El Estoque

A multilingual community

Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages
October 16, 2020
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.

Speaking up: How teachers work with students with speech anxiety

Illustration by Iman Malik. This is a fishbowl that represents a fishbowl discussion. The six other fish are talking while one of them is lonely.
Teachers explain their ways of dealing with student anxiety when speaking in class
March 11, 2020
Teachers explain their ways of dealing with student anxiety when speaking in class

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Cars commute towards their work.
Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so
November 24, 2019
Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms
English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them
October 21, 2019
English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them

All-American junior English courses

All-American junior English courses
March 7, 2017

tarting next school year, rising juniors will be limited to a choice of three English courses: American Literature, Honors American Literature or American Studies. Rising juniors can no longer take British...

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature
April 22, 2016

mong the vast selection of book genres — from historical fiction to technical reports — English Literature teacher Hannah Gould has a favorite: Russian literature. After taking two Russian literature...

E-books negatively impact the way we absorb information

At City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, employees are passionate about preserving the paper book.
January 16, 2014

E-books are convenient, but books provide for deeper reading experience. [dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]hen I walked into the store on a Saturday morning, the Stevens Creek Barnes and Noble was as deserted...

Common thoughts about Common Core

Common thoughts about Common Core
September 23, 2013

Department chairs discuss what the new national standards are, and how they will affect the student body. Click on each photo to see that chair's opinions on the new standards! The Common Core standards...

English teacher Mikki McMillion wins Goldin Award

English teacher Mikki McMillion wins Goldin Award
May 28, 2013

When she received a phone call in March informing her that she had won the Goldin Excellence in Education award, English teacher Mikki McMillion thought it was a prank call. She did not even know she...

Changes for the American Studies family

Changes for the American Studies family
August 27, 2010

Increased student interest results in a second American Studies course section   With 690 total students, the class of 2012 tips the scales as the largest class this school has ever...

Stay in school, kids

Stay in school, kids
November 16, 2009

Though somewhat contrived, "An Education" teaches a valuable lesson Some foreign films can breeze in, showing Hollywood just how much more it has left to learn about good film making. ...

Stay in school, kids

Stay in school, kids
November 16, 2009

Though somewhat contrived, "An Education" teaches a valuable lesson Some foreign films can breeze in, showing Hollywood just how much more it has left to learn about good film making. Enter...

Load more stories