MVMS in the Spotlight
This year Mr. Bennett and Mr. Larrabee are teaching an 8th grade course that combines computer technology, along with leadership and team building. The students are really enjoying it and learning a great deal from two great teachers.
In a recent project the students utilized our school ropes course and the learning was documented through video projects the students designed themselves. This video was from 8th grade student, Lillian Brewer. Nice work Lillian!
Mount View Middle School recently welcomed students and families at the annual open house. There were over three hundred in attendance on a night that began with information from Mr. Donahue in the CPAC and then an hour of meet and greet with the teachers. There was a lot of information shared and many great questions answered. It was a very positive evening. MVMS looks forward to their next parent evening that will include a dinner!
Just recently, Mount View Middle school awarded our Trimester #2 Living the Vision Awards at a schoolwide assembly. These awards are determined by classroom teachers that feel the students embody our shcool vision.
The list of students along with the reasons why they were selected can be found in the link below:
Our 6th grade step up day was a great sucess. The students met the teachers, ran through their schedule, and had lots of fun. We are looking forward to an amazing year with all of our new 6th graders a part of the MVMS community!
Mrs. Heard's 6th Grade Social Studies Students
Take Citizenship Seriously
After learning about the problem of food waste in general, sixth grade students in Mrs. Heard's social studies class looked inside the middle school cafeteria and discovered, to their shock, how much food middle school students throw away every day. They invited guests from the school's nutrition program, waste management system, and composting program for classroom visits to get more information about this serious issue. Then they brainstormed ways they could help solve the problem. As a direct result of their discoveries, these students are now influencing real change in the MVMS cafeteria. Wearing plastic gloves, some students are sorting lunch waste and teaching others how to separate it into the appropriate bins – compost bin for compostable foods, share basket for undamaged fruit (always wash it before eating), and trash bin for all other waste materials. Students have also made labels for the various bins, while others have designed awareness posters and informational flyers, and still others have created slideshows and imovies. In addition, the class has delivered presentations to the fifth grade classes in the Mt. View elementary school, and they are even putting ideas together for a possible school-wide assembly. It's exciting to see students take ownership of their learning and their school!