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July 24, 2024

Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

heart screening
A Los Gatos nonprofit started by the family of a teenager who died unexpectedly has launched a partnership with the Campbell Union High School District to test the hearts of some students. On June 16, the District voted to require heart screenings for 9th and...

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,...

“FREE THE SMILES” -Parents demand school board remove masks from kids

FREE THE SMILES sign
Parents who are fed up with having to make their kids wear masks to school protested this morning outside of R.J. Fisher Middle School, which is next to the Los Gatos Union School District offices. They say research from infectious disease scientists suggests that children...

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...

Jewish K-8 day school welcomes new head

New Jewish teacher and wife
Tzachi Rechter has been named Head of School of Los Gatos’ Yavneh Day School. The board of trustees announced the news Aug. 12. He will succeed Cindy Schlesinger, the school’s previous leader, and Sarah Munson, who’s been serving as Interim Head of School. “Over the course of...

Elementary District puts student mental health first, in updated approach to learning

Cool Cat mascot and librarian
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Los Gatos Education Foundation, recently visited Daves Avenue Elementary School, where its mascot, the Cool Cat, had been high-fiving students and handing out flyers. That was part of a drive during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to bolster the Los...

Los Gatos elementary school district sued over child molestation by former teacher

Joseph Brian Hour
The Los Gatos Union School District, along with the former Blossom Hill Elementary School teacher who pled “no contest” to child molestation and child annoyance charges last month, are both now being sued by the parents of one of the students that the teacher...

Parents pulling out all the stops for LGHS Grad Night 2022

The Teacher Band performs
About 150 parents have been toiling away on plans for the carnival set to be unveiled at Los Gatos High School to send seniors off into the wider world in style. The Class of 2022 Grad Night committee has about 75 co-chairs, as the community...

Student performance remains steady during pandemic, principals report

online schooling illustration
Local high schools are starting to get a sense of just how far students are falling behind due to Covid-19. And unlike other districts in the region, for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, the answer appears to be—not much. After the first grading period,...

Community in line for millions of dollars, including for Spooky Knoll Trail Project, education resources, Saratoga path

Saratoga Musician
Anna G. Eshoo, Los Gatos' voice in the House of Representatives, said yesterday the community is in line for millions of dollars for local projects, after they made the cut as part of $21.4 million in federal funds that could be headed to the...
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