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    Friday, November 10

    Monday, November 13 - A Day

    The Highview Book Fair is open and runs through Thursday!

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    7:30 AM - Science and Innovation Club

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

    3-5 PM - School Musical Auditions

     

    Tuesday, November 14 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:30 AM - Science and Innovation Club

    12:00-2:30 PM - Art Club Field Trip to Como Park

    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, 7th/8th Gr Art Club, Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Service Learning Club, Volleyball, Girls Club

    3:00-5:00 PM - School Musical Auditions

    4:00-7:00 PM - Parent Teacher Communication Hours

    5:00-6:30 PM - 8th Grade Human Rights Expo

     

    Wednesday, November 15 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

     7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:30 AM - Science and Innovation Club

    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 Edgewood Middle School

    3:00 -5:00 PM - School Musical Auditions

     

    Thursday, November 16 - B Day

    Last day of book fair!

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    2:45-4:00 PM - ReMakeup Swim, Jazz Band, Volleyball, Creative Writing Club,

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

     

    Friday, November 17 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

     


    REPORT CARD

    The end of the first quarter was last 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 beginning today.

    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. 


    VOTERS SAID YES

    Voters approved the District’s facilities bond request on Election Day 2017 by a margin of 73 percent in favor to 27 percent opposed. 10,129 residents voted in favor of the proposal, while 3,689 voted to reject the request. As a result of the vote, schools will soon begin a multi-year phased approach to adding space at all schools throughout the District. In addition, voters elected residents Marre Jo Sager, Diane Glasheen and Shauna Bock to seats on the School Board. To read a message on the election results from Superintendent Chris Lennox, visit here.


    SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING NEXT WEEK!

    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. 


    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!


    2017-2018 MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER COLOR GUARD

    The Irondale Marching Knights are excited to offer a color guard opportunity for all middle school students currently in in grades 6, 7 and 8 from Edgewood and Highview Middle Schools. This is great way to give color guard try.  If you missed it this fall-- now is your chance!

    There will be an information and registration meeting on Monday, November 27 at 6:30 pm in the Irondale High School Band Room.  Parents and students will have the opportunity to learn about Middle School Guard and everything that it includes.  The group will hold regular practices to prepare for several performances.  No experience is necessary --as we will have coaches and captains from the high school team there to help. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Thill at thillemom@gmail.com .   We can't wait for you to join!!!


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

    There is still time to order your 2017-2018 Highview Yearbook…Don’t miss out!!   You may order a yearbook using a paper form (available in the school office) or by ordering online by visiting https://ybpay.lifetouch.com.  School ID code is 12239618.  A standard book is $21.00. 


    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.  

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


    CULTURAL CONNECTIONS

    Join high school teachers and exchange students for some cultural connections on Monday, November 13th and December 11th in Room 117. 


    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. 


    HIGHVIEW SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS ARE 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

    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 GYMNASTICS TEAM

    Any 7th or 8th graders that are interested in participating in the IDHS Gymnastics Team…now is your chance!  Whether you’ve been tumbling since you were a toddler or recently mastered a cartwheel, you are welcome to participate.  Practices are Mondays from 3:30-5:30; Tuesday-Friday from 3:30-6:00 beginning on Monday, November 13th.  If you have questions, please email IDHS Captains Whitney Onyancha (2018onyaw99@moundsviewschools.org) or Hanna Wiste (2018wisth31@moundsviewschools.org). 


    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. 


    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. 


    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.