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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.

Study session examines MV-LASD partnership as school-site search continues

Representatives from the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View City Council last week participated in a study session that explored using a zoning strategy to facilitate acquiring land in the San Antonio shopping center area for a 10th school site.

A transfer of development rights (TDR) is used to exchange the right to develop one parcel of land to another. Uses of TDRs include preserving farmland and historical neighborhoods.

LAHS hosts Science & Tech Week

Entrepreneur and investor Ali Partovi is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for Los Altos High School’s 12th annual Science & Technology Week 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the school’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Partovi, CEO of Neo and co-founder of Code.org, which sponsors the Hour of Code, has invested in some of high-tech’s most revolutionary companies, including Airbnb, Facebook, Uber and Zappos. His presentation will address computer science as a foundational field and discuss the merits of offering it in the mainstream curriculum of U.S. schools.

MVLA students show improvement in statewide test scores

Students in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District showed marked improvement on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test, conducted by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress system.

At Los Altos High, the percentage of all tested students who met or exceeded English standards totaled 81 percent, up from 70 percent last year. Math scores also showed improvement, rising from 67 percent to 69 percent.

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.

LAHS students, staff march in defense of DACA


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Los Altos High School students gather to be seen and heard as they protest the Trump administration’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Students and staff from Los Altos High School took to the streets Sept. 26 in response to the Trump administration’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects some undocumented students.

While not an official campus event, the Latino Student Union, the Black Student Union, Students for Haiti Solidarity and the newly formed Teachers in Solidarity participated in the rally and march.


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