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Students organize Beanie Babies Drive for Sandy Hook Elementary

Students organize Beanie Babies Drive for Sandy Hook Elementary

Joyce Varma

December 23, 2012


Filed under NEWS

In response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., juniors Michelle Swedek and Cathryn Yang organized a Beanie Babies Drive. Swedek and Yang coordinated with AP Biology teacher Pamela Chow, Assistant Principal Brad Metheany and Principal April Scott to send Beanie Babies to the s...

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

Cynthia Mao

December 13, 2012


Filed under Main slider, NEWS

Graffiti at Lynbrook High School threatens MVHS teacher.  Read More »...

New mascot introduced

New mascot introduced

Anupama Cemballi

September 10, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

When Monte the Matador “returned” to Monta Vista at the Welcome Back Rally after a “long vacation,” almost everyone was surprised. However, Monte had long been in the making. “Everything was related to the bull, and we’re not the bulls,” Principal April Scott said. “We’ve tri...

New STEM research class unfairly not made available to general student body

New STEM research class unfairly not made available to general student body

Joyce Varma

September 8, 2012


Filed under OPINION

This summer, administration found itself in an awkward situation. The FUHSD foundation had finally approved a STEM research class for MVHS and Lynbrook High School for the 2012-2013 school year, and the class at MVHS was to be taught by science teacher and Research Club advisor Renee Fallon. The only proble...

First PTSA meeting of the year held Aug. 28

First PTSA meeting of the year held Aug. 28

Amrutha Dorai

August 30, 2012


Filed under NEWS

At the first Parent Teacher Student Association meeting this year, Principal April Scott and Assistant Principal Brad Metheany emphasized administration’s goal of making MVHS feel like a family, where teachers, students and parents all have an important role to play in the  school’s community. During...

Congressman Mike Honda visits MVHS with focus on STEM

Congressman Mike Honda visits MVHS with focus on STEM

Amrutha Dorai

May 28, 2012


Filed under NEWS

During brunch on May 25, while most students were filtering out of the Farewell Rally, senior Angela Zhang and sophomore Natalie Ng were discussing a potential cure for cancer with Congressman Mike Honda. Honda sat across a table from the two girls as Zhang described at length both the mechanism ...

So long, farewell

So long, farewell

Soumya Kurnool

May 23, 2012


Filed under From the magazine, Print news, Uncategorized

It was assistant principal Dennis Plaza's first day on the job at MVHS. He was pushing a cart  through the school, and when a few things fell off, Plaza remembers, he began picking them up, not expecting any help. "In other schools," Plaza said, "you can walk across campus and people will st...

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Cynthia Mao

May 15, 2012


Filed under NEWS

With less than a month until graduation, seniors received some unexpected news. At lunch on Tuesday, May 10, all the seniors were called into the rally court for an announcement: They would be graduating at MVHS this year. Because of the field construction, plans had previously been made for ...

Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Aafreen Mahmood

March 7, 2012


Filed under NEWS

During the Board of Trustees meeting held in the MVHS library on March 6, science teacher Kavita Gupta was awarded Certified Employee of the Year and senior clerical Dianne Howard as Classified Employee of the Year. According to Principal April Scott, the nominations for Employees and Student of t...

FUHSD substitute teacher charges students for editing papers

FUHSD substitute teacher charges students for editing papers

Karishma Mehrotra

February 6, 2012


Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 25, junior Victor Zhang posted an email exchange between him and substitute teacher Adam Wies on his Tumblr. The post received a large response from fellow students. Soon, teachers and students began discussing the exchange throughout Facebook and Tumblr. An email exchange In the email, Zhang...

Impacts of construction forthcoming

Impacts of construction forthcoming

Karishma Mehrotra

August 25, 2011


Filed under NEWS

As the year moves on and the seasons shift from summer to fall, the color of the leaves won’t be the only aspect of our environment that will change. MVHS has started construction projects throughout the campus and is finalizing future construction plans as well. Track and Field: ...

Principals from across the world

Principals from across the world

Lisa Zhang

October 24, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Shangai principals shadow Principal April Scott for three weeks as part of the partnership between the California School Board Association and the Shanghai Bureau of Education Read More »...