MVHS names new assistant principal


The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees recently selected Teri Faught as the new assistant principal of Mountain View High School.

Faught, who will replace Lynne Ewald upon her retirement, will assume the new role effective July 1.

BCS students stage 'Peter Pan' this month


Courtesy of BullIS Charter School
Bullis Charter School students perform in “Peter Pan Jr.” this month. Featured performers include Avery Davis (as Tinker Bell), Zoe Bransi (Wendy), Zoe Detrick (Peter Pan), Dylan Omura (Captain Hook), Cameron Kani (Smee) and Owen Baugh (The Crocodile).

Bullis Charter School has booked a flight to Neverland with its production of “Peter Pan Jr.” – featuring kindergartners through third-graders – scheduled tomorrow through May 20 in the Bullis Charter School Multipurpose Room at the north campus, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

The play is an adaptation of Disney’s animated film, a modern version of the tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up.

High school girls pair with Stanford at Coding Camp


Celeste Tran/SPECIAL TO THE Town Crier
Local high school students join forces with Stanford University mentors to create original programs at a previous Girls Teaching Girls to Code event.

Stanford University’s Girls Teaching Girls to Code program sponsored its fifth annual Code Camp last week, inviting high school girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields to learn from Stanford women mentors.

Approximately 200 high school girls and 40 Stanford mentors attended this year’s Code Camp, including students from Los Altos, Mountain View, Homestead and St. Francis high schools. The event aims to help girls new to STEM subjects learn programming basics, and offers different tracks in computer science with topics ranging from web development to virtual reality.

Schools Briefs

Art teacher opens studio doors

Pinewood School art teacher Penny Nolan has scheduled an open studio 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pinewood’s lower campus, 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

Nolan, a Pinewood teacher for more than 20 years, is also a fine-art oil painter and vice president of the Sunnyvale Art Club. Visitors to the open studio may view Nolan’s work and participate in a craft project Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day.

BCS students share their voices at Mandarin Speech Contest


Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Bullis Charter School students take home top honors for their fluency in Mandarin Chinese at the state speech competition last month.

Bullis Charter School students participated in record numbers at the state Mandarin Speech Contest April 22, organized by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California.

Of the 31 Bullis Charter School students competing, eight placed first in their categories, with four placing second and 10 receiving honorable mentions. This was the school’s eighth year competing in the contest, which includes categories for students from first grade through college.

LASD students fly high and set records in Junior Olympics


Above and Bottom Right photos by Bill Witte/Special to the Town Crier; bottom left by Sharon Tan/Special to the Town CrierMarcus Ting, above, from left, Louis Tirache, Tomoya Ueda and Michael Vaisberg represent their schools (Springer, Santa Rita, Covington and Oak Avenue, respectively), during a hurdles event at the 57th annual Junior Olympics April 29. Springer students Megan Chung and Lance Kluge, below left, carry the torch for their school around the Mountain View High track. Santa Rita students Ainsley Witte and Jadyn Ye, below right, take flight as they run the hurdles.

With families cheering in the stands, flags waving and school colors painted across faces, Los Altos School District fourth- through sixth-graders competed in the 57th annual Junior Olympics April 29 at Mountain View High School, surpassing records in multiple events.


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