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Principal's Newsletter

Newsletters are sent out to families via school messages.
  • Principal's Update: Sept. 29

    Posted by Elle Warmuth at 9/30/2016

    Dear Mountain View Families,
    We are quickly back into the full swing of school and this newsletter has some important information for you to know.  As always, we encourage you to contact us at any time if you have questions.


    Picture Retakes
    If your student did not have their picture taken on Wolfpride Day, we will have picture retakes tomorrow morning.  We have picture packets in the office or you can go online at mylifetouch.com to order (ID: LS226082Q1).  We want all students to have their picture taken for the yearbook.

    Mountain View's Smarter Balanced Assessment Performance, including 8th Grade Science MSP

    To view our school's spring of 2016 assessment results, please click here .  If you have any questions or need assistance interpreting these results, Mr. Hurst will be happy to assist.  We are pleased with our results and evidence of growth from 2015.  (You may notice that Laurie Dent is listed as the principal on this site.  That is of course, incorrect, as she is currently our outstanding Superintendent!)

    ICU / Homework Lunch / Homework Enhancement
    At Mountain View we believe that all students will turn in every assignment to every teacher and perform to the best of their ability.  We believe that this not only teaches and reinforces responsibility, but more importantly it best prepares students for classroom assessments and overall academic performance.  You may begin receiving missing assignment notifications via text or email and new for this year, students will also receive notification through their school email account. Homework lunch is required for students who have three or more missing assignments.  Please know that this is not punitive, but simply extra time for class work.  Your support for this program is critical. 


    Cyber Safety Information
    Mountain View is hosting an informative session on Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety.  Aaron Tomyn, the Sumner School District Technology Integration Specialist, will be presenting.   Just as we teach students how to be good citizens in the physical world we must also teach them expectations online. Parents, students, and teachers need common language and expectations.  Come and learn what's going on in Cyberland and learn how to help your child stay safe. Please join us, Monday, October 10, from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Commons.

    “Fall Free For All” - 6th Grade Game Day

    The 8th grade WEB Leaders will be hosting their first 6th grade game day after school on Tuesday, October 4, from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.   

    All 6th grade students are welcome to this free event!  There will be basketball, foosball, air hockey, bingo, and toilet paper bowling!  There will be snacks available to purchase from the Wolf Den Store.

    The fun ends at 3:30 pm.   All students will need to arrange a ride home. 

    Houston Kraft Assembly

    We were very fortunate to have Houston Kraft with us last Monday.  In a school wide assembly, and later in smaller teams, Houston worked with our students and mentor high school students to increase capacity to care, to empathize and to choose love and kindness in one's daily interactions.  Mr. Kraft's message is strong, inspirational and timely as we seek to build a powerful and caring student culture and climate.  Our building theme this year is "Work Hard; Be Kind!"  His message and work with students was perfect timing.

    Digital Tools and Online Resources for Learning

    To learn much more about expanded learning opportunities available to all students, click here. This is especially useful information for parents regarding English Language Arts and Math curriculum.  Check it out!

    CARE Team at MMS

    C ompassionate
    R especting
    E veryone


    All students are welcome to join us on Wednesday mornings before school from 8:00-9:00 am in the library. We are all about kindness and serving! The actions we do as a group will reflect the compassionate people we are as individuals. 

    CARE Team is taking the place of Momentum Club this year and is meeting before school instead of during lunches. This gives the opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade club members to all meet and serve together with more time to accomplish great things!  If you have any questions, feel free to call Mrs. Dyche at 253-891-5210 or email at michele_dyche@sumnersd.org.  

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  • Chromebook Distribution is Tuesday, September 13!

    Posted by Curtis Hurst at 9/12/2016

    Dear Mountain View Families,


    Our District's One to One Chromebook Deployment plan is going great, and tomorrow, MMS students will be receiving their device.  Please know that your student will be bringing home their new technology tomorrow after school. 


    Below is important information for parents and students:


    Every student viewed an orientation / tutorial video in their ELA class today.


    Chromebooks will be checked out to all students in the auxiliary gym during their math class period tomorrow, along with a charger and chromebook case (device is fully functional in its protective case).


    Every student will be taught a lesson that includes usage tips and digital citizenship in their ELA class on Wednesday, 9/14.


    As many of you know, we do not have hallway lockers at MMS, which creates unique challenges for students and staff.  Please assist our staff in reinforcing these fundamental expectations for all students:


    • Chromebooks must remain in the protective case at all times
    • Chargers should be left at home for nightly use
    • When traveling from class to class, students should place their device in their backpacks
    • Chromebooks are not allowed out of backpacks and to be used in the cafeteria during breakfast and lunch, or on the bus
    • Chromebooks should be locked in the students PE locker when attending that class


    These expectations will hopefully extend the life of each device.  We are committed to all students having equitable access to curriculum and technology, and we are excited that this will further engage student learning and achievement.



    Curriculum Night is Tuesday, September 20!

    Mark you calendars for Tuesday, September 20, for Curriculum Night!  We begin at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Please arrive early so we can all be seated and ready to go for brief introductions.  By traveling your child's class schedule, this will be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your child's teachers, to learn more about content curriculum and classroom expectations for learning.  Hope you can join us!

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  • Principal's Update

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 8/19/2016

    Wolfpride Day is Tuesday, August 30

    Dear Mountain View Families,

    Welcome new and returning Wolves!  We are looking forward to the best school year ever!

    We recently emailed post cards to each student regarding Wolf Pride Day, which is on Tuesday, August 30, from 12:00 - 6:00 PM. 

    Below are additional items not included in your post card:

    School photos will be taken on that day and ASB / ID cards will be issued - please let your child know!

    Visit the Chromebook Information Table - learn more about the computer that will issued to your child during the second week of school.


    Specific Fees / Costs to Expect:

    $15.00 - ASB Card

    $7.00   - MMS Planner

    $20.00 - Yearbook

    $15.00 - PE Uniform

    $5.00   - Art Fee (if Art is on your child's class schedule)

    $40.00 - 6th Grade Athletic Participation per Sport

    $60.00 - 7th / 8th Grade Athletic Participation per Sport

    $30.00 - Chromebook Assurance

    Note: If you come earlier in the day, teachers will be available for meet and greet until the end of their work day at 2:50 PM.



    Meet our New Staff:

    We are please to announce several new members of the Mountain View team. 

    We look forward to their contributions at MMS.

    Susan Smith - Assistant Principal

    Sara Jackson - Student Success Dean

    Stacey Conley - 8th Grade ELA

    Ben Davidson - 8th Grade Science

    Tammy Notehelfer - Academy

    Stephanie Abel - Paraeducator

    Megan Kendall - Paraeducator

    Micheal Armstrong - Paraeducator

    Cathy Brugge - Paraeducator

    Donna Deprospo - Paraeducator

    Angi Sullivan - Parent Involvement Coordinator


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  • June 27 Message

    Posted by Curtis Hurst at 6/27/2016

    Dear Mountain View Families,


    As another school year has quickly passed by, we hope you will have more time with your child over their summer break. Encourage your child to read each day during the summer - it's so important for expanding their minds and to increase vocabulary.


    Please mark your calendar now for Wolf Pride Day on August 30, from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. This is an important day to get your child off to a great start prior to the first day of school. Look for a post card invitation from us in Mid - August which will describe Wolf Pride Day in more detail.


    Introducing our new Assistant Principal:


    Susan Smith will be joining our administrative team next year as Mountain View's new Assistant Principal! Some of you may know Susan, as she comes to us from Liberty Ridge Elementary where she served that school as a Dean of Students and Administrative Intern during the 2015 - 2016 school year. Prior to her work at Liberty Ridge, Susan was as a counselor at Maple Lawn Elementary during the 2014 - 2015 school year. Between 2008 and 2014 Susan worked in the Lincoln County School District in Oregon serving students in grades 7 - 12 as a Counselor, a Program Coordinator and Leadership Advisor.


    Susan has a rich background as a school guidance counselor and educator, having worked directly with students from all grade levels. She has positively impacted both students and families within specific programs such as Gear Up / Aspire, to ensure college bound success and aspirations. Susan has written and managed grants to bring specific resources and support for her students and families. All of this combined uniquely qualifies Susan to become an effective school administrator.


    We are fortunate to have Susan on our team at Mountain View. She is well prepared to assume a school leadership position and will be a wonderful addition to our staff. As an administrative partner, I look forward to working with Susan.


    Welcome Susan Smith!

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