The Stampede

El HoCo Loco

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

    Whether or not homecoming was worth the shopping and looking presentable for the night was up to the students, but the eventful week lit up the spirit of students at Monte Vista.     This year’s overall theme was Magic in MV, with each class having a specific name. To kick off Homecoming We...

New Classes at MV Allow Students More Options For Courses

 Mrs. Kither lectures on Classical India to her 1st 
     period AP World History class. She uses the white-
     board to aid her in drawing a timeline.

Lauren Walker, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

Marine Biology, AP World History, and Biotech Lab and Research are just a few of the new classes being offered at MV this year. This year at Monte Vista, there are a lot of new classes being offered for students to take this year. Along with the ones previously mentioned, Men’s Ensemble, Art and An...

RIP Advisory

Krista Cleary, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

In the 2016-2017 school year, Monte Vista will rid of the old advisory and start school wide access. For the past few years, Monte Vista has had a thirty minute period called advisory every Tuesday between brunch and third period where students and their teacher would talk of school announcements an...

SRVUSD high schools partner with DVC in CollegeConnect program

SRVUSD high schools partner with DVC in CollegeConnect program

Kevin Yang, News Editor

June 7, 2016

Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) will pilot a dual-enrollment program allowing a select group of juniors to take classes at both their high school and Diablo Valley College (DVC) at the same time.     This program is called CollegeConnec...

MONTE VISTA WELCOMES NEW ENGLISH CLASSES

Hero's Journey teacher Ms. Gilles hopes to get the

Punya Sidhu, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

    Analyzing the social meaning behind songs, and potentially reading novels such as “Fight Club” in search for the meaning of manhood are just some of the out of the ordinary activities that seniors will be able to take part in during English class next year.     Starting in the fall of the 2016-20...

Dr. Ahern organizes monthly meetings to facilitate equal representation

Fatima Ali, Op/Ed Editor

February 26, 2016

Dr. Kevin Ahern has arranged a monthly student union meeting, in which he has handpicked different groups and organizations for involvement. Students will meet once a month to discuss ways to positively build our school climate. “Essentially what I’m trying to do is build a panel of students who can give us a...

Computer Science at MV receives and upgrade

Kevin Yang, News Editor

February 26, 2016

Just as computer hardware and software needs to be upgraded every few years, Monte Vista’s computer science program is scheduled for an update. Monte Vista computer science teacher Bhupinder Anwar is working with admin and other teachers in the district to implement a series of changes to Monte Vi...

Death of former Monte Vista student leaves students in shock

Death of former Monte Vista student leaves students in shock

Niru Datta, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Officers in San Luis Obispo found Cal Poly student and Monte Vista class of 2014 alumni Aaron Matthew Wolf deceased following a collision with an Amtrak train. His death has been ruled a suicide. Wolf’s death came as a shock to both his hometown community in Danville and to his fraternity and f...

5th annual GSA forum hosted at Monte Vista

5th annual GSA forum hosted at Monte Vista

Kevin Yang, News Editor

February 25, 2016

The 5th Annual Gay Straight Alliance Forum was held on February 24 in Monte Vista’s Workday Student Center. Members of GSA clubs from each of the four high schools and several middle schools in the SRVUSD attended with the broad goals of increasing LGBTQ awareness in the SRVUSD and increasing the s...

SRVUSD: Most law enforcement referrals in the Bay


Monte Vista resource officer, Matt Roderick, gets into his car as he responds to a call.  To him, being a resource officer is all about protecting the Monte Vista community.  He believes that the SRVUSD is one of the safest districts in the state, despite what the numbers say.

Ben Morales, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is one of the most prestigious districts in California, ranking highly in value of education, quality of teachers, and student arrests. During the 2013-2014 school year, SRVUSD reported their students to the police 291 times, the most out of any Bay Area s...

Stuck in the EBMUD

Punya Sidhu, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

On October 16th, East Bay Municipal Utility District released a list of the top water wasters who use their services. The list consisted of water users who used over 1000 gallons of water each day, although many were guilty of using much more than that. The list, available to the public, contains each ho...

School Board approves new instructional calendar

Aaron Sanghera, Sam O'Connell, and Lauren Wenger

December 16, 2015

On Tuesday, December 16th, 2015, the SRVUSD board approved a new calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. "I think (the new calendar) will help to alleviate some of the stress that our kids feel," board president Greg Marvel said before delivering the news. The trade off for school ending earlier...

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