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Kimberely Gilles named finalist for national education award

Kimberely Gilles named finalist for national education award

November 22, 2013

  The following is an official Press Release from The NEA Foundation.  WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2013) – Kimberley Gilles,  a language arts educator at Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA, will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of ...

The dangers of driving

Laura Kenny, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2013

     Thousands of teens die every year from car crashes when the driver was distracted or under the influence. The prevention program “Every 15 Minutes” aims to reduce driving while under the influence in teens and is coming to Monte Vista this spring.      Every 15 Minutes is a two day progr...

Workday Student Center: center of attention

Chris Bortolon, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

October 29th, the opening day of the new Workday Center, was a monumental day for the Staff and Students of Monte Vista.     Right after school on the 29th, Teachers, Parents, and Students gathered in front of the new center, eager for its opening. Also attending the festivities were officials from the District and the city of Danville.     At around 4:45pm, the doors we...

Steps to help bullied victims

Isabella Ordaz, Business Manager

November 20, 2013

    During an October Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting, Club Advisor Kimberley Gilles highlighted the existence of a school policy that can help victims of harassment.     The steps of the policy entail that if a student is in a classroom and something is being communicated to them that is ...

Remembering the Pack Children

Georgia Buxton, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

    On the evening of Oct. 26, 2003 most people were going about their normal routines, completely unaware of the tragedy that had just occurred.     The lives of Troy and Alana Pack had just been ended when a driver, who was under the influence of vodka and at least 10 vicodin pills, jumpe...

New Workday Center

The new Workday student center features a new library

Chris Bortolon, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

    The new, state-of-the-art Workday Student Center at Monte Vista is undergoing final preparations for its scheduled opening Oct. 29.     The student center, chiefly funded by Workday and co-founder Dave Duffield, costs $19 million and features highly advanced technology and modern archite...

Student opinions on national news

Anna Peirano, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

    When it comes to national news, senior students have strong opinions about what is going on in our country. Syria and the government shut down are popular items that are in the news today. The Government Shutdown     Senior Kevin Gallagher, member of the Young Republicans club, believes that the...

SRVH starts off school with a great loss

Fatima Ali, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

    The tragic death of a local high school student, Robert Orlando at San Ramon Valley High School leaves the town of Danville and San Ramon in disbelief.     Robert Orlando was killed on the night of August 26, when the car he was riding in struck a tree.     Orlando, known as “Chop”...

MV Speech suits up at Dougherty for first wins of season

Reilly Olson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013

    Pouring rain and hundreds of competitors didn’t seem to phase the Monte Vista Speech and Debate team Sept. 21 as they took on Congress 1-- the first official tournament of the year.     Congress, short for congressional debate, is a style of competition involving a roomful of people, each com...

Close Quarters: Whose side is it anyway?

Laura Kenny, Editor in Chief

November 12, 2013

     With 13 teachers, but only 10 classrooms, the science department is still trying to figure out how to share classrooms this year.     In room 902, AP Biology, taught by Ms. Nevis, AP Environmental Science and Integrated Physical Science, taught by Ms. Baskerville, share the same space just at ...

Bigger isn’t always better

Bigger isn't always better

Chris Bortolon, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

As the state and district continue to face budget battles and new enrollments, the number of students per teacher have been steadily increasing, causing dysfunction for both instructors and teens.     The SRVUSD as a whole has seen an increase of over 15% enrollment from 2008-2013 with a 5% jump...

Monte Vista welcomes new Assistant Principal

Monte Vista welcomes new Assistant Principal

Amanda Mileski and Anna Peirano

October 24, 2013

Monte Vista has recently acquired a new assistant principal for the 2013-2014 school year. With the loss of Mrs. Petish, who now works at Charlotte Wood Middle School, assistant principal Gary Peterson was hired to fill her spot. Peterson’s background includes a lot of teaching experience. After g...

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