Wolf Pack Weekly

March 6, 2020

Important Information

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Midterms are Around the Corner

Midterm exams will take place on March 19th and 20th. School will operate on a minimum day bell schedule both days, releasing at 12:00pm. After school tutoring is available through the PACK program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm, and on March 12th, Link Crew will host its annual Cookies and Cram study session for 9th-grade students after school in room 406.


There are many scholarship opportunities available, and seniors should be checking the Scholarship Board webpage frequently. The webpage features a comprehensive list of scholarships available at the local, state, and regional levels, and the list is sortable by due date. Questions? Contact Mr. Fraimo in the Career Center.

Vista's Got Talent Showcase is March 21st

Mission Vista is excited to be hosting the first-ever Vista's Got Talent showcase, featuring visual and performing arts groups from schools across our District.

Vista's Got Talent is a formal event, showcasing the excellent academic programs and amazing talent where Vista Unified School students will get the important experience of performing in a highly refined atmosphere. You'll get a chance to walk the red carpet and be interviewed by student press while student paparazzi snap beautiful pictures of you in your formal attire. After the reception, enjoy our main event located in the state of the art Mission Vista High School Theater!

Ticket includes finger food and beverages served at the reception party tent before the show. Additional snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during intermission, hosted by MVHS ASB Students.

The event will be sponsored by the Vista Unified Council of PTAs as a fundraiser. The funds collected for this event will be used by the PTA to promote ongoing parent engagement activities across the district.

To purchase tickets, click here.

MVHS Community Engagement Center

Parents: Did you know that we created a place just for YOU? The MVHS Community Engagement Center offers you school and community resources, computer internet access, parent involvement information, support and workshops. The Community Engagement Center is open from 7:30-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and is located in the Administration Building. Our Community Liaison, Mrs. Mora, is bilingual and is accessible to all families. Please stop by and say hello, all are welcome! For questions, additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call 760-758-6800 extension 73988 or email at maribelmora@visatusd.org.

Upcoming Events at MVHS

Monday: Boys Volleyball vs. Kearny(4pm)

Tuesday: Pack Tutoring (3pm, Library)

Tuesday: JV Baseball vs. Morse (3:30pm, Baseball Field); Boys Volleyball vs. Oceanside (4pm, Gym)

Wednesday: Student Senate Meeting (2nd period, Library)

Thursday: Link Crew's Cookies and Cram (9th grade), 2:45-4:00, Room 406; Pack Tutoring (3pm, Library)

Thursday: Boys Varsity Baseball vs. RBV (3:15pm, Baseball Field)

Friday: Girl's Softball vs. Oceanside (3:30pm, Softball Field)

Saturday: JV Baseball vs. San Dieguito (11:00am, Baseball Field)

Link to MVHS Calendar of Events

Learner-Centered Highlights Around Campus this Week

Counseling and Career Center Information

Academic Planning

If students have not yet entered their Academic Plan courses within Aeries student Portal please complete ASAP Academic Success page. Alternates and exceptions resolved during annual Counselor/Student meetings.

Individual meetings are currently taking place. And students must have this complete before their meeting with your counselor. Here is a link to the calendar Individual Academic plan meetings w/Counselor by Teacher

Students, please be aware that starting with the 2020-21 school year, VUSD Board Policy restricts Unscheduled/Free Period to Seniors only! Keep this in mind for upcoming course selection.


College and Career Center

The Career Center is open Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm; come by to research scholarships, colleges, careers or just for information regarding your options after high school

Contact Info:

Salo Faraimo

Career Center Technician


760-758-6800 x 73939

  • Seniors: The Mira Costa Application Workshop will be Tuesday, March 10th and 9am. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 3rd. Come by the Career Center to sign up; you must participate in the campus tour on March 24th.
  • We will have a Mira Costa Ambassador on campus Wednesdays from 2:00-330pm to assist you with your application or if you have questions regarding the different programs at Mira Costa.

  • Scholarships! Don’t forget to submit your scholarship applications! Local scholarships are available and deadlines are coming up. Make sure you check out the Scholarship Bulletin for updates!

  • Juniors: Hispanic Scholarship Fund Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is approaching! YLI is a free, five-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at the University of Southern California (USC). If you are interested see Mr. Faraimo in the career center. Check out the link for more information


March 19 & 20: Midterms

March 21: Vista's Got Talent (3pm, MVHS Library and Theater)

March 30-April 3: Spring Break

April 10th: California Science Testing (CAST)--all 11th and 12th-grade students

April 14-15, 21-22: SBAC Testing--all 11th-grade students


For information about your student's current grades, please click on the link to Parent Portal below.


Calling all Volunteers

We need you! The PTSA Board has openings for next year in the areas of Membership, Parliamentarian, Communications, Fundraising Assistant, Carpool Committee, Scholarship Coordinator, and more. To learn more, please email Julie Kelly: mvhs.ptsa.president@gmail.com.

Coffee with the Principal and Annual Election Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday April 7 at 8am in Room 906 to have a Q&A with Mr. Walden, hear updates from PTSA, and vote for the 2020-2021 Board.


In support of the dual magnet status of Mission Vista HS, the PTSA is pleased to award two $500 scholarships for arts and communications and science and technology. The deadline to submit an application is April 12, 2020. Full details and the application form are available here.

Questions? Email mvhs.ptsa.scholarship@gmail.com.


Tickets are now on sale for the annual Timberwolves Foundation fundraiser, which will be held March 14, 2020.

A Night of Comedy and Magic will take place once again this year at the Vista Optimist Club. Unlike our past Casino Night theme, this year's event will have you in awe and wonder as you enjoy a night of entertainment from talented comedic magicians of The Magic Castle – an exclusive club in Hollywood where magicians celebrate and perform their craft.

Don’t miss out!



Our Vision is to be the model of educational excellence through discovery, innovation, and growth.

Our Purpose is to empower students to be self-directed, creative, and critical thinkers who persevere to positively impact the interconnected world.

We Value mutual respect, collaboration, integrity, originality, and intellectual curiosity that prepare our students to become integral members of society.