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July 24, 2024

3 weeks to fix signatures in high school district election

Los Gatos High School
In the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District special mail ballot election, held May 7, voters have until Tuesday, June 4, to correct issues with their ballot envelope signatures. According the the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, they still have 35 remaining ballots with...

Mother and daughter say Grad Night bash will be epic

memorial mulberry tree
The mulberry tree on the lawn in front of Los Gatos High School is a reminder to Judy Peckler, 78, about the importance of the annual dry post-graduation party. The tree is dedicated to her only son, her husband and her youngest daughter, who were...

Puppy-calming event sets the tone for finals

Kevin Buchanan, the principal of Los Gatos High School, looked out at the bustling campus as his last year before retirement winds-down. He noticed a group of students playing with a ball on the lawn near East Main Street. “This is a good sign,” he remarked....

LGHS taps assistant principal for top job

Dave Poetzinger
The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District announced last week that Dave Poetzinger will be the new principal of Los Gatos High School. After a comprehensive search process—conducted by an interview team made up of teachers, support staff, parents, students, and administrators—the Board of...

Los Gatos High School principal to retire

principal's office
Kevin Buchanan sat in his office overlooking the front lawn as the rain faded into blue sky just before noon on Friday. Last month, the 64-year-old Los Gatos High School principal broke the news to the school community that this year will be his final...

College of Adaptive Arts celebrates 15 years

college officials and senator
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

LGHS merit scholars
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)

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,...