News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

October 6, 2022

Reminder: No school

As a reminder, there is no school on the following days:
  • Monday, October 10
  • Thursday and Friday, October 20-21


See the full calendar here.

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National Merit Scholarship Program

14 students named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program
Mounds View Public Schools is proud to announce 14 Mounds View High School students have been named semifinalists for the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program, a highly competitive scholarship program. Each September, more than 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. Finalists will be announced in February. Learn more about the program here.

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17 named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Mounds View Public Schools is proud to announce 17 Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join about 34,000 students nationally who will receive letters of commendation from this highly competitive program. Learn more about the program here.

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New communications tool available for staff

Mounds View Public Schools staff are now able to use TalkingPoints to communicate with families directly via text message. If your child’s teachers use this tool, it will allow you to send and receive messages quickly with them to ask questions, ask for help or share important information with teachers.


This is an optional tool for teachers to use, so you might start to receive text messages from some of your child’s teachers. You’ll always be able to reach your child’s teacher via email or phone, and you can opt out of these messages at any time.

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Did you know?

An April survey showed "dedicated and talented teachers" are the main reason parents send their children to our schools.
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Download the ParentVUE app

Did you know there is a ParentVUE app? Download the app in the Apple Store or Google Play store here.


Parents can access attendance records, test history, schedules, report cards, personal information and more using ParentVUE.

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MVSEF Celebrates 10 Years of Rock the School House

On Saturday, September 24, the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation hosted its 10th annual Rock the School House - a fundraiser supporting the students in the Mounds View School District.


It was a special evening filled with new activities, a collection of videos highlighting a decade of our flagship fundraising event and notably great generosity of those in attendance. It was a remarkable confluence of guest engagement, creativity and celebration, thanks to Amanda DePhillips, the foundation’s director of special events. A special note of appreciation to all those who volunteered to ensure this milestone event ran smoothly.


While we are still confirming the final results, we can confirm our total is commensurate with results from our most successful past Rock the School House events. Thanks to our generous sponsors and those who participated in the evening’s activities - our live and silent auctions, fund-our-mission and the beloved wine and spirits toss - the MVSEF will continue to support a variety of programs enhancing opportunities for the students in our district.


The MVSEF works in partnership with District leadership to fund programs in all our schools. Visit www.mvsef.org to learn more.
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