Friday, April 1, 2016


     Monday, April 4

    7:00-8:00 AM - Open Library

    7-7:45 AM - Open Gym, North/South Gym

    2:45-4:00 PM - Choral Ensemble, Swimming

    Tuesday, April 5

    7:00-8:00 AM - Open Library

    7-7:45 AM - Open Gym, North/South Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus, Chamber Orchestra

    8:30 - 2:30 PM - Early College Prep Field Trip

    2:45-4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Guitar Club, Makeup Swim, Newspaper, Service Learning Club, Swimming, STRIPES, Floor Hockey

    2:45-4:00 PM - Academic Support for Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Spanish and Social Studies

    Wednesday, April 6

    7:00-8:00 AM - Open Library

    7-7:45 AM - Open Gym, North/South Gym

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    9:15-11:15 AM - 8th grade high schools visits to MVHS or IDHS

    2:45-4:00 PM - Academic Support for Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

    2:45-4:00 PM - Sports Games, Strategy Gaming, Gardening Club, Mural Club, Swimming

    Thursday, April 7

    End of Quarter 3 - We will not be mailing report cards this quarter.  Report cards will be available on SchoolView beginning on April 15th.   

    7:00-8:00 AM - Open Library

    7-7:45 AM - Open Gym, North/South Gym

    2:45-4:00 PM - Academic Support for Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Spanish,

    2:45-4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, STRIPES

    3:30 - 5:00 PM - Floor Hockey Game at Chippewa

    3:30-4:40 PM - Swim Meet at Chippewa

    Friday, April 8

    No school for students




    It is once again the time of the year when Student Council takes time to appreciate all of the hard-working staff at Highview.  Highview Staff Appreciation Week sponsored by Student Council will be taking place April 6th - 10th. One of the ways Student Council would like to honor office staff, teachers, support staff, custodial staff, and lunchroom staff is by providing treats throughout the week through a daily treat cart and daily staff award drawings. This is where we could use your help! We are looking for community support and donations (in addition to the Student Council money we spend) to help supply our treat cart and make this week special for all Highview staff. 

    Donations will be accepted at Highview from Thursday, March 31 through Friday, April 8th.  Donations may be dropped off in the main office. If you have questions about donating or have a connection in the community that would be willing to help make our Staff Appreciation Week successful, please contact Stacey Olinger, Student Council Advisor (stacey.olinger@moundsviewschools.org) or Sam Carew (sam.carew@moundsviewschools.org). 

    In the past, the following items have been present on our treat cart and in daily staff award drawings: 

    - Snack Items (granola bars, chips, trail mix, 100 calorie snacks, etc)

    - Beverages (K-Cups, water, soda, tea, etc) 

    - Sweets (chocolate, candy, gum, cookies, etc)

    - Classroom supplies (fun post-its, pens, extra pencils, whiteboard markers)

    - Fruit (apples, clementine) 

    - $5.00 Gift Cards (Target, coffee, restaurants, Barnes and Noble, etc) 

    We appreciate your consideration!


    Highview Student Council 2015/2016


    Highview parents are invited to join us in our Media Center on Thursday, April 14th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM for a very special presentation by the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center and Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. 

    The presentation, Smart Not Scared, is geared towards parents of middle school and high school youth. 

    It will address sexual abuse prevention as being a team effort. This presentation covers personal safety strategies for preteens and teens with a focus on the importance of being a voice for change. Topics include consent, do no harm, bystander intervention, and personal safety strategies for teens.

    Please join us for this important evening. 


    Registration is open for spring activities:  Flag Football, Boy’s and Girl’s Tennis, Co-ed Track and Co-ed Softball.  Please register online or get a registration form near the Highview attendance window. 



    The Highview Scholastic BOGO Bookfair is coming in May! It is a buy one--get one free sale with a great selection of current books!  The fair will run three days only...May 10, 11, and 12 from 7:15-3:00 PM. If you are interested in volunteering at the fair, please follow this link to sign up.



    Highview Welcome Back Day                       Wednesday, August 24, 2016                        1:00-7:00 PM*

                                                                                        **All teachers will be present from 5:00-7:00 PM

    Back-to-School Night                                     Thursday, September 15, 2016           6:00-8:00 PM

    5th Grade Parent Information Night               Thursday, February 2, 2016                6:30-8:00 PM

    Parent/Teacher Communication Hours           Thursday, October 6, 2016                 4:00-7:00 PM

                                                                            Tuesday, October 18, 2016                 4:00-7:00 PM

                                                                            Monday, November 14, 2016             4:00-7:00 PM

                                                                            Thursday, February 2, 2017                4:00-7:00 PM

                                                                            Monday, March 6, 2017                     4:00-7:00 PM


    Mark your calendars now!



             2016 Student Success Night – Post-Secondary Planning:  School and Community Resources

    A panel of past and present students, who have or are receiving special education services

    from the Mounds View Schools, will share their personal experiences preparing for and

    experiencing post-secondary success.

     Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:45-8:30 PM

    Snail Lake Education Center IMC

    350 W Highway 96, Shoreview, MN


    All parents, students, staff and community members are welcome at this event.



    Dean assignments at Highview Middle School are being updated for the 2016-2017 School Year as follows

                                        Cindy Kucera              Last Names A-G

                                        Kari Hubbard              Last Names H-N

                                        Jeff Nowak                 Last Names O-Z

    You will be contacted this spring/summer to schedule a 3 + 1 meeting with your dean.  We are so excited to have you join us at Highview next year!  Hawk Pride!!



    Do you like improv comedy like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"? Then you will love ComedySportz!  Please join Irondale FIRST Robotics Team 2052 for their Third Annual ComedySportz FUNdraiser and Bake Sale on Friday Evening, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Irondale High School Auditorium.  Come enjoy a family-friendly night of comedy and check out some of their former competition robots. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door the night of the event. For more information on the event or to order tickets, please click here



    Highview has made a recent change to our after-school academic support for students.  Our focus is now content based.  Each content area (Math, Science, Language Arts, Spanish, and Social Studies) is taught by a teacher from that content area.  In addition, we offer a quiet area for students to read silently or take/retake a test. 

    This new change was created to provide as much to support to our students as we possibly can.  If you have any questions, please contact your student’s dean or Dr. Eller.


    Mark your calendars now for the 7th grade trip to the Laurentian Environmental Center next fall.  For many students in the Mounds View School District, their trip to the Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC) was a highlight of their middle school years.  We are very excited to announce an opportunity for our current 6th grade students to participate in the Laurentian trip in the fall of 2016.  Students will spend 3 days and 2 nights of educational and team-building activities in the north woods of Minnesota.


    Trip 1: Monday, October 24th through Wednesday October 26th.


    Trip 2: Wednesday, October 26th through Friday, October 28th


    LEC is a public residential educational facility that combines environmental education, leadership training and outdoor skills recreation programs.  Please visit the LEC website at www.laurentiancenter.org  for more information.


    More information will be forthcoming about this exciting opportunity.  



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