The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

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Sophia D'Sa and Benjamin Zhang December 6, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom introduced a new committee in late October to address a recent trend of computer science teacher shortages in California, which currently ranks 39th in the nation for the percentage...

The Say Something Anonymous reporting system protects students anonymity while letting them speak out about issues.

Call to action

Lauren Chuu and Kaia Yuan November 3, 2023

FUHSD implemented the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (ARS) this school year in partnership with the Sandy Hook Promise Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing school violence....

Junior Eric Zhou scans his ID using Minga at the lunch line.

Going digital

Daphne Huang and Brandon Xu September 23, 2023

MVHS is implementing a digital ID card system through the app “Minga” for students in the 2023-24 school year. According to Principal Ben Clausnitzer, MVHS is one of two schools in the FUHSD district,...

MVHS will partner with the African American Scholars Project starting in the 2023-24 school year.

MVHS administration implements African American Scholar’s Project

A B building bathroom wall was graffitied with the words “Kill all n******” on March 10, 2022. A video of a student saying the N word was sent to MVHS staff on Feb. 28, 2023. Although MVHS has established...

In August 2023, the choir room was still undergoing construction. | Photo by Giljoon Lee

Deconstructing construction

Ten days before students returned to campus, the floor of the F building’s vocal music room was covered in bundles of Thermafiber insulation and piles of gypsum boards. The choir’s new practice rooms...

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...

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...

New California legislation could potentially change the bounds for student suspension and expulsion to reduce inequity.

Equity in discipline

Alyssa Yang June 2, 2023
Exploring new proposed limits on student suspension and expulsion
Assistant Principal Sydney Fernandez stands with a group of sheriffs.

BREAKING: MVHS students and staff evacuated following second bomb threat

Jason Chu and Lauren Chuu September 23, 2022
Law enforcement has declared the campus “clear of danger”
Teachers take on new positions

Teachers take on new positions

Alongside a group of fellow AP teachers, Biology teacher Lora Lerner spent four days of her summer at AP Summer Institute gaining familiarity with curriculum and labs as she prepared to trade in one session...

A graphic illustrating the three philosophies MVHS aims to focus on to encourage equitable grading

MVHS aims to highlight equitable grading

Teachers are introduced to three core philosophies at staff professional development
FUHSD implements free menstrual products due to new California law

Packaging the period plan

FUHSD implements free menstrual products thanks to California law
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