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    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Monday, December 19

    7:15-8:00 AM - Open Library

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

    2:45-4:00 PM - Math Club

    2:45-4:00 PM - After School Studying, Learning Center

    3:00 - 9:15 PM - Ski and Snowboarding at Afton Alps

     

    Tuesday, December 20

    7:15-8:00 AM - Open Library

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

    7:15 AM - Chamber Orchestra

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

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - After-School Academic Support--ELA, Math, Reading/Test Retakes, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, English Language Tutors

    3:00 - 9:15 PM - Ski and Snowboarding at Afton Alps

     

    Wednesday, December 21

    7:15-8:00 AM - Open Library

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

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Room 108

    1:30-3:50 PM - STRIPES Bowling at the Mermaid

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Academic Support--ELA, Math, Reading/Test Retakes, Science, English Language Tutoring

    2:45-4:00 PM - Strategy Gaming, Science Olympiad

    Thursday, December 22-Monday, January 2

    Winter Break - No school for students


    REGISTRATION FOR WINTER ACTIVITIES

    Registration for Girls and Boys Basketball, Fitness Training, Badminton, Floor Hockey and Swimming is open now.  Please register online at http://www.moundsviewschools.net/pages/MoundsViewPS/Community_Education_Site/Youth_Programs or get a paper registration form at the Attendance Window.


    NEW HIGHVIEW STAFF

    Eddie Chamberlain

    Mr. Chamberlain joined the Highview Staff this past fall.  Mr. Chamberlain started his teaching career after graduating from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He originally went to school to study atmospheric science and planned a career in broadcast meteorology before changing to education.   He taught 4th grade for four years before adding a middle school science license. He has taught 7th and 8th grade science for the past 6 years. 

    He enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a teacher, and one-year-old son, Auggie.  Mr. C enjoys geocaching and playing Pokemon Go!

    8th grade has been studying geology this semester, including rocks, minerals and chemistry.  The second half of the year focuses on space and weather.

    Ellen Gurrola

    Ms. Gurrola teaches 6th Grade Science, along with Innovation Science and Math at Highview.  She started at Highview in February of 2016. She  is excited to be able to bring her passion for teaching and love for science to the students at Highview. Before coming to Highview,  she taught seventh and eighth grade science in East St. Paul for three and a half years. She attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI where she received her degree in elementary education and minored in integrated sciences and fine arts with a focus in music. She currently lives in Vadnais Heights with her husband Ramon and their cat and dog. 

    Semester Units: The students in sixth grade started the year learning about scientific inquiry and are currently studying force and motion.  Next semester, the students will begin learning about waves. They will end the year exploring energy through an exciting project known as "The Penguin Project". In this project, students will use all the knowledge they have accumulated throughout the year to try and save the penguins of Antarctica!

    Courtney Baugher

    Ms. Baugher recently moved here from Denver, Colorado and teaches 6th and 7th Grade Science. After growing up and attending college in the mid-west (Ohio), she is happy to be closer to home. Currently, Courtney is living in Hudson, Wisconsin with her fiancé and two pups! She is excited to be a Hawk and to bring her excitement for teaching and learning to the students here at Highview!

    Semester Units: The students in sixth grade started the year learning about scientific inquiry and are currently studying force and motion! The students in seventh grade have learned about scientific processes and characteristics of living things. We are currently studying cells. Next semester, we will learn about the human body and ecology.


    STAGE CREW

    Students interested in Stage Crew for our upcoming musical, “Beauty and the Beast” can apply now.  Permission slips to participate can be picked up from the school office and must be returned to the office or Mr. Breidenstein before Winter Break.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Briedenstein at Shawn.Breidenstein@moundsviewschools.org. We will be meeting Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.


    STRATEGY TABLE TOP GAMERS

    If you are interested in learning new styles and new types of board games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Acquire, 7 Wonders, Memoir 44', or Velociraptor! …then, this is the group for you. We play cooperative and competitive games. Our first 2 meetings are "try it out" meetings. We will meet Wednesdays in the Highview Cafeteria from 2:45 to 4:00 PM for the 2nd half of the year beginning Wednesday, January 4th.

    Register online at:

    Winter/Spring (January-May)

    https://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/winter-spring-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-club-winter-spring-20-sessions#w17-hvs

    Winter Session Only (January-March)

    https://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/winter-spring-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-club-winter-11-sessions#w17-hvsw


    CHESS CLUB

    If you are want to learn or continue to play chess at the middle school level-- join this club! We will meet on Wednesday mornings starting January 4th from 7:00-7:45 AM. You will be provided with opportunities to play in tournaments or just have fun at the club meetings. Registration is now open for the 2nd half of the year!  Register online at:

    https://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/winter-spring-2017/highview-chess-club-winter-spring-section-1-4-17-5-24-17-grades-6-8#w17-hvcw


    FAMILY SKI NIGHTS

    Family Ski Nights are Back!  District Families, friends and staff please join us on Sunday, Jan 1st for the 1st session of the season.  For details please see "Special Events" on the Community Education website.  Use this link to register.  https://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/winter-spring-2017/family-ski-night--4


    8TH GRADE PARENTS NEEDED

    Highview is looking for 8th grade parent volunteers to help chaperone the 8th grade field trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota on Thursday, January 19th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM.  Parents would accompany a small group of students throughout the museum.  8th graders will also be visiting the current exhibit called RACE: Are We So Different.  Check it out at https://www.smm.org/race.

    If you can volunteer, please email Ross Lindquist at Ross.Lindquist@moundsviewschools.org


    HIGHVIEW E-FLYERS

    Check out what is happening at Highview and around the community.  

    ·         Girls Winter Volleyball League - Arden Hills

    ·         Highview Chess Club

    ·         Free Cross Country Ski Lessons

    ·         Family Ski Nights

    ·         Shoreview's Winter 2016-17 Recreation Catalog

    ·         Letter from Santa

    ·         Kids' Secret Holiday Shopping Spree

    ·         Family New Year's Eve Party - Surfin' In To Paradise!

    ·         Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council 2016-17

    ·         Martial Arts Class

     

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