Congratulations Staff Award Winners!
I Love Kids: Autumn Rice
Awesome Attitude: Jody Abeyta
Continuous Creativity: Lisa Powers
Above and Beyond: Felisha Pino
Giving Tree Success at MVS!
The Mountain Valley School Christmas giving tree was a huge success! A heartfelt Thank You to all who participated and donated gifts so that each of our children would go home with a little extra gift on Christmas! Once again the generosity of the Saguache community was amazing! Many individuals and groups signed up to provide some Christmas cheer to our school community! It was wonderful to see the students' faces as they received their packages and extra special gifts. Thanks to Julie Brown our district secretary for getting this up and running and many thanks to our amazing school secretary, Patty Williams, who handled most of the details and made sure that every child at MVS was able to receive a gift. From all of us at MVS, a big thank you for your generous spirit and willingness to bring a little more joy to our kids!
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 10
by Kathy Hill
Happy New Year! I hope that all of our MVS families and the entire community had a wonderful holiday and a terrific New Year celebration! It is amazing to think that we will begin another decade. Like many of you, I remember being a kid and wondering what the new millennium would bring, and thinking that I would be so old in the year 2000. Now here we are in the year 2020, and I’m so grateful to be a part of this next decade. We have a unique opportunity here in our town to impact the lives of each person we come in contact with. I hope each of you has an amazing year and pray for many blessings to be bestowed on our MVS families, friends and the entire community of Saguache.
Our 2nd semester of school is beginning next week and faculty is hard at work preparing for second-semester course work. We are excited to be adding wood shop back into the high school classes with Mr. James Chaing leading students on a journey to learn some great trade skills. Journalism and a survival skills class will also be offered, giving our students an opportunity to experience some new and exciting learning! Senior class members can take the opportunity to work or do an internship if they are ahead on credits. Students always have the opportunity to advance their skills with online coursework as well. Grades 3-8 are gearing up and working to complete amazing projects for our annual science fair (date TBD). I love it when our kids get so excited about their projects, and I’m looking forward to viewing their creative and scientific ideas! We also have several STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fridays coming up! Julie Brown and Crystal Knight will have a baking day on Friday, January 24th that will incorporate lots of science and math skills! Transportation and lunch are always provided for STEM Fridays. The next ski trip is slated for Friday, January 31st and it looks like we’ll have plenty of great snow to enjoy! Finally, MVS will sponsor a FREE Community Dinner and bullying prevention seminar presented by the Saguache Sheriff’s department. Please join us in the MVS Cafe on Thursday, January 16th at 4:30 pm for this informative and important presentation.
We have lots of sports activities throughout the months of January and February. Middle school girls’ basketball games begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays and high school basketball and wrestling are well underway. Right now our wrestlers have to travel to meets, but we are hoping to have a wrestling meet right here in Saguache next season! Home basketball games are played at the Moffat gym per the combined sports agreement with Moffat and Crestone Charter. We do have a couple of high school games to be played here at MVS. On Tuesday, January 14th, Cotopaxi and Creede will meet halfway and use our gym. The game is open to the public with the girls beginning at 5:00 p.m. Then on Saturday, January 18th, MVS will host high school basketball games beginning at 2:00 p.m. Come on out and cheer on our Moffat-Crestone-and MVS athletes in our beautiful new facility! After the games, grades 3-4-5-will be sponsoring a talent show and silent auction fundraiser for a trip to Mesa Verde! Check out Facebook page and website for more details on all events at MVS!
Upcoming events at MVS:
Thursday, 01/09: High school basketball (home in Moffat) vs Center 4:30 p.m.
Friday 01/10: School in Session, HS basketball (home in Moffat) vs Centauri 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 01/11: HS wrestling @ Gunnison (all day)
Tuesday, 01/14: MS girls basketball (home in Moffat) vs Lake City 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 01/16: FREE Community Dinner and bullying Prevention seminar sponsored by Sagauche Sheriff’s Department 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 01/16: MS girls basketball @ Centauri 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 01/18: HS basketball (home in Saguache) vs Cripple Creek @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 01/18: Grades 3-5 talent show and silent auction 6:00 p.m. MVS aux gym
Tuesday, 01/21: MVS Board of Education Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 01/21: MS girls BB (home in Moffat) 4:30 p.m. vs Sierra Grande
Thursday, 01/23: MS girls BB (home in Moffat) 4:30 p.m. vs Alamosa
Friday, 01/24: HS BB (home in Moffat) 5:00 p.m. vs Sierra Grande
Friday, 01/24: STEM Friday 9:00-3:00
Saturday, 01/25: HS wrestling @ Custer County, HS BB @ Primero 1:00 p.m.
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