The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Instrumental Music Director John Gilchrist takes a pause in directing the orchestra during its 2023 Winter Concert, “Forces of Nature.”

Striking the high note

Alyssa Yang and Benjamin Zhang January 26, 2024
John Gilchrist wins the Richard L. Levin Orchestra Educator Award
Principal Ben Clausnitzer responds to a student’s question at FUHSD Journalism Camp.

Principal Ben Clausnitzer named JEA 2023 administrator of the year

Jason Chu and Giljoon Lee August 24, 2023

Principal Ben Clausnitzer was named administrator of the year by the Journalism Education Association (JEA) on Aug. 22, in recognition of his dedication to journalism education at MVHS. Potential recipients...

“Climate” Change

“Climate” Change

Tyler Cho and Brian Xu April 10, 2019

MVHS was named a 2019 California Distinguished School in February among 162 middle and high schools across the state. Of the 10 schools in Santa Clara County who were honored, only three were high schools,...

The journey never ends: MVHS community discusses literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National board certification

The journey never ends: MVHS community discusses literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National board certification

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor January 16, 2019

fter two years and a wad of paperwork literature , AVID 10 teacher Monica Jariwala received her National Board certification in December 2018. This certification is  designed to recognize accomplished...

Junior Samantha Shieh wins California Association for Teachers of English contest

Harini Shyamsundar March 2, 2014

Student wins first in state in CATE creative writing contest with a story response to the prompt, “Pass it on.” [dropcap1]E[/dropcap1]very year, Mythology and Folklore teacher Matt Brashears encourages...

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