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New adjustments: exploring how MVHS helps transfer students

New adjustments: exploring how MVHS helps transfer students
Transfer students and MVHS staff explain how MVHS helps acclimate transfer students to the school
December 20, 2019
Transfer students and MVHS staff explain how MVHS helps acclimate transfer students to the school

Asian immigrant students are not welcome in an Asian community

Illustration by Elizabeth Han
March 13, 2017

hen sophomore Elisa Hsu first saw America with her own eyes, she realized her expectations of the foreign country strayed far from reality. Back in China, as she uttered “Kennedy Middle School”...

Where are ELD students from: Students share about their hometowns

Where are ELD students from: Students share about their hometowns
September 25, 2015

Co-reported with Akshara Majjiga  

Breaking Convention: Upperclassmen taking typical underclassmen courses

Breaking Convention: Upperclassmen taking typical underclassmen courses
September 10, 2015

e assume that a sophomore cannot take regular Biology, a junior cannot take Chemistry Honors and a senior cannot take US History. Since there are no official limitations and many reasons for upperclassmen...

English Language Development students prepare to apply for Leadership

English Language Development students prepare to apply for Leadership
May 14, 2014

Four months ago, literature teacher Mikki McMillion published a post on the news bulletin of the MVHS School Loop home page. It was titled “Seeking EL Leaders for next school year!” and in three...

English Language Development students encouraged to try out for Leadership

February 9, 2014

New Student Support officers begin long-term process of inspiring ELD students to participate more actively in school events.

ELD students start new club to interact with others

ELD students start new club to interact with others
November 24, 2013

“Welcome to Japanese Club,” read the Powerpoint presentation that had light purple jasmine blossoming in the background. Club president senior Yuri Kawaharada stepped forward as students settled in...

ELD teaching workshops are nothing to hide

ELD teaching workshops are nothing to hide
September 24, 2011

As we all must know by now, our teachers are attending workshops this week about improving academic language. Or so we’ve been told. The reality of this school’s academic imperfection is inconsistent...

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