• Highview E-News

    Friday, January 26, 2018


    Monday, January 29 - B Day

    Last day of Quarter 2/Semester 1

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    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 30 - A Day

    First day of Quarter 3

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus, Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

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

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Musical Rehearsal, Clay Club, Hawk Pride Club, Boys Basketball

    3-9:30 PM - Ski and Snowboard Club

    4-6 PM - Parent Teacher Communication Hours

    6-7:30 PM - 5th Grade Parent Information Night


    Wednesday, January 31 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    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, Girls Basketball, Mural Club


    Thursday, February 1 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    2:45-5:00 PM - Musical Rehearsal

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

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

    5:30 - 7:30 PM – Irondale High School Information Night for 8th graders at Irondale High School


    Friday, February 2, - B Day

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    7:00 AM - Fame Jr. Band Rehearsal

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    2:45-5 PM - Musical Rehearsal

    6:30-9:00 PM – Snow Daze Dance



    The end of the second quarter is this Monday, January 29. 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 one more Parent Teacher Communication Hours coming up on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 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


    We are holding 5th Grade Parent Information Night on Tuesday, January 30 at Highview from 6:00-7:30 PM.  The program will begin at 6:00 PM, with tours to follow.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the building, and learn about curriculum and opportunities available at Highview.   This event is intended for parents only.  The middle school deans will be going to the elementary schools to speak directly with students about what Highview has to offer.  In addition, fifth grade students will have the opportunity to come visit Highview this spring during the school day.  


    Parents will learn about all the great things that are happening at Highview.  A few of the programs we offer:

    • STEAM programming - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through interdisciplinary grade-level projects and project-based learning activities
    • Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies courses
    • Coding and Robotics, Math/Science Innovation, Art, Spanish, Phy Ed, Health, and Digital Production.
    •  Band, Choir, and Orchestra at all grade levels
    • After-school activities
    • Positive behavioral support (PBIS), also known as HAWK PRIDE.

    Our staff is looking forward to meeting parents and guardians of our incoming sixth graders on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00–7:30 PM and sharing with you all the great things we have to offer!  To learn more about Highview, visit our web site at www.moundsviewschools.org/highview .    Hawk Pride!


    Due to space availability issues, Community Ed Boys Basketball will not be able to reschedule the game from Tuesday, January 23 (Snow Day).  Regular basketball practice will be held after school on Tuesday, January 30 at all 3 middle schools.  

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



    Registrations are now open for fastpitch softball for this upcoming summer. Participation is open to all girls ages 6 to 18 living or attending school in the Mounds View School District 621 attendance area.  

    The Mounds View Softball Association provides the opportunity, for all girls to play fastpitch softball in a fun, safe, and competitive environment. For more information and the link to the registration page please visit http://moundsview.softballsystems.com/


    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!


    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.