Mountain View Voice

News - April 30, 2010

Education Briefs

Graham gets new assistant principal

Steve Chesley will take on the job of assistant principal at Graham Middle School beginning in August, Superintendent Maurice Ghysels of the Mountain View Whisman School District announced on April 23.

Chesley is currently the athletic director at Graham. He's been with the district for 10 years, teaching physical education and coaching numerous sports, Ghysels said.

The school board voted in a closed session meeting April 22 to appoint Chesley to the post, following Ghysels' recommendation.

— Andrea Gemmet

College district seeks computer equipment

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking donations of used computer equipment for its Computer Donation and Scholarship Program, which refurbishes the machines and gives them to economically disadvantaged community college students.

The program accepts PC computers capable of running Windows XP Professional (Pentium 4 PCs or laptops — no Apple computers) and is particularly seeking LCD flat-panel monitors. Seventeen-inch CRT monitors are also accepted. All donated computers have their hard drives reformatted to ensure that all data is erased.

The program is part of the Occupational Training Institute, which provides job training to Foothill-De Anza students. Students training for technical support careers work with staff to refurbish the donated computers. The computers are then matched with students who have applied for them through the financial-aid office.

Those interested in donating computer equipment may write malmgrensusan@fhda.edu or call (408) 864-5713. Donations are tax deductible.

— Palo Alto Weekly

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