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    Friday, February 23, 2018


    Saturday, February 24

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Fame Jr. Technical Rehearsal

     

    Monday, February 26 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Ensemble, STRIPES, Student Council, Dance 101

    2:45-6:00 PM - Musical Rehearsal

    2:45-8 PM - Fame Jr. Tech Rehearsal

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

     

    Tuesday,February 27 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus, Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:30 AM- 3D Printer Club

    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, Clay Club, Hawk Pride Club, STARS, Floor Hockey

    2:45-6:00 PM - Musical Rehearsal

    2:45-8 PM - Fame Jr. Tech Rehearsal

    3-9:30 PM - Ski and Snowboard Club

     

    Wednesday, February 28 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym and Chess Club

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:30 AM- 3D Printer Club

    9:10-10:00 AM - Musical Performance for Grades 6 & 7

    10:10-11:00 AM - Musical Performance for Grade 8

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

    2:45-4:00 PM - Strategy Gaming, STRIPES, Mural Club, Dance 101

    2:45-6:00 PM - Musical Rehearsal

    2:45-8 PM - Fame Jr. Tech Rehearsal

     

    Thursday, March 1 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

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

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - Makeup Swim, Review Team, Creative Writing, Review Team, Floor Hockey

    7:00 PM - Highview cast and crew present, “Fame Jr. “

     

    Friday, March 2 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    7:00 AM - Fame Jr. Band Rehearsal

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 PM – Highview cast and crew present, “Fame Jr. “

     

    Saturday, March 3

    2:00 PM - Highview cast and crew present, “Fame Jr. “

     


    HIGHVIEW SPRING MUSICAL

    Join the Highview Middle School cast and crew as they present “Fame, Jr. “ on Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd at 7:00 PM and again on Saturday, March 3rd at 2:00 PM.  

    Tickets will be sold during lunches the week of the performance and will also be available at the door.   Parents of cast and crew members-- letters regarding pre-sale tickets will come home with your student in the coming weeks.  Tickets will also be available in the school office closer to the performance date.

    Come early and buy a cast or crew member a star for $1.00 and write a personal message to your special student.  Stars will be delivered backstage before the performance. 

    There will be no reserved seating and seats fill fast, so please plan accordingly.    We hope to see you there!!


    LOOKING AHEAD

    There is no school for students Thursday, March 8th through Friday, March 16th.  Students return to school on Monday, March 19th.  Spring Break!


    COMMUNITY EDUCATION NEWS

    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. 


    EXCITING NEW LITERACY INITIATIVE IN THE LEARNING CENTER

    A new digital reading dashboard has been added to the Learning Center!  The students can use the dashboard to see real-time data of the top 5 books being read at Highview, the all-time highest rated books, which grade level is reading the most books, the top 5 authors, and what genre is getting the most action. The data is collected and updated in real-time when students fill out a short 5 question reading log each time they finish a book. The link to the reading log is available in ELA Google Classrooms or on the Learning Center website.  The purpose of the dashboard is to encourage students to talk about books they are reading, give students ideas of what to read next, and create healthy competition between grade levels to see who can read the most books.  Reading is the foundation to all learning and it is exciting when we find a new tool to promote literacy. Thanks to Hommocks Middle School in New York for the inspiration and great idea!


    CHESS AND STRATEGY GAME FANS

    The Winter Table Top Gaming Festival is this Friday from 6-10:00 PM at Mounds View High School.  There will be open gaming and three tournament options. 

    • K-12th Grade Open Chess
    • 6th Grade to Adult Ticket to Ride
    • 6th Grade to Adult Acquire

    There is a $6 fee for tournament play.  Open Gaming is totally free!!

    Walk in or pre-register at http://www.csgame.org/event/winter-table-top-gaming-festival-k-12-chess-6th-adult-ticket-to-ride-acquire-magic-open-gaming-mounds-view-hs-commons/

     


    IRONDALE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE

    Irondale Girls Lacrosse Captain’s Practices are listed below. Everyone is welcome to come regardless of experience! Beginning the second practice we also have guest coaches. Bring your stick and goggles to practice.  See you there!

    Tuesday, February 27              7:00-8:00                     Varsity Gym

    Tuesday, March 6                    5:00-6:00                     Varsity Gym

    Tuesday, March 20                  3:00-4:00                     Lower Gym

    Tuesday, March 27                  6:00-7:00                     Lower Gym

     


    IRONDALE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE

    7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing lacrosse this spring can join the Irondale High School Boys Lacrosse Team. The season starts Monday, April 2nd and finishes the end of May. The team practices at Irondale High School Monday-Friday from 3-5:30 PM. Transportation is provided to the practices. Any questions regarding Irondale Boys Lacrosse reach out to Coach Burtness - Boys Head Coach - eric.burtness@moundviewschools.org.

     


    MOUNDS VIEW HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD

    Attention 7th and 8th grade girls interested in participating in track and field this spring at Mounds View High School. Please plan on attending the "Back to Track" informational meeting on Tuesday February 27 at 7 pm in the Mounds View High School Auditorium. It is mandatory for all those planning to participate. The evening will include information about the upcoming season, team apparel and an opportunity to purchase training shoes and racing spikes from Mill City Running.

    Additional informational can be found at the team website www.moundsviewgirlstrackandfield.com

    Questions? please email Coach Aaron Redman aaron.redman@moundsviewschools.org and/or Coach Scott Ylkanen scott.ylkanen@moundsviewschools.org


    MOUNDS VIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

    Interested in playing high school soccer?  Please attend our next booster club meeting on Monday, February 26th at 7:00 PM at the Shoreview Community Center.  All interested parents are welcome and appreciated as we plan the upcoming season. 


    IRONDALE BOYS TENNIS

    The Irondale Boys Tennis Team is looking for 7th and 8th grade boys that are interested in joining the tennis team this spring!  The season starts Monday, March 26and finishes in mid-May.  The team practices @ Irondale High School Monday-Friday from 3-4:30 PM.  Matches start in April.  Interested in joining or need more information?  Please contact Coach Torvi - Boys Assistant Coach - chris.torvi@moundsviewschools.org

     


    UPCOMING HIGHVIEW 8TH TO 9TH GRADE TRANSITION EVENTS

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

    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


    DONATIONS NEEDED

    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!