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    Friday, March 2, 2018

    Friday, March 2 - A Day

    7:00 PM - Highview presents, “Fame Jr. “Saturday, March 3

    2:00 PM - Highview presents, “Fame Jr. “


    Monday, March 5 - B 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, Swimming

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


    Tuesday, March 6 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Guys Chorus, Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library, Jazz Band

    7:30 AM- 3D Printer Club

    1:20-3:30 PM - 7th Grade Disease Projects, Upper/Lower Gym

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

    2:45 - 4:00 PM - Makeup Swim, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Clay Club, STARS, Floor Hockey, Swimming

    7:00 PM - Middle School Jazz Festival, Chippewa Middle School

    3-9:30 PM - Ski and Snowboard Club


    Wednesday, March 7 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:30 AM- 3D Printer Club

    8:15AM - 2:40 PM - 7th Grade Band - Elementary Band Tour

    9:30-10:37 AM - Assembly, 6th grade “Protecting Your Online Fingerprint”

    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, Swimming


    Thursday, March 8 - Friday, March 16

    Spring Break - No school for students



    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.    Doors will open and tickets will be available one-half hour prior to show time. Tickets for the performance are $6.00.  

    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!!


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


    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. 


    Let’s End Hunger In Minnesota – Support your Local Food Shelf.

     Each year, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf Food anxiously looks forward to the month of March and the Minnesota Foodshare Campaign. This important state-wide effort encourages churches, businesses, civic groups, schools and clubs to raise cash and food donations for their local food shelves while raising awareness about hunger through a month long media blitz with WCCO-TV.  In addition, a percentage of all pounds and dollars raised are matched by Minnesota Foodshare making it the perfect time to give.

    Minnesota FoodShare envisions a Minnesota where all residents have access to healthy food and no one struggles with food insecurity. Despite a thriving economy, one in ten Minnesotans and 1 in 6 children are currently food insecure on a regular basis. Here, closer to home, over 1/3 of the students in the Mounds View Public School District are on free and/or reduced lunches and our food shelf is currently serving over 825 households each month. In fact, suburban poverty is outpacing that of the inner cities here in Minnesota and food insecurity amongst our seniors is expected to rise dramatically as more Baby Boomers reach age 60.  Last year, we had nearly 23,708 individual requests for help and gave out over 600,000 pounds of food and personal care items – up nearly 30% over last year. 

    A successful March campaign is critical for our food shelf to be able to continue to provide important services to our neighbors in need.

    The more that’s donated, the bigger our match!! Here's how you can help: 

    • DONATE FOOD! We appreciate all nonperishable food items.
    • DONATE FUNDS! With your $100.00 gift we can provide up to $800.00 worth of groceries to families in need through our network of suppliers. Donate online now at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org or send your donation to school. 
    • SPREAD THE WORD! Please spread the word about March FoodShare and Ralph Reeder Food Shelf’s services. You never know who may need a helping hand.

    Everyone can do their part to “End Hunger in Minnesota”, one step at a time.   We look forward to your important and support! Please return your donations to your child’s school the week of March 19-23.  Watch for more information.


    ALL 7th and 8th students that are interested in trying out for the upcoming 2018 Mounds View High School Softball season are welcome.

    ALL 7th and 8th grade students interested in playing high school softball this season should attend Captains’ Practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 8:30-9:45 pm, in the back gym at Mounds View High School.

    Please attend the next informational meeting on Monday, March 5th at 7:30 pm, in the Forum (enter the front door of the school and go to the right by the stairs) at Mounds View High School. Players AND Parents are invited and encouraged to attend, as there will be critical information shared regarding registration, tryouts and the upcoming season.


    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!


    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, 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


    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.


    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


    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


    Girls and boys!  Spring is coming and so is Ultimate Frisbee!

    Chippewa Middle School will once again have a mixed Ultimate Frisbee team (or two if we get enough players).  The team is also open to students from Highview and Edgewood.

    Practices will be after school (2:45-4:30) on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 26th, at Turtle Lake Park (just across Hodgson from Chippewa).  If coming from Highview or Edgewood, we realize you’ll be a little late.  Games will be on Sunday afternoons from April 22nd through May 13th with a State Tournament the weekend of May 19th to 20th.

    Girls, if you are interested in Ultimate Frisbee, there is a free clinic tomorrow, Saturday, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the big gym at Chippewa Middle School.  Trainers from Minnesota Ultimate will be here to teach you about the game of Ultimate and help you learn or improve your skills.  The Middle School Ultimate coach will also be there to answer questions and to meet you.  Again, this is tomorrow from 12:30-3:30 at Chippewa Middle School and it’s free.

    Please contact Brian Pratt (coach) at KazBrian@msn.com for more information.  Or, you can sign up on the Minnesota Ultimate website at:  http://www.minnesotaultimate.org/e/2018-middle-school-spring-league.  Choose the Chippewa Middle School team from the menu.


    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


    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!