Schools Briefs: MVLA transfers and Foothill workplace honor

MVLA extends deadline for transfers

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has extended the deadline to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 to apply for an intra-district transfer from Los Altos High to Mountain View High for the 2018-2019 school year.

The open enrollment transfer capacity for intra-district transfers at Mountain View High will be no more than 78 students. No intra-district transfers will be accepted for students requesting to transfer from Mountain View High to Los Altos High at this point, according to district officials.

For applications and more information, visit and type “intra-district transfer” in the search field.

Foothill recognized as ‘Workforce Star’

State Sen. Jerry Hill presented Foothill College with a Joint Legislative Resolution Dec. 14 that recognized the college’s recent honor as a California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office “Strong Workforce Star.”

The state Chancellor’s Office selected Foothill as a “Strong Workforce Star” for its Construction Crafts program. The award acknowledges that 78 percent of students who participate in Foothill’s Construction Crafts Apprenticeship Program achieved earnings equal to or better than the regional living-wage benchmark. The high number places Foothill College in the top five out of 114 community colleges in the state.

The Construction Crafts program spans multiple apprenticeship pathways, including General and Residential Electrician; Field Ironworker; Plumbing, Pipefitting and Steamfitting; Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; and Sheet Metal.

Egan students visit Yosemite

Anika Mani, an eighth-grader at Egan Junior High School, produced a video about the school’s recent trip to Yosemite National Park and presented it at the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 11.

Two other Egan students, Dominic Christiansen and Solomon Wechter, took turns reading a poem they wrote about the trip. The last stanza of the poem summarized their experience: “With every rise and each descent / A gift for the eyes / a privilege / a present.”

A total of 315 students participated in the Egan experiential learning program in the national park, according to Egan Principal Keith Rocha.

Dena Zacanti, a PE teacher at the school, said the students hiked 12-15 miles and overcame personal challenges during the five-day excursion.

Living Classroom seeks volunteers

The Living Classroom program is recruiting volunteer docents to help deliver hands-on garden-based lessons to students in the Los Altos School District.

Training sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 8 and 22 in the district’s iLearn Studio, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos. Apprentice-style training is available for those who can’t make the training sessions.

No experience is necessary.

For more information, call 947-1103, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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