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‘College Denials’ list up in the Career Center

‘College Denials’ list up in the Career Center

Soumya Kurnool

April 28, 2013


Filed under Main slider, NEWS

After failed attempts at creating a wall of college rejection letters at MVHS, college denials are now documented alongside college acceptances. Read More »...

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...

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...

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 ...

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Anushka Patil

February 4, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Senior clerical Dianne Howard is about to answer a question about the best part of her job when science teacher Pooya Hajjarian, passing by the front desk, answers it for her."Seeing me everyday,” he said. It's easy, fun rapport like this that Howard has built with staff members that has helped earn her the distinction of being the Clas...

Campus landmark of the 18th century

Campus landmark of the 18th century

Sara Yang

February 1, 2012


Filed under From the magazine, Quirks of MVHS

You are exiting the student parking lot, about to drive onto McClellan Road, when you notice something significant — the stop sign on the right sidewalk corner. What you might not notice, sitting right next to the street sign, is the boulder, which stands four feet tall and bears an antiquated bronze plaque. In 1968, just ...

Another hit of vandalism

Another hit of vandalism

Sara Yang

January 20, 2010


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Vandalism hits campus over Martin Luther King Day weekend  Read More »...

Not so false alarms

Not so false alarms

Laura Yang

November 8, 2009


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Series of fire alarms bring issues of safety to the spotlight   Read More »...

When minutes matter

When minutes matter

Sara Yang

November 4, 2009


Filed under NEWS

Officials acted quickly when student bicyclist was hit by a car at the crosswalk on Oct. 20  Read More »...

MVHS battles Lynbrook on Jan. 30

MVHS battles Lynbrook on Jan. 30

Christian Fatoohi

January 30, 2009


Filed under SPORTS

A Bull Spirit poster for the MVHS Varsity boys basketball team's upcoming game against Lynbrook on Jan. 30"We're excited. We worked hard for it. We're glad our efforts paid off," varsity senior Kevin Lang said. "It was a great victory." Lang applauded a win in the varsity boys b...

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Selene Rubino

January 19, 2009


Filed under NEWS

  It may be the second semester, but seniors aren't finished with their high school careers just yet. On Jan. 29, 150 randomly selected seniors will take part in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) for the first time, representing MVHS in a national standardized test. The N...

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Michelle Balmeo

January 16, 2009


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150 seniors will be subjected to taking standardized testing their senior year to represent MVHS in a national education report Read More »...