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  • Low funds are affecting class sizes
  • A club that embraces culture
  • Monte Vista harmonized with local schools at the Area Band Festival
  • Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV
  • Sharing is (not always) caring
  • Low funds are affecting class sizes

    Low funds are affecting class sizes

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

    October 5, 2017

        With over 2,450 students at Monte Vista this year, classes are increasing in size due to the district’s restricted funding.     San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) class funding policy follows the 28-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. SRVUSD only funds sections that ...

    Caption: In an Honors Chemistry class, sophomore Sabeel Abboushi sits at a lab table while all the other students sit at a student desk due to a large class. She discovered the challenge of learning at this seat for the first weeks of school. (Courtesy of Claire Chu)

  • A club that embraces culture

    A club that embraces culture

    May 4, 2017

        There are so many different cultures in the world and everybody has their own culture that they embrace, that is the opportunity that Monte Vista’s Persian Club has to offer.     The Persian Club was new to Monte Vista this year and it made its presence known since the club fair as Persian m...

    Various members of the Persian club gather for group a photo following their soccer game played during lunch at the horseshoe.

  • Monte Vista harmonized with local schools at the Area Band Festival

    Monte Vista harmonized with local schools at the Area Band Festival

    Claire Chu, Staff Writer

    March 20, 2017

        10 schools: 7 elementary schools and 3 middle schools–all feeding into one high school at the Area Band Festival: Monte Vista.     The Area Band Festival features Monte Vista’s Wind Ensemble and Drumline along with Alamo, Creekside, Green Valley, Golden View, Sycamore Valley, Tas...

    Monte Vista's Wind Ensemble and Drumline play at the Area Band Festival. Instrumental teacher Ed Cloyd conducted members as elementary and middle schoolers joined them. (Courtesy of Ayra Moin)

  • Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

    Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

    Sumin Lim, CC Spin Editor

    March 20, 2017

        Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine spoke to students around the district at Monte Vista on March 2.     The Little Rock Nine were nine students who were the first African Americans to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. They attended Litt...

    Terrence Roberts speaks to students from around the district. He was a member of the Little Rock Nine who were the first African Americans to go to an all white high school in Arkansas.

  • Sharing is (not always) caring

    Sharing is (not always) caring

    Claire Chu, Staff Writer

    February 23, 2017

       It’s quite normal for an older sibling to pass down tests and assignments to their younger sibling. Other than receiving good grades, it really isn’t contributing to their success.     If you’re a student taking a difficult class, it’s nice to have someone with experience tell yo...

    Older sibling Mary Mikaili (right) helps her younger sister Marina Mikaili (left) with an assignment. Mary made sure Marina understood what she was teaching, so she could do well. (Courtesy of Mary Mikaili)

MV’s less popular sports

MV’s less popular sports

Natasha Atkins, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017No Comments

    The whole school comes together in rallies for football and basketball, and the stands at Monte Vista football and basketball games are always packed with students...

Recent Sports Stories

Terrell No-wens?

Terrell No-wens?

February 28, 2017

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced the night before Super Bowl 51 dur...

What happened to no cuts?

What happened to no cuts?

February 24, 2017

   With the swim season just underway, there is a new policy in town. For the first time ever, Monte ...

And that’s a wrap!

And that’s a wrap!

November 9, 2016

    As the fall season comes to a close, MV students must say goodbye to their fall sports for this y...

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Breaking down the walls

Tina Sui, A&E Editor

March 20, 2017No Comments

    Last November, students at Monte Vista had the opportunity to participate in a program called “Breaking Down the Walls.” This month, the program made a comeb...

Recent Feature Stories

New Author Emerges from MV

New Author Emerges from MV

February 24, 2017

    To write, let alone publish a book is an amazing feat for a sixteen year old, and yet Monte...

Mustangs march for equality and rights

Mustangs march for equality and rights

February 23, 2017

    One poster read, “Fight like a girl” another read, “Our Body our Rights”.    ...

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

January 13, 2017

     Monte Vista’s Key Club is doing many fun fundraising events, and is always welcoming new mem...

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

Robin Hyun and Lauren Edelman, Feature and News Editor

October 12, 2017No Comments

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...

Recent News Stories

Low funds are affecting class sizes

Low funds are affecting class sizes

October 5, 2017

    With over 2,450 students at Monte Vista this year, classes are increasing in size due to the d...

Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

March 20, 2017

    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine spoke to students around the district at...

TVLC

TVLC

February 24, 2017

    Twelve schools, four teams, 1000 students, and months of preparation: the TRI Valley Leader...

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Keeping up appearances

Keeping up appearances

Punya Sidhu, Feature Editor

May 5, 2017No Comments

       For the typical high school senior, receiving college acceptances and rejections is a nerve wracking and sometimes even dreadful time. But what may be even wors...

Recent Op/Ed Stories

Dress Difficulties

Dress Difficulties

February 28, 2017

    Prom, a wonderful, once in a lifetime and, most importantly, expensive experience.    ...

Flower Talk

Flower Talk

February 28, 2017

    Looking for the perfect flowers for the one you love? Perhaps there’s some colourful blooms you shoul...

Sharing is (not always) caring

Sharing is (not always) caring

February 23, 2017

   It’s quite normal for an older sibling to pass down tests and assignments to their younger si...

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A club that embraces culture

A club that embraces culture

May 4, 2017No Comments

    There are so many different cultures in the world and everybody has their own culture that they embrace, that is the opportunity that Monte Vista’s Persian Clu...

Recent A&E Stories

5 must read books!

May 3, 2017

    Reading is a job for most of us, especially since we all have to read what seems like the sam...

Monte Vista harmonized with local schools at the Area Band Festival

Monte Vista harmonized with local schools at the Area Band Festival

March 20, 2017

    10 schools: 7 elementary schools and 3 middle schools–all feeding into one high school at...

Hometown hero hits the big screen

November 23, 2016

    After almost seven years after landing his plane on the Hudson river safely, this Danville res...

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