Welcome to Mountview's announcement page! We will do our best to keep this updated with all of the latest information concerning Mountview and our students. We hope you find this page useful.
Last updated on 5/24/2013 at 10:30am
Mountview Building Project
Interested in learning more about what's going on with the building project at Mountview?
Click on the link below to for news and information regarding the Mountview Building Committee
Reminder to all parents: if your child is absent from school, they are NOT allowed to participate in any after school activities that day. This includes sporting events, concerts, club activities or school dances. Also, please keep in mind that homework requests are not done until your child has been absent for 3 consecutive days. Most teachers have websites and update work and classroom expectations. Please check the websites regular to keep your child up to date with their work.
Attention parents of 7th grade students: Please click here to access a letter from Superintendent Gasbarro outlining the placement criteria for Grade 8 Math.
Attention 8th graders: if you will NOT be attending Wachusett Regional High School in the fall, please stop by the office to pick up a Release of Records form. This form MUST be signed be a parent and returned to the Mountview office as soon as possible.
Attention Princeton track team members: two new meets in Sterling have been added to our schedule. A new meet on May 28th will be held for 5th and 6th graders only and one on May 30 will be held for 7th and 8th graders only.
The baseball and softball games vs. Central Tree that were postponed last week due to rain, have been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 29th at 3:30 at Mountview.
Congratulations to all grade 7 chorus & band members who performed last night. Your music was outstanding and you received many compliments from a very appreciative audience.
Wind Ensemble will meet next Tuesday from 3-4pm. Elementary concert permission slips are due at this time for those members who will make the trip.
Attention all football players: if you intend on participating in the HSPD football camp at Wachusett Regional High School, your paperwork should be returned to Mr. Turgeon no later than Thursday, May 30th.
Hey Mountview! Don't forget to sign up for the dodgeball tournament. Bring your money and team rosters to Ms. LeBlanc by May 31st!
Mountview will be holding it's annual Spring Visual and Graphic Arts Exhibit on Thursday, May 23rd and Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30pm-9:00pm in the Mountview gym. This is a collection of Visual Arts and Graphic Arts created by our 7th and 8th grade students. This display set up to coincide with the 7th and 8th grade spring concerts. Stop by Mountview and see some amazing artistic displays and enjoy the musical talents of our students as well. Hope to see you there - don't miss out!!
Graduation Info: It's official! Mountview's graduation will take place on Thursday, June 20th at 6pm at WRHS in the gymnasium. Principal Githmark will be sending home a letter to Grade 8 parents within the next several days that contains a lot of important information regarding year end activities. Please be sure to take a few moments to review and make note of this information.
Mountview will be offering a "Brush Up On Math" summer course for all incoming or returning Mountview students the week of August 19th. Please click on the grade appropriate application form below, complete it and return it to the Mountview office as soon as possible. What a great way to get ready for the 2013-2014 school year!
Brush Up On Math Application Forms: Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Attention 8th graders: the online registration is now open for WRHS Fall Cheering. Anyone interested in trying out must have a current physical on file with the nurse at Wachusett and complete the online registration by Friday, May 31st. Tryouts will be held in the cheer room at WRHS on June 3rd fom 5:30-7:30, June 5th from 5-7pm, and June 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Individual tryouts will be held on Saturday, June 15th. Students will be scheduled between 9am and 12noon for their individual tryout. There is also a mandatory parent meeting on June 5th from 7-8pm. The cheerleader and at least one parent must attend this meeting in order to be eligble for tryouts. Click here for an informational sheet or email coach Terri Speer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Attention 8th grade girls: if you are interested in trying out for the girls' soccer team at Wachusett Regional High School in the fall, there will be a meeting on Monday, June 10th from 6:30PM - 7:30PM in room H103 at the high school (near the nurse's office).
There will be a meeting for 8th grade boys interested in playing soccer in the fall at Wachusett Regional High School on Monday June 10th at 7:30pm in room H103 at the high school (near the nurse's office).
Homework Zone: It's not too early to begin thinking about next year! Click here for a Homework Zone application for the 2013-2014 school year.
Attention all students: Are you struggling with Google docs? Finding that you are completely disorganized coming in to Term 4? Need help studying for that big test coming up? You're not alone! We want to help! NJHS members are available for all of your tutoring needs on Friday mornings starting at 7:30am. It's a great way to get in from the cold! First come, first served. We hope to see you there!
The NutriKids prepay lunch program has changed. The new program is called My School Bucks. Click on this link www.learnmyschoolbucks.com for a quick lesson on how to navigate the new system.
No Child Left Behind Report Cards for both Mountview and the District have been updated for 2012. Please click on the links at the bottom of this page to access the information.
News form the Health Office: the District will be conducting annual state mandated wellness screenings of all students. These include vision, hearing, height and weight, and BMI (Body Mass Index). Please click here for more information or to exercise your right to opt out of the BMI screening.
Magazine drive info: While the magazine drive at Mountview has ended, people can still place orders on line. Go to http://store.gafundraising.com and enter 2584720 for the school ID. Mountview will continue to receive a percentage of every item ordered. Thank you in advance for your continued help to support our school!!
Please click the links below to view classroom policies and expectations by team.
6 Blue & 6 Gold
Changes to the Mountview Handbook
Please click here to learn more about our handbook addendum regarding student use of electronic devices. This has been updated as of 10/23/12.
Get involved at Mountview by joining the PTA! Click on the link below to sign up, then send payment in to the Mountview office with your child. We appreciate it - and your children will too!
Please click here to access a document concerning the WRSD plan for bullying prevention and intervention.
Important information regarding changes to middle school athletics - please read both items carefully!
1. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors voted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 to adhere to the Department of Public Health's policy regarding the physical exam required for participation in athletics. In order to be in compliance with the state regulation, physical exams will be required every 13 months to the day of the exam. For example, if a student-athlete has a physical exam dated September 14, 2011, that exam will expire on October 14, 2012. Meaning as of October 15, 2012, the student-athlete will become ineligible to practice or compete until they present proof of a current physical to the school nurse, along with an updated green card, signed and returned to the head coach. Please note that this is a change from the previous requirements that enabled a student-athlete to remain eligible for the entire season as long as their physical was current on the first day of practice. Please make certain that your child has a current physical exam that will last the ENTIRE duration of the season, or schedule a doctor's appointment as soon as possible to have an updated physical exam. There will be NO exceptions to this rule, nor will an extension be granted upon receiving a doctor's note.
2. Due to budget restraints, the athletic fee has been increased by $50.00 per student-athlete, effective September 2012. The new athletic fee at Mountview Middle School will be $120.00 per student per season with the exception of Middle School football. That fee has increased to $200.00 per student. Please click here to access the new Middle School Athletic Eligibility Form (Green Card) . Please note that the Concussion Form and Release of Liability Form (both located further down on this page) are also required for participation in athletics at Mountview Middle School.
Is your child planning to participate in Mountview Athletics this year? The following two forms (along with the Athletic Eligibilty Form - also known as the Green Card - which is available above) must be signed and turned in to the office. Students will not be permitted to tryout or participate in athletics without having the
Mountview offers student insurance through Lefebvre Insurance. Click here to print the form.
Dismissal procedure: please note, there are 3 ways for your child to be dismissed:
* at 2:45 with afternoon announcements. If you would like to pick up your student prior to bus dismissal, as part of the 2:45 announcements, you must notify the office. Either send in a note with your child or call the office prior to 2:30. You must park your car along the exit driveway (so that your vehicle is facing Shrewsbury Street) and come in to the building and wait in the lobby. Your child will be called with the end of the day announcements and you will exit the building with your student. If your child is to be a regular 2:45 dismissal for specific days (i.e. every Monday and Thursday for after school lessons), please send in one note for the year explaining which days they will be picked up at 2:45. Office staff and homeroom teachers will be notified, and your child will leave during the 2:45 announcements on those specific days. * with the buses. Bus students are dismissed as soon as all buses have arrived. * as a walker or carpooler. Walkers and carpoolers are called for dismissal once the buses have left. If your child is a walker or a regular carpooler, they will leave at this time. If you want to pick up your child in the car pool line, no note is needed. Simply pull into the entrance driveway (so that your vehicle is facing the Mountview building) and wait in the car. Your student will be dismissed when walkers and carpoolers are called. It is your student's responsibility to remember that they are being picked up in the carpool line.
When sending in any notes to the office, please print your student's first and last name. Students and parents frequently have different last names and parent signatures are sometimes difficult to read. We want to avoid any confusion and be sure we know which student you are referring to!
FYI, homework requests are not done until a student has been absent for three days. Please request the homework when you call your child in sick on the morning of the third day. Many teachers post assignments on their websites, so it is a good idea to check there first whenever your child is absent.
Any issues with bus stop times, locations, or general concerns, please contact the bus company, Atlantic Express, directly at (800) 483-1669.
Got books? The Kids in the Kommunity Group, Smiley Faced People, are sponsoring a book drive to help raise money for our school and for the Abbey House. By donating your used novels, picture books, information books, and textbooks (no encyclopedias or magazines, please), you will be helping these worthy causes. Just put your used books into the Go Books? bin conveniently located in the parking lot at the front of the school. Tell your parents, neighbors and relatives about it. You may also bring books to Room 206. Thank you for supporting Kids in the Kommunity, Abbey House and Mountview Middle School!
Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and turn them in to the Mountview office. We earn cash for our school that goes directly into our Student Activity Fund. This fund helps to support some of our special activities at Mountview such as field trips and enrichment programs, so please remember to support it!
Mountview 2011-2012 Parent Survey Results
Mountview 2012-2013 Handbook
Mountview 2012-2013 School Improvement Plan
The No Child Left Behind Report Card for Mountview is available. Read it here.
The No Child Left Behind Report Card for the District is available. Read it here.
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