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Leaving a legacy

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

Book club: History teacher Margaret Platt offers her take on favorite novels

Book club: History teacher Margaret Platt offers her take on favorite novels
September 24, 2015

The 180 days that make up our school year may seem like an eternity to MVHS students, but for some teachers, more days are what they need to cover certain aspects of the subject that they teach. History...

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Most of the TA duties listed in the FUHSD student assistance policy sheet are clerical tasks like answering the telephone and delivering messages; anything that involves viewing another student’s record is forbidden. However, despite the rules, most teachers allow their TAs to grade papers. Photo by Shuyi Qi.
December 4, 2013

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties.   [dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]alking into a classroom, it is not uncommon to see...

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...

A giant victory

A giant victory
November 5, 2010

Bay Area celebrates the Giants' victory on Nov. 3 on Market Street, San Francisco This project relates to content in the November 10, 2010 El Estoque Print issue.{s5_mp3}https://elestoque.org/images/mp3s/Giantsplatt.mp3{/s5_mp3}...

Too much on your hands

Too much on your hands
September 22, 2010

    Contrary to common belief, recent studies reveal that it is impossible to do two things at once   Everyone is a master at multitasking, sort of. It really depends...

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration
September 10, 2010

  More than half of AP U.S. History students team up on Google Docs to collectively succeed It all began during the first week of school when students who had taken Advanced...

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