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    Friday, June 1, 2018


     

    Monday, June 4 - B Day

    8th Gr Locker Cleanout

    7:00 AM - Open Gym and Open Library

     

    Tuesday, June 5- A Day

    7th Gr Locker Cleanout

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

     

    Wednesday, June 6- B  Day

    6th Gr Locker Cleanout

    Last day for Activity Buses after school

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

     

    Thursday, June 7 - A Day

    Last day of school for students

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM - 8th graders to Driftwood Park for End-of-Year Picnic

     


    8TH GRADE END-OF-THE-YEAR CELEBRATION

    On Thursday, June 7th we will have an End-of-the-Year Celebration with our 8th grade students at Driftwood Park in New Brighton.  We will leave Highview at approximately 11:00 AM, returning at 2:30 PM.  Students will be walking to Driftwood Park (2705th St NW) accompanied by Highview Staff.  While at the park, students will be eating lunch.  Students may order a box lunch from school, bring a lunch from home, or order a Jersey Mike’s lunch (assorted subs, freeze pop, chips and water) for $7.00.

    Our goal is for all Highview 8th graders to participate in this celebration.  Completed permission slips were sent home with students several weeks ago.  Completed permission slips must be returned to the school office a.s.a.p.  More copies are available in the school office or can be found here. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student’s dean or the principal.  

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Sheila Eller, Principal                   Sheila.Eller@moundsviewschools.org                        651-621-6703

    Ben Chiri, Associate Principal            Benjamin.Chiri@moundsviewschools.org                  651-621-6736

    Cindy Kucera, Dean A-G                  Cindy.Kucera@moundsviewschools.org                   651-621-6728             

    Kari Hubbard, Dean H-N                   Kari.Hubbard@moundsviewschools.org                    651-621-6727

    Caleb Bjorklund, Dean O-Z               Caleb.Bjorklund@moundsviewschools.org                651-621-6726

     


    HIGHVIEW CONSTRUCTION

    Beginning on Monday, June 11, Highview Middle School will be closed for summer due to construction of our new front parking lot and main office.  The Highview Office will be temporarily housed at Mounds View High School for the summer.  Phone numbers will remain the same.  Hawk Pride!


    HIGHVIEW YEARBOOKS

    Highview yearbook orders will be handed out next week.  There are a limited number of extra copies that will be on sale for $21.  Watch the announcements with more information to come soon.


    RESOURCES TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SUMMER STRONG!

    There are many organizations to help your family with food, school supplies, medical services and more during the summer months.  Click this link for more information Resources to Keep Your Family Summer Strong


    SUMMER READING PROGRAM

    We have a fun summer reading program we have starting at Highview.  Join Highview's ‘Camp Read S-more’ this summer! There is nothing better than "camping out" with a good book. Join us at "camp" this summer and read this book that was chosen for your grade level:

    Entering 6th grade book:

    Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

    Entering 7th grade book:

    The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

    Entering 8th grade book:

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

    In September, we will meet once, during lunch, to discuss the book.  Check out the link below for more information about this and other summer reading information.

    Highview Summer Reading Program and more!


    MOUNDS VIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF FLAMINGO FLOCKING

    The MVHS Girls Golf Team announces the return of the ever-so-popular summer FUNdraiser.  They will be taking orders to flock friends, neighbors, family members, or the victim of your choice with a yard full of pink flamingos.  For $30, this is a great way to say Congratulations, Best Wishes, Happy Birthday/Anniversary, or just to have fun!   We will begin flocking on Monday, 6/11.  Please contact Lisa Ganske @ mikeganske1000@msn.com, or call 612-816-5120, with any questions or to receive ordering information!  Get in early before dates fill up!

     


    COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER CAMPS… STILL TIME TO REGISTER

    Whether you looking for local camps in music, theater, or art, mind blowing camps for the techie or future engineer, and athletic camps that can help your child try a new sport or assist athletes that want to improve their skills during the summer.  We offer something for everyone!  

    Register with a friend! Students from outside the Mounds View School District are welcome to register for Summer Camps.  

    To learn more and to register, visit the Community Education, Youth Programs Summer Camp website at: www.moundsviewschools.org/youthprograms


    HIGHVIEW LOCKER CLEANOUT

    Students will be cleaning out their lockers during the last week of school.  Once students have cleaned out their locker—their locker combination will be changed.  Students will not be able to use their lockers after that time.  Please plan accordingly.  Hawk Pride!

    Monday, June 4th – 8th grade locker cleanout

    Tuesday, June 5th – 7th grade locker cleanout

    Wednesday, June 6th – 6th  grade locker cleanout 


    FREE SUMMER LUNCHES AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES

    Free Grab‘n’Go bag lunches for families will be available this summer on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 11-August 24 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th St NW, New Brighton.  Check it out!


    MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE 2018-2019 EVENTS

    Mark your calendars now for Highview Hawk Pride Welcome Back Day on Wednesday, August 22 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM.  Teachers will be here from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Students will get their school photos taken; get their schedule and their locker assignment and more!   Watch for a mailing to come to your house via U.S. Mail this summer with more information. 

    Parent Information Night will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6-8:00 PM.  The purpose of Parent Information Night is for parents to have the opportunity to experience their child’s daily routine at Highview as they meet their child’s teachers and move from class to class.  Parents will experience a shortened version of a typical school day.  In each class, parents will receive an overview of the course, find out how grades are determined, learn what assignments will be like and hear how the teacher feels parents can best help their students be successful.  We also see this evening as an opportunity for parents to meet the principal, associate principal and their child’s dean. 

    Parent Teacher Communication Hours will be from 4-7:00 PM on the dates below (unless otherwise noted). 

    Thursday, October 4, 2018
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (Also 5th Grade Parent Information Night)
    Thursday, March 7, 2019
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
     

    We hope to see you a lot next year!!  Hawk Pride!


    FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

    If your child has medication in the Highview Health Office, please stop by and pick it up before the end of the school year.  Medications not picked up by the end of the school year will be destroyed.

    If your student is due for any vaccinations, you will be receiving a letter sometime near the end of the school year from the Highview Health Office.   

     If you have questions about either of these items, please feel free to contact Keri Rudnick in the Health Office at keri.rudnick@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6704.

     


    IRONDALE GIRLS SWIM AND DIVE TEAM OPPORTUNITY

    Did you know that you can participate on the Irondale Swim and Dive Team as a 7th and 8th grader?  The team is open to all 7-12 graders.  We have a lot of fun both in and out of the water!  We would like to invite all Highview girls and their parents to meet the team and find out more at our BBQ on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 PM at Long Lake Regional Park Beach.  To RSVP, email the team captains at ihsgirlsswimanddive@gmail.com  Registration for the season begins July 30th via ParentVue. 

     


    MIDDLE SCHOOL COLOR GUARD

    This summer we have another exciting opportunity for kids interested in color guard!  Our Middle School Color Guard program will start July 10 at 5pm.  This is a great opportunity for kids going into 4th grade through 8th grade to learn, grow and experience Color Guard.  We will be participating in 3 parades and 1 field show. Registration is open now until July 6th and registration forms can be found with the school's band directors or in the office. If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information please feel free to send an email to: thillemom@gmail.com.

     


    DONATIONS NEEDED

    We are asking for donations of bottled water and individually-bagged chips to use at out 8th Grade End-of-Year Picnic.  If you can donate, please bring it to the school office by Tuesday, June 5th.  

     


    SUMMER GIRLS FITNESS CLUB

    Calling all girls entering grades 8 - 12 in fall 2018…..Join the Girls Fitness Club this summer. The first hour will be spent doing a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training and yoga. The last half hour will be spent either
    discussing a health-related topic or cooking together as a group. We will cook a healthy meal together once a week! The topics we will discuss include, hydration, stretching, nutrition, sleep, stress and more! We will meet for 6 weeks, 3 times a week. It will only cost you $100.00! Contact Lisa Schmidt: Lisa.schmidt@moundsviewschools.org for more details and to register. 


     

    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.

     


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