El Estoque

Class of 2013 graduation and baccalaureate speakers announced

Principal April Scott speaks during the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony on June 8, 2012. This year’s baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies will happen on June 3 and 7 at the St. Jude’s church and MVHS football field respectively. Photo by Margaret Lin.

Margaret Lin

May 13, 2013

Six students are chosen to present speeches by administration, teachers and students. Read More »...

Blue Pearl held on Feb. 15

Blue Pearl held on Feb. 15

Angela Wang

February 25, 2013

MVHS’s annual 1920s themed dance entertained students with jazz music and swing dancing. Read More »...

Overview: Highlighter Week held Feb. 4 through Feb. 8

This week, students will be bringing different talents including singing and dancing, to the Bull Factor talent Show in acknowledgment of the Highlighter rally on Feb. 8.The rally and activities taking place are dedicated to highlighting and recognizing students. Photo taken by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Gisella Joma

February 6, 2013

The week of Feb. 4 will be jam-packed with distinct activities in which students will be given the opportunity to display their unique talents. “Basically we are calling this week Recognition or Highlighter Week,” said senior ASB President Cathy Ang. “What we’re trying to do is include...

FBLA holds first ever Baby Benefit Bash on Feb. 2

FBLA holds first ever Baby Benefit Bash on Feb. 2

Angela Wang

February 5, 2013

FBLA chapters from MVHS, Homestead, Lynbrook and Cupertino High Schools raise money for March of Dimes. Read More »...

Soundslide: Annual winter dance showcase lives up to expectations

Dance team member poses during a routine.

Varsha Venkat

December 4, 2012

Students and families enjoy a night of holiday music and dance. Read More »...

Challenge Day held Nov. 15

Challenge Day held Nov. 15

Jennifer Lee

November 16, 2012

Students open up to peers, share personal experiences with one another Read More »

Homecoming Court announced

Homecoming Court announced

Namrata Ramani

October 1, 2012

On Oct. 1, Homecoming Court was announced as follows: Boys: Thomas Barber Nikitas Kanellakopoulos Arnon Karnkaeng Sanjeev Ranga Tommer Schwarz Omer Yosef Girls: Cathy Ang Britni Chon Serena Chew Vivian Duong Hadar Sachs Emily Wong In early September, seniors nominated 20 ...

Welcome back dance to be held Aug. 24



ASB Leadership will be hosting the Welcome Back dance on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the rally court. 
 
“We really want this to be a fun experience for everyone since it’s the first dance of the year in which all the grades are welcome,” said ASB President senior Cathy Ang.

Earlier this month, after the Link Crew hosted the Matador Retreat, a freshmen-only dance following freshman orientation, students wondered whether the Welcome Back dance would still take place as scheduled.

“I noticed that the dance was excluded from the master calendar [online] and I wasn’t sure whether it was still happening or not,” said ASB Student Recognition Coordinator junior Kimberly Zhong. 

Although the dance isn’t marked on the calendar, according to Ang, ASB was keen on publicizing the event through social networking sites and on-campus promo announcements. “The confusion about if the dance was happening or not was only temporary, and ASB never considered canceling the dance,” said Ang. 

This year, attendees will be able to enjoy a wide selection of tunes presented by DJ Omega while socializing with friends. Glow in the dark bracelets will also be provided in interest of the dimly-lit outdoor setting. Administrators will be enforcing the basic Zero Tolerance policy. 

“Ultimately, we want students to be safe and have a great time before we get deeper into this next year,” Ang said.
 
The dance will be held on Aug. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the rally court. Tickets are $10 for regular admission and free for ASB cardholders. Attire is informal. Photo taken from Flickr and photo illustration by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Yashashree Pisolkar

August 24, 2012

ASB Leadership will be hosting the Welcome Back dance on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the rally court.“We really want this to be a fun experience for everyone since it’s the first dance of the year in which all the grades are welcome,” said ASB President senior Cathy Ang. Ea...

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Namrata Ramani

August 24, 2012

New Assistant Principal Michael Hicks has known former FHS Dean of Students Nico Flores for about four years. They became acquainted with one another at the FUHSD district meetings, where they met a few times a year to share thoughts and experiences from their respective schools with each other. This...

Little Italy deemed successful by class of 2015

Little Italy deemed successful by class of 2015

Sara Yang

April 7, 2012

    Friday afternoon, a little over an hour after the end of seventh period, the campus had mostly emptied itself of students. But the freshman class officers scurried through the rally court, moving tables, setting up the speaker system and running to catch the stack of boxed salads before the packages toppled to the ground. The class of 2015 held a joint fundraiser and class bonding event in the rally court on April 6 ...

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

Daniel Tan

January 26, 2012

For five dollars, you could have stepped into MVHS’s first-ever Coffee House, hosted by student literary magazine La Pluma. You would have seen the bagels and cakes, generously donated by Noah’s Bakery and Sweet Passion’s Bakery, respectively, laid out on a long table pushed against a side wall. You...