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    Friday, September 7, 2018


    Monday, September 10 - B Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM Open Library

    2:30 PM - Strategy Gaming, Cafeteria

    2:00 PM - BILT Meeting, Room 123

     

    Tuesday, September 11- A Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM Open Library

    2:30-3:25 PM - After School Academic Support for ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies and Testing

     

    Wednesday, September 12- B Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM Open Library

    2:30-3:24 PM - After School Academic Support for ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies and Testing

    2:30-3:25 PM - Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Run Club

     

    Thursday, September 13 - A Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM Open Library

    2:30-3:24 PM - After School Academic Support for ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies and Testing

    2:30-3:25 PM - Girls Soccer Practice, Ultimate Frisbee

    5:15-6:00 PM or 8:00-8:45 PM - choose one-- 6th Grade Parent Information Meeting, Learning Ctr

    6-8:00 PM - Highview Parent Information Night

    8:00 PM - Laurentian Parent Chaperone Meeting, Room 202

     

    Friday, September 14 - B Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Cafeteria

     


    STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES

    The parking lot improvements that were completed over the summer have contributed to a more organized and safe student drop-off and pick-up routine. In an effort to continually improve this process, we ask all parents to please stay in the lane closest to the curb/the school when dropping off or picking up students. We do not want students crossing in front of vehicles so it is very important that all cars remain in the lane closest to the school/curb. The outside lanes should only be used to exit the line after your student has exited the car (in the morning) or after your student has safely entered your car (in the afternoon). Additionally, do not use the visitor parking lot in the center for pick-up/drop.  Please see this Drop-off and Pick-up Diagram for a visual of the procedures. 

    Thank you for helping us during this transition with our new parking lot. Your student’s safety is our first priority.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at sheila.eller@moundsviewschools.org. 

     


    PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT – THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH  6:00-8:00 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.  We will have student schedules printed and available in the lobby for parents to pick-up and use throughout the evening .

    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. 

    6th grade parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers for a 6th Grade Information Meeting in the Media Center either at 5:15 PM or 8:00 PM.  7th Grade Laurentian Parent Chaperones will meet at 8:00 PM in Room 202. 

    If you haven’t already, sign up for ParentVUE.  ParentVUE is a parent portal that gives parents secure, electronic access to their student's records. Teachers and staff in all of our schools use this system to provide families with more consistent and reliable communications about their child's progress.  Parents of middle school students can view attendance records, test history, schedules, grades, assignments and personal information. Personal Learning Plans can be accessed on ParentVUE and parents can even make payments for meals and activity fees. 

    We look forward to meeting all of our parents and look forward to a great year. We hope to see you there!


    PICTURE RETAKE DAY – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 

    All students who have not previously been photographed this school year will have their picture taken on Picture Retake Day the morning of  Friday, September 28.  All students must be photographed for the yearbook and for their school ID.

    If are interested in purchasing school photos, order forms are available in the school office or orders may be places online now at mylifetouch.com.  Highview’s Picture Retake Day ID is MI218130Y0

    If students wish to have their photo RETAKEN, they must bring their old photos to school with them on Picture Retake Day.  They should bring the photos to the Lifetouch photographer when they have their picture taken.

     


    AFTER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC SUPPORT

    Highview After-School Academic Support begins next Tuesday, September 11th.  We offer support every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Testing.  Activity buses are available for students leaving at 3:30 PM. 

    After-school snacks will be offered for $1.00 using a student’s PIN number.  Snacks will be free for those students on Free and Reduced Lunch.


    COMMUNITY ED NEWS

    Registration is still open for Boys/Girls Tennis, Boys/Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee.  Register online here or get a paper registration form in the office. 

    If you have any questions, contact Sam Carew at 651-621-6720 or Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org. 

     


    SEEING VOLUNTEERS TO TUTOR NEW IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

    The Highview English Language (EL) Department is looking for parents and/or adult community volunteers to work with recently arrived immigrant students who are learning English. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Marjie Hay at 651-621-6718 or marjorie.hay@moundsviewschools.org. 

     


    STRATEGY TABLETOP GAMERS

    Registration for Strategy Game Club is Open!  Learn how to play new games with your classmates like Catan, Ticket to ride, Ingenious, and Pandemic. Strategy Gaming will meet Mondays after school beginning Monday, September 10th in the Highview Cafeteria.  The first two meetings are “try-it-out” meetings.  Use this link to learn more and find your registration options:  https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/2495/fall-2018/strategy-gaming-club

     


    PARENTVUE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

    Having trouble accessing student information via ParentVUE? We've identified an issue that has locked some ParentVUE accounts at Highview Middle School. If you are having trouble logging into ParentVUE, please call the front office at 651-621-6700. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

     


    CHESS CLUB REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    Registration for Chess Club is open! Learn how to play or improve your skills with your classmates.

    The club will meet before school on Fridays at 7:00 AM.   Our first meeting will be Friday, September 14th.   Use this link to learn more and find your registration options:

    https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/2493/fall-2018/chess-club-fall-middle-schools

     


    HIGHVIEW SPIRITWEAR!

    Highview Hawk Pride Spiritwear is now available for our students and families!  Items may be ordered online via the Highview Website at http://www.moundsviewschools.org/highviewspiritwear.  Hawk Pride!

     


    ROCK THE SCHOOLHOUSE

    Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 10, 2018 for the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation’s 7th annual Rock the School House - our flagship fundraising event benefiting the students in the Mounds View School District.


    It promises to be a memorable evening filled with great food and drink, featuring some of the District’s best musical talent. Guests will again have the opportunity to participate in the wine & spirits toss, silent and live auctions as well as the fund-a-need program. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 17. Visit www.mvsef.org for more event details.

     


    IRONDALE VOLLEYBALL

    Irondale High School is offering its first ever all middle school traveling volleyball team. The team will be made up of 7th and 8th grade girls from Highview and Edgewood. This program will be a seven-week season with approximately ten matches. The fee is $115, which includes busing, equipment, gym time, coach, game officials, and uniforms. Tryouts will be located at Irondale High School on Thursday, September. 6th through Friday, September. 7th, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will work hard to create a fun and rewarding environment. Please sign-up here.  Current physical is needed.

    If you have any questions please contact Tom Rodefeld at thomas.rodefeld@moundsviewschools.org.

     


    CURRICULUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2018-2019 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.

    If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org

     

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