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LAHS seeks STEAM volunteers

Los Altos High School teachers are recruiting volunteers to participate in the new STEAM Academy, aimed at creating a pathway for students to engage in a four-year course of study in science, technology, engineering, art and math that enables them to gain career technical experience and skills needed to be successful in college.

Teachers seek professionals from local industries, universities and the community to participate on an advisory board supporting the development and direction of the academy.

The objective, according to STEAM Academy organizers, is for students at the end of their experience to successfully tackle industry problems to generate real-world solutions. It’s a great opportunity, they added, to work with educators and inspire future STEAM innovators.

To volunteer for the advisory board, visit and complete the form by Nov. 17.

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MVHS hosts holiday sing-along fundraiser

The Mountain View High School wind ensemble has scheduled a Holiday Sing-along Concert fundraiser 4-6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the school, 3535 Truman Ave.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Admission includes a songbook and refreshments during intermission.

Proceeds benefit the Instrumental Music Parent Association and Mountain View High’s instrumental music program.

For tickets and more information, visit

‘Zombie Apocalypse’ invades BCS

Bullis Charter School first- through third-graders are scheduled to perform “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with matinees noon and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the school, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

Directed by Jocelyn Pickett, “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” is set amid the end of the world with hordes of rampaging zombies. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with the creatures? The comedy offers a handy guide for surviving the apocalypse.

Tickets, $10, will be sold at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

For more information, call 947-4100.

LAHS, Stanford offer parenting workshop

Los Altos High School is scheduled to host a communication workshop for parents on Asian-American and Latino parenting challenges 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Volunteer actors will perform scripted scenarios addressing adolescent stressors and difficult topics commonly seen in East Asian, South Asian and Latino families. Discussion will follow.

Admission is free and open to all parents. Parents are asked to attend without children to create an environment for honest discussion about parent-teen communication challenges.

The Stanford Community Health Interactive for Parents of Adolescents and Others, a group formed out of the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is producer of the workshop.

For more information, visit

Events support parents of children with special needs

The Special Education Local Plan Area Community Advisory Committee (SELPA 1 CAC), a special-education advocacy group for Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto parents, has scheduled a series of events in November.

• “Let’s Talk,” which invites parents to ask questions, share ideas and support other parents of students with learning differences, is slated 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 in front of Whole Foods Market, 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos.

• A Parent Chat offering peer-to-peer support for parents of teens, hosted by SELPA 1 CAC’s Mental Health Subcommittee, is scheduled 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

• John Brentar, Ph.D., of the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center is set to discuss how children can enhance executive functioning skills such as working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Santa Rita School, 700 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos.

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