9/20/18

General News & Upcoming Events

School Picture Retakes - This Tuesday During Flex/Learning Lab & Break
School picture packages ordered prior to Friday, August 31 will be distributed to students no later than Monday, September 24. Retakes will be available for all students this coming Tuesday, September 25 during Flex/Learning Lab (8:10 am - 8:40 am) and breaks (9:29 am - 9:39 am for Middle School, 10:20 am - 10:30 am for High School). Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.


Parent Teacher Conferences
Quarter 1 ends on Thursday, October 11. Teachers will contact parents of students in need of an end-of-quarter conference. Conferences will be held Thursday, October 11 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Parents should park in the Senior Lot, enter the pedestrian gate, and proceed to the particular classroom for their conference. If you are not contacted directly by your teacher but have any questions or concerns about your student's progress, please feel free to contact your student's teachers directly to set up a time to meet before the end of the first quarter.


Aptos Families - Sign Up for Next Week's Fall Family Gathering!

Aptos on Wednesday, September 26*
Salinas South on Wednesday, October 17*
Hollister on Tuesday, October 30
Monterey on Monday, November 5
Santa Cruz on Wednesday, November 7
Gilroy East on Thursday, November 15

*RSVPs are currently being taken for these gatherings; please email Nikki Danielsto sign up and receive the location information. Each Gathering begins at 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in hosting a gathering in an area not yet listed, email Nikki Daniels for more details.

High School

Freshman Retreat Highlight Video
Check out this video of the Freshman Retreat. God did great things through students, Jeremy Scott, Bible Leadership, and our amazing faculty. A special thanks to Jordan De Los Santos who stayed up all night to make the video!

Drum Line Kickoff Meeting
Join MVC's newest percussion group - CHOPBUSTERS! The kickoff meeting will be this Friday, September 21 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the band room. We will be playing at football and basketball games. We want to see a huge turnout so come one, come all! No experience required and we will have cookies! Please contactBill Ton or Morgan Matos for more information.

Junior/Senior College Planning Night
Student Services will be offering a Junior/Senior College Planning Night on Monday, September 24 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Presenters will discuss a month-by-month timeline for what students can be doing to prepare for the college application process, touch on private college information, as well as help families understand NCAA requirements and the Naviance system. Families will also hear from representatives from UC, CSU, and Cabrillo College. Here is a schedule of the night.

Spring Break Greece Trip
We are excited to offer an opportunity for students to travel to Greece with EF Tours during Spring Break on Friday, April 12 - Saturday, April 20, 2019. View theitinerary and trip details for more information. Please note that the cost goes up by $100 after Sunday, September 30, 2018. There are a limited number of spots left so, if interested, go to the trip website, create an account, and submit your $95.00 deposit. Contact Amber West or Yumiko Muneishi with questions.

Revolution Prep Interactive Online Tutoring
Revolution Prep is offering 2 great programs: Homework Help and A+ Habits. Homework Help provides unlimited access to expert tutors in every subject. Through September 30, you can get started for only $1.00. A+ Habits helps students master habits that lead to lower stress and better grades. ContactRevolution Prep to sign up or with any questions.

Homecoming Week is October 1 - 5
1st Period will begin at 8:10 am Monday through Friday (no Flex). Here is theRevised Bell Schedule for the week.

Class-specific information including theme days, float work days, powder puff practice, and class dances is available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, andseniors.

Friday’s theme will be Class Colors/Mustang Spirit Day and t-shirts will be sold ($10.00) starting Tuesday, September 25. Students may pay cash or check (made payable to MVC) at lunch only at the table in front of the Cafe. The first 100 t-shirts sold for every class will have their class year on the back.

The Homecoming football games are Friday, October 5 at 5:00 pm (freshman) and 7:30 pm (varsity).

The daytime parade is Friday, October 5 at 9:35 am and the evening parade occurs between the freshman and varsity games that night.

The Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 6 in the HS Gym from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door (cash or check only).

Silicon Valley STEM Fair
This is a great opportunity to talk to college and university representatives about their STEM degree programs and learn about career and intern opportunities from STEM industry professionals. The event is free and open to the public on Sunday, October 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Middle School

Homecoming Week is October 1-5

Due to Homecoming Week, there is a modified schedule for Friday only.

Homecoming Spirit Days (dress code is enforced during spirit days):

Monday: Sports or College Day

Tuesday: Decade Day (6th grade: 60’s, 7th grade: 70’s and 8th grade: 80’s)

Wednesday: Fandom Day (dress as anything or anyone you’re a fan of)

Thursday: Tourist vs. Safari Day

Friday: Mustang Spirit Day (students to wear their new tie-dye t-shirts* or any other MVC spirit shirt)

*Don’t miss out on having your own Middle School spirit wear! Join The Stampede and purchase your Mustang blue tie-dye shirt for Homecoming week dress up day and all future spirit events. Shirts are $12.00 and sales will begin on Tuesday, September 25 in front of the Cafe at lunch only. Cash and checks (made payable to MVC) please.

The Homecoming football games are Friday, October 5 at 5:00 pm (freshman) and 7:30 pm (varsity).

The daytime parade is Friday, October 5 at 9:35 am and the evening parade occurs between the freshman and varsity games that night.

Convertible for Homecoming Parade
We need a convertible car for our Middle School Prince and Princess to ride in for Homecoming. If you are interested in lending and/or driving your vehicle for Homecoming, please contact Sara Blomquist.

8th Grade Bridge Project
The 8th Grade will be taking a field trip to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Thursday, October 18 as part of their Bridge Project. More details, as well as the permission slip and payment information, can be found here. Permission slips are due no later than Tuesday, September 24 and payment will be billed through FACTS on Monday, October 15. Contact Jeff Jones with any questions.

6th Grade Egyptian Museum Field Trip
The 6th grade class will be attending an exciting field trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium in San Jose on Wednesday, December 12. Students will need to bring their own lunch, wear comfortable shoes and bring their iPad for note-taking. Permission slips are due by Friday, September 28. Please print, sign, and return to Rodney Stanton in Social Studies. The cost of the field trip is $20.00 and will be debited from your FACTS account on Monday, October 15. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Stanton.

8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
The 2019 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. is quickly approaching. It is not too late to register your child for this trip.

Athletics

Middle School Girls Basketball Recognition
On Friday, September 28, both Middle School Girls Basketball teams will be recognized between the 1st and 2nd quarter of the varsity football game that is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. Middle School girls basketball parents should have received an email with detailed instructions for the evening.


Next Week in Athletics
Mustang Fans, come out to one of our home games next week and cheer on our Mustangs!

9/13/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Staffing Updates in Student Services and the Middle School
Beginning Monday, the Student Services team will welcome Isabelle Menez, who has served as Middle School Administrative Assistant so far this year, to the position of Registrar. Melissa Morales, with whom many of you have interacted in her role of Executive Assistant to the Head of School, will assume the role of Middle School Administrative Assistant. MVC is grateful to both of these teammates for their continued service to our school family.

MVC Welcomes TV New Zealand to Campus Next Week
On Thursday, September 20, TV New Zealand's prime time Sunday news show will be filming on campus to explore our school's use of technology. They are particularly interested in the student experience with employing technology as a tool for learning. Some classes and students have been selected to appear on camera and will be given video release forms. We are excited to welcome TVNZ to campus as they film our students in action and capture how we utilize technology to foster learning.

Watsonville & Morgan Hill Families - Sign Up for Next Week's Fall Family Gatherings!

Watsonville on Tuesday, September 18*

Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20*

Aptos on Wednesday, September 26*

Salinas South on Wednesday, October 17

Hollister on Tuesday, October 30

Gilroy East on Thursday, November 15

*RSVPs are currently being taken for these gatherings; please email Nikki Danielsto sign up and receive the location information. Each Gathering begins at 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in hosting a gathering in an area not yet listed, email Nikki Daniels for more details.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Quarter 1 ends on Thursday, October 11. Teachers will contact parents of students in need of an end-of-quarter conference. Conferences will be held Thursday, October 11 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's progress, please feel free to contact your student's teachers directly to set up a time to meet before the end of the first quarter.

Seeking New Members for the MVC Team
MVC has a number of career opportunities available right now, ranging from coaches to bus drivers to an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. Please share this page with anyone you know who might be a great addition to our Mustang team!

High School

Drum Line Kickoff Meeting
Join MVC's newest percussion group - CHOPBUSTERS! The kickoff meeting will be this Friday, September 14 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the band room. We will be playing at football and basketball games. We want to see a huge turnout so come one, come all! No experience required and we will have cookies! Please contactBill Ton or Morgan Matos for more information.

Revolution Prep Interactive Online Tutoring
Revolution Prep is offering 2 great programs: Homework Help and A+ Habits. Homework Help provides unlimited access to expert tutors in every subject. Through September 30, you can get started for only $1.00. A+ Habits helps students master habits that lead to lower stress and better grades. ContactRevolution Prep to sign up or with any questions.

CSU College Night
Considering CSU for college? There will be a CSU College Night at CSU Monterey Bay on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Meet with CSU campus representatives from all 23 California CSU's. Check here for more detailed information.

Junior/Senior College Planning Night
Student Services will be offering a Junior/Senior College Planning Night on Monday, September 24 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Presenters will discuss a month-by-month timeline for what students can be doing to prepare for the college application process, touch on private college information, as well as help families understand NCAA requirements and the Naviance system. Families will also hear from representatives from UC, CSU, and Cabrillo College. View a schedule of the night here.

Homecoming Week is October 1 - 5
Class-specific information including float work days, powder puff practice, and class dances is available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This year, we are starting a new tradition of class colors. Monday's theme will be class colors and t-shirts will be sold ($10.00) the week of September 24 for each class during lunch.

The Homecoming football games are Friday, October 5 at 5:00 pm (freshman) and 7:30 pm (varsity).

The daytime parade is Friday, October 5 at 9:35 am and the evening parade occurs between the freshman and varsity games that night.

The Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 6 in the HS Gym from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door (cash or check only).

Middle School

We Appreciate You!
Thank you for attending Middle School Back-to-School Night! We appreciate your support of MVC Middle School.

Homecoming Week is October 1-5
Middle School will have special tie dye t-shirts that will be sold ($15.00) the week of September 24.

The Homecoming football games are Friday, October 5 at 5:00 pm (freshman) and 7:30 pm (varsity).

The daytime parade is Friday, October 5 at 9:35 am and the evening parade occurs between the freshman and varsity games that night.

8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
The 2019 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. is quickly approaching. It is not too late to register your child for this trip.

Convertible for Homecoming Parade
We need a convertible car for our Middle School Prince and Princess to ride in for Homecoming. If you are interested in lending and/or driving your vehicle for Homecoming, please contact Sara Blomquist.

8th Grade Bridge Project
The 8th Grade Bridge Project is coming soon! As part of the project, students will be taking a field trip to the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday, October 18. More details, as well as the permission form and payment information, can be foundhere. Permission forms are due no later than Monday, September 24. Contact Jeff Jones with any questions.

Athletics

Middle School Girls Lacrosse
We are excited about the possibility of offering Middle School Girls Lacrosse in the winter. We need your feedback to see if we have enough interest to move forward. Please fill out the Lacrosse Survey and let us know if your Middle School daughter is interested.


Like Those MVC Bleachers Chairs? Join the 2018-2019 Mustang Club!
Mustang fans, there's still time to be an MVC athletics booster by joining the Mustang Club this year. Check out the different levels and "perks" here, including two lightweight Mustang-branded bleacher chairs for those joining at the Platinum Level. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.

Fine Arts

Support MVC Fine Arts by Joining the Studio MVC Club
Individuals and companies interested in becoming a patron of the arts at MVC are invited to join the 2018-2019 Studio MVC Club. Check out the differentmembership levels and accompanying "perks," including free tickets, reserved seating, and even parking at this year's MVC fine arts events. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.

9/6/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Salinas & Gilroy Families - Sign Up for Next Week's Fall Family Gatherings!


Salinas North on Wednesday, September 12*
Gilroy West on Thursday, September 13*
Watsonville on Tuesday, September 18*
Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20*
Salinas South on Wednesday, October 17
Gilroy East on Thursday, November 15


* RSVPs are currently being taken for these gatherings; please email Nikki Danielsto sign up and receive the location information.

If you are interested in hosting a gathering in an area not yet listed, email Nikki Daniels for more details.


Volunteering at MVC
Looking for ways to get involved and volunteer your time, talent, and treasure here at MVC? Our online volunteer form will be updated throughout the year as opportunities come and go, so check back often for ways in which you and your family can engage in the life of our school. Contact Nikki Daniels with questions.

High School

Homecoming Week is October 1 - 5
Class-specific information including float work days, powder puff practice, and class dances is available for freshmen, sophomores,
juniors, and seniors.
This year, we are starting a new tradition of class colors. Monday's theme will be class colors and t-shirts will be sold the week of September 24 for each class during lunch. More details will be coming in the September 13 Mustang Flyer regarding the cost of shirts.
The Homecoming football games are Friday, October 5 at 5 pm (freshman) and 7:30 pm (varsity).
The daytime parade is Friday, October 5 at noon and the evening parade occurs between the freshman and varsity football games that night. We are still in need of convertibles for both parades. Your car would be driven either by you or an MVC teacher/ administrator, and would be closely monitored all day. If you have a convertible to lend, please contact Jennifer Keathley.
The Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 6 in the HS Gym from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door (cash or check only).

Freshman Retreat
We are still accepting payments and permission slips for the Freshman Retreat that will take place September 14 - 15. Please submit the permission slip to the ARC and make your $20.00 payment online. More details (including what to bring, exact times, etc.) can be found here.

November Mexico Trip
We are excited to offer another opportunity for students to serve at Rancho de Sus Ninos in November. Registration began on Wednesday, August 30, 2018. This trip will fill up. If your student is interested, please have them pick up the paperwork in the ARC. Deposit information will be emailed after paperwork is received. EmailMichael Lanham with any questions.


National Honor Society Application - Applications due TOMORROW
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHSapplication is due tomorrow, September 7. The application requires a GPA of 3.65 or higher, a service log, and two letters of recommendation (one from a MVC staff and one from an outside source). Applications are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For further questions please contact the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.

Middle School

Middle School Choir
Crescendo Middle School Choir begins on Thursday, September 13. Students will be meeting 1-2 times per week throughout the year during the MS Learning Lab from 8:10 am - 8:40 am. More information can be found here.


Jr. Thespian Troupe
MVC's Jr. Thespian Troupe kickoff is Tuesday, September 11. Students will meet every Tuesday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm throughout the year to work on "individual events" and other theater-related activities. The troupe will be invited to attend the Jr. Thespian Festival in February, where we will compete against other schools. Please fill out the registration form if you are interested in joining our troupe!


8th Grade Field Trip to the Mystery Spot
All 8th graders will be taking a field trip to the Mystery Spot on Wednesday, September 12. More details as well as the permission slip and payment links can be found here. Payment and permission slips are due no later than Friday, September 7. Contact Mr. Jones with any questions.

Athletics

Like Those MVC Bleachers Chairs? Join the 2018-2019 Mustang Club!
Mustang fans, there's still time to be an MVC athletics booster by joining the Mustang Club this year. Check out the different levels and "perks" here, including two lightweight Mustang-branded bleacher chairs for those joining at the Platinum Level. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.

Fine Arts

Support MVC Fine Arts by Joining the Studio MVC Club
Individuals and companies interested in becoming a patron of the arts at MVC are invited to join the 2018-2019 Studio MVC Club. Check out the differentmembership levels and accompanying "perks," including free tickets, reserved seating, and even parking at this year's MVC fine arts events. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.


The 2018-2019 MVC Performing Arts Season
We are excited to announce our 2018-2019 line-up of performing art events. Make plans to join us for a year to remember!

8/30/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - Monday, September 3
In observance of Labor Day, there will be no school on Monday, September 3.


Fall Family Gatherings Coming Soon
Here are the Fall Family Gatherings scheduled so far:


Salinas North on Wednesday, September 12*
Gilroy West on Thursday, September 13*
Watsonville on Tuesday, September 18*
Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20*
Salinas South on Wednesday, October 17
Gilroy East on Thursday, November 15


* RSVPs are currently being taken for these gatherings; please email Nikki Daniels to sign up and receive the location information.


If you are interested in hosting a gathering in an area not listed yet, email Nikki Daniels for more details.

High School

Freshman Retreat
The Freshman Retreat will take place September 14 - 15, and your 9th grade student will not want to miss it! Please submit the permission slip to the ARC and make your $20.00 payment online no later than Wednesday, September 5. More details (including what to bring, exact times, etc.) can be found here.


November Mexico Trip
We are excited to offer another opportunity for students to serve at Rancho de Sus Ninos in November. Registration begins today, Wednesday, August 30, 2018. This trip will fill up quickly. If your student is interested, please have them pick up the paperwork in the ARC. Deposit information will be emailed after paperwork is received. Email Michael Lanham with any questions.

National Honor Society Application

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHSapplication is now OPEN. The application requires a GPA of 3.65 or higher, a service log, and two letters of recommendation (one from a MVC staff and one from an outside source). Applications are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For further questions please contact the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.


High School Pictures - It's Not Too Late to Order!
School pictures were taken on Tuesday, August 21 for high schoolers (9th - 11th). Parents can return the flyer students brought home or print out this form and return with cash, check (made out to JP Impressions), or credit card info written inside to the ARC. Parents can also call JP Impressions directly at 408-298-7532 to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Orders must be submitted by TOMORROW (Friday, August 31), to the ARC or by calling JP Impressions, in order to receive portrait packages by September 21. Retakes will be available on Tuesday, September 25 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all students.


College Cafe for Seniors
During Flex on Thursday, September 6, the guidance counselors will kick off the first College Cafe of the school year with a Senior Seminar on "What should I be doing right now?" Seniors can come and learn how they should be preparing for the college application season and what they need to do NOW so that they're not drowning in application deadlines later. We look forward to seeing our Seniors on Thursday!


CSF Applications
For those sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested and qualify, it's time to submit CSF applications. Students should carefully read the instructions on the membership application, fill in the required information, print it out, and return to Mr. Nystrom in Student Services by Thursday, September 6. This year's group of "scholars for service" will begin meetings in mid-September and our leaders are determined to increase our connection to both campus and surrounding communities!


Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass
Conquer The Test, owned by MVC Alum Matthew Hallock, is offering an SAT Prep course this September. Sign up now to be prepared for the October SAT. The classes will be held on 4 consecutive Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. View student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.

Middle School

Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Don Price Performing Arts Chapel
Middle school families are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the Don Price Performing Arts Chapel at the opening of their Back-to-School Night - 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5. More details about the project - including a 60-second video celebrating MVC's history of building - can be found on our website.


Middle School Back-to-School Night
Middle School Back-to-School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from your child's teachers. View more information and the schedule for the night.

Student Activities Elective Needs Your help!
We are looking for a flatbed trailer for our float in the upcoming Homecoming parade. We would also love supply donations as well as parent volunteers to help build, decorate, and disassemble (after the parade) a Jumanji-themed float. If you are interested in helping in any of these ways, please contact Sara Blomquist.

Middle School Pictures - It's Not Too Late to Order!
School pictures were taken on Monday, August 27 for middle schoolers. Parents can return the flyer students brought home or print out this form to return with cash, check (made out to JP Impressions), or credit card info written inside to the ARC. Parents can also call JP Impressions directly at 408-298-7532 to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Orders must be submitted by TOMORROW (Friday, August 31), to the ARC or by calling JP Impressions, in order to receive portrait packages by September 21. Retakes will be available on Tuesday, September 25 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all students.


8th Grade Field Trip to the Mystery Spot
The 8th Grade will be taking a field trip to the Mystery Spot on Wednesday, September 12. More details as well as the permission slip and payment links can be found here. Payment and permission slips are due no later than Friday, September 7. Contact Mr. Jones with any questions.

Athletics

It's Not Too Late - Join the 2018-2019 Mustang Club
Mustang fans, there's still time to be an MVC athletics booster by joining the Mustang Club this year. Check out the different levels and "perks" here, including passes to 2018-2019 regular season home games. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.

Fine Arts

Support MVC Fine Arts by Joining the Studio MVC Club
Individuals and companies interested in becoming a patron of the arts at MVC are invited to join the 2018-2019 Studio MVC Club. Check out the different membership levels and accompanying "perks," including free tickets, reserved seating, and even parking at this year's MVC fine arts events. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.


The 2018-2019 MVC Performing Arts Season
We are excited to announce our 2018-2019 line-up of performing art events. Make plans to join us for a year to remember!

8/23/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Moms in Prayer Starts TOMORROW
All MVC moms are invited to Moms in Prayer starting tomorrow (Friday, August 24). This group meets each Friday that school is in session from 8:15 am - 9:15 am in the Boardroom in Price Hall. For more information or to sign up to receive email updates about the group, email MVC mom Judy Hsei.


Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the Don Price Performing Arts Chapel
MVC families are invited to the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Don Price Performing Arts Chapel at the opening of each Back-to-School Night - 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29 (High School) and Wednesday, September 5 (Middle School). More details about the project, its history, and the enhancements it will bring to our campus can be found on our website.


Hollister? Monterey? Any Hosts Out There?
Here are the Fall Family Gatherings scheduled so far:


Salinas North on Wednesday, September 12*
Gilroy West on Thursday, September 13*
Watsonville on Tuesday, September 18*
Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20*
Salinas South on Wednesday, October 17
Gilroy East on Thursday, November 15


* RSVPs are currently being taken for these gatherings; please email Nikki Danielsto sign-up and receive the location information.


If you are interested in hosting a gathering in an area not listed yet, email Nikki Daniels for more details.


No School - Monday, September 3
In observance of Labor Day, there will be no school on Monday, September 3.


Taking Flight Survey
God is so good! He has answered our prayers by bringing the perfect new families to join the larger MVC family this year. It has been a great blessing to get to know our new families throughout the admissions process, and it was so exciting to welcome you at Taking Flight last week. Please take a moment to complete thisquick survey so that we can have an even stronger Taking Flight event next year. We love learning how we can serve you better.

High School

Revised Bell Schedule TOMORROW
Tomorrow (Friday, August 24) there will be a special bell schedule for High School that includes all periods in a shortened format. Please remind your students.


ID Cards for Seniors
Seniors will have the opportunity to have their photo taken and an MVC ID card issued to them this coming Monday, August 27 during their English classes.


High School Back-to-School Night
High School Back-to-School Night is on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from your student’s teachers. View the schedule, find details on trip meetings, and more.


High School Pictures - Ordering Info
School pictures were taken on Tuesday, August 21 for high schoolers (9th - 11th). Parents can return the flyer students brought home or print out this form to return with cash, check (made out to JP Impressions), or credit card info written inside to the ARC. Parents can also call JP Impressions directly at 408-298-7532 to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Orders must be submitted by Friday, August 31 (to the ARC or by calling JP Impressions) in order to receive portrait packages by September 21. Retakes will be available on Tuesday, September 25 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all students.


National Honor Society Application
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHS applicationis now OPEN. The application requires a GPA of 3.65 or higher, a service log, andtwo letters of recommendation (one from a MVC staff and one from an outside source). Applications are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For further questions please contact the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.

Middle School

Middle School Family Picnic - THIS Saturday
All Middle School families are invited to join us this Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic on the quad (park in the Senior Lot). Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool, sand volleyball court, and other fun activities for the whole family.


Middle School Pictures - THIS Monday, August 27
School pictures will be taken on Monday, August 27 for middle schoolers. Parents can return the flyer students will bring home or print out this form to return with cash, check (made out to JP Impressions), or credit card info written inside to the ARC. Parents can also call JP Impressions directly at 408-298-7532 to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Orders must be submitted by Friday, August 31 (to the ARC or by calling JP Impressions) in order to receive portrait packages by September 21. Retakes will be available on Tuesday, September 25 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all students.


Middle School Beach Day
Middle School Beach Day is Wednesday, August 29. Please have permission slips in no later than Monday, August 27 to your student’s Language Arts teacher. Details about this fun Middle School trip can be found here.


Middle School Back-to-School Night
Middle School Back-to-School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from your child's teachers. View more information and the schedule for the night.


Student Activities Elective Needs Your help!
We are looking for a flatbed trailer for our float in the upcoming Homecoming parade. We would also love supply donations as well as parent volunteers to help build, decorate, and disassemble (after the parade) a Jumanji-themed float. If you are interested in helping in any of these ways, please contact Sara Blomquist.

Athletics

Football Home Games
Football fans, we have home games on the following dates: August 24, September 13 and 28, and October 5 (Homecoming) and 26. Plan to come out and support our Mustang Football Team!


Middle School Sports Tryout Dates and Times
Tryouts for Middle School Girls’ Basketball and Coed Cross Country will begin on Monday, August 27. You can find more information here. All Athletics paperwork is now done online through Final Forms and must be complete in order to participate in tryouts. A hardcopy of the student-athlete’s physical must be turned in to the Athletics Office.


The 2018-2019 MVC Mustang Club - Memberships Now Available
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2018-2019 school year. Different membership levels have different "perks," including passes to regular season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.

Fine Arts

Godspell Auditions
Auditions for Godspell will be held Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Additional information can be found on the Fine Arts page of the MVC website including audition forms and information.

Student Services

College Cafe: Senior Seminars
Student Services will be hosting Senior Seminars on Thursday mornings during Flex. Come meet with your guidance counselors for a walk-through of important steps during the college application process. The first seminar will be on Thursday, September 6.


CSF Applications
For those sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested and qualify, it's time to submit your CSF application. Carefully read the instructions on themembership application, fill in the required information, print it out, and return to Mr. Nystrom in Student Services by Thursday, September 6. This year's group of "scholars for service" will begin meetings in mid-September and our leaders are determined to increase our connection to both campus and surrounding communities!


Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass
Conquer The Test, owned by MVC Alum Matthew Hallock, is offering an SAT Prep course this September. Sign up now to be prepared for the October SAT. The classes will be held on 4 consecutive Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. View student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.

8/17/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Welcome Back! Did You Get Your MVC Calendar Magnet?
MVC administrators were thrilled to greet parents in both the car line and at the bus stops on Wednesday morning to kick off our school year together. If you missed us and would like one of the MVC calendar magnets we handed out, stop by the ARC or Price Hall any time!


School Pictures - Dates and Pricing
School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, August 21 (High School) and Monday, August 27 (Middle School). Ordering options are listed here. Payment envelopes are available in the ARC in advance or at the time the photo is taken.


Moms in Prayer Starts Next Week
All MVC moms are invited to Moms in Prayer starting next Friday, August 24. This group meets each Friday that school is in session from 8:15 am - 9:15 am in the Boardroom in Price Hall. For more information or to sign up to receive email updates about the group, email MVC mom Judy Hsei.


Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the Don Price Performing Arts Chapel
MVC families are invited to the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Don Price Performing Arts Chapel at the opening of each Back-to-School Night - 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29 (High School) and Wednesday, September 5 (Middle School). More details about the project, its history, and the enhancements it will bring to our campus can be found on our website.


Fall Family Gatherings - Save the Dates and Still Looking for Hosts
Our first four Fall Family Gatherings have been scheduled and R.S.V.P.'s for the September events will open next week:

Salinas on Wednesday, September 12
Gilroy West on Thursday, September 13
Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20
Gilroy East on Thursday, November 15

Gatherings are hosted by current parents willing to open their homes for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in their area. If you would be interested in hosting a Gathering, email Nikki Daniels for more details.

High School

Revised Bell Schedules - August 23 & 24
High School bell schedules will be revised on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24. Thursday will be a regular Tuesday/Wednesday bell schedule. Friday will be a special bell schedule that includes all periods in a shortened format.


National Honor Society Application
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHS application is now OPEN. The application requires a GPA of 3.65 or higher, a service log, and two letters of recommendation (one from a MVC staff and one from an outside source). Applications are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For further questions please contact the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.


Senior Kickoff
The Senior Kickoff will be held on Friday, August 24 at Seacliff Beach. There will be games, food, and bonding students will not want to miss. The day will start in the High School Gym at 8:10 am. Permission slips are due in the ARC by Tuesday, August 21.


Freshman Retreat - Save the Date
Freshman students will not want to miss an on-campus, overnight retreat Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15. This will be an incredible time for class bonding, worship, and fun. More details (including cost) and permission slips soon to follow.


High School Back-to-School Night
Save the date for High School Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from each of your student’s teachers. More details to follow in future editions of the Flyer.

Middle School

Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic on the quad. Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool, sand volleyball court, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Student Services

Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass
Mr. Hallock is offering an SAT Prep course this September. Sign up now to be prepared for the October SAT. The classes will be held on 4 consecutive Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. View student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.

Athletics

Girls Volleyball
Please come out and support our Girls’ Volleyball teams. The first home game is Thursday, August 23 against Scotts Valley. Hope to see you at the game!


Football Home Games
Football Fans, we have home games on the following dates: August 24, September 13 and 28, and October 5 (Homecoming) and 26. Plan to come out and support our Mustang Football Team!


Middle School Sports Tryout Dates and Times
Tryouts for Middle School Girls’ Basketball and Coed Cross Country will begin on Monday, August 27. You can find more information here.


The 2018-2019 MVC Mustang Club - Memberships Now Available
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2018-2019 school year. Different membership levels have different "perks," including passes to regular season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear. Sign up before Sunday, August 19 and join us for a special Members Only Reception the night of the first home football game.

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8/10/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Welcome Back!
MVC’s faculty and staff are excited to welcome students back and kick off the 2018-2019 school year next Wednesday, August 15. The first day will be a normalWednesday schedule for both Middle School and High School.


Bus Route & Stop Assignments Coming TOMORROW
Parents who have signed up for their preferred bus routes/stops for the 2018-2019 school year can expect their route and stop assignments via email tomorrow (Friday, August 10). Parents who have not signed up yet are encouraged to do so ASAP as ridership is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Ken Rothhammer with questions or concerns.


Are you READY FOR TAKEOFF?
To assist you in preparation for the new school year, please visit our "one-stop-shopping" page, Ready for Takeoff. This page contains links and valuable information on everything from athletics to summer assignments.


Taking Flight for Middle School and High School
Taking Flight (formerly known as Student-Parent Orientation Program) is mandatory for all students and parents new to MVC (including all incoming Freshmen). Plan to spend the day with us on Monday, August 13 (High School) and Tuesday, August 14 (Middle School). More details can be found here.


Student Textbooks Now Ready for Purchase
Please refer to detailed instructions on the MVC website regarding purchasing and activating your student’s textbook bundle, as the EdTech online bookstore is now open! This streamlined system will provide a user friendly digital reader and 24-hour customer support all included in one convenient package. Some course materials paid for in this bundle will be distributed by the teacher during class.


Did You Receive a Test Text?
All MVC parents should have received a test of MVC's emergency text system at some point during the last week. If you have not received a text or have questions, please contact Steve Kiebus.


Safety Update & Accompanying 2018-2019 Drop-Off/Pick-Up Maps
The security station at the main gate is in place and our guards are busily preparing for the school year ahead. Parents, please remember that before-school and after-school student drop-off and pick-up will only take place in the main parking lot area (Senior Lot). This will no doubt be an adjustment for our entire school family, so we thank you in advance for your cooperation in making our students and their safety our top priority.


Fall Family Gatherings - Save the Dates & Still Looking for Hosts
Our first two Fall Family Gatherings have been scheduled!


Gilroy on Thursday, September 13
Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20

Gatherings are hosted by current parents willing to open their homes for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in their area. If you would be interested in hosting a Gathering, email

Nikki Daniels for more details.


2018-2019 Parent/Student Handbook
MVC's 2018-2019 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online. Please direct any questions or concerns to Assistant Head of School Nikki Daniels.

High School

Senior Kickoff
The Senior Kickoff will be held on Friday, August 24 at Seacliff Beach. There will be games and food, and the students will take a group Senior picture. The day will start in the High School Gym at 8:10 am.


Freshman Retreat - Save the Date
Freshman students will not want to miss an on-campus, overnight retreat Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15. This will be an incredible time for class bonding, worship, and fun. More details (including cost) and permission slips soon to follow.


High School Back-to-School Night
Save the date for High School Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from each of your student’s teachers. More details to follow in future editions of the Flyer.


Senior Parking Spot Painting - Final Day to Paint
Seniors who reserved a parking spot have one more opportunity to paint their spot on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Only latex water-based paint can be used. A copy of the contract with additional information can be viewed here. Contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Middle School

Still Need to Purchase a PE Uniform? The Store Has Reopened!
All Middle School students enrolled in PE will need to wear a MVC PE uniform, which includes a blue shirt and black shorts. Purchases must be made through our MVC 2018 PE Store, which will be open for one week only, beginning today, August 9 and ending Thursday, August 16. If students choose to wear a sweatshirt and/or sweatpants, each must also be part of the MVC uniform. Visit the online store today! For questions regarding uniforms, contact Boys PE Instructor Don Keathley or Girls PE Instructor Kim Wertman.


Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic on the quad. Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool, sand volleyball court, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Athletics

Meet the Mustangs
Meet the Mustangs will take place on Friday, August 10 at 6:30 pm in the High School Gym. This is a chance for parents and athletes to hear from Director of Athletics, Matt Coleman, as well as participate in a pre-season meeting with their specific coach. Parents and 9th-12th grade students who plan to play a fall sport are welcome to attend.


Memberships Now Available - The 2018-2019 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2018-2019 school year. Different membership levels have different "perks," including passes to regular season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear. Sign up before Thursday, August 19 and join us for a special Members Only Reception the night of the first home football game on Friday, August 24.

8/2/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Are you READY FOR TAKEOFF?
To assist you in preparation for the new school year, please visit our "one-stop-shopping" page, Ready for Takeoff. This page contains links and valuable information on everything from Athletics to summer assignments. Check back all summer for updates and current information.


Taking Flight for Middle School and High School
Taking Flight (formerly known as Student-Parent Orientation Program) is mandatory for all students and parents new to MVC (including all incoming Freshmen). Plan to spend the day with us on Monday, August 13 (High School) and Tuesday, August 14 (Middle School). More details can be found here.


Student Textbooks Now Ready for Purchase
Please refer to detailed instructions on the MVC website regarding purchasing and activating your student’s textbook bundle, as the EdTech online bookstore is now open! This streamlined system will provide a user friendly digital reader and 24-hour customer support all included in one convenient package. Some course materials paid for in this bundle will be distributed by the course teacher in class.


Testing MVC's Emergency Text System
Tomorrow, Friday, August 3 at 11:00 am, MVC will conduct a test of our emergency text notification system. Each individual listed as either a primary or secondary contact in Focus will receive a test text at the mobile phone number on record. Once the test is successfully concluded, MVC will send a follow-up email to which parents can respond with any questions or concerns.


Bus Route & Stop Assignments Coming Next Week
Parents who have signed up for their preferred bus routes/stops for the 2018-2019 school year can expect their route and stop assignments via email later next week.Parents who have not signed up yet are encouraged to do so ASAP as ridership is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Ken Rothhammer with questions or concerns.


Safety Update & Accompanying 2018-2019 Drop-Off/Pick-Up Maps
The security station at the main gate is in place and our guards are busily preparing for the school year ahead. Parents, please remember that before-school and after-school student drop-off and pick-up will only take place in the main parking lot area (Senior Lot). This will no doubt be an adjustment for our entire school family, so we thank you in advance for your cooperation in making our students and their safety our top priority.


Carpool Lists Emailing Out Next Week
Families who signed up for carpool groups via the form in the past few Mustang Flyers will receive those email lists early next week. If you missed the deadline but are still interested in connecting with potential carpool partners for the 2018-2019 school year, please email Kendra Lanham directly.


Fall Family Gatherings - Save the Dates & Still Looking for Hosts
Our first few Fall Family Gatherings have been scheduled!

Gilroy on Thursday, September 13
Morgan Hill East on Thursday, September 20

Gatherings are hosted by current parents willing to open their homes for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in their area. If you would be interested in hosting a Gathering, email Nikki Daniels for more details.


2018-2019 Parent/Student Handbook
MVC's 2018-2019 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online. Please direct any questions or concerns to Assistant Head of School Nikki Daniels.

High School

Senior Parking Spot Painting
Seniors who reserved a parking spot can come on the following dates to paint their spot:

Saturday, August 4 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 5 - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 11 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Only latex water-based paint can be used. A copy of the contract with additional information can be viewed here. Contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Summer Reading and Assignments
Take a moment to look over the 2018 Summer Reading and Assignments for High School students.

Middle School

Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic on the quad. Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool, sand volleyball court, and other fun activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Email Nikki Daniels on or before Sunday, August 5 to volunteer!

Middle School Beach Day- Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming Middle School Beach Day at Sunset Beach on Wednesday, August 29 from 10:00 am* - 1:30 pm, please emailCarissa Medina. Volunteer opportunities will include barbecuing, setting up and serving lunch, and clean-up.

*Students are asked to arrive at school at the regular start time.

Student Schedules Available
Middle School students are now able to log in to Focus to view their classes and periods. Please know that schedules are subject to change and you should check back on Tuesday, August 14 to confirm final placements.

Elective Registration for First Quarter
Middle School elective registration for First Quarter began on Monday, July 30. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.

Athletics

Meet the Mustangs
Meet the Mustangs will take place on Friday, August 10 at 6:30 pm in the High School Gym. This is a chance for parents and athletes to hear from Director of Athletics, Matt Coleman, as well as participate in a pre-season meeting with their specific coach. This is for all 9th-12th grade parents and student athletes who play a fall sport.


Memberships Now Available - The 2018-2019 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2018-2019 school year. Different membership levels have different "perks," including passes to regular season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear. Sign up before Thursday, August 19 and join us for a special Members Only Reception the night of the first home football game on Friday, August 24.


Fall Sports Tryouts and Start Dates
Tryout and start dates for all fall sports can be found here. Other important fall sports dates and coaches’ contact information are available here.


Online Athletics Paperwork is Live
Final Forms is live! FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletics participation forms for your students online. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!

7/26/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Are you READY FOR TAKEOFF?
To assist you in preparation for the new school year, please visit our "one-stop-shopping" page, Ready for Takeoff. This page contains links and valuable information on everything from Athletics to summer assignments. Check back all summer for updates and current information.


Taking Flight for Middle School and High School
Taking Flight (formerly known as Student-Parent Orientation Program) is mandatory for all students and parents new to MVC (including all incoming Freshmen). Plan to spend the day with us on August 13 (High School) and August 14 (Middle School). More details can be found here.


Safety Update & Accompanying 2018-2019 Drop-Off/Pick-Up Maps
Starting in August, MVC will have security at the main entrance for parents and visitors who need to access campus during school hours. Before-school and after-school student drop-off and pick-up will only take place in the main parking lot area (Senior Lot). These drop-off and pick-up maps will help you navigate the new process. Thank you for working with us to make student safety a top priority.


A Message From MVC's New Transportation Coordinator
Parents are invited to read this message from MVC's new Transportation Coordinator Ken Rothhammer, and sign up for preferred bus routes/stops for the 2018-2019 school year. Because ridership is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, families must sign up before Wednesday, August 1. Route and stop assignments will be issued the week of August 6 to allow families time to plan and prepare for the start of school on Wednesday, August 15.


Interested in Carpooling in 2018-2019?
Families interested in connecting with potential carpool partners for the 2018-2019 school year can fill out this form anytime before Wednesday, August 1. Lists of names/email addresses will be shared with families by region the week of August 6 to allow time to connect prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.


Fall Family Gatherings - Looking for Hosts & Hostesses
Please consider participating in a rewarding and fun opportunity by hosting a Fall Family Gathering. These are hosted by current parents willing to open their homes for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in their area. If you would be interested in hosting a Gathering, email Nikki Daniels for more details.


High School

Senior Parking Spot Painting
Seniors who reserved a parking spot can come on the following dates to paint their spot:

August 4 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 5 - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

August 11 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Only latex water-based paint can be used. A copy of the contract with additional information can be viewed here. Contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.

Summer Reading and Assignments
Take a moment to look over the 2018 Summer Reading and Assignments for High School students.

Middle School

Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic on the quad. Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool, sand volleyball court, and other fun activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Email Nikki Daniels on or before August 5 to volunteer!

Middle School Beach Day- Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming Middle School Beach Day at Sunset Beach on Wednesday, August 29 from 10:00 am* - 1:30 pm, please emailCarissa Medina. Volunteer opportunities will include barbecuing, setting up and serving lunch, and clean-up.
*Students are asked to arrive at school at the regular start time.

Student Schedules Available Wednesday, August 1

Middle School students will be able to log in to Focus to view their classes and periods beginning Wednesday, August 1. Please know that schedules are subject to change and you should check back on August 14 to confirm final placements.

Elective Registration for First Quarter
Middle School elective registration for First Quarter begins on Monday, July 30. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.

Registering for Contract PE
Planning to register for contract PE for 2018-2019? Horsemanship participantsregister online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. All other Middle School contract PE participants should email Principal Medina to get started. In order to allow time to process all necessary paperwork before school starts, please initiate registration before Wednesday, August 1.

Athletics

Memberships Now Available - The 2018-2019 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2018-2019 school year. Different membership levels have different "perks," including passes to regular season home athletic events and exclusive MVC gear. Sign up before Thursday, August 19 and join us for a special Members Only Reception the night of the first home football game on Friday, August 24.


Fall Sports Tryouts and Start Dates
Tryout and start dates for all sports can be found here. Other important fall sports dates and coaches’ contact information are available here.


Online Athletics Paperwork is Live
Final Forms is live! FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletics participation forms for your students online. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!

7/12/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Are you READY FOR TAKEOFF?
To assist you in preparation for the new school year, please visit our "one-stop-shopping" page, Ready for Takeoff. This page contains links and valuable information on everything from Athletics to summer assignments. Check back all summer for updates and current information.


Safety Update & Accompanying 2018-2019 Drop-Off/Pick-Up Maps
Starting in August, MVC will have security at the main entrance for parents and visitors who need to access campus during school hours. Before-school and after-school student drop-off and pick-up will only take place in the main parking lot area (Senior Lot). These drop-off and pick-up maps will help you navigate the new process. Thank you for working with us to make student safety a top priority.


A Message From MVC's New Transportation Coordinator
Parents are invited to read this message from MVC's new Transportation Coordinator Ken Rothhammer, and sign up for preferred bus routes/stops for the 2018-2019 school year. Because ridership is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, families must sign up before August 1. Route and stop assignments will be issued the week of August 6 to allow families time to plan and prepare for the start of school on August 15.


Interested in Carpooling in 2018-2019?
Families interested in connecting with potential carpool partners for the 2018-2019 school year can fill out this form anytime before August 1. Lists of names/email addresses will be shared with families by region the week of August 6 to allow time to connect prior to the first day of school on August 15.


Fall Family Gatherings - Looking for Hosts & Hostesses
Please consider participating in a rewarding and fun opportunity by hosting a Fall Family Gathering. These are hosted by current parents willing to open their homes for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in their area. If you would be interested in hosting a Gathering, email Nikki Daniels for more details.

High School

Summer Reading and Assignments
Take a moment to look over the 2018 Summer Reading and Assignments for high school students.

Middle School

Registering for Contract PE
Planning to register for contract PE for 2018-2019? Horsemanship participantsregister online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. All other MS contract PE participants should email Principal Medina to get started. In order to allow time to process all necessary paperwork before school starts, please initiate registration before August 1.


PE Uniform Ordering Instructions
All Middle School students enrolled in PE will need to wear a MVC PE uniform. Purchases must be made through our MVC 2018 PE Store Team Shop, which will be open for two weeks only, beginning Thursday, July 12 and ending Thursday, July 26. This will ensure on-time delivery to the school no later than Friday, August 17. A uniform shirt and shorts are mandatory for PE. However, if students wear a sweatshirt and/or sweatpants, each must also be part of the MVC uniform. Visit the online store today! (Access code: mvcpe18). For questions regarding uniforms, contact Boys PE Instructor Don Keathley or Girls PE Instructor Kim Wertman.

Athletics

Sports Performance Coach
We are pleased to announce Humberto Medina as the new Sports Performance Coach at MVC. Read more about Coach Medina and his role here at MVC.


Key Fall Sports Dates and Coaches’ Contact Information
Important fall sports dates and coaches’ contact information can be viewed here.


Online Athletics Paperwork is Live
Final Forms is here! FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletics participation forms for your students online. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!

Student Services

Summer SAT Prep Course
Mr. Hallock is offering a summer session of the Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass! Sign up now to be prepared for the August SAT. Classes will be held July 17, 19, 24, and 26. You can visit his site to see student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.

6/22/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Are you READY FOR TAKEOFF?
To assist you in preparation for the new school year, please visit our "one-stop-shopping" page, Ready for Takeoff. This page contains links and valuable information on everything from Athletics to summer assignments. Check back all summer for updates and current information.


Transportation Update
MVC's Transportation Department is hard at work conducting our annual review of all bus routes and stops in preparation for rider registration starting in July. Look for directions on how to sign up to ride the bus in the July 12 Mustang Flyer.


ARC Hours
The ARC is open during Summer School, June 4 - July 13, from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm to assist you.

High School

Class Schedules
We are still making adjustments to schedules, teachers, periods and room numbers. We are glad to answer any questions, but if you would like to make a class change, please contact us after July 1 to allow us time to finalize these details.


Summer Reading and Assignments
Take a moment to look over the 2018 Summer Reading and Assignments for high school students.

Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Information for 2018-2019 School Year
We are working on information regarding schedules, textbooks, and supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. The information will be available by mid-July so please check the Mustang Flyer or MVC website for details.


2018-2019 Washington D.C. Trip
Rising 8th Grade parents, please read over this important information regarding the Washington, D.C. trip for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Athletics

Online Athletics Paperwork is Live
Final Forms is here! FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletics participation forms for your students online. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
We are delighted to announce the hiring of Britta Blaser as our new Head Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach and Program Builder! Read more about Coach Blaser and her vision for the Girls Volleyball program.


MVC Athletics Partners with Dignity Health Concussion Network
We are proud to announce our partnership with Dignity Health Foundation. At MVC, we recognize the importance in providing high quality concussion education and care resources to help protect our student-athletes. Through the partnership of the Dignity Health Concussion Network, we have found the support in providing awareness and resources to ensure our student-athletes are safe. Read more about this exciting partnership!

Student Services

Summer SAT Prep Course
Mr. Hallock is offering a summer session of the Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass! Sign up now to be prepared for the August SAT. Classes will be held July 17, 19, 24, and 26. Click here for student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.

6/7/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Welcome, New 2018-2019 MVC Families!
We want to say "Welcome!" to all of the families who will be joining MVC for the 2018-2019 school year. This is your first issue of the Mustang Flyer, and we hope you find it both informative and helpful as you navigate your first year at MVC. Throughout June and July, it will be emailed to you biweekly and will begin weekly in August. Questions can always be directed tomustangflyer@mvcs.org. Please add this email address, or if possible, mvcs.org, to your safe senders/whitelist.


Are you READY FOR TAKEOFF?
To assist you in preparation for the new school year, please visit our "one-stop-shopping" page, Ready for Takeoff. This page contains links and valuable information on everything from Athletics to Summer Assignments. Check back all summer for updates and current information.


ARC Hours
The ARC is open during Summer School, June 4 - July 13, from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm to assist you.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: John & Denise Bautista
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank those who go above and beyond who might not otherwise be noticed. John and Denise Bautista, parents of John ‘21, blessed the MVC community by donating a shuttle vehicle for use at the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony. The vehicle is owned by their company, Tropos Technologies. John, the father, came to operate the vehicle all evening and John, the son, served as a host/greeter. Thank you, Bautista family, for helping those in need of assistance at the ceremony, and as always, for your generosity and support!

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

Class Schedules
We are still making adjustments to schedules, teachers, periods and room numbers. We are glad to answer any questions, but please know that any requests for class changes will be addressed after July 1 to allow us time to finalize these details.

Summer Reading and Assignments
Take a moment to look over the 2018 Summer Reading and Assignments for high school students.

Class of 2019 SENIORS
The deadline to book your Senior Portrait session has been extended to Saturday, June 9, 2018. Sessions started in June and run through August. If you have any questions, call Annie Rowland at 831-466-0663.

Here are the links you will need:

MVC Senior Portrait On Location Online Booking Link
https://cloudforms.co?scid= 13M3J9DX299J3XSB&fid=34047

Session Options
http://files.studiocloud.com/ 90951_5409578_SESSION_OPTIONS. pdf

Location Examples

http://files.studiocloud.com/ 90951_5408676_LOCATIONS.pdf

MVC Senior 2019 Yearbook Only Signup

https://cloudforms.co?scid= 13M3J9DX299J3XSB&fid=48795

Middle School

Middle School Information for 2018-2019 School Year
We are working on information regarding schedules, textbooks, and supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. The information will be available by mid-July so please check the Mustang Flyer or MVC website for details.

2018-2019 Washington D.C. Trip
Rising 8th Grade parents, please read over this important information regarding the Washington, D.C. trip for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Athletics

Summer Sports Camps
Registration is still open for Monte Vista Christian 2018 Summer Sports Camps!

Student Services

Summer SAT Prep Course
Mr. Hallock is offering a summer session of the Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass! Sign up now to be prepared for the August SAT. Classes will be held July 17, 19, 24, and 26. Click here for student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.

5/24/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Livestream of Promotion and Graduation Ceremonies
We will livestream both the Middle School Promotion Ceremony and the High School Graduation Ceremony on MVC’s Facebook page on Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm, respectively.

Supporting the Outdoor Student Center: It's Not Too Late!
Wouldn't it be great to come back to campus in August to find the Outdoor Student Center fully furnished, including the remaining seating nooks as well as technology upgrades? It's not too late to make a gift to help MVC realize this goal. Our alumni and parents have already donated nearly $65,000. Please consider being part of the final $35,000 needed to meet the goal and finish strong!

Mustang Flyer Summer Schedule
While we wish each of our school families a blessed break from school this summer, MVC's staff and administration will remain "on the job" throughout June and July to make sure we're prepared to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with excellence in August.

Toward this end, be watching for summer editions of the Mustang Flyer every other Thursday this summer. Here's the schedule:

June 7
June 21
July 12
July 26

The Mustang Flyer will resume its usual weekly distribution on August 2.

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Middle School Play Day Volunteers
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank those who made last Friday's Middle School Play Day such a huge success. Our generous parents brought food, decorated tables, hosted games, donated funds, spun cotton candy, set-up, cleaned-up....you name the need, they met it - and we are so grateful.

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

Baccalaureate and Graduation
Here is detailed information for Seniors about Baccalaureate and Graduation.

Summer School
Classes begin Monday, June 4 at 8:00 am. You will be receiving an email from your student’s teacher with specific details (location, supplies needed, etc.)

Class of 2019 SENIORS
The deadline to book your Senior Portrait session is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Sessions start in June and run through August. If you have any questions, call Annie Rowland at 831-466-0663.

Here are the links you will need:

MVCS Senior Portrait On Location Online Booking Link
https://cloudforms.co?scid= 13M3J9DX299J3XSB&fid=34047

Session Options
http://files.studiocloud.com/ 90951_5409578_SESSION_OPTIONS. pdf

Location Examples

http://files.studiocloud.com/ 90951_5408676_LOCATIONS.pdf

MVCS Senior 2019 Yearbook Only Signup

https://cloudforms.co?scid= 13M3J9DX299J3XSB&fid=48795

Middle School

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am. We are very proud of each of our 8th grade students and are looking forward to sharing this special occasion with all of you. More information can be found here.


2018-2019 Washington D.C. Trip Registration Deadline is June 1
7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the Washington, D.C. trip for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Athletics

Summer Sports Camps
Registration is still open for Monte Vista Christian 2018 Summer Sports Camps!


Varsity Jackets
Order your NEFF Varsity Jacket now! Get information and instructions on how to order your jacket on the athletics website.


Thank you!
We would like to thank Barbara Bielas-Flynn, RN, NP for going above and beyond during our recent Sports Physicals Clinic. Barbara came to campus after a full day at her office and spent 3+ hours serving our Athletics program. She saw 35 of our student athletes, thoroughly evaluating each for clearance to play sports during the 2018-2019 school year.

Student Services

College Kick-Start Workshop
Student Services will host a College Kick-Start Workshop for the rising Senior Class of 2019. It will run Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. We will introduce a broad range of topics pertaining to your student's senior year and college application process. We will help your student create a college list, explore the qualities and characteristics of different schools, brainstorm ideas for college essays and short answers, and even start a few applications! Registration is from Thursday, May 10 through Friday, May 25. Cost for this workshop is $25. Please direct questions to Jessica Sokol. Register NOW… spots are limited.


Summer SAT Prep Course
Mr. Hallock is offering a summer session of the Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass! Sign up now to be prepared for the August SAT. Classes will be held July 17, 19, 24, and 26. Click here for student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.


College Engineering Course at Cabrillo College
Students are invited to enroll in the ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession course at Cabrillo College for this Summer 2018 session. Students should register throughCabrillo's registration process to ensure that they get a spot in the class. Tuition fees are waived for high school students. This course runs from Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 26 from 9:30 am to 1:45 pm each day.


5/17/18

General News & Upcoming Events

GENERAL NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Bus Schedules for Finals Week
Here are next week's bus schedules in light of finals.

MVC-Issued iPads
As we near the end of the school year, it is time to start returning MVC-issued iPads. To avoid the rush, students who are finished using their school-issued iPads should return them to the ARC between 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. The return deadline is Thursday, May 24, after final exams. All students will need to provide their own iPads for the 2018-2019 school year. On this page you will also find information regarding next year’s iPad requirements, our Custom Apple Store, and more.

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Softball Senior Night Parent Coordinators
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank those who went above and beyond to make last Wednesday's softball Senior Night a success. In the words of Head Coach Shelley Chavez, MVC parents Irene Baer, Charlotte Kashani, Jason Keller, and Amy Kraemer "went above and beyond making each senior feel special and loved. It was a wonderful night and we are truly thankful for our outstanding Mustang Parents!"

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

MVC's Official 2018-2019 School Calendar
We are pleased to share MVC's official 2018-2019 calendar for your use throughout the school year to come! Be sure to bookmark it and check back often as events are added and updated throughout the year.

High School

Class of 2019 Senior Parking Spots
Parking spots went on sale Monday, May 14, and are continuing during Flex, lunch, and after school until Thursday, May 24. Complete and return the contract with both student and parent/guardian signatures. Be sure to read over the contract entirely.


High School Finals Schedule
Final exams will be given from Monday, May 21, through Thursday, May 24. Please look over the High School exam schedule and information sheet. Busses will leave each day at 11:55 am. Students who ride the bus but don't have an exam for a course should report to the ARC (for silent study) or the HS Gym during that course's final exam time.


Upcoming Senior Events
Here you will find detailed information about Baccalaureate and Graduation.


Summer School
Classes begin Monday, June 4 at 8:00 am. You will be receiving an email from your student’s teacher with specific details (location, supplies needed, etc.).


Current Juniors - Schedule Your Senior Portraits Now!
Each year MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. The first step is to download the custom app (A.K.Rowland) and learn about nine different options for on-location sessions as well as custom locations available. NEW THIS YEAR - Those families desiring solely a picture for inclusion in the MVC 2019 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only option that will take place on the MVC campus in August. Book your on-location session NOW to ensure you get the location and date/time of your choosing (especially beach sessions, which are limited due to tides). If you do not wish to download the app, you can view location options, session options, style guides for girls and guys and more. The deadline to book is June 5, 2018. You can email Annie K. Rowland or call her at 831-466-0663.

Middle School

Middle School Play Day
Just a reminder that Play Day is Friday, May 18, and we still are in need of food items. Please contact Sara Blomquist to donate items or if you have any questions.


Middle School Finals Schedule
Middle School finals are from Monday, May 21, through Thursday, May 24. Please view the schedule here. Note that busses will be running these days and will leave at 11:55 am each day.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am. We are very proud of each of our 8th grade students and are looking forward to sharing this special occasion with all of you. More information can be found here.


2018-2019 Washington D.C. Trip Registration Deadline is June 1
7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the Washington, D.C. Trip for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Athletics

Head Varsity Basketball Coach
We are pleased to announce Drew Snelgrove as the new Head Varsity Basketball Coach and Program Builder at Monte Vista Christian. Read more about Coach Snelgrove and his vision for the basketball program.


Summer Sports Camps
We are excited to announce Monte Vista Christian 2018 Summer Sports Camps! Registration is now open.

Student Services

College Kick-Start Workshop
Student Services will host a College Kick-Start Workshop from Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for the rising Senior Class of 2019. We will introduce a broad range of topics pertaining to your student's senior year and college application process. We will help your student create a college list, explore the qualities and characteristics of different schools, brainstorm ideas for college essays and short answers, and even start a few applications! Registration is from Thursday, May 10 through Friday, May 25. Cost for this workshop is $25. Please direct questions to Jessica Sokol. Register NOW… spots are limited.


Summer SAT Prep Course
Mr. Hallock is offering a summer session of the Conquer the Test SAT Masterclass! Sign up now to be prepared for the August SAT. Classes will be held July 17, 19, 24, and 26. Click here for student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and pricing/logistical details.


College Engineering Course at Cabrillo College
Students are invited to enroll in the ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession course at Cabrillo College this Summer 2018 session. Students should register throughCabrillo's registration process to ensure that they get a spot in the class. Tuition fees are waived for high school students. This course runs from Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 26 from 9:30 am - 1:45 pm.


5/10/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Celebrating the Life of Martha Price
All members of the MVC family are invited to join us in celebrating the life of Martha Price on Friday, May 11 at 3:30 pm in the HS Gymnasium. In addition, photos, memories, and messages of condolence can be sent to Dave Johnson who is populating an album on MVC's Facebook page as a tribute to Mrs. Price and blessing to her family.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Aladdin Jr. Helpers
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank three ladies who went above and beyond to make last Friday's production of Aladdin Jr. a success. Maribel Ferreira, Natalie Kaiser, and Marya Keegan fed 40 middle schoolers dinner between the 4:30 and 7:00 pm shows. We couldn't have done it without them!


To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.


Announcing a New Addition to the MVC Team
Please join us in welcoming MVC’s new Instrumental Arts teacher, Bill Ton, to the MVC faculty for the 2018-2019 school year. You can read more about Bill here.


MVC-Issued iPads
As we near the end of the school year, it is time to start returning MVC-issued iPads. To avoid the rush, students who are finished using their school-issued iPads should return them to the ARC between 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. The return deadline is Thursday, May 24, after final exams. All students will need to provide their own iPads for the 2018-2019 school year.


Online 2018-2019 MVC Calendar - Coming Soon
We are working on a new-and-improved online MVC calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. It is almost ready, and we look forward to sharing it with you in next week's Mustang Flyer. Stay tuned!

High School

AP Testing
AP Testing began this week and goes through May 18. Students will be emailed specific details about each AP exam. Please note that due to the length of the exams, morning tests will start at 7:30 am and afternoon tests will go beyond 3:20 pm. Students who ride the bus will need to arrange alternate transportation.


Class of 2019 Senior Parking Spots
Parking spots will be on sale May 14 - May 18 during Flex, lunch, and after school (until 4:00 pm). Complete and return the contract with both student and parent/guardian signatures (please read over the contract entirely).


High School Finals Schedule
This semester high school finals will be given by department instead of by period. Please look over the schedule and share with your students. Busses will leave each day at 11:55 am.


Current Juniors - Schedule Your Senior Portraits Now!
Each year MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. The first step is to download the custom app (A.K.Rowland) and learn about nine different options for on-location sessions as well as custom locations available. NEW THIS YEAR - Those families desiring solely a picture for inclusion in the MVC 2019 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only option that will take place on the MVC campus in August. Book your on-location session NOW to ensure you get the location and date/time of your choosing (especially beach sessions, which are limited due to tides). If you do not wish to download the app, you can view location options, session options, style guides for girls and guys and more. The deadline to book is June 5, 2018. You can emailAnnie K. Rowland or call her at 831-466-0663.

Middle School

Middle School Awards Night
You are cordially invited to our annual middle school awards program on Tuesday, May 15. Specific emails were sent to the parents of students receiving an award. We also invite you to honor the incredible career of Mr. Ray Blute. Starting at 6:30 pm, Mr. Blute will be available in the High School Gym lobby for those who would like to thank him and wish him well. The program will begin at 7:00 pm with a short tribute to Mr. Blute; there will be a cake reception immediately following. Please join us on this evening to celebrate our students and Mr. Blute.


Middle School Play Day
Play Day is next Friday, May 18, and we still are in need of food, decorations, and games. Please view this letter to see what is needed and how you can help!


Middle School Finals Schedule
Middle School finals are May 21-24. Please view the schedule here. Note that busses will be running these days and will leave at 11:55 am each day.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is Friday, May 25, at 10:00 am. We are very proud of each of the 8th grade students and are looking forward to sharing this special occasion with all of you. More information can be found here.


2018-2019 Washington D.C. Trip Registration Deadline is June 1
7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the Washington, D.C. Trip for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Athletics

Sports Physicals
Monte Vista Christian Athletics will offer sports physicals on Thursday, May 17 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the High School Gym. This will be a fundraiser for the Athletics Department and the cost will be $25. Athletes will need to bring a completed Health History form with them. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


Summer Sports Camps
We are excited to announce Monte Vista Christian 2018 Summer Sports Camps! Registration is now open.


Student Services

College Kick-Start Workshop
Student Services will host a College Kick-Start Workshop Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for the rising Senior Class of 2019. We will introduce a broad range of topics pertaining to your student's senior year and and college application process. We will help your student create a college list, explore the qualities and characteristics of different schools, brainstorm ideas for college essays and short answers, and even start a few applications! Registration is from May 10 - May 25. Cost for this workshop is $25. Please direct questions toJessica Sokol. Register NOW… spots are limited.

5/3/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Middle School Play
You are invited to Aladdin Jr. performed by our Middle School Theatre Arts Class. Performances are on Friday, May 4 at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are available on Showtix.


On-Campus MVC Family Gathering - This Monday, May 7 at 7:00 pm
All members of our school family are welcome to join Dr. Salerno and other MVC leaders for an on-campus Family Gathering in the new Outdoor Student Center.


Studio Spring Music Showcase
Our 2018 Studio MVC Spring Music Showcase will display all vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as a variety of soloists and small groups performing pop, classical and show tunes. Don't miss this 6th - 12th grade music extravaganza featuring YOUR amazing students on Wednesday, May 9 from 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm in the High School Gym. Reserved tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Showtix.


MVC Engineering Faire
On May 16 the Advanced Engineering students will be showing off their final projects during middle school and high school lunch at the MVC Engineering Faire. The students will have booths set up right outside the cafe to demonstrate and display what they have been working on. Parents are invited to attend this amazing display of our students’ creativity! You can view a sample of last year’s projects here.

High School

Sadie Hawkins Dance
ASB will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance on Friday, May 4 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. Fee is $20 at the door and includes light snacks, a DJ, and a photo booth. More information can be found in the HS Bulletin.


AP Testing
AP Testing will be take place May 7-18. Students will be emailed specific details about each AP exam. Please note that due to the length of the exams, morning tests will start at 7:30 am and afternoon tests will go beyond 3:20 pm. Students who ride the bus will need to arrange alternate transportation.


High School Finals Schedule
This semester high school finals will be given by department instead of by period. Please look over the schedule and share with your students. Busses will leave each day at 11:55 am.


Current Juniors - Schedule Your Senior Portraits Now!
Each year MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. The first step is to download the custom app (A.K.Rowland) and learn about nine different options for on-location sessions (ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours), as well as custom locations available (for sessions of 2 hours or more). NEW THIS YEAR - Those families desiring solely a picture for inclusion in the MVC 2019 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only option that will take place on the MVC campus in August. Book your on-location session NOW to ensure you get the location and date/time of your choosing (especially beach sessions, which are limited due to tides). The deadline to book is June 2018. You can email Annie K. Rowland or call her at 831-466-0663.

Middle School

Middle School Awards Night
You are cordially invited to our annual middle school awards program on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. During this event we will also honor the incredible career of Mr. Ray Blute. Starting at 6:30 pm, Mr. Blute will be available in the Gym Lobby for those who would like to thank him and wish him well. The program will begin at 7:00 pm with a short tribute to Mr. Blute, and the middle school awards will follow. There will be a cake reception at the conclusion of the program.


Middle School Play Day
Play Day is only weeks away and we are still in need of volunteers! If you are interested, please view this letter to see how you can help. Please note, all chaperones are required to do the Live Scan Fingerprinting. Please contact Laura Hamilton with questions or for more information.


Middle School Finals Schedule
Middle School finals are May 21-24. Please view the schedule here. Note that busses will be running these days and will leave at 11:55 am each day.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am. We are very proud of each of our 8th grade students and are looking forward to sharing this special occasion with all of you. More information can be found here.


2018-2019 Washington D.C. Trip
7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the Washington, D.C. Trip for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Athletics

Sideline Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts will be held in the Middle School Gym on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm and on also on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am - TBD. If you plan on trying out, please pick up the cheer packet in the ARC. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions you may have.


Volunteers Needed
MVC Athletics is looking for parent volunteers to assist with our annual Sports Physicals Clinic on Thursday, May 17 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. If you are a doctor, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse we would appreciate your help! Contact Kira Tellez or Colette Crawford by Thursday, May 3 to volunteer.


4/26/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Announcing a New Addition to the MVC Team
Please join us in welcoming MVC’s new Director of Fine Arts Morgan Matos to the MVC faculty for the 2018-2019 school year. You can read more about Morgan and her new role here.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Kristin & Jay Hurley
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank two individuals who went above and beyond to make our April 15 choral concert so wonderful. Kristin & Jay Hurley (parents to Frank '20) organized all the volunteers, ran the sound, did the set-up, and helped tear down. They were absolutely essential to the night's success and we are so grateful!

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.


Senior Cap & Gown Distribution
The Herff Jones rep will be here to pass out caps & gowns to seniors on Wednesday, May 2 during lunch in front of the cafe.


Middle School Play
You are invited to Aladdin Jr. performed by our Middle School Theatre Arts Class. Performances are May 4 at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are available on Showtix.


Studio Spring Music Showcase
Our 2018 Studio MVC Spring Music Showcase will display all vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as a variety of soloists and small groups performing pop, classical and show tunes. Don't miss this 6th - 12th grade music extravaganza featuring YOUR amazing students on Wednesday, May 9 from 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm in the High School Gym. Reserved tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Showtixafter April 26.


MVC Engineering Faire
On May 16 the Advanced Engineering students will be showing off their final projects during middle school and high school lunch at the MVC Engineering Faire. The students will have booths set up right outside the cafe to demonstrate and display what they have been working on. Parents are invited to attend this amazing display of our students’ creativity! You can view a sample of last year’s projects here.


High School

Summer School
Friday, April 27 is the final day to register for Summer School! Fill out the registration form, have your student check in with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office. Contact your student’s guidance counselor with questions.


National Decision Day
Tuesday, May 1 is National Decision Day, the day all high school seniors declare their college of choice! We will be celebrating our Senior Class of 2018 by asking Seniors to come to school dressed in gear of the college or university they will attend. There will be a photo booth at lunch for fun pictures with friends. This is a campus-wide event and all underclassmen and faculty are invited to join in the celebration by repping their favorite college or alma mater.


Sadie Hawkins Dance
ASB will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance on Friday, May 4 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. Fee is $20 at the door and includes light snacks, a DJ and a photo booth. More information can be found in the HS Bulletin.


High School Finals Schedule
This semester high school finals will be given by department instead of by period. Please look over the schedule and share with your students. Buses will leave each day at 11:55.


Middle School

Middle School Awards Night
Save the date for Middle School Awards Night on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm. More details to come.


Middle School Play Day
The end of the year is almost here! We are looking to celebrate the end of the year with our annual Play Day event! On May 18, we will be enjoying our “Backyard BBQ” themed Play Day. Parents, we would appreciate your help! Please view this letter to see how you can volunteer to help with decorations, food, and games to make this exciting event possible.


Middle School Finals Schedule
Middle School finals are May 21-24. Please view the schedule here. Note that buses will be running these days and will leave at 11:55 pm each day.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am. We are very proud of each of the 8th grade students and are looking forward to sharing this special occasion with all of you. More information can be found here.

Athletics

Sideline Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts will be held in the Middle School Gym on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm and on also on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am - TBD. If you plan on trying out, please pick up the cheer packet in the ARC. Contact Kira Tellezwith any questions you may have.


Volunteers Needed
MVC Athletics is looking for parent volunteers to assist with our annual Sports Physicals Clinic on Thursday, May 17 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. If you are a doctor, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse we would appreciate your help! Contact Kira Tellez or Colette Crawford by Thursday, May 3 to volunteer.


4/19/18

General News & Upcoming Events

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Home Swim Meet Helpers
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank those who went above and beyond to make last Friday's home swim meet a great success. They include:


Team Mom: Michelle Turner
Timers: Laramie Holtzclaw, Mike King, Anthony Ortega, Jean Poulos, Fernanda Reyes, Mike & Merrilee Tunink, and Mei Yang
Announcer: Craig Pierce


To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

Summer School
Don’t miss your opportunity to register for Summer School! The deadline has been extended to April 27. Fill out the registration form, have your student check in with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office. Contact your student’s guidance counselor with questions.


Sadie Hawkins Dance
ASB will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance on Friday, May 4 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. Fee is $20 at the door and includes light snacks, a DJ and a photo booth. More information will be in the HS Bulletin soon.


Class of 2019 - Schedule Your Senior Portraits Now!
Each year MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. The first step is to download the custom app (A.K.Rowland) and learn about nine different options for on-location sessions (ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours), as well as custom locations available (for sessions of 2 hours or more). NEW THIS YEAR - Those families desiring solely a picture for inclusion in the MVC 2019 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only option that will take place on the MVC campus in August. Book your on-location session NOW to ensure you get the location and date/time of your choosing (especially beach sessions, which are limited due to tides). The deadline to book is June 2018. You can email Annie K. Rowland or call her at 831-466-0663.


Middle School

Middle School Awards Night
Save the date for Middle School Awards Night on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm. More details to come.


Middle School Play Day
The end of the year is almost here! We are looking to celebrate the end of the year with our annual Play Day event! On May 18, we will be enjoying our “Backyard BBQ” themed Play Day. Parents, we would appreciate your help! Please view this letter to see how you can volunteer to help with decorations, food, and games to make this exciting event possible.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
This event will be held on Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am. More information will be coming soon.

Athletics

Sideline Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts will be held in the Middle School Gym on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm and also on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am - TBD. If you plan on trying out, please pick up the cheer packet in the ARC. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions you may have.

4/12/18

General News & Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Spring Art Show
All Fine Arts students will be participating in the 3rd Annual Spring Art Show, which will run from April 9 - 20 in the Studio MVC Theatre. All Visual Arts students will be required to attend the Artist Reception on Friday, April 13 between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The student jazz band will be playing between 5:00 - 6:30 pm. The reception on Friday night is a wonderful opportunity for friends, family, and the community to support these talented students. Works will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and digital art in a gallery setting. We look forward to seeing you there!


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: John Shepherd
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank John Shepherd for going above and beyond in the midst of our campus water pipe burst on March 26. When John heard of our need that day, he moved the Durden Construction crew he was supervising at a nearby project in order to provide emergency services for MVC. His son Anthony, an MVC sophomore, even chipped in to lend a hand and within 24 hours, they had the problem fixed!

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

Prom 2018
Prom is this Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The GlassHouse located at 2 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113.


Senior Cap & Gown Photos
Photographer Annie K. Rowland is offering an on-campus cap & gown photo session to our seniors on Friday, April 13. View this flyer from Annie for more details.


Senior Awards Night
Save the date for the Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. More details to come.


Class of 2019 - Schedule Your Senior Portraits NOW!
Each year MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. The first step is to download the custom app (A.K.Rowland) and learn about nine different options for on-location sessions (ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours), as well as custom locations available (for sessions of 2 hours or more). NEW THIS YEAR - Those families desiring solely a picture for inclusion in the MVC 2019 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only option that will take place on the MVC campus in August. Book your on-location session NOW to ensure you get the location and date/time of your choosing (especially beach sessions, which are limited due to tides). The deadline to book is June 2018. You can email Annie K. Rowland or call her at 831-466-0663.

Middle School

Middle School Play Day
The end of the year is almost here! We are looking to celebrate the end of the year with our annual Play Day event! On May 18, we will be enjoying our “Backyard BBQ” themed Play Day. Parents, we would appreciate your help! Please view this letter to see how you can volunteer to help with decorations, food, and games to make this exciting event possible.

Student Services

Cabrillo College Running Start
Seniors: If you signed up for Running Start at Cabrillo College, there is an Ed Plan Workshop on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:10 am during FLEX. Meet the Cabrillo rep in Student Services (upstairs in the ARC).

4/5/18

General News & Upcoming Events

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: 6th & 7th Grade IMPACT Chaperones
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank the following parents who gave up their week during MS IMPACT last month to make these trips possible:

6th Grade Mount Hermon Science Camp: Chris Cason, Valerie Chacon, Jenny Inneh, Cody Kaiser, Katrina Lopez, Gene Sawyer, Sam Slater

7th Grade Camp Sea Lab: Michelle Fonseca-Ramirez, Robert Kabanek, John & Michelle Silva, Wendy Sosa


To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.


3rd Annual Spring Art Show
All Fine Arts students will be participating in the 3rd Annual Spring Art Show, which will run from April 9 - 20 in the Studio MVC Theatre. All Visual Arts students will be required to attend the Artist Reception on Friday, April 13 between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The student jazz band will be playing between 5:00 - 6:30 pm. The reception on Friday night is a wonderful opportunity for friends, family, and the community to support these talented students. Works will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and digital art in a gallery setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

High School

Senior Cap & Gown Photos
Photographer Annie K. Rowland is offering an on-campus cap & gown photo session to our seniors on Wednesday, April 11. View this flyer from Annie for more details.


Prom 2018
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The GlassHouse in San Jose with an Old Hollywood theme. Tickets can be purchasedhere (prices increase each week). Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Student name (including guest name) is required for ticket purchase and for admittance to the dance. If your student wishes to host a non-MVC student, they must first complete a Special Event Guest Application for approval by the Dean of Students PRIOR to purchasing a ticket. Please be aware of behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event.


Senior Awards Night
Save the date for the Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. More details to come.


Collegiate Summer Programs
Is your student looking to gain some collegiate-level experience or earn college credit over the summer? Universities across the nation offer a wide range of diverse and exciting summer programs for high school students. We've compiled a list of some of the opportunities available for our students. Students will be able to challenge themselves by taking college-level courses while also having fun exploring the world available to them!

Student Services

SAT Prep Boot Camp
Are you ready for the SAT this spring? Be sure to sign up for Mr. Hallock's SAT Prep Boot Camp running April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. You'll learn the extremely successful, low-stress, but hard work approach to conquering the SAT. Click here to find student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and all the pricing/logistical details.

3/29/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Happy Easter!
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Monte Vista Christian School, we wish each of our school families a blessed Easter. We praise God for the gift of salvation through His Risen Son, and pray that His peace and joy would be with you throughout the week of Spring Break. See you on Monday, April 9!


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Musicale Parent Helpers
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank the following parents whose help and dedication made the Musicale trip possible for our choral students:

Billy Albanese, Ron Smith, Merrilee Tunink, and Algier Zoppi

In the words of choral teacher Jack Wilkins, "They were awesome!"

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

Senior Cap & Gown Photos
Photographer Annie K. Rowland is offering an on-campus cap & gown photo session to our seniors on Wednesday, April 11. View this flyer from Annie for more details.


Collegiate Summer Programs
Is your student looking to gain some collegiate-level experience or earn college credit over the summer? Universities across the nation offer a wide range of diverse and exciting summer programs for high school students. We've compiled alist of some of the opportunities available for our students. Students will be able to challenge themselves by taking college-level courses while also having fun exploring the world available to them!


Prom 2018
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The GlassHouse in San Jose with an Old Hollywood theme. Tickets can be purchasedhere (prices increase each week). Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Student name (including guest name) is required for ticket purchase and for admittance to the dance. If your student wishes to host a non-MVC student, they must first complete a Special Event Guest Application for approval by the Dean of Students PRIOR to purchasing a ticket. Please be aware of behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event.


Senior Awards Night
Save the date for the Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. More details to come.


Studio MVC Choirs
Congratulations to the Studio MVC Choirs! After a lot of hard work and dedication, they were able to receive a Unanimous Superior rating at the CMEA Choral Festival and 5 Command Performances at ACSI Musicale. Special recognition goes to Elyse Coty, Reece Huff, and Billie Albanese for receiving Solo Command Performances. The student-run small ensemble, Reece's Pieces, also received Command. You can watch the incredible performance here.

Middle School

8th Grade Field Trip
Just a reminder that the 8th grade will be going to Great America on Friday, April 13. The cost of the field trip is $45. Students need to bring their own lunch or buy one at the park and dress for the weather including comfortable walking shoes. We will leave at 8:20 am and return to school at 5:00 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child in the senior parking lot. Permission slip and payment were due March 29. If you have not paid or turned in the permission slip, please do so ASAP.

Student Services

SAT Prep Boot Camp
Are you ready for the SAT this spring? Be sure to sign up for Mr. Hallock's SAT Prep Boot Camp running April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. You'll learn the extremely successful, low-stress, but hard work approach to conquering the SAT. Click here to find student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and all the pricing/logistical details.

3/22/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School March 30 - April 8
Easter Break will be March 30 - April 8. Enjoy the time off!


Revised Schedule
Due to no school on Friday, March 30, we will have Block Schedule on Wednesday, March 28 (4th-7th) and Thursday, March 29 (1st-3rd) with early dismissal on Thursday.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Basketball Concessions Volunteers
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank ALL of the parents who gave of their time to work in the concession stand during the boys and girls basketball seasons this year. The following moms and dads went above and beyond in their service and for that, we are so grateful!

Amanda Allen, Michelle & Oren Beske, Helena & Rich Coffelt, Sally & Stephen Ezeji-Okoye, Rebecca Finney, Tami Gutierrez, Ron & Susie Kafka, Michele Lee, Yvonne Morales, Kira Tellez, Gemma Verna

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

High School Spirit Week
Spring Spirit Week will be March 26 - 29 beginning with a Sports Rally and anextended assembly schedule on Monday, March 26. Encourage your student to participate in the Spirit Week themes:

Monday: Country vs. Country Club

Tuesday: Squad day

Wednesday: Bikers vs. Beachers

Thursday: PJ Day

Prom 2018

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Glass House in San Jose with an Old Hollywood theme. Tickets can be purchased here(prices increase each week). Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Student name (including guest name) is required for ticket purchase and for admittance to the dance. If your student wishes to host a non-MVC student, they must first complete a Special Event Guest Application for approval by the Dean of Students PRIOR to purchasing a ticket. Please be aware of behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event.

Summer School
Don’t miss your opportunity to register for Summer School! Fill out the registration form, have your student check in with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office. Contact your student’s guidance counselor with questions.

Middle School

MS Spirit Week
Spring Spirit Week will be March 26 - 29. Encourage your student to participate in the Spirit Week themes:

Monday: Country vs. Country Club

Tuesday: Squad day

Wednesday: Bikers vs. Beachers

Thursday: PJ Day

Pennies for Patients

MVC Middle School students have just completed our drive to assist the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in benefiting children and adults in their fight against blood cancer. For two weeks students collected funds and we were able to raise $5,128.71. The top Bible class was Mrs. Blomquist’s sixth grade class which raised $2,201.91. Our students would like to thank everyone for the generous support and dedication to helping “Kids Just Like Us”. Our next step in supporting our community is exploring opportunities to work with the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

8th Grade Field Trip
On Friday, April 13, the 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to Great America. During that week, students will be looking at the scientific principles behind roller coasters and building their own coaster in collaborative teams. The trip to Great America will be a fun time to experience roller coasters in action. The cost of the field trip is $45. Students need to bring their own lunch or buy one at the park and dress for the weather including comfortable walking shoes. We will leave at 8:20 am and return to school at 5:00 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child in the senior parking lot. Please sign the permission slip and return to Mr. Jones and pay here by March 29.

Athletics

Spring Football
Would you like to be part of something special? Consider joining our school’s football team! Students interested in playing football this upcoming season should attend our first SPRING FOOTBALL practice on Monday, May 14 at 3:15 - 5:45 pm! No experience necessary. If you have any questions, contact Coach Rodriguez.

Student Services

SAT Prep Boot Camp
Are you ready for the SAT this spring? Be sure to sign up for Mr. Hallock's SAT Prep Boot Camp running April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. You'll learn the extremely successful, low-stress, but hard work approach to conquering the SAT. Click hereto find student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and all the pricing/logistical details.

3/15/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School March 30 - April 8
Easter Break will be March 30 - April 8. Enjoy the time off!


Revised Schedule
Due to no school on Friday, March 30, we will have Block Schedule on Wednesday, March 28 (4th-7th) and Thursday, March 29 (1st-3rd) with early dismissal on Thursday.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: 6th Grade Parent Support of the Greek Festival
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank our 6th grade moms and dads for their delicious contributions to the Greek Festival potluck, their efforts in facilitating their child's traditional Greek attire, and for their volunteer presence at the pentathlon. The support that these families provided contributed to the overall success of this cross-curricular event, and we are truly thankful! To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

High School

High School Spirit Week
Spring Spirit Week will be March 26 - 29 beginning with a Sports Rally and anextended assembly schedule on Monday, March 26. Encourage your student to participate in the Spirit Week themes:

Monday: Country vs. Country Club

Tuesday: Squad day

Wednesday: Bikers vs. Beachers

Thursday: PJ Day

Prom 2018
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Glass House in San Jose with an Old Hollywood theme. Tickets can be purchased here(prices increase each week). Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Student name (including guest name) is required for ticket purchase and for admittance to the dance. If your student wishes to host a non-MVC student, they must first complete a Special Event Guest Application for approval by the Dean of Students PRIOR to purchasing a ticket. Please be aware of behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event.

High School Programming Class App Launch
Our programming class is working on creating an app for featured keynote speaker Kevin Honeycutt. Please consider following @BrogrammersMVCS on Twitter! We'd love to build an audience for when the app launches to the public in May.

Summer School
Summer School registration is happening now. Please fill out the registration form, have your student check in with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office.

Middle School

Ready for Takeoff: Orientation Event for the Class of 2022
MVC is full of activity in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year! The transition to high school is not only exciting, but filled with questions and anticipation. Incoming freshmen and their parents should plan to join us on Monday, March 19 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we partner with you to begin this journey together.

MS Spirit Week
Spring Spirit Week will be March 26 - 29. Encourage your student to participate in the Spirit Week themes:

Monday: Country vs. Country Club

Tuesday: Squad day

Wednesday: Bikers vs. Beachers

Thursday: PJ Day

8th Grade Field Trip
On Friday, April 13, the 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to Great America. During that week, students will be looking at the scientific principles behind roller coasters and building their own coaster in collaborative teams. The trip to Great America will be a fun time to experience roller coasters in action. The cost of the field trip is $45. Students need to bring their own lunch or buy one at the park and dress for the weather including comfortable walking shoes. We will leave at 8:20 am and return to school at 5:00 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child in the senior parking lot. Please sign the permission slip and return to Mr. Jones and pay here by March 29.

7th Grade Field Trip
The 7th grade field trip to California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is this Thursday, March 22. We will be leaving at 8:30 am and returning to school at 4:30 pm. Please remember that students need to bring their own lunch that day.

7th Grade Natural Disaster Project
The 7th grade teachers have created an exciting cross-curricular project for students to participate in during the week of March 19 - 23. Students will research a natural disaster and then create a model to demonstrate it. Click here to read more.

Athletics

Spring Football
Would your student like to be a part of something special? They can join our school's football team! Any student who is interested in playing football this upcoming season, should attend our first SPRING FOOTBALL practice on Monday, May 14 at 3:15 - 5:45 pm! No experience necessary. If you have any questions, contact Coach Rodriguez.


Middle School Track & Field
Tryouts for Middle School Track & Field begin Monday, March 19. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


Student Services

SAT Prep Boot Camp
Are you ready for the SAT this spring? Be sure to sign up for Mr. Hallock's SAT Prep Boot Camp running April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. You'll learn the extremely successful, low-stress, but hard work approach to conquering the SAT. Click hereto find student testimonial videos, an intro video from Mr. Hallock, and all the pricing/logistical details.

3/8/18

General News & Upcoming Events

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Varsity Girls Basketball Families
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank the moms and dads of our Varsity Girls Basketball team for their dedication and support throughout this past season. They did everything from shopping to scheduling to planning/hosting both Senior Night and the end-of-the-season banquet. The coaching staff simply couldn't have done it without them, and MVC is grateful! To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.


The MVCS Vista
Take a moment to enjoy reading some excellent articles written by our own MVCS students for our online newspaper. This publication includes great articles about MVC, our neighbors (including distinguished Mayor Hurst of Watsonville and Pajaro Valley Chamber President Shaz Roth), New Year's excitement for Juniors, Mrs. Hamilton's impact on Middle School, SAT Prep, robotics competitions, girls & boys sports, IMPACT Week, Winter Ball, Star Wars, Bible Awards, wildfires & mudslides, college acceptances & updates, Residence Life & more! Take a look at www.mvcsvista.org!

High School

Prom 2018
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Glass House in San Jose with an Old Hollywood theme. Tickets will be sold online starting Monday, March 12. Check the HS Bulletin or www.mvcs.org for the link to purchase them. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Student name (including guest name) is required for ticket purchase and for admittance to the dance. If your student wishes to host a non-MVC student, they must first complete a Special Event Guest Application for approval by the Dean of Students PRIOR to purchasing a ticket. Please be aware of behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event.


High School Programming Class App Launch
Our programming class is working on creating an app for featured keynote speaker Kevin Honeycutt. Please consider following @BrogrammersMVCS on Twitter! We'd love to build an audience for when the app launches to the public in May.

Summer School
Summer School registration began on Monday, February 26. Please fill out theregistration form, have your student check in with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office.

Middle School

Ready for Takeoff: Save the Date for an Orientation Event for the Class of 2022
MVC is full of activity in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year! The transition into high school is not only exciting, but filled with questions and anticipation. Incoming freshmen and their parents should plan to join us on Monday, March 19 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we partner with you to begin this journey together. More details coming soon...


Middle School IMPACT
Middle School IMPACT is March 12-16 and the schedule for on-campus courses can be viewed here. Lunch will be available as usual and buses will run on their normal schedule.
Below are arrival and departure times for students going to science camps.

6th Grade at Mt. Hermon
March 12: To Mt. Hermon--Load at MVC at 9:00 am; Depart at 9:30 am; Arrive at 10:30 am
March 16: To MVC--Load at Mount Hermon at 10:30 am; Depart at 11:00 am; Return at 12:00 pm

7th Grade at Camp Sea Lab
March 12: To Camp Sea Lab--Load at 9:30 am; Depart at 10:00 am; Arrive at 11:00 am
March 14: To MVC--Load at 1:00 pm; Depart at 1:30 pm; Return at 2:30 pm


7th Grade Natural Disaster Project
The 7th grade teachers are excited to announce that we have created a cross-curricular project that students will participate in March 19 - 23. Students will research a natural disaster and then create a model to demonstrate it. Click hereto read more.

Athletics

New Head Varsity Football Coach and Program Builder
We are pleased to announce Jubenal Rodriguez as the new Head Varsity Football Coach and Program Builder at Monte Vista Christian. Read more about Coach Rodriguez and his vision for the football program.


Middle School Track & Field
Tryouts for Middle School Track & Field begin Monday, March 19. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events, both home and away. Go Mustangs!


Student Services

Virtual College Fair
The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 13. This is a national online event for high school juniors and seniors where hundreds of college reps converge to present their schools. Over 200 colleges will be a part of this virtual event.


NHS Clothing Drive for Hope’s Closet
It’s the final week! Do you want to see your teacher dressed like a clown?! If so, then donate some gently used clothing or coats (sizes appropriate for elementary and middle school students) and place them in one of 5 labeled bins across campus. Each bin represents a teacher who has agreed to dress like a clown if his or her bin is filled. Hope's Closet in Santa Cruz is a non-profit organization that collects gently used clothing for children of families in need. Bins will be out until Friday, March 16. Please contact Jessica Sokol with questions.

3/1/18

General News & Upcoming Events

HS Spring Play
Don’t miss the final shows of The Diviners, tomorrow and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Set during the Great Depression in Indiana, this piece presents a roller coaster of emotions. Tickets are on sale here.

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip Chaperones
To celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank the parents chaperoning our 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. next month. These moms and dads are giving up their week to travel cross-country with our students and fulfill our MVC mission to empower them to achieve their highest potential through Christ-centered educational excellence:

Moms: Karen Ginkel, Donell Lindner, Vanessa Payne, Katherine Smith, and Kelly Urrabazo
Dads: Ken Hendrickson, Michael Peternel, and Fred Sosa

To share another example of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

The MVCS Vista
Take a moment to read some of the excellent articles written by our own students for our online newspaper. This publication includes great articles about MVC including SAT prep, Robotics competitions, girls and boys sports, IMPACT Week, Winter Ball, Star Wars, Bible Awards, wildfires and mudslides, college acceptances and updates, Residence Life and so much more!


High School

Summer School
Summer School registration began on Monday, February 26. Please fill out theregistration form, have your student check in with his or her guidance counselor for course approval and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office.


Collegiate Summer Programs
Is your student looking to gain some collegiate level experience or earn college credit over the summer? Universities across the nation offer a wide range of diverse and exciting summer programs for high school students. We've compiled alist of some of the opportunities available for our students. Students will be able to challenge themselves by taking college level courses while also having fun exploring the world available to them!

Middle School

Pennies for Patients
MVC Middle School students will join with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to benefit children and adults in the fight against blood cancer. From Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 9, students will collect spare change for Pennies for Patients, a unique program which offers students the opportunity to learn and develop character through service and philanthropy. Each Bible class per grade level that raises the most money (or over $200) will receive an ice cream party. Last year we collected over $2,000! Let’s exceed that amazing amount this year! We also take cash and checks. Checks should be made payable to LLS or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Electives for 4th Quarter
Please note that elective registration for 8th grade began on Tuesday, February 27, and registration for 7th grade begins today, March 1. 6th grade registration is from Saturday - Monday, March 3 - 5. Please read the instructions for elective descriptions and registration date reminders.


7th Grade Field Trip
On Thursday, March 22, all 7th grade students will go on a mandatory field trip to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The cost of the field trip is $50. Permission slips and online payment are due by Wednesday, March 7. Permission slips need to be returned to Mrs. Renard. Students need to bring their own lunch. We will leave at 8:30 am and return to school at 4:30 pm.


6th Grade Greek Festival
As part of our study of Ancient Greece, the entire 6th grade class will be participating in a Greek Festival on Wednesday, March 7. The festival will include elements from the students' core subjects and will give them a view of Greece across the curriculum. This flyer gives additional information and items needed including parent volunteers. Contact Mrs. Medina with questions.

Athletics

New Head Varsity Football Coach and Program Builder
We are pleased to announce Jubenal Rodriguez as the new Head Varsity Football Coach and Program Builder at Monte Vista Christian. Read more about Coach Rodriguez and his vision for the football program.


Middle School Track & Field
Tryouts for Middle School Track & Field begin Monday, March 19. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events, both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

Freshman Class Meeting
Freshmen will meet on Monday, March 5 during FLEX to go over the Sophomore course schedule. They will meet in the High School gym to hear about courses, college planning, and to schedule a meeting with their guidance counselor. More information is available here.

Virtual College Fair

The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 13. This is a national online event for high school juniors and seniors where hundreds of colleges’ reps converge to present their schools. Over 200 colleges will be a part of this virtual event.

Revolution Prep - Homework Help
Students can receive homework help in 36 subject areas, 7 days a week, and get unlimited access to full-time instructors through Revolution Prep. Visit Revolution Prep’s website for more information or talk to your student's guidance counselor.

NHS Clothing Drive for Hope’s Closet
Do you want to see your teacher dressed like a clown?! If so, then donate some gently used clothing or coats (sizes appropriate for elementary and middle school students) and place them in one of 5 labeled bins across campus. Each bin represents a teacher who has agreed to dress like a clown if his or her bin is filled. Hope's Closet in Santa Cruz is a non-profit organization that collects gently used clothing for children of families in need. Bins will be out until Friday, March 16. Please contact Jessica Sokol with questions.

Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarships
Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and of Slavic heritage are eligible to apply for the Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarship. Application forms are available in Student Services.

2/22/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Senior and 8th Grade Yearbook Dedications - Deadline: February 28
Submit your dedication to honor your student by Wednesday, February 28. Dedications can be done online by entering MVC’s order number: 7762.

#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: 2017-2018 Family Gathering Hosts
In an effort to celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank the families who have hosted Family Gatherings so far this school year. These folks have graciously opened their homes to other MVC parents and created opportunities for our school family to learn and grow together:

John and Jen Clymer
Greg and Lisa Lebovitz
Bill and Michele Lee
Alex and Fernanda Reyes
Michael and Alethea Stewart
Joe and Tricia Strock
Daniel and Dana Vrechek

To share another story of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our student-written online newspaper, is live! This publication includes 50+ great articles about high school and middle school life at MVC including MVC news, SAT prep, Robotics competitions, sports, Bible awards, wildfires & mudslides, new on-site aquaponics, college acceptances and updates, Residence Life, Build a Bridge Project and so much more!

High School

Summer School
Summer School registration will be open Monday, February 26. Please fill out theregistration form, have your student check in with their Guidance Counselor for course approval and then turn in the form and payment to the Business Office.


Collegiate Summer Programs
Is your student looking to gain some collegiate level experience or earn college credit over the summer? Universities across the nation offer a wide range of diverse and exciting summer programs for high school students. We've compiled alist of some of the opportunities available for our students. Students will be able to challenge themselves by taking college level courses while also having fun exploring the world available to them!


ASB Applications for 2018-2019 School Year
ASB is a great opportunity for students to be a part of our school leadership. ASB applications are now available to current 9th - 11th grade students. Please contactMrs. Keathley or Mrs. Bartholomew with specific questions. Applications are due February 26.


HS Spring Play
The Diviners opens this month. Shows are Friday and Saturday, February 23 - 24 and March 2 - 3. Set during the Great Depression in Indiana, this piece presents a roller coaster of emotions. You won't want to miss it. Tickets are on sale now!


Middle School

Pennies for Patients
MVC Middle School students will join with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to benefit children and adults in the fight against blood cancer. From Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 9, students will collect spare change for Pennies for Patients, a unique program which offers students the opportunity to learn and develop character through service and philanthropy. Each Bible class per grade level that raises the most money (or over $200) will receive an ice cream party. Last year we collected over $2,000! Let’s exceed that amazing amount this year! We also take cash and checks. Checks should be made payable to LLS or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Electives for 4th Quarter
Elective registration for 4th quarter will begin on Tuesday, February 27 for the 8th grade. Please read the instructions for grade level registration dates and elective descriptions.


7th Grade Field Trip
On Thursday, March 22, all 7th grade students will go on a mandatory field trip to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The cost of the field trip is $50. Permission slips and online payment are due by Wednesday, March 7. Permission slips need to be returned to Mrs. Renard. Students need to bring their own lunch. We will leave at 8:30 am and return to school at 4:30 pm.


6th Grade Greek Festival
As part of our study of Ancient Greece, the entire 6th grade class will be participating in a Greek Festival on Wednesday, March 7. The festival will include elements from the students' core subjects and will give them a view of Greece across the curriculum. This flyer gives additional information and items needed including parent volunteers. Contact Mrs. Medina with questions.


Athletics

Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events, both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

Virtual College Fair
The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 13. This is a national online event for high school juniors and seniors where hundreds of colleges converge to present their school. Over 200 colleges will be a part of this virtual event.


Revolution Prep - Homework Help
Students can receive homework help in 36 subject areas, 7 days a week, and get unlimited access to full-time instructors through Revolution Prep. Visit Revolution Prep’s website for more information or talk to your student's guidance counselor.


NHS Clothing Drive for Hope’s Closet
Do you want to see your teacher dressed like a clown?! If so, then donate some gently used clothing (sizes appropriate for elementary and middle school students) and place in one of 5 labeled bins across campus. Each bin represents a teacher who has agreed to dress like a clown if their bin is filled. Hope's Closet in Santa Cruz is a non-profit organization that collects gently used clothing for children of families in need. Bins will be out from Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, March 16. Please contact Jessica Sokol with questions.


Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarships
Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and of Slavic heritage are eligible to apply for the Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarship. Application forms are available in Student Services.

2/15/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - February 16 & 19
There will be no school on Friday, February 16 (Faculty In-Service) and Monday, February 19 (Presidents’ Day).


This Coming Tuesday! A Chance to Connect with Dr. Salerno & Other MVC Families in Aptos
All MVC parents are invited to join Dr. Mitch Salerno and other MVC leaders at a Spring Family Gathering in Aptos on this coming Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm. Contact Rochelle Flosi to R.S.V.P. or to volunteer to host a Gathering in your area.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: The Martinez & Pierce Families
In an effort to celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents, we want to publicly thank Paul & Paula Martinez (Pablo '18) and Craig & Ginger Pierce (Caleb '18) for their service to the theater arts program. These folks do it all - construct sets, provide concessions, usher, sell tickets, and anything else needed. MVC is grateful to these two families and the many other parents going above and beyond for our school each day. To share another story of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.

Senior and 8th Grade Yearbook Dedications
Submit your dedication to honor your student by Wednesday, February 28. Dedications can be done online by entering MVC’s order number: 7762.


Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our student-written online newspaper, is live! This publication includes over 50 great articles about Monte Vista Christian School, including MVC news, IMPACT Week, Winter Ball, Star Wars, wildfires & mudslides, college acceptances, dorm life, and so much more!

High School

ASB Applications for 2018-19 School Year
ASB is a great opportunity for students to be a part of our school leadership. ASB applications are now available to current 9th-11th grade students. Please contactMrs. Keathley or Mrs. Bartholomew for specific questions. Applications are due February 26.


HS Spring Play
The Diviners opens this month. Shows are Friday and Saturday, February 23-24 and March 2-3. Set during the Great Depression in Indiana, this piece presents a roller coaster of emotions. You won't want to miss it. Tickets are on sale now!

Middle School

7th Grade Field Trip
On Thursday, March 22, all 7th grade students will go on a mandatory field trip to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The cost of the field trip is $50. Permission slips and online payment are due by Wednesday, March 7. Permission slips need to be returned to Mrs. Renard. Students need to bring their own lunch. We will leave at 8:30 am and return to school at 4:30 pm.


6th Grade Greek Festival
As part of our study of Ancient Greece, the entire 6th grade class will be participating in a Greek Festival on Wednesday, March 7. The festival will include elements from the students' core subjects and will give them a view of Greece across the curriculum. This flyer gives additional information and items needed including parent volunteers. Contact Mrs. Medina with questions.

Athletics

Spring Coaches
Spring sports have begun! If you need to reach your student’s coach, contact information can be found on the athletics website.


Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

Cabrillo College Running Start
Seniors thinking about attending Cabrillo College should enroll now and sign-up for Running Start. This provides graduating high school seniors from Santa Cruz County priority registration for fall classes. MVC Seniors are taking the assessment on February 27. Please contact your guidance counselor for more information.


PSAT Results
Students can pick up their PSAT results in Student Services. Please contact your student's guidance counselor if you have any questions.


FAFSA Application
Seniors should complete their FAFSA application 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 Friday, March 2, 2018, but other colleges may also have an earlier due date (e.g. Thursday, February 15).


Cal Grant Info Release Form
Seniors should fill out their Cal Grant form (including social security number) and turn it in to Mrs. Ogg, our new Registrar in Student Services. Cal Grants are grants (these are not student loans and are not repaid) which are 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.

2/8/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Wednesday/Thursday Block with Early Dismissal (February 14-15)

Due to no school on Friday, February 16, we will have a 4-7 block schedule on Wednesday, February 14 and a 1-3 block schedule with early dismissal on Thursday, February 15.


No School - February 16 & 19

There will be no school on Friday, February 16 (Faculty In-Service) and Monday, February 19 (Presidents’ Day).


2018-2019 Key Dates

In order to help you plan, here are key dates for the 2018-19 school year.


Heads Up! The Outdoor Student Center
As our MVC community has come together over the last few months to support the new Outdoor Student Center, some excellent questions have been posed to our school's leaders concerning the project. In an effort to fully inform our MVC family, Dr. Salerno and Assistant Headmaster for Advancement Nikki Daniels prepared this brief video to answer several of these and to provide greater context for this effort.


Celebrating Lunar (Chinese) New Year at MVC

This Monday, February 12, MVC will celebrate Lunar (Chinese) New Year through a high school assembly organized by our Chinese students. Everyone on campus is invited to wear red - a color representing happiness and joy in China - as we join our resident students in observing this culturally significant day with them. Xīnnián kuàilè! (Happy New Year in Chinese)


A Chance to Connect with Dr. Salerno & Other MVC Families in Aptos
All MVC parents are invited to join Dr. Mitch Salerno and other MVC leaders at a Spring Family Gathering in Aptos on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm. Contact Rochelle Flosi to R.S.V.P. or to volunteer to host a Gathering in your area.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Moms in Prayer
In an effort to celebrate the generosity and support of our parents, we want to thank the many MVC moms who faithfully participate in our Moms in Prayer group that meets each Friday morning here on campus. These women have given of their time to faithfully lift up our students, our faculty and staff, and our school in prayer week-in and week-out. MVC is grateful to them and their faithful leaders, Judy Hsei (mom to Lauren '20) and Julie Harris (mom to Matthew '23), for going above and beyond for our school. For more information about Moms in Prayer, contact faculty liaison Gayleen Myer. To share another story of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.


Senior and 8th Grade Yearbook Dedications

Submit your dedication to honor your student by Wednesday, February 28. Dedications can be done online by entering MVC’s order number: 7762.


Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our student-written online newspaper, is live! This publication includes over 50 great articles about Monte Vista Christian School, including MVC news, IMPACT Week, Winter Ball, Star Wars, Wildfires & Mudslides, college acceptances, dorm life, and so much more!

High School

Take a Trip to Japan!
Experience Japan 2018 with Ms. Muneishi from Wednesday, June 13 through Monday, 25. The trip is organized by Kintetsu, a Japanese travel agency in San Jose. The itinerary includes must-see places such as Hiroshima, Miyajima island, Kyoto, Thakayama, Mt.Fuji and Tokyo. In Tokyo, we will have opportunities to visit high schools for cultural exchanges.
Information Night is Monday, February 12 at 6:00 pm in room 22 at Price Hall, and the registration deadline is Thursday, March 15.
Contact Ms. Muneishi for more information.


ASB Applications for 2018-2019 School Year
ASB is a great opportunity for students to be a part of our school leadership. ASB applications are now available to current 9th-11th grade students. Please contactMrs. Keathley or Mrs. Bartholomew for specific questions. Applications are due February 26.

HS Spring Play
The Diviners opens this month. Shows are on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24 and March 2-3. Set during the Great Depression in Indiana, this piece presents a roller coaster of emotions. You won't want to miss it. Tickets are on sale now!

Athletics

MVC Celebrates Student-Athletes
Congratulations to Syerra Montes and Lucas Schmidt, who were honored in a ceremony at MVC on February 7 for National Signing Day! Syerra is continuing her academic and athletic career at Holy Names University playing soccer, and Lucas is continuing his academic and athletic career at the University of North Dakota playing basketball.


Spring Coaches
Spring sports have begun! If you need to reach your student’s coach, contact information can be found on the athletics website.


Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

Sophomore Class Meeting

Sophomores will meet on Monday, February 12 to go over the JUNIOR course schedule. They will meet in the HS gym to hear about the courses, college planning, and to schedule a meeting with their guidance counselor. More information is available here.


Cabrillo College Running Start
Seniors thinking about attending Cabrillo College should enroll now and sign-up for Running Start. This provides graduating high school seniors from Santa Cruz County priority registration for fall classes. MVC Seniors are taking the assessment on Tuesday, February 27. Please contact your guidance counselor for more information.


FAFSA Application
Seniors should complete their FAFSA application 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 Friday, March 2, 2018, but other colleges may also have an earlier due date (e.g. Thursday, February 15).


Cal Grant Info Release Form
Seniors should fill out their Cal Grant form (including social security number) and turn it in to Mrs. Ogg, our new Registrar in Student Services. Cal Grants are grants (these are not student loans and are not repaid) which are 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.


PSAT Results
Students can pick up their PSAT results in Student Services. Please contact your student's guidance counselor if you have any questions.

2/1/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - February 16 & 19
There will be no school on February 16 (Faculty In-Service) and February 19 (Presidents’ Day).


2018-19 Key Dates
In order to help you plan, here are key dates for the 2018-19 school year.

Seeking Hosts in Salinas, Aptos, Capitola, and Watsonville
MVC would like to hold Spring Family Gatherings in the areas we missed last fall - Salinas, Aptos, Capitola, and Watsonville. These casual evening get-togethers provide a wonderful setting to build community with other MVC parents in your geographic area and to hear directly from Dr. Salerno on a variety of school topics. If you would be interested in serving in this way or would like more information, contact Rochelle Flosi.


#WeAreMVC Spirit Spotlight: Celebrating our Parent Partners
In an effort to celebrate the generosity of our MVC parents partnering with us as members of our school family, we want to thank John Thornburg (dad to Sara '21) for his service to the girls soccer team this season. John has faithfully taken top-quality photos at varsity soccer games and made them available online to fellow parents at no charge. MVC is grateful to John and the many other parents going above and beyond for our school each day. To share another story of #WeAreMVC spirit within our parent community, please email Nikki Daniels.


Senior and 8th Grade Yearbook Dedications
Submit your dedication to honor your student by Wednesday, February 28. Dedications can be done online by entering MVC’s order number: 7762.

High School

ASB Applications for 2018-19 School Year
ASB is a great opportunity for students to be a part of our school leadership. ASB applications are now available to current 9th-11th grade students. Please contactMrs. Keathley or Mrs. Bartholomew for specific questions. Applications are due February 26.


CSF Application
It's time for those eligible to participate in CSF to submit their CSF application. Seniors who qualify as lifetime members, you will receive an email with a payment link following the application period (online payment only - no checks please). Freshman who qualified through CJSF membership, you are required to submit the CSF form this semester in order to maintain your honorary status. Applications are due Friday, February 9.


Valentine's Day Rose Sale
Japanese National Honor Society is having a Valentine Rose Sale. They will be taking orders for roses in front of the cafe during lunch from Thursday, February 1 to Friday, February 9. Prices are: 1 rose for $1, 6 roses for $5, 12 roses for $10. All roses will be delivered on Valentine's Day during 5th and 6th period. The Rose Sale is a perfect opportunity for you to show your appreciation and love for others. All proceeds go to the Outdoor Student Center project in honor of Mrs. Isomi Doyal, the late Japanese teacher, who started the MVC Japanese program.


Middle School

MS IMPACT

All students remaining on campus during IMPACT week must register for an AM and PM class OR an all-day class. This is time for students to explore areas of interest and enrichment. All students are required to attend IMPACT week unless they are on a trip. Students remaining on campus for IMPACT week may choose from avariety of courses. Registration began on Tuesday, January 30. Follow these directions on how to register through Focus. Deadline for registration is Monday, February 5. Some courses have fees. Information regarding fee payment will be provided after registration closes.


Washington DC Meeting
There will be an informational meeting for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip on Tuesday, February 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm in room M-9. This meeting is for both parents and students. We ask that parents and students sit together in order to make this meeting productive. If you cannot attend, please have another parent take notes for you. We will be going over a great deal of important information.


8th Grade Field Trip
On Wednesday, February 28, all 8th grade students will go on a mandatory field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum. The cost of the field trip is $15. Permission slips(turn in to Mr. Jones) and online payment are due by Wednesday, February 7. Students need to bring their own lunch or purchase one at the Tech Cafe. We will leave at 8:30 am and return to school at 2:30 pm so they can attend their 7th period elective.

Athletics

Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

FAFSA Application
Seniors should complete their FAFSA application 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 other colleges may also have an earlier due date (e.g. February 15).


Cal Grant Info Release Form
Seniors should fill out their Cal Grant form (including social security number) and turn it in to Mrs. Ogg, our new Registrar in Student Services. Cal Grants are grants (these are not student loans and are not repaid) which are 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.


PSAT Results
Students can pick up their PSAT results in the ARC, beginning Monday, January 29. Parents can also check College Board for an explanation of the test results. Please contact your student's guidance counselor if you have any questions.

1/25/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Reenrollment Deadline - Wednesday, January 31

Reenrollment information for the 2018-2019 school year has been sent to students in good standing. Online reenrollment can be conveniently completed by logging in to your Admissions Portal. Once you complete the reenrollment forms and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee, your student’s position for the 2018-2019 school year will be secured. Please contact Kim Dawes with any questions.


CSF Funds Raised & Loved Ones Honored
Mrs. Corona's Advanced Art classes recently created 4 beautiful panels (on display in the ARC) to remember loved ones we have lost to cancer and to acknowledge the excellent fundraising work of numerous CSF members who pulled together to collect $1,700.82 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Great job everybody!


Senior and 8th Grade Yearbook Dedications
Submit your dedication to honor your student by Wednesday, February 28. Dedications can be done online by entering MVC’s order number: 7762.


Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our student-written online newspaper, is now live! This new publication includes over 40 great articles about Monte Vista Christian School, including exciting updates on all things MVC. Read about current MVC news, college acceptances, dorm life, and so much more!


No School - February 16 & 19
There will be no school on February 16 (Faculty In-Service) and February 19 (Presidents’ Day).

High School

CSF Application
It's time for those eligible to participate in CSF to submit their CSF application. Seniors who qualify as lifetime members, you will receive an email with a payment link following the application period (online payment only - no checks please). Freshman who qualified through CJSF membership, you are required to submit the CSF form this semester in order to maintain your honorary status. Applications are due Friday, February 9.

Middle School

MS IMPACT
On Monday, January 29 the Middle School will have an informational meeting during chapel for our IMPACT classes taking place March 12 - March 16. This meeting will be for those students who are not going on trips to Washington D.C. (8th grade), Camp Sea Lab (7th grade) or Mt. Hermon Science Camp (6th grade). Students going on trips will have a separate meeting on how to prepare for their trip.

All students remaining on campus during IMPACT week must register for an AM and PM class, OR an all-day class. This is time for students to explore areas of interest and enrichment. All students are required to attend IMPACT week unless they are on a trip. Students remaining on campus for IMPACT week will be given access to the course descriptions. Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 30. Follow these directions on how to register through Focus. Deadline for registration isMonday, February 5. Some courses have fees. Information regarding fee payment will be provided after registration closes.

Washington DC Meeting
There will be an informational meeting for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip onTuesday, February 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm in room M-9. This meeting is for both parents and students. We ask that parents and students sit together in order to make this meeting productive. If you cannot attend, please have another parent take notes for you. We will be going over a great deal of important information.

8th Grade Field Trip
On Wednesday, February 28, all 8th grade students will go on a mandatory field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum. The cost of the field trip is $15. Permission slips(turn in to Mr. Jones) and online payment are due by Wednesday, February 7. Students need to bring their own lunch or purchase one at the Tech Cafe. We will leave at 8:30 am and return to school at 2:30 pm so they can attend their 7th period elective.

Athletics

Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Spring Sports Tryouts Begin Monday
Tryouts for spring sports (Boys Volleyball, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field and Swim) begin Monday, January 29. Location and times for tryouts can be found on the athletics website. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Student Services

PSAT Results
Students can pick up their PSAT results in the ARC, beginning Monday, January 29. Parents can also check College Board for an explanation of the test results. Please contact your student's guidance counselor if you have any questions.


Junior Class Meeting
Juniors will meet during FLEX on Monday, January 29 to go over the senior course schedule. They will meet in the HS gym to hear about the courses, college planning, and to schedule a meeting with their guidance counselor. More information is available here.


SAT Prep Boot Camp
It's time for another SAT Prep Boot Camp with Matt Hallock Tutoring. Enroll now and be prepared for the March test. The dates for this session are Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Save your spot!

1/18/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Reenrollment for 2018-2019 - Deadline is Wednesday, January 31
Reenrollment information for the 2018-2019 school year has been sent to students in good standing. Online reenrollment can be conveniently completed by logging in to your Admissions Portal. Once you complete the reenrollment forms and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee, your student’s position for the 2018-2019 school year will be secured. Please contact Kim Dawes with any questions.


$100 Cash Prize + Pizza My Heart = Fun Night of MVC Basketball
This Wednesday, January 24, there will be a "White Out" fan night, and on Thursday, January 25, MVC fans will dress in blue for a "Blue Out." There will be special half-time contests (sponsored by Pizza My Heart) with prizes and lots of great basketball. Start times and other details are on the athletics website.


Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our student-written online newspaper, is now live! This new publication includes over 40 great articles about Monte Vista Christian School, including exciting updates on all things MVC. Read about current MVC news, college acceptances, dorm life, and so much more!

No School - February 16 & 19
There will be no school on February 16 (Teacher In-Service) and February 19 (Presidents' Day).

High School

HS Honor Choir
Congratulations to Honor Choir students Josh Clymer, Elyse Coty, Reece Huff, Frank Hurley, Kenny Martin, Daniel Navarro, Sarah Roach, Isabella Steigman, Gabe Stewart, Trista Tan, Brynn Tunink, Shaw Xiao, Christine Xu and Alfred Zoppi for being accepted into the Central Coast Section 2018 High School Honor Choir. This choir will perform at Cabrillo College on January 25 - 27. These students have demonstrated a high level of skill in vocal music!

Middle School

8th Grade Field Trip
On Wednesday, February 28, all 8th grade students will go on a mandatory field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum. The cost of the field trip is $15. Permission slips(turn in to Mr. Jones) and online payment are due by Wednesday, February 7. Students need to bring their own lunch or purchase one at the Tech Cafe. We will leave at 8:30 am and return to school at 2:30 pm so they can attend their 7th period elective.

Athletics

Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!


High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Student Services

SAT Prep Boot Camp
It's time for another SAT Prep Boot Camp with Matt Hallock Tutoring. Enroll now and be prepared for the March test. The dates for this session are Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Save your spot!

1/11/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - January 15

There will be no school on Monday, January 15, in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday.


Reenrollment for 2018-2019
The 2017-2018 school year will be over before you know it. It’s time to reserve your spot for next year. Reenrollment information has been sent to students in good standing. Online reenrollment can be conveniently completed by logging in to your Admissions Portal. Once you complete the reenrollment forms and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee, your student’s position for the 2018-2019 school year will be secured. The reenrollment process must be completed by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Please contact Kim Dawes with any questions. It is our joy to serve you and yours!


High School

Winter Ball
Winter Ball has sold out, but...
We have been able to secure a limited amount of extra tickets! They can be purchased in the Business Office.
Winter Ball will take place on Saturday, January 27, at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Please be aware of the Winter Ball behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event. Contact Patty Gillig with any questions.

Middle School

Spelling Bee
The written spelling bee will take place on Wednesday, January 17. This is not an oral test. It will be in room M-11 during 7th period elective. There are 2 levels: 6th grade category and 7th/8th grade category. First and second place winners will be eligible to compete at the Regional Bee.

Athletics

Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!


Middle School Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for MS girls volleyball and co-ed flag football will be January 16-19 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Student Services

College Cafe - January 18
Seniors, visit Student Services during FLEX on Thursday, January 18 to hear more about Cabrillo Honors Program. The Honors Program application is open January 15 - March 15, 2018.


SAT Prep Boot Camp
It's time for another SAT Prep Boot Camp with Matt Hallock Tutoring. Enroll now and be prepared for the March test. The dates for this session are Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Save your spot!

1/4/18

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - January 15
There will be no school on Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday.


Reenrollment for 2018-2019
The 2017-2018 school year will be over before you know it. It’s time to reserve your spot for next year. Reenrollment information has been sent to students in good standing. Online reenrollment can be conveniently completed by logging in to your Admissions Portal. Once you complete the reenrollment forms and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee, your student’s position for the 2018-2019 school year will be secured. The reenrollment process must be completed by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Please contact Kim Dawes with any questions. It is our joy to serve you and yours!

High School

HS IMPACT is January 8 - 12
Here is the schedule for on-campus courses. Teachers will notify students if their schedule varies from this. Lunch will be available as usual and buses will run on their normal schedule.


Winter Ball
Winter Ball will take place on Saturday, January 27 at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets can be purchased online or in the Business Office. Please be aware of the Winter Ball behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event. Contact Patty Gillig with any questions.

Middle School

"School is Cool" Assembly
On Monday, January 8, Around the World Yo-Yo Entertainment will present the "School is Cool” assembly at the middle school. It is a fun, fast paced, motivational, educational, and interactive program. The entertainer is not only great with the yo-yo, he is also a successful and experienced communicator. He will take the students on a learning journey using the yoyo and other fun activities in order to communicate the importance of school. Following the presentation, we will have Duncan Yo-Yos for sale at the middle school for one week, followed by a contest for all students. The cost is $8 - $16. Checks should be made payable to Monte Vista Christian School.


Middle School Classes Resume
Middle School classes will resume on Monday, January 8. There will be a regular schedule the week of January 8-12.

Athletics

Athletics Calendar
Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!


Middle School Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for girls volleyball and boys flag football begin Tuesday, January 16. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Student Services

College Cafe - January 18
Seniors, visit Student Services during FLEX on Thursday, January 18 to hear more about Cabrillo Honors Program. The Honors Program application is open January 15 - March 15, 2018.

12/28/17

General News & Upcoming Events

There is Still Time
Watch your email tomorrow for a fun video from our students, inviting us to share in “one last gift” this year to the Outdoor Student Center. To receive a 2017 tax receipt, you can give online before midnight on Sunday, December 31, mail in a check postmarked on or before that date, or make a gift in person at the Business Office before 2 pm tomorrow. Contact Nikki Daniels with questions.


Reenrollment for 2018-2019
The 2017-2018 school year will be over before you know it. It’s time to reserve your spot for next year. Reenrollment information has been sent to students in good standing. Online reenrollment can be conveniently completed by logging in to your Admissions Portal. Once you complete the reenrollment forms and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee, your student’s position for the 2018-2019 school year will be secured. The reenrollment process must be completed by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Please contact Kim Dawes with any questions. It is our joy to serve you and yours!


Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our wonderful student-written online newspaper, is ready to be shared! This new publication includes over 40 great articles about Monte Vista Christian School, including exciting updates on all things MVC. Read about current MVC news, college acceptances, dorm life, Make-A-Change Project, Secret Santa, the win over Aptos soccer, and so much more!

High School

HS IMPACT
High School IMPACT is January 8 - 12. Here is the schedule for on-campus courses. Teachers will notify students if their schedule varies from this. Lunch will be available as usual and buses will run on their normal schedule. If your student is taking a class with a fee, please pay by the end of the week. Contact the Business Office with fee-related questions.


Winter Ball
Winter Ball will take place on Saturday, January 27 at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets can be purchased online or in the Business Office. Please be aware of the Winter Ball behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event. Contact Patty Gillig with any questions.

Middle School

"School is Cool" Assembly
On Monday, January 8, Around the World Yo-Yo Entertainment will present the "School is Cool” assembly at the middle school. It is a fun, fast paced, motivational, educational, and interactive program. The entertainer is not only great with the yo-yo, he is also a successful and experienced communicator. He will take the students on a learning journey using the yoyo and other fun activities in order to communicate the importance of school. Following the presentation, we will have Duncan Yo-Yos for sale at the middle school for one week, followed by a contest for all students. The cost is $8 - $16. Checks should be made payable to Monte Vista Christian School.


Middle School Classes Resume
Middle School classes will resume on Monday, January 8. There will be a regular schedule the week of January 8-12.

Athletics

Middle School Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for girls volleyball and boys flag football begin Tuesday, January 16. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

College Cafe - January 18
Seniors, visit Student Services during FLEX on Thursday, January 18 to hear more about Cabrillo Honors Program. The Honors Program application is open January 15 - March 15, 2018.


SAT Prep Boot Camp
It's time for another SAT Prep Boot Camp with Matt Hallock Tutoring. Enroll now and be prepared for the March test. The dates for this session are Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 4:30-8:30. Save your spot!


College Summer Programs
High school students don't have to wait until graduation to have a collegiate experience. Universities across the the nation offer a variety of summer programs to students ranging from freshman to seniors, where students get a taste of college life and coursework. Here are just a few summer opportunities offered to our students.

12/21/17

General News & Upcoming Events

There is Still Time
Watch your email tomorrow for a fun video from our students, inviting us to share in “one last gift” this year to the Outdoor Student Center. To receive a 2017 tax receipt, you can give online before midnight on Sunday, December 31, mail in a check postmarked on or before that date, or make a gift in person at the Business Office before 2 pm tomorrow. Contact Nikki Daniels with questions.


Reenrollment for 2018-2019
The 2017-2018 school year will be over before you know it. It’s time to reserve your spot for next year. Reenrollment information has been sent to students in good standing. Online reenrollment can be conveniently completed by logging in to your Admissions Portal. Once you complete the reenrollment forms and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee, your student’s position for the 2018-2019 school year will be secured. The reenrollment process must be completed by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Please contact Kim Dawes with any questions. It is our joy to serve you and yours!


Online Student Newspaper
The MVCS Vista, our wonderful student-written online newspaper, is ready to be shared! This new publication includes over 40 great articles about Monte Vista Christian School, including exciting updates on all things MVC. Read about current MVC news, college acceptances, dorm life, Make-A-Change Project, Secret Santa, the win over Aptos soccer, and so much more!

High School

HS IMPACT
High School IMPACT is January 8 - 12. Here is the schedule for on-campus courses. Teachers will notify students if their schedule varies from this. Lunch will be available as usual and buses will run on their normal schedule. If your student is taking a class with a fee, please pay by the end of the week. Contact the Business Office with fee-related questions.


Winter Ball
Winter Ball will take place on Saturday, January 27 at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets can be purchased online or in the Business Office. Please be aware of the Winter Ball behavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event. Contact Patty Gillig with any questions.

Middle School

"School is Cool" Assembly
On Monday, January 8, Around the World Yo-Yo Entertainment will present the "School is Cool” assembly at the middle school. It is a fun, fast paced, motivational, educational, and interactive program. The entertainer is not only great with the yo-yo, he is also a successful and experienced communicator. He will take the students on a learning journey using the yoyo and other fun activities in order to communicate the importance of school. Following the presentation, we will have Duncan Yo-Yos for sale at the middle school for one week, followed by a contest for all students. The cost is $8 - $16. Checks should be made payable to Monte Vista Christian School.


Middle School Classes Resume
Middle School classes will resume on Monday, January 8. There will be a regular schedule the week of January 8-12.

Athletics

Middle School Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for girls volleyball and boys flag football begin Tuesday, January 16. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

College Cafe - January 18
Seniors, visit Student Services during FLEX on Thursday, January 18 to hear more about Cabrillo Honors Program. The Honors Program application is open January 15 - March 15, 2018.


SAT Prep Boot Camp
It's time for another SAT Prep Boot Camp with Matt Hallock Tutoring. Enroll now and be prepared for the March test. The dates for this session are Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 4:30-8:30. Save your spot!


College Summer Programs
High school students don't have to wait until graduation to have a collegiate experience. Universities across the the nation offer a variety of summer programs to students ranging from freshman to seniors, where students get a taste of college life and coursework. Here are just a few summer opportunities offered to our students.

12/14/17

General News & Upcoming Events

Can You Picture It? The Outdoor Student Center at MVC
Imagine a currently under-utilized space transformed into the heart of the MVC campus! With your help, MVC's amphitheater has the potential to become a dynamic outdoor classroom, cafe, chapel venue, and performance space. Gifts can be made online, via postal mail, or in person at the Business Office, and questions can be directed to Nikki Daniels.


High School Instrumental Arts Concert
Enjoy an evening of instrumental music from our high school students on Friday, December 15 at 6:30 pm in the Studio MVC Theatre. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

Advanced Choir Pre-Performance Appearance at the 2017 Nutcracker Suite
MVC's Advanced Choir will perform Christmas carols to welcome guests attending Agape Dance Academy's 2017 Nutcracker Suite. Performances will take place on Saturday, December 16 (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm) and Sunday, December 17 (1:30 pm and 4:30 pm) at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville. Tickets range from $16 to $25 and can be purchased online.


Interested in Hosting a “Winter” or “Spring” Family Gathering?
Our Fall Family Gatherings have been a tremendous opportunity for our school family to build relationships and grow together. Fall may technically be over, but we would love to hold some Winter (or even Spring!) Family Gatherings in your area. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Rochelle Flosi.

High School

HS Finals Week

Finals are December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


Winter Ball
Winter Ball will take place on Saturday, January 27 at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets can be purchased online or in the Business Office. Please be aware of the Winter Ballbehavior and dress code expectations that will be enforced at the event. Contact Patty Gillig with any questions.


Looking for Professional Guest Speakers
The College and Career Exploration class is looking for those in various professions to come in and share about their work and educational background, as well as current workplace experience. This would be a 30-40 minute commitment during 1st period one Friday in the 2nd semester. Contact Scott Nystrom if you're interested.

Middle School

CJSF
7th and 8th graders can sign up for CJSF through Thursday, December 21. Applications are available in the ARC. CJSF is a statewide academic organization that honors middle school students for their academic excellence. Students who qualify earn recognition at the awards program and can attend a field trip at the end of the year.

MS Finals Week
Finals week is December 18-21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Electives for 3rd Quarter
Elective registration for 3rd quarter will be open until Sunday, December 24. Please read the instructions for grade level registration dates and elective descriptions.


Athletics

Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!


Middle School Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for girls volleyball and boys flag football begin Tuesday, January 16. Allathletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. Allathletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Student Services

College Cafe - January 18
Seniors, visit Student Services during FLEX on Thursday, January 18 to hear more about Cabrillo Honors Program. The Honors Program application is open January 15 - March 15, 2018.


Senior Trip
Just a reminder that $300 is now due for the Senior trip. Please contact the Business Office to make sure you are up-to-date on payments. The final payment of $289 will be due on Friday, January 19.


Cabrillo College Running Start
Seniors, are you thinking about attending Cabrillo College? Enroll now and sign-up for Running Start. This provides graduating high school seniors from Santa Cruz County priority registration for Fall classes. Contact your guidance counselor for more information.


Juniors
Second semester is the time to think about SAT and/or ACT registration. Please contact Student Services for more information or visit ACT.org orCollegeboard.org/sat.


Seniors
If you need transcripts or a letter of recommendation over Christmas break, it is important you let your guidance counselor know as soon as possible. Also, be sure to check in with your guidance counselor concerning upcoming college deadlines before leaving for Christmas break.

12/7/17

General News & Upcoming Events

Worthy Servant Fund for Teachers - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
There is still time to give a tax-deductible Christmas blessing to faculty and Residence Life staff!
We have extended the deadline for the 2017 Worthy Servant Fund in order to ensure that all interested families have a chance to participate.
Donations (made online or via check) must be given no later than next Tuesday, December 12. Please contact Nikki Daniels with questions or for more information.

Middle School Christmas Performances
Come see our middle school choir, concert band and worship team share their "Joy To The World" Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 13. Shows are at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the Studio MVC Theatre. Reserve your free tickets.

High School Instrumental Arts Concert
Enjoy an evening of instrumental music from our high school students on Friday, December 15 at 6:30 pm in the Studio MVC Theatre. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

MVC’s Outdoor Student Center - Come Set the Stage with Us...
Can you picture it? The heart of our campus transformed into a vibrant outdoor space where our students grow and thrive? Please consider including MVC in your year-end giving plans by supporting the Outdoor Student Center and naming a portion of the facility in honor or in memory of someone special. Gifts can be made online, via postal mail, or in person at the Business Office, and questions can be directed to Nikki Daniels.

MVC Choirs in "Light and Life" at Twin Lakes Church
Join Studio MVC Choirs as they perform with Twin Lakes Church in their Christmas Spectacular, “Light and Life.” Our students will be singing in all eight performances at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos:

  • Friday, December 8 at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 10 at 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm

More information is available on Twin Lakes Church's website.

Advanced Choir Pre-Performance Appearance at the 2017 Nutcracker Suite
MVC's Advanced Choir will perform Christmas carols to welcome guests attending Agape Dance Academy's 2017 Nutcracker Suite. Performances will take place on Saturday, December 16 (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm) and Sunday, December 17 (1:30 pm and 4:30 pm) at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville. Tickets range from $16 to $25 and can be purchased online.

Interested in Hosting a “Winter” or “Spring” Family Gathering?
Our Fall Family Gatherings have been a tremendous opportunity for our school family to build relationships and grow together. Fall may technically be over, but we would love to hold some Winter (or even Spring!) Family Gatherings in your area. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Rochelle Flosi.

High School

Special Bell Schedule
There will be no chapel on Monday, December 11. There will be a special Performing Arts Chapel on Thursday, December 14. Both Monday and Thursday will have a special bell schedule. Please note that there is no FLEX on Thursday and school starts for all HS students at 8:10 am on Monday and Thursday.


HS Finals Week
Finals are December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


Winter Ball
Winter Ball will take place on Saturday, January 27 at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets can be purchased online or in the Business Office.


Looking for Professional Guest Speakers
The College and Career Exploration class is looking for those in various professions to come in and share about their work and educational background, as well as current workplace experience. This would be a 30-40 minute commitment during 1st period one Friday in the 2nd semester. Contact Scott Nystrom if you're interested.

Middle School

Egyptian Museum Field Trip - 6th Grade
On Wednesday, December 13, the 6th grade students will be attending a field trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium in San Jose. No lunch will be provided at the museum. Students will need to bring their own lunch that day. We will leave school at 8:30 am sharp and return by 2:30 pm. Students will then attend their 7th period elective.


MS Finals Week
Finals week is December 18-21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Electives for 3rd Quarter
Elective registration for 3rd quarter will begin on Tuesday, December 12 for the 6th grade. Please read the instructions for grade level registration dates and elective descriptions.


Thank You!
A sincere "Thank you!" to our Middle School parents for your support of the Make a Change Project & Showcase as well as the Christmas Carnival. Your contributions to and attendance at these events were greatly appreciated!


Athletics

Be sure to check out our online calendar detailing all upcoming MVC athletics events - both home and away. Go Mustangs!

Student Services

Senior Trip
Just a reminder that $300 is now due for the Senior trip. Please contact the Business Office by Monday, December 11 to be up-to-date on payments. The final payment of $289 will be due on Friday, January 19.


Cabrillo College Running Start
Seniors, are you thinking about attending Cabrillo College? Enroll now and sign-up for Running Start. This provides graduating high school seniors from Santa Cruz County priority registration for Fall classes. Contact your Guidance Counselor for more information.


CSF Pennies for Patients
Pennies for Patients boxes are due on Wednesday, December 13. Drop-off boxes are in various classrooms or Student Services.


Juniors
Second semester is the time to think about SAT and/or ACT registration. Please contact Student Services for more information or visit ACT.org or Collegeboard.org/sat.


Seniors
Be sure to check in with your guidance counselor concerning upcoming college deadlines before leaving for Christmas break.

11/30/17

General News & Upcoming Events

Open House - This Sunday
As part of the MVC family, you know that from the moment you step onto campus, this school is different. Invite family and friends to experience the difference for themselves this Sunday at OPEN HOUSE from 1:00 - 3:00 pm! Visitors will sample our learning in action, enjoy our students, meet teachers, taste our delicious food, and even take home a souvenir or two. Please remind them to RSVP.

Parents in Morgan Hill - Join Us Monday Night!
All MVC parents are invited to join Dr. Salerno and other MVC leaders at the upcoming Fall Family Gathering in Morgan Hill on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 pm. Contact Rochelle Flosi to RSVP and receive details about the location.

Christmas Blessing for MVC Teachers - OPPORTUNITY ENDS TUESDAY!
MVC families can bless faculty and Residence Life staff members by making a tax-deductible gift to the Worthy Servant Fund. This is a great alternative to purchasing individual gifts for teachers and staff. Donations (made online or via check) must be given no later than next Tuesday, December 5, as they will go directly to faculty and Residence Life staff before Christmas break. Please contactNikki Daniels with questions or for more information.

MVC’s Outdoor Student Center - Come Set the Stage with Us...
Each MVC family should have received a mailing earlier this week introducing the unique opportunity to include MVC in your year-end giving plans by supporting theOutdoor Student Center in the heart of our campus. With your help, we can realize exciting, tangible change for our students in the months to come. Gifts can be made online, via postal mail, or in person at the Business Office, and questions can be directed to Nikki Daniels.

MVC Choirs in "Light and Life" at Twin Lakes Church
Join Studio MVC Choirs as they perform with Twin Lakes Church in their Christmas Spectacular, “Light and Life.” Our students will be singing in all eight performances at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos:

  • Friday, December 8 at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 10 at 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm

More information is available on Twin Lakes Church's website.

Theater Arts Showcase
Tickets are now on sale for the December theatrical events and can be purchasedonline.

  • Friday, December 1 at 6:00 pm - An Evening of One Acts
  • Friday, December 8 at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm - A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol

Thank You for Participating in MVC’s Parent Survey
A huge thank-you to each of you who gave of your time to participate in our MVC parent survey earlier this month. We are pleased to report that we had enough respondents to render our data statistically significant, and look forward to sharing what we learned and how we plan to incorporate the findings into future plans in the months to come.

High School

Winter Ball
Winter Ball will take place on January 27 at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, December 4 and will be sold online or at the Business Office.


IMPACT
IMPACT registration is closed and there are some fun and enriching activities for your students! If your student registered for a class with an associated fee, the fee links were emailed. Please pay those fees by Monday, December 4, as many of our classes have waiting lists.


Special Bell Schedule
There will be no chapel on Monday, December 11. There will be a special Performing Arts Chapel on Thursday, December 14. Both Monday and Thursday will have a special bell schedule. Please note that there is no FLEX on Thursday and school starts for all HS students at 8:10 am on Monday and Thursday.


Senior Yearbook Quotes
Each senior will have a quote by their photo in the yearbook. This should not be their own quote, but a quote by someone they look up to/admire, or a Bible verse. Seniors received an email about this. Please remind your student to submit these to Jennifer Legue.

Middle School

Middle School Play Day
On December 1, the entire middle school will have the opportunity to celebrate the end of the semester by going to see the movie, Wonder, and then return to school for fun activities until the end of the day. We will take MVC buses to Green Valley Cinema at 9:00 am and return in time for lunch at approximately 11:30 am.
Upon returning from the movie on Friday, December 1, there will be a Christmas Carnival in the afternoon. Please read this letter to parents for information on ways you may be able to help by volunteering or providing items for this fun-filled holiday event.

Athletics

Middle School Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for girls volleyball and boys flag football begin Tuesday, January 16. All athletic paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions.


High School Spring Sports Tryouts and Paperwork
Tryouts for spring sports begin Monday, January 29. All athletics paperwork must be completed and turned in to Kira Tellez (not the coaches) in the Athletics Office in the ARC before tryouts. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.