Tutorfly stretches its wings


Courtesy of Tutorfly
Tutorfly, a tutoring startup founded by a Homestead High alumnus, recently hosted a monthlong coding camp for local students.

Taylor Garcia, sixth-grader at Graham Middle School in Mountain View, loves animals. She wanted to build a website dedicated to ending puppy mills, but she didn’t know how. So when her mom told her about a monthlong coding camp, she was in.

This too shall pass: Handling students first-year college challenges

While much energy is spent on the college admissions process and the focus on getting in, as important is staying, graduating and getting out.

More than 36 percent of all four-year college students transfer out of their first university, half of those to a community college. While challenging academics play a small part, it is often the executive functioning skills and adjustment to being away from home that are the big culprits impacting both mental health and grades.

MVHS marching band, wind ensemble to perform in London


Courtesy of Jason Kneebone
Mountain View High School’s marching band is heading to London this week to perform in the city’s New Year’s Day Parade.

With more than 10,000 performers, a street audience of more than 650,000 and a television audience exceeding 600 million, the annual London New Year’s Day Parade is a dream event to perform in for many musicians. That dream will became a reality for Mountain View High School’s marching band in January.

“The New Year’s Day Parade is just one of the events you know exists but never imagine that you will be performing in,” drum major Stephanie Evanson said. “I’m excited to share our music with a different part of the world and play with my friends in a different country.”

Bullis gets OK for new Mountain View charter

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees Dec. 21 grudgingly approved a petition to charter a new school in the district proposed by members of the Bullis Charter School community. The new school, Bullis Mountain View, is set to open in the 2019-2020 school year.

CENG students take on schoolwide Hour of Code

In the first week of December, thousands of schools across the country participated in the Hour of Code, a coding initiative designed to expose students to computer science.

Local teacher's stories evolve into book

 Devik Schreiner
Courtesy of Devik Schreiner
Devik Schreiner signs copies of “The Oregon Story,” his latest novel, at his book launch at Gardner Bullis School Dec. 1.

Gardner Bullis School teacher Devik Schreiner’s penchant for making up stories has led to a second career as an author.

Schreiner started telling stories to students in his social studies and language arts classes early in his career, prompted by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


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