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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Announcements and Newsletters

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MVHS Website

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:

  • January 26th ~ Girls Varsity Basketball v. Berthoud HS @5:00pm - Home
  • January 26th ~ Boys Varsity Basketball v. Berthoud HS @7:30pm - Home
  • January 28th ~ Girls Swimming v. Niwot HS @4:00pm - Home
  • January 29th Girls Varsity Basketball v. Thompson Valley HS @5:00pm - Away
  • January 29th ~ Boys Varsity Basketball v. Thompson Valley HS @7:30pm - Away
  • January 30th ~ Boys C Team Basketball vs Riverdale Ridge @9:00am & 11:15 - Home
  • January 30th ~ Girls C Team Basketball vs Riverdale Ridge @9:00am & 11:15am - Home
  • January 30th ~ Boys D Team Basketball vs Frederick HS @1:30pm - Home
  • January 30th ~ Varsity Wrestling Quad @9:00am at Greeley Central HS vs. GCHS, RRHS, CHS

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 girls and boys varsity had their first basketball game in the Lion's Den on Tuesday, January 26th against Berthoud High School. The girls put up a tough fight, but came up short 39-61. If you haven't heard, Patrick Huddleston, is the new head coach for the girls. He said we have lots of room to grow, and I am confident in his ability to get the team there! The boys came out on top, crushing the Mustangs 64-38! Way to go Lions!

Also, if you have time, check out the Reporter Herald article on our new girls swim coach, Trent Richardson, and the prospective athletes for the season. They have their first meet against Niwot on Thursday evening in the MVHS pool.
https://www.reporterherald.com/2021/01/26/2021-girls-swimming-preview-mountain-view-looking-to-maximize-limited-opportunities-beneath-the-surface/

Help Support Mountain View Athletics

Teriyaki Madness (located near Scheels - 4944 Thompson Parkway in Johnstown) is having their grand opening and is donating funds from purchases to MVHS Athletics! The shop will donate $1 from every entree (Junior, Reg, & Lrg).
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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 Practices

Season B Practices have begun for Boys & Girls Basketball, Girls Swimming, and Wrestling. If you haven't completed your athletic registration yet, the deadline is January 29th! Information on how to register is at MVHSAthletics.org - ATHLETIC REGISTRATION. Athletes must be registered and clear before they can participate in practices and competitions.

Track and Field Preseason is Here!!

We will be starting off-season workouts NEXT WEEK (Monday, Feb. 1). Workouts will be:

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM (weight room, hallway plyometrics, medicine balls, etc).

Distance athletes will go Monday at 4:15 with Coach Hornung

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30 outside on the track

Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM (weights, hallway).

We will start practice meets against district schools toward the end of February, so we have some competition to look forward to!


In order to practice, YOU MUST fill out the Covid-19 Waiver form. it is available at mvhsathletics.org.

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!

Speech & Debate Team

Last weekend our Speech & Debate team finished 3rd in their tournament! Congratulations!!

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/

Burg Simpson

For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being threatened.

This year, we are awarding a total of 10 scholarships: 9 scholarships for $1,000, and 1 scholarship for $2,500. This competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college, and to learn about the importance of the U.S. civil jury system.

The deadline for students to submit their 1500 word essay is February 1, 2021.

I am attaching a brochure that details the scholarship competition and the application process, and all of this information is also available on our website at:

https://www.burgsimpson.com/.../burg-simpson-college.../

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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The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available!


The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate.



We appreciate your support by sharing this opportunity with students. The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.



https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/...

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You've been accepted to College, Now What?

Your students have spent a lot of time and hard work completing their admission applications, taking tests and writing essays. Now that they’ve been accepted to a school, what’s the next step?

Let your students and families know that they can register for a free webinar to learn more. Please send them the information below:

Register now for a free webinar:

You've been Accepted to College, Now What?

Wednesday, January 27 | 2pm ET Register Now: https://salliemaebank.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do...

Thursday, January 28 | 8pm ET Register Now: https://salliemaebank.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do...

Congratulations on your accomplishments! Please join a discussion to learn about the next steps in your college journey. This webinar will help you understand critical points with making your college decision.

• Additional research about campus and community options

• Factors for choosing a college

• How to complete the financial aid process

• Comparing financial aid offers

• What to do if you need more money

• Finding scholarships

• Your to do list once you make your college decision

Space is limited, so please register early!

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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Thompson School District COVID-19 Testing for Staff and Students

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

In partnership with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE), TSD staff and students ages five (5) and older will be able to access free COVID-19 testing through the district. Staff and students will register through LCDHE’s COVID-19 testing portal. Registration will open at least two days prior to the testing event. TSD staff and students will use a link provided and a pin specific to the TSD testing events.


Testing Link: https://larimerhealth.secure.force.com/RegisterForTest/

TSD Pre-Registration ID #: TSDRAPIDTEST20


What should I expect when I arrive at the TSD testing center?



  • Expect to be greeted and asked for your TSD badge/ photo ID. If you do not have a TSD badge, staff will verify your eligibility in our student/staff record system.
  • You must wear your mask/face covering.
  • You must sign a liability waiver. If the individual is under 18 years of age, their parent/guardian must be present to sign the waiver.
  • You will be given a label that aids with reporting results.
  • Note: Parents/Guardians must be able to safely control their minor child or we may be unable to perform the test due to safety concerns.




COVID-19 Testing Information:


Symptomatic (sick)--RAPID TEST*



  • Details: The Health Services Team will only administer tests to people who have at least one COVID-19 symptom and are at least 5 years old
  • Location: Ray Patterson Stadium at Thompson Valley High School (1669 Eagle Drive; Access testing site from Eagle Drive)
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding holidays; Student testing beginning January 20, 2021)
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Results: Same day email




Asymptomatic/Symptomatic--PCR TEST*



  • Details: This testing can be completed on people with or without COVID-19 symptoms and are at least 5 years old
  • Location: Thompson School District Administration building (800 S. Taft Avenue; Access the testing center from Carlisle and Taft (near Ziggi’s Coffee).
  • Days: Wednesday (excluding holidays; Student testing beginning January 20, 2021)
  • Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Results: Typically available within 2-5 days and will be sent by email. There are sometimes delays at the lab and some results could take longer. If you do not receive your results from LCDHE within this timeframe, please call 970-498-5500 (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or text LCDHE anytime at 970-999-1770.




* Both tests are completed using a nasal swab procedure

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