Congratulations Staff Award Winners!
I Love Kids: Lacy Reed
Awesome Attitude: Larry Joe Hunt
Continuous Creativity: Beth Schroeder
Above and Beyond: Patty Williams
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 3
by Kathy Hill
Fall is quickly approaching, and I can sure feel it during the early morning hours. This is the time of year that MVS starts gearing up for Homecoming 2019! This year is going to be an extra special event as we celebrate with an “Old School” homecoming reunion. Homecoming week begins September 23rd-28th. We’ll have a week of special dress-up days for students and staff and prepare for the annual bonfire, parade, day of sports games and topping it all off, the high school homecoming dance. There will be special tours of the “old school” on Sunday, September 29th, as that may be the last opportunity for everyone to view the school before we open our beautiful new modern facility! For more information regarding the “Old School reunion” please contact Travis Garoutte or Amber Johnson.
We are heading into week five of the school year and remain as busy as ever. Our elementary students are shining stars as they build their reading and math skills through collaboration activities and small group centers. Students build on skills provided in direct instruction by playing word games and math games. They learn to take their skills and apply them in different ways for a more thorough understanding. Ms. Paula Christine is our new kindergarten teacher. She brings many years of experience with early childhood and preschool-age children. Paula was a paraprofessional at MVS last year and is pursuing her alternative teacher's license. The kids love their teacher, Ms. Paula!
In middle school, we have changed the way we approach this age group. Megan Graham is teaching a semi-self contained 6th-grade class. The district felt that our 6th graders are often rushed into middle school from elementary and tend to struggle. So this year we are providing much-needed support to help them gain confidence and organizational skills that will help them be successful next year in 7th grade. They still have a couple of class changes and participate in all middle school activities. The 7th and 8th grades are having great success with language arts teacher Geneva Mixon and we welcome the addition of Shawn Vigil as the math and science teacher! Both bring great expertise and enthusiasm to our middle school.
Our high school team welcomes Mr. Michael Harris as the new social studies teacher. Mr. Harris was at Ignacio before joining our team at MVS! He brings a wealth of knowledge for credit recovery options and is guiding students through online classes to catch up on credits and support their learning. We have many elective offerings to provide students with a variety of opportunities to choose something they may be interested in after high school. We are offering a college kinesiology course, culinary arts, psychology, and an entrepreneurship class this semester. We will add criminology, journalism and a second-semester woodshop in our new school!
Save the date: Homecoming 2019: September 23rd-28th
Spirit dress up days: 9/23:USA day
9/24: Throwback Day
9/25: Western Day
9/26: Disney Day
9/27: Red/Black Day
Friday, September 27th: School in Session! (2:00 p.m. early release)
Snake Dance: 7:45 p.m.
Bonfire: 8:00 p.m. MVS Parking Lot
Saturday, September 28th: 9:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade
10:00 a.m.: Middle school Football
11:00 a.m. High school Volleyball
1:00 p.m. High school Football
8:00 p.m. HS Dance
Upcoming events at MVS:
Friday, 9/20: MS/HS Football, HS Volleyball @ Cotopaxi
Tuesday, 9/24: Dental Clinic, Middle school volleyball @ Antonito
Wednesday, 9/25: PreK Kite Flying in Alamosa
Thursday, 9/26: Middle school volleyball (home) vs Sargent 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9/27: School in Session (2:00 p.m. early release)
Saturday, 9/28: Homecoming 2019
Monday, 9/30: K-5 to Pumpkin Patch @ Center
Wednesday, 10/02: Picture Day!
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