Schools Briefs February 1 2017

MVHS parents host swing dance

The Mountain View High School Instrumental Music Parents Association has scheduled its fourth annual swing dance 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.

Tickets are $20 general, $10 for seniors and free for employees of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. Tickets are available online and at the door. Tickets include refreshments and a dance lesson at 7 p.m. An open dance featuring big band music by the Mountain View High Jazz Band will follow at 8 p.m.

Bullis Charter School prepares new teachers for long careers

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Bullis Charter School associate teacher Elle Pan gives feedback on the shark-shaped plane a student drew in class. The school’s Associate Teacher Program prepares teachers to meet the demands of the 21st-century classroom.

Bullis Charter School doesn’t just hire new teachers – through its Associate Teacher Program, administrators ensure that every new instructor is properly prepared and the perfect fit.

“The Associate Teacher Program is a certified position, with the primary objective of helping reduce the teacher-student ratio in order to execute the personalized learning program we have at Bullis,” Superintendent Wanny Hersey said.

CSMA hosts student, faculty exhibition at Mtn. View City Hall

The Community School of Music and Arts and the city of Mountain are set to unveil a new exhibition featuring the artwork of students and faculty in CSMA’s Art4Schools program, which serves local elementary and middle schools.

“A Line Runs Through It!” is scheduled to run Feb. 1-28 in the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St.

Local students perform in Rose Parade

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Mountain View High School students and alumni, from left, Thomas Hubel, Tanner Machala, Matt Costales, Kevin Iwai, Braydon Ross, Andrew Tey, Pearl Kaewpanya, Charles Ho, Lou Rosen and Dominic Hugyik performed in the Rose Parade Jan. 2.

Fourteen current and former students of Los Altos and Mountain View High schools marched in the Rose Parade Jan. 2 as members of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the corps made parade history by performing both for the opening ceremony and as the final marching unit to close the parade.

Covington hosts Abilities Awareness Week

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Covington School sixth graders learn about fine motor school difficulties some students might have by trying to button up a coat with socks on their hands.

Covington School students gained an understanding of the struggles of fellow students with learning challenges Jan. 5 and 6 during Abilities Awareness Week.

“This program builds empathy in our students and helps them understand that we all have challenges and strengths,” said Covington Principal Wade Spenader.

Rullo brings more cheer to Mtn. View High cheerleading squad

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Mountain View High School junior Anneli Rullo, center, cheers with her fellow squad members at a football game in November.

After cheering for her brother, who was quarterback of the Los Altos High football team at the time, 6-year-old Anneli Rullo knew she wanted to be a cheerleader.

“We bought her a little uniform, and the next thing I knew, she was on the sidelines,” said Anneli’s father, Robert Rullo. “She talked about it all summer and was relentless.”

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