Talent at Mountain Valley.
This song was made by a senior at Mountain Valley School. This student goes by his producer name Vertex Remedy aka (Jacob Chavez). To listen to the song click here.
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 16
by Kathy Hill
March has arrived and “blown” in quickly! So much has been happening here at MVS. Students celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a read-a-thon and team building/collaboration “breakout” sessions. We just finished our 100th day of school and elementary students celebrated by counting ten groups of ten items, like stamps, pennies, paper clips, etc. Others took pictures and digitally changed them to see what they may look like at 100 years old! Everyone had a great time, and we are amazed that 100 days of school is already complete! The elementary classes have worked hard on writing and publishing their own books. Each child chose a story that they had previously written. They edited the books, had partners read it, typed it up themselves, and then created their own illustrations. Students in Beth Shimamoto’s math classes are progressing by learning all things fractions, and I was amazed to see their progress in understanding measurement, area, and volume. Grades 4 and 5 will soon be taking an overnight trip to Colorado Springs and were able to raise all the money to pay for the trip!
Did you know that glasses are tasty? Most lenses are made of glass, butmiddle school students at MVS learned that Jello works too. By shining lasers through round dishes of Jello, they visualized the path of rays of light as they bend and converge on their path through aconvex lens.Students have also used pennies to light an “LED” bulb. Ask a middle schooler to explain! Middle school students in Geneva Mixon’s enrichment class have had walking field trips to enjoy nature and write poetry.
Leo Glenn, 9th grader, and Tristan Helmick, 5th grader, both garnered awards at the SLV Regional Science Fair. Way to go! The Native Indigenous Studies class had a presentation and discussion at The Range Gallery. Students are learning about the importance of culture and diversity. Basketball season has ended but middle school and pee-wee wrestling are in full swing. High school track has been running smoothly and middle school track season is not far behind. Art students are creating 3-D art representations of legendary icons, the yearbook will soon be completed, science club students just spent a week in Iceland and the National Parks Club is gearing up for a trip to Carlsbad Caverns.
Our preschool program, led by director Lacy Reed and lead teacher Peggy Williams, just received a prestigious rating of a 4 (out of 5) from the Colorado Shines, the leading program overseeing preschool programs in Colorado! This is an amazing feat as we have gone from a rating of 1 to a 4 in a matter of 6 months! Our program is providing so much for our youngest 3, 4, and 5 year olds. We have one of the best learning and growing environments for our kids in Northern Saguache County! Thank you and congratulations Peggy and Lacy!
Finally, congratulations to Mrs. Jody Abeyta for receiving Mountain Valley School’s Teacher of the Year! Jody is a 1997 graduate of MVS and has been a teacher for 9 years with the last 4½ years at MVS. She has a degree in science with an elementary teaching endorsement. Jody loves family, hiking, camping, the great outdoors and living life here in Saguache. She is a distinguished and respected teacher that emphasizes that students be responsible and proactive learners. Jody provides opportunities for students to be self-directed and she places emphasis on students doing their best and having a growth mindset. Her classroom is well organized and each moment of the day is an opportunity to learn and develop new skills. Jody teaches grades 3, 4, and 5 science and her passion for science and nature is passed on to her students through science experiments and activities. Jody will be honored at the SLV Educator’s Banquet in April where she will be recognized along with other San Luis Valley School recipients.
These are just a few of the great things that have been happening at MVS. We are proud of our school, our teachers, our staff and students. We will continue each and every day to strive for excellence and provide the best for all! Don’t Forget! Spring Break is next week March 20th- March 26th No School! Enjoy and have a restful break!
Upcoming events at Mountain Valley:
· Thursday, March 16th: FREE Community Dinner 5:00 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
· Friday, March 17th: Spring Pictures courtesy of Kristen Hansen. Contact Kristen at the school for scheduling and pricing.
· March 20th- March 26th: Spring Break! NO SCHOOL!
· April 10th: CMAS/PARCC Testing. Details out soon!
As always, call the school or please visitwww.mountainvalleyschool.org for more information on events and happenings! Like us on Facebook @MVSPEAK where great things are happening!
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