Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Mountain View High School Announcments
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.
Attention all interested football players! Fall football is happening! We will begin optional football practices Monday, September 21st; Tuesday, September 22rd and Wednesday, September 23rd.
The official start date for football is Thursday, September 24th. All clearance forms and paperwork needs to be completed before Thursday if you want to play. Talk to Mrs. Svendsen email@example.com or Coach Mayes if you have any questions.
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:
- Monday, September 28th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
- 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.
OPTIONAL CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE FOR FAMILIES
Thompson School District has partnered with One2One Risk Solutions to provide optional accident and loss protection insurance for families for our district Chromebooks. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect families from the full cost of repair or replacement for your district-issued device and limits your responsibility to a per-occurrence deductible (see below).
The protection plan cost is $15 per device and covers the device through the end of the school year against accidental damage, cracked screens, fire, liquid damage, electrical surge and loss/theft (a loss/theft claim requires a police report for coverage). First incident has a zero deductible, second claim on the same device will be a $25 deductible, and the third claim will be a $50 deductible. A loss/theft claim without a police report will require the replacement cost of the device (this varies depending on the make/model of the device). If families want to take advantage of this optional insurance, please visit www.one2onerisk.com and select “Enroll My Device” to get started. Open enrollment ends on September 30th so don't delay. Again, this is optional. Families are not required to get this insurance. This is only for Chromebooks, we have a 3-year warranty on iPad damage if it happens in its case, but no loss protection for iPads.
Technology Community Forum
Thompson School District will present a Technology Community Forum for Families on Thursday, September 24th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Comments and questions are being collected in advance using the online form at https://forms.gle/2v61ErdZgECJKhAX6. This form will also be open during the forum. You can view the forum at the TSD Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuZzIEj4cJ6T7yASDFFf47A.
- Introduction to TSD Technology for Students
- Common Issues of Chromebooks and iPads
- Learning Management Systems and Securly Classroom
- iPad Management with JAMF School
- FuelEd and Buzz
- Media Services
- Infinite Campus and Parent Portal
- Information Security on TSD Networks and at Home
- Q&A Facilitation
- Tech Support Info and Closing
Virtual Teen Self Care Fair
In past years a group, ImagineZERO Suicide has sponsored a teen self care fair for teens in Northern Colorado. This year it was cancelled due to Covid, However, Thompson Teens United collaborated with ImagineZERO to create a virtual self care fair.
The self care fair is accessed by teenselfcarefair.org . On this site there are resources for help, self-care activities, and the opportunity for earning scholarships and prizes up to $100. All students have to do is participate in some way. We have asked the Loveland and Northern Colorado community to help us with this endeavor. On this site you will find contributions from many community groups.
MVHS Virtual College and Military Visits Calendar
Universal Technical Institute
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES AT MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Are you an Ally or member of the LGBTQ+ community? If so, we would love for you to join the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) for lunch on Thursday. Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/pgy-eqjk-rdn
DECA and FBLA
Why Should You Join MVHS Knitting/Crocheting Club?
Once you get beyond the initial learning curve, knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But unlike meditation, craft activities result in tangible and often useful products that can enhance self-esteem.
If you are interested in joining please fill out this form:
Let's say you are a superhero, what would your powers be? Got 'em? Great! Now, let's put them to good use! The MVHS fall theatre production will be a video production this year and we are doing the show Superheroes. It's going to be a blast! If you are interested in being a part of the show, please fill out this form and the production team will be in touch.
**You do not need to have any theatre experience to participate; everyone is welcome!**
We will also need some technical crew, so please fill out the form even if you are not wanting to be on stage.
LAST DAY TO FILL OUT THE FORM IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD!
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.
US Marines NROTC Scholarship
Join our local Marines Recruiter for an informational session about NROTC Scholarship Programs on Thursday September 24 @ 1:00pm.
Join via the Google Meets link on the College and Military Reps Calendar.
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
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)
What to you Meme $30,000 BIPOC Scholarship
What Do You Meme $30,000 BIPOC Scholarship - Available to all students who are Black Identifying, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)
Scholly's $2,000 Back to School Scholarship
Scholly's $2,000 back to school scholarship
Army ROTC Virtual Leadership Fair
Army ROTC Virtual Leadership Fair
Learn more about ROTC scholarships and the colleges that have them!
September 26, 10am-1pm
Front Range Community College Virtual Visit
Front Range Community College is doing a virtual visit with MVHS on Thursday, September 24 @ 11:00am. Join via the link in the event on the College and Military Reps Calendar.
Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University invites you and your students to attend a special virtual NAUnity Day event on Sept. 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. (Arizona/Pacific time).
NAUnity Day brings students from all backgrounds and identities together to explore a welcoming community that embraces academic excellence, learning, diversity, and inclusion.
This virtual event will feature a student panel, presentations from Admissions, First Generation Programs, and Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services. It’s a great opportunity to experience life as a Lumberjack and explore the diverse and inclusive academic environment offered at NAU. All counselors and students are welcome. Visit the link below for counselors and students to register.
If you have any questions, call us at (928) 523-5511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you and your students there...virtually!
Join our Army recruiter during lunch on Thursday 9/24 to learn more about your options in the Army.
Join via the Google Meets link on the College and Military Rep Calendar.
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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!
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