Congratulations Staff Award Winners!
Support Staff Personnel of the Year: Anthony Salaz
I Love Kids: Amanda Laverdiere
Awesome Attitude: Julie Brown
Continuous Creativity: Geneva Mixon
Above and Beyond: Lisa Jaminet
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 17
by Kathy Hill
The month of May is always a busy time for a school. The past two weeks have been no exception for MVS. We have finished required state and district assessments. Students did well and worked hard to show their growth! I am very proud of our MVS students who work extremely hard to make so many academic and personal gains!
On May 6th, as part of our Individual Academic and Career planning efforts, our counselor Lisa Powers in conjunction with Miracle Gomez and Laurie Vigil of H.E.A.R.T. (Health Equity Action Resident Team) MVS hosted a Career/Job fair for 7th-12th grade students from MVS, Moffat and Crestone Charter. There were 39 presenters from businesses here in Saguache and from all over the San Luis Valley. Each gave mini-presentation about their business/career and encouraged students to be risk takers and pursue further education or jump into their chosen field. It was amazing to see the gym filled with different businesses and students so engaged and interested in learning about the opportunities and jobs that may want to pursue after high school. Then on May 9th, the sophomore students participated in “career cabs” where they were able to visit some local business and job shadow for a day. Our goal is to immerse students in different career opportunities and help guide them in making a great choice for their future. Many thanks to Miracle Gomez and Lisa Powers who did the footwork to make all of this happen for our kids! H.E.A.R.T. will continue to collaborate and partner with MVS and help us in implementing career pathways and entrepreneurship opportunities. We are very grateful for the support and we know that working together as a community will engage our students to reach for their goals and bring their talents and skills to help our community grow and thrive.
Graduation 2019 is this Saturday, May 18th. This will be a special moment as always for our graduating seniors who are celebrating with this culminating activity. Students, staff and families should be very proud of each child's individual accomplishments. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the MVS gym and the graduation speaker will be our athletic director Larry Hunt who will bring his enthusiasm and experience to share with our graduates.
MVS will be offering a four-week intensive summer school program. Three lead teachers will focus on reading and math skills to help students who may have struggled this year. Students and families will be invited to participate. Also, our AmeriCorps volunteers have a summer program and opportunities for students to work together and engage in some great activities. For more information, please call the school.
Finally, I want to celebrate Mrs. Eileen Wilfong who has been a part of the MVS team for the past 11 years. She has taught kindergarten and middle school science as well as being our expert music director. Eileen’s passion for music technique and vast knowledge of how music integrates into every facet of a child’s learning has inspired many of our students! Music presentations are always enjoyable and the students have gained a wealth of music knowledge and experience. Eileen will be retiring at the end of this year, but we know her love of music and students at MVS will always be present! Thank you for all you have given to MVS and done to help students love music!
If you would like more information about activities at MVS, follow us on Twitter #MVSkids, @MVSkids, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/MountianValleySchoolSaguacheCO. or our website www.mountainvalleyschool.org.
Here’s What’s Happening at MVS:
Friday, 05/17: School in Session, K-3 field trip to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Middle school field trip to Salida
Saturday, 05/18: 2019 Graduation @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 05/22: High school field trip to Chimney Rock National Monument
Wednesday, 05/22: Last day of school for elementary
Thursday, 05/23: Last day of school middle and high school. Early release @ 2:00 p.m.
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