Mountain View High School

March 3, 2021 Newsletter

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Announcements and Newsletters

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

MVHS Website

Return to In Person Learning

We are excited to announce that we will return to a full five-day Monday through Friday in-person schedule beginning on Monday, March 22.

Please note that the adjustment will not impact students enrolled in Thompson Connect Online.

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MVHS is offering the ASVAB on March 31 at 9am for interested 11th and 12th graders.

Why take the ASVAB? It can count for the competency graduation requirement for the class of 2022 and beyond, is a great career exploration tool, and is required to enlist in the military (but scores are only shared with the military when a student and guardian sign the specific permission form).

Interested? Sign up here:

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

Join YAC

YAC is a group of high school students from around Loveland who act as a liaison between youth and city council on a variety of different issues.
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Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest

Mountain View High School students, you can win $250 to use towards making your idea a reality and a spot on TV by winning the "Thompson Kids Can Change the World" Contest! Submit your idea for changing the world by going to

Deadline is April 5th.

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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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Athletics, Activities and Clubs

Season C Sports ~ Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Gymnastics

Season C sports are open for registration! Athletes planning to participate in

  • Girls Volleyball (Tryouts starting Thursday, March 11)
  • Boys Soccer (Tryouts starting Monday, March 8th)
  • Gymnastics (Tryouts starting Monday, March 8th at Loveland High School)

can sign up now. Go to and click on 2020-21 Athletic Registration for instructions on how to register. If you have any issues with getting registered, please contact Mae Svendsen (

More specific questions for each sport can be sent to coaches directly. Their contact information is also on the athletic website.

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 (

  • Boys Soccer (official season starts 3/8)
    • Head Coach: Ismael Gallardo:
    • Optional Workouts (start February 8) - M, W, F @4:30-6pm East Soccer Field
  • 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, Th @4:30-6pm Weight Room, Tu @4:15-5:45pm on the track
  • Volleyball (official season starts 3/8)

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 ( so she can send you more information.

Student Announcements

If you would like to review Announcements sent to students, please visit our website Mountain View High School Website. We will post all Announcements and Newsletters under the Announcements Heading.

Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA)

MVMA Needs Your Fundraising Help!

Do you have a student in the MVHS band, choir, orchestra, theatre, or arts programs? Mountain View Music & Arts needs your fundraising help! Please consider participating in our EASY ongoing fundraisers.

1. King Soopers Community Rewards: Link your King Soopers shopping card (the one you use to get store discounts and sale prices) to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization. King Soopers donates to charitable organizations based on the number of participants per organization and the amount they spend (it’s no longer a flat 5%) -- so the more parents (and students!) who link their King Soopers shopping cards to MVMA, the more we will earn! Get started here: (MVMA's organization # is: SB623).

2. AmazonSmile: Link your Amazon account to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate a percentage of what you spend. Get started here: (MVMA’s organization # is 26-4794988). You can also use AmazonSmile on your phone -- just enable it in your Amazon app settings.

3. ShopWithScrip: Sign up for the ShopWithScrip program and install the RaiseRight app on your phone. Before you shop, purchase e-gift cards to spend at the retailer of your choice (750+ retailers are available!). You can also purchase actual gift cards to give as gifts -- perfect for birthdays or holidays! MVMA will earn a percentage of what you spend, which varies by retailer. Get started here: (MVMA’s enrollment code is B28155F75549L).

For more information about MVMA, including fundraising, volunteering, and upcoming events, go to

Thompson School District to Host Community Forum on March 9

Thompson School District to Host Community Forum on March 9

Thompson School District will host a virtual community forum on Tuesday, March 9, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be a great opportunity for visitors to get answers to questions they may have about the district.

The forum will be hosted via Zoom at the link below. Spanish interpretation service will also be available for visitors.

Tuesday, March 9

6:00 PM

Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 966 3555 5138

Passcode: 547019

A form to submit questions for the meeting will be posted on the district website ( on the day of the forum.

Thank you for your support - We hope you will join us!


FRCC is offering a webinar series for TSD students and families. Topics include:

"Benefits of Community College"

"The Free Application Process"

"How to Pay for College"

"What's Next? University Transfer Options at FRCC"

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5th Annual KidsPak Food Drive

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, KidsPak will be conducting our annual food drive in a hybrid method of donations online plus physical goods in local grocery stores.

If you are interested and able to participate this year, you can donate at Or pick up a food-item request sheet at a local grocery store to donate at checkout. Confirmed grocery stores are listed below.

Hays Market of Berthoud, March 8-18th
All 3 Loveland Safeway locations, March 26-28th
Both King Soopers (monetary donations only), March 26-28th
Your support is greatly appreciated!

Looking for a Summer Job?

Do you know a youth looking for a summer job? The Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development's CareerRise team is connecting teens, ages 14-18, to business information and opportunities.

We are hosting two, virtual Summer Employment Nights for youth and their families, where you can expect the following:

  • Hear from a local employer panel about job search best practices and their unique opportunities
  • Learn about paid internships, other summer opportunities & MORE!
  • Apply to the Larimer County Conservation Corps (ages 18-25)

Summer Employment Nights are scheduled for:

-Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for Loveland. Employer panelists currently include: City of Loveland, Culver's, JAX Outdoor Gear, Farm & Ranch, and The Summit.

- Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 5:30-7:00 p.m for Fort Collins. Employer panelists currently include: City of Fort Collins, Urban Air, Walrus Ice Cream, and MORE!

If you have any questions, please contact the CareerRise team at (970) 498-6608, e-mail our team at, or visit the event page at

Affordable Internet Option

Looking for a more affordable internet option? If you qualify for free and reduced meals you may also qualify for monthly $9.95 internet through Comcast. To learn more or apply, visit; or Call: 1-855-846-8376.

Not sure if you qualify for free and reduced? This link will give you more info.

Free and Reduced

Please Help Our Students in Need

The "Clothe our Kids" clothing drive for local homeless and in-need students is asking for:

  • Athletic/sweatpants & sweatshirts in all sizes/genders from 3T to adult XXL

  • All sizes/genders needed for shoes/boots from toddler to adult 13

To donate, please call or text Brenda at 720-839-9218 or email

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Official Lions Gear

Get your official lions gear at the Sideline Store. Visit the website Mountain Lion Spirit Wear. You can customize your gear online now.