• Friday, December 8, 2017


    Monday, December 11- B Day

    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 - Ensemble, STRIPES, Student Council, Philosophy Club, Culture Club

    3:00-5:00 PM - Math Meet at Centennial Lakes Middle School

    6:30 PM - Highview 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert


    Tuesday, December 12 - A 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

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

    2:45-4:00 PM -Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Service Learning Club, Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Hawk Pride Team, Girls Club

    6:00 PM- Parent Meeting with High School Principals, Learning Center

    7:00 Pm - Highview 6th Grade/Bel Air/Valentine Hills Band Concert


    Wednesday, December 13 - B 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


    Thursday, December 14- A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    2:45-4:00 PM -, Makeup Swim, Jazz Band, Creative Writing Club, Review Team

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

    6:00 PM - Highview 6th Grade Choir Concert

    7:30 PM - Highview 7th/8th Grade Choir Concert


    Friday, December 15 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library



    Highview’s Hawk’s Nest is looking for donations.  Students can receive “Gotcha Tickets” from staff for a multitude of great reasons… Being a good friend, being on time, doing their best, working hard in class, etc.  Students can “spend” these tickets in the school store called, The Hawk’s Nest. 

    We are asking for help stocking The Hawk’s Nest with these items that  students have requested – Dum Dum suckers, Orbit Gum (14 piece packs), Rice Krispy Treats (singles), chips (individual servings), popsockets, fidget cubes, fun-size candy (no peanuts please), Chex Mix (individual servings). 

    Donated items can be brought to the school office.  We thank you, in advance, for helping us to promote positive behavior in our students at Highview.  Hawk Pride! 


    Mark your calendars now for a Highview Parent Group Meeting on Tuesday, December 12 in the Highview Learning Center from 6-7:00 PM.  Guest speakers; Amy Janecek and Stephanie Brueggers, Irondale High School and Mounds View High School Principals, will be presenting.  Both principals plan on sharing information about transition from 8th grade to high school, AP courses, Early College classes, class offerings, activities and more.


    There has been much discussion about this at the school for the past few months, and we are excited to finally announce that Highview’s weather station is up and running on the school roof!

    The weather station is a Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus, which has the capability of sensing temperature, dew point, precipitation, wind speed and direction, UV, and solar radiation.  We also set up a Raspberry Pi computer to upload the weather station’s data to the Weather Underground every two seconds.  The Weather Underground then takes the data and displays it on its web site and archives it into its database.  This means that historical observations will be available to students for far into the future.  

    The station was mounted on a pole approximately twelve feet above the roof.  The location was carefully chosen to optimize the various measurements.  The data is publically available on the Weather Underground website, and will be used by students in their 8th grade science classes.  

    Students are also able to observe the current weather conditions on a remote display in the Innovation Lab classroom.  All communication between the station and the display and Raspberry Pi is wireless.  The station uses solar power by day and stores energy to transmit during periods of darkness.  A battery on the station also provides backup power in case the sun does not provide enough energy for the transmissions.

    The weather data is also provided to numerous other weather websites, including the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP), which provides tools and analysis to check the quality and help improve the accuracy of the reported data.  This will help determine if a sensor needs to be calibrated or adjusted.

    You can also download free apps that will display the Weather Underground weather data, such as the WU - Forecast app in the Apple iOS app store or the Google Play store.  When using the app, be sure to specify the Highview weather station by searching for the “KMNNEWBR4” station.

    To view the live data, visit this website: www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMNNEWBR4

    Many thanks to Kris Fredricks, Highview Technology Specialist, for helping us get the weather station and getting it up and running.  Hawk Pride!!


    Irondale Knights Girls Basketball Team will be honoring veterans, current military and First Responders and their families at their December 15th game at Irondale at 7:00 PM.  Free admission to all veterans, current military, first responders and their familes.  There will be sandwiches, snacks and drinks provided during the game. 


    Highview Middle School has received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance to enhance the school’s math and science programs.

    The people at the New Brighton Wash N’ Fill Express worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 2,400 available to schools in communities across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grant was made possible by funding from the Exxon Mobil Corporation through Croix Oil Company.

    The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to schools.


    Registration is now open for Girls/Boys Basketball, Fitness Training, Floor Hockey, Swimming and Dance Team 101.  Register online at https://www.moundsviewschools.org/youthprograms or get a paper form in the school office. 

    Ski and Snowboard Club starts on December 11 and 12.  Students will meet in the lobby after school to board the bus.  Students are able to store their ski equipment in the storage room off of the North Gym.  Ski equipment is not allowed on the regular school bus. 


    The last Cultural Connections Event will be on Monday, December 11th in room 117 from 2:45-4:00 PM.  Bring a friend and learn a bit about the German language and culture. 


    December brings concert season to Highview Middle School.  Mark your calendars now, so you don’t’ miss out on some great music next month.

    Monday, December 11                        Highview 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert                      6:30 PM

    Tuesday, December 12                        Highview 6th Grade Band Concert                   7:00 PM

    Thursday, December 14                      Highview 6th Grade Choir Concert                   6:00 PM

    Thursday, December 14                      Highview 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert                      7:30 PM


    All of these concerts will be in the Highview Middle School Upper/Lower Gym.