Schools Briefs for the week of Feb. 13

FLEX College Prep hosts admissions expo

FLEX College Prep is scheduled to host a college admissions expo 1-3:30 p.m. March 3 at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Speakers will include the founder and CEO of FLEX College Prep and former undergraduate admissions officers from Yale University, USC, UCLA and Santa Clara University. The event will feature a variety of workshops for students, including one on how to write a standout personal essay.

Schools Briefs for the week of Feb. 6

Flamingo fundraiser supports AVID students

Watch out for flocks of plastic flamingos landing on lawns in Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Cupertino through Feb. 15.

As part of a fundraiser organized by the Homestead High School AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Class of 2020, students and other local residents purchased a flock of flamingos that will “roost” on a friend’s lawn for 24 hours.

Schools briefs for the week of Dec. 5

Elephant fundraiser rescheduled

Los Altos student Uma Chirotarrab’s fourth annual elephant fundraiser is scheduled 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16 in front of Sethi, 290 Main St., Los Altos.

Uma plans to hand out cookies, answer questions about elephants and collect donations for Tusk, an organization that supports conservation in Africa.

Schools Briefs for the week of Nov. 14

MVLA hosts Math Night for future students

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has scheduled its second Math Night for the families of future high schoolers 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The event – designed for the families of kindergartners through eighth-graders who will attend Mountain View High or Los Altos High – will provide information on math pathways available to students and details on computer science and engineering courses. Families can learn more about how courses connect to different career paths in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields.

Schools brief for the week of Nov. 11

Flex College Prep hosts admissions seminar

Flex College Prep is scheduled to host a free educational seminar, Extracurricular Development: Standing Out from the Competition, 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at 4600 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Los Altos.

The seminar will cover the relevance of extracurricular activities for college admissions and how to incorporate extra- curricular activities into an application.

Schools Briefs for the week of Oct. 31

MVLA hosts Math Night for future students

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has scheduled its second Math Night for the families of future high schoolers 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The event – designed for the families of kindergartners through eighth-graders who will attend Mountain View High or Los Altos High – will provide information on math pathways available to students and details on computer science and engineering courses.

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