• enews  

    January 9, 2018

     

     

    What's new and cool in our schools 

    Watch the video here. Middle school students are taking ownership of maintaining the School Forest at Edgewood Middle School. Learn more by watching here
      
     
     
     
     

     

    Information Nights 

    Transition time for families of fifth-graders and eighth-graders officially begins this month, when District middle schools and high schools host Information Nights. Families can meet the principal, teachers, parents and students. They can also visit classrooms, explore the curriculum and discover opportunities beyond the classroom
     
    Chippewa Middle School will host Information Night on January 16. Edgewood Middle School and Highview Middle School will host Information Nights on January 30. Kindergarten Round-Up and high school Information Nights are slated for February. Visit each school's website for more information or go to www.moundsviewschools.org/enroll.
     
     
     

    Music at Mounds View concert series continues

    Tickets are on sale now for the next concert in the Music at Mounds View series. Clocks and Clouds will perform on January 14 at 2 p.m. Music at Mounds View is a professional concert series that brings high-caliber, nationally recognized artists into our community for public performances at Mounds View High School. 
     
    Clocks and Clouds A Minneapolis-based instrumental trio that combines classical instrumentation with rock aesthetics, Clocks and Clouds has produced multiple recordings and has entertained audiences around the country. Click here for tickets.
     
     
     

    Operation Joy yields 3,000 gifts

    The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf collected and distributed more than​ 3,000 gifts and 12,000 pounds of food during its annual Operation Joy Toy Shop that benefits Mounds View Public Schools families. Thanks to ​65 community volunteers and donations from area churches, schools, businesses, clubs, individuals and Toys for Tots, ​960 children (ages birth to 12th-grade) received gifts this year. Qualifying families who registered with the Food Shelf were invited to the Operation Joy Toy Shop in December to pick out gifts for each of their children as well as food for the holidays. During the holiday season, District schools helped to raise ​4,000 pounds of food, nearly $​7,500 and assorted toys and gifts for the food shelf.

     


    Winter weather and school closings

    As we navigate another unpredictable winter season, here are a few notes to remember. Schools could be cancelled if...  • Buses won’t start or run dependably. 
    • Local road conditions in our neighborhoods are dangerous or impassable. 
    • Our neighborhoods experience sustained wind chills of 40 to 45 degrees below zero during the hours between morning bus pick-ups and afternoon bus drop-offs. 
     
    If air temperatures reach 0 degrees and/or windchills reach 10 degrees below zero, outdoor recess will be cancelled at all six elementary schools.
     
    Like neighboring districts, Mounds View relies solely on forecasts provided by the National Weather Service –Twin Cities.  
     
    Families should always assume schools are open and in session, unless they hear or see differently. The District will notify parents no later than 5:30 a.m. on the day of the cancellation, using text messages, voicemail messages, e-mail messages and website postings.
     
    Read more about weather-related school closures here

    Late bus notifications
    On winter days when the metro-area is significantly congested because of poor road conditions, parents should expect most school buses will be similarly delayed. Notification calls will be made as possible.
     
     

    Reminder

    No school  

    Schools will be closed January 15, January 25 and January 26. Teachers will use these days to engage in curriculum work, instructional delivery, assessment reporting and parent communication. 
     
    For more information, please reference the District calendar at www.moundsviewschools.org/calendars.