Congratulations Staff Award Winners!
I Love Kids: Megan Graham
Awesome Attitude: Craig Foard
Continuous Creativity: Amanda Laverdiere
Above and Beyond: Amber Johnson
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 9
by Kathy Hill
At our recent monthly staff meeting, we honored four amazing members of the Mountain Valley team. Our staff members take a few moments and honor another staff member whom they feel does outstanding work at MVS. The “Awesome Attitude” award was passed to Craig Foard for his upbeat attitude and willingness to take on new tasks. Mr. Foard is assisting with our K-12 math interventions and will be teaching a high school journalism class next semester. Our wonderful school nurse, Amanda Laveriere, received the “Continuous Creativity” award for the variety of activities she does each day. Amanda serves our entire school, students and staff, as well as co-teaching prevention lessons and good health habits. We are so glad to have her nursing and teaching expertise at MVS. Amber Johnson who serves as our special education director received the “Above and Beyond” award. Amber has a variety of tasks to complete each day to make sure all students have an equal footing to learn and thrive. Mrs. Johnson also supports and heads up the Pee Wee sports program for our youngest athletes. Finally, the “I Love Kids” award was passed to Megan Graham our sixth-grade classroom teachers. Megan has loads of energy and she works tirelessly to guide students through meaningful lessons and develop their problem-solving skills.
The next two weeks will be quite busy as students will be taking winter benchmarking assessments. These testing times are important for teachers and students. Teachers will use the data to help them focus on areas of concern and make instructional changes to meet student needs. The students themselves also review their own scores so they can gauge their efforts and work on any skills that may be lacking. We appreciate that parents and families who make every effort to get students to school and on time so that their children will have the best opportunity to succeed.
Next Wednesday, December 18th, is our annual Christmas concert. Mrs. Eileeen Wilfong is once again at the helm as our PreK-5 students will share a fun concert and program titled, “Christmas at the OK Corral.” Please join us at 6:00 p.m. in our new auxiliary gym for all the fun activities. Cookies and punch will be provided in the cafeteria area after the concert, and we may have a special visitor make an appearance that evening!
Finally, Mountain Valley School will be on a holiday break from December 20 through January 6th. School resumes for students on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. I can’t believe we will begin another decade!
Upcoming events at MVS:
Friday 12/13: STEM Friday, MS/HS Science Palooza, Ski Trip @ Wolfcreek,
HS basketball @ San Luis
Saturday, 12/14: HS wrestling @ Salida, HS Girls basketball @ Aguilar
12/16-12/19: ES NWEA Testing
Tuesday 12/17: Board of Education Meeting 6:00 p.m. upstairs media center
Wednesday 12/18: Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/19: Early Release 2:00 p.m. HS basketball (Home/Moffat) vs Lake City 4:30
Saturday 12/19: HS basketball (Home/Moffat) vs Antonito 1:00 p.m., HS wrestling (away)
12/19-01/06: Holiday Break/No School
Tuesday 12/07/2020: Students return to school
Friday 01/10/2020: School in Session
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