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MV Bulletin for Friday, February 2
Library closed at lunch for freshmen leadership.    



2/2/2018   SPED Coffee in WSC 118
2/2/2018   Frosh Assembly Keith Hawkins 9am Gym
2/2/2018   PTSA Meeting 10:30 Conf Rm
2/5-9         Shark Rally Week! 
2/5/2018   Athletic Booster Meeting 7pm WSC 118
2/8/2018   School Site Council 3:30 WSC 118  
2/9/2018   Winter Rally Schedule  
2/12/2018 SPED Incoming 9th Grade Library
2/19/2018 Presidents Day- No School  
2/20/2018 Board of Education Meeting
2/20/2018 Multicultural Week
2/21/2018 Coffee with Kevin 8:30am 118
2/21/2018 CHP Street Smarts 7pm WSC
2/22/2018 Electives Fair in Commons Access/Lunch


2/2    CSF Spring Application Due to 533
2/5    PTSA Scholarship Apps due.  CLICK HERE
2/5    English Grants for Chromebooks 


Rally Week is Feb 5-9 so Shark Up Mustangs! 
Monday 2/5  Pacific Sleeper Shark- Wear PJs
Tuesday 2/6 San Jose Sharks- Sports Apparel
Wed 2/7 Bull Shark- Western Apparel
Thurs 2/8 Tundra Shark- Winter Apparel
Friday 2/9 Great White Shark- All White Out



Communication & Process in Special Education

Parents of Students with IEPs are invited to a Coffee with district and school staff February 2, 2018 8:00am in WSC 118.  Join us for a discussion on the process, helping your student succeed, resources available.  Meet and connect with other parents & families.

Communication & Process in Special Education
Please RSVP so we can have enough handouts & Coffee/Tea /Doughnuts  Gemma Callahan
nomadicnun@aol.com  (608) 438-8894

GOLF:  there will be a mandatory meeting for all trying out for boys golf this Friday at lunch in room 534




Chamber Singers event: Friday, February 9th  Best of luck to MV Chamber Singers attending the CSUEB Chamber Singers Invitational.  MV Chamber Singers are currently the #1 high school Chamber Singers Group in California and one of 2 high schools invited to perform a full concert at the upcoming California Music Educator’s Conference.  The performance is the evening of February 16th in the beautiful St. Joseph’s Basilica in San Jose. 


Support MV English Tech needs with Donors Choose
Thank you all- the Junior Class grant has been FULLY FUNDED!   So the needed Chromebooks are on order.  The Sophomore Class grant needs to be funded by February 5 or we receive none of the donations.  It is a quirk of the system.  So please donate.  $3061 still needed to meet the goal.  CLICK HERE


Hello everyone! Women's Empowerment Club is holding a tampon drive from Thursday, January 11th through the end of the month. Please bring in any kind of feminine product in a variety of sizes. These products will help women in need, such as those in homeless shelters or affected by natural disasters. There are donation boxes in different classrooms, such as Beamish, Reed, Kither, Brix, and more that you can find on Schoolloop. You can also make cash donations to Ms. Beamish's room (room 209). Thank you and please donate!


This month the Pledge to Humanity Club is collecting used crayons. We will sort them for a company called The Crayon Initiative, who melts down old crayons and make new ones for children in the hospital, to alleviate their stress by giving them art materials. The bin is in front of Counseling. 


Feb 27 Diablo Vista Visit  9”50am

March 5th Incoming Freshman Parent Night 5:30 Commons, Theater, Gym
March 6th AP Info Night 5:30-6:30pm Commons
March 6th Incoming 10-12th counselor presentation 6:30-7:30pm Theater
March 7th Stone Valley Visit 9:50am

March 12 - 16th Online Course Selection Portal Open


Do you plan on parking at MV next school year?  Then you need to attend one of CHP Start Smart classes.  For 2018-2019 school year, all SRVUSD students and their parents/guardian must attend a Start Smart class to obtain a parking permit to park on their school campus.  CLICK HERE for MVHS student parking permit page for all the details. 


California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Students who are interested in joining or reapplying for CSF this semester must fill out the application and attach their transcript from last semester.  They can turn these in to RM 533 in Mr. Pang’s room during brunch, lunch, or after school.  Please do not come in during passing period.  The application is due by Friday, February 2nd


If you are a freshman and are interested in joining CSF, we will be opening up the application to you as well.  In regards to the Fall 2017 Semester, all freshman that are admitted this semester (Spring 2018) will receive membership credit for the Fall 2017 Semester.


Please refer to the CSF Application for additional information about the club.  If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at csf.mvhs@gmail.com.  Thanks!


 MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT AUCTION  2/23/2018  Tickets are on sale now for the MV Keynoters annual auction benefiting MV instrumental music programs on Friday, February 23 at Diablo Country Club. Browse the auction catalog and purchase tickets here:  https://charityauction.bid/musicinthemoonlight2018


STUDENT VOLUNTEERS:  Looking to satisfy the UC application section for community service and volunteer hours? Alamo Elementary School is looking for MVHS volunteers to assist with Spring events—talent show,  3D printing, coding and robotics after school enrichment classes, auction gala, sign up parties, and more. Email alamoschooleducationfund@gmail.com today for more details.


Important dates to note for 2018-2019: Announced by SRVUSD 
Frosh Orientation:  Wednesday, August 8th 
Stampede Day:  Wednesday, August 8th
Staff Workday/Office Closed:  Friday, August 10th
First Day of School: August 13, 2018
Winter Break: December 21, 2018 to January 4, 2019
Spring Break: April 1-5, 2019
Last Day of School: May 31, 2019


Important dates to note for 2019-2020: Announced by SRVUSD
First Day of School: August 13, 2019
Winter Break: December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Spring Break: April 6-10, 2020
Last Day of School: May 29, 2020


The Student Recognition Project is back! Now is your chance to be recognized and rewarded for something you are passionate about. All projects are judged by local community experts.  Winning projects will receive a prize, a chance to connect with judges and an invitation to the annual awards reception in the spring. Check out the categories and apply online today at www.srvusd.net/studentrecognitionproject! You have until February 16 to apply to participate. All projects are due to Cheryl Di Grazia by 2 p.m. on March 2. Check online for the performing arts judging schedule.



2018 Track and Field Info:  Track practice will begin Monday, February 5th at 3:30pm. All interested athletes should report to the track field dressed in running attire including sweats and a water bottle.

Practices will take place Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30pm, rain or shine, unless otherwise announced. This includes minimum days.   

Please make sure you have completed the Monte Vista Athletic Clearance Process. This is due by 1/26/18 and includes a physical exam within the last 12 months. Please click here to complete the process:  https://www.athleticclearance.com For additional help click here

If you are not cleared, you will not be allowed at practice and you will be cut from the team.

For additional questions please go to http://www.eteamz.com/mvhstrack/


Traffic Reminders for Monte Vista- It is illegal to make a uturn from the exit of the horseshoe back into the entrance.    This driving hazard has been reported by students and parents and staff.  Please stop.


Please talk with your family about the rules of the road and safe driving around the MV campus.      Thanks and be safe out there Mustangs!  


Students- Take your time leaving class and the parking lots.  Pausing for ten minutes may save your life and your bumper. Uturns across the Stone Valley double yellow are illegal and unsafe.


Parents- Save time and traffic by picking your student up at 3:45pm after the student has studied for 30 minutes in the library or WSC. 


Parents- Drop off/pick up in front of gym to take a legal left turn on Stone Valley at the light.    There is no legal left turn out of the horseshoe during pick up and drop off hours.


Pedestrians- Stay in the car until safe to exit to the sidewalk.  There is no drop off in red zone or mid street for your safety.    




AFTER SCHOOL HELP- revised 11/8/17


English      Rm   Time
Tuesday     308   3:15-3:45 pm
Thursday   223   3:15-3:45 pm


Tuesday     523   3:20-4:20 pm
Testing       527  3:30- 4:30 pm
Thursday   523   3:20-4:20 pm


Biology & Anatomy 
Tuesday     908   3:15-4:15 pm


Wednesday 906 3:20-4:05 pm


Monday     408   3:15-4:00 pm


Testing Center: 
Tuesday     207   3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday 207 3:30-4:30 pm


Funded by PTSA Members






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 50 Dads meet as scheduled.  Series topics are selected to support Dads and their teenage students.  Coordinator is Ryan Meineke ryan.meineke@yahoo.com  

Parent Teacher Student Association 
Parents meet routinely to support MV campus, staff and activities.  Volunteers coordinate programs such as Parent Education and After School Tutoring.  President is Janet Nunan.  

School Site Council
Elected participation by Parents, Teachers, Student and Staff help direct funding to MV programs.  The current board positions are filled.  Coordinator is Kristine Sexton.  Next meeting is Jan 11   at 3:30 in WSC 118.  

Coffee with Kevin
Monthly coffee scheduled 8:30am in 118 including presentations by students, faculty departments and time for Q&A with Administration. No RSVP needed.  The next Coffee is January 24 at 8:30am in WSC 118.  

Academic Boosters
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.  
Athletic Boosters   
MVAB’s mission is to help MVH Athletics provide a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship and learning for the MVHS student-athlete and their athletic teams.  This is done by providing needed funding for a variety of capital improvements, as well as educational and program support. 

12th Man 
Fundraising for Mustang Football. 

Students of Excellence  May 22, 2018
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.   


DAILY BULLETIN:  Teacher/Advisor/Staff submit for the Club or News by email.  .

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Read MWF at beginning of 3rd period.  
SUBMIT:  School Loop or email typed to jmcfarland@srvusd.net 

Posted by: Jodi McFarland Published:2/2/18
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