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May 17, 2024
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College of Adaptive Arts celebrates 15 years

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When College of Adaptive Arts first opened its doors in 2009, it was just one class of 12 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities looking for an outlet to express themselves.  Fifteen years later, the school has exploded into a hub for adults of all...

Student musicians continue success

Los Gatos High School choir Alex Freiman
The Los Gatos (LGHS) and Saratoga High School (SHS) Music Departments earned top marks once again in music competitions this season. In addition to winning multiple competitions, student musicians have been selected to represent their school in regional, state and national competitions and performances, including...

District celebrates National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Los Gatos High School (LGHS) and Saratoga High School (SHS) honored their 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this fall after the names of more than 16,000 Semifinalists were publicly announced as part of the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High...

Teacher partners with Stanford for virtual reality classroom

Los Gatos virtual reality
Los Gatos High School Social Studies Teacher David Homa is partnering with Stanford University’s Human Virtual Reality Design Lab on the use of virtual reality (VR) in schools.  On a team with a Stanford University professor and two graduate students, Homa is collaborating with global...

High School District #1 in math; Office of Ed recognizes teachers (local scene)

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Teachers recognized by Office of Education Three teachers in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District were selected to receive a 2023 Special Teacher Recognition Award at the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) annual Teacher Recognition Celebration on Oct. 23. They are:• Alex Czech,...

Schwarzenegger visits Saratoga Elementary as Netflix show FUBAR hits #1

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Arnold Schwarzenegger had been in full-on hype mode down in Hollywood as he’s at the center of two major projects for Los Gatos streaming giant Netflix: FUBAR (2023), an action-comedy TV series, and Arnold, a Lesley Chilcott-directed docuseries about his life. Yet, in the weeks...

Students send Class of 2023 off with inspiring words (GALLERY)

After a winter that included an atmospheric river natural disaster, Los Gatos High School’s Class of 2023 was dispatched into the wider world in a June 9 ceremony held outdoors in pleasant conditions. The event, broadcast live on public access station KCAT, gave student speakers...

Supervisor tours Los Gatos’ transitional kindergarten ‘hub’

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Transitional kindergarten teacher Kajsa Byrne had the children in her Lexington Elementary class gathered around a circular table, engrossed in a literacy assignment. They scarcely noticed some of the region’s most powerful educational figures enter the room. Michael Stock, a science, technology, engineering, art and math...

Battle-hardened robotics team drops by Kiwanis luncheon

Robotics team presents to Kiwanis
Members of the Los Gatos High School Robotics Team 972, who were finalists at the Silicon Valley Regional, and won the Archimedes Division at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, presented to the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos, April 27. "This was a huge accomplishment...

Los Gatos High students perform at Carnegie Hall

orchestra at Carnegie Hall
It’s featured the Beatles, John Philip Sousa, Led Zeppelin and Booker T. Washington, and on April 14, around 185 Los Gatos High School students joined the ranks of people who have graced the stage at Carnegie Hall, during the 2023 Harmonic Convergence Concert. The Italian...
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