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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Memorial service Saturday for 2nd train victim

A "Celebration of Life" memorial service has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Spangler Mortuaries in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by GSB, on May 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 2 comments | 3340 Views

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1,800 kids in her family

After her siblings started using drugs as teenagers, Katherine Comesana said it was police and firefighters who helped her...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by vfree, on May 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 3627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Confidence in change marks Class of 2009

In separate ceremonies at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools last Friday, seniors wrapped up four exciting and history-laden...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Old Grad, on Jun 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 3163 Views

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Local debaters bring home national honors

Four local high school students and a coach returned this month from a national speech and debate competition with medals,...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by MVHS parent, on Jul 9, 2009 at 9:09 am | 2 comments | 2906 Views

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MVHS graduate gets $20K medical scholarship

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation has given Eduardo Bent, a recent Mountain View High School graduate who wants to become...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2009
Last comment by kanan krishnan, on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:54 pm | 2 comments | 3399 Views

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District copes with more students, new status

Enrollment numbers are up in the Mountain View Whisman School District, and administrators are now trying to figure out how...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ken, on Sep 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 3310 Views

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Castro gets new principal, 200 students

With Slater School closed, Castro School will add more than 200 new kids and the parental involvement program, PACT, in the...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Patty, on Oct 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 6102 Views

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Principal Moody joins Hall of Fame

Usually, when you think of the football star at your high school, a student comes to mind. But at Mountain View High, you...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 4303 Views

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Educators applaud proposed changes to NCLB

When President Barack Obama announced this year's budget on Feb. 1, it included a plan to reform the No Child Left Behind...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 2320 Views

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Schools, like their students, may grow taller

Mountain View Whisman schools could grow vertically to accommodate increasing enrollment, if initial designs presented to...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Martha, on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 2358 Views

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TONIGHT: MVLA to vote on bond measure

Trustees of the Mountain View-Los Altos school district will vote tonight on placing a $41.3 million bond measure on the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Martha, on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 2154 Views

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The sorry state of education

It was disheartening to read last week's <I>Voice</I></B> story about how four busloads of Foothill College students journeyed...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2010
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Apr 4, 2010 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 2392 Views

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Boys hockey team rolls to championship

A group of Mountain View High School boys captured a division title in club roller hockey recently, clinching a win against...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by eric, on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm | 2 comments | 2632 Views

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Kids get a taste of colonial life at Bubb School

"Join the navy!" shout two boys clad in cavalier shirts and tri-cornered hats. They stand at the entrance to WilliamsBubb,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Rick Van Mell, on May 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 2 comments | 4314 Views

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Learning to stretch a dollar in Kenya and Haiti

Indoor plumbing and electricity have been at the fore of Diana Chou's mind of late, and not because the recent Los Altos...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2010
Last comment by MVHS dad, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 2464 Views

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Ballet school piques tots' interest in dance

A preschool classroom turned into a stage, as a dancer from Western Ballet in Mountain View performed for a rapt audience...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by garrett, on Aug 17, 2010 at 3:15 am | 2 comments | 3897 Views

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Using the Bubb Dumpsters for Personal Trash

I'm a teacher at Bubb Elementary and I am increasingly frustrated by Mt. View citizens using the dumpsters at Bubb to throw...

Original post made by Bubb Teacher on Aug. 19, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 21, 2010 at 8:51 pm | 2 comments | 2373 Views

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Students boot up classmates

Two local high school seniors are taking old, unwanted computers donated by the community, repairing essential components...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Hardin, on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 3717 Views

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New special ed PTA helps parents, teachers

It isn't easy raising a child with a learning disability. Nor is it a simple task to teach one. Mountain View resident Christine...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 3989 Views

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Class breaks down college barriers At-risk kids learn how to get into higher education

Sometimes, the most important step in getting at-risk youths to consider college is simply getting them to believe they can...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm | 2 comments | 2895 Views
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