MVLA Scholars seeks college prep mentors

MVLA Scholars, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, seeks local residents willing to commit a year to shepherd high school juniors and seniors through the college application and scholarship process.

Foothill official invites LASD to 'Join the Conversation'

Foothill College recently ranked No. 3 among the best community colleges in the United States based on completion rates, transfer rates and cost of attendance, according to Foothill College Vice President of Instruction Kristy Lisle.

As part of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s community outreach initiative, “Join the Conversation,” Lisle delivered a presentation on Foothill College at the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

PAMF Scholarship and More

Physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation award scholarships annually to high school students who plan to pursue careers in medicine.

The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Pre-Medical Scholarships – $25,000 per recipient – are paid out to students over five years.

Schools Briefs: Foothill EMS and More

Foothill EMS program receives recognition

Foothill College’s Emergency Medical Services program received a proclamation at the Feb. 12 Palo Alto City Council meeting in honor of its contributions to the city’s medical services.

Foothill Board of Trustees President Bruce Swensen accepted the proclamation from Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss.

Schools Briefs: BCS Exchange Students & More

Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Bullis Charter School physical education teacher Joseph Stark, left, teaches archery to exchange students from China last week.

St. Francis president submits resignation

St. Francis High School President Simon Chiu recently resigned.

The school’s board of directors has launched a search to find Chiu’s successor. In the meantime, Father Tony Mancuso will serve as interim president.

Schools Briefs: Talking with teaens and more

Kiwanis Kids collect used eyeglasses

Loyola School’s K-Kids Club recently launched its annual Share Old Spectacles drive.

The K-Kids, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, collects used eyeglasses and donates them to Direct Relief International, which identifies the prescriptions, repairs them and distributes them around the world to those who can’t afford glasses.

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