• Highview E-News

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    Monday, January 22 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:30 AM - Science and Innovation Club

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Ensemble, Musical Rehearsal, STRIPES, Student Council, Girls Basketball, Fitness Training, Math Team

    3:00-9:30 PM - Ski and Snowboard Club


    Tuesday, January 23 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus, Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:30 AM - Science and Innovation Club

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

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Musical Rehearsal

    3-9:30 PM - Ski and Snowboard Club

    3-5:30 PM - Boys Basketball Game at Chippewa Middle School


    Wednesday, January 24 - A Day

    End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

    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 in Social Studies, ELA, Math, Spanish, Testing and Social Studies

    2:45-4:00 PM - Strategy Gaming, STRIPES, Musical Rehearsal, Stage Crew, Fitness Training

    3:00-5:30 PM - Girl Basketball Game at Chippewa Middle School


    Thursday and Friday, January 25 and 26

    No school for students – Professional Development for staff


    The end of the second quarter is this Wednesday, January 24TH. Report cards will not be mailed out this quarter, however; parents and students will be able to view them via Student VUE and Parent VUE on Friday, February 9th

    If you have not already signed up for Parent VUE 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.


    Highview's next Parent Teacher Communication Hours are coming up on Tuesday, January 30th from 4:00-6:00 PM.

    Parents can sign up for Communication Hours by following these step-by-step directions (complete with pictures) to schedule each 10 minute meeting with your child's teachers.

    Please note that you will need to have a ParentVUE account to schedule these meetings. If you don't have a ParentVUE account, contact the front office at 651-621-6700.

    If you can't make it on January 30th--don't worry--we have more Parent Teacher Communication Hours coming up soon.

    • Tuesday, February 20, 2018,   4:00-7:00 PM

    As always, please feel free to contact your student's teachers or dean at any time if you have any concerns or questions.  Hawk Pride!!


    A number of events have been planned to help support the transition of our Highview 8th graders into high school next year.   


    Irondale High School Information Night for 8th Graders: February 1, 2018 at Irondale High School. 5:30pm-7:30pm Curriculum, Activities, and Athletics Fair; Principal’s Welcome Addresses at 5:30pm and 7:00pm (families may choose which one to attend).


    Online Registration for 9th Grade Classes: February 5, 2018 at Highview during the school day.  Highview Deans will work with students during their ELA classes to register for their high school classes online.


    Mounds View High School Information Night for 8th Graders: February 12, 2018 at 5:30pm last names A-L & 7:00pm last names M-Z at MVHS.


    8th Graders visit High Schools: April 13, 2018 9:45am-11:00am.  Highview 8th Graders tour the high school that they will attend and learn about life in high school, including academic and co-curricular opportunities.


    Mounds View High School Fall Co-Curriculum Day: May 16, 2018 6:30pm at MVHS.  8th Grade students & families invited to learn about co-curricular opportunities at MVHS.


    HS Deans and Student Mentors Q&A with 8th Graders: May 22, 2018 11:30am- 12:30pm.  Deans and student mentors from both high schools will meet with 8th Grade students at Highview to answer questions about life in high school.


    "Spring into Fall" Irondale High School Co-Curriculum Day: May 30, 2018 6:30pm at IDHS.  8th Grade students & families invited to learn about co-curricular opportunities at IDHS.


    First Day of High School! September 4, 2018


    Our Eighth Grade Snow Daze Dance is Friday, February 2nd from 6:30 - 9:00 PM sponsored by the Highview Student Council.  The dance is for Highview eighth grade students only.

    Tickets will be on sale from January 30th - February 2nd for $10.00 each or may be purchased from The Nest (our school store) using 15 Gotcha Tickets.  The ticket includes light snacks, dessert, and a commemorative photo. 

    Traditionally, students have worn semi-formal attire.  A skirt or dress for the girls and khaki or dress pants for boys.  We do expect attire that is appropriate and is not revealing.  It is not necessary for students to go with a "date."  In fact, we encourage all students to attend and are welcome to attend in groups.

    We are also looking for store-bought dessert donations.  Please contact Stacey Olinger at Stacey.Olinger@moundsviewschools.org if you are interested in donating.

    We are still in need of parent volunteers. We are looking for several parents to help set up, several parents to help chaperone the dance itself, and several parents to assist with cleanup.  If you are able to help, please contact Sam Carew at 651-621-6720 or sam.carew@moundsviewschools.org


    8th Grade Snow Daze Dance on Friday, February 2nd

    Parents are needed:

    • To help setup from 9:00 AM – 12 noon and/or from 2:00-4:00 PM


    • Dance Chaperones from 6:30-9:00 PM


    • Cleanup Crew to help from 9:00 PM - 9:30 or 10 PM


    • Photographer the night of the dance….and help get pictures printed afterwards


    If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact one of these staff members:

    Stacey Olinger at Stacey.olinger@moundsviewschools.org

    Melissa Minowitz at Melissa.minowitz@moundsviewschools.org

    Sam Carew at Sam.carew@moundsviewschools.org


    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! 


    Registration is now open for winter activities:  Girl and 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. 


    Congratulations to the stars of the Highview Geography Bee:

    1st place           Celine Sackih

    2nd place          Owen Wagner

    3rd place           Henry Cahoon

    Celine will now take a test to qualify for the state bee.  Good luck Celine!!  Hawk Pride!!


    At our first-ever Highview History Bee, the competition was fierce and the questions were hard (a combo of American History and World History).    Our Highview students rose to the challenge and were impressive!    

    7th grader Elliott McArthur is our Highview History Bee  Champ!

    The other students in the top five were:

    Renee Defeyter (6th grade)

    Henry Cahoon (7th grade)

    Mikaela Whalen (8th grade)

    Noah Voght (7th grade)

    All five of these students will take an online qualifier for the regional competition.  All the participants did a great job answering really tough questions.  Hawk Pride!!


    Parent Resource Fair

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    6:45 - 8:15 PM
    Chippewa Middle School Cafeteria

     (5000 Hodgson Road, North Oaks)

    Organizations include:  Metro Center for Independent Living (MCIL), Voc/Rehab Services, Special Olympics of Minnesota, Disability Hub, Autism Society of Minnesota, Vitals Technology, Ramsey County Health and Wellness Disability Services, Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Northeast Youth and Family Services, Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions, RAMS Athletics, Mounds View Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education and Mounds View Public Schools Assistive Technology.


    If you are interested in learning new types of board games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Ingenious, 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.

    Register online:

    Session I, January 3- March 7  https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1954/fall-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-winter-only-jan-3-march-7-grades-6-8 

    Session II, March 21 - May 23  https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1955/fall-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-spring-only-march-21-may-23-18-grades-6-8

    Full Winter/Spring, January 3 - May 23  https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1953/fall-2017/highview-strategy-gaming-full-winter-spring-jan-3-may-23-grades-6-8