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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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)
- Chelsea Eller
- Ashton Gust
- Luci Johnson
- Lauren Muniz
- Sophi Studebaker
- Taylor Sutton
- Lauren Wilson
Thank you for letting these kids have this experience!
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
Speech and Debate Team
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
Lunch Portal for 2022-23 School Year
-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.
Bull Collar Athletes- March
Alyssa Castiglione- Softball
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
2022-2023 Mountain View High School Cheer and Mascot Tryouts
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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/.
- ISAT ELA & Math Parent Explanation Brochure - English
- ISAT ELA & Math Parent Explanation Brochure - Spanish
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.
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.
June 13 – June 30th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays)
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.
Athletics & After School Activities
We appreciate good sportsmanship from all of our guests, adults and students alike.
Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Options
The Social Dilemma
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.
- 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
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.
Saturday Tutoring: enter through the back of the school, new wing
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
Hats, Hoods and Head Coverings
Students, please do not wear hats, hoods or head coverings in the hallways or the classrooms.
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
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.
Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home
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.
We also welcome you to view our website and provide any feedback there as well.
Feel free to email:
Scot Montoya: email@example.com
Don Dicus: firstname.lastname@example.org (website)
Karen Rice: email@example.com (newsletter)