Schools Briefs: Charter Supe and mock trial

Bullis Charter selects new superintendent

Maureen Israel will take over as superintendent of Bullis Charter School, starting in the 2020-2021 school year.

The charter school’s board of directors approved Israel’s contract 9-0 at a March 9 meeting.

Schools Briefs: Volunteers sought and eyeglasses collected

Living Classroom seeks volunteers

Living Classroom has scheduled two spring docent trainings for potential volunteers.

Schools briefs: election conversation and volunteer info session

MVHS students host election conversation

The Conversation Club at Mountain View High School is scheduled to host a discussion on the 2020 presidential election 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Teen Center, 263 Escuela Ave.

The event will include a presentation on major candidates and their policies, followed by small-group discussions.

Admission is free and open to all ages. Food and drinks will be provided.

Mentor Tutor group offers info session

Mentor Tutor Connection is slated to host a volunteer information session 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District office, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

Volunteers tutor K-8 students and mentor high schoolers in Mountain View and Los Altos schools.

All volunteers must be high school graduates.

To register to attend the session, visit and click the March 3 volunteer information session link.

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Schools Briefs: Glasses drive, math winners, community read

K-Kids club collects used eyeglasses

The Loyola School K-Kids club, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, is collecting used eyeglasses in good condition through the end of May.

Schools Briefs: New head of schools and a photography exhibition

Los Altos Christian names head of schools

The Los Altos Christian Schools board unanimously named Cathy Robinson the new head of schools, effective Jan. 16.

Robinson previously served as acting principal and has worked at the school for 28 years. The board appointed Robinson on the unanimous recommendation of a search committee, according to a press release.

“After months of prayer, and God’s confirmation through our Search Team, faculty, staff, parents, and friends, we believe God’s hand is on Cathy to serve in this vital role,” Pastor Dave Gudgel said in the release. “We are excited to see how God will use her to continue the good work that is already being done here as she leads our LACS community.”

Los Altos Christian Schools, a ministry of Bridges Community Church, is a private school serving preschool through ninth- grade students. The school is located at 625 Magdalena Ave.

For more information, visit

Foothill’s KCI to host photography exhibition

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is scheduled to host “The Corrective Lens,” an exhibition featuring 29 photographs depicting 13 countries, Thursday through March 20.

According to a release from the college, “The Corrective Lens” aims to celebrate the diversity of cultures and people from around the world and offer a message of unity.

“Storytelling is universal; it’s in our DNA,” Harlan Crowder, whose images of Burma and Cuba are included in the show, said in the release. “It’s the fundamental way humans connect.”

An opening reception is slated 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and an artist talk is set for noon to 1 p.m. March 11.

The exhibition will be located in the KCI Gallery, on the lower level of KCI at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and holidays.

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Schools Briefs: School board leadership, distinguished school award and Foothill speaker

Local school districts elect new leadership

The Los Altos School District, Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Cupertino Union School District each elected new board officers last month.

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