We will be hosting a community meeting and discussing the new Facilities Master Plan and BEST Grant application to improve Mountain Valley School for our students, staff and community. The meeting will take place Thursday, December 15th at 5:30 pm in the MVS gymnasium. We value your input. Please join us and bring your ideas!
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 9
by Kathy Hill
Our motto at MVS is “Empower and prepare every student for lifelong academic success and personal growth.” This motto guides us every day as we design lessons, assess student work, and prepare activities to engage our students. Teachers at MVS are all learners as well. We have many staff members doing their own school work on top of preparing for students each day. Every teacher must attend professional development activities to hone their skills and this year our entire staff has been working toward innovative uses of technology and being more cognisant of our abilities to use technology to advance our selves and well as our students. We know the value in learning something new and taking risks. Without those changes we become stagnant and stuck. Risk and change are difficult and uncomfortable but absolutely necessary for growth and advancement. We as adults have to be prepared to guide students into this fast paced global community. Our superintendent, Travis Garoutte, was speaking with our staff recently and he shared a quote he had read. The quote had stated something to the effect that we just used to teach our students math, but now we must teach them how to do something new and great with the math skills they learn. Today we need to prepare our students to be ready for jobs that don’t even exist yet. We no longer sit in rows, memorize facts, and simply take in information. Students communicate, innovate, take risks, create, and teach each other. All of us at Mountain Valley are dedicated to guiding students and preparing our children for the exciting and unknown future. We invite you to come to the school and visit your child’s classroom. You’ll see them working together discussing answers and creating presentations. You’ll hear their conversations about a writing piece or social studies project and self selecting an activity to advance their skills. We pride ourselves on being innovative and creative and being our best each day! To learn more about our school and what’s happening in our classes, follow us on our Mountain Valley School Twitter account at @MVSkids.
Upcoming events at Mountain Valley:
Middle school boy’s basketball will start play in their end of season tournament on Tuesday, December 6th. On Thursday, December 8, knowledge has a competition in Alamosa. Also on thursday December 8th, the student council is offering another FREE community dinner and Prevention Bingo from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Join us at the school for some great food and fun games! On Friday, December 9, middle school students will be touring the Orient Land Trust area with a hike to the Orient Mine bat cave and Everson Ranch. Also on Friday, the National Parks Club will take a trip to Florissant and tour the fossil beds. High school basketball has tournament play on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, and high wrestling will be in Salida all day on Saturday, December 10th. Middle school girl’s basketball begins practice on December 12th, and high school students have an opportunity to travel to Denver to visit the National Archives on Friday, December 16th.
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.
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.