News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

October 15, 2021

Reminder: No school October 21-22

There will be no school for students on Thursday, October 21, and Friday, October 22, due to MEA break.

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16 students named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Mounds View Public Schools is proud to announce 16 semifinalists for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join about 16,000 students nationally competing for scholarships in this highly competitive program. Finalists will be announced in February. Read more here.


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24 named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Mounds View Public Schools is proud to announce 24 Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join about 34,000 students nationally who will receive letters of commendation from this highly competitive program. Read more here.

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School menu changes

The District has been experiencing the same supply chain issues that other school meal programs, restaurants and grocery stores have experienced throughout the pandemic. Due to these disruptions, schools may have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus based on availability of certain items. Please know that we are still committed to ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day. Thank you for your patience as we sort through these supply chain issues.


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COVID-19 resources

Visit moundsviewschools.org/covidresources for resources about testing, vaccines and more. The website also includes weekly updates on District-wide and school-specific COVID-19 positive cases and quarantines.

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Chaperones needed for ski and snowboard club

Community Education is looking for volunteer chaperones for its after school ski and snowboard program. Chaperones help take attendance and maintain order on buses, among other responsibilities. Chaperones will receive a free lift ticket, rental equipment and lesson each night. It is preferred that chaperones commit for all eight weeks of the program. As with all school volunteers, a routine background check will be required.


Contact the ski supervisor at your child’s school for information. Skiing/snowboarding is not required. Learn more about the program here.

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Apply for educational benefits

This school year, meals are free for all students thanks to federal funding. No application is necessary to receive free meals. But there are other reasons you should fill out the Application for Educational Benefits. Complete the form and you could get reduced rates on fees for school activities, home internet, academic tests, transportation and college applications. In some cases, these services could be free.


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