Schools host Information Nights
Transition time for families of fifth-graders and eighth-graders officially begins this month when District middle schools and high schools host Information Nights. Families can meet the principal, teachers, parents and students; visit classrooms; explore the curriculum; and discover opportunities beyond the classroom. Click here for a list of dates and times.
Music at Mounds View concert series continues
Tickets are on sale now for the next concert in the Music at Mounds View series. Marcoux Corner (vocal ensemble) will perform on January 21 at 7 p.m. Music at Mounds View is a professional concert series that brings high-caliber, nationally recognized artists into our community for public performances at Mounds View High School.
Marcoux Corner is a four-piece A Cappella group that combines over 20 years of voice lessons and vocal study at one of the country's most prestigious colleges for vocal performance, Concordia College in Moorhead. The sound they produce when they join in harmony will make you rethink your attitude about music. Purchase tickets here.
Operation Joy yields 4,000 gifts
The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf collected more than 4,000 gifts this holiday season during its annual Operation Joy Campaign that benefits Mounds View Public Schools families. Thanks to more than 80 community volunteers and donations from area churches, schools, businesses, clubs, individuals and Toys for Tots, 843 children (ages birth to 12th-grade) received gifts this year. Qualifying families who registered with the Food Shelf were invited to the Operation Joy Toy Shop in December to pick out gifts for each of their children as well as food for the holidays. During the holiday season, District schools helped to raise nearly 9,000 pounds of food, just under $13,000 and 500 assorted toys and gifts for the food shelf.
Weather-related school closings
Mounds View Public Schools families should always assume schools are open and in session, unless they hear or see differently. Websites will only indicate when schools are closed - not when they remain open. If schools will be using the 2-hour late start or canceling altogether, the District will notify parents no later than approximately 5:30 a.m. on the day of the late start or cancellation. The District's website, mobile site and Weather Watch Hotline at 651-621-SNOW will offer 24-hour access to the latest weather-related school news. For more details, visit www.moundsviewschools.org.
Late bus notifications
On winter days when the metro-area traffic is significantly congested because of poor road conditions, parents should expect most school buses will be similarly delayed. Notification calls will be made as possible.
Schools will be closed January 26 and January 27. Teachers will use these days to engage in curriculum work, instructional delivery, assessment reporting and parent communication.