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    May 18, 2020
    Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach  communications@mvla.net / mobile: (760) 705-6919
    Los Altos High School students host digital version of traditional “Diversity Week”

    Honored annual event goes virtual to showcase unique cultures among students and families
    WHAT:  The Associated Student Body (ASB) at Los Altos High School (LAHS) isn’t letting a pandemic get in the way of a time-honored tradition – LAHS’ annual Diversity Week, showcasing different cultures, backgrounds, celebrations, and opinions.
    This year, students are using virtual means to engage with each other for Diversity Week– through digital activities, posts, interactive polls, and more.  Typically, the week leads up to a big Diversity Assembly in the gym. This year, students will present the Diversity Assembly with 10 videos presented via IGTV, a live video application for Instagram.  Students are encouraged to follow LAHS on Instagram (@LosAltosASB) to watch videos that feature performances of songs, dances, poetry, and more. There will also be a YouTube link made available with all performances.
    Digital Diversity Week runs through Friday, May 22nd.  The scheduled themes are as follows:

    Monday, May 18 “Mental Health Monday” ·        One Step at a Time (OSAT) Instagram Live @ 3 p.m.
    ·        ASBook\ of Stress Relief Tips
    ·        Mental Health Stories
    Tuesday, May 19 “Super Tuesday” ·        Political Polls on Instagram Story
    ·        Video from Social Justice Club
    ·        Why You Should Vote!
    Wednesday, May 20 “Worldwide Wednesday” ·        Cultural Club Takeovers (videos, tutorials & more)
    ·        Map Activity
    ·        Community Question
    Thursday, May 21 “Gender and Sexuality Day” ·        Statistics About Gender and Sexuality
    ·        Peer Journeys
    ·        Supportive Sentiments
    Suzanne Woolfolk, Assistant Principal, LAHS
    Cell: 209-914-5974
    Mika Ng, ASB Outreach Commissioner, LAHS
    Cell: 650-208-1201
    ABOUT LOS ALTOS HIGH SCHOOL:  Los Altos High School is one of two comprehensive public high schools that serve the families of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Los Altos High School has been fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Our staff includes one principal, three assistant principals, one student services coordinator, seven counselors, and a team of dedicated faculty and support staff. Los Altos provides outstanding programs in the visual and performing arts, athletics, journalism, STEAM and an extensive range of clubs and co-curricular activities in addition to a top academic program serving the needs of all students.
    About the Mountain View Los Altos High School District
    The Mountain View Los Altos High School District (MVLA) reflects the diversity, ambitions and spirit of innovation of the Silicon Valley. We are proud to serve approximately 4,400 students from the communities of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. MVLA is comprised of two comprehensive high schools, an alternative high school, an adult education center, the Freestyle Academy for Arts & Technology, and Middle College. Our comprehensive schools, Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School, are consistently ranked in the top 500 high schools nationally.
    The MVLA High School District is  located approximately 15 miles north of San Jose and 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our communities are home to a variety of high-tech firms including Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Intuit and Synopsys, as well as NASA-Ames. Learn more at www.mvla.net.
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