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    Friday, January 13, 2017

     

    Monday, January 16

    No school for students

     

    Tuesday, January 17

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

    7:15 AM - Chamber Orchestra, Guys Chorus

    2:50-4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, STRIPES, History Day Club, Boys Basketball, Play Rehearsal, STRIPES

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

     

    Wednesday, January 18

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Open Gym, Open Library

    2:45-4:00 PM - Play Rehearsal, Stage Crew, Science Olympiad, Girls Basketball, Creative Writing, Strategy Gaming and Fitness Training

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

    4:30-7:30 PM - Highview Deans at Valentine Hills Communication Hours

     

    Thursday, January 19

    7:00 AM - Open Gym, Open Library

    7:15 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    9:00 AM -2:15 PM - 8th Grade to the Science Museum

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - Hawk Pride Team, Jazz Band, Play Rehearsal, Stage Crew, Makeup Swim, Yearbook Club, Boys Basketball

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

    7:00 PM - Westside Band Festival

     

    Friday, January 20

    Highview Exploration Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym, Open Library, Girls Ensemble

    7:15 AM - LST Meeting

     

    8th GRADE APPRECIATION NIGHT

    On Friday, January 20th Irondale is hosting an 8th Grade Appreciation Night beginning at 6:00 p.m at Irondale High School.   The Irondale Girls Varsity Basketball Team is playing Park Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free to 8th graders with a bracelet. Contact your dean or the front office for a bracelet. Current Irondale students will take you on a tour and deans will be on hand to answer questions.

     

    COMMUNITY EDUCATION UPDATE

    Registration is still open for Girls Basketball, Co-Ed Fitness Training, Badminton, Floor Hockey and Swimming.  Register online at  https://www.moundsviewschools.org/domain/77 or get forms in the school office  Contact Sam Carew at sam.carew@moundsviewschools.org  or at 651-621-6720 with any questions.

     

    PARENT TEACHER COMMUNICATION HOURS

    The next Parent Teacher Communication Hours will be Tuesday, January 31st.  To sign up, please visit teacher websites via our web page.  Hawk Pride!!

     

    HOW  YOU CAN SUPPORT THE HIGHVIEW INNOVATION PROGRAM?

    Your time and talent - If you or someone you know works in an engineering or design field and would be willing to come in to share with the students about their career, or would be willing to come in as a coach or mentor, please let us know. We do not expect all of our students to become engineers, but the more they know about how their learning connects to the “real world” the better.


    Your “stuff” - The Mounds View district has invested a great deal in providing our students with access to new fabrication technologies. We have budgeted for all students to be able to make the things required by our curriculum, but we want students to be able to work on independent projects and extend what is happening in class. Having a wide variety of materials on hand is a critical part in inspiring creativity. Donationions either monetarily or actual items for our program are much appreciated.  Items we are looking to purchase or receive include:


    Raw Materials:

    Wood Boards (unpainted)

    Wooden dowels

    Adhesive Vinyl/Laminate

    PVC pipe

    Bungee Cords (all sizes)

    Duct Tape

    Acrylic Sheets

    Tagboard

    Glass panels for engraving

    Nails (new unrusted)

    Screws(new unrusted)

    Straws

    Batteries (new)

    Alligator Clips

    Spooled wire 16-22 Awg.

    LED lights (electronic size)


    New Technology and Tools:

    Arduino Uno’s

    Raspberry Pi 3 model B

    Raspberry Pi Camera module V2

    Hummingbird microcontrollers

    Adafruit trinket mini microcontrollers

    Electronics soldering irons

    Wind turbine for 12 volt charging

    Small Electric Motors

    Small solar panels 3-5 volt

    1 large solar panel (approx. 4’x2’)for 12 volt charging

     

    Contacts  Sean Humphreys: 651-621-6779 OR Mike Lundberg: 651-621-6761

     

    BANDCAKE BREAKFAST

    Irondale Bands would like to invite you to their annual “All-You-Can-Eat Bandcake Breakfast” on Saturday, January 21, from 8-11am at the Eagles Club in New Brighton (563 Old Hwy 8).  There will be pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk, coffee, and orange juice.  Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Westside Band Festival, held at Irondale on Thursday, January 19, or at the door Saturday morning.  Thank you, in advance, for supporting the Irondale Band Program.

    8th GRADE TO 9TH GRADE TRANSITION EVENTS

    Mounds View and Irondale High School Deans will presented high school registration information to our students on January 6, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Highview.  Students and families should contact their middle school deans if they have any questions about 9th grade placements or other registration considerations.

     

    Students planning to attend Irondale High School should plan on attending the Irondale Information & Registration Night for 8th Graders on February 2, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM for last names beginning M-Z or from 7:00-8:30 PM for students with last names beginning A-L.  Although the event takes place at Irondale High School,  our Highview Middle School Deans will be on hand to answer questions and give assistance.

     

    For those students planning to attend Mounds View High School, their  Information & Registration Night for 8th Graders will be February 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 PM for students whose last name begins A-L and from 7:00-8:30 PM for those students with last names beginning M-Z.  This event will be at Mounds View High School.  Again, Highview Middle School Deans will be on hand for questions and assistance.

     

    Highview 8th graders will visit their respective high schools on April 6, 2017 from 9:45-11:00 AM.

     

    Both Mounds View and Irondale High School Deans  and student mentors will be at Highview Middle School for a Question and Answer Session with 8th graders on May 16, 2017 from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM.  

     

    8th Grade students & families invited to learn about co-curricular opportunities at Mounds View High School at Mounds View High School Fall Co-Curriculum Day on May 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Mounds View High School Commons.

     

    "Spring Into Fall" Irondale High School Co-Curriculum Day will take place on May 31, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Irondale High School.  8th Grade students & families invited to learn about co-curricular opportunities at Irondale High School.

     

    The First Day of High School is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  We know our Highview students will be ready.  Hawk Pride!

     

     

    HELP!! DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

    Highview is looking for donations of Kleenex.  We received some great donations in August, but we are almost out!   Any donations should be brought to the Highview Main Office.  We appreciate your support!  Hawk Pride!!

     

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 8TH GRADE SNOW DAYS DANCE

    Volunteers are needed for the 8th Grade Snow Days Dance on Friday, January 27 from 6:30-9:30 PM.  If you are interested, please contact Sam Carew at Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org or at 651-621-6720.

     

    PARENT MEETING REGARDING SPECIAL EDUCATION

    February 2, 2017  Frequently Asked Special Education Questions  6:45 - 8:15 p.m. at Snail Lake Education Center 

     

    In response to the October, 2016 Special Education Parents Survey and the first Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) meeting attendees, SEPPAC will hold an informational meeting covering frequently asked special education questions. These frequently asked questions will include transition, educational evaluations, IEPs, communication, modifications including paraprofessional support, extra-curricular activities, etc.  

     

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