Thursday, April 8, 2021

Announcements and Newsletters

You can access all our Announcements and Newsletters on our website.

MVHS Website

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We know that many of you took the opportunity to give feedback on your thoughts about a prom-style event to end this school year. We want you to know that we are still working with the district and the health department to get approvals finalized for this event.

After meeting with all high schools and district staff to discuss what possibilities exist for this type of event, our request has been made for each school to hold its own outdoor event at a centralized location that can accommodate an outdoor gathering, allowing all seniors to celebrate the end of their year. We do NOT have confirmation back yet on this event, including whether dates/guests will be allowed or whether this will be strictly limited to our own senior class.

As soon as we have more information, we will advertise the specifics about this event to you immediately. At this time, we believe that we will be approved for an event with significant limitations based on health and safety guidelines, but we cannot confirm this without final approval in writing.

Keep sending your questions to us, and we'll be sure to include these answers in our final notice :-) Hang in there! Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Mrs. Ramos, Prom Sponsor

Mrs. Harmon, Principal

2021 Student Graduation Speaker

Seniors, if you would like to opportunity to speak to your class at Graduation, please go to the attached link and complete the questionnaire. If you have any questions, please see Serina Ramos, Ericka Griess or Suzy Hass.

Responses are due by April 28th.

Congratulations, you're almost there!!

Class of 2021 Graduation Speaker

Senior Baby Photos

The senior slideshow will play before and after graduation on the big screen at Ray Patterson Field. If you would like to submit a baby photo of your graduating senior, please email 1 photo to Include in the email your students First and Last name in the subject line. Photos are due by 4:00 PM on April 30, 2021. Contact Ms. Ramos at 970-613-7833 or if you have questions.

Community Service

Looking for a way to get some community service hours done this summer? Email Melanie at for information about helping with childcare at Con Ball Middle School this June.

Blackout Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Students, join us in the library during your lunch period during the week of April 5th to create a Blackout Poem. See Ms. Maley with questions.

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TSD's Online Programing for the 2021-2022 School Year

Registration for TSD's online programing for the 21/22 school year is now open.

Please click on the link for more information:

Have you registered yet?

Thompson Career Campus will be hosting tours in the month of April, and we’d love to see you there. Due to the COVID restrictions and the need to follow all safety protocols, students who register for a tour will only be allowed to bring one guest.

Register soon because space is limited.


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MVHS Testing Spring 2021

On Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, all in-person Mountain View High School 9th-11th grade students will be taking the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, or SAT (11). Seniors will have asynchronous Google Classroom work at home this day. Afterwards, students may get lunch but there will be no classes for the rest of the day. If your student takes the bus, they may stay until the bus arrives at the normal time, but please be advised there will not be class, so no attendance will be taken.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Gurrini, Assistant Principal - or 970-613-7856.

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Do’s and Don’ts

  • Bring #2 pencils, non mechanical

  • Bring a MASK!

  • Bring a calculator. (You cannot use your personal device as a calculator.)

  • Do NOT bring a cell phone or smartwatch. You will have to turn them in with your test proctor if you do.

  • If you bring snacks and/or drink they must remain at the back of the room. You may have bottled water with a sealed cap to keep under your desk.

  • Any personal belongings need to remain in the back of the room, or car, or locker…. It is easier to not take them into the testing room.

About the Tests:

PSAT/SAT - April 13th, 2021 - 9th -11th
All students 9th-11th take some form of the SAT. Students in grades 9 and 10 take the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 and once they are in 11th grade they take the SAT, which is a college admissions test, but the state also uses it to measure student academic progress as a whole. The PSAT 9 and 10 are basically the same test but at grade level - which is also reported out to the state. We (MvHS) use the scores to see where kids are academically and use that information to structure classroom instruction. The SAT Suite of Assessments’ Career and College Readiness Benchmarks (PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and the SAT) is closely aligned to challenging classroom work of Mountain View High School and Colorado State Standards. It focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for career and college readiness.

Benchmarks help:

  • Identify students who are thriving and require greater challenges.

  • Identify students who require additional academic support.

  • Inform instructional and curricular enhancements throughout the school.

Students may also look through the Student Guide for more information about the SAT, test-taking advice and tips, and practice questions.

We ask that you avoid these days as much as possible as you look to schedule appointments for your child so that they will be in attendance during testing. Having said that, we do understand that some absences are unavoidable. In the event that your child will be absent on any of these days, please contact Nathan Gurrini at 970-613-7856 or .

For a general schedule of these assessments in the Thompson School District, including the grades affected, visit our Assessments of Learning web page. Head to our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about assessments in Thompson School DIstrict.

Can parents excuse their children from taking the state tests?

Yes. State law allows parents to excuse their child from state assessments. This law requires districts to have policies that explain how parents may excuse a student from participating in one or more state assessments and notify parents of those policies. TSD excusing students from state assessments board policy.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding PSAT or SAT testing this year.

Free Online Tutoring Platform Launched for Colorado Students

CEI will be hosting information sessions for students, families and educators to learn more about this exciting service and initiative. Each session will include an overview, details, and information about how to leverage the platform for your community.

Please Click Here for more information.

SAT Testing for Juniors

Hello MVHS Junior Students, Parents and Guardians!

All students at MVHS, and across the state of Colorado, take the SAT exam during their junior year of high school. Juniors take the SAT, which is a college admissions test, and the state also uses it to measure student academic progress as a whole. We (MVHS) use the scores to see where students are academically and use that information to structure classroom instruction. The SAT Suite of Assessments’ Career and College Readiness Benchmarks (PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and the SAT) is closely aligned to the challenging classroom work of Mountain View High School and Colorado State Standards. It focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for career and college readiness.

Benchmarks help:

  • Identify students who are thriving and require greater challenges.

  • Identify students who require additional academic support.

  • Inform instructional and curricular enhancements throughout the school.

This year’s SAT exam will be in person at MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021. More information will follow in the coming weeks with specific details on what to bring, testing room locations, etc.

To help students prepare for the SAT exam, Thompson School District has purchased a program through Doorway To College, where students can access a link to online videos that will walk them through practice tests, as well as advice and tips for success on the SAT exam.

Here is the link and password that is accessible to each student 24/7 through April 13:

Password: ThompsonSAT2021

Juniors that are learning in person will receive a Study Guide and SAT Workbook during school on February 22nd and 23rd. Juniors currently learning on TCO are welcome to stop by the attendance office from 8am-4pm next week to pick up their materials. Students may also look through the Student Guide for more information about the SAT, test-taking advice and tips, and practice questions.

If you have any questions about the SAT process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via phone at 970-613-7856, or email at

Thank you,

Nathan Gurrini

MVHS Assistant Principal

Loveland Youth Library Board

The Loveland Public Library is recruiting one high school teen for their 2021 Youth Library Board Member.

Deadline: May 5, 2021

You can find information by visiting

Class of 2021 Senior Acknowledgements

Dear 2021 Mountain View Grads and Parents,

We are gathering information for our MVHS 2021 Senior Acknowledgements. Below is a QR code that can be used to submit information for all scholarships that you have been offered (accepted and declined), dollar amounts and how many times you can renew, colleges you have been accepted to (accepted and declined), awards you have been presented, and certificates you have earned. If you have enlisted in the military, please note this here along with your future plans. This form can be submitted multiple times,

so as information becomes available, please let us know:

If you have questions concerning the 2021 Senior Acknowledgements, please contact your counselor or Marty Barton at or 970-613-7831.

Participation in a MVHS 2021 Senior Acknowledgement is optional.

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Free Practice SAT/ACT PSAT Tests

Our tutoring center, Tutoring Excellence of Loveland, offers FREE practice testing for the SAT and the ACT once monthly for the entirety of the school year. Our upcoming testing dates are listed below and attached. Help us make your students aware of this service! Thank you.


February 20th, March 20th, April 16th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th

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Registration for Season D is open for registration!

The first official practice/tryouts will start on April 26th (except for girls golf).

Go to and find instructions under Athletic Registration. More specific questions for each sport can be sent to coaches directly. Their contact information is under Contact Us.

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 (

  • Girls Soccer (official season starts 4/26)
  • Football (official season starts 8/9)
    • Head Coach: TBD - contact Steve Frye for off-season information (
    • Optional workouts (Start February 1) - M, W, F @7-8am Weight Room
  • Baseball (official season starts 4/26)
    • Head Coach: Brian Smela (
    • Optional workouts
    • Feb 8-12 - M-F by cohort A/B @4:15-4:45pm in Never Summer FTLA
    • Starting Feb 15 - M, W @4:15-5:45pm & 1-2:30m on Saturday on the baseball field
  • Track & Field (official season starts 4/26)
    • Head Coach: Matt Hall (
    • Optional workouts (start February 1) - M, Tu, Th @4:30-6pm Weight Room, Tu @4:15-5:30pm Distance runners on track

Student Essay Contest

We the Students essay contest, deadline: April 15, 2021.

This essay prompt this year is: What is the relationship between equality and justice?

The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. More details including rules and regulations can be found on our website.

Inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair for Youth

Announcing the inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair for youth!

April 19-22, 2021

4:00pm to 6:30pm each evening (4-5pm Career Panel, 5-6pm Career Panel & 6-6:30pm Special Topic Presentation)

Format: via Zoom


This explorative & informative fair for youth will feature career panels representing a wide variety of industries throughout the state. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for youth attendees, parents, educators, and potential career panelists via the website:

The Colorado Virtual Career Fair is a collaboration between the Colorado State Youth Council, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Colorado Association of Career & Technical Education, other Colorado professional education agencies & organizations; and many Colorado school districts.

The design of this fair has an intention of facilitating access and awareness of career path opportunities to students who may or may not have been able to access the options before. Beyond the barrios of geographic location, beyond zip code, beyond regional location and beyond school district - students & families, youth & individuals of any age or grade level are welcome to attend. Explore more:

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StuCo MVHS Announcements

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

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:


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Front Range Community College

Because we care so much about student success, the Admissions department at Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus is pleased to announce a unique scholarship opportunity just for your graduating seniors at Mountain View high school.

This scholarship, in the amount of $533.65, will pay for tuition and fees for one 3 credit class (as shown below) for one lucky student who will be enrolling at FRCC for the upcoming Summer or Fall 2021 semesters. This scholarship can be combined with all other Financial Aid awards.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen by a random draw. To be in the running for the scholarship, all your students need to do is sign up for the drawing – no essays, no minimum GPA requirement.

The deadline for entering the random drawing for the scholarship is Friday, April 16th at 10 am. We don’t want your students to miss out! So please encourage them to sign up quickly.

Please have your students sign up for the scholarship drawing here:

After clicking the link, please have your students create an account. Concurrent enrollment students can simply sign in. This will enter them into the drawing.

The deadline for entering the random drawing for the scholarship is Friday, April 16th at 1o am.

The requirements for the scholarship recipient are as follows:

Attend either Summer or Fall semester 2021

Complete and submit an FRCC application by Friday, April 16th at 10 am

Must graduate high school by Spring semester 2021

The Failure Scholarship

The Failure Scholarship is an annual scholarship award available for graduating, college-bound Colorado high-school seniors. The Failure Scholarship is open to all seniors, regardless of intended field of study in college. Student must submit a creative project (created as a school project or otherwise) that is representative of the individuals own identity and life experiences. Projects of all types will be considered, including, but not limited to visual arts, performing arts, fashion, technology, design, and others. The creative project must be created solely by the applicant, group projects will not be accepted. We want to get to know YOU through your creative project. A 500 – 1,000 word essay about your artwork must be submitted.

Deadline: April 19

First Generation Webinar Series offered by Colorado State University

Saturday April 3rd, at 12:00 PM Student Resource Panel
You may feel like you are coming to college on your own, but you are not ALONE! CSU offers many different programs that offer support and community to students just like you. You will hear about the different resources available to CSU students across campus.

Saturday April 10th, at 12:00 PM Application Case Study
Wondering what it is like to be a college admissions counselor reviewing applications? Join this interactive webinar to be an admissions counselor for the day and make decisions.

Past Announcements

If you missed any of our prior announcements, you may check them out here.

Announcements Monday, September 14, 2020

Announcements Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Announcements Monday, September 21, 2020

Announcements Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Announcements Monday, September 28, 2020

Announcements Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Announcements Monday, October 5, 2020

Announcements Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Announcements Monday, October 12, 2020

Announcements Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Announcements Monday, October 19, 2020

Announcements, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Announcements, Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Announcements, Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Announcement, Thursday, November 5, 2020

Announcement, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Announcement, Thursday, November 12, 2020

Announcement, Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Announcement, Thursday, November 19, 2020

Announcement, Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Announcement, Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Announcement, Thursday, December 3, 2020

Announcement, Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Announcement, Thursday, December 10, 2020

Announcement, Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Announcement, January 5, 2021

Announcement, January 7, 2021

Announcement, January 12, 2021

Announcement, January 14, 2021

Announcement, January 19, 2021

Announcement, January 21, 2021

Announcement, January 26, 2021

Announcement, January 28, 2021

Announcement, February 2, 2021

Announcement, February 4, 2021

Announcement, February 9, 2021

Announcement, February 16, 2021

Announcement, February 18, 2021

Announcement, February 23, 2021

Announcement, March 2, 2021

Announcement, March 4, 2021

Announcement, March 9, 2021

Announcement, March 11, 2021

Announcement, March 23, 2021

Announcement, March 25, 2021

Announcement, March 30, 2021

Announcement, April 1, 2021

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Freshman Tutoring

Freshmen After School Tutoring has begun.

Wednesdays in the cafeteria.

See your counselor or Ms. Barton in the Indian Peaks Office.