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Three MV Students Win at ISEF
Congratulations to winners at May's International Science Fair (Intel-ISEF)! Anika and Nikhil Cheerla won 2nd place and Vivek Kamarshi won 4th place. Kudos to all students who presented at this international competition.
Steven Liu - National Chemistry Olympiad
MV student Steven Liu has impressed for a second year running, becoming eligible to attend US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Study Camp. This is an extremely rare opportunity to train with an elite national team. Congratulations Steven!
State Science Fair Awardees
Congratulations to all students who entered this year's California State Science Fair. Vivek Kamarshi was the Grand Prize Winner, the following students earned 3rd place awards: Kyle Ettinger, Gina Yang, Daria Syskine, and Gautham Gujjula was awarded Honorable Mention. Congratulations!
Coach Chiu's 200th Career Win
Boys varsity volleyball coach Paul Chiu earned his 200th career win last night, sweeping Los Altos 3-0. His team presented him with a signed gold volleyball at the end of the match. Thank you, Coach Chiu!
Study Buddy Tutoring
Having trouble in class or excited to pass your knowledge to others? "We get by with a little help from our friends..." Apply to receive tutoring through Study Buddies or provide tutoring.
Join the PTSA!
Monta Vista is made even greater with the generous support of our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Consider joining this altruistic organization that provides supplies, grants and scholarships, contributes to policy, and shapes discussions about important topics to our kids, parents, and staff. You can learn more about the PTSA or click here to join.
Common Core Info
What is the Common Core? What does it mean for day-to-day teaching and learning? Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, you may want to visit the FUHSD Common Core Info Page to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.
Blue Ribbon School
Monta Vista has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Only three high schools in the state of California were awarded this honor in 2014. To learn more about the program, follow this link to the US Department of Education website, view the List of Selected Schools, or see the Blue Ribbon Info Page.
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2017-18 Schedule Updates
Students, please check your School Loop email accounts for emails from Mr. Hicks regarding possible changes to your 2017-2018 requested courses. Thank you.
Final Exam Schedule
Summer is on the horizon...

Here is the 2017 Spring Finals Schedule.

Good luck!
Senior All Night Party is Coming!
Senior All Night Grad Party is a great way for students to celebrate their graduation with their friends, in a safe environment. Everything is included in the ticket price of $190. BUY YOUR TICKET TODAY at

PARENTS: SANP CANNOT HAPPEN WITHOUT ADULTS LIKE YOU! Volunteers Needed! Come by for an hour or two to help make the evening memorable for the graduating Seniors.
Questions? Contact
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Seniors - time to get ready to graduate! Please review the details about graduation including what to wear, what NOT to bring with you, and when to line up. See below for details about graduation practice.
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MV Graduation Details
Monta Vista's Graduation Ceremony will be on Friday, June 2nd starting at 9:30 AM on Monta Vista's football field.

Tickets: Tickets to the ceremony were distributed at Senior checkout on Friday, May 26th. Seniors received six printed tickets. You must have a ticket to be admitted to the graduation ceremony. Seating will be limited so we recommend that you arrive early. The gate to the football field will be open no earlier than 8:15 AM on the morning of graduation. The number of tickets distributed is not determined by the seating capacity of our bleachers. Once the seating is determined to be filled to capacity, guests will need to stand around the edge fencing during the ceremony.

  • The Student Parking Lot will be available for parking on a first come first serve basis. Once it is full, the lot will be closed.
  • The Bus Circle in the front of the school will only be used as a drop off point. Parents and guests will not be allowed to park in the bus circle.
  • The Staff Lots will be used to accommodate carpools of three or more people.
  • Handicapped parking will be available in the student lot. We will provide shuttle service from the handicapped parking spaces in the Student Lot to the stadium for those in need of assistant until 9:15 on the morning of graduation.
  • To park on some streets around campus without receiving a ticket, clearly post this parking permit between 7 AM and noon on the day of graduation. The specific 15 streets are included on the permit; be sure you read the permit if you are going to use it.
To view important dates of the 2016-17 Academic Year including vacation and progress reports, see the School Calendar 2016-2017.
Chess Club National Champs!
Congratulations to the MVHS Chess Club for winning the US Chess Federation National Championship in Nashville, Tennessee. Kesav Viswanadha tied for 1st individual overall, finishing 2nd with a tiebreaker. Udit Iyengar, Cameron Wheeler, Pranav Srihari, Kireeti Devarakonda, and Vishal Sodem also had wins bringing their team to national champ status. Congratulations!
Robotics: 2nd Place Nationally
Monta Vista's Robotics team earned 2nd place ranking in their division, Roebling, at First World Championships at Houston in a field of 60 Regional Competition winners. Additionally, they led their alliance to the final round of competition in the division before being defeated. Congratulations!
Color Guard Champions!
Monta Vista Color Guard earned 1st place in their division at their championships, making them California Color Guard Circuit Champions! This is amazing, as this is Color Guard's first year competing. Congratulations to the whole Color Guard team!
School Year 2017-18 Coming!
Planning for the start of the 2017-18 school year (and end of summer break)? School resumes August 14. There are several events the week before school starts that continuing students or new students should attend. More details will be posted in the summer, but for now, click through the following links for dates and times.
Newsweek Top 500 Schools - #16
Newsweek has published a list of the top 500 high schools in 2016. MV is ranked at #16 based upon a formula which includes graduation rates, college enrollment rates, AP/ACT/SAT participation and scores, and the number of counselors at a school. Way to go, Mats!
US News Gold Medal High School
US News has published a list of "gold medal" high schools, and Monta Vista ranks 16th in California. To see the list, and learn more about the criteria used to determine these rankings, visit US News - Best California High Schools.