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    Friday, November 3

     

    Monday, November 6 - B Day

    Quarter 2 begins!

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    2:45-4:00 PM - 6th Grade Art Club, Ensemble, Guitar Club, STRIPES, Student Council, Math Team, Volleyball

     

    Tuesday, November 7 - A Day

    Election Day!

    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, Volleyball, Hawk Pride Club

     

    Wednesday, November 8 - 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,

    3:30-5:30 PM - Volleyball Game at Highview

     

    Thursday, November 9 - A Day

    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, Creative Writing, School Musical Audition Rehearsal

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

     

    Friday, November 10 - B Day

    Report Cards available today on ParentVUE

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library


    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.


    END OF THE QUARTER

    The end of the first quarter was Thursday, November 2nd.  Report cards will not be mailed out this quarter, however; parents and students will be able to view them via StudentVUE and ParentVUE starting on Friday, November 10th

    If you have not already signed up for ParentVUE and would like to, please contact Cindy Palmer in our school office at 651-621-6700. 

    If you would like a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact Karen Porath at 651-621-6725 or Karen.porath@moundsviewschools.org or your student’s dean.


    DON’T MISS OUT! IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK

    Order your 2017-2018 Highview Yearbook now... and don't miss out!!  Order forms will be passed out to your students  next Monday afternoon.  You may order a yearbook using a paper form or by ordering online by visiting https://ybpay.lifetouch.com.  School ID code is 12239618.  A standard book is $21.00. 

    Orders are being taken now and should be completed by Friday, November 10th. .  Hawk Pride!


    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!


    ATTENTION CURRENT 6TH GRADE PARENTS

    Mark your calendars now for the 7th Grade trip to the Laurentian Environmental Center during the 2018-2019 School Year in September.  We will have two trips for 7th graders—Monday-Wednesday, September, 17-19, 2018 and Wednesday-Friday, September 19-21, 2018. 

    For many students in the Mounds View School District, their trip to the Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC) was a highlight of their middle school years.  We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity for our 7th grade students to spend 3 days and 2 nights of educational and team-building activities in the north woods of Minnesota.

    LEC is a public residential educational facility that combines environmental education, leadership training and outdoor skills recreation programs.  Please visit the LEC website at www.laurentiancenter.org  for more information.

    Watch for more information to come your way in the spring.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Eller at Sheila.eller@moundsviewschools.org or your student’s dean. 


    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

    Do you like to tell stories? Do you like to write and think of creative ideas? Then creative writing club is the place for you!!! Creative writing club will begin on Thursday November 9 and will be held every Thursday after school in Room 118, Miss Barvitski's room. If you are interested, please come to our first meeting November 9! Hope to see you there! 


    SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!!  The fair will run Monday, November 13th thru Thursday, November 16th.  We will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day and will have extended hours from 4:00-7:00 on Tuesday, November 14th during Parent Teacher Communication Hours. 

    If you can't make the fair, but would like to purchase books, here is the link to the online fair:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/highviewmiddle  

    The online book fair will open November 4th and close November 17th.

    There will also be teacher wish lists and gift certificates available for purchase, if you would like to support a specific classroom. 


    HIGHVIEW SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS STILL 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 on Monday and Tuesday, November 13th & 14th.   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!  


    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


    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. 


    NEED HELP WITH HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR YOUR CHILDREN? OPERATION JOY CAN HELP!

    Ralph Reeder Food Shelf at Pike Lake Education Center

    Use Door 13 (west side of building)

    2101 14th St NW, New Brighton, MN  55112  - Room 22 

    Face-to-Face Registration – Two ways you can register your children ages birth to grade twelve:

    1. During any daytime food shelf appointment (November 1-December 1).  Appointment line number is 651-621-7451.  You will receive food and your toy pick-up times the same day.  –OR—
    2. Wednesday, November 15th or November 29th from 2:30-4:00 PM for Walk-in Registration. Please bring:  Picture ID for yourself, current piece of mail (proof of residence), some form of identification for your children (medical cards, school ID, birth certificate or Social Security card).  Important:  Your children may only be registered for one holiday toy program and must either live in the Mounds View Public School District or attend school here.  Toy registration ends December 1.  After this date, call the food shelf at 651-621-7451. 

    IRONDALE NORDIC TEAM

    Any 7th or 8th graders that are interested in participating in the IDHS Nordic Ski Team, there is a mandatory parent / skier meeting on Monday, November 6 @ 6:30pm in the Irondale Choir room.  For more information about what being on the team is all about, visit here.  


    SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT AND PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEPPAC)

    SEPPAC will host

    Parenting and Supporting Children: Self-Regulation and Positive Behavior Change

    November 28, 2017

    6:45-8:15 PM

    Mounds View Public Schools District Center

    4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview

    Dave Wilmes, Director of Programs for St. Paul Youth Services, will be the keynote speaker.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from Mr. Wilmes. 


    8th GRADERS INTERESTED IN PLAYING FASTPITCH SOFTBALL AT MVHS

    Mounds View High School Softball Booster Club Meeting - Monday, November 6th, 7:30 pm in the PADDOCK at the high school. We anticipate inviting 8th graders who will attend Mounds View High School to try out for the high school teams this year. Join us at the Booster Club meetings to get more information and stay involved. Players and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact President, Alyson Whalen, with any questions: mvhsfastpitch@gmail.com. Visit our website at www.moundsviewschools.org/mvsoftball.


    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. 


    ATTENTION CHESS AND STRATEGY GAME PLAYERS

    The Fall Table Top Game Festival is here on Friday, November 10th from 6-10:00 PM at Highview Middle School.  There will be Free Open Gaming, an Open 6th Grade to Adult Settlers of Catan Tournament, an Open 6th to 12th Grade Magic Tournament, and an Open K-12th Grade Chess Tournament. Door prize drawing for those pre-registered! Who will be the Lord of Catan in 2017?

    There are registration fees for tournament play. Catan Tourney participants are pre-qualified for the end-of-the year strategy game tournament.  Click here for more information & registration: 

    http://www.csgame.org/event/fall-table-top-gaming-festival-k-12-chess-6th-adult-settlers-of-catan-open-gaming-highview-middle-school-cafeteria-2/

     


    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.