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SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS girls soccer team wins national honor

A historic Central Coast Section championship for the Mountain View High School girls' soccer team just got better. The team,...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Maher, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 3596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hogwarts and all

Were we to ask a Magic-8 Ball if we should expect greatness of the new movie set in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, "Fantastic...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District aims to keep neighborhoods intact with new boundaries

After parents and residents said that changing school attendance boundaries could tear their communities apart, Mountain...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by ST parent, on Apr 13, 2017 at 2:11 am | 22 comments | 3484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

El Camino's new cancer center set to open its doors

El Camino Hospital is just steps away from opening its new cancer center this month. The new center, more than double the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fitting a new Whisman school into the budget

Time is money for school districts looking to build new classrooms and upgrade infrastructure, as construction costs in the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by dk, on Apr 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm | 11 comments | 4140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big donations kick off Measure B campaign

The campaign to pass the Mountain View Whisman School District's new parcel tax got off to a quick start last month, with...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by @ Steven Nelson , on Apr 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 51 comments | 3052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No room in popular MV Whisman schools ... again

Hundreds of Mountain View families have grabbed a ticket and staked out a place in line, hoping for a spot in one of the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by @Just trying to learn what the facts are, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 143 comments | 6938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More help for struggling students

For some students in Mountain View's high schools, just getting out of bed and going to class seems like an insurmountable...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by ImFREE, on Apr 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm | 7 comments | 2624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents say big questions still remain over Teach to One

Parents in the Mountain View Whisman School District are still uneasy about the handling of a controversial digital math...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by @ Elaine, on Mar 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 63 comments | 4559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Communication 101

When it comes to helping Mountain View's most needy students, better communication and parent education will improve test...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by bk05, on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 13 comments | 2899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18

The 18th annual Run For Zimbabwe will be hosted at St. Joseph school, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, on Sunday, Mar....

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by RPCV, on Mar 23, 2017 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday that it will end its...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by @ Loser, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 6392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still no verdict on school boundary changes

After another six-hour meeting over the weekend, Mountain View Whisman School District's boundary committee will be heading...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by District Observer, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm | 5 comments | 2496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district's champion of minority students set to retire

After almost half a century working in Mountain View's education system, Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf announced...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Contrast, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More fireworks in the Mountain View Whisman boardroom

Things got ugly at the Mountain View Whisman School District's board meeting, when a tense argument between trustee Steve...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Abigail, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 17 comments | 3703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The math doesn't add up with failed program

Should the Mountain View Whisman School District have abandoned its pilot math program for sixth-graders midway through the...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:44 am | 3 comments | 850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google's new dome-home wins city approval

After nearly 10 years of planning, Google's vision to create a premier headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore will...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by svll, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm | 14 comments | 15698 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill

The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by @ Gary, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 79 comments | 10737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More juvenile victims of stalking suspect sought

A Cupertino man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stalking underage girls in the South Bay, as well as the Los Angeles...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Christian Smith, on Mar 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm | 5 comments | 1952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools grapple with lower test scores

By most measures, student performance in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is on the upswing. More teens than...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by Tom, on Mar 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 560 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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