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  • Week of Friday, April 6, 2018

     

    Monday, April 9 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Ensemble, Student Council, Guitar Club

    6:30 PM - Westside Orchestra Festival at Irondale High School

     

    Tuesday, April 10 - A Day

    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 - Makeup Swim, STARS, Jazz Band

     

    Wednesday, April 11 - 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 Science

    2:45-4:00 PM - Strategy Gaming, STRIPES

     

    Thursday, April 12 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    8:15 AM - 2:30 PM - 6th Grade to Oliver Kelley Farm

    8:45 AM - 2:30 PM - STARS attend Girls Rock at College

    8:15 AM - 2:45 PM - 8th Grade Band to Contest in Farmington

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

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

     

    Friday, April 13 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    9:45 - 11:00 AM - Highview 8th graders visit high schools

     


    NEW DEAN AT HIGHVIEW 2018-2019, LAST NAMES O-Z

    Current dean of students with last names O-Z, Caleb Bjorklund, will be taking a leave of absence during the 2018-19 school year and moving to Haiti in June.   This is a once-in- a -lifetime opportunity for his family to immerse themselves in another country and culture.  He will be working in an orphanage and school outside of Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti.   He will be returning to the district for the 2019-20 school year. 

    Replacing Mr. Bjorklund will be Nathan Johnson.  Mr. Johnson comes to Highview Middle School as a dean of students from Edgewood Middle School.  He has been with the Mounds View School District for eleven years.  While with Mounds View he has worked in several capacities.  Nathan has led the STAND program, he has served as a science teacher and has worked extensively with the development of the STEAM and the Integrated Sciences program.  Nathan attended North Park University in Chicago and received a BS in Biology as an undergraduate.  He received his Master's degree and Principal Licensure from Hamline University.  Nathan and his wife Gretchen live in South Minneapolis and recently adopted their first child, Miriam, in October of this past fall.  In his free time Nathan enjoys hunting, traveling, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family and two dogs at the lake.  Nathan is very excited to join the team over at Highview Middle School and to get to know the students, staff and families that make up the Hawk community.

     


    STUDENT COUNCIL ASKING FOR HELP

    Help is needed to support Highview Staff Appreciation Week taking place from April 30th - May 4th sponsored by the Highview Student Council. Student council members would like to honor staff  by providing a number of fun activities for all staff to enjoy including a daily treat cart, daily gift-card drawings, treats in the lounge, breakfast one day for all staff and more.

    We are looking for your help to make that happen!! Are you able to donate treats or fun school supplies for staff? Would you be willing to help us provide breakfast for the staff? Do you have any other ideas that would make our staff appreciation a hit? We'd love to hear from you!

    Stacey Olinger, Student Council Advisor                   

    stacey.olinger@moundsviewschools.org   

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    Melissa Minowitz ,Student Council Advisor                      

    melissa.minowitz@moundsviewschools.org 

    Specifically, we are looking for donations for the following things: treat cart, staff lounge desserts, staff breakfast, and gift card drawings. If you are willing and able to donate, below are some suggestions.

    Treat Cart

    ·  Snack Items (granola bars, chips, trail mix, 100 calorie snacks, etc)

    ·  Beverages (K-cups, water, soda, tea, etc)

    ·  Sweets (chocolate, candy, gum, cookies, etc)

    ·  Classroom supplies (fun post-its, pens, extra pencils, whiteboard markers, etc)

    ·  Fruit (apples, clementines)

    Staff Breakfast

    ·  Breakfast pastries

    ·  Fruit

    ·  Juice

    Staff Desserts

    ·  Brownies, cookies, etc.

    Gift Card Drawings

    ·  $5.00 Gift Cards (Target, coffee, restaurants, Barnes and Noble, etc)

    Donations will be accepted in the Highview Office now through Friday, April 27th. We appreciate your consideration and thank you for your support!

    Highview Student Council 2017/2018

     


    COMMUNITY EDUCATION NEWS

    Registration is now open for spring activities:  Flag Football, Boys and Girls Tennis and Co-ed Track.  Register online at https://www.moundsviewschools.org/youthprograms or get a paper form in the school office. 

     

    The Community Education Summer Brochures are here and in the school office.  This year we are extending many of our STEM activities to include students in grades 6 - 9.  As always, all of the athletic camps will are listed in the brochure as well.  Parents save $10 on each registration if they register before May 15th.    Parents and students are encouraged to view the brochure and register online at http://www.moundsviewschools.org/communityed

     


    SCHOLASTIC BOGO BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!

    Exciting news!  The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair is coming May 8th, 9th, and 10th—We need your help!  We are looking for volunteers to help with the fair frm 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM each day.  If you are interested in volunteering, use the Signup Genius Link or contact Vickie Woehrle at Vickie.owoehrle@moundsviewschools.rog or by phone at 651-621-6758. 

     


    PARENT MEETING

    The Highview Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th has been rescheduled for Tuesday

     


    IRONDALE MARCHING KNIGHTS-RESCHEDULED DATE

    Join the nationally recognized Irondale Marching Knights!  The marching band is open to all current 8th-11th grade students across the school district.  You need not be a current band student to find a role within the program. Join us for the Re-Scheduled Information & Registration Night in the Irondale Cafeteria on Monday, April 16th at 7:00 PM.  The season is starting up soon - first practice will be on Saturday, May 5.  

    Questions??  Contact recruitment co-chairs Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas at niedf001@umn.edu or 763-438-3987 or Alicia Graf at dagraf@comcast.net or 651-270-9452.


    COMEDY SPORTZ FUNDRAISER & BAKE SALE AT IRONDALE HIGH SCHOOL

    Join Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics on Friday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. for their annual ComedySportz FUNdraiser and Bake Sale to help support their trip to FIRST Champs. This comedy improv show is similar to the TV. Show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and is family-friendly for all ages. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door the night of the event. Stop by our bake sale and take home some  goodies! You can find out more information or purchase advance tickets here. Any questions, contact Shannon Mildenberger at shannon@team2052.com.

     


    WE NEED 6TH GRADE PARENTS TO CHAPERONE FIELD TRIP

    Highview 6th graders are visiting Kelley Farm on Thursday, April 12th.  We are looking for 10-15 parents willing to help chaperone.  Chaperones would need to come to school at 8:00 AM.  The bus will return to Highview at approximately 2:45 PM. 

    If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sam Carew at Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6720. 

     


    PLAN AHEAD FOR NEXT FALL’S SCHEDULE

    In spring 2017, the School Board approved start time changes that go into effect for all schools starting this fall. To download a 2018-2019 daily schedule for any school, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.

     


    IMPORTANT TEST DATES

    Highview students will be taking MCA tests in their Math, ELA and 8th grade Science classes in April.  The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) is designed to measure each student’s level of proficiency, as compared to state standards, in the subject areas of math, reading and science (grade 8 only).  Please try to make sure your student is to school on time and well-rested on testing dates.   Please try to avoid taking your student out of school for appointments on these dates. 

     

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    If you have any questions, please contact your student’s dean:

     

    Cindy Kucera; Last names A-G       651-621-6728   Cindy.Kucera@moundsviewschools.org

    Kari Hubbard; Last names H-N       651-621-6727   Kari.Hubbard@moundsviewschools.org

    Caleb Bjorklund; Last names O-Z                   651-621-6726   Caleb.Bjorklund@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!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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