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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. Meeting topics included the student and staff reports, Challenge Success and Explore Careers. Student...

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. “[Stress is] the elephant in the room, and we need to talk about it,” Student Advocate Richard Prinz...

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 The fourth PTSA meeting of the year, held on Nov. 26, lasted 30 minutes. The following is a breakdown of...

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. Fast facts | Create infographics The PTSA held its third monthly meeting in the library on Oct. 22...

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. The last Parent Teacher Student Association meeting, in senior Pooja Desai’s memory, drew four students....

PTSA to introduce new programs

Namrata Ramani August 29, 2013

PTSA kicks off the year with seminars, new student group and stress management program.   By The numbers | Create infographics $40,000. That’s approximately how much the PTSA...

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

MVHS PTSA student committee will show the popular Bollywood film “3 Idiots” on Wednesday Nov. 21 in room F111 to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event will take place after 6th...

First PTSA seminar of the year

PTSA hosts first parent seminar of the year on Oct. 2

Yashashree Pisolkar October 4, 2012

Student advocate Richard Prinz facilitates student, parent discussion This year, the Parent Teacher Student Organization is organizing three parent seminars. The first, which took place on Oct. 2,...

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