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Class notes
January 21, 2014, 05:00 AM

Design Tech High School, a charter school in the San Mateo Union School District, is now accepting applications for its founding class. Applications are available online at and are due Feb. 28.

Design Tech High School is partnering with the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University to redesign high school to personalize education and make students innovation ready.

Design Tech will open in August with a founding class of 150 ninth-graders.


Through Jan. 31, artwork by College of San Mateo students in painting classes will be on display at Twin Pine Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane in Belmont. This exhibition, the first for the studio art program, was orchestrated by Rebecca Alex, full-time studio art faculty. The exhibit displays a wide variety of genres, with works from beginning artists to advanced students. It includes everything from still life and landscapes to portraits and large gallery pieces, most of which are available for sale.  

It is open to the public noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.


The Millbrae Chamber of Commerce has selected the Millbrae Education Foundation as the recipient of the Chamber Excellence Award for 2013, one of four awards given yearly by the Chamber of Commerce.

Board members will accept the award at the 15th Annual Millbrae Excellence in Business Awards Dinner on 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the El Rancho Inn & Suites in the Palm Room.

According to the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, three other awards will be made at the dinner: 2013 Business of the Year, Associated Window Cleaning; 2013 Restaurant of the Year, Leonardo’s Cafe and Deli; and 2013 Beautification Award, Bronzini Dental Group.

For information about the event, contact the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce at 697-7324 or

Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Angela Swartz. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at



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