El Estoque

English Language Development students prepare to apply for Leadership

English Language Development students prepare to apply for Leadership

Harini Shyamsundar

May 14, 2014

Four months ago, literature teacher Mikki McMillion published a post on the news bulletin of the MVHS School Loop home page. It was titled “Seeking EL Leaders for next school year!” and in three brief sentences, McMillion encouraged English Language Development students to apply Leadership for the...

English Language Development students encouraged to try out for Leadership

Harini Shyamsundar

February 9, 2014

New Student Support officers begin long-term process of inspiring ELD students to participate more actively in school events. Read More »...

English teacher Mikki McMillion wins Goldin Award

English teacher Mikki McMillion wins Goldin Award

Joyce Varma

May 28, 2013

When she received a phone call in March informing her that she had won the Goldin Excellence in Education award, English teacher Mikki McMillion thought it was a prank call. She did not even know she had been nominated for the award. Deborah Vanni, a Homestead High School literature teacher who f...

TED Talk showcase to be held on May 10

TED Talk showcase to be held on May 10

Karen Feng

May 4, 2013

Vote for your favorite video to decide which idea should receive the $1,000 prize. Read More »

Over 700 students participate in Bike/Walk to School Day

Over 700 students participate in Bike/Walk to School Day

Amrutha Dorai

May 5, 2012

On May 2, 743 students left the car at home and had a chance to win a free iPad as part of Club Commission’s eighth annual Bike/Walk to School Day. The event, hosted in part by the PTSA, aimed to encourage student awareness of the harmful effects of vehicular transportation. Although origin...

Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Amrutha Dorai

April 9, 2012

The human brain is an intricate machine. A three-pound, hundred billion-celled machine divided, for the sake of efficiency, into two halves: left and right. The left brain is for logic, memorization and numbers; the right brain for creativity, intuition and empathy.According to English teacher Mik...