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Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS
February 19, 2020
Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms
English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them
October 21, 2019
English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them

Booked up

Booked up
Students and teachers express their opinions on the books taught in literature courses
October 15, 2018

iterature remains the only course at MVHS that students must take for all four years of high school. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience, while for others, it does nothing but elicit groans of distaste....

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature
April 22, 2016

mong the vast selection of book genres — from historical fiction to technical reports — English Literature teacher Hannah Gould has a favorite: Russian literature. After taking two Russian literature...

Literature teachers discuss popular fiction books

Literature teachers discuss popular fiction books
December 17, 2015

While most students picture their Literature teachers solely spending time reading classic literary fiction and revising essays, many teachers have read popular books of the 21st century. Below are three...

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum
October 26, 2015

any high school students sit through classes, learning little to none of the skills needed to continue on to higher level courses. However, over the past few years the English Department has focused...

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses
October 23, 2015

Updated: Nov. 20: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct 23 excluded some information mentioned by literature teacher Scott Catrette. The information has been added. As high schoolers,...

La Pluma releases its first issue of the year

La Pluma releases its first issue of the year
December 12, 2014

“Her knees touched the tip of her nose. Her voice repelled the idea of returning to defend her inability to do something other could. They were right. She was different and she couldn’t do what they...

E-books negatively impact the way we absorb information

At City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, employees are passionate about preserving the paper book.
January 16, 2014

E-books are convenient, but books provide for deeper reading experience. [dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]hen I walked into the store on a Saturday morning, the Stevens Creek Barnes and Noble was as deserted...

Teacher Stacey Cler on knitting through life’s rough patches

Teacher Stacey Cler on knitting through life’s rough patches
January 19, 2013

Literature teacher Stacey Cler develops a creative passion and finds knitting to have therapeutic effects.   1. When and how did you first start knitting? I first started to knit when...

Changes for the American Studies family

Changes for the American Studies family
August 27, 2010

Increased student interest results in a second American Studies course section   With 690 total students, the class of 2012 tips the scales as the largest class this school has ever...

Déjà vu

Déjà vu
March 16, 2010

"The Odyssey", a tangle of Greek adventures, was a play of precision and perfection  It's déjà vu to the extreme. Little snippets of the freshman Literature and Writing class flow back...

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