The Stampede

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018

As students begin high school, new accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities. The most common are the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan, and there are many details and options entailed in each. An IEP is for children who qualify for special education services....

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club

The first rule of fight club: Don't talk about fight club

Jack Heenan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

“Run!” Underground fighting and boxing groups have been spontaneously emerging week after week in the streets of San Ramon and Danville. Rendezvous points are posted online and students gather to watch the fights. Some of these fights are planned, and other times, they are not. Spectators...

MV Honors Our Nation’s Heroes

Over 15 veterans standing in front of the Monte Vista crowd. Many of the veterans have some association with Monte Vista.

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

October 12, 2018

The red, white, and blue were in full-swing as MV football honored our nation’s finest.     Over 15 veterans were in attendance and were honored at the Sept. 21 Monte Vista varsity football game against the visiting Livermore Cowboys. The game took place on 36th annual of the establishment of Wo...

Tragedy leads to new policies

Tragedy leads to new policies

Ava Hunt and Seta Salkhi

October 12, 2018

    Student-athletes were not only emotionally challenged by this spring’s tragedy, but are now physically constrained as a result of the aquatic sports’ inconvenient practice schedule.     Last May, a San Ramon Valley High School freshman had a fatal accident in the school pool. The trag...

Bye, Bye BioTech

Cameron Ziegenfus, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

      One of Monte Vista’s most advanced classes has bid our school adieu.     BioTechnology was abruptly ended this school year due to an unexpected retirement by Linda Bandrowski who was the Monte Vista BioTechnology teacher for more than 13 years.     BioTechnology is classifie...

National Anthem, interrupted

National Anthem, interrupted

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

March 13, 2018

Though the Star Spangled Banner stayed through the bombs bursting in air, it didn’t stick with local California High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB). On January 19th, Cal High held their annual winter rally, but something was different, the national anthem was not played. This was due to...

Students reject an act of diversity

Black Student Union created Black History Month posters that were later ripped off the walls. The club continues to represent student diversity and advocate for student unity.

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

March 1, 2018

The posters were supposed to celebrate achievement. Hung at the beginning of lunch and less than one period later, ripped off the walls and not found. Nationwide, February is designated as Black History Month to honor the roles and achievements of African American people throughout history. Monte...

Danville Library opens new teen space

Teen Advisory Board members and Town Council members cut the ribbon officially opening the new Teen
Zone at the Danville Library.

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

January 31, 2018

    Cheerful members of the community surrounded the new and modern orange seating as four students cut a gold ribbon, officially introducing the opening the new teen space at the Danville Library.     On Dec. 12, the Danville Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled “Tee...

MV students receive Town of Danville awards

Monte Vista seniors Lauren Edelman and Katie Wong accept an Award of Merit for their extensive dedication in making Danville a better community. Brady Martin, also a Monte Vista senior, received an award the same night for his involvement in the Monte Vista community.

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

January 31, 2018

   In early December, a few of our very own Monte Vista students were recognized by the Town for the hard work they put into making Danville a better place throughout their lives.     Seniors Lauren Edelman, Brady Martin, and Katie Wong all received awards. Edelman and Wong both received the...

CHP enforces safety in SRVUSD

CHP enforces safety in SRVUSD

Claire Chu, Online, CC Spin, PR/Communications Editor

January 31, 2018

    With the ongoing teen driving accidents on and off school campuses, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) has decided to implement a new system for students who wish to obtain an on-campus parking permit to emphasize driving safety.     SRVUSD has partnered Street Smarts ...

Community backlash leads to district change

Maddie Dailey and Lauren Walker

January 14, 2018

    After various parent meetings, a petition, and student press conferences, the superintendent amended his set of plans for the future of students’ schedules.     Superintendent Rick Schmitt received backlash for his plan to take away a seventh period option in the past two months. ...

BREAKING – Updates: What’s the deal with the fire?

Robin Hyun and Lauren Edelman, Feature and News Editor

October 12, 2017

The one topic students cannot get off their mind: the fire.  MV Journalism class interviewed Principal Dr. Kevin Ahern and Assistant Principals Liz Pagano, Kenny Khan, and Cheryl DiGrazia. What was originally said from the district yesterday? Dr. Ahern: Yesterday, it was kind of a phase appro...

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