10th-site discussions miss north of El Camino Real perspective

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Osvaldo Napoles and Teresa Jimenez have kids at Santa Rita School. Even though they live closer to the 10th site, they wouldn’t want their kids to go there.

The Los Altos School District is zeroing in on a plan for its 10th school site, but some of the families who live closest to the proposed new campus are unaware of the upcoming decision.

Kindergarten paleontologists dig for dinosaur bones

 Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
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Kindergartners from Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School dig for dinosaur bones in the sand at Varsity Park in Mountain View. Chicken and cow bones were used in lieu of the reptiles’ skeletons during the field trip last week. The kindergarten class is learning about the eating habits, defense mechanisms and eventual death of the dinosaurs.


Schools Briefs for the week of Sept. 19

Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteer mentors for high school students and tutors for K-8 students in Mountain View and Los Altos schools.

All volunteers must be high school graduates, and high school mentors must be at least 22 years old.

Inaugural class of interventional pulmonology assistants graduate from Foothill, ECH

The first recipients of the Foothill College Interventional Pulmonology Assistant Certificate recently completed the program at El Camino Hospital.

Twelve students earned the inter-professional education certificate and graduated at a ceremony at El Camino Sept. 12.

LAHS Bee Club generates buzz on seeds

Courtesy of LAHS Bee Club
The Los Altos High School Bee Club has started collecting seeds to start a seed library. Students will be able to “check out” seeds, grow plants and then return fresh seeds to the library.

Seeds are coming soon to the Los Altos High School library, thanks to the school’s Bee Club.

Founded last year by Jayde Meng, now a senior, the Bee Club is collecting seeds to create a seed library for students to access. While returns might take longer than the typical library book, Meng is hoping that once those seeds grow into plants, students will harvest some of the seeds and return them to the library to keep the inventory stocked.

LAHS sophomore combines her passion for elephants with her love of fashion

Izzy Scotti/Town Crier
Los Altos High School sophomore Angelina Lue created an online clothing business to support elephants.

It took Los Altos High School sophomore Angelina Lue only five minutes to become inspired to save elephants from the poaching crisis.

After a classmate at Khan Lab School, which Lue attended in 2016, delivered a five-minute presentation on how to save elephants by fostering them through a conservation organization, Lue was hooked.

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