe Gaubert and “Fantasia” by Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao.

Blach graduation goes on, rain or shine

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Blach's new graduates celebrate festooned with flower and candy leis.

Rain showers dampened outfits but not spirits Thursday as Blach Intermediate School eighth-graders graduated and took their first cautious, slippery steps as newly minted high schoolers.

As relatives huddled beneath umbrellas and covered walkways, the graduating junior high students didn’t budge from their seats, despite the inclement weather.

LA Art Docents showcase talent

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Almond School students and their families take in the sights at the final art show of the year May 25. The Los Altos Art Docents, who teach hundreds of art lessons in the Los Altos School District annually, host biennial art shows to display the work of every student.

Covington fair celebrates diverse cultures

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The Covington School choir colorfully costumed for its Multicultural Fair, treats listeners to an arrangement of a Justin Timberlake tune at the May 5 event.

Covington School students and their families snacked on samosas, collected stamps in specially made passports, learned about other cultures and watched a colorful array of musical and dance performances May 5 at the school’s bustling Multicultural Fair.

Flags fluttered above parent-manned booths representing countries from Indonesia to Moldova, and bright, multisensory displays helped students learn about other parts of the world.

BCS students stage 'Peter Pan' this month

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Bullis Charter School students perform in “Peter Pan Jr.” this month. Featured performers include Avery Davis (as Tinker Bell), Zoe Bransi (Wendy), Zoe Detrick (Peter Pan), Dylan Omura (Captain Hook), Cameron Kani (Smee) and Owen Baugh (The Crocodile).

Bullis Charter School has booked a flight to Neverland with its production of “Peter Pan Jr.” – featuring kindergartners through third-graders – scheduled tomorrow through May 20 in the Bullis Charter School Multipurpose Room at the north campus, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

The play is an adaptation of Disney’s animated film, a modern version of the tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up.

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