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Los Altos High 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, arts 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 tackle industry problems and 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 Friday.

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MVHS orchestra hosts chamber concert

Students in the Instrumental Music Department at Mountain View High School are scheduled to perform a Fall Chamber Concert 7 p.m. Thursday in the school’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

The showcase will feature student musicians in a program of solos, duets and small ensembles across a range of musical genres.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

SELPA event addresses memory, cognitive control

The Special Education Local Plan Area Community Advisory Committee (SELPA 1 CAC) has scheduled a presentation by John Brentar, Ph.D., of the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center 7-9 p.m. today at Santa Rita School, 700 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos.

Brentar will discuss how children can enhance executive functioning skills such as working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control.

SELPA 1 CAC is a special-education advocacy group for Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto parents.

For more information, visit

MVHS sponsors 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.

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Waldorf School holds Holiday Faire

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled its annual Holiday Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at its Los Altos campus, 11311 Mora Drive.

The event will feature activities such as beeswax candle dipping, wreath making and handicraft workshops for all ages. Items available for purchase will include more than 10,000 unique toys and handicrafts. Oaxacan Kitchen will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit annual-holiday-faire.

CSMA concert features Merit Scholars

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled its annual Merit Scholars Holiday Concert 5 p.m. Dec. 16 in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

CSMA’s Merit Scholarship Student Ensembles will perform holiday music.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

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