Mountain Valley School strives to create a welcome, safe and healthy environment that inspires lifelong learners who are Positive, Ethical, Accountable and Kind.
Empower and prepare every student for lifelong academic success and personal growth.
School starts soon—is your child fully vaccinated?
DENVER— Before the new school year begins, make sure your children have the protection they need. Colorado students are required to have a number of immunizations for school attendance. Children, from preschoolers to middle schoolers to college students, need vaccines.
“It is important for kids to be fully immunized before the school year begins to protect everyone from potentially deadly diseases,” said Lynn Trefren, chief of the Immunization Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Measles outbreaks around the country are a reminder of the importance of immunizations.”
Specific immunizations are required for children entering child care, preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade and for children in other grades enrolling in a Colorado school for the first time. For a list of required immunizations, visit ColoradoImmunizations.com. Questions about submitting immunization certificates should be directed to local schools.
Infants and young children attending child care need several sets of immunizations during the first two years. Most parents are aware of immunizations for kindergarten entry but may not know there are three vaccines recommended for preteens and teens. Adolescents who are ages 11 to 12 should receive tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap); meningococcal; and human papilloma virus (HPV).
Full-time college students in Colorado also are required to have immunizations. It’s especially important for this age group to be immunized for protection from meningitis.
For families without insurance, children ages 18 and younger may be eligible to receive free vaccines through the Vaccines For Children program. For more information about this program, go to Colorado Vaccines For Children.
A team of five Mountain Valley high school students will be participating in SLV's first year of Envirothon. Regional competition is May 5th in Alamosa.
A Natural Challenge for High School Students: Envirothon 2015.
The Envirothon event is North America’s largest and most academically challenging high school environmental competition. The goal of Envirothon is to enhance students’ environmental literacy and enable them to make informed decisions regarding the environment. Envirothon is a TEAM competition. Through several months of study, teams of five students prepare themselves for testing in wildlife biology, forestry, aquatics, soil science, and a current environmental issue. At Envirothon, teams must work together to answer knowledge-based questions in outdoor field-testing stations and also apply that knowledge to solve real-life problems.
For more information: http:www.coloenvirothon.com/
Congratulations 100 mile club.
Mountain Valley School District RE-1 receives Healthy School Champion Award. Mountain Valley School was in the top 8 of 80 schools that applied for the award in Colorado. The award will be presented at the 2015 Colorado Education Summit: Igniting Innovation in Education.
Awards will be made at the Healthy School Champions’ Breakfast on April 24, 2015 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel at 1550 Court Place. The breakfast is the kickoff event to a full-day Summit featuring engaging speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities hosted by the Colorado Education Initiative.
This annual celebration - know as the 2015 Healthy School Champions- recognizes Colorado schools that create and support a healthy school environment and implement effective school health efforts. CEI recognizes these schools' efforts to create successful health and wellness programs that support student learning. For more info. click here
PLT Greenworks Project Grant is awarded to Mountain Valley School.
Project Title: Mountain Valley School Native Plant Demonstration Garden
This project established a space for the Mountain Valley School community to appreciate and learn about native plants. The native plant garden’s design will be student-driven in such a way that invites critical inquiry into the often-overlooked natural beauty of the northern San Luis Valley. The garden space that this project creates will be a living laboratory that showcases the understated flora that highlights our community. Students will be able to observe natural systems at work and gain appreciation and curiosity for their natural surroundings. Students in Biology at Mountain Valley have worked very hard to implement the project and we would like to encourage the community to use the area and to learn the native plants of the area.
This project was made possible from a grant from Project Learning Tree, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 550, Washington DC 20036.
WHAT - Scholastic Book Fair: Buy one get one free of the same or lesser value.
WHERE – Mountain Valley School
WHEN – February 10th and 11th during Parent/Teacher conferences
TIME – 4:15pm to 7:00pm in the Multipurpose Room (old school library)
Pursuant to Policy BDFA the Mountain Valley Board of Education is seeking volunteers to fulfill an Evaluation Committee. Committee members shall include parents and community members who do not have students enrolled in the district. This Committee will work together to ensure empower and prepare every student for lifelong academic success and personal growth. Please contact Corey Doss at 655-0268 by October 9th.
Parents and Students Mountain Valley has a new site to check grades please come see Mr. Weis to get signed up.
Please save Box Tops for Education.