Mountain View High School

October 20, 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to Mountain View High School. Home of the Mountain Lion. Our motto is: PRIDE!

Be Present
Show Respect
Get Involved
Honor Diversity
Give Effort

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Safety and safe practices are #1 as we return to in-person learning. Wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a safe physical distance from others are some of the requirements for your child to return to in-person learning in Thompson School District.

You will need to sign an acknowledgement stating that you are aware and will agree to the requirements set forth by TSD and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. This can be found in Infinite Campus. Please see the video below (in English and Spanish) to help you locate this acknowledgement. If you would prefer to sign a paper copy, please contact your child's school.



Fire Evacuations: Hotels, Pet Boarding & Assistance

FREE hotel rooms through The Red Cross for those who are evacuated.
Call 1 800.417.0495 to find out where to go to be given a hotel room.

Larimer Humane Society is boarding pets for free. 970.226.3647 and use extension 7.

House of Neighborly Service is providing:
1 week’s groceries-2X month
Clothing, bedding, household items
Prescription assistance
Utility assistance
Call 970.342.2273

Return of School Materials

This Friday will be the end of semester classes. If you have school property (eg. books, cameras, art supplies and consumer family science supplies, etc.) and will not be taking the class the second quarter, you will be required to return this materials upon return to school next week.

Please bring the materials to the front office. You can hand these to either Ms. Hass or Ms. Bair thru their windows. We will provide sticky notes for you to clearly put your first and last name on for each item that you are returning.

If you have questions about what needs to be returned, please contact your teacher.

Model UN

Our Model UN competed over the weekend in the virtual Adams State University Collegiate Conference. Students discussed issues ranging from the Lebanese issue, mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, to the situation in Hong Kong and more. Alana Joslin and Ashley Campbell each won Distinguished Delegate (2nd). Magdalena McKee and Eloise Nelson each won Honorable Delegate (3rd). All of Model UN worked hard on their research and position papers and did a great job!


October is Domestic violence awareness month. DECA needs your help to gather supplies for donation to the local women's shelter. The shelters are in need of female hygiene products, toiletries, diapers and baby formula and warm clothing for the winter ahead. We will have boxes for donations in front of the school buildings. We will be taking donations everyday until October 30th.

Campus Student and Campus Parent Mobile Apps

Did you know that you can have access to your student and parent portal accounts on your smart phone?

Once the app has been downloaded, you can set notifications for attendance as noted below.

Portal App notifications:

Notifications are available through the Campus Student and Campus Parent mobile apps, if enabled by your school. You may need to enable notifications on your device as well, in addition to the app settings.

  1. Before you log in, mark Stay Logged In to receive notifications.
  2. After logging in, click the user menu in the top right and then click Settings and Notification Settings.
  3. From there, indicate which types of notifications you'd like to receive and set the threshold for notifications. For example, indicate if you only want to receive Assignment notifications if the score is below 70%.
  4. Click Save

Below are the directions in English and Spanish

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CareerWise Apprenticeship

Announcing a NEW Apprenticeship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors!

  • What: Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship - 2 positions available! Manufacturing Production Technicians set up, test, adjust and run manufacturing machinery and equipment.
  • Where: Tolmar Pharmaceuticals - 1201 Cornerstone Dr, Windsor, CO - Less than a 30 minute drive from all of our high schools. Tolmar is a pharmaceutical manufacturer specializing in dermatological and oncology medications. This is a clean-room environment.
  • Duration: 3 year apprenticeship. Position begins January 2021
  • Salary and Certificate: $13.25/hr to start, $14.25/hr after completing MSSC modules, apprentices earn the MSSC Certified Production Technician industry certification. Over the three years, apprentices earn at least $30,000!
  • Credits: Students earn 1.5 elective credits per semester and can earn additional credits for work performed during breaks and summer
  • Qualifications: Open to Juniors and Seniors. Students must be 16 by January 2021 and pass a background check and drug screen. On track for on-time graduation.
  • Deadline to apply: October 23, 2020
  • Website: All of this info is also found on our Work-Based Learning page:


Each week we will be spotlighting staff at Mountain View. This week we will introduce English Language, English Language Diversity and Credit Recovery Departments.


Heidi Albin ~ Credit Recovery Teacher

This is Mrs. Albin's first year at Mountain View High School. She is our Credit Recovery Teacher. She helps students get caught up on missing credits and also helps students find ways to improve in all aspects of life. Before coming to MVHS she taught science for 11 years.

"My favorite thing about MVHS is the students and I'm really excited to get to meet them in person soon!"

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English Language Arts

Robert Eberle ~ English Teacher

Mr. Eberle has been at Mountain View High School since the opening!! He is located in Room D223. His favorite response to what he can help you with is "stuff and things".

" I love the great community Mountain View has."

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Matt Hall - English/Journalism Teacher/Coach

Mr. Hall has been at Mountain View High School for 9 years and is located in Room F228.

"I am a teacher, and I love my job serving my community. I will help students and families navigate the intricacies of what it takes to be a good student and help them figure out what they need to do to be successful once they leave our building. I love MV and all the relationships I've built with students, staff, and families".

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Kara Holland ~ ELA Teacher

This is Mrs. Hollands second year at Mountain View High School. She is located in Room D219. Her background is mostly in writing, so if you need any prompts, tips, feedback, or anything else, she would love to help!

"I love being a part of the Freshman Seminar program! Also, I am excited about Creative Writing as I am trying out a self-paced class this year."

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Matt Holland ~ English Language Arts

This is Mr. Holland's first year at Mountain View High School. He is located in Room F120. He loves poetry and always has a poem to recommned! Prior to becoming a teacher he did content writing for a website based company for five years, so he has alot of experience writing for the web. He is excited to be at MVHS and would love to help in any way he can.

"The entire staff at MVHS is amazing and has been extremely welcoming! Everyone truly has students' best interests at heart, and it's awesome to be a part of the team."

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JD Jacob - ELA Teacher/Speech and Debate Coach/Musical Theatre Tech

This is Mr. Jacob's 2nd year at Mountain View High School and he can be found in Rabbit Ears, Room F129. He can help student and staff with writing and all things politics/debate.

"Mountain View HS's musical is the best in the district. The best people, the best musicians, the best facilities, the best staff."

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Jay Lowndes ~ ELA & LISA Teacher & LISA Coordinator

Mr. Lowndes, aka JLOW, has been at Mountain View High School since it opened it's doors. This will be year 21 for Mr. Lowndes. Mr. Lowndes is able to help with...........all things Englishie........most things LISAie.

"I LOVE our staff! they are THEE greatest group of people I have ever worked with!"

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Julianne McMahon ~ English Language Arts Teacher/Director of Theatre

Ms. McMahon is currently in her 4th year of teaching at Mountain View High School, but she also spent 4 years here as a student back in the day. She is located in Mummy Range D225, if not there, then the auditorium.

Ms. McMahon teaches and loves all things English related. This semester she has regular and PreAP English 10, but has also taught English 9 and 11 in the past. Next semester she is looking forward to teaching acting and advanced acting, creative writing and crminology.

"I love that Mountain View feels like home. Since I graduated college with my teaching degree, I knew that I wanted to be back at Mountain View. I loved my high school experience here and I want to share and give that to the students that walk the halls now."

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Leanne Porzycki - English/Language Arts Teacher

Mrs. Porzycki is located in Indian Peaks, Room E126 and has been at Mountain View High School for 4 years. She loves to talk to students and staff about reading and good books to read. Read all the books!

"I really enjoy the variety of people at MV, both staff and students. I am constantly amazed by the knowledge and interests that we bring to this school and how we use our differences to make us better."

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Lilly Wadding ~ English Language Teacher

My name is Lilly Wadding. I am a second-year teacher here at Mountain View High School. I am located in room F128. I teach Freshman Seminar, English 10, LISA Pre-AP English 10, and English 11. My favorite thing about MVHS is the strong sense of community I get from staff and students. Everyone at Mountain View is committed to creating a positive, inclusive, and encouraging environment and I'm grateful I get to be a part of it as well. This year, I'm excited to transform my teaching practice into something versatile and fun in both a virtual and physical space.
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English Language Development Department

Stephanie Hindes ~ ELD Teacher

Ms. Hindes can help students in her classes and those who have exited the ELD program (up to 4 years after they exit) with passig classes, communicating with teachers and parents, and guiding them towards graduation. She helps staff with students who need more support in their classes, tips for students who are multilingual and information about students to support their success.

This is Ms. Hindes second year at Mountain View High School.

"I love how the MVHS staff works together like a team. I am excited about using a lot more technology in my teaching and being very creative with online learning."

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Like everything else, Parent Teacher Conferences will look a little different this year.

Parent Teacher Conference will be held by phone or google meets by signing up for bookable appointments on:

  • Thursday, November 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Your student's teacher will be sharing the calendar link to book appointments. Watch for this in teachers weekly newsletters.


Mountain View High School will be closed on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Picture Make up and Retake Days

For thosee students that did not have their picture taken on either August 27th or August 31st for portraits and student IDs, Lifetouch will be here on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th. You can order pictures on with the Picture Day ID: EVTKD2KTW.

For students that had their pictures taken, potrait proofs, potraits and student IDs will be deliviered when we return to school.

If you want to retake your picture, simply return your original purchased package on October 26th (Group A Students) or October 27th (Group B Students).

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.


This FORM will give consent for MVHS educators to work with your child in a 1-1 format on Google Meet. For example, if your child needs individual tutoring or wants to meet with his/her counselor to discuss schedule, he/she may not do so 1-on-1 without this permission form submitted by a parent. To make your life easier by not signing an individual form for EVERY teacher or counselor whom your child may want to work with, this form covers all staff,

Micro Learning Labs FREE to TSD Students/Families

House of Neighborly Services is offering free "Micro Learning Labs" for TSD students. Labs will offer tutoring, educational help, activities/games, SEL lessons, and free snacks!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 3:00-5:30pm.

Call to sign up 970-342-2274. Or 970-343-2275 for Spanish.

Organization is also looking for volunteer coaches and tutors (call to sign up to volunteer).

Glasses & Eye Exams for Loveland Residents

One of Loveland Lions Club’s vision projects is to help low income Loveland residents purchase needed eye exams and glasses.

Meet the qualifications for being low income and be in need of assistance
Reside in Loveland at least 1 year

Aspen Club (Medical Center of the Rockies)
The Chilson Senior Center
The Community Kitchen
Disabled Resources Service Services
The House of Neighborly Service
Seasons Club (McKee Medical Center)
and School Nurses in the Thompson School District

Loveland Lions Club
P.O. Box 928
Loveland, CO 80538



Pickup for FoodPaks during remote learning time will be every Friday from 11am-1:30pm at Mountain View High school or one of the other locations listed below. Stop by the location most convenient for you and ask for a KidsPak weekend foodpak (no sign up necessary). Students you can pick a paks up for yourself, or parents may pick up with their student in the vehicle.

Mountain View High School 3500 Mountain Lion Dr Loveland, CO

Bill Reed Middle School 370 W 4th St. Loveland, CO

Berthoud High School 850 Spartan Ave Berthoud, CO

Sarah Milner Elementary 743 Jocelyn Dr Loveland, CO

Conrad Ball Middle School 2660 N Monroe Ave Loveland, CO

Laurene Edmonson Elementary 307 W 49th St Loveland, CO

BF Kitchen 915 Deborah Dr Loveland, CO

Winona Elementary 201 S Boise Ave Loveland, CO

Lucile Erwin Middle School 4700 Lucerne Ave Loveland, CO

Cottonwood Plains Elementary 525 Turman Dr Fort Collins, CO

Lincoln Elementary 3312 N Douglas Ave Loveland, CO

Upcoming Classes at the Loveland Museum

Join us for art classes for kids, teens and adults at our easily socially-distanced BEET Education Center!

Studio Tour- Art Activity Workshops

$3 per person- must register (limited space)

Kids age 6 and older can attend on their own or register with an adult.

Kids age 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshops will be instructed by Tracie Jenkins, Jennie Milner or Amanda Gress.

All supplies included

· Thursday, October 15th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

· Saturday, October 17th, 11:30 am – 12:30

· Saturday, October 17th, 1pm - 2 pm

Kids Art Classes

$30 non-members, $24 Museum members for each class

For kids in grades 1-5

Meets from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructed by Pat Saunders-White

All supplies included

November 5- Magical Landscapes (painting)

November 12- Dogs and Cats (painting)

November 19- Wacky Wire Sculptures (Wire and embellishments)

December 3- Standout Snowmen (Paint and embellishment)

December 10- Clay Villages (model magic)

December 17- Wild Ornaments (variety of materials)

Teen Art Classes

$30 non-members, $24 Museum members for each class

For students in grades 6th -12th

Meets from 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructed by Pat Saunders-White

All supplies included

October 20- Abstract Paintings (acrylics)

November 10- Dripping Trees (acrylics)

December 8- Pinecone Wreaths

Adult Art Classes

Fee: $50 non-members, $40 Museum members

Ages: 16+, 1-4 pm

All supplies included

October 14Learn to Draw (variety of media)

October 20Abstracts (acrylic)

October 21Rocky Mountains in Pastel (pastels)

October 22Dripping Trees (acrylic)

October 28Animal Attitudes (acrylic)

December 2Stream in Rocky Mountain National Park (oils)

October 28Mountain Cabin (pen and ink)

Adult Art Class- Progressive Skills

Fee: $125 non-members, $100 Museum members

Ages: 16+, 1-4 pm

Bring your own supplies and progressively build your skill over a three week workshop

November 4, 11, 18Progressive Oil Painting: How to Paint Water (oil paint)

Class Registration Link:

Have a class suggestion? Email me back and let me know!

Covid – 19 Information

What you need to know:

For the health and safety of our staff and students, classroom precautions following safety guidelines will be in place regarding COVID-19. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

- Students and staff must wear a facial covering or mask at all times.

- COVID-19 screening questionnaire must be filled out at class check in.

- Registration capacity is set at 8 per class.

- In class, we promote healthy hygiene practices.

- Regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces between uses.

- Promote social distancing with individual work spaces.

- Supplies are individualized or sanitized between uses.

The Loveland Public Library is collaborating with Front Range Community College to provide Virtual Bilingual Community Outreach Series.

Sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon on 3 different days:

Tuesday, October 27

Tuesday, November 3

Tuesday, November 17

10-11am and 6-7 pm.

Please share with families who may be interested in learning about college opportunities for themselves or their children.

Houska Halloween Community Blood Drive

Houska Automotive is hosting their 19th annual blood drive and will offer two 2 big incentives for people to donate:

Receive a gift card for a pint of ale at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing.
Each donor’s name will be entered to win a $1,000 credit toward any set of Goodyear Tires redeemable at Houska Automotive.

Friday, Oct. 30, Garth Englund Blood Center, 1025 ennock Pl., FC. Call 970-482-0156 or sign up online.

Clothing Drive Seeking Donations for Local Students

Clothe Our Kids' Clothing Drive provides clothing for local students in need, and they are gearing up for winter. The organization needs donations of coats and snow boots, especially for elementary students. Any help is appreciated.

For drop off locations please call/text Brenda at 720-839-9218, FB PM or email for more information.

Also visit their Facebook page for more details.

Please review any past newsletters here:

August 19

August 25

August 31

September 15

September 22

September 29

October 6

October 13

If we didn't answer your question here, please feel free to contact any of us here at MVHS to help!

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