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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

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
Rats have been found in and around the pipes that line walls and ceilings of classrooms.

MVHS faces rat infestation

Krish Dev, Tanish Mendki, and Aashi Venkat April 26, 2022

Just before February break, English teacher Derek Lu noticed a narrow hole in the ceiling of his classroom. Upon further inspection, Lu learned that the hole was caused by rats that were digging for food....

FUHSD’s new schedule for 2022-23 school year adopts mandatory delayed start time

FUHSD’s new schedule for 2022-23 school year adopts mandatory delayed start time

Crystal Cheng and Matthew Yoshimoto April 17, 2022
Exploring decisions behind the schedule and its response from the community
Continuous Coverage on Ethnic Studies, updates on the development of the ethnic studies course at FUHSD will be added as new information is available.

Continuous coverage on Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev, Website Editor March 29, 2022

March 29 Social Studies Curriculum lead Viviana Torres has been assigned with a three year role that involves facilitating two teams that are part of the development of the Ethnic Studies course at...

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