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Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 3
by Kathy Hill
Happy Thanksgiving! There is no school next week November 23rd-27th as we just completed thirteen weeks of school. This has certainly been an unusual time, but students and staff have worked extremely hard and our break will be a welcome time to rest, relax and take some time to share with family and friends even with all with physical distancing and safety protocols to stay healthy and virus free!
This year has been so unique as we have had to temporarily halt things like homecoming, field trips, ski trips, knowledge bowl competitions, and various other activities that are the staple during our academic year. Our staff has been creative and they are still supporting many wonderful programs at MVS. Bully prevention coordinator and No Place 4 Hate sponsor, Crystal Knight, brought in the newly updated D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program which teaches kids about resisting and avoiding situations that can lead to detrimental behavior. Deputy James Knight is presenting lessons to all grade levels that not only speak to drug and alcohol abuse but trains children to make good decisions in all situations. The high school teaching team has implemented an “Advisory” hour at the end of each day to support high school students in many ways. Each day of the week is dedicated to an important aspect of a high school student’s life. Students have a voice and are receiving training on restorative justice practices so that they can work through problems. One day is dedicated to college and career planning. The H.E.A.R.T of Saguache is partnering with businesses from all over to implement a once-weekly career insights program so that MVS students can learn about a field of interest as they think about life beyond high school. Many of our 10th-12th grade students are involved in our Innovative Learning Opportunities Program sponsored by counselor Lisa Powers and Food Science/Agriculture teacher Yvonne Morfitt. These students are taking classes but are also receiving credit for working and participating as interns at various businesses or taking college courses. Our amazing middle school team has implemented an SEL (Social Emotional Learning) hour into each day. They are learning mindfulness skills from English teacher Geneva Mixon, and receiving emotional support on how to handle all the trials that the middle school year can bring. One quarter of relaxing yoga with Megan Graham and a journaling hour with Shawn Vigil has helped the students become more grounded and calm while they are at school. The elementary team is providing the utmost care and love for our youngest children. Each teacher has been extra patient and so creative while supporting students at school and online. I appreciate all the extra work the entire instructional team has done!
All of us at Mountain Valley have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I am very grateful for all of our students, faculty and staff at MVS! I am blessed each day to share in the great work they are doing during this tumultuous and inconsistent school year. Everyone has worked diligently to bring their “A” game to support our children and families with emotional and social support. These have been a number one priority as we know this has taken a tremendous toll on children and families. We will continue to balance the health and safety of all to get the job done and academically move our kids in the right direction. My hope this Thanksgiving is for all of our MVS families and everyone in our community to be blessed with health and the love and support of each other!
Here’s What’s Happening at MVS.
Tuesday, 11/17: School Picture Day, Board of Education Monthly meeting @6:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 11-23-11/27: NO SCHOOL. Thanksgiving break.
December 21-January 4, 2021: Winter Holiday Break: No School.
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