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    Friday, September 22

    Monday, September 25

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Cafeteria

    2:45-4:00 PM -Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Math Team, STRIPES, Ensemble, Guitar Club, 6th Gr Art Club

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country at IDHS

     

    Tuesday, September 26

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM - Guys Chorus

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:45 AM - Rear Bus Evacuation Drills

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

    2:45-4:00 PM - Zumba Club, Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Service Learning Club, Ultimate Frisbee, 7th/8th Grade Art Club, Yearbook, Hawk Pride Team

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country at IDHS

    6:30 PM - Bond Referendum Community Meeting/Highview Parent Meeting, Learning Center

     

    Wednesday, September 27

    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 - Gardening, Strategy Gaming, STRIPES

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country @ IDHS

    3:00-5:00 PM - Boys Soccer Game at Chippewa Middle School

    3:30-5:15 PM - Girls Tennis Match at Chippewa Middle School

     

    Thursday, September 28

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    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 - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Review Team

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country at IDHS

    3:00-5:15 PM - Ultimate Frisbee Match at Highview Middle School

    3:00-5:00 PM - Girls Soccer Game at Chippewa Middle School

    3:30-5:15 PM - Boys Tennis Match at Chippewa Middle School

     

    Friday, September 29

    Picture Retake Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym and Girls Ensemble

    7:15 AM - Open Library

     

    FACILITIES PROPOSAL MEETING – HIGHVIEW PARENT MEETING

    For the first time in 18 years, the District is asking residents to consider a bond proposal to add room at all schools in response to rising enrollment and stressed capacity. What does this mean for Highview Middle School?  You’re invited to attend a community meeting on September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Highview. A School Board member, District administration and our school principal will present information and answer questions about the Election Day bond proposal for Mounds View Public Schools. All are invited to attend this meeting or any of the other meetings scheduled this fall. Learn more at www.moundsviewschools.org/facilities.


    PICTURE RETAKE DAY – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

    All students who have not previously been photographed this school year will have their picture taken on Picture Retake Day on Friday, September 29.  All students must be photographed for the yearbook and for their school ID.

    If you are interested in purchasing school photos, order forms are available in the school office or orders may be placed online now at mylifetouch.com.  Highview’s Picture Retake Day ID is MI217129Y1

    If students wish to have their photo RETAKEN, they must bring their old photos to school with them on Picture Retake Day.  They should bring the photos to the Lifetouch photographer when they have their picture taken.


    ART CLUB UPDATE      

    We have a great problem!  So many kids want to be in Art Club…we are going to have two!  6th grade Art Club will meet on Mondays after school; 7th and 8th grade on Tuesdays after school.  If you have a conflict, please see Ms. Skildum or contact her at lisa.skildum@moundsviewschools.org


    STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES

    Thank you so much to our parents for helping us to implement our 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


    SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT AND PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

    Special Education District Overview and Parent-to-Parent Connectedness

    October 3, 2017   6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

    Mounds View Public Schools District Center

    (4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview)

    Bev Zelinski, director of student services at Mounds View Public Schools, will provide an overview of District special education services. After this short presentation, the SEPPAC co-chairs will lead a parent-to-parent discussion group. Discussion will include how parents can help each other navigate the system and advocate for their child. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents who also have children receiving special education services within Mounds View Public Schools.


    COMMUNITY ED NEWS

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

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


    TRANSPORTATION AND BUS PASSES

    Starting Monday, September 25th, bus drivers may check bus passes if they question the student's eligibility of ridership.

    Students that need an alternate bus stop are required to complete a Bus Stop Change Form. A Temporary Bus Pass/Revised Permanent Bus Pass will then be issued.  Students will not be allowed to ride home with friends or use another bus simply by giving the bus driver a parent/staff note. 

    SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO TUTOR NEW IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

    The Highview English Language (EL) Department is looking for parents and/or adult community volunteers to work with recently arrived immigrant students who are learning English. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Marjie Hay (651-621-6790) or Victoria Wheeler (651-621-6769). 


    HAWK PRIDE TEAM

    The Hawk Pride Team is a unique, cohesive group of students who care about others and genuinely want to have an important leadership role in the school. 

    Member activities:  Prepare and decide Hawks Nest items, Plan and organize school rewards and parties, raise school spirit and promote Hawk Pride by creating videos and announcements. 

    Applications are available in the main office or Ms. Hadden’s room.  


    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.

    To 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. 

    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 HIGHVIEW 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.   See Ms. Swenson for more information.


    IRONDALE GIRLS SOCCER CLUB HELP NEEDED

    Ball chasers are needed for Irondale Girls Soccer Games on Tuesday, Setpember 26 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, October 5 at 5:00 PM.  Ball chasers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and concession at half-time.  Four – six people are needed for each game.  Come and cheer on the Knights! 

    Please contact Amy Saylor at saylorsa@hotmail.com if you are interested.  Ball chasers must be middle school age or above.  Thank you for your support of the Irondale Girls Soccer Booster Club.  


    MUSIC OF THE KNIGHT

    Join the Irondale Marching Knights, and Director Bill Sucha, for the 25th Annual Music of the Knight Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 30, at 5 pm.  This competitive field show is a spectacular combination of music, marching, movement, and visual effects featuring three classes (A, AA, AAA).

    The day includes: 14 local and regional marching bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin, special activities celebrating our 25th show, and an exhibition show by the Irondale Marching Knights performing this year's show "Witch Among Us."  Tickets available at the gate; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and K-12 students, and free for preschool.  Parking is limited; however off-site parking lots are served by shuttles.  In case of rain, the show will move indoors. 

    Visit www.irondalebands.org for more information or view our flyer.


    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!


    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.  


    ROCK THE SCHOOL HOUSE

    Tickets are on sale now for "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. On Saturday, November 11, parents, educators and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.


    The evening includes a wine & spirits toss, brief program, a live and silent auction and fund-a-need. This year, guests will be treated to some of our very best musical talent and scientific minds.


    To purchase early bird tickets now until October 10 visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org. Ticket includes heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. 

    Last year’s event sold out in record time and raised more than $50,000 in support of Mounds View School district programs.  


    Event Details:

    Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

    Vadnais Heights Commons

    Tickets are $60 each until October 10 ($85 after)

    Buy a table of 8 for $600 with a group of friends and receive premium reserved seating.

    Visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org  for more information and to purchase tickets beginning Monday, September 18.