El Estoque

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy
Retiring staff members reflect on their careers
May 9, 2018

Staff remembers JFK assassination

November 22, 2013

Teachers reflect on moment they learned of tragedy as schoolchildren 50 years ago. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Fifty years later, teachers remember where they...

Overworked by recommendation letters

Overworked by recommendation letters
October 24, 2012

Every night they spend hours hunched behind a glowing computer screen, tapping at the keyboard and reviewing each sentence with the utmost concentration. They’re the image of diligent high school seniors...

Teachers’ recommendation letter regulations benefit students

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September 30, 2012

Right around now, most seniors are working on their college applications, and most have talked to--or will soon talk to--the teachers they want to write them letters of recommendation. Right about...

Making a house a home

Making a house a home
June 4, 2011

MVHS's Habitat for Humanity helps build six-home project Three handprints lay embedded in the concrete of the house porch. Underneath, the owners’ names are written—BK, MJ, and JC. The marks are...

New semester, new teacher

New semester, new teacher
January 12, 2010

Unexpected switch-up in math department leads 12 classes to change teachers This semester, students in 12 math department classes returned to discover their teachers and room numbers had been changed...

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