Announcements

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mountain View High School Announcments

We are excited about our return to in-person learning. If you have questions, please contact us.

Yearbook

Senior Picture Information


The MVHS yearbook is forging ahead to create lasting memories for our students and families in this strange school year. We are adjusting dates and still hashing things out, but we wanted to let the community know the date senior pictures will be due: Wed., November 11, 2020.


Please book photographers or let them know about this date. More detailed info will follow soon.

Chromebooks

If you are having issues with your chromebook, please contact Victoria Troup at (970) 613-7813 or victoria.troup@thompsonschools.org OR Robin Williams at (970) 613-7859 or robin.williams@thompsonschools.org.

OPTIONAL CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE FOR FAMILIES

Thompson School District has partnered with One2One Risk Solutions to provide optional accident and loss protection insurance for families for our district Chromebooks. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect families from the full cost of repair or replacement for your district-issued device and limits your responsibility to a per-occurrence deductible (see below).


The protection plan cost is $15 per device and covers the device through the end of the school year against accidental damage, cracked screens, fire, liquid damage, electrical surge and loss/theft (a loss/theft claim requires a police report for coverage). First incident has a zero deductible, second claim on the same device will be a $25 deductible, and the third claim will be a $50 deductible. A loss/theft claim without a police report will require the replacement cost of the device (this varies depending on the make/model of the device). If families want to take advantage of this optional insurance, please visit www.one2onerisk.com and select “Enroll My Device” to get started. Open enrollment ends on September 30th so don't delay. Again, this is optional. Families are not required to get this insurance. This is only for Chromebooks, we have a 3-year warranty on iPad damage if it happens in its case, but no loss protection for iPads.

Technology Community Forum

Thompson School District will present a Technology Community Forum for Families on Thursday, September 24th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Comments and questions are being collected in advance using the online form at https://forms.gle/2v61ErdZgECJKhAX6. This form will also be open during the forum. You can view the forum at the TSD Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuZzIEj4cJ6T7yASDFFf47A.


Agenda:


  • Introduction to TSD Technology for Students
  • Common Issues of Chromebooks and iPads
  • Learning Management Systems and Securly Classroom
  • iPad Management with JAMF School
  • FuelEd and Buzz
  • Media Services
  • Infinite Campus and Parent Portal
  • Information Security on TSD Networks and at Home
  • Q&A Facilitation
  • Tech Support Info and Closing

Class Rings

Hey Sophomores ~ If you are interested in information about class rings from Jostens, please contact Suzy Hass at (970) 613-7802 or suzanne.hass@thompsonschools.org to make arrangements to pick up a class ring packet.

Sources of Strength Meeting

Join us for Sources of Strength Meetings every Thursday during Lunch! We are virtual right now, so join us via the Meeting Link on our Google Classroom! Not in the class? Email Serenity Griffith and ask her to add you!

MVHS Virtual College and Military Visits Calendar

Scan me for access to the College and Military Rep Visits Calendar. You can find every virtual visit for MVHS this year and a link to join the visit in the appointment.
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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES AT MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

GSA Announcement

Are you an Ally or member of the LGBTQ+ community? If so, we would love for you to join the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) for lunch on Thursday. Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/pgy-eqjk-rdn

Model United Nations

Model UN or MUN is a special kind of debate competition that places students into the shoes of the global negotiators whose policy decisions affect everything from armed conflict and nuclear weaponry to economic sanctions and trade agreements. If you're interested in real world issues, debate, and intense competition then this is the club for you. This is an esteemed club recognized by all the Ivy League Colleges as well as international schools and looks good on all college applications.

Sponsor: kelly.evans@thompsonschools.org

Interact Club

Do you want to help others? Do you need community service hours, or just want to network with other youth and adults? Do you want to improve your chances for scholarships? These are all good reasons to join Interact Club. This year, even remotely, we will be making hats, dog toys, and masks.

Sponsor: kelly.evans@thompsonschools.org

Speech and Debate

The MVHS Speech and Debate Team is a perfect opportunity for students interested in improving their public speaking skills, debating relevant topics, advocating for issues that matter to them, acting out hilarious or heart wrenching scripts, and making friends! Team members can compete in a variety of individual and group events, including debate, interpretation, informative speaking, and extemporaneous speaking. There are nearly a dozen opportunities to compete each season, from local meets to the National Tournament. But the best part? You will make lifelong connections with teammates and coaches who are there to help you grow!

The Team meets Tuesday/Thursday after school from 4-6pm. Email a coach to get invited to our google classroom.

Coaches: JD Jacob jd.jacob@thompsonschools.org and Lilly Wadding lilly.wadding@thompsonschools.org

DECA and FBLA

Come Join DECA and FBLA!! What is DECA and FBLA? DECA as well as FBLA are business clubs that give real experience not only the aspects of business but also how to conduct yourself in a similar setting. In the club we travel to different colleges to compete against other high schoolers in “role plays” that force you to think on your feet as well as create a solution to your given problem. On top of this we do many fun events. The commitment is very small as we meet every other week, and have 2-3 actual events for each club. Come to our next chapter meeting September 16th at lunch! Come join us to just learn more about the clubs. If you have any questions or are interested reach out to Mr. Kaufhold at erik.kaufhold@thompsonschools.org or Ms. Bley at erin.bley@thompsonschools.org.

Knitting/Crocheting Club

Why Should You Join MVHS Knitting/Crocheting Club?

Once you get beyond the initial learning curve, knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But unlike meditation, craft activities result in tangible and often useful products that can enhance self-esteem.


If you are interested in joining please fill out this form:

MVHS Knitting/Crocheting Club Interest Form

Thespians

Shakespeare once wrote, "All the world's a stage and we are all players in it" or something like that. Join Thespian Troupe #8169 to produce our theatrical productions. We host multiple showcase events, a student-directed one-act festival, and a red carpet awards show. We also co-produce Mountain View's fall production.

Don't like to be on stage or in front of an audience? No problem! We need tech folks to make our shows happen. Costumes, props, makeup, lighting, sound, even set building. Thespians has a place for everyone!

Join our Google Classroom: ekzs4cy

Join our Remind: text @trp8169 to 81010

Check out our website: www.mvcia.weebly.com

Our first meeting is this Thursday, Sept. 17. Meet code is in our Google Classroom. Can't wait to see everyone there!

LUC Club

LUC Club is having its first meeting on Thursday, September 17th at lunch time 11:55 to 12:25. LUC stands for Latinos United in Community, and all students are welcome to join us. We are meeting on Google Meet and here is the code: meet.google.com/cud-hbky-ojc

Fall Show

Let's say you are a superhero, what would your powers be? Got 'em? Great! Now, let's put them to good use! The MVHS fall theatre production will be a video production this year and we are doing the show Superheroes. It's going to be a blast! If you are interested in being a part of the show, please fill out this form and the production team will be in touch.

**You do not need to have any theatre experience to participate; everyone is welcome!**

We will also need some technical crew, so please fill out the form even if you are not wanting to be on stage.

Boettcher Scholoarship Application

The Boettcher Application is now open!!!

This is a full ride scholarship to any college in Colorado!!!

The deadline is November 1 at 5 p.m. Boettcher Scholarship

Bryce Thompson $100,000 HBCU Scholarship

Bryce Thompson $100,000 HBCU Scholarship - Available to all students who will be enrolling in an HBCU before December 2021 (or are enrolled already)

https://myscholly.com/hbcu/?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b2s&utm_content=scholarships

What to you Meme $30,000 BIPOC Scholarship

What Do You Meme $30,000 BIPOC Scholarship - Available to all students who are Black Identifying, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)

https://myscholly.com/whatdoyoumeme/?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b2s&utm_content=scholarships

Senior Remind Groups

We have set up two Remind groups to stay in communication with parents and students regarding graduation, college visits, and scholarships this year. This system will text you any announcements. We welcome both parents and students to sign up for communications. Families are also invited to join both groups because the information being distributed will be different in each group.

To join the group for updates about graduation and other general senior information: Graduation and Other Senior Information

To join the group for updates on college and scholarship information: College and Scholarship Information

Thank you for your partnership as we support your Senior this year!

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Virtual Visit


An admissions representative from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs is doing a virtual visit for MVHS students on Thursday, September 17 at 11:00am. Join via the Zoom link below!



https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcOCorzksE9MwjTjJpfyPM8TwVBf3bXnp

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Army Recruiters

Meet with our local Army Recruiters every Thursday at 11:50 on Google Meets. Contact Mrs. Griffith for the Google Meets code!
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Colorado State University Virtual Visit


An admissions representative for Colorado State University is having a virtual visit for MVHS students on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00pm.



Students can join via this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/7886123066

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Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University invites you and your students to attend a special virtual NAUnity Day event on Sept. 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. (Arizona/Pacific time).

NAUnity Day brings students from all backgrounds and identities together to explore a welcoming community that embraces academic excellence, learning, diversity, and inclusion.

This virtual event will feature a student panel, presentations from Admissions, First Generation Programs, and Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services. It’s a great opportunity to experience life as a Lumberjack and explore the diverse and inclusive academic environment offered at NAU. All counselors and students are welcome. Visit the link below for counselors and students to register.

Register Today

If you have any questions, call us at (928) 523-5511 or email admissions@nau.edu. We hope to see you and your students there...virtually!

https://nau.edu/admission/special-events

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University, College Station is doing a virtual visit with MVHS! You can join the meeting via this Zoom link: https://tamu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdOqurjwiE9O4E71mh91pzJKqE-AHYqZM

Questions? Contact Serenity Griffith.

You can also find any link to a college/military rep visit on the College and Military Rep Visit calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Y18wY29hczl2ZGZrbGNtZHFxc2VlZDJmZ3Z1MEBncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t

Savannah College of Art and Design


An admissions rep from the Savannah College of Art and Design is doing a virtual visit for MVHS students on Thursday, September 17 @ 9:00am. Join via the Zoom link below!



https://scad.zoom.us/j/2309718033

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Aims Community College Virtual Visit


An admissions representative from AIMS Community College is doing a virtual visit for MVHS students on Thursday, September 17, 10:00am. Join via the Zoom link below!



https://aimscommunitycollege.zoom.us/j/93792735699?pwd=dGV3RlJEYmhmYlJuRGw5bDNXVGIxUT09

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Waiver for the Summer Food Service Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the waiver for the Summer Food Service Program through as late as December 31, 2020. This waiver allows Thompson School District Nutrition Services to offer meals to ALL children 18 months - 18 years old AT NO CHARGE!

Since this is temporary, Nutrition Services encourages ALL families to apply for meal benefits. Apply online at: www.myschoolapps.com or email nutrition@thompsonschools.org for more information.

Past Announcements

If you missed any of our prior announcements, you may check them out here.


Announcements Monday, September 20, 2020

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Official Lions Gear

Get your official lions gear at the Sideline Store. Visit the website www.sidelinestores.com. You can customize your gear online now.

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