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    Friday, September 8

    Monday, September 11

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Cafeteria

    Activity Buses start today

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country

     

    Tuesday, September 12

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

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

    2:45-4:00 PM - Zumba Club

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country

     

    Wednesday, September 13

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Support ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Testing

    2:45-4:00 PM - Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Strategy Gaming

    3:00-5:00 PM – Cross Country

     

    Thursday, September 14

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Support ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Testing

    2:45-4:00 PM - Cross Country, Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

    5:15-6:00 PM –OR- 8:00-8:45 PM – 6th Grade Parent Meeting, choose one

    5:15-5:45 PM - or - 8:00-8:30 PM – 7th Grade Laurentian Parent Information Meeting (parents choose one), Highview Learning Center

    6-7:45 PM - Parent Information Night

    8:00 PM - Laurentian Chaperone Meeting, Room 202

     

    Friday, September 15

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

     


    PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

    The purpose of Parent Information Night is for parents to have the opportunity to experience their child’s daily routine at Highview as they meet their child’s teachers and move from class to class.  Parents will experience a shortened version of a typical school day.  In each class, parents will receive an overview of the course, find out how grades are determined, learn what assignments will be like and hear how the teacher feels parents can best help their students be successful.  We also see this evening as an opportunity for parents to meet the principal, associate principal and their child’s dean.  We will have copies of your student’s schedule available that evening. 

    6th Grade parents are invited to join us for a 6th Grade Parent Information meeting the same day at either 5:15-6:00 PM or 8:00-8:45 PM in Room 153.  We have lots of information for you about how we can work together to create success for your student. 

    7th Grade parents are invited to join us for a Laurentian Parent Information meeting the same day at either 5:15-5:45 or 8:00-8:30 PM in the Learning Center.  Parent Chaperones will meet from 8:00-8:30 in Room 202.  

    If you haven’t already, sign up for ParentVUE.  ParentVUE is a parent portal that gives parents secure, electronic access to their student's records. Teachers and staff in all of our schools use this system to provide families with more consistent and reliable communications about their child's progress.  Parents of middle school students can view attendance records, test history, schedules, grades, assignments and personal information. Personal Learning Plans can be accessed on ParentVUE and parents can even make payments for meals and activity fees. 

    We look forward to meeting all of our parents and look forward to a great year. We hope to see you there!

     


    COMMUNITY ED NEWS

    Registration is still open for Boys/Girls Tennis, Coed Cross Country, boys/Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee.  Register online or get a paper registration form in the office.  

    Co-ed Cross Country practices at Irondale High School.  Students will meet in the Highview Lobby and take a bus over to IDHS. 

    If you have any questions, contact Sam Carew at 651-621-6720 or Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org. 


    STRATEGY TABLETOP GAMERS

    If you are interested in learning new types of board games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Ingenious, Kingdoms, and Pandemic, this is the group for you. We play cooperative and competitive games. Your first 2 meetings are "try it out" meetings. We meet Wednesdays in the Cafeteria from 2:45 to 4pm.

    Register online:
    https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1952/fall-2017/highview-strategy-game-club-full-fall-sections-sept-13-dec-20-grades-6-8

    https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1956/fall-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-fall-section-i-sept-13-oct-25-grades-6-8

    https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1951/fall-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-fall-section-2-nov-1-dec-20-grades-6-8


    CHESS CLUB REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    We meet Monday mornings from 7-7:45am on school days. All experience levels are welcome.

    Use the links below to get registered.  We start right away on Monday the 11th!

    Full Year:

    https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1988/fall-2017/highview-chess-club-full-year-sept-11-may-21-2018-hv-students-grades-6-8

    Fall Section:

    https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1989/fall-2017/highview-chess-club-fall-only-sept-11-dec-18-hv-students-grades-6-8


    GARDENING CLUB

    Highview's gardening club will meet Wednesdays after school, starting September 13th. The Gardening Club will help take care of the school garden as well as grow a variety of plants. All produce from the school garden is donated to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.  If you are interested in joining Gardening Club or have questions, please talk to or email Mrs. Minowitz (melissa.minowitz@moundsviewschools.org). 


    NEW ZUMBA CLUB

    We have a new after-school club starting September 12th! Zumba Club will meet on Tuesdays after school in Mrs. Huber´s room (170) from 2:50- 4:00 PM.  ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting workout, based on the principle that a workout is fun and easy to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone the body. Learn some new routines and create your own! Hope to see you there!


    JOIN THE HIGHVIEW MATH TEAM

    Join the Highview Math Team!  Everyone is welcome, regardless of math level.  We will meet Mondays from 2:50-4:00 PM starting September 25th in Room 214.  In addition, there will be five meets on Mondays. 

    Come solve problems, discuss fun math facts, work in small groups and individually to find solutions to math’s biggest brain teasers.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Wilson (gina.wilson@moundsviewschools.org) in Room 214 or your math teacher for more information and to obtain your permission slip.  Hawk Pride!!


    JOIN HIGVIEW GUITAR CLUB

    All experience levels are welcome, but our primary focus is students who haven't played before. Students should plan on regular attendance. Each week, we will learn new songs using traditional notes, TAB, and chords (strumming).    We will also study and listen to famous guitar players from around the world and from all styles of music (Rock, Folk, Country, Flamenco, etc.).

    The Highview Guitar Club will meet once per week on Mondays from 2:45-4:00 in the Orchestra/Guitar room.  Guitars and printed music will be provided.  

    Dates for Guitar Club are Mondays, September 18-November 27 and will begin again March 19-May 12.

    If you have any questions, see Mr. Bartsch in Room 159.


    HIGHVIEW REVIEW TEAM

    Open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Meeting times are from 2:45-4:00 PM, Every other Thursday beginning on Thursday, September 21st.

    Want to be the first to get your hands on a new book? Join Highview's Book Review Team!  Many of Highview's newest books stop here first, before going into any classroom library or into the media center -- and YOU get to be the first to read and review them! Every other week, we get together over a cup of hot chocolate and talk about our latest reads. At the end of the meeting, you'll get to pick out your next great read! This year, we'll be creating reviews for HIghview's Media Center website, and we'll also have the option of posting our reviews on GoodReads.com. 


    WELCOME NEW HIGHVIEW TEACHERS

     Adam Anderson

    Mr. Anderson is a 6th grade math teacher at Highview Middle School. Mr. Anderson grew up in Westby, Wisconsin (near La Crosse). He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Mr. Anderson spent his first five years of teaching in Colorado, teaching 7th grade math, 8th grade math and an advanced algebra course during his tenure. Mr. Anderson has coached both basketball and baseball for 10 years, while most recently being a head varsity coach in Colorado.

     

    Philip Day

    My name is Philip Day and I am excited to be a new special education teacher at Highview. I was born and raised in Ireland and moved to the Twin Cities in 2010. I have been working in education since 2012 and have previously worked at Pinewood Elementary in the Mounds View School District. Outside of school,  I love to cook, play sports, and spend time with my wife and son. I am excited to be a part of the Highview Team. Hawk Pride!

     

    Robert Lynch

    My name is Bobby Lynch. I will be teaching physical education at Highview this year. I am an Augsburg College graduate with a BA in physical education. My passion in life is the sport of baseball. I coach, play, and watch baseball nonstop. I have a wife named Ana who teaches first grade at Pinewood Elementary, a two and a half year old daughter named Ellie, and a baby son named Hudson. I am excited to begin my time at Highview!

     

    Nathan Peterson

    My name is Nate Peterson and my wife, 7 month old daughter, and I recently moved back from Ecuador after living there for 3 years.  In Ecuador, I taught math at an International School and will continue to teach math here at Highview.  I LOVE Minnesota sports (especially the Twins) and enjoying doing anything that involves being competitive.  I also love to travel.

     

    Lisa Skildum

    Lisa Skildum is entering her fifth year teaching in the Mounds View school district.  She is extremely excited to return to Highview teaching Art and Special Education.  In addition to helping all students reach their full potential, Ms. Skildum enjoys supervising Art Club and Mural Club after school.  During her free time, Ms. Skildum loves spending time with her family, running, practicing yoga, and creating artwork for clients. 

     

    Matthew Zey

    I am a new 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Highview this year.  This will be my first year teaching since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in biology and broadfield science education.

    I am a Green Bay native and a loyal Packer fan.  Despite his Wisconsin roots, I am also a fan of all Minnesota Golden Gopher sports teams—especially their stellar hockey program.

    I’m passionate about helping students develop problem identification and problem-solving skills, which are essential to be successful in both science and everyday life.  Hawk Pride!


    PATRIOT’S PEN ESSAY CONTEST

    The Minnesota VFW is hosting their annual essay contest for students.  The theme this year is “America’s Gift to My Generation.”  Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are invited to participate.  All essays should be in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 300 words or greater than 400 words in length. 

    Students should see their ELA teacher for more information.  Essays must be submitted to the office by Monday, October 30th. 


    PARENTVUE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

    It has come to our attention that some of our families are experiencing some login issues with their previously activated ParentVUE accounts.  If you are experiencing login issues, please contact Cindy Palmer at cindy.palmer@moundsviewschools.org or at 651-621-6700.


    LOOKING FOR REPRESENTATIVES

    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.

    If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org


    HIGHVIEW SPIRITWEAR!

    Highview Hawk Pride Spiritwear is now available for our students and families!  Items may be ordered online via the Highview Website at http://www.moundsviewschools.org/highviewspiritwear.  Hawk Pride!