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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.

MVLA trustees amend intra-district transfers

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees Oct. 23 authorized an annual open enrollment period for intra-district transfer requests made by the parents/guardians of any student who resides within district boundaries.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the district will approve up to 78 intra-district transfers to Mountain View High School from Los Altos High School.

Schools Briefs

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.

Foothill College hosts astronomy talk on the search for new planets

Astrophysicist Natalie Batalha of NASA’s Kepler Project is scheduled to deliver an illustrated, nontechnical presentation, “A Planet for Goldilocks: Searching for Earth 2.0 Among the Stars,” 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary goals of science agencies around the world. NASA’s Kepler Mission launched in 2009 with the objective of finding “Goldilocks” planets – “not too hot, not too cold” – orbiting other stars like the sun. Batalha will offer an overview of the science legacy of the Kepler Mission and other key planet discoveries and will preview what’s to come by highlighting the missions soon to launch and those on the drawing board.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks Student of the Year applicants

Applications are open for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year program, which emphasizes youth empowerment, leadership development and philanthropy.

The program engages local high school students in a seven-week fundraising competition to support the fight against cancer.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks Student of Year applicants

Applications are open for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year program, which emphasizes youth empowerment, leadership development and philanthropy.

The program engages local high school students in a seven-week fundraising competition to support the fight against cancer.


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