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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District seeks input on middle school projects

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are looking for public input as they get ready to renovate two middle schools....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 11128 Views

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Surprising stall on school projects

The Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees is prioritizing projects funded by the $198 million Measure...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 8, 2013 at 11:20 am | 2 comments | 2056 Views

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Military families talk toxic contamination with EPA

Military families living on and around a toxic groundwater plume at Moffett Field aired their concerns Monday about toxic...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Prop 65, on Apr 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 3669 Views

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Bike to school to win a new bicycle

By the beginning of June, at least eight lucky Mountain View students will have brand new bikes. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by huxley, on May 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 2187 Views

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Full bellies all summer long

Hunger isn't just a problem in the developing world. Even in the ostensibly well-to-do communities of Silicon Valley, one...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Well Done, on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 2287 Views

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Diving into science

This week, high-schoolers dove into a subject that at first glance might seem rather mundane. But according to Los Altos...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by 100% bicycle commuter, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 2 comments | 3672 Views

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A billion-dollar year for Silicon Valley foundation

A contribution worth $500 million from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped propel the Silicon Valley Community...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Doug Pearson, on Oct 4, 2013 at 12:13 am | 2 comments | 5443 Views

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Amber Alert issued for Sunnyvale newborn

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-week-old baby boy who was abducted by his father in Sunnyvale on Tuesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Liz , on Nov 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments | 6290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rock 'n' roll high school

Students from high-performing schools like Los Altos High School are often encouraged to pick up extracurricular activities....

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mike Gospe, on Nov 9, 2013 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 17808 Views

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Wood burning banned on Christmas Day

It's official: Bay Area residents will not be allowed to light fires in their fireplaces on Christmas Day. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Dox, on Dec 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments | 2901 Views

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Teachers concerned over pushing kids onto math fast-track

Math teachers at Crittenden and Graham middle schools are worried that students may be pushed into taking on too much, too...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Patty Jane, on Jan 1, 2014 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 7048 Views

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Los Altos Parent Preschool celebrates 60 years

Los Altos Parent Preschool (LAPP) will celebrate 60 years of educating children with a series of events in 2014, including...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Lily Li, on Jan 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 2253 Views

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More local flu deaths

A total of eight people have died as a result of the H1N1 flu virus in Santa Clara County this flu season, according to a...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by SN, on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 2014 Views

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Arts programs benefit STEM students, too

Advocates for STEM education are quick to cite their facts and figures about career choices and earnings, but they miss a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 2186 Views

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Startup event attracts middle school students

Students were introduced to the world of startups at weekend-long workshop at Crittenden Middle School. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Apr 19, 2014 at 10:01 am | 2 comments | 5253 Views

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Superintendent: Reopening Whisman-Slater school 'a given'

Parents and kids alike came out in big numbers Thursday night to show support for reopening an elementary school in the Whisman...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jessica, on Apr 27, 2014 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 10315 Views

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Saying goodbye to Teacher Tim

Whether it's building ramps for toy cars, making paper airplanes or dressing up as a clown, "Teacher Tim" has been the creative...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sarah Bloem, on May 5, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 7183 Views

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Alta Vista teens net $25K in scholarships

Students may enter Alta Vista High School as at-risk youth in danger of dropping out, but that doesn't mean they'll leave...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Teri Jara, on May 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 4930 Views

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Full STEAM ahead for art classes

School may be out for the summer, but some kids are back in class and taking a curious course at the Community School of...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by happy camper, on Jun 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 3705 Views

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It's back to school for Mountain View

It was an emotional moment for kindergarten parents at Monta Loma Elementary when the 8:30 bell rang and their kids filtered...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by MVDad, on Aug 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 4025 Views
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