The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The main parking lot and outside of Monta Vista High School.

Grade distribution analysis from the first progress report

Melody Cui and Krish Dev November 14, 2021

The first grading period of the school year ended on Sept. 21, with a total of 263 D and 239 F grades. There were more failing grades this year compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, but data obtained...

Teaching styles evolve during remote learning

Teaching styles evolve during remote learning

Neysa Singh and Ritu Atreyas September 13, 2020
MVHS students and staff share about transitioning to Zoom school
Working hard: worth it?

Working hard: worth it?

Oishee Misra December 7, 2019
Refuting my previous belief that hard work doesn’t always equate success
ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

Shuvi Jha November 20, 2019
MVHS community reacts to the new superscore policy starting September 2020
Fixating on grade updates defeats the purpose of online portals

Fixating on grade updates defeats the purpose of online portals

Flora Peng January 23, 2019

Weeks after the conclusion of the first semester, students are now setting their expectant eyes toward the blessed horizon of summer vacation. Their hopes are high for a successful semester, prompted by...

Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu November 18, 2018

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19...

Exams in motion

Exams in motion

Brian Xu October 15, 2018

Sophomore Upasana Dilip stared into her computer screen, reading and rereading a clump of questions from a past Calculus exam. She yawned before looking down at her notes, desperately scanning the numbers...

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades A and B with an X

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar March 31, 2018

hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second...

Out of focus

Out of focus

Mallika Singh February 1, 2018

ll through high school, whether it is to review homework assignments or check for grade updates, checking School Loop has become second nature. Infinite Campus, however, is checked far less frequently....

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Roshan Fernandez March 8, 2017

ith course selection wrapping up for students of all grades, the buzz around campus over the past few weeks was all about what classes students would take next year. Honors American Literature or American...

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Daniel Lin November 17, 2015

trl + R. Ctrl + R. It’s late at night, and millions of high-schoolers around the world are refreshing CollegeBoard.org, anxiously awaiting their Scholastic Aptitude Test results. For many, the next few...

Link Leaders are assisting, not intruding on freshmen

Link Leaders are assisting, not intruding on freshmen

Tal Marom September 24, 2015

s a Link Leader last year, I saw the privilege of checking on my “Link kids’” grades as a positive one. In the spirit of openness, I told my Link kids that I would be checking up on their grades,...

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