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    Friday, April 14, 2017


    Friday, April 14 - No school for students


    Monday, April 17

    MCA Reading Testing this week in ELA classes this week

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

    9:30 AM - 2:30 PM - STRIPES, University of Minnesota Field Trip

    2:45-4:00 PM - Girls Ensemble, Student Council, Mural Club, Track, Boys Tennis

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Academic Support--,MCA Math Review all grades


    Tuesday, April 18

    MCA Reading Testing this week in ELA classes this week

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

    7:15 AM - Chamber Orchestra, Guys Chorus

    7:30 - 8:15 AM - Coffee with the Principal for Highview Parents, Innovation Lab

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Coffee with the Principal for Highview Parents, Innovation Lab

    6:30 - 7:15 PM - Coffee with the Principal for Highview Parents, Innovation Lab

    2:50-4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Service Learning, STRIPES, Flag Football, Girls Tennis, Track

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Academic Support--Test Retakes, MCA Math Review 7th/8th Grade, Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA


    Wednesday, April 19

    MCA Reading Testing this week in ELA classes this week

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

    2:45-4:00 PM - Strategy Gaming, Boys Tennis, Track, Creative Writing Club

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


    Thursday, April 20

    MCA Reading Testing this week in ELA classes this week

    7-7:45 AM - Open Gym, Open Library
    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus, Chamber Orchestra
    2:50-4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Yearbook Club, Flag Football, Girls Tennis, Track

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - After-School Academic Support--ELA, Math, Test Retakes, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, MCA Math Review/Grade 6

    Friday, April 21

    MCA Math Testing in all 6th grade math classes

    7-7:45 AM - Open Gym, Open Library
    7:00 AM - Girls Ensemble



    Highview parents are invited to join Dr. Sheila Eller for some coffee and conversation on Tuesday, April 18 in the Highview Middle School Innovation Lab.   Choose one time:  7:30-8:15 AM; 11:30 AM -12:15 PM; or 6:30-7:15 PM. 

    Agenda items include: 

    • Updates for the 2017-2018 School Year
    • The recent facilities study done by the District
    • Hawk Pride/The Highview Way
    • Creating a formal parent group

    There will be time available for a question and answer period.  We hope you can join us!  Hawk Pride!


    Thank you so much to our parents for helping us to implement our new drop-off and pick-up procedures in our Highview Middle School Parking Lot.  These changes are helping us to provide a safer environment for students, parents and staff.


    • Parents must drop students off in the small parking lot in front of the school. We are asking parents not to enter the bus lanes.
    • Parents will no longer be allowed in the bus loading area between the hours of 7:15 - 8 a.m. and 2:15 - 3 p.m.  
    • Parents using the parent pick-up/drop-off area will now be required to take a right turn only when exiting the parking lot.
    • When dropping off or picking up a student, please pull ahead to the furthest open space.  This helps alleviate congestion and helps things to move along more efficiently.


    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at sheila.eller@moundsviewschools.org


    At the April 11 School Board meeting, the administration presented an additional start times option that was developed with the help of a transportation consultant. The Board discussed the advantages and challenges of the additional option and compared it to the previous options shared with the community. In agreement with the medical evidence and research that later high school start times would better align with teens’ unique sleep needs, the Board indicated a preference for an option that features an 8:35 a.m. high school start time. To review the two options that feature an 8:35 a.m. high school start time, and to provide feedback on the options, please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes. The Board will review the feedback and make a decision at the April 25 Board meeting for implementation in fall 2018.


    Highview is having a BOGO (Buy one, get one free) Scholastic Book Fair on May 9, 10, 11th, 2017.  We are seeking volunteers to help run the cash register and assist student customers.  We especially need help from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  To sign-up use this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a4a928aaf49-highview4  OR contact Vickie Woehrle at 651-621-6758.  or email:  vickie.woehrle@moundsviewschools.org


    Highview 6th graders are visiting Kelley Farm on Tuesday, April 25th.  We are looking for 10-15 parents willing to help chaperone.  Chaperones would need to come to school at 8:00 AM.  The bus will return to Highview at approximately 2:45 PM. 

     If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sam Carew at Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6720. 


    Spring is testing season at schools across the district and at High view.   Please review the dates below and refer to teacher websites for more information. 

    April 17-20                  MCA Reading test        All Highview students

    April 21, 26, 27                       MCA Math test                        Highview 6th graders

    April 24-27                  MCA Math test                        Highview 7th and 8th graders

    May 8 and 9                MCA Science test        Highview 8th graders

    May 10-12                   MAP test/Math             All students

    May 15-17                   MAP test/Reading        All students

    We ask that you help us to ensure that students are in school and not schedule appointments on testing days unless they're ill. In addition, please help to assure that your student is well-rested and eats a good breakfast on testing days.

    Please encourage your student to give their best effort.  These test scores are one of many data points we use for course placement. 


    Highview Co-Curricular Spring Activities start April 17 and run through May 25, 2017.  All students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to get involved and participate.  No experience necessary. 

    Registration is still open for Coed Flag Football, Coed Track, Boys Tennis and Girls Tennis.   Register online at  http://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


    Don't forget to re-register for the Spring Session!  Many participants register by the quarter so it's easy to forget.

    So many games left to play before the end of the year...Use this link or go to the Mounds View Community Ed Website:



    Join the Irondale Bands on Saturday, April 15 from 9am to 1pm, as they participate in the Drive 4 UR School Fundraising Event.  Test drive a Ford Mustang, a Ford Fusion, or other Ford vehicles and help support the bands.  New Brighton Ford (1100 Silver Lake Rd, New Brighton) will donate $20 per test drive.  It's that easy!  Must be 18 years or older and only one donation per household.  Bring your driver’s license & proof of insurance.  Please share with your friends, families, and neighbors and remember to mention Irondale Bands.


    The Irondale Drumline won their second consecutive state championship on Saturday.  The drumline will be hosting a free send-off performance this Saturday, April 15, at 7pm in the Irondale Varsity Gym, in preparation for the World Championships the following week.  The drumline heads into the World Championships as the number two ranked drumline in the country in their class, after a 7th place finish at the World Championships last year.  They hope to see you on Saturday night!


    The Irondale Knightline Dance Team is holding their spring tryouts Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st from 3:00-5:00 pm at Irondale High School. There is no need to sign up, just show up on the first day ready to dance! Questions can be directed to Mollie Holt at Irondale High School.


    To Post-Secondary Planning:  School and Community Resources Success Night on Thursday, April 20 from 6:45-8:30 PM at Snail Lake Education Center IMC (350 W Highway 96, Shoreview).    A panel of past and present students, who have or a receiving special education services from the Mounds View Schools, will share their personal experiences preparing for and experiencing port-secondary success.  All parents, students, staff and community members are welcome at this event. 


    Registration is now open for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps.  They offer a large number of STEAM classes that will educate, engage and motivate while being just plain FUN!  Whether your child is a budding artist, a serious scientist or enjoys knowing how things work.  There is something for everyone!  We also offer a large number of skill building sports for students entering grades 1 - 12.  

    During the summer, we accept students from other districts.  Sign up with a friend or relative to enjoy activities even more.  

    Register by May 15 and SAVE $10 per activity, discount given at checkout.

    For a complete listing of Summer Camps and to register, go to the Community Education/Youth Programs/Summer Camps page at www.moundsviewschools.org  

    Students attending school in the Mounds View School District during the 2016/2017 school year, and qualify for free/reduced lunch may be eligible for partial scholarships.  Call the Community Education Office at 651-621-7400 for more information.