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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

A close up shot of a Diya, a candle used to illuminate houses during Diwali.

Acknowledging Cultural Celebrations

Abdullah Memon, Aditya Shukla, and Justin E Kim December 5, 2020
The MVHS administration’s stance on cultural awareness and reducing workload for traditionally celebrated holidays
On Nov. 19, students and parents gathered in the auditorium to watch the movie Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. Photo by Michelle Chen

PTSA: Adult outlooks on teenage mental health

Michelle Chen December 2, 2019
Comprehending parent and expert strategies for and opinions on the topic of teenage stress
The key to success: Positive Psychology

The key to success: Positive Psychology

Claire Chang and Tina Low April 8, 2019

Psychologist G. Julie Xie began her presentation on Positive Psychology with a simple question: What are the main challenges that families in the audience often face? “Learning to deal with failure,”...

Coffee with the Principal

Coffee with the Principal

Claire Chang and Tina Low October 26, 2018

irculating around the room, 35 parents introduce themselves to Principal Ben Clausnitzer. They sit in a circle with cups of steaming coffee in their hands, conversing casually, asking questions and talking...

PTSA includes student voices at fifth monthly meeting, held Jan. 28

Colin Kim February 7, 2014
The meeting kicks off second semester with updates from students, staff to improve connection within school.
Parents and administrators come together at the Challenge Success meeting to discuss stress at MVHS. Although only 17 parents attended, the PTSA hopes to reach more community members with a campus-wide survey. Photo by Karen Feng.

Challenge Success reaches out to parents

Karen Feng January 22, 2014
PTSA holds Challenge Success meeting on Jan. 14 to introduce program, brainstorm with parents.
PTSA discusses Career Fair and results of WOW at fourth monthly meeting

PTSA discusses Career Fair and results of WOW at fourth monthly meeting

Catherine December 4, 2013
During a short 30-minute meeting on Nov. 26, PTSA discussed updates from the previous 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.

PTSA discusses academic changes in third monthly meeting

Karen Feng October 25, 2013
Meeting topics included the Common Core, STAR testing, accreditation and LeGos.
Changes to Student Board aim to increase awareness of PTSA

Changes to Student Board aim to increase awareness of PTSA

Amrutha Dorai October 1, 2013
The board, heading into its second year, is increasing involvement at school and in the community.

PTSA to introduce new programs

Namrata Ramani August 29, 2013
PTSA kicks off the year with seminars, new student group and stress management program.
PTSA will show the critically acclaimed “3 Idiots” during the movie night. Photo from Flickr user 沐小川.

PTSA to hold movie night on Nov. 21

Joyce Varma November 20, 2012
Student committee hosts fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims, aims to increase student interest in PTSA
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