Week at a Glance Feb. 13-17, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes   Note from the Principal: This was another great week.  We are getting started with the second half of the school year, and students are responding well.  It takes a few months for them to settle into the expectations and culture of their grade, and then we have them ready to go.  Monument Valley was very productive this week.  One thing I love about our school is how we use every nook and cranny of the building.  The library is humming with several activities, the halls are being used for groups, the classrooms are abuzz.  We have a truly wonderful facility, with load of natural light and good instructional spaces.  I am always amazed at how creative the faculty and students are with how to use it to the best advantage for learning.     Have a good weekend,   Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: http://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/   Monday, February 13 Regular School Day Newspaper 2:45-3:30 Tuesday, February 14 Regular School Day Wednesday, February 15 Regular School Day Thursday, February 16 Regular School Day Young People’s Concert at Monument Mountain: This is our annual trek up to the high school to hear the band perform for the middle school.  We walk up the hill soon after arrival.  Please make sure your children have winter outer-clothes such as a coat, hat and gloves—it is frosty this time of year! Friday, February 17 Regular School Day   REMINDER: Winter Break is the following week.  There is no school 2/20-2/24.  School resumes on Monday, February 27.       Important Information:   Postural...

Week at a Glance Feb. 3-10, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes February 3 to February 10, 2017   Note from the Principal: We had a great week.  The sun shone back in our lives a little more, and the pep is back as we await the thaw.  We work hard to make sure that we know every student, and we try to build a community that recognizes every kid.  This is the middle of the year, and teachers are evaluating how the curriculum is developing, and making adjustments based on individual students, classes and how grades are faring.  There is time built into the day for teams to collaborate, and we carve out time from the year in PD Days and team planning times for folks to collaborate.  This is the secret to our success—working together.  It is also a value that we share and instruct with our students.     Have a good weekend,   Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: http://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/   Monday, February 6 Regular School Day No after school newspaper Tuesday, February 7 Regular School Day Wednesday, February 8 Regular School Day Thursday, February 9 Regular School Day Friday, February 10 Regular School Day       Important Information:   Postural Screening for 5, 6 and 8 grade students Please see below for a note from Pat Harper, our school Nurse, on postural screenings for all 5, 6 and 8 grade students that will happen during this month and next month in PE classes.   Washington, DC, Trip fundraiser: donations needed! The 8th graders at MVRMS are collecting donations for their raffle calendar. If you are...

Week at a Glance Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes January 30-February 3, 2017   Note from the Principal: Building community is a major focus of your work with the students and with each other as educators.  This afternoon all of our staff participated in workshops that help us support all students.  Even though half days can be an annoyance for families, we appreciate the opportunity to do high quality professional development.  We had two professionals join us this afternoon to do workshops for the teachers, both focused on social-emotional learning.  These are learning opportunities the teachers identified as important to their professional development and their ability to work with all types of students.  I am appreciative of the professionalism and care that our faculty takes with your children.  Every year we get better, get deeper into planning and coordination, and collaborate more. This was a really typical week for MV: students working hard, lots of interesting activities and projects, busy recess and lunch, students around after school for a variety of activities. I am glad we are so busy and get the chance to work with your kids. Have a good weekend, Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: http://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/   Monday, January 30 Regular School Day Tuesday, January 31 Regular School Day Wednesday, February 1 Regular School Day Thursday, February 2 Regular School Day Friday, February 3 Regular School Day     Important Information:   Girls on the Run We are looking for a parent or community volunteer to support a chapter of Girls on the Run! here at Monument Valley.  Girls on the Run...

MM Spartones serenade the 5th graders!

Before the winter break, fifth graders were privileged to hear the MMRHS Spartones during their lunch time. What a treat! Thank you Spartones and Ms. Bickford for the unique pleasure. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MsHHk_w_pMRXo2cnJaOUhNaGs/view https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MsHHk_w_pMeUdhcDREYmpGblE/view  ...