El Estoque

A look into why MVHS students ask each other to dances publicly

October 16, 2014

2014 inspired the most showy homecoming askings that Monta Vista has seen in years. Forget the mundane poster in the private setting— not only did students provide posters and flowers, but many sang...

PTSA discusses academic changes in third monthly meeting

This “stress tree,” developed by the MVHS Challenge Success team during a working session at the Fall Conference, displays the causes and effects of stress at MVHS. The CS team aims to create research-based solutions to increase student engagement, reduce stress and discuss long-term success. Photo used with permission of PTSA President Jim Cunningham.
October 25, 2013

Meeting topics included the Common Core, STAR testing, accreditation and LeGos. Fast facts | Create infographics The PTSA held its third monthly meeting in the library on Oct. 22...

Laser tag is the newest addition to Homecoming Week

The sophomores gather to listen to the laser tag proctor’s instructions about the game rules and area boundaries. Photo by Manasa Sanka.
September 25, 2013

MVHS rallies Homecoming spirit with the addition of a laser tag game on Sept. 19. Last Friday, students indulged in a war between the classes. A war with lights, headgear and inflatables. The four...

Students win at 53rd annual Synopsys Championship

Students win at 53rd annual Synopsys Championship
April 15, 2013

Eight students proceed to California State Fair after winning at regional science competition. The students in science teacher Renee Fallon’s Independent STEM Research class have been working on...

Enter the wild side

December 17, 2012

Students share stories of their unconventional pets. The phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” might have some truth to it — according to our survey of 427 students, 77% of pet owners have at...

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