LASD 10th-site task force kicks off discussions

The Los Altos School District’s 10th Site Advisory Task Force held its first two meetings Friday and Saturday to discuss how best to use a new site once it’s acquired.

District officials expressed confidence about overcoming obstacles to purchasing a site in the north of El Camino Real area, based on a conversation the Town Crier had with Superintendent Jeff Baier and trustees Vladimir Ivanovic and Steve Taglio.

Los Altos resident runs for seat on Cupertino school district board

Courtesy of Lorien Cunningham
Lorien Cunningham

Los Altos resident Lorien Cunningham is running for a seat on the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education after serving on all four of the district’s advisory committees that included parents among their members.

“At the end of the day, for me, it’s all about the kids,” Cunningham said of her campaign priorities ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

LASD hires new principals for Almond & Springer schools

The Los Altos School District has hired new principals to serve at Almond and Springer schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

Superintendent Jeff Baier informed the schools’ parents via email that the district named Raquel Matteroli as Almond’s principal and Robin Robinson as Springer’s principal.

TechBridgers holds tech workshops for parents

Our club, TechBridgers, organizes Smartphones and Communications workshops in Mountain View and Los Altos schools to educate parents.

TechBridgers consists of Los Altos High School students. All of the workshops are offered in English and Spanish. The first one took place at Monta Loma Elementary School last December. To date, more than 70 parents, most of whom are Latino, have attended our workshops. Teaching parents how to access grades is a key component of our workshops.

Stanford Code Camp serves Bay Area teen girls

Approximately 200 girls from 100 Bay Area high schools – including Los Altos High – attended the annual Code Camp organized by Stanford University’s Girls Teaching Girls to Code program.

In the free eight-hour camp April 21, teen girls learned from 60 female Stanford students.

Kiwanis Club provides scholarships to MVLA students

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From left, Mayela Arreguin, Eduardo Zaragoza, Erika Kwan, Deshan Yapabandara and Madison Dees receive Kiwanis scholarships.

The Los Altos Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships May 1 to five Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District students who plan to attend Foothill or De Anza college in the fall.

The Kiwanis scholarship will cover each recipient’s first year of community college education, based on an estimate that it would cost $3,432 a year.

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