Schools Briefs: BCS Exchange Students & More

Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Bullis Charter School physical education teacher Joseph Stark, left, teaches archery to exchange students from China last week.

St. Francis president submits resignation

St. Francis High School President Simon Chiu recently resigned.

The school’s board of directors has launched a search to find Chiu’s successor. In the meantime, Father Tony Mancuso will serve as interim president.

Schools Briefs: Talking with teaens and more

Kiwanis Kids collect used eyeglasses

Loyola School’s K-Kids Club recently launched its annual Share Old Spectacles drive.

The K-Kids, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, collects used eyeglasses and donates them to Direct Relief International, which identifies the prescriptions, repairs them and distributes them around the world to those who can’t afford glasses.

Schools Briefs: Refugees, trustees and more

Courtesy of Lucy Lee
Terence Lee, left, received a Jefferson Awards medal from the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Jack Russi earlier this month.

LAHS senior receives Jefferson Awards medal

Terence Lee, a senior at Los Altos High School, received a Jefferson Awards medal Jan. 17, recognizing his public service.

The Jefferson Awards Foundation honored Lee for turning what began as his Eagle Scout Project into a nonprofit organization that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering refurbished computers, workshops and mentoring services to underserved students.

MV's Youth Drama For All launches new programs


Youth Drama For All, the Mountain View-based nonprofit theater group comprising students with disabilities, plans to launch two new programs this spring, using the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos grant it received. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time, with its first branch established in Los Altos in 1947.

Schools Briefs: Robotics, art and more

BCS sixth-graders compete in robotics

The Yomibots, Bullis Charter School’s five-member robotics team, are scheduled to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League championships Sunday, after a first-place finish at a competition in November.

Sixth-graders Gabriel Ancajas, Nikash Gupta, Sean Herby, Chase Omura and Alex Zaretzki invented the Greymobile, a bike that can deliver greywater (recycled water without much contamination) to water plants.

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LASD trustees hold office hours

Los Altos School District trustees Jessica Speiser and Bryan Johnson have scheduled office hours to answer questions and listen to parents’ concerns.

Speiser’s office hours are slated 9-11 a.m. Feb. 14, March 8 and April 4 at Starbucks at Rancho Shopping Center, 654 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

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