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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Product Manager Loy Oppus-Moe presents a box as an example product. Photo by Ethan Kellogg.

MVHS hosts Career Day presentations

Ethan Kellogg and Ethan Yang April 3, 2024

MVHS hosted Career Day on Monday, April 1 to showcase potential career options for students. Students had three sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. to visit different rooms, where 44 guest speakers presented...

MV students who submitted to PTSA Reflections had the opportunity to celebrate and receive certificates from MV Principal Ben Clausnitzer and Reflections co-chairs Cathy Chen and John Ling. Photo courtesy of John Ling | Used with permission

“I am hopeful because . . .”

Suhana Mahabal and Alyssa Yang March 7, 2024

After the National Parent Teacher Association Reflections Art Program asked students to address the theme, “I am hopeful because…” sophomore Monisha Preetham chose to submit a photograph of two squirrels...

Freshman Celene Chen browses through clothes in the sweaters and jackets section. Photo courtesy of Sophia D’Sa, Jillian Ju and Shannon Yu

Fashion finds its second act

Yixuan (Joyce) Li and Aletheia Ju February 27, 2024

The MVHS Drama Department held a “New Year, New Me” fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 2 during brunch, lunch and after school in the auditorium. This event, mainly organized by senior Naomi Mhamunkar with...

Members of the Future Practicing Physicians Network club show off their info board.

Student Life hosts Club Info Days

Amberly Sun September 23, 2023

MVHS Student Life Commission hosted Club Info Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Rally Court. Unlike previous years, Club Info Day was held across two days. Student Life Commission...

Assistant Principal Mike White discusses his goals for the SEEC with an interested student.

Social Emotional Learning and Equity Task Force holds its first meeting

Kathryn Foo September 10, 2023

The Social Emotional Learning and Equity Task Force (SEEC) held its first meeting in the student union on Sept. 6 from 7:35 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.. Student leaders introduced the task force to interested MVHS...

Academic experieces may range across classes based on how coherent curriculum is implemented.

Working towards a coherent curriculum through equitable grading practices

For the 2023-2024 school year, MVHS Leadership introduced two new grading policies from Joe Feldman’s book “Grading for Equity” — Reframing Homework and Rubrics — in addition to the three that...

Students collaborate together in their monthly meetings

Student Equity Task force wraps up the year

Pranati Kotamraju June 9, 2023

Created in late spring 2022, the Student Equity Taskforce is a student-staff partnership which aims to identify and mitigate inequities within our MVHS community. Originally developed to give students...

The seniors and freshmen splash each other in the hopes of sinking the others boat.

Classes compete in annual Boat Battle

Sonia Verma and Alex Zhang May 27, 2023

Transcript: Hannah Wu: I was told someone was gonna drown and I want to see that happening. Voice-over: An inter-class boat battle was held at the Mona Vista pool during lunch on Wednesday, May...

Author Kim Scott answers a question from the audience.

MV Bookshelf hosts first book talk of the year

Sonia Verma, Graphics Editor October 28, 2022

Bestselling author Kim Scott gave an author talk on Oct. 27 during lunch after being invited by MV Bookshelf to talk about her NYT bestselling book “Radical Candor," which gives tips on effective business...

Sophomore Jami Lim checks her schedule

Runaway of the bulls

Students and staff discuss the reasons for and the impacts of the cancellation of ROTB
Community members gather to celebrate the naming of the Bettencourt gymnasium at a ceremony on May 7.

Main gym renamed

Michelle Chen and Devin Gupta May 22, 2022
Honoring Harry Bettencourt’s 32 years of service to FUHSD
When schools opened in August of 2021, California’s free lunch program increased the number of students who ordered school lunch, raising concerns about the impact of food waste on the environment.

Limiting food waste at MVHS

Jefferson Le and Matthew Yoshimoto May 13, 2022
An explanation of contributing factors and ways to combat excess leftovers
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