El Estoque

MVHS hosts senior car parade

Many seniors used the car parade as an opportunity to meet with their friends and take graduation photos together.

Robert Liu and Lance Tong

June 8, 2020

Seniors gather to celebrate their socially distanced graduation

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

Purple pride

Purple pride

Alyssa Hui

May 22, 2019

MVHS takes steps to get rid of gender binaries in graduation gowns and senior portraits

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019

MVHS students discuss their goals for the summer and before graduation

Last words: Seniors reflect on their hopes and regrets in high school

Photo by Mingjie Zhong

Elizabeth Han

June 6, 2016

Co-reported by Mingjie Zhong and Grace Zhou June 3, 2016. 97 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a hot and sticky morning under a vivid blue sky. Hundreds of seniors swelter in robes of purple and white, each surrounded by peers and memories from the last four years. For the seniors and audience alike, th...

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 »...

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Cynthia Mao

May 15, 2012

With less than a month until graduation, seniors received some unexpected news. At lunch on Tuesday, May 10, all the seniors were called into the rally court for an announcement: They would be graduating at MVHS this year. Because of the field construction, plans had previously been made for ...

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Akshay Agrawal

December 9, 2011

After soliciting questions concerning change at MVHS from readers, El Estoque sought answers from Dean of Students Michael Hicks and 2012 class officers. In the following videos, Hicks speaks to student-administration communication and dances, while the class officers discuss graduation. ...

Location and time of 2012 graduation changed

The 2011 graduation ceremony was held at MVHS on June 8, the Thursday afternoon of the last week of school. This year, graduation will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Foothill College on Friday, June 8. Photo by Rachel Beyda.

Rachel Beyda

November 6, 2011

  On Nov. 1 Principal April Scott sent a Schoolloop message announcing that the 2012 graduation will be held at Foothill College at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8. Though students already knew that graduation would not be on campus due to incomplete field renovations, they were unaware that the ceremony would be held on Friday morning until the annou...

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Anushka Patil

September 8, 2011

The track and fields on campus will be reconstructed during late September. After the Department of State Architects (DSA) approved the project, administration was notified on Sept. 1, and construction will begin as soon as possible. The track and field will be unusable for approximately the next 12 mo...