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MVHS hosts senior car parade

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

Purple pride

Purple pride
MVHS takes steps to get rid of gender binaries in graduation gowns and senior portraits
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
MVHS students discuss their goals for the summer and before graduation
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
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,...

2013 says good-bye

2013 says good-bye
June 12, 2013

  As principal April Scott finished her speech to the graduating Class of 2013, she had one final question: “Monta Vista Class of 2013, how do you feel?” The seniors responded with a resonating,...

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.
May 13, 2013

Six students are chosen to present speeches by administration, teachers and students. Dean of Students Mike White sent out an email on May 12 announcing the six graduation and baccalaureate speakers...

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Graduation moved back to MVHS
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...

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation
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...

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.
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...

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Track and field renovations to begin in late September
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...

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