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    Friday, September 21


    Monday, September 24 - B Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM  - Open Library

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

    2:30 PM - Strategy Gaming, Ensemble Singers, Math Team

     

    Tuesday, September 25 - A Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM - Open Library

    12:15-2:15 PM – 6th Grade Picnic at Hansen Park

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

    2:30-3:25 PM - Girls Soccer Practice, Makeup Swim, Boys Tennis

    2:30-3:25 PM - Art Club, Jazz Band, STARS, Chamber Orchestra

    3:15-5:30 PM - Ultimate Frisbee Game at Chippewa Middle School

     

    Wednesday, September 26 - B  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

    2:30-3:25 PM - Run Club

    2:30-3:25 PM - Student Council

    3:15-5:15 PM - Girls Tennis Match and Boys Soccer Game; both at Chippewa Middle School

     

    Thursday, September 27 - 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

    2:30-3:25 PM - Makeup Swim, Service Learning, Ensemble Singers, Jazz Band, STRIPES

    3:15-5:15 PM - Boys Tennis Match and Girls Soccer Game at Chippewa Middle School

     

    Friday, September 28 - B Day

    6:45 AM - Open Gym

    7:00 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Cafeteria

    7:00 AM  - 7:45 AM - Lifetouch will be able to take staff pictures during this time in the Upper/Lower Gym

    7:50 AM until finished - Picture Retake Day.  Watch for more information.  

    2:30 - 3:25 PM - Chamber Orchestra, Guys Choir

     


    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 placed online now at https://lifetouch.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 give the photos to the Lifetouch photographer when they have their picture taken.


    6TH GRADE FALL OUTING

    We have planned an extra special day Tuesday, September 25! We will be walking down to Hansen Park to celebrate a new school year. There will be games and activities for students to participate in as well as a special treat! We will leave Highview at 12:15 and return at 2:15. Please dress appropriately for the weather! We are looking forward to an awesome afternoon!


    PARENT TEACHER COMMUNICATION HOURS

    Highview's next Parent Teacher Communication Hours are coming up on Thursday, October 4th from 4:00-7:00 PM.

    Parents can sign up for Communication Hours beginning on Thursday, September 27th by following these step-by-step directions (complete with pictures) to schedule each 10 minute meeting with your child's teachers.

    Please note that you will need to have a ParentVUE account to schedule these meetings. If you don't have a ParentVUE account, contact the front office at 651-621-6700.

    As always, please feel free to contact your student's teachers or dean at any time if you have any concerns or questions.  Hawk Pride!!


    DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

    We are looking for donations for our Hawk’s Nest.  If you can donate any of these items, please bring them to the school office.  

    • Dum Dum suckers
    • Fun-size candy - No peanuts please.
    • Individual snack cakes, i.e.; Twinkies, Little Debbie, Rice Krispy Treats. No peanuts please.
    • Gum – 5-packs of Wrigley, Juicy Fruit, Wintergreen, Spearmint, bubble gum, etc.
    • Popsockets
    • Chapstick or other lip balm

     


    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/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. When entering this lane, please pull ahead to the furthest open space.
    • The outside lane 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/dropoff.

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

     If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at sheila.eller@moundsviewschools.org

     


    AFTER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC SUPPORT

    Highview After-School Academic Support is up and running!  We offer support to students every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Testing.  Activity buses are available for students leaving at 3:25 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.


    JOIN THE YEARBOOK CLUB

    Help design and create the 2018-2019 Highview Yearbook.  Yearbook Club meets Tuesdays after school starting on October 2 in Ms. Spindler’s room #207.  Registration forms are available in the front office or from Ms. Spindler.  We hope you can join us! 

     


     SEEKING 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

    “WE ARE ONE” - MVPS FOOTBALL CAMP

    What:  Mounds View Public Schools Football Camp for students in grades 6-12 who receive Special Education Services.

    When:  Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

    Where:  Mounds View High School Top Football Practice Field

    Come and join the players and Coaches from the Mounds View High School Mustangs Football Team and the Mounds View, Irondale, Roseville RAMS to experience football skills and drills.

    Campers will meet a Mounds View Football player buddy in the End Zone of the Top Football Practice Field at 6:00 PM

    (support staff available as needed).  Camp will run from 6:00-7:15 PM; Team Picture at 7:10 PM.  Free t-shirt for all registered campers.  There is NO CHARGE for this event!

     

    Schedule

    6:00 PM – Meet Your Camper – Hand Out T-Shirt                   6:36-6:41 PM – Station 5

    6:10 PM – Welcome                                                             6:42-6:47 PM – Station 6

    6:11 PM – Camp Begins                                                        6:48-6:54 PM – Station 7

    6:12-6:17 PM – Station 1                                                      6:55-7:00 PM – Station 8

    6:18-6:23 PM – Station 2                                                      7:10 PM – Team Picture

    6:24-6:29 PM – Station 3

    6:30-6:35 PM – Station 4

    Parents, you are welcome to watch from the stands or the field.  A signed waiver is required to participate.  Registration is limited, please register early.  

    Online Registration @ https://goo.gl/forms/MAYsT7DXd1IXSMok2  Questions: email – ian.porter@moundsviewschools.org  By Phone: Bev Zelinski – Student Services Director 651-621-6038

    Supported by the Special Education Parent Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC).


    MUSIC OF THE KNIGHT

    Join the Irondale Marching Knights and Director Bill Sucha for the 26th Annual Music of the Knight Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 29, at 5 pm.  This competitive field show is a spectacular combination of music, marching, movement, and visual effects featuring three classes (A, AA, AAA).

    The day includes: 13 local and regional marching bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin, Irondale’s Junior Color Guard, and an exhibition show by the Irondale Marching Knights, featuring students from both Irondale and Mounds View, performing this year’s show, “The Most Astounding Fact.”  Tickets are available at the gate; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and K-12 students, and free for preschool. Parking is limited, however off-site parking at Edgewood and Sunnyside are served by shuttles starting at 4pm. In case of rain, the show will move indoors.

     


    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 meets Mondays after school 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.   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


    YOUNG PEOPLE’S ORCHESTRA CONCERTS

    The annual Young People's Orchestra Concert is on Tuesday (9/25) at 6:30 PM in the Mounds View High School Cafeteria.  This concert is specially designed for young children from preschool to high school. This year's concert selections will feature famous characters from all across the universe as they visit and perform with the orchestra. It will include one extinct dinosaur, a Jedi Knight, a wizard from Hogwarts, as well as a few of our favorite superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite character and bring your blanket and enjoy the show. $4 per student & $6 per adult ($20 max per family) at the door.


    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 EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE

    Early bird tickets are on sale now for the 7th annual "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation and the students in our District.

    On Saturday, November 10, Mounds View District staff, parents, and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 – 11 p.m. for a fun evening including a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always lively wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase performances from Mounds View students displaying the very best of their musical talents.

    We are excited about the opportunity for more guests this year as tables will now seat 10. Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks.  Click here for additional event information.


    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

     


    Youth activities offered by Community Ed
    Before-and after-school activities are offered by the District's Community Ecuation Department.  Highview opportunities include:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For a complete list of offerings, including e-flyers from outside organizations, visit https://www.moundsviewschools.org/highviewflyers