Announcements

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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MVHS Website

Assembly Schedule

Students, we will be running an assembly schedule on Thursday, February 4, 2021 and Friday, February 5, 2021. You will go to your "Connection Time" teacher after first period. Please look at your schedule in Infinite Campus for the correct room number.
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National School Counseling Week ~ February 1 - 5, 2021

National School Counseling Week 2021, “School Counselors: All in for All Students,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 1–5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.


National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.


THANK YOU to our counselors, Courtney Hillig, Serina Ramos, Kelsey Rosten, Jen Schwab and Ryan Smith, for all they do for students and staff alike!

2021-2022 Course Registration is Due by End of Day on Wednesday, February 3rd!!

Attached are the links to the registration forms.


Next Year's Sophomores: https://forms.gle/XKsutjpn3yKvDYqB8

Next Year's Juniors: https://forms.gle/Dcxm3qRiti2cX9px9

Next Year's Seniors: https://forms.gle/83hquFzQZiTEigf18

No School

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 12th and Monday February 15th.

Schedules for Quarter 3 Learning ~ January 25, 2021 to March 12, 2021

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Lunch Times

When we return to in-person learning next week, we will be having THREE separate lunch periods as we did previously this year. The change, however, is that instead of freshmen having one lunch, upperclassmen having one lunch, and ILC students having one lunch, we will be scheduling lunches by the SECOND PERIOD CLASS TEACHERS.


Those students who have SECOND PERIOD classes in SOCIAL STUDIES, MATH, ESS, ART, BUSINESS/MARKETING, INDUSTRIAL TECH, and CREDIT RECOVERY will eat lunch during the first or "silver" lunch period. This means that they will have a split second-period class with lunch in the middle of class and returning to that same class.


Those students who have SECOND PERIOD classes in ENGLISH, SCIENCE, MUSIC, PE/HEALTH, or FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE will eat lunch during the second or "purple" lunch period. This means that they will have the entire second-period class before leaving for lunch, and they will return to their third-period class.

Juniors Interested in Essay Option on SAT

Please see the attached flyers.


If you have specific questions, please contact Mr. Gurrini at nathan.gurrini@thompsonschools.org or Mrs. Rosten at kelsey.rosten@thompsonschools.org.

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Athletics, Activities and Clubs

Season B Sports

Season B Sports have begun!! If you are a sports fanatic or just enjoy support our student athletes, get ready for another great season! Unfortunately spectators are not allowed at any events...but, you can watch them via livestream. All live streaming information can be found here: https://mvhsathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/52921878


Here are the events coming up this week:

  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Boys Junior Varsity Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @ 4:30pm - Away
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Girls Varsity Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @ 4:30pm - Away
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Girls Swimming v. Thompson Valley HS @4:00pm - Away
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Boys C Team Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @ 5:00pm - Home
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Boys D Tea, Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @ 5:00pm - Home
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Boys Varsity Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @ 6:30 pm - Away
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Girls Junior Varsity Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @ 6:30 pm - Away
  • Wednesday, February 3rd ~ Girls C Team Basketball v. Silver Creek HS @7:30 pm - Home
  • Thursday, February 4th ~ Varsity Wrestling @ 6:00 pm v. Berthoud HS - @ 6:00 pm - Home
  • Friday, February 5th ~ Boys Junior Varsity Basketball v. Riverdale Ridge HS @ 5:00 pm - Home
  • Friday, February 5th ~ Girls Varsity Basketball v. Riverdale Ridge HS @ 5:00 pm - Home
  • Friday, February 5th ~ Boys Varsity Basketball v. Riverdale Ridge HS @ 7:30 pm - Home
  • Friday, February 5th ~ Boys D Team Basketball v. Fossil Ridge HS @ 5:00 pm - Away
  • Friday, February 5th ~ Girls Junior Varsity Basketball v. Riverdale Ridge HS @ 7:30 pm - Home
  • Saturday, February 6th ~ Boys C Team Basketball v. Thompson Valley HS @ Riverdale Ridge HS 9:00 am - Away
  • Saturday, February 6th ~ Boys C Team Basketball v. Severance HS @ Riverdale Ridge HS @ 11:15 am - Away
  • Saturday, February 6th ~ Varsity Wrestling v. Roosevelt, Mead and Niwot @ Roosevelt HS @ 9:00 am - Away
  • Saturday, February 6th ~ Girls C Team Basketball v. Berthoud HS @ Berthoud @ 1:30 pm - Away
  • Saturday, February 6th ~ Girls C Team Basketball v. Fredrick HS @ Berthoud @ 3:35 pm - Away

As you know, events are always changing. To see what's coming and stay up to date on the schedules, check out a specific sport on our website or go to our calendar: https://mvhsathletics.org/main/calendar/

Go Mountain Lions!

Sports News

The first Girls Swim Meet against Niwot was a success!
After just 1.5 weeks of training we had numerous personal best times!
  • 2 Personal Bests for Savannah Willis in the 50 Freestyle -1 seconds, and 100 Butterfly -2 seconds
  • Personal best in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly for Larisa Balster. 2 second drop in each.
  • Olivia Greer swam a personal best by over 5 seconds in the 200 IM
  • Personal bests for Brenna Otteman in the 50 Free -1 second, 50 Breast - 3 seconds, and 100 Free - 2 seconds.
  • Personal Best in the 50 freestyle for Michelle Hanson, 2 second improvement
  • 1st Place finish for Libby Himes in the 50 and 100 Freestyle.
  • Divers Laurene Powell and Taylor Paterson finished 1st and 2nd respectively winning the 1 meter event for MVHS w/ Laurene scoring 187.30 and Taylor scoring 181.60.
  • Girls Varsity basketball had a tough game against TVHS (29-63)
  • Boys Varsity basketball came out on top of a close game against TVHS 65-63!
  • Wrestling beat both Riverdale Ridge (36-33) and Centaurus (48-12) in their first matches this weekend!


    Way to go Mountain Lions!

Off-Season Training

Off-season workouts are beginning for some sports! If you are interested in the following sports, feel free to reach out to the coaches directly to be added to their communication lists. All athletes intending to attend these practices must have a signed COVID waiver on file with the head coach of that sport. The wavier can be found on the MVHS athletics website (mvhsathletics.org)

  • Boys Soccer (official season starts 3/8)
    • Head Coach: Ismael Gallardo: gallardoir@msn.com
    • Optional Workouts (start February 8) - M, W, F @4:30-6pm East Soccer Field
  • Girls Soccer (official season starts 4/26)
  • Football (official season starts 8/9)
    • Head Coach: TBD - contact Steve Frye for off-season information (steve.frye@thompsonschools.org)
    • Optional workouts (Start February 1) - M, W, F @7-8am Weight Room
  • Baseball (official season starts 4/26)
  • Track & Field (official season starts 4/26)
    • Head Coach: Matt Hall (matt.hall@thompsonschools.org)
    • Optional workouts (start February 1) - M, Th @7-8:30pm Weight Room, Tu @4:15-5:30pm Distance runners on track

2021-2022 CHSAA State Reps

The Google form application for 2021-2022 CHSAA State Reps is now live! Please forward this email to your students interested in becoming a State Rep for 2021-2022 or have them find it on the Student Leadership page of CHSAANow or CHSAA.org. Our students and advisers that make up CHSAA are excited for another amazing group of student leaders to guide us successfully through the next school year.


2021-22 State Rep Application


Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021


From our current State Rep President Caden Salladay of Manitou Springs High School – “Being a State Representative is a duty where you represent the state of Colorado and the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) through CHSAA committees and conferences. It requires a person to be dedicated, consistent, purposeful, and open to new things. By applying you will be joining a group of people with similar motives, but diverse backgrounds, allowing you to meet and work with others from around the state and grow in your leadership abilities.”

Head Girls Basketball Coach for 2021

We are thrilled to announce MVHS Science Teacher, Patrick Huddleston, as our Head Girls Basketball Coach for the 2021 season! Patrick moved to Colorado earlier this year from Kansas where he coached girls softball and basketball for 7 years. Former coaches who worked with him say that his greatest strength is his passion and enthusiasm! Patrick goes above and beyond to do whatever he can to help his athletes succeed on and off the court. The Mountain Lions have a strong season ahead of them with goals to make it the state tournament. With Patrick leading the way, we are excited to see what the Lady Lions accomplish!

Season B Athletes

A reminder that grade eligibility checks happen weekly. If you have two or more F's your coaches will talk to you and give you a warning on Thursdays. By the following Tuesday @10am, if your grades are not up to passing (no more than 1 F), you will lose eligibility to play for 1 week. Sports are a privilege and we want you to compete, but school comes first!

National Signing Day

We want to honor any athletes who are committing to play sports at the collegiate level. If you or your son/daughter have signed on to play sports in college, please send an email to Athletic Director, Lauren Anderson (lauren.anderson@thompsonschools.org) so she can send you more information.

Looking for a community service opportunity?

The IT department is open to students working with them for community service hours! Email andy.larkins@thompsonschools.org to see if he can set them up with a project.

StuCo MVHS Announcements

MV StuCo has a continuous slide show presentation of announcements. Please click here to view.

Junior State of America


The Junior State of America is excited to announce that registration is open for our 2021 virtual Winter Congress Convention.


At JSA’s virtual Winter Congress, you will learn how to make and pass bills. You will hone your public speaking skills related to legislative action to gain supporters for

your issue in mock House and Senate sessions.


If you are interested in learning more about legislation and bill writing as a mechanism for making change, Winter Congress is the place for you. You will also have the opportunity to participate in civic engagement sessions and activism workshops.


This year’s convention theme is “Healing a Nation.” Student participants will explore our country’s fractures and work together to create long-needed systemic change, including service, community building, and equity.


From February 26-28th, JSA’s ten states will group into three conventions, and you will have the opportunity to interact not only with students from your region but with students from across the country.


https://www.jsa.org/school-year/conventions/winter-congress/

MVHS Virtual College and Military Visits Calendar

Scan me for access to the College and Military Rep Visits Calendar. You can find every virtual visit for MVHS this year and a link to join the visit in the appointment.
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College Visits

Army Virtual Visits

Army is having a virtual visit during lunch on every Wednesday. Here is the meeting link:

https://meet.google.com/jbu-yugq-bio

Scholarships

Local Scholarships

Announcing 2 additional local scholarship opportunities through the Loveland-Berthoud Realtors Association. The deadline for both scholarships is March 1. Return completed applications to your counselor by March 1.

Amos Allard Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 for students with high academic achievement, student has shown promise for the future in their chosen field, emphasis is placed on student's citizenship and involvement with worthwhile community and high school activities. (on the Loveland Community Scholarship Form: https://docs.google.com/.../1Wp0Udi7Z.../copy)

LBAR Vocational Scholarship - $1,000 for students who are motivated to pursue a vocational education course of study (community college, vocational technical schools, etc), demonstrated promise in their future chosen field, consideration given to student's citizenship and involvement with worthwhile community and/or high school activities.


TEF Scholarship

TEF will be accepting scholarship applications for 2021 for Thompson School District Students until midnight on Sunday, March 14, 2021.




Did you know? TEF has awarded over $1.5 million dollars in scholarship awards to graduates since 2015.



TEF will be accepting scholarship applications for 2021 for Thompson School District Students until midnight on Sunday, March 14, 2021.



Please see our website for more information. https://www.thompsontef.org/scholarships


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Loveland Community Scholarship

The Loveland Community Scholarship is now open! This application is on Google Docs and the deadline is MARCH 1. Students can submit via their senior Google Classroom (look under Coursework) or by bringing a paper copy to their counselor by March 1. All documents must be submitted by the deadline to be considered.

https://docs.google.com/.../1Wp0Udi7Z.../copy

The Alexander Foundation Scholarship

The Alexander Foundation was founded in 1981 as a public, non-profit, philanthropic organization. Through our three education scholarships, the foundation has continued a tradition of caring for the LGBTQIA+ community to overcome barriers they may face in pursuit of academic success.

Applicants for ALL scholarships must:

Identify within the LGBTQIA+ community

Be residents of Colorado

Be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado

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Applications for ALL scholarships require:

A completed online application form

A personal essay that tells us about you and your goals, how the scholarship will help you achieve them, elaborate on your financial need, and your current or future plans for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Two signed letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead.

A photocopy of a state or federally issued ID

Furthermore, each scholarship has additional eligibility and application requirements. Please see below for further details about each of the three scholarship opportunities.

Applications will be accepted through March 21, 2021.

https://www.thealexanderfoundation.org/scholarships

TheDream.US Scholarship


MSU Denver is hosting virtual support sessions for any DREAMer student that is interested in applying to TheDream.US scholarship!



This scholarship is meant specifically for DREAMer students that are interested in attending Community College of Denver or Metropolitan State University of Denver. Students can be awarded up to $33,000 for a Bachelor’s degree ($16,500 for an Associate’s degree) and additional book stipends!




Please see the attached flyer for a listing of dates/times in which students can attend a Scholarship Support Session.

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CSU Bridge Scholars Program

CSU Bridge Scholars Program Application is now open!

Must be eligible for in-state tuition (regardless of immigration status)

Must be first-gen

Must be attending CSU as a first-year student Fall Semester 2021

If they meet these criteria, PLEASE share the following invitation to an information session CSU Access Center is holding on Thursday.

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The Bridge Scholars program provides incoming first-year CSU students an opportunity to earn college credit, learn about the campus resources, and become part of supportive community over the course of an 8-week summer program.

Participation in the program is FREE!

The cost of attending the program is covered by grants and scholarships which includes:

- 6 CSU Academic Credits (Tuition)

- Room and Board

- Fees, Books, and Supplies

- Program Sponsored Activities

- Plus a $2500/yr scholarship (Partnership Award) upon completion of the program.

You can find more info and the online application on our website:

https://accesscenter.colostate.edu/bridge-scholars/

For full consideration, complete application by February 5th. Application will remain open until all spots are filled.

If you have any question, feel free to reach out to:

Lucia Delgado, Director of College Access

Email: Lucia.Delgado@colostate.edu

or

Angel Ruiz, Coordinator of Educational Bridging Experiences

Email: Angel.ruiz@colostate.edu

Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship

The Larimer County Bar Association’s Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors from Larimer County who express an interest pursuing post-secondary education in the law or a legally-related field. We have been informed by the CFNC that this year’s award will be in the amount of $2000.

Students can apply for this scholarship via the NOCO Scholarship Foundation website.

https://nocofoundation.org/scholarships/

Positive Coaching Alliance Scholarship

Positive Coaching Alliance scholarship opportunity for high school junior student athletes, the deadline is May 31, 2021.
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Financial Aid Informational Mini-Series

CU Denver is hosting a mini-series during the month of February on Thursdays at 5:30pm featuring various topics of financial aid: verification, student loans, student with special circumstances (i.e. loss of income, loss of parent, unexpected medical expenses, etc) and dependency status appeals.
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Pianos, Digital Pianos & Violins Available for Public Purchase Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 4-6, 2021

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Official Lions Gear

Get your official lions gear at the Sideline Store. Visit the website Mountain Lion Spirit Wear You can customize your gear online now.

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