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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,” a parent suggested. “Self-esteem,” another said. “Fortnite,” one commented, earning empathetic lau...

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 with one another about their children’s experiences at MVHS. The ‘Coffee with the Principal’ eve...

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. Read More »...

Challenge Success reaches out to parents

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.

Karen Feng

January 22, 2014

PTSA holds Challenge Success meeting on Jan. 14 to introduce program, brainstorm with parents. Read More »...

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

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


December 4, 2013

During a short 30-minute meeting on Nov. 26, PTSA discussed updates from the previous meeting Read More »

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. Read More »...

PTSA to introduce new programs

Namrata Ramani

August 29, 2013

PTSA kicks off the year with seminars, new student group and stress management program. Read More »

PTSA to hold movie night on Nov. 21

PTSA will show the critically acclaimed “3 Idiots” during the movie night. Photo from Flickr user 沐小川.

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 period at the end of flip-block day, between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the R...

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

First PTSA seminar of the year

Yashashree Pisolkar

October 4, 2012

Student advocate Richard Prinz facilitates student, parent discussion Read More »

First PTSA meeting of the year held Aug. 28

First PTSA meeting of the year held Aug. 28

Amrutha Dorai

August 30, 2012

At the first Parent Teacher Student Association meeting this year, Principal April Scott and Assistant Principal Brad Metheany emphasized administration’s goal of making MVHS feel like a family, where teachers, students and parents all have an important role to play in the  school’s community. During...