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Safeway Gives Supplies to LAHS

Safeway Gives Supplies to LAHS

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
September 9
Filed under News, Web Exclusive

On Friday, September 2, former Los Altos student and Safeway Manager Antonio Cesario donated Safeway school supplies to LAHS. Antonio graduated six years ago, and has worked at Safeway for most of his post-graduation life. The Supplies were in the College and Carreer Center free to all students until they...

Wi-Fi System Updates Continue

Savita Govind, Copy/Content Editor
September 6
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In addition to finishing on-campus construction, Los Altos plans to undergo additional Wi-fi improvements in the fall semester to further refine Wi-fi’s accessibility and security. Los Altos has already gone through considerable Wi-fi renovations over the summer, having upgraded to a new wireless manu...

Pop-Up Park Completes Third Season in Los Altos

Pop-Up Park Completes Third Season in Los Altos

Yalda Khodadad, Staff Writer
September 3
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Los Altos downtown’s pop-up park Third Street Green, open between August 4 and last Monday, serving as an accessible green area for many Los Altos residents to relax outside. The annual park first opened 2013, and was closed last year due to construction. The Green offered up a whimsical park theme,...

Library Adds New Recording Booth

Library Adds New Recording Booth

Sana Khader, Staff Writer
September 2
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

The latest addition to the school library’s collection of media gadgets is what looks like a big, black box on wheels.  It’s actually a WhisperRoom™, a 900 pound sound isolation booth that decreases ambient noise to allow for professional recordings. Librarian Gordon Jack had the idea of bringing a...

Construction Delays Undercut PE Department

Construction Delays Undercut PE Department

Madison Woo, Staff Writer
August 22
Filed under Issue 0, News, Showcase

Over summer break, Los Altos engaged in a series of extensive renovations focused on maintenance issues and athletics facilities. While updates to library furniture and the East Drive, the road extending from the staff parking lot to Jardin Road, have been completed, construction of new locker rooms...

New Homework Policy Brings Mixed Reactions

New Homework Policy Brings Mixed Reactions

Danny Vesurai, Staff Writer
August 18
Filed under Issue 0, News

In an effort to decrease overall student stress, last May the MVLA School Board passed the final draft of a homework policy detailing how homework will be assigned. The policy marks a step by the district administration toward addressing issues of student well-being by setting regulations on course...

District Approves 2016-2017 Budget

Cameron Avery and Justin Yu
August 17
Filed under News, Web Exclusive

In June, the MVLA School Board approved the 2016-2017 budget, which funds all district services, including teacher salaries, campus facilities and programs for the three schools. The influx of students into the district had significant impact in this year’s budget. Only two years ago, there were 3,...

School Hosts Celebration for Green Initiatives

School Hosts Celebration for Green Initiatives

Rachel Lu and Javin Pombra
June 27
Filed under News, Web Exclusive

At first glance, the staff parking lot seems to be an odd setting for an event celebrating green and renewable energy. However, with closer inspection, the parking lot features exactly the green energy platforms being celebrated — the school battery storage units and electric vehicle (EV) charging ...

District Plans to Improve Food Accessibility

District Plans to Improve Food Accessibility

Sofia Guo and Katherine Yen
May 27
Filed under Issue-8, News

For more than a decade, on-campus food options for students have consisted of the PTSA-run pizza cart and the school cafeteria. With the school’s growing population, the cafeteria — which was last renovated in 2002 to serve about 1200 students — is limiting access to food options on campus. “I...

Sulaver’s Travels: Director of Special Education Retires

Sulaver’s Travels: Director of Special Education Retires

Rachel Lu, Staff Writer
May 22
Filed under Issue-8, News

As a teacher, assistant principal and special education director, Kathy Sulaver recalls the graduation of one of her students as her proudest and most emotional moment throughout her years at MVLA. “[My proudest moment] was watching one of my students walk across the stage at graduation when he never t...

Art Show Highlights Student Work

Rachel Lu, Staff Writer
May 16
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On Friday, May 13, 2016, the biannual art show was held in the cafeteria, displaying one to three artworks from each individual person throughout the various art, drawing and photo classes. The art show is held two times a year at the end of each semester. “I thought the art show was great,” soph...

Local Students Plan Hackathon-style Event

Local Students Plan Hackathon-style Event

Emily Terada, Senior Writer
May 15
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The words ‘coding’ and ‘hackathon’ are nothing new to Silicon Valley, but not every student is given the opportunity to learn about coding in the classroom. This is where StudentRND and CodeDay step in. On Saturday and Sunday May 21-22, the Silicon Valley sector of StudentRND will be hosting C...

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