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    Friday, October 27

     

    Monday, October 30 - B Day

    Audition packets for the Spring Musical - “Fame, Jr.” are available in Room 161 starting today

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Sam’s Club Representative in Staff Dining with treats and deals

    2:45-4:00 PM - 6th Gr Art Club, Culture Club, Ensemble, Guitar Club, STRIPES, Student Council, Student Council, Volleyball

    3:00-5:00 PM - Math Meet at Edgewood Middle School

     

    Tuesday, October 31 - A Day

    Happy Halloween!  Students may wear costumes today.  Please see Highview’s Halloween Dress Code below. 

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    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, Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Service Learning Club, 7th/8th Gr Art Club, Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Service Learning Club, Volleyball

     

    Wednesday, November 1 - B Day

    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 - Strategy Gaming, STRIPES, Volleyball

     

    Thursday, November 2 - A Day

    End our Quarter 1

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    2:45-4:00 PM - Review Team, Makeup Swim, Jazz Band, Volleyball

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

     

    Friday, November 3

    No school for students - Teacher Planning Day

     

    EARLY VOTING

    This fall, residents will consider two questions on the ballot -- our school district’s facilities proposal and a school board election. Thanks to early voting, any New Brighton resident can vote today at City Hall, 803 Old Highway 8, NW.

     

    Hours of voting:

    Monday through Friday............. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, November 4............. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Monday, November 6............... 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

     

    In addition, any resident of Mounds View Public Schools can vote in person starting next Tuesday at the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview, 4560 Victoria Street North.

     

    Hours of voting:

    Tuesday, October 31                           1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 1                   9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Thursday, November 2                       1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    Friday, November 3                            9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Saturday, November 4                       10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Monday, November 6                         9 a.m. – 3.p.m.

    On November 7 (Election Day), residents must visit their polling location to vote. More information on voting locations and times is available here.


    HIGHVIEW HALLOWEEN DRESS CODE – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

    **The regular school dress code applies on any spirit day**

    1. No masks.
    2. If you face paint, you must be recognizable. NO face paint put on at school.
    3. Hats only if it matches outfit/costume.
    4. Nothing inappropriate that makes fun of someone or some other group.
    5. No weapons or anything that resembles a weapon.
    6. No violent themes.
    7. No hair spray used at Highview---home only.
    8. Costumes are to be put on at home—not at school.
    9. Staff members have the right to ask you to change or eliminate parts of your costume if deemed inappropriate or unsafe.
    10. Costumes need to comply with the Highview Dress Code. 

    DON’T MISS OUT!

    Order your 2017-2018 Highview Yearbook now... and don't miss out!!  You may order a book online by visiting https://ybpay.lifetouch.com.  School ID code is 12239618.  A standard book is $21.00. 

    Orders are being taken now.  Hawk Pride!


    PHILOSOPHY CLUB

    We have a new club!  Mr. Iverson is starting the Philosophy Club.  The group will meet 8 sessions on Mondays, starting November 13th.  The club is open and free to all interested students.  See Mr. Iverson for more information. 

    This club will help students hone their communication and critical thinking skills, as well as introduce them to some basic ideas and methods of philosophy.  


    FAME JR. AUDITIONS

    Highview students will be presenting the musical, “Fame Jr.” this winter.  Auditions for the musical will be held on November 13, 14 and 15 after school in Room 161.   

    There will be a “warm-up” rehearsal on Thursday, November 9 in the choir room where students will be able to receive songs and script pages that will be used for the audition.  The Warm-up Rehearsal isn’t mandatory, but could be helpful. 

    Auditions packets will be available in the choir room beginning Monday, October 30.  You must bring the audition form completed, with a parent signature, to your audition.

     


    8th GRADE EXPO NIGHT

    8th grade has been working on an interdisciplinary STEAM project. Students have been researching human rights issues/violations and will be writing a paper about what they have learned, then sending it to a person with influence.

    Students also collaborate with group members to create a solution for the issue they researched. They are taking action to help the problem by fundraising for reputable charities, building awareness, volunteering, making behavior or political changes.

    Come see some of these amazing student creations at our 2nd Annual Expo Night. You will be able to contribute to positive change. It is a great way to help others, while treating yourself and others in your life. You will be able to buy gifts, food, water, treats, bracelets, slime and a variety of other things.

    Join us at 8th Grade Expo Night on November 14th, from 5:00 -6:30 PM! We look forward to seeing you there!


    HIGHVIEW SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    We need you!!   Looking for Scholastic Book Fair volunteers on November 13, 14, 15, or 16th from 8:00 AM-2:45 PM.  We especially need help from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM each day.  Use this LINK to sign up or contact Vickie Woehrle by phone at 651-621-6758 or email vickie.woehrle@moundsviewschools.org if you would like to help out!  We look forward to seeing you at the book fair!  


    THANKSGIVING BASKETS

    Thanksgiving baskets are available November 1 - November 22 through the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.  If you need help, call the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf at 651-621-7451 to schedule an appointment.


    COMMUNITY ED NEWS

    Registration is still open for Volleyball. Register online at http://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/182 or get a paper registration form near the Highview Attendance Window. The volleyball season starts October 30th and runs through December 7th If you have any questions, contact Sam Carew at 651-621-6720 or Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org

    Sign up now for the After School Ski and Snowboard Program. The Cost for the program is $232 for 8 sessions.  The price includes: 8 lift tickets, ski corral, 1 lesson/assessment, and motor coach transportation to and from ski area.  For more information and to register online, click on the following link. After School Ski and Snowboard Registration


    HIGHVIEW STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

    The Highview Student Council recently had a “Penny War” to collect money for schools affected by the recent hurricanes.  We collected $1000 dollars!  With those generous donations we were able to buy these items for schools in the Houston area of Texas. 

    • Backpacks for Katy High School
    • Folders for Stephens Elementary
    • Composition Notebooks and expandable files for Rhoads Elementary
    • Pencils, Composition Notebooks & Electric and Manual pencil sharpeners for Bear Creek Elementary.

    Many thanks to all for your generous donations!


    MVHS ORCHESTRA FUNDRAISING CONCERT

    The Mounds View High School Orchestra is holding a free Book Fair Fundraising Concert at Barnes & Noble Roseville in HarMar Mall on Monday, November 6th from 4:00 PM. – 8:00 PM,   Unable to attend the concert? Any purchase made in-store on 11-6-17 at any Barnes & Noble location nationwide will also qualify. 

    You may also order online at www.bn.com/bookfairs anytime from November 6-11, 2017.   Please use Mounds View High Orchestra's BookFair ID# 12245916 at check-out for purchases in person or online so that a portion of all sales will go towards the orchestra.


    DONATE YOUR OLD LEGOS

    Cleaning out your closets?  Donate your old LEGOs to the Mounds View District LEGO Drive from October 1-31!

    There is a donation bin located in the school office. 

    Mounds View Elementary schools are starting up LEGO League Jr. Teams, and they need LEGOs to help get them going.  They will accept anything LEGO including:  loose LEGOs, kits missing pieces, Mindstorm kits, baseplates, and anything else made by LEGO.

    All donations will be used to help start up LEGO League Jr. teams for the 2018 season.

    This drive is hosted by Titanium Allies, FTC Robotics Team #10272


    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