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Saguache, CO 81149

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Superintendent’s Corner
Number 22

As you have probably heard, Mountain Valley School District has been recommended for a twenty-seven million dollar BEST Grant to build a new school and athletic facilities for our students and community. This grant requires a twelve percent match, which will come from a  $3.7 million bond to be voted on in November 2017.


I am excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve our school while providing a modern and updated educational facility for our community. Our school is the heart of the community, with numerous events taking place at MVS throughout the year.  


In 2009, it was estimated that Mountain Valley School had almost $17 million in needs with a bonding capacity of only $3.7 million. Since that time, our needs have only increased. We currently have countless plumbing, HVAC, security and egress issues and several components of our facilities are well beyond their useful life. Without help from the BEST program, we will never be able to improve our situation or sustain our school district facilities in the future.


We will be having a BEST Grant and 2017 bond election community informational meeting at Mountain Valley School on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 6:00 PM. During this meeting, we will celebrate our success in obtaining the BEST Grant, review the proposed plan for the school, discuss the 2017 bond election, answer questions, and seek community input.

EVERYONE is invited! We welcome and need everyone's input!

I hope to see you at our BEST Grant and 2017 bond election community meeting!


Travis Garoutte



Mountain Valley School

Principal’s Corner Number 22

by Kathy Hill


Summer vacation has arrived for our families and students at MVS.  It was a hectic and eventful end to our fantastic 2016-2017 school year!  Our last weeks were filled with field trips, award ceremonies and of course graduation.  This year MVS celebrated 7 graduates who will make  difference in our world; Jacob Chavez, Alice Cross, Stephanie Gollihugh, Julian Miller, Francisco Perez, Brandon Stewart and Danny Rodriguez.  Each has something unique to offer our community and the society as a whole.  We are proud of these young graduates!  It was also amazing to see how much learning and creating our students did throughout the year.  We have Google classrooms that blend new technologies and best practices for student learning. Our teachers are becoming more and more innovative and are learning ways to better serve our 21st century children.  We have more movement in the classrooms, better nutrition and snacks, active learning stations, and project based learning strategies that our students will need to be successful learners and productive citizens. Our children are becoming global citizens and participating in activities that will help them become better communicators and be able to work together for the common good. I am so proud of the faculty and staff of Mountain Valley, and I want to thank all the staff for their efforts and willingness to try new challenges and believe in better things for the students of our school. Our staff members  are dedicated to learning new strategies and creating and cultivating positive relationships with families.  I learned so many new things this year as well.  I learned that being able and adjust and change is key to being successful.  I learned to juggle a lot of things at once and to realize that being positive and proactive are vital to getting things done.  I am excited for the possibility of a new and better school facility being built soon!  I feel exuberated that our families and community will have a beautiful new facility to share in the coming years. Saguache is a beautiful community and our children and families deserve a fantastic facility to learn and grow in.  I hope and pray all will have a relaxing and rejuvenating summer vacation and that everyone will continue to be learners all summer long.  Read much, laugh often, resolve to be a better person, and take care of yourself and your families.  Just think, school will be starting again in 12 short weeks!


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