• Friday, April 20, 2018


    Monday, April 23 - B Day

    7th and 8th Grade MCA Math Testing

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club

    1-3:30 PM - Student Council Picnic

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


    Tuesday, April 24 - A Day

    6th, 7th and 8th Grade MCA Reading Testing

    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

    6:30 PM - Highview Parent Meeting, Learning Center


    Wednesday, April 25 - B  Day

    6th, 7th and 8th Grade MCA Reading Testing

    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 26 - A Day

    6th, 7th and 8th Grade MCA Reading Testing

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    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, and Makeup Swim


    Friday, April 27 - B Day

    7th and 8th Grade MCA Reading Testing

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Ensemble



    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).  Caleb Bjorklund will also be here to discuss transitions for our students in the coming school year

    ·         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! 


    The end of the third quarter was Thursday, April 5th.  Report cards will not be mailed out this quarter, however; parents and students will be able to view them via StudentVUE and ParentVUE beginning today.

    If you have not already signed up for ParentVUE 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.


    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   -or-

    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


    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. 

    Due to the extreme weather conditions we have experienced this spring, we're going to have to push back the start of our Community Ed Activities another week to begin the week of April 30th. 

    The good news is--we will extend the season until May 31st, so the students will have 5 weeks of activities. All fees for the activities will remain the same.  The new Spring Season will be April 30 - May 31st.  


    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.  Help is most needed from 11 AM – 3:00 PM.   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. 


    Would you like to help design the cover for the 2018-2019 Highview Student Planner?  We are now accepting submissions from current 6th and 7th students for this annual contest. 

    Guidelines for submissions include

    Designs must be submitted on 8 ½” x 11” piece of white paper. 
    The design must fit inside a 7 ¼” wide by 9 ½” high space on the paper. 
    The designs may be in color. 
    Submissions should include something about Highview or Hawk Pride
    Remember to include your name and grade on the back.
    Submissions must be received in the office by Wednesday, May 2nd 


    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. 


    6th Reading

    7th Reading

    8th Reading

    8th Science

    Tues, April 24

    Tues, April 24

    Tues, April 24

    Wed, May 2

    Wed, April 25

    Wed, April 25

    Wed, April 25

    Thurs, May 3

    Thurs, April 26

    Thurs, April 26

    Thurs, April 26


    Friday, April 27

    Fri, April 27


    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



    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. 


    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.  


    The end of the school year is coming, so it's time for the NE Regional Invitational 6-12 Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 21th 9am-3pm at Highview Middle School. 

    Test your skills against other club & school players!  Registration is now open online at CSGAME.ORG;


    The end-of- the- year NE Regional 6th-Adult Strategy Game Invitational is coming on Sunday, April 29th from noon-4:30pm at the Source Comics & Games.  Test your skills against other students, and adults this year! Registration is now open online at CSGAME.ORG;



    Join Irondale for their "Drive 4 UR School" Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at New Brighton Ford, 1100 Silver Lake, Rd, New Brighton. Stop by, take a quick test drive, and Ford will donate $20 to the Irondale Booster Club of your choice with no sales pressure. Some of the clubs participating are KnightKrawler Robotics, Marching Band, etc. Drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid license. One test drive per household. The goal is to get 300 test drives to reach $6,000 in donations so share this information with others! Any questions, call Emily at 651-746-5506. A flyer can be found here. 


    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.  


    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!


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