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  2     BDTW Juniors Ou-Z 8:00-3:10 Sm Gym
  3     Staff Development Day- No School, Campus Closed
1-4    City of Angels Musical in Theater
  8     Coffee with Kevin 8:30am WSC 118
  8     Academic Boosters Mtg 10am WSC 118
Mr Mustang , 7pm Theater  
  9     Site Council Meeting 3:30 WSC 118
10     PTSA Meeting 10:30-11:45 Conf Rm
Junior Prom at Scottish Rite Center
13     Sr Dodgeball Week
13     Sr Parent Meeting in Theater  at 6pm

15     Area Band Festival   7-9pm Gym
16     Evening of Speech & Debate in Theater
20     March Madness Week 
21     Senior Class Meeting during Access

23     Minimum Day /PD 
23-24         Choral Pops Concert  in Theater
27-31         ASB Elections  
27-31         CAASP Testing Block Schedule


3/7    WASC prompt  
3/14  Department Meeting Collaboration
3/21  Department Meeting Collaboration
3/23  PD  12:30 campus closed
                12:45 Pizza for all staff in library 
                  1pm Sign in/Announcements/WASC focus
3/28  CAASP Block Schedule- no Tuesday meeting


3/1    Athletic PE Applications due to Ms Nino in Counseling
3/2    All Student Recognition projects due to Mrs Keefer
3/1-8 Online Portal open for student course selection
3/9    Signed Course Selection forms returned to English classes
3/10  College Connect student applications due to Ed Services


Library Schedule
3/2  - closed all day for district meeting
3/23 – closed afterschool at 12:30pm for PD
5/3, 5/5, 5/11, 5/12  closed all day for AP testing

Congratulations to the MV wrestlers who competed in the NCS Championships last Friday and Saturday.  Each wrestler came away with at least one win in the tournament, with strong performances, all around.  Grant Huston & Troy Morris made it to day two with several impressive day 1 wins against tough opponents.  A special congratulations to Troy Morris for placing 6th out of 40 outstanding wrestlers in the 170 weight class.  Come out next year and join the wrestling team next winter - they're on their way up!


CITY OF ANGELS AT MV:  Oscars have you in that Hollywood mood? Keep it going by coming to see City of Angels, the award winning musical performed by MV drama, choir, and band!  Wednesday thru Saturday at 7pm in the theater. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or in the quad this week! 


LEADERSHIP INTERVIEWS LUNCH IN 209: Meetings at lunch this week.  Attention Mustangs!! Are you interested in running for an elected position or interviewing for the leadership for next year? Senior class president, sophomore treasurer, rally chair or running the spirit committee? Then come to one mandatory meeting at lunch in room 209 to get all the necessary information! See you there!



Academic Boosters Meeting, Wednesday, March 8- 10 am in 118. If you have a sophomore or junior, you may be asking yourself,  "What happens now? What do I need to be prepared for? Where do I begin??” Well our main presenter will be Cathy Haberl. She will be discussing college prep. and what comes next. Come to our meeting, get the answers and also the, “What's happening" around MVHS. Hope to see you all there!

LBC2M Club Meeting 3/2 IN 422: Want to end the stigma of mental health? There will be a Let's Bring Change to Mind club meeting this Thursday (3/2) in Room 422. We will be showing a TED talk and discussing it.  Feel free to bring friends!


Mr. Mustang will be on Thursday, the 9th in the theater!   Purchase the tickets on Tuesday, the 7th, through Thursday, the 9th. Come to the flagpole at lunch or purchase a ticket at the door on Thursday!

Cure SMA week

Do you know what SMA stands for?  Spinal Muscular Atrophy. During the week of 3/6 the Cure SMA club will be bringing attention to SMA on campus.  Support this awesome cause by participating. 


  • GET A COOL SHIRT:  For sale long sleeve shirt $20.  Get this shirt at the flagpole.  


  • WEAR A BRACELET/RIBBON:  purple/orange gear handed out all week around campus and at the flagpole.  


  • WEDNESDAY, 3/8 visit with service dogs.  Canine Service Dogs for Independence by flagpole.  


  • FRIDAY, 3/10 IS CURE SMA DAY AT MV:  wear a Cure SMA shirt or purple/orange combo.  


Thanks for supporting this important cause.  


Junior Prom Volunteers needed!!  We are still in need of volunteers to help make the evening of junior prom a success for our Mustangs!  There are two shifts available for the night, please take a look at the link below and we would love to see you there.  Sincerely from your 2018 Class Mom, Deb Plafker

LINK: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D49ABAE22A5F49-junior  

Did you order your announcements from Jostens?  Come pick up your announcements and meet with the Jostens representative on Wednesday March 8th during brunch and lunch in front of the office. 



Senior Parent Meeting, Monday, March 13th, 6:00pm - 7:00 pm,  Theater. 


Congratulations to parents/guardians who have encouraged, taught, prodded, supported, challenged and loved your child toward high school graduation!  There are many fun and significant events during these last few months of high school and we want to make sure you are prepared and well informed.  


During this meeting parents/guardians will be provided important information regarding Senior class activities and dates. Parents will have time to ask questions, sign up your student for Grad Night, and sign up to volunteer for upcoming class events.  The Class Parents encourage you to attend.


CLASS of 2017 STUDENT MEETING 3/21 @11am Access Activity
This meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 21st @ 11am during Access.  


Congratulations to students who have worked, strived and pushed yourselves through testing, challenges and 12 years of compulsory education to reach this significant event.  


This meeting during Access is very important for 2017 graduates to attend. Students will receive all information that relates to the remainder of this school year. This includes contracts, information regarding Senior Ball, class activities, graduation and grad night.



STUDENT RECOGNITION PROJECTS:  Due 3/2 to Mrs Keefer.  CLICK HERE for a You Tube video about the project. 

March 2, 2017 — Project Submission Deadline

February 27-March 2 — Performing Arts Judging

  • Monday February 27-Instrumental Music and Piano
  • Tuesday February 28-Drama
  • Wednesday March 1-Culinary Arts
  • Thursday March 2-Dance, Vocal Music

March 13, 2017 — Open House 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

March 31, 2017 — Awards Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

April 22-May 6, 2017—Village Theater Art Display


AP EXAMS:  Advanced Placement Exams are available for purchase on our student store at https://montevista.revtrak.net/ . You will have to create a user account if you do not have one already. From there you can click on the ‘AP Testing’ icon, or cut and paste https://montevista.revtrak.net/AP-Testing/#/list  into your web browser. Be sure to check that you are purchasing the correct exam. Exams are available for purchase through midnight on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

*For all SRVUSD students that do not attend MVHS, please contact our bookkeeper, Mrs. Farrell, at ffarrel@srvusd.net to provide your name, contact information, and district student identification number. 

**Non-SRVUSD students are not eligible to test with us at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact our assistant principal, Mr. Kahn, at kkahn@srvusd.net for any questions or concerns regarding AP Testing.

RANCHO SCHOLARSHIP FOR MV GRADS:  The Rancho Romero PTA is offering a $500 scholarship to a former Rancho Romero student now graduating from high school.  Our goal is find students who can share how their time at Rancho Romero really shaped who they are today.  With this in mind, please complete the application posted on school loop news and email to  psicjackie@yahoo.com

BLOOD DRIVE:  On Wednesday March 1, the American Red Cross Club will be holding their second blood drive of the year in the library.  STUDENTS MUST BE 16 YEARS OLD TO DONATE. To check if you are eligible, please read through the attached documents.  Help save three lives and sign up here:


Looking for a job in the SRVUSD District?  Visit the upcoming fair with a resume as the district recruits for vacant positions.  Classified Position & Substitute Information Fair



March 15 Iron Horse Library, March 28 Vista Grande Library, April 25 Diablo Vista Library, May 3 Quail Run Library from  6 - 7 pm

Special Ed Presentation 3/1 at 10am @Tassajara Hills
Tassajara Hills Elementary School, in coordination with Ann Dodson, Principal, and Julie Graham, Special Needs PTA Chair, invite all parents and/or guardians to our upcoming informative PTA presentation ‪‪Wednesday, March 1st at 10:00am.  To learn more about the special education process, services and support services  Please register here.   For more information regarding (dis) abilities that may affect your child, please visit http://www.srvusd.net/factsheets.

Learning Disabilities and support services:
•Does your child have a difficult time with reading, mathematics, oral and/or written expression, social interaction, gross motor and/or fine motor skills, or other aspects of school work?
•Do you understand what identifies a child as having a learning disability? Do you suspect your child may have a learning disability and are unsure of who to talk to, how it can be addressed, or where to begin to help your child?
•Are you concerned about stigmatization or about how identifying and receiving services may affect educational prospects down the road?
•Did you know that special needs services also includes students who have food or other allergies, are identified as GATE or 2E/Twice Exceptional, or have ADD/ADHD?
•Do you know the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP, if your child needs one, or how to receive one and put it into action?


Attention Juniors,  Junior Prom is here!  Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, March 11th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at the Scottish Rites Center on Lake Merritt in Oakland.  Friday, February 17th – Sunday, March 5th tickets will be sold for $100 each and the last day to purchase tickets will be on Monday, March 6th for $110 each.  Tickets can be purchased online through the webstore and at lunch through the bookkeepers window while available.  Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable so be sure you plan on attending prom before you purchase your tickets!  You must have your ticket and current student ID card for admittance to the prom.


MV Athletic Boosters Scholarship – Award Program:  Attention Graduating Seniors: Did you participate in Monte Vista athletics?  Are you looking for some cash to help pay for college next year?  Or, are you planning to join the U.S. Military after graduation? Then you may be eligible for the Monte Vista Athletic Boosters Scholarship-Award Program

  • Up to six (6) $1,000 awards will be granted to Monte Vista student-athletes who demonstrate excellence through athletic participation, academic achievement, and service to Monte Vista High School.
  • Rules, eligibility guidelines, and the application form may be found on the school website (www.mvhs.schoolloop.com/athletic_scholarship).  Applications are being accepted now and must be received no later than April 1, 2017
  • In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Bill Bloore at ub21359@yahoo.com.



MV Athletic Boosters Crab Feed - Saturday, March 25  The MVAB Crab Feed is March 25 at the Danville Community Center.  This fun event raises money for Monte Vista athletic programs.  The event sells out quickly.  More information and tickets here:  http://www.mvathleticboosters.org/mvab-crab-feed-2017/


“This is Us”   District-Wide PD Day     March 3, 2017, @MVHS  Keynote speaker: Terrence Roberts, a congressional gold medal recipient and a member of the Little Rock Nine.  All Staff are looking forward to learning and collaborating with classified and certificated colleagues from across the district.   All sessions designed to support district initiatives.


TUTORING LABS:  Please note the following times and weekdays for help.  Thanks to the PTSA for funding this important after school tutoring lab help. 

Math:         All levels
Tuesdays            3:20 – 4:20 Room 523
Thursdays                    3:20 – 4:20 Room 523

Tuesdays            3:30 – 4:30 Room 903 Biology
Tuesdays            3:30 – 4:30 Room 904 Chemistry
Wednesdays      3:30 – 4:30 Room 906 Physics

English:    Bring assignment
Mondays             3:15 – 4:15 Room 226
Tuesdays            3:15 – 4:15 Room 221
Wednesdays      3:15 – 4:15 Room 404
Thursdays                    3:15 – 4:15 Video Production Room

Spanish:   All levels
Mondays             3:15 – 4:15 Room 408




Are you looking for a way to support your MV Student?  Here is a list of some suggestions for parents to be engaged on the MV Campus

Dads on Campus:
Speaker series with discussion as more than 40 Dads meet as scheduled.  Series topics are selected to support Dads and their teenage students.  Next meeting is March in Library.  Coordinator is Ryan Meineke ryanmeineke@yahool.com  

Parent Teacher Student Association – 3/10 10:30am Conference Rm
Parents meet routinely to support MV campus, staff and activities.  Volunteers coordinate programs such as Parent Education, Every 15 Minutes and After School Tutoring.  President is Bridget Pelley  mbpelley@live.com

School Site Council- 3/9 3:30pm WSC 118
Elected participation by Parents, Teachers, Student and Staff help direct funding to MV programs.  The current board positions are filled.  The next meeting is in February.  Coordinator is Kristine Sexton. 

Coffee with Kevin- 3/8 8:30am WSC 118
Monthly coffee scheduled 8:30am in 118 including presentations by students, faculty departments and time for Q&A with Administration. The next Coffee with Kevin is scheduled for February 8. No RSVP needed.

Academic Boosters- 3/8 7pm WSC 118    
Fundraising for classroom teachers keeps our class sizes lower and offers more choices to our students.  This group meets monthly to direct funds and plan fundraisers.  Next meeting is February 8 @7pm, Library

Athletic Boosters- 4/10 7PM WSC 118
Fundraising for all Mustang Sports Teams to pay for additional services, support for our teams.  President is Mike Aha

12th Man
Fundraising for Mustang Football.  President is Chris Sumter. 

Students of Excellence- 5/23 WSC Jumbotron  
In May is the 2nd Semester Students of Excellence. Teachers each nominate a student for the intangible efforts. The nominated student is hard-working, has a positive attitude, and adds a special element to the classroom.  Nominations are submitted in April and then Parents/Students are notified. 

Posted by: Jodi McFarland Published:3/2/17
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