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Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition
MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
September 17, 2020
MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning

Teaching styles evolve during remote learning

Teaching styles evolve during remote learning
MVHS students and staff share about transitioning to Zoom school
September 13, 2020
MVHS students and staff share about transitioning to Zoom school

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

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Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks
November 22, 2019
Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks

Fighting for Rights

Graphic by Sarah Young
Exploring community members' struggles to assert their rights
November 15, 2019
Workers in our local community are constantly fighting for their rights. Teachers strive to expose all their students to LGBTQ texts and history. The League of Women Voters campaigns to register teenagers to vote and increase voter turnout. Librarians go on strike to demand for improved working conditions. Read this package about the process and the emotions that characterize these endeavors. 

Introducing the Class of 2020’s Homecoming Court

Senior Anna Kolesov smiles at the crowd in the bleachers while linking arms with her former calculus teacher, Martin Jennings.
Witnessing the reactions and emotions of nominated seniors at the 2019-20
October 24, 2019
Witnessing the reactions and emotions of nominated seniors at the 2019-20 Homecoming Court ceremony

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms
English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them
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

In the third installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Joe Kim 50 questions in his classroom
September 29, 2019
In the third installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Joe Kim 50 questions in his classroom

Teachers being pushed out of the comfort zone

Physics and chemistry teacher Julie Choi poses at her graduation ceremony.
Teachers share how they overcame their reserved personalities
September 26, 2019
Teachers share how they overcame their reserved personalities

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences
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...

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

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

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Striving to improve the CAASPP results
FUHSD curriculum leads discuss their prespectives on putting further emphasis towards raising the listening scores
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....

MVHS Teachers React to Memes

MVHS History Teacher Mr. Owens reacts to a Monta Vista Meme
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...

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