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CSMA concert features Russian string quartet

Courtesy of CSMA
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.

Public forum scheduled today to address 10th LASD campus

Creative Facilities Solutions has scheduled a community forum on selecting a site for a 10th Los Altos School District campus 6:30 p.m. today at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Creative Facilities Solutions comprises district parents, community leaders and elected officials who hope to start a dialogue about the best plan for maximizing existing public land to create a 10th school site.

MVLA kicks off speaker series

The Mountain View Los Altos Union School District’s 2017-2018 Parent Education Speaker Series launches with Sally P. Springer, Ph.D., UC Davis Associate Chancellor Emerita, discussing “Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College” 7 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View High’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

Springer, who authored a book with the same title as her presentation, aims to help students and families better understand and navigate a process that has become an ordeal rather than a journey to be undertaken with excitement.

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.”

Mentor Tutor Connection hosts open house for new volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection has scheduled an open house and lunch for potential volunteers noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The nonprofit organization needs mentors for students at Los Altos, Mountain View and Alta Vista high schools and tutors for elementary and middle school students in Los Altos and Mountain View public schools.

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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