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

What did you get?

What did you get?

Aaryan Sharma, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

It’s fifth period and your teacher hands back the math test your class took last week. You thought you did well but the 64% marked in red pen at the top of the paper says otherwise, leaving an empty...

Interventions Support Specialist Afreen Malim and Student A discuss upcoming homework.

Learning Space

Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou September 29, 2023

MVHS implemented Guided Studies, a tutoring program for students with Ds or lower, in Room A207 from periods one through five for the 2023-24 school year. Modeled after Cupertino High School’s Guided...

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
Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera uses a new way of inputting grades to alleviate student stress
Out of focus

Out of focus

Mallika Singh February 1, 2018
MVHS students discuss how grades should appear on official transcripts
Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Roshan Fernandez March 8, 2017
MVHS students identify the pros and cons of De Anza classes.
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