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    Friday, April 13, 2018


    Monday, April 16 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    2:30 PM - No Tardy Party

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


    Tuesday, April 17 - B 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, Hawk Pride Team


    Wednesday, April 18 - A  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 19 - B Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:15 AM - Grade Level Meetings

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

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

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


    Friday, April 20 - A Day

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Ensemble

    7:15 AM - LST Meeting


    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.


    Highview students are being asked to bring headphones or ear buds from home to use during testing. 



    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.  

    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


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    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                   



    Melissa Minowitz ,Student Council Advisor                      


    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


    Highview Student Council is hosting a Cultural Fashion show during the next Highview Student Party. 


    WHEN:            Friday, May 18 from 3:30-4:00 PM , During the Highview Student Party

    WHY:              To show the diversity in our school, as well as to express different types of cultures to our friends and staff.   

    SIGN UP:         Participation forms are due by May 4. Forms can be found in the office or from Ms. Olinger and Ms. Minowtiz. 

    MEETING:      Mandatory meeting on Thursday, May 10th after school.        


    The Highview Talent Show will be on the last day of school—June 7, 2018. Students should begin practicing now! Auditions for the talent show should be recorded and submitted to Ms. Olinger through email at Stacey.Olinger@moundsviewschools.org.  Auditions can also be recorded after school on May 3rd, 7th, and 9th in Ms. Olinger's room. All talent show acts, lyrics, and costumes must be school-appropriate. Final talent show acts will be posted on May 21, 2018.  The talent show dress rehearsal will be Tuesday, June 5th


    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 


    The next Highview Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM  in the Highview Learning Center.  There will be a lot of new information to share. 

    Meet the new Highview Dean, Nathan Johnson (Student last names O-Z)

    Get an update on upcoming construction at Highview

    New course offerings for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Learn about next year’s staffing at Highview

    We hope you can join us!


    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 from 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. 



    You’re invited…  All incoming 9th graders who plan to participate in a Fall Activity at Mounds View High School

    Fall Activities include:

    Boys & Girls Soccer                                        Football

    Boys & Girls Cross Country                              Fall Musical / Theater

    Girls Swimming / Diving                                  Volleyball

    Girls Tennis                                                     Performance Dance


    Come to MVHS Auditorium Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM to learn more about what clubs, sports and activities are available.  Many coaches and advisors will be on hand to answer questions and listen to a panel of current and former MVHS students about their experiences as Mustangs.  Many of these activities start August 13th.  



    U.S. Service Academy Information Night

    Hosted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum


    Students interesting in applying for a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    6:30-8:30 PM

    Mounds View High School Auditorium

    1900 Lake Valentine Rd

    Arden Hills, MN

    Guest speakers will include representatives from

    US Air Force Academy                        US Merchant Marine Academy

    US Military Academy              US Naval Academy


    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.


    Irondale Knightline Dance Team Tryouts are April 30th to May 4th 

    Time - 3-5 PM 

    Where - Irondale High School Lower Gym 

    Who - Current 8th graders can try out for both fall and winter teams.  

               Current 6th and 7th graders can try out for our winter team

    Bring:  Water bottle, tennis shoes, and jazz shoes (optional, wear athletic clothes.  

    Fall team performs at halftime of the home football games and on sidelines during the game as well.  

    Winter is the competitive teams (Varsity, JV and B Squad) doing both jazz and kick dances.  


    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.


    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.


    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!