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LAHS students empower the next generation of computer engineers


Courtesy of CENG
Monta Loma junior mentor Deven Merced, right, shares his computer science knowledge with classmate Angel Marshal.

Truly mastering a skill means being able to turn around and teach what you’ve been taught. That’s the case for members of Los Altos High School’s Computer Engineers of the Next Generation club, who have done their job so well that they been replaced by sixth-graders they trained.

CENG, which teaches after-school coding classes at local elementary schools, returned to Monta Loma Elementary School this fall after teaching a program on the Mountain View campus last March.

LAEF names new executive director

After a summerlong search, the Los Altos Educational Foundation Board of Trustees named Heather Macdonald the organization’s new executive director.

Macdonald has lived in Palo Alto for 23 years, volunteering for local organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the Palo Verde Elementary School PTA and the Sequoia Adult School Scholars. While she originally worked in the corporate world, Macdonald said she felt drawn elsewhere.

Foothill-De Anza trustee elected to national policy board

Gilbert Wong, Foothill-De Anza Community College District trustee, has been elected to an at-large seat on the Association of Community College Trustees Board of Directors.

ACCT represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees at 1,100-plus community colleges and serves as their voice to the White House, U.S. Congress and Cabinet-level agencies such as the departments of Education and Labor.

Author headlines MVLA speaker series

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “Real American: A Memoir,” is scheduled to speak as part of the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

Lythcott-Haims, the only child of an African-American father and a white British mother, will discuss what it means to be a “real American,” her experiences with racism and micro-aggressions, and what parents can do to foster greater understanding and compassion for individual differences in a racially and culturally diverse community. She will share her journey toward self-acceptance and the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.”

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.


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