Monday, October 5, 2020
Mountain View High School Announcments
College Application Day - October 7th
Here are the many colleges that are joining us for College Application Day on October 7! All college representatives will be available during the designated time via the Google Meets link. Students are welcome to join the meeting at any time during the window indicated to ask questions about their application or the school.
For College Application Day we are offering both in-person and virtual options for assistance from MVHS counselors.
For in-person help sign up for a time using this form: https://forms.gle/qCzhrDjsnRVXmPLX7
For virtual help, go to this Google Meets any time from 9-4: https://meet.google.com/nmn-ncvt-gwq
Here is the form that lists every college rep and the code to meet with them: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CefQ_VRf0P21CW3mDFJ-YrKZi_wXjHE3P7CnDMxjX0E/edit?usp=sharing
Colorado Free College Application Day - October 13, 2020
Seniors, did you know that on October 13 every college in Colorado is waiving their application fee!!! Be sure to have your college applications ready to be submitted on the 13th!
If you need letters of recommendation from teachers, ask them NOW!
Also, join us on October 7 for College Application Day for additional help to make sure your application is ready!
Senior Picture Information
The MVHS yearbook is forging ahead to create lasting memories for our students and families in this strange school year. We are adjusting dates and still hashing things out, but we wanted to let the community know the date senior pictures will be due: Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
Please book photographers or let them know about this date. More detailed info will follow soon.
Softball Senior Night ends with an Epic Comeback!
Our softball team has had their ups and downs this season, but proved they know how to fight when it counts on Tuesday night's game against Riverdale Ridge. The game went for 11 innings due to a tie. Riverdale Ridge took the lead at bat, 4-1. At the bottom of the 11th, bases loaded and two outs, senior, Bailey Carlson, hit a grand slam home run for the Mountain Lion Victory of 5-4! Way to go Lions!!!
Thompson School District Family Center
The Family Center will feature resources for district students and their families. These include a technology center with computer and internet access, a lending library, connections to community resources, parent education opportunities, and a food and basic needs pantry.
More info to come soon!
Congressional App Challenge
Congressman Neguse invites all middle and high school students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge! https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/ This is an excellent opportunity to engage students in STEM and to make learning fun – it also looks great on a resume! Last year’s winner, Andrew Woen, will tell you that winning the challenge changed his life. After winning, he was invited onto news stations, panel discussions, and he received $1000 to further develop his app. All participants will have the opportunity to showcase their apps to local professionals, and all will have the chance to virtually meet Congressman Neguse. Apps are due on October 19, 2020.
To assist students in participating in the App Challenge, Congressman Neguse is hosting a virtual “App-a-thon” where students, teachers, and coders are invited and work together to create apps for the challenge. The App-a-thon will take place on October 8, 2020 from 3pm – 6pm. Students may register for the challenge by going to www.NeguseAppChallenge.com (If any non-students on this email would like to volunteer for coding support during the App-a-thon, please email me ASAP.)
The Schedule for the App-a-thon is as follows:
3pm -4pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
Our panel will include:
- Congressman Joe Neguse
- Andrew Woen, Last Year’s Student Winner of the App Challenge
- Ray Johnson, IBM Executive
- Andrew Hyde, founder of Boulder Start-Up Week, Techstars, Ignite, and TEDX
- Two female Engineers and Coders from Google
- Andrea Neguse, Professional Coder and wife of Congressman Neguse
4pm - 6pm: Students will move to one of four breakout based on skill level
The four breakout rooms will staffed by volunteer teachers, coders and engineers. In each breakout room, students can learn to code, ask questions, and run
their ideas by the volunteers. The breakout rooms will be organized as follows:
- Advanced Beginner
Parent Teacher Conferences
Like everything else, Parent Teacher Conferences will look a little different this year.
Parent Teacher Conference will be held by phone or google meets by signing up for bookable appointments on:
- Thursday, November 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
- Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Your student's teacher will be sharing the calendar link to book appointments. Watch for this in teachers weekly newsletters.
THERE WILL BE NO CONFERENCES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THIS DAY IS BEING REPLACED BY THE SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER DATES.
Mountain View High School will be closed on Friday, October 16, 2020.
StuCo MVHS Announcements
MV StuCo has a continuous slide show presentation of announcements. Please click here to view.
Community Service Opportunity
Want to earn community service hours reading children's books? Join our reading partners service opportunity and fulfil service hour requirements from your own home! See the link below for more info
Or contact Ms. Dennis at email@example.com
Community Service Outside the Home
MVHS Virtual College and Military Visits Calendar
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES AT MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Model United Nations
Model UN or MUN is a special kind of debate competition that places students into the shoes of the global negotiators whose policy decisions affect everything from armed conflict and nuclear weaponry to economic sanctions and trade agreements. If you're interested in real world issues, debate, and intense competition then this is the club for you. This is an esteemed club recognized by all the Ivy League Colleges as well as international schools and looks good on all college applications.
Do you want to help others? Do you need community service hours, or just want to network with other youth and adults? Do you want to improve your chances for scholarships? These are all good reasons to join Interact Club. This year, even remotely, we will be making hats, dog toys, and masks.
Come Join DECA and FBLA!!
What is DECA and FBLA? DECA as well as FBLA are business clubs that give real experience not only the aspects of business but also how to conduct yourself in a similar setting. In the club we travel to different colleges to compete against other high schoolers in “role plays” that forceyou to think on your feet as well as create a solution to your given problem. On top of this we do many fun events. The commitment is very small as we meet every other week, and have 2-3 actual events for each club. Come join us to just learn more about the clubs. If you have any questions or are interested reach out to Mr. Kaufhold at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Bley at email@example.com.
Thompson Career Campus
Remember it’s NEVER too early to plan for your future at TCC!
If a student is interested in attending Thompson Career Campus, applications for Spring 2021 semester are still being accepted until December 10, 2020.
Our new 20-21 application will be available on the TCC website by October 1, 2020.
If you should have any questions, please see your school counselor and apply today!
Heisman High School Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.
Boettcher Scholoarship Application
The Boettcher Application is now open!!!
This is a full ride scholarship to any college in Colorado!!!
The deadline is November 1 at 5 p.m. Boettcher Scholarship
The Daniels Scholarship Program
Bryce Thompson $100,000 HBCU Scholarship
Bryce Thompson $100,000 HBCU Scholarship - Available to all students who will be enrolling in an HBCU before December 2021 (or are enrolled already)
EduCanada Virtual Fair
October 6th is rapidly approaching!
Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from many of Canada’s top colleges and universities at the EduCanada Virtual Fair, hosted by
the Embassy and Consulates of Canada in the United States.
The schools attending the fair include University of British Columbia, Dalhousie
University, MacEwan University, Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University,
University of Waterloo, University of Calgary and many more!
Here is the link to the EduCanada Virtual Fair website: https://educanadavirtual.com/usa/schools. On it, you will find more information about the event and a registration link.
Return to In Person Acknowledgement Video
Waiver for the Summer Food Service Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the waiver for the Summer Food Service Program through as late as December 31, 2020. This waiver allows Thompson School District Nutrition Services to offer meals to ALL children 18 months - 18 years old AT NO CHARGE!
The Empowerment Summit Digital Learning Series
The Denver Broncos invite you to participate in The Empowerment Summit Digital Learning Series – a program geared towards high school-aged female students that will provide opportunities to access virtual resources for personal and professional development.
Our goal throughout this series is to equip young women with skills and tools that will benefit them for years to come, and expose them to strong, female role models.
Throughout the 2020 NFL Season, available resources will include training sessions, interviews with female leaders and opportunities to participate in exclusive live virtual events.
Speakers and session leaders include:
- Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, Goal Setting Session
- Denver Scholarship Foundation, Networking Session
- U.S. Bank, Financial Literacy Session
- Amy Morrison, Calm Body & Mind Session
- Dee-Dee Boykin, Ford Motor Company Regional Manager
- Ryann Casey, The Casey Fund Co-Founder, Public Defender and Wife of Denver Broncos Defensive Linemen Jurrell Casey
- Denver Broncos Cheerleaders
- And more!
Empowerment Summit Digital Learning Series content and events are free for all participants, and we invite you to join us!
Is your family in need of a little extra help around the holidays?
Every year the Foodbank can donate up to 200 turkeys to MVHS for families in need. If you are interested in picking up a turkey and have not received a Google Form in your student's email please contact Ms. Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org and a form will be sent to your email.
Request deadline is October 22nd and needs will be met on a first come first serve basis up to 200 turkeys. No income requirements asked. Limit 1 turkey per family. Pickup times have not yet been established, but more info to come soon.
A Special Opportunity for Thompson School District Families!
Thompson Education Foundation is proud to present "NoCo's Greatest Trick-or-Treat Experience," a Halloween event designed with COVID-19 safety procedures in place.
TSD families are eligible for Early Bird passes to attend this free event. The community at-large is already buzzing about it, so we are confident tickets will go FAST!
Please note that you MUST register online to attend.
Learn more about this safe, fun, family-friendly event and register using the links below.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/343183503728216?active_tab=about
To get your Early Bird pass (one per family), please click on this link: Eventbrite Event.
After you click "Register," please enter the following private code: TSDEarlyBird20
Registration is open ONLY to TSD families today, September 29, through tomorrow, September 30, at 7pm.
Tickets will open to the general public starting at 9am on October 1.
We hope to see you there!
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