Congratulations Staff Award Winners!
I Love Kids: Melissa Boyles
Above and Beyond: Beth Schroeder
Awesome Attitude: Molly Stain
Continuous Creativity: Sam Teti
Thank you, Principal Hill! You are awesome!
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 4
by Kathy Hill
Save the Date: Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday/Wednesday, October 23-24
NO SCHOOL: October 25th
Another great homecoming week filled with activities and events has now been completed. Students and staff worked hard to build and complete homecoming floats for our traditional parade. The seniors welcomed our freshman to high school with some fun activities culminating in the whitewashing of the “S” and an eventful all-school pep rally. The bonfire and introductions of the sports teams was a huge success on Friday night, and on Saturday our volleyball girls made the day exciting by taking their varsity match to the fifth game and nearly pulling off the win. The football team remains undefeated as they played an awesome game against the Sargent Farmers on a beautiful fall day. MVS crowned seniors David Hammel and Samantha Clark as the homecoming king and queen and all students had fun participating in dress up/spirit activities. Many thanks to all parents, community members, students and staff for your efforts to make homecoming week enjoyable and a great learning experience!
We are entering our 7th week of school already and lots of things are happening at MVS. Students just finished fall NWEA (North West Education Association) testing to obtain a baseline of skills and scores. Teachers will use this data to adjust their instruction so that all students needs can be met. Parents will get a chance to review the data at parent/teacher conferences on October 23-24. Our new closed campus policy for high school is working wonderfully. Students are adjusting to not being allowed to roam off campus during lunch, and they know that our priority in closing campus was to keep them safe and healthy. As a reminder to parents students will only be checked out of school to a parent or emergency contact. Please be sure to update contact information with Patty Williams our school secretary. Elementary and middle school students have a no cell phone use during the day policy in place. This eliminates lost or stolen phones and distractions during educational time. Please be cautious when allowing your child to take a phone to school. Mrs. Morfitt and the aquaponics class will be installing brand new aquaponics equipment in the Geodesic Dome. The students are learning real world skills, and we should have a fully functional aquaponics lab soon! The waste from the fish is going to be used to supply natural fertilizer for the plants in the dome, and we will be able to grow a variety of vegetables. Our 8-12 grade students will get an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and create their own business at a 3 day camp sponsored in conjunction with Saguache HEART October 4-6. MVS is dedicated to providing a variety of experiences for our students and learning how to create a business will be many of the ways we are preparing students for careers after high school.
Many more activities and tons of vital learning occur each day at MVS. We care about each child in our school and always want the best for them. One of my favorite quotes is by long time educator Rita Pierson. She states, “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” Let’s all be champions for our children!
Here’s What’s Happening at MVS:
Friday, 10/05: HS football and volleyball @ Manzanola
Saturday, 10/06: HS Volleyball played at Moffat 11:00 a.m.
Monday, 10/08: Creede Theater Presentation PK-5 grade
10/12-10/13: Middle School End of year tournament
Friday, 10/12: HS Football @ Cripple Creek
Friday, 10/12: HS Volleyball @ San Luis
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.
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