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English teacher Matt Brashear’s Mythology and Folklore students participate in the newly introduced breathing exercise on May 2. Faculty hopes that the pilot week will reveal positive results as students evaluate the merits of meditation as a form of stress relief. Photo by Ambika Dubey.

Faculty pilots ‘Take 10 Deep Breaths’ activity

Yashashree Pisolkar May 5, 2014

Teachers encourage students to participate in breathing exercise during the week of April 27 to promote stress management.   “Try to sit up straight as you do this,” English teacher...

Rise from the rankings: The evolution of the relationship between consumer and advertiser

Rise from the rankings: The evolution of the relationship between consumer and advertiser

Pranav Parthasarathy February 9, 2014

Social studies teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez’s online shopping routine is fairly straightforward. She begins at the crossroads of the Internet: Google. She never starts with a blank slate, instead...

Students and teachers reflect on passing of Nelson Mandela

Joyce Varma December 20, 2013

South African president makes positive impact on MVHS campus. Nelson Mandela passed away of a lung infection at the age of 95 on Thursday, Dec. 5 in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. As the...

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...

M-H shows her oversized items that she keeps around the classroom. Her collection is an accumulation of student gifts and personal purchases. Photo by Smitha Gundavajhala.

History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez shares her oversize souvenirs

Yashashree Pisolkar May 23, 2013

On the first day of school, AP U.S. History and regular Government and Economics teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez pulled out her oversized pencil to take attendance, hoping to “break the ice” with...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code

Amrutha Dorai October 22, 2012

  Students and teachers prepare for the first code red drill of the year As an alarm sounded during second period on Thursday, Oct. 18, teachers and students immediately began to block...

New teacher bridges three academic departments

New teacher bridges three academic departments

Jennifer Lee August 23, 2012

Spanish 2. PE 9. U.S. Government and Economics. Individually, and occasionally in combinations of two, these three classes are commonly seen on schedules for teachers and students alike; but never...

On that day: Teachers reflect

Lisa Zhang September 11, 2011

English teachers David Clarke and Vennessa Nava and History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez describe the day when they heard about the 9/11 news. Clarke was a teacher at another school at the time,...

Think you are good at faces?

Think you are good at faces?

Laura Yang September 10, 2010

Try your luck at guessing the face behind the cream   <a href="http://www.mystudiyo.com/act121516/mini/go/think_you_know_your_teachers?"...

The Greek also rises

Jaime Chu March 8, 2010


Saturday Night Live lives up to expectations

Saturday Night Live lives up to expectations

Anthony Chen February 1, 2009

MVHS Saturday Night Live succeeds in making audience laugh Saturday Night Live had it all, from a mock Sarah Palin to a depressed, suicidal Bruce Banner, all packaged into a relatively fresh, modern-day...

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