MAV Weekly April 15th 2022

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063 (attendance for reporting an absence, please leave a message- it will be received and processed in a timely manner)


Main Office- (208) 855-4050 (call for assistance reaching teachers or admin, general questions on procedures, etc.)


Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website

Calendar

April 11-May 5 iSat Testing

April 25- Collaboration- No School

May 14- Prom Revolution Concert House in Garden City (by the fairgrounds)

May 17- Election Day- Polling Location

May 24- Last Day for Seniors

May 28- Graduation @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

May 30- Memorial Day- No School

June 2- FULL SCHOOL DAY All Grades: 6-12 Last Day of School


West Ada School District 2021-22 Calendar

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2022)

While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2022) when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives.


Let’s all shower teachers in appreciation and share how we love (❤️) like (👍), celebrate (🎉) and care for (😍) our teachers!

We encourage you to tell your student's teacher (s) how much you…
  • Love (❤️) how they encourage your student(s) in special ways
  • Like (👍) what’s happening in their classroom
  • Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
  • Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families

West Ada teachers ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential and it's during Teacher Appreciation Week that we take a moment to truly recognize and appreciate how our district's educators play such a pivotal role in our student's lives—inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

Please note: Messages will be shared publicly via social media during Teacher Appreciation Week. To share photos please email scheppers.nicole@westada.org directly, you can also tag @westadaschools in photos or use #thankateacher.

Teacher Appreciation Week- A Penny For Your Thanks

Dear Parents/Guardians and students- Do you ever wish you had a quick and inexpensive way to express your thanks to educators/coaches who have helped your student(s)? May 2nd kicks off our annual Teacher Appreciation week. This year, we would like to provide our teachers a visual reminder of the many thanks students and parents express through a "penny for your thanks" drive.


Please place a penny for each gratitude in your teachers' jars. This will provide them a visual of how many thank yous our patrons are sending their way. We will collect thank you pennies beginning today and ending May 2nd. Students may place their pennies in the jars located in our main office before/after school or during passing. OR, students may drop off a baggie with names and pennies and we will add them to the jars for them. We appreciate your participation, and as always, please feel free to reach out to your teachers individually with a quick email or note of thanks.

2022-23 Student Registration

Please make sure that your student(s) is completely registered for next year.


To do this please go into your parent power school parent account and do the update contact information form. If you have an incoming 9th grader you must also do the medical form.


In Parent Power School, go to School forms and scroll down to Update Student Registration & medical form. Once finished, the contact form should move to completed forms but the medical will keep coming back to you so just do it once by filling out the update contact information form.


If you don't know your username or password, please contact our registrar, Barb Nelson at nelson.barb@westada.org

FFA State Convention

April 6th-9th we took students to the FFA State Convention in Twin Falls on the College of Southern Idaho campus. We had some competition success, attended workshops, and meet students from around the state. There was a ton of growth in just a few days for these students, and we’ll be seeing more at our State CDEs in Moscow, June 6-10th.

Team members and results for Mountain View Students are listed below.


  • State Degree Recipient: Emily Meredith (12th)
  • Delegate: Emily Lacy (10th)

  • Agricultural Issues: 2nd Place-Rachel Wandell (11th), Peyton Watson (10th)

  • Floriculture: 11th Place out of 38 teams- Aurora Woods (9th)

  • Horse Evaluation: Madelyn Meier (9th), Soraya Hamrick (9th), Claire Johnson (9th)

  • Poultry Evaluation: Alyssa Tomayer (10th)

  • Livestock Judging Invitational: Graham Starn (9th)

  • Other participants:

    • Chelsea Eller
    • Ashton Gust
    • Luci Johnson
    • Lauren Muniz
    • Sophi Studebaker
    • Taylor Sutton
    • Lauren Wilson

Thank you for letting these kids have this experience!

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FCCLA State Leadership Conference

The following students competed this past week at FCCLA State Leadership Conference. If you see them, please congratulate them on a job well done.

Thanks for all your support!


Kate Harper signed with CWI and received a full year scholarship including living expenses from IDAEYC.


Sarah Osborne - Focus on Children: Top Gold (National Qualifier)

Hunter Doan and Kelton Richmond - Professional Presentation: Top Gold (National Qualifier)

Monia Uwera and London Rekemeyer - Chapter Service Project Portfolio: Second Place (National Qualifier)

Delaney Dunlap - Career Investigation: Silver

Brooklyn Stoddard - Menu Planning: Gold


District 3 President: Sarah Osborne

District 3 VP of Development: London Rekemeyer

State First VP: Sierra Lund

State VP of Membership: Elizabeth Danielson

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Speech and Debate Team

Our MVHS Speech and Debate team traveled to Pocatello this weekend for the 2022 State Speech competition! Lynn Tharp (Junior) competed in Communication Analysis, Nicole Sabir (Freshman) was a semifinalist in Original Oratory, Bailey Spaulding (Senior) and Hannah Johnston (Junior) were both finalists in Panel Discussion and Spencer Kleman is the 2022 State Champion in Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Congrats

to all on a wonderful showing!
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Mountain View Production- Tuck Everlasting

Mountain View Players Presents Tuck Everlasting


Invited Dress- April 20 @ 7pm

Performance- April 21-22 @ 7pm

Matinee Performance- April 23 @ 1pm

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Lunch Portal for 2022-23 School Year

The TITAN Family portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:

-Check school menus

-Make online payments to their children's meal accounts

-Remotely monitor their children's account - Set up automatic recurring payments and low balance alerts

-Submit an online application for free or reduced meals (Applications for SY22/23 will be available August 1st)


For the 22/23 school year, lunches will go back to paid status.


For more information see full flyer here.

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors

Hello Senior Parents…

Senior Grad night Celebration is a parent sponsored/run event. The high school does not sponsor or operate the event. We have not been notified of any interest in the party planning. This program, in the past, has needed 5 or more parents to plan and then more to do the chaperoning at the venue. The event has been at Wahooz. If you would like to take the lead in organizing the event, contact Mr. Dicus that you are interested in doing it.


Seniors, please make sure to check with bookkeeper that all your fines are paid, if you have any items out or owe fines, we will hold your Diploma until they are paid. Must be done by

May 20, 2022. Thank you.

Career Center Highlights!

West Ada's College and Career Fair will be on April 25th : INFO HERE


For full Career Newsletter, view here.


Email swafford.kristen@westada.org if you have questions.

Bull Collar Athletes- March

Jack Barker- Baseball

Alyssa Castiglione- Softball

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Athletics

Upcoming Dates:

Girls Basketball: April 26th- Announce new head coach.


Dance: April 26th – Announce new head coach. May 2nd & 3rd – Practice 5:45 a.m. – 7:10 a.m., May 4th- Tryouts 5:45 a.m.- 7:10 a.m.


Cheer: April 19th- Open gym 4:30-6:00 p.m. More information here.


Girls Soccer: May 3rd – Player/Parent Meeting 6:00 @ Stadium bleachers.


Swim: April 21st – Informational meeting 7:30 p.m. @ Mountain View lecture hall.


Football: Registration information here


Looking for score updates, schedules, and rosters? Check the Southern Idaho Conference webpage here


Many of our athletic events are streamed live online. Visit the NFHS network to watch the Mavs in action. High School Sports Online - Stream Live & On Demand (nfhsnetwork.com)


Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here


*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (westada.org)

Cheer Information

2022-2023 Mountain View High School Cheer and Mascot Tryouts


New Coaches:

Varsity Head Coach and Program Director: Allie Howell

Varsity Assistant Coach: Chyrell Debenham

Junior Varsity Head Coach: Ellie Drake

Assistant Coach: Jentry Nield

Head to our instagram @mtn.viewcheer for information about our new coaches, open gyms, and tryouts


Open Gyms:

Come work on stunts, tumbling, cheers, and jumps prior to tryouts. Meet your new coaching staff and get feedback on what you can work on prior to tryouts. Available to all MVHS eligible 8th graders, freshman, sophomores, and juniors.


Tuesday, April 19th

Thursday, April 21st

Tuesday, April 26th

Thursday, April 28th

4:30 pm - 6:00pm


Tryouts:

Register for open gyms and tryouts here.


All information for the open gyms, the mandatory parent meeting, and tryouts will be communicated to the contact information submitted through the form above. Please make sure it is completed to stay in the loop.


Mandatory Parent Meeting (Location TBD) -

  • Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm

Tryout Clinic (Upstairs South Gym) -

  • Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, May 4th from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tryout Evaluations (Upstairs South Gym) -

  • Thursday, May 5th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Team Results will be posted on the gym door on Friday, May 6th by 5:00 pm

If you have any questions, please email the head coach at: mvhsmavs.cheer@gmail.com

Student Handbook: TECHNOLOGY: Using Your Device

District Policies and Program Guidelines

One-to-One devices are school property and all users are required to follow West Ada School District Policy, West Ada School District Student Handbooks, all guidelines published on the “West Ada One-To-One” web site, and relevant school/classroom rules. Relevant district policies can be found here:

  • 502.81: Student Technology and Internet Acceptable Use
  • 502.82: Student Data Privacy and Security
  • 605: Instructional Technology
  • West Ada Student Handbooks


Privacy

Applications and services offered through the district’s Microsoft 365 domain, including e-mail, are not to be considered private. Any messages sent or received, and any files created or saved through the system are available for review. For example, this content may be viewed by School/District administration during an investigation, or by West Ada School District's Technology Department during the review of a possible policy violation. Students should not have any expectation of privacy concerning their use of district devices, including but not limited to websites, apps/applications, e-mail content, and browser history.


District Technology and Account Usage

Use of any district technology or district provided accounts, including Microsoft 365, for harassment, bullying, or any inappropriate use is not allowed and may result in potential disciplinary actions up to and including, loss of privileges, suspension or expulsion, and notification of law enforcement when appropriate.


Saving Documents

Students are expected to save work in designated cloud storage locations (OneDrive), school/teacher designated locations available through Microsoft 365 accounts or other applications that are authorized by West Ada School District. Any work saved directly on the device will NOT be backed up during the device troubleshooting or re-imaging. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure work is not lost due to device failure or accidental deletion.


Student E-Mail

Students are assigned a district e-mail account through the district’s Microsoft 365 domain. This account should only be used for school related activities. The district may restrict e-mail communication, allowing only student-to-staff messaging to occur. This restriction is set based upon the student’s grade level and will be determined by the West Ada School District. No other e-mail account should be used for school-related activities or for communicating with teachers and district staff. Student e-mail accounts and account content are the property of West Ada School District. Use of these accounts must be in compliance with district policy and are subject to search at any time.


Screensavers and Background Photos

If the West Ada School District device policies permit, students may change background photos and screen savers. Inappropriate media may not be used as a screensaver or background photo. Presence of guns, weapons, pornographic materials, inappropriate language, alcohol, drugs, gang-related symbols, or pictures may result in disciplinary actions (Policy 502.81).


Sound, Music, Games, and Programs

Applications and digital content to support classroom learning will be provided by the district. Students will not be allowed to add or install their own applications on school devices. Educational activities and storage use will take priority over personal use. The district reserves the right to clear the device of all personal sound, music, games, or programs as needed for educational activities and storage.


Photos and Videos Taken with the Device

Students may not take photos or videos of other students, staff, or anyone without their permission. The possession, forwarding, or uploading of unauthorized photos or videos to any website, network storage area, or sharing with another person is strictly forbidden. In addition, photos and video taken with the device may not be used to slander, bully, or denigrate any student, staff member, or anyone on or off the campus at any time. Photos and videos taken with the device are for educational purposes only and should be directly related to classroom assignments, projects, and areas of study.


Video Conferencing

Any inappropriate use of video conferencing services may result in disciplinary action. All video messaging or video conferencing activities are to be in support of a student’s education. Students are obligated to following these guidelines and meet all online meeting expectations designated by teachers. Good video messaging practices include:

  • Start video messaging/conference calls with video off and your microphone muted.
  • When possible blur your background or set a background effect.
  • Ensure you are in a quiet area that is free from disrupting background noises and activities.
  • Do not allow other people to be seen in the background (District staff may request a parent to verify that they are present and authorize video use).


Off-Campus Internet Access

Students may connect to other secure wireless networks through their device settings when not at school. When district devices are used at home or at any other location and are connected to the internet, the District’s Internet Filter will restrict access to content to the same levels as those in West Ada schools.

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Information

What is the ISAT? Each year, students in grades 3-8 and once in high school, during 10th grade, take the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to determine whether they have achieved the standards for their grade level and subject area. There are tests for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), Mathematics and Science. The ISAT summative assessment is administered during the last 8 weeks of the school. It consists of two parts: a computer-adaptive test and performance tasks that are given on the computer.

What are the main objectives of the assessment?

  • To give an indication of both student achievement and growth of student learning as part of program evaluation and school, district, and the state accountability system.
  • To provide a valid, reliable, and fair measures of students’ progress toward, and the attainment of the knowledge and skills required to be college and career ready.
  • To capitalize on the strengths of computer-adaptive testing — efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement with quick turnaround of results.

When is the ISAT given? The ISAT summative assessment is administered during the last 8 weeks of the school year. Testing at MVHS will begin April 11. Why is the ISAT given? These tests are administered to provide ongoing monitoring of individual, school, district, and state progress. Academic proficiency is more than scores. Competency in all academic areas is the goal for every child. This once a year (summative) test is an important component of the statewide student assessment system as stated in IDAPA 08.02.03.111.06. New ISAT Assessment Resources Webpage Available for Parents Idaho parents can learn more about state tests and their child’s performance using a new interactive website available from the Idaho State Department of Education. The SDE, working with the state’s testing company, developed new reports for parents and a new website for parents to dig deeper into what their child’s results mean. The new resource webpage is available at http://testscoreguide.org/id/.

How can I help my student?

Ensure they attend school regularly and participate in their classes and coursework.

Ensure they are getting adequate sleep and nutrition.

Ensure they understand these assessments are relevant and that they should do their best when they take them.

From Previous Newsletters

Honor Designation Grade Pull

Just a reminder the grade pulls to determine Honors Designations for graduation will be pulled at 8:00 am on Monday, May 2. You will need to work with your teachers to ensure that your grades are up to date for this purpose.


Per district policy 603.21 Honor's designations for graduation will be calculated based on the student's current cumulative Weighted GPA on the specified day.


The Honor's designations will be as follows.

Highest Honors: 4.1-5.0 (or students with a 4.0 who have earned an associate degree from an accredited institution) 3 Cords: Blue, Green & Silver


High Honors: 3.77-4.099 2 Cords: Blue & Green


Honors: 3.5-3.7699 Silver Cord


Honor Graduate speakers will be chosen by the senior class, from the pool of seniors, in the top 10% of the class on May 2.


No changes made to a student's grade after May 2 will alter an honors designation for the purpose of graduation.


If you have questions please contact the Senior Vice Principal, Don Dicus or the counseling office.

Summer School

Does your student need to take summer school?


Online registration for Summer School will open on Monday, March 28th.

Summer School is IN-PERSON at Meridian High School.

*It is expected that students will attend in-person if they sign up for summer school.


Session 1:

June 13 – June 30th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays)


Session 2:

July 6th – July 21st: The first week of the 2nd session will run Wednesday – Friday (7/6-7/8) to accommodate the July 4th holiday. The next 2 weeks will run as follows: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays).


To view full flyer, click here.


Access West Ada summer school details and information on our district’s website.


Please contact your student’s counselor for registration questions.

*For online summer course options, please contact your student’s counselor.

Safety First

Please always put safety first. Driving in our parking lot and in front of the businesses along Millennium Way needs to be safer. Please sloooooooowwwww down and watch for pedestrians.

Athletics & After School Activities

When students attend athletic events and/or after school activities, students are expected to be on their best behavior. If students are asked to do something, like move seats, stop doing something, speak kindly, etc., students are expected to comply. If students do not comply, they can be suspended from attending future athletic events.


We appreciate good sportsmanship from all of our guests, adults and students alike.

Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Options

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Locker Room Lockers

If your student uses a gym locker for PE or athletics, please remind them to always lock their personal items in their locker. We are unable to prevent theft when things are just left out. This is the purpose of lockers. Thank you for your help!

The Social Dilemma

Parents/Guardians and Student,


Please consider watching the film, the Social Dilemma on Netflix.

Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

See Something- Say Something

Safety is our top priority!


If you see something happening that is unsafe, we would like you to report it, you can do so from our homepage. Look for the icon shown here.


You can also report something directly, here.

Be On Time!

It's a new semesters, so it's a fresh start for tardies! If your student has more than 3 tardies (T or TL) in a class, he/she will need to serve detention until the number is back to or below 3 per class.


Guardians and students, being on time is important. There are a handful of students in the hallways after the final bell has rung. The majority of tardies are seen 1st period and 3rd period. Please plan ahead and leave for school earlier and modify lunch plans to not be late. Please monitor your student's PowerSchool weekly to check their grades, attendance and tardies.

We play music with 2 minutes remaining in the passing period, this is the signal to students that class is starting soon. Students, please be on time. Guardians, please speak with your student about the importance of not being late.


Lunch detention for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.

Lunch detention is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Attendance

  • Taking a Trip or Vacation? If you know you are going to pull your student out of school for a trip or vacation, or any extended period of time, please have your student pick up a Pre-Approved Absence sheet from the main office. This helps us track attendance and helps your student get organized in their classes prior to being gone.
  • If you need to check your student out, please do so by calling the attendance office ahead of time. To get your student out of class, please call 45 minutes prior to the time you will be here to pick them up. If your student has an appointment in the morning, please call the day prior to the appointment. We appreciate your support!
  • If a student is absent please call the attendance line to report their absence.
  • Students that are in quarantine will attend school remotely and will not be marked absent.
  • Our school funding this year is based on attendance. Absences = less money for Mountain View High School. Please be in class. Teachers will be instructing bell to bell for maximized learning opportunities.
  • Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

MAV TIME: See Your Teachers Before School For Extra Help

MAV Time is time before school that is available to students that need extra help or want some one-on-one time with their teachers to improve their learning.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 7:10-7:40am is MAV time.
Students can make arrangements to see their teachers or stop by their room for help.

Writing Center

Need help cleaning up a paper? Come visit the writing center!


This year the Writing Center is being held in room 106.


Writing Center Updated Hours:

Tuesday before school

Thursday before school

Saturday Tutoring: enter through the back of the school, new wing

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Self-Care

It is important that we are always practicing self-care. Students should be getting enough sleep, nutrition and practicing self-care daily. Rest, eating habits and daily routine effect their ability to be successful in school. Students can reach out to their counselor for help.

Synchronous Instruction- Students out for Illness

The high school principals and the school district have determined that we would provide the following consistent practices in all of our buildings when a student is on quarantine.


  • All assignments / resources on TEAMS - TEAMS structure is consistent within each building
  • Synchronous learning opportunities are provided for students during direct instruction
  • Assessments will be taken in the building



Tips and Tricks for Students at Home

1. Go to Teams

2. Check Weekly Agenda – follow directions

3. Complete tasks – Join class on time, if live

4. Submit work according to class instructions

5. Still confused? Email your teacher (use school email, include period in subject line, ask a specific question)

Idaho Standards Command Responses for Schools

Safety is our top priority. Police have worked together, from around the state, to create the command responses below. These posters are hung in every classroom at MVHS. Please review these commands. The more students, parents and teachers are familiar with these commands, the more safe our school is when a commands is used.
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Lost & Found

Lost and found items are collected throughout the month and placed under the stairway area, near the front entrance of the school. Items will be donated at the end of each month. If you lose something, please go through the lost and found prior to the end of the month.

Hats, Hoods and Head Coverings

Hats, hoods and head coverings are not allowed while in the building. The reason is for safety. We want to be able to see everyone's face and identify students, both in person and on our camera system.


Students, please do not wear hats, hoods or head coverings in the hallways or the classrooms.

ID Badges

Students should wear their ID badges every day. This is a safety issue and it provides students with building access. Students are expected to wear their badge on a lanyard daily.

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

Please check PowerSchool regularly to monitor your student's grades, attendance and tardies. If students need academic support, see the academic support section in the newsletter for MAV time and tutoring opportunities.


Students have been given notice if they are exceeding tardies. Students are allowed 3 tardies per class, any beyond 3 requires a lunch detention be served. Lunch detention is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each month. Please help your student check so they don't lose credit.


Thanks for supporting your student(s).

Substitutes Needed: Parents, Please Consider Subbing for MVHS

Parents and Guardians,


We are in a district wide sub shortage. Please consider signing up to be a substitute teacher for West Ada School District. If you want to make arrangements to sub for MVHS, this can be worked out.


Check out substitute information here.

COVID Information:

Illness at School

Parents and students,


If your student is feeling ill at school, and they text you, please be sure to have your student report to our health office. It is important that the school nurse be involved and the nurse will contact you if your student needs to leave campus.


Thank you!

Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home

The best way to stop the spread is to stay home if you are feeling ill.

Please see the childhood illness page to help you decide if you should come to school or not. If you stay home, a guardian should call the school's attendance line and let them know you are out for illness. Then students should check teams for assignments and work on class work.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback. Please let us know if we are missing items in our newsletter.

We also welcome you to view our website and provide any feedback there as well.

Feel free to email:

Scot Montoya: montoya.scot@westada.org

Don Dicus: dicus.don@westada.org (website)

Karen Rice: rice.karen@westada.org (newsletter)

Newsletter Location

Weekly newsletters can be viewed through our website, toward the bottom.