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General News & Upcoming Events

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Fall Blood Drive
On Thursday, October 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., MVC students will have the opportunity to donate blood in the MS Gym. Students may schedule an appointment in the ARC. Those students under the age of 16 must have a signed American Red Cross parental consent form that is available for pick-up in the ARC. If you have questions regarding your student’s eligibility, you may call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.

Opportunity to Participate in Parent Focus Group Topic: A One-to-One Learning Environment Graduate student Gabriel Guven invites MVC parents to participate in a focus group that will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at 4 p.m. in M2. Gabriel’s doctoral research project for the School of Education at Liberty University is titled The Lived Experiences of Secondary School Parents in Raising Responsible Digital Citizens in a One-to-One Learning Environment.To participate in the focus group, email Gabriel for more information.

High School

Important Senior Class Assembly on Monday
All Seniors must attend a mandatory assembly in the HS Gym on Monday, October 9 during Flex (11:30-11:50 a.m.) to receive order forms for their graduation gown & announcements. Orders will be picked up by Herff Jones on Friday, October 20.

Letterman Jacket Information
Families can click here for an update on how to order an MVC letterman jacket.

California Scholarship Federation Meeting -
Tuesday, October 10
The first California Scholarship Federation (CSF) meeting will take place Tuesday, October 10, 12:30-12:50 p.m. in Stotts-Hellman Hall. We will give an overview of CSF, introduce our officers, and briefly talk about our upcoming service opportunity. All CSF members and associate members should attend. Contact Scott Nystrom with questions.

Middle School

Next Week’s Revised Schedule
Wednesday & Thursday, October 11 & 12 will follow a regular Thursday/Friday block day schedule.
There will be no school on Friday, October 13.
Middle School Conferences will be Thursday, October 12 from 2:00-7:40 p.m.

6th Grade Make a Change Project
Key dates and information pertaining to this year’s 6th grade Make a Change project are available here.

6th and 7th grade Drive for Schools Fundraiser
6th and 7th graders have a great opportunity to raise money for their IMPACT science camps through the Drive for Schools Fundraiser. All money raised goes directly toward their camp cost. Tickets may be picked up in the ARC. They are $5/each or $25/six tickets. All money and tickets should be returned to the Business Office by Wednesday, October 18.

Second Quarter Elective Registration Timeframe
Please note that 8th graders start registering THIS SATURDAY!

  • 7th grade: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3-4
  • 6th grade: Thursday and Friday, October 5-6
  • 8th grade: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 7-9
Click here to read descriptions of the classes available and instructions for how to register.

8th Grade Golden Gate Bridge Trip -
Thursday, October 19

To kick off our annual “Bridge the Gap” learning experience, all 8th grade students will travel to San Francisco to explore the breathtaking design of the Golden Gate Bridge. We will depart on Thursday, October 19 at 8:30 a.m. and students will need to be picked up at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Parking Lot. The cost of the field trip is $30. Please submit payment here by Friday, October 6. Students need to bring their own lunch, dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Parent/School Partnership

Fall Family Gatherings
All MVC parents are invited to join MVC leadership, including Dr. Salerno, at one (or more) of a number of Fall Family Gatherings coming up:

  • Hollister on Mon, 10/30 @ 7 p.m.
  • Monterey on Thurs, 11/9 @ 7 p.m.
  • Santa Cruz on Mon, 11/13 @ 7 p.m.
  • Gilroy on Tues, 11/28 @ 7 p.m.

Contact Rochelle Flosi to R.S.V.P. or to volunteer to host a Gathering in your area.

Residence Life

Share Your Thanksgiving Meal & Traditions
with an MVC International Student

We are looking for MVC families who would open their home to a pair of our international boarding students for part of our Thanksgiving vacation (Wednesday night, November 22 through Sunday afternoon, November 26). Contact Dean of Residence Life Caroline Kirchner to volunteer or for more information.

Student Services

Seniors • FAFSA Applications
Open Now
Please complete your FAFSA application here using the school code 053705. Note that other websites charge a fee, but this link is to the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. Be sure to pay attention to individual college deadlines. California’s deadline is March 2, 2018, but your colleges may also have an earlier due date (e.g. February 15).

Seniors • Cal Grant Applications
Open Now
Cal Grants are grants (not student loans/are not repaid) awarded based on academic, financial, and other eligibility factors. These awards can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply, so it is well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete the top portion of the Cal Grant form and return it to Kendal Ellison via email or in person at Student Services.

PSAT for Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors
Wednesday, October 25 at 8:45 a.m.
All 9th - 11th grade MVC students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 25. 10th -11th grade will begin at 8:10 a.m., 9th grade will begin at 8:45 a.m. The tests will run to approximately 12:40 p.m. Please do not schedule any off-campus appointments for that morning. Student Guides were distributed in English classes and are also available here for 9th graders and here for 10th and 11th graders.