El Estoque

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

Tanish Mendki

October 21, 2019

English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them

50 Questions with Joe Kim

50 Questions with Joe Kim

Hannah Lee and Kamyar Moradi

September 29, 2019

In the third installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Joe Kim 50 questions in his classroom

Pushed out of the comfort zone

Pushed out of the comfort zone

Tyler Cho and Claire Wen

September 26, 2019

s a student, physics and chemistry teacher Julie Choi was quiet. The one who always sat in the corner, easily missed, having teachers mark her absent even when she was present. She always had music playing on her headphones. She surrounded herself with friends who were also quiet and studious, and she n...

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 1, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Jasmine Lee

March 9, 2019

On Feb. 4, FUHSD English teachers attended a professional development session lead by English Curriculum Lead Greg Merrick about incorporating instruction on speaking and listening into literature courses.  One part of the training included examining the results from the 2017 California Assessment ...

MVHS Teachers React to Memes

MVHS Teachers React to Memes

Collin Qian and Herman Saini

March 3, 2019

Feeling down? Need some humor? Memes will save your day. Memes are a way for all students to make fun of and criticize the world around them. The meme account @montavistamemes with over a thousand followers posts memes relating to current events that happen at the school. As a spin-off of Jimmy...

The journey never ends

The journey never ends

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

January 16, 2019

fter two years and a wad of paperwork literature , AVID 10 teacher Monica Jariwala received her National Board certification in December 2018. This certification is  designed to recognize accomplished teachers and is considered one of the highest honors for teachers. To become certified, a teacher must f...

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Jasmine Lee

November 10, 2018

Five o’clock alarm. Fifty to 120 minutes of sitting in a car stuck in traffic. Stress. This is how English teacher Kate Evard describes her trips to school every day. Evard recently moved to Aptos, a town in Santa Cruz County. While Evard said her 10 years of teaching experience and equity ...