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Saguache, CO 81149

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Welcome to Mountain Valley School District RE-1

Congratulations Staff Award Winners!

Mountain Valley School Teacher of the Year: Andrew Virdin

I Love Kids Award: Hunter Good

Above and Beyond Award: Yvonne Morfitt

Continuous Creativity Award: Molly Strain

Awesome Attitude Award:: Jody Abeyta


Mountain Valley School

Principal’s Corner Number 15

Kathy Hill


I first want to congratulate our Educator of the Year, Mr. Andrew Virdin.  Mr. Virdin teaches high school English and brings in his love for literature, the arts and music to his classes daily.  Andrew teaches with passion and brings a fast paced style to his lessons. Students are always engaged in thoughtful and respectful conversation and debate and they feel empowered to express their ideas and are prompted to support their opinions.  Mr. V, as students fondly call him, brings his own unique brand of knowledge and encourages students to seek out greater things in their lives.


Also, we congratulate our newest staff award winners at MVS.  Each month our staff takes time to honor and recognize each other’s efforts and successes. This month’s recognized winners are:  Yvonne Morfitt for the Above and Beyond award. Mrs. Morfitt is our high school science teacher, but is involved in many committees, grants, and provides immeasurable support for our students and families. The Continuous Creativity award went to Molly Strain: middle and high school social studies teacher.  This is Molly’s first year of teaching and she has found her calling. She will continue to be a vital part of MVS. The I Love Kids award went to interventionist and elementary PE teacher Hunter Good. Mr. Good brings a true love of learning to our school. Finally the Awesome Attitude was passed to Mr. Jody Abeyta.  Mrs. Abeyta always has great things happening in her classroom.


“Empower and prepare every student for lifelong learning.”  That’s part of our mission statement at MVS. As we await the groundbreaking for the new school building, I firmly believe we are preparing for a new concepts and new ways of learning and teaching in Saguache.  In the fall of 2019 we will enter into the new PK-12 facility. What an exciting time that will be for the community and our young families! The kindergarten class that year will graduate in the year 2032. Hard to fathom that number and that far into the distance!  I’m sure the community who were an integral part of this current building felt the same way. I know that our community voted for this new building because it is needed for the sustainability of future generations. If I only take away one thing in this life is that we have to be ever changing and accept that along the way everything happens for a reason and that everything happens the way it should.  We may be frustrated or disappointed by an event, but it’s all part of the greater plan for each of us. How we choose to move forward and live the rest of our days is what is important. I will continue to look toward the future and the betterment of our school and community. I look forward to “empowering and preparing” this younger generation to face their future endeavours with confidence and the ability to know that circumstances will always change.  It’s your focus, steadfastness, and attitude in the midst of those circumstances that will bring a life of happiness and fulfillment. Enjoy your week, everyone!


Here’s What’s Happening at MVS:

  • Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th: High school track@SDC and Gunnison

  • Saturday, April 14th: Middle school track @ Alamosa

  • Tuesday, April 17th: Board of Education meeting: Superintendent’s Office 6:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 20th: Middle and high school track

  • Saturday, April 21st: 9 News Health Fair at MVS gym, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Saturday, April 21st: High school PROM hosted by Moffat 7:00-10:00 p.m.

  • April 23rd-25th: High school Envirothon competition @ Denver

  • Wednesday, April 25th: FREE Community Dinner and Speaker Lyn Reimer


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 School Vision

Mountain Valley School strives to create a welcome, safe and healthy environment that inspires lifelong learners who are Positive, Ethical, Accountable and Kind.

School Mission

Empower and prepare every student for lifelong academic success and personal growth.


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