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Quarantine diaries: students reflect on lockdown

Quarantine diaries: students’ reflect on lockdown

Olivia Velasco February 9, 2022

With the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the past month, we interviewed spartans about their experiences in quarantine. Courtesy of Raman. “I watched lots of TV and I would FaceTime friends a lot....

COVID-19 protocol updated

COVID-19 protocol updated

Kevin Chien November 14, 2021

In the last week alone, there has been a spike of eight positive COVID-19 cases among MVLA students and staff, according to the MVLA COVID-19 Dashboard. However, there has been no evidence of a COVID-19...

The day in the life of MVHS Athlete: Allie Montoya

The day in the life of MVHS Athlete: Allie Montoya

Sophia Sasaki January 15, 2021

With the strict COVID guidelines being put in place across California, many sports teams have had to postpone practices and athletes have had to find creative ways to practice their sport and stay fit....

Updated Season 1 Sports Guidelines

Updated Season 1 Sports Guidelines

Kabir Chaudhry December 2, 2020

With the first season of sports coming closer every day, athletes were anxious for a return to sports. However, the season originally set to start on December 14th now seems it will be pushed back. The...

The day in the life of MVHS Athlete: Devan Melwani

The day in the life of MVHS Athlete: Devan Melwani

Sophia Smith December 1, 2020

Devan Melwani starts the day bright and early.  “I feel like I’m pretty unique for a teenager because I get up a lot earlier...around 6:30,” Melwani said. He notes that he is able to...

Zoom webinar with board discusses return to school in fall 2020

Zoom webinar with board discusses return to school in fall 2020

Oracle Staff June 17, 2020

On June 17, district board members and associate superintendents gathered virtually in a Zoom meeting in order to discuss the options of reopening school in the fall this year, what measures will be taken...

Teachers struggle with online learning: “reinventing the wheel on a daily basis”

Teachers struggle with online learning: “reinventing the wheel on a daily basis”

Natalie Arbatman April 28, 2020

Online learning developments Quick-changing district policies, nation-wide college decisions, and systematic grading changes are just a few of the challenges that teachers at the school have been forced...

District teachers and parents work to supply students with food from home

District teachers and parents work to supply students with food from home

Abby Porter April 15, 2020

The MVLA district teachers association along with the PTSA have worked over the last three weeks to provide meal services to over 100 families who identified needing support through Pasta Market meal...

Performing arts students reflect on events canceled due to COVID-19

Performing arts students reflect on events canceled due to COVID-19

Janya Sundar April 14, 2020

Correction April 14: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the cast of Mamma Mia! was holding online rehearsals. The Drama Llama club is the group that has been holding online rehearsals. Senior...

The case for credit/no credit, from past and present District Teachers Association presidents

The case for credit/no credit, from past and present District Teachers Association presidents

David Campbell April 13, 2020

David Campbell is the current president of the MVLA District Teachers Association and a teacher at MVHS. Michelle Bissonnette is the former MVLA DTA president and a teacher at LAHS. This is in response...

District closes amid rising COVID-19 concerns

District closes amid rising COVID-19 concerns

Oracle Staff March 13, 2020

Update March 16, 10:00 p.m.: In an email to staff, Superintendent Nellie Meyer asked teachers not to release any class instruction or assignments until March 23 in order to allow time for the district...

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