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  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 focus group
3/14  Department Meeting
3/15  Faculty Meeting in Library 3:30pm
3/21  Collaboration Subject Team Meeting
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


3/1-8 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
3/15, 3/23 – closed afterschool
5/3, 5/5, 5/11, 5/12  closed all day for AP testing

SCHEDULING:  To all current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Please make sure you request classes for next year thru the parent portal on Infinite Campus. The portal will close on March 8th. Failure to do so might impact your class schedule next year.


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.  


At our next Team HBV meeting on Wednesday, 3/8 in Room 910, we will be handing Team HBV shirts and taking a picture for the yearbook. This is an important meeting, so don't miss it!

WHEELCHAIR WEEK:   Interact Club wants to thank you all for participating in Wheelchair week!   Everyone learned so much about riding in a wheelchair.   The Wheelchair Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Blackhawk.  The goal is to provide a wheelchair to everyone in the WORLD that needs one!  

Interact is hoping to continue the fund raising tradition and we need everyone's help! With over 2,000 students at Monte Vista, Interact is not asking for large donations by each student.  We are hoping for large participation of small donations, which would raise so much for the Foundation.  If everyone donated $2.50 we would raise over $5,000!  We can do it!  $2.50 is less than a cup of coffee!


Senior Dodgeball is here!  Signs ups are Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch at the flagpole.  We need 16 teams, seniors only, with 10 people ready to play!  The tournament is the week of March 13th!

CSF DRIVES:  Please bring donations to Mr Pang’s Room #533 by 3/8.  1 internal point: Unopened, new socks (at least 2 pairs)  1 internal point: Combination of 3 new toothbrushes/toothpastes  Please bring donation to Mr. Pangs room from2/29-3/8  *All donations will be given to Blue Star Moms

March Madness is coming!  We are hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament at lunch the week of March 23rd.  Get your friends together and make a team!  Sign-ups will be through the Sign Up Genius found on the Stangmob twitter and will begin on March 6th and run through March 14th

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!


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!


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.




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

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/


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. 

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