Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 1 ~ Issue 38 ~ Week of May 29, 2023

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Viking Spotlight This Week: Solar Sprint Team 🌞🏎

I want to give a shout out to our MVA Solar Sprint team. This past Saturday, we had two teams compete in SUHSD's Solar Sprint Competition. Although Mother Nature had other plans, the little time she did show the sun, we were about to utilize the solar cars! It's amazing to see how talented and creative our Vikings are!! A special thank you to Mrs. Trejo for being the advisor and helping our students get to this point! Great job, Vikings! πŸ’› We are so proud of you!!
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Message from the Principal πŸ’›

Well, Vikings, you did made it to the last week of the 2022-2023 school year!! It's Finals Week which means it's time to show us everything you have learned this semester by trying your very best on your finals exams. Be sure to get a good night's sleep each night and eat a healthy breakfast in the mornings so your brain is ready to go!! Good luck on all of your finals! You got this, Vikings!

Summer School starts next Monday, June 5th. If you were contacted by your math teacher or a counselor to take summer school courses, please be sure to rsvp asap. Students in the 7th grade who earned a D or F in English, Social Science, or Science, will have the opportunity to make that up by attending Summer School. Any questions? Contact your counselor.

To the 8th graders, it has been my pleasure serving as your principal this year. I wish you the best as you start your high school journey. Remember to make good choices, but also take responsibility for your actions when you don't make good choices. Be sure to say hi when I see you at the high school events next year! 😊 To the 7th graders, you made it through your first year of middle school!! I'm looking forward to seeing the growth that you do as an 8th grader next year!! 😊 Wishing all of my Vikings a safe and enjoyable summer!!

Make it a great week, Vikings!!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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We πŸ’› our MVA Classified Staff!!

Last week, we showered our classified staff will love and appreciation via coffee and pastries, pancake breakfast, nacho bar, new spirit shirts, and ended the week with a taco party! In addition, throughout the week, many of the classified staff members participated in a challenge activity which brought many smiles and lots of laughter! Check out the video recap below! We are super grateful for all of our MVA Classfied staff!!
MVA Classified Appreciation Video for Viking Vibes

MVA Spring Concert...another success!! 🎢

Last Wednesday, the MVA band and orchestra classes showed off their skills at their final concert of the year! It has been great to watch the growth of our Viking musicians as they learn the intricacies of music. Shout out to Ms. Glover and Mr. Caldera for all that you do for our kiddos!

Yearbooks are HERE!!! Check out the distribution schedule below!! πŸ“˜

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8th grade Promotion is this Friday, 6/2!! πŸŽ“

Here are some very important reminders...please read carefully:

1. There will be an 8th grade Promotion Parent Information meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 30th at 5:30pm. All parents/guardians of 8th graders are encourage to log on and attend. Important Information regarding promotion will be reviewed. Click the following link to join the meeting:

2. 8th grade Final Exams are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week (May 30, 31, June 1). Those are minimum days so 8th graders will be released at 1:15pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 2pm on Thursday.

3. Mandatory 8th grade Promotion Practice is Thursday, June 1st from 1pm-2pm. Please plan on your child staying at school until 2pm that day. Students MUST attend Promotion Practice in order to participate in the promotion ceremony.

4. It is absolutely critical that all students and parents/guardians have read and understood the Promotion protocols and rules for the ceremony at this link here:

5. Please read the district update that was sent today:

If you have any questions about graduation, please feel free to contact the school. We are looking forward to 8th graders having a strong finish and a wonderful end to their middle school career.

πŸ“’Mandatory Promotion Practice - June 1st πŸ“’

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Final Day of School Bell Schedule πŸ””

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8th graders...want to accelerate into High School?!?

Dear Future Mariners,

Mar Vista High School and the MVH Link Crew invite you to Accelerate Into High School. We want to get to know you a little bit before school starts. Come meet your Link Crew leader, who will mentor you through your 9th grade year, and some of our awesome teachers! They will give short seminars on getting organized, setting goals, creating good critical thinking habits, and learning about your strengths.

Students with last names A through L will attend on WEDNESDAY JULY 12th from 11am to 4:15pm.

Students with last names M through Z will attend on THURSDAY JULY 13th from 11am to 4:15pm.

We will also offer a ceramics workshop to the first 35 students that sign up on each day. Use the QR codes on the flyer attached to register for the seminars and the ceramics workshops.

We're excited to meet you!

Teresa Kramer


Mar Vista High School

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Screen Your Teen Event - June 10th

Sudden cardiac arrest prevention is being prioritized both in our schools and in our legislatures. Make time to check your child’s heart health at our upcoming event. Screenings include a cardiac risk assessment, EKG, physician consultation and if indicated, a limited echocardiogram. If you’ve been screened within the last year or two and have no new family history or warning signs, pass this along to a friend.

Click HERE to register!

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The next section of the newsletter contains items that were rolled over from the previous newsletter.

Important Promotion Information!!!

8th grade Parents/Guardians - Last week, we sent a very important letter regarding the Promotion Ceremony on Friday, June 2nd. It is extremely important that you read that letter thoroughly so you understand the rules and expectations. I have linked the letter below for your reference. Please contact the office if you have any questions!

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Southwestern College's Y.E.S. Academy registration now open!!!

Y.E.S. Academy offers a variety of summer academic and enrichment programs for 4th–12th grade students and parents/caregivers, offered through courses, workshops, and more. We provide a positive, early-on college experience where students can thrive by trying something new, learning new skills, and challenging themselves in a college environment. This mission, we hope, will create new discoveries and decisions leading to each student’s own unique pathway for success. Classes take place at Southwestern College.

Click HERE to read the program brochure. You can register online at

It's not too late to order a yearbook...there are a few left!!

Final Non-Privilege List (NPL)

Click HERE or scan the QR Code below to see if you're on the Non-Privilege List! Reasons for being on the NPL:

  • Earning one or more D’s or F’s in Citizenship on the Quarter 4 Progress Report
  • Earning frequent disciplinary detentions
  • Suspended from school from PR1-PR2
  • Excessive number of tardies (12+) since Feb. 16

In addition, any 8th graders that gets in trouble for a suspendable offense (drugs/alcohol, fighting, bullying, instigating a fight, vandalism, etc.), will lose the privilege of attending all 8th grade end of year activities, including the promotion ceremony. So, make good choices, Vikings!!

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ASB Gear Sales

Our ASB is up and running, ready to serve you! Our new fall gear has arrived too, so be sure to check that out! Click HERE to see what the ASB Student Store has to offer!

In addition, we are also having a Vintage MVA Gear Sale where everything is HALF OFF!! Click HERE to see what is on sale!

Lastly, don't forget to order your yearbook! Buy it online today by clicking HERE! You can also purchase it at the ASB during lunch or after school (cash only).

Did you pick up your FREE SPIRIT SHIRT yet?? If not, make sure to go to the ASB during lunch to pick one up!

Don't forget to show your Viking pride every Friday!!

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Use the form HERE to submit a photo taken with your school issued iPad of you and your classmates participating in our Spirit Days. The top participating Advisory each semester will earn a Pizza Party from the ASB.

Pictures submitted must CLEARLY show Vikings participating in the ASB Spirit Day ON CAMPUS for consideration (make this obvious). Photos that include inappropriate hand gestures, clothing attire, or suggest inappropriate behavior will not be taken into consideration and will be forwarded to MVA Administration for further review. All photos will be reviewed by the ASB.

Keep our school safe!!

Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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