Schools Briefs for the week of Aug. 1

LAHS issues call for volunteers

The Los Altos High School Parent, Teacher and Student Association seeks volunteers for the week of Aug. 13.

Two-hour shifts are available throughout the week to help with textbook and laptop distribution, freshmen orientation day and the staff appreciation breakfast, among other activities.

High schoolers at LA History Museum celebrate Briones


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Volunteer John Grafton, left, hacks dried grass with a machete as Perlita Dicochea, co-curator of the Los Altos History Museum’s upcoming Juana Briones exhibition, watches.

Adobe-brick making, medicinal-herb planting, archival research and videography were all tools of the trade for the 22 high schoolers who created exhibits for the Los Altos History Museum.

The museum this month hosted a two-week workshop during which the students, including several from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools, learned about Juana Briones and developed displays that tell the story of her life. Their work will be featured in the exhibition “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” scheduled to open Oct. 18 and run through April 20.

Foothill students search for affordable housing for their peers

Foothill College students are taking the housing crisis into their own hands.

Eoin O’Farrell, a student at Foothill, helped start Bay Area Students for Affordable Housing because he saw firsthand the desperate need for housing. The group’s mission is twofold: advocate for housing resources and connect homeless students with housing.

U.S. immigration needs evidence-based reform

I believe that immigration reform is the most contentious issue our nation will face in the next quarter-century because it cuts to the heart of deeply partisan identities and anxieties.

Local residents graduate, earn college honors in the spring of 2018

The following local residents graduated from college in the spring.

• Christian Beck of Los Altos graduated with a bachelor’s from St. Olaf College.

For soon-to-be high school seniors, summer might be the right time to start college apps


Illustration by Celeste Tran/Town Crier

Although months away, the deadlines for college applications are creeping up on rising seniors.

Due from November to January, most applications require essays and recommendations, along with a list of activities and accomplishments over their first three years of high school.


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