9/12/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Home Football Game at Mustang Stadium - Saturday, September 14
We are thrilled to host our JV and Varsity football teams for their Saturday, September 14 games against The King's Academy here at our own Mustang Stadium. Join us between games for a special presentation to players and their families commemorating this last game prior to renovations, as well as a ceremonial groundbreaking to kick off construction. Remember - all fans wearing Mustang gear that night get in FREE!

Water Bottle Stations Initiative by MVC Students
Last year, a group of Middle School students formed a committee to respond to a real-world problem they saw in their school community -- the need for a sanitary, eco-friendly solution to outdated drinking fountains. As part of the process, students actively inquired, collaborated, and effectively communicated their findings in a proposal they presented to an authentic audience, the MVC Leadership Cabinet. The outcome? New refillable water bottle stations throughout the campus! Pictured left to right: Evan Doane, Riley Kabanek, Chloe Claytor, Kaito Levy, Samuel Parachini, and Nina Duke.

Fall Family Gatherings
Join us for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in your area. These events are hosted by MVC parents in their homes, and gatherings begin at 7:00 pm.

Monterey/Pacific Grove/Seaside - Thursday, September 19
Watsonville/Prunedale/Aromas - Monday, September 23
Hollister - Tuesday, September 24
Gilroy/Morgan Hill/San Martin - Wednesday, September 25

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

Flatbed Trailer and Convertibles Needed for Homecoming
We are still in need of one flatbed trailer for a class float for Homecoming. It will be used from now through October 20. We are also in need of convertibles for the parade on Saturday, October 19. Your car would be driven either by you or an MVC teacher/administrator, and would be closely monitored. If you would be willing to lend a trailer or convertible, please contact Jennifer Keathley.

High School

From Our Dean of Students
The safety of our students is not only important to us during their time on campus each day, but also as they drive to and from school. Reckless driving and speeding into and away from campus is of great concern. Please review our Parent/Student Handbook, which outlines that all families have agreed that students will abide by the California Vehicle Code, in order to retain on-campus parking privileges. Additional teen driver safety information to review with your students can be found here. Lastly, please be sure all vehicles parked on campus are properly registered with our Business Office and a parking permit is displayed in each vehicle.


Senior Class of 2020 Information
An email was sent to Seniors and Senior parents on Thursday, September 5 with helpful information regarding Senior Trip, Graduation, and more. The first deposit for Senior Trip is due Sunday, September 15 so please read through the Senior Information Packet for details on registration and the initial deposit.


Senior Diploma Verification
Senior parents, as we prepare to order diplomas for our Class of 2020 Seniors, it is important that you log into Focus and enter the name you would like to have recorded on your student's diploma. This can only be done through the Parent Portal of Focus by following these instructions: log into Focus, click My Child > Child Info > Diploma Verification. Enter the name to be recorded on the diploma and the date, and click Save. Contact Amy Coleman with questions.


Crafting a Powerful College Essay
Conquer the Test is offering a Senior essay class on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (date change). Sign up with Conquer the Test.


College Visits
There are more than 60 college representatives scheduled to visit MVC this fall. Encourage your student to stop by and meet the admissions counselors from these universities.


Junior Future Exploration Group
We know that college exploration can be intimidating, and not knowing where to start is a common roadblock. In order to clear any confusion, we are starting MVC’s first ever Junior Future Exploration Group sessions! These sessions will be held in M20 (formerly MSPAR). There will be two groups during Flex and two groups after school to try to accommodate students’ busy schedules! Each group will be 30 minutes and will meet once a month. Students can sign up through the link in the High School Bulletin.


SAT Practice Exam
Revolution Prep is offering an SAT Practice Exam for Sophomores and Juniors on MVC’s campus on Friday, October 11 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to take a full-length practice test under timed conditions and get a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Space is limited so register now!


SAT Boot Camp
The next Conquer the Test SAT Boot Camp sessions will be starting with Matt Hallock in just two weeks! There will be an option for Tuesday classes beginning September 24 for four weeks. The other option will be for Friday classes beginning September 27 for four weeks. Find out more here.


Grades in Focus
Focus continues to be available to parents to help you support your student as they navigate their academic work. You can expect to receive daily email Focus updates which will have gradebook assignments. You are also able to log into Focus at any time with your parent username and password to see current grades. As mid-quarter approaches, please encourage your student to contact their teacher and attend Flex to receive support if needed. Please contact the ARC for help logging into Focus.


College Tours
Is your student interested in visiting colleges, but isn’t sure where to start? The guidance team is setting up college visit trips to the East Coast, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and our own California schools. Students should talk with their guidance counselor today about potential dates and signing up for these trips!


2020 Adventure in Spain Tour – Enrollment Now Open!
Imagine your child stepping outside of their comfort zone and experiencing new foods, cultures, and people! In Spain they’ll visit the famous Alhambra in Granada, gaze upon masterpieces by Velázquez, and discover the many religious and cultural influences that have made Spain the eclectic country it is today. To get more information, go to Spain Trip 2020. Students who enroll by Friday, September 13 will receive the Toledo Zip-Line Experience for FREE. Spots are limited, so enroll now!


Homecoming Week is October 14 - 19
Class-specific information including float work days, Powderpuff practice, and class dances is available for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.


Community Service Scholarship
Seniors who have been dedicated to community service throughout their high school career may want to check out this scholarship.


Middle School

Middle School Impact Week: March 9 - 13, 2020
Impact Week is a time for MVC Middle School students to participate in grade-level trips and camps or stay on campus for courses that are meant to enrich their learning and expose students to a variety of experiences. Though we encourage students to take part in the grade level trips and camps, there will be on-campus courses offered during this week, which may include sports, fine arts, design, and community service. Whether a student attends a trip/camp or stays on campus, we trust the week will be impactful and enjoyable. The on-campus courses and their descriptions will not be finalized until the start of 2nd Semester. However, we wanted to inform you of the possible options when considering trips and camps. See the below announcements for 6th and 8th Grade trips. Stay tuned to future Mustang Flyers for 7th Grade Camp Sea Lab information.


8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
The 2020 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. during Impact Week is quickly approaching. It is not too late to register your child for this trip. Contact Britta Blaser with questions.


6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Registration Happening Now
6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp will take place March 9 - 13, 2020 during Impact Week. The permission slip and Mount Hermon Camp Packet are due by Friday, November 1. Links to those documents and additional information can be found here.


6th Grade Rosicrucian 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, October 30. Students will need to bring their own lunch, wear comfortable shoes, and bring their iPad for note-taking. The cost of the field trip is $20.00 (non-refundable) and will be automatically debited from your FACTS account on September 15. Permission slips were distributed to the students in their class today. Please sign and return the permission slip to Rodney Stanton by Friday, September 20. We need parent chaperones. If you are available, please contact Rodney Stanton.


Tdap Vaccination
We must receive confirmation by Monday, September 30 that all 7th Grade students have received the California required Tdap vaccination. Three doses of DTP, Tdap, or DTP meet the requirement if at least one was given on or after the 7th birthday. Contact school nurse, Colette Crawford, if you have questions.


Athletics

Interested in Boys Lacrosse?
We are looking for anyone who may be interested in playing High School Boys Lacrosse during the spring. If your student is interested, please have them fill out this form indicating their interest before Wednesday, September 18.

Fine Arts

Fall Fine Arts Night
Join us for a wonderful fall evening of art, music, and fall-themed refreshments on Monday, October 7. The Photography Exhibit Opening will be from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in Price Hall. In the new Theatre Quad, there will be live instrumental music, refreshments, and pumpkin painting. The Vocal Arts Gospel Concert will begin in the Dave Hart (Main) Gymnasium at 7:00 pm.

Health & Wellness

Driving Time with Your Children
Does it feel like all you do is “shuttle” your child from one activity to the next? Take a moment to read this insightful letter from School Counselor Erin Torr that may help change your perspective!

9/5/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Home Football Game at Mustang Stadium - Saturday, September 14
We are thrilled to host our JV and Varsity football teams for their Saturday, September 14 games against The King's Academy here at our own Mustang Stadium. Join us between games for a special presentation to players and their families commemorating this last game prior to renovations, as well as a ceremonial groundbreaking to kickoff construction. Remember - all fans wearing Mustang gear that night get in FREE!

Homecoming 2019 - MVC Families, Save the Date!
Check out our website for detailed information about the October 18-19 Homecoming Weekend. With the construction of our new Mustang Stadium turf field and track, the Homecoming football game will be held at Watsonville High School on Saturday, October 19. We will host our students, families, and alumni on campus for a fun day of celebration and school spirit leading up to the game. You won't want to miss the Parade, Alumni Recognition Ceremony, Pre-game Tailgate (including food trucks and harvest festival), and fan busses to transport spectators to WHS.

Fall Family Gatherings
Join us for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in your area. These events are hosted by MVC parents in their homes, and gatherings begin at 7:00 pm.


Scotts Valley/Santa Cruz/Aptos - Wednesday, September 11
Monterey/Pacific Grove/Seaside - Thursday, September 19
Watsonville/Prunedale/Aromas - Monday, September 23
Hollister - Tuesday, September 24
Gilroy/Morgan Hill/San Martin - Wednesday, September 25

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

Grades in Focus
Focus continues to be available to parents to help you support your student as they navigate their academic work. You can expect to receive daily email Focus updates which will have gradebook assignments. You are also able to log into Focus at any time with your parent username and password to see current grades. As mid-quarter approaches, please encourage your student to contact their teacher and attend Flex to receive support if needed. Please contact the ARC for help logging into Focus.

Flatbed Trailer Needed for Homecoming Float
The Freshman class is in need of a flatbed trailer for their class float for Homecoming. It will be used from September 7 - October 20. If you would be willing to lend one, please contact Jennifer Keathley.

High School

College Tours
Is your student interested in visiting colleges, but isn’t sure where to start? The guidance team is setting up college visit trips to the East Coast, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and our own California schools. Students should talk with their guidance counselor today about potential dates and signing up for these trips!


2020 Adventure in Spain Tour – Enrollment Now Open!
Imagine your child stepping outside of their comfort zone and experiencing new foods, cultures, and people! In Spain they’ll visit the famous Alhambra in Granada, gaze upon masterpieces by Velázquez, and discover the many religious and cultural influences that have made Spain the eclectic country it is today. To get more information, go to Spain Trip 2020. Students who enroll by Friday, September 13 will receive the Toledo Zip-Line Experience for FREE. Spots are limited, so enroll now!


Homecoming Week is October 14 - 19
Class-specific information including float work days, Powderpuff practice, and class dances is available for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.


Community Service Scholarship
Seniors who have been dedicated to community service throughout their high school career may want to check out this scholarship.


Junior Scholarship Opportunity
Juniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA, active in community service, who play a team sport, and hold a leadership position may qualify for a scholarship through the U.S. Marine Corps. Read more about this great opportunity!


California Scholarship Federation
Students interested in taking part in CSF (California Scholarship Federation) this year should complete and submit their CSF application to Scott Nystrom by Thursday, September 12. Remember that this form must be completed and turned in each semester using the prior semester’s final grades. In order to earn CSF Lifetime Membership, students must qualify and apply in at least 4 of their final 6 high school semesters. Contact Scott Nystrom with questions.


National Honor Society Applications are Now Open!
The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes high achieving students for scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The application is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Any student applying will need to fill out the Activity List Application and have two Character Recommendation Forms (one from an MVC teacher and the other from an outside supervisor). Applications are due Wednesday, September 11. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.


Middle School

Middle School Impact Week: March 9 - 13, 2020
Impact Week is a time for MVC Middle School students to participate in grade-level trips and camps or stay on campus for courses that are meant to enrich their learning and expose students to a variety of experiences. Though we encourage students to take part in the grade level trips and camps, there will be on campus courses offered during this week, which may include sports, fine arts, design, and community service. Whether a student attends a trip/camp or stays on campus, we trust the week will be impactful and enjoyable. The on-campus courses and their descriptions will not be finalized until the start of 2nd Semester. However, we wanted to inform you of the possible options when considering trips and camps. See the below announcements for 6th and 8th Grade trips. Stay tuned to future Mustang Flyers for 7th Grade Camp Sea Lab information.


8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
The 2020 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. during Impact Week is quickly approaching. It is not too late to register your child for this trip. Contact Britta Blaser with questions.


6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Registration Happening Now
6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp will take place March 9 - 13, 2020 during Impact Week. The permission slip and Mount Hermon Camp Packet are due by Friday, November 1. Links to those documents and additional information can be found here.


6th Grade Rosicrucian 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, October 30. Students will need to bring their own lunch, wear comfortable shoes, and bring their iPad for note-taking. The cost of the field trip is $20.00 (non-refundable) and will be automatically debited from your FACTS account on September 15. Permission slips were distributed to the students in their class today. Please sign and return the permission slip to Rodney Stanton by Friday, September 20. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Stanton.


Tdap Vaccination
We must receive confirmation by Monday, September 30 that all 7th Grade students have received the California required Tdap vaccination. Three doses of DTP, Tdap, or DTP meet the requirement if at least one was given on or after the 7th birthday. Contact school nurse, Colette Crawford, if you have questions.


Athletics

Memberships Now Available - The 2019-2020 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2019-2020 school year. Different membership levels have different perks, including passes to regular-season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.

Health & Wellness

Parenting Teens
If you feel stuck, ineffective, or hopeless in parenting your teen, you are not alone! School Counselor Erin Torr has shared some wisdom and resources to encourage you during this often challenging season of parenting.

8/29/19

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - Monday, September 2
In observance of Labor Day, there will be no school on Monday, September 2.


Fall Family Gatherings
Join us for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in your area. These events are hosted by MVC parents in their homes, and gatherings begin at 7:00 pm.


Salinas - Thursday, September 5
Scotts Valley/Santa Cruz/Aptos - Wednesday, September 11
Monterey/Pacific Grove/Seaside - Thursday, September 19
Watsonville/Prunedale/Aromas - Monday, September 23
Hollister - Tuesday, September 24
Gilroy/Morgan Hill/San Martin - Wednesday, September 25


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


Homecoming 2019 - MVC Families, Save the Date!
Check out our website for detailed information about the October 18-19 Homecoming Weekend. With the construction of our new Mustang Stadium turf field and track, the Homecoming football game will be held at Watsonville High School on Saturday, October 19. We will host our students, families, and alumni on campus for a fun day of celebration and school spirit leading up to the game. You won't want to miss the Parade, Alumni Recognition Ceremony, Pre-game Tailgate (including food trucks and harvest festival), and fan busses to transport spectators to WHS.


Friday, August 30 Football Game
Due to the Mustang Stadium turf field and track renovation, tomorrow (Friday, August 30 - JV @ 5:00 pm/Varsity @ 7:30 pm) will be our only football game on MVC’s campus this season and will also be Senior Night. We would love to see a great turnout of families and students. We ask that parents pick up their students after school or students ride the bus home rather than staying on campus. If a student must stay on campus until the game, they need to be in the ARC (open until 5:00 pm), the outside Cafe area, or in the Outdoor Student Center.


MVC's Emergency Notification System
Each parent with a cell phone number listed in Focus should have received a test text of MVC's emergency notification system last Friday, August 23. If you did not receive this test text, please contact IT Director Steve Kiebus.

High School

Junior Scholarship Opportunity
Juniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA, active in community service, who play a team sport, and hold a leadership position may qualify for a scholarship through the U.S. Marine Corps. Read more about this great opportunity!


California Scholarship Federation
Students interested in taking part in CSF (California Scholarship Federation) this year should complete and submit their CSF application to Scott Nystrom by Thursday, September 12. Remember that this form must be completed and turned in each semester using the prior semester’s final grades. In order to earn CSF Lifetime Membership, students must qualify and apply in at least 4 of their final 6 high school semesters. Contact Scott Nystrom with questions.


National Honor Society Applications are Now Open!
The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes high achieving students for scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The application is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Any student applying will need to fill out theActivity List Application and have two Character Recommendation Forms (one from an MVC teacher and the other from an outside supervisor). Applications are due Wednesday, September 11. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.


Mexico Mission Trip: Registration Happening Now Until September 6
Is your student interested in serving the families and children at Rancho de sus Ninos in Mexico? They can bring the joy of God's love and meet the physical needs of this community who loves and provides for the children in their care. Your student’s life and the children’s lives of Rancho de sus Ninos will be changed! Space is limited; registration is due by Friday, September 6 for the November 2019 trip.


Science and Service Trip
Get pumped for the opportunity of a lifetime! During Spring Break 2020, students may participate in a science and service trip to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. They will see the amazing animals and ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands and help to serve needy families in Ecuador. For more information, please contactMichael Kirchner.


Middle School

MVC Care Team
This week in chapel, we introduced students to members of our Care Team. This graphic will help you put names with faces, so that your whole family knows who to go to for assistance. If you ever have any questions or concerns, we are all here for you!


Jr. Thespians Club
Jr. Thespians kicked off last Friday in the Theater during MS lunch. Jr. Thespians is a club for anyone who loves theatre, performing, technical theatre, improv, broadway musicals, and so much more! We will have open lunch meetings for the next two weeks and will then be officially inducting new members. Please reach out to Morgan Matos if you have any questions.


Middle School Back-to-School Night
Please join us for Middle School Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from your student’s teachers and connect with fellow families. Make sure to bring your student’s schedule (including room numbers). Please see the schedule of events for more details and campus map for locations.


MVC iPad Acceptable Use Policy and Home Acceptable Use Plan
All new students are currently taking part in iPad Boot Camp training. In addition to learning how to navigate the iPad for classroom use, students are empowered with information to care for their device as an educational tool. To further support these efforts, we ask that parents take time to go over the MVC iPad Acceptable Use Policy with their child. To help equip parents in setting healthy boundaries and guidelines for their child’s technology usage outside of school, we are providing a Home Acceptable Use Plan as an optional resource to you. The HAUP guides families in deciding where, when, and how the iPad can be used at home.


Digital Citizenship Lessons
In our desire to partner with you to keep kids productive and safe online, we want to provide you with an outline of the curriculum being used in our digital citizenship classroom training. We utilize the lessons provided by Common Sense Media, a website that provides internet safety education as well as balanced reviews of movies and video games. The goal of this curriculum is to encourage young people to harness the power of the internet and technology for learning, and to remain responsible and principled digital citizens. We encourage you to check it out and review the lessons your child is receiving in class. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have, and please also send us any resources of your own that may benefit us. We are all learning!


Athletics

Memberships Now Available - The 2019-2020 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2019-2020 school year. Different membership levels have different perks, including passes to regular-season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.

Fine Arts

Audition Notice!
Auditions for the High School production of Our Town will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm and Friday, August 30 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of an amazing production! Our Town is a beloved theatre classic that provides many opportunities for actors (new and experienced) to shine. Audition information and applications can be found here.

Health & Wellness

Parenting Teens
If you feel stuck, ineffective, or hopeless in parenting your teen, you are not alone! School Counselor Erin Torr has shared some wisdom and resources to encourage you during this often challenging season of parenting.

8/22/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Testing MVC's Emergency Notification System - Tomorrow
We will be testing our MVC emergency notification system tomorrow (Friday, August 23). Every parent listed in Focus should receive this test text. Please contact IT Director Steve Kiebus with questions.

Fall Family Gatherings
Join us for an informal time of sharing/Q&A with Dr. Salerno and fellow parents in your area. These events are hosted by MVC parents in their homes, and gatherings begin at 7:00 pm.

Salinas - Thursday, September 5

Scotts Valley/Santa Cruz/Aptos - Wednesday, September 11

Monterey/Pacific Grove/Seaside - Thursday, September 19

Watsonville - Monday, September 23

Gilroy - Wednesday, September 25

Hollister - TBD

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

High School

High School Back-to-School Night
Please join us for High School Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from each of your student’s teachers and connect with fellow families. Please see the schedule of events for more details and campus map for locations.


National Honor Society Applications are Now Open!
The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes high achieving students for scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The application is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Any student applying will need to fill out theActivity List Application and have two Character Recommendation Forms (one from a teacher with MVC and the other from an outside supervisor). Applications are due Wednesday, September 11. For any questions or clarifications please reach out to the NHS Advisor Jessica Sokol.


Science and Service Trip
Get pumped for the opportunity of a lifetime! During Spring Break 2020, students may participate in a science and service trip to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. They will see the amazing animals and ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands and help to serve needy families in Ecuador. For more information, please attend the trip meeting on Back-to-School Night, August 28, at 6:10 pm or contact Michael Kirchner.


Middle School

MS Picture Day - This Monday, August 26
Picture Day will be Monday, August 26 (grades 6-8). In order to avoid shipping fees, pictures must be pre-ordered online or by printing this form to return on Picture Day. Families can expect photos within 3-4 weeks and Retake Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9. Please note that photographers will be using green screens, so please do not wear bright green on picture day.


Jr. Thespians Club
Jr. Thespians will kick off this Friday, August 23 in the Theater during MS lunch. Jr. Thespians is a club for anyone who loves theatre, performing, technical theatre, improv, broadway musicals, and so much more! We will have open lunch meetings for the next two weeks and will then be officially inducting new members. Please reach out to Morgan Matos if you have any questions.


Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 24 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic at the Outdoor Student Center. Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool and other fun lawn activities for the whole family. Contact Melissa Morales with any questions.


Middle School Beach Day
Middle School Beach Day is Wednesday, August 28. Please have permission slips in no later than Friday, August 23 to your student’s Science teacher. Details about this fun Middle School trip can be found here.


Middle School Back-to-School Night
Please join us for Middle School Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from each of your student’s teachers and connect with fellow families. A detailed schedule will be in next week’s Flyer.


MVC iPad Acceptable Use Policy and Home Acceptable Use Plan
All new students are currently taking part in iPad Boot Camp training. In addition to learning how to navigate the iPad for classroom use, students are empowered with information to care for their device as an educational tool. To further support these efforts, we ask that parents take time to go over the MVC iPad Acceptable Use Policy with their child. To help equip parents in setting healthy boundaries and guidelines for their child’s technology usage outside of school, we are providing a Home Acceptable Use Policy as an optional resource to you. The HAUP guides families in deciding where, when, and how the iPad can be used at home.


Digital Citizenship Lessons
In our desire to partner with you to keep kids productive and safe online, we want to provide you with an outline of the curriculum being used in our digital citizenship classroom training. We utilize the lessons provided by Common Sense Media, a website that provides internet safety education as well as balanced reviews of movies and video games. The goal of this curriculum is to encourage young people to harness the power of the internet and technology for learning, and to remain responsible and principled digital citizens. We encourage you to check it out and review the lessons your child is receiving in class. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have, and please also send us any resources of your own that may benefit us. We are all learning!


Athletics

High School Fall Sports Picture Days
High School Fall Sports Picture Days will be on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27. The schedule and ordering information can be found here.


Memberships Now Available - The 2019-2020 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2019-2020 school year. Different membership levels have different perks, including passes to regular-season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.


Middle School Boys and Girls Soccer is Returning to MVC
We are excited to announce that we will be offering Middle School boys and girls soccer this year! Boys soccer tryouts will be on Monday, August 26 - Thursday, August 29 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the JV Baseball Field. Girls soccer tryouts will happen toward the end of fall, and we will announce the tryout times and locations at a later date. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms by the first day of tryouts. Contact Assistant Athletic Director Ryan Van Den Heuvel with questions.


Middle School Sports Tryout Dates and Times
Tryouts for Middle School girls basketball, boys soccer, and coed cross country will begin on Monday, August 26. You can find more information here. All athletics paperwork is done online through Final Forms and must be complete in order to participate in tryouts. A hard copy of the student-athlete’s physical must be turned in to the Athletics Office. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Fine Arts

Audition Notice!
Auditions for the High School production of Our Town will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm and Friday, August 30 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of an amazing production! Our Town is a beloved theatre classic that provides many opportunities for actors (new and experienced) to shine. The application and information about the auditions can be found here.

8/15/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Welcome Back! Did You Get Your New MVC Clings?
Yesterday morning in both car line and at bus stops, MVC administrators were thrilled to kick off our school year by greeting parents and handing out clings. If you missed us and would like a sheet of the new MVC clings we handed out, stop by the ARC any time!

Moms in Prayer Starts Tomorrow
All MVC moms are invited to Moms in Prayer starting tomorrow (Friday, August 16). 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.

Testing MVC's Emergency Notification System - This Friday & Next Friday
We will be testing our MVC emergency notification system tomorrow (Friday, August 16) and next Friday, August 23. Depending on your cellular provider and their policies related to mass texts and/or whether you are a returning or newly added parent, you may receive an initial text message or request for approval tomorrow (Friday, August 16). However, every parent should receive the second test text next Friday, August 23. Please contact IT Director Steve Kiebus with questions.

Interested in Carpooling?
Although the initial list of those who expressed interest over the summer was already distributed, it is not too late! Email Nikki Daniels to receive the list and be added to a second distribution list that will go out on Friday, August 16.

Subscribe to MVC's Online Calendar
Students, parents, and all Mustang fans are encouraged to use these step-by-step instructions to subscribe to whichever portion(s) of the online MVC calendar is/are most helpful. Events can be added directly to your personal calendar! Options include athletics teams, clubs, fine arts groups, and much more. Questions? Contact Steve Kiebus.

School Picture Days - August 20 (High School) & August 26 (Middle School)
School Picture Days will be Tuesday, August 20 (grades 9-11 and student ID cards for Seniors) and Monday, August 26 (grades 6-8). In order to avoid shipping fees, pictures must be pre-ordered online or by printing this form to return on Picture Day. Families can expect photos within 3-4 weeks and Retake Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9.

Update for Parents Regarding 2019-2020 Student ID Cards
In order to comply with California law, MVC’s 2019-2020 student ID cards must display the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We wanted parents to be aware of this new regulation and give you the option to decline having a student ID issued to your student on Picture Day (August 20 for High School, August 26 for Middle School). In order to opt out of a student ID this year, please fill out this form. Questions can be directed to Nikki Daniels at 831-768-6111.

Textbook Bundle Purchase
Our online store for textbooks remains open. You should have received an email on Thursday, August 1, with information regarding purchasing and activating your student's textbook bundle (a single price for your child’s textbooks). Students who have purchased the bundle will receive any physical textbooks during the first week of school. More information can be found on the MVC website.

2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook
MVC's 2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online. Please direct any questions or concerns to Nikki Daniels.

Fall Family Gatherings - Seeking Hosts for September
Please consider participating in a rewarding and fun opportunity by hosting a Fall Family Gathering. These events 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. We are looking for families in the following areas to host on a Monday-Thursday evening in September:

Watsonville/Prunedale/Aromas

Morgan Hill/Gilroy/San Martin

For more information or to volunteer to host, please contact Rachel Fou.

High School

Welcome Message from Susie Swing
Welcome to the new school year! We love to see students back and the campus full of energy. Please take a moment to read this welcome letter with some important information from our High School Principal, Susie Swing.


High School Back-to-School Night - Save the Date
Save the date for High School Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from each of your student’s teachers. More details to follow in next week’s edition of the Flyer.


College Essay Power Session
Conquer the Test will be offering the first OVERCOME College Essay Power Session this Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students will have a chance to brainstorm, form a game plan, and begin the writing process. Information and registration can be found here. Contact your student’s guidance counselor with questions.


Honor Society Information
Is your student curious about honor societies on campus? Do you want to know what honor society advisors are looking for in their applications? Students can join Jessica Sokol and Kent Tarr on Thursday, August 22 during Flex in room G-1 for key information on what to include in your applications to be a part of MVC Honor Societies. Contact Jessica Sokol with any questions.


Middle School

Still Need to Purchase a PE Uniform? Final Day to Order!
All Middle School students enrolled in PE will need to wear an MVC PE uniform, which includes a blue shirt and black shorts. Purchases must be made through ourMVC 2019 PE Store, which will close today, August 15. 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.


Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 24 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 and other fun lawn activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Contact Melissa Morales with any questions.


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 28 from 10:00 am* - 1:30 pm, please emailCarissa Medina. Volunteer opportunities include barbecuing, setting up and serving lunch, and clean-up. *Students are asked to arrive at school at the regular start time.


Athletics

Meet The Mustangs
Meet the Mustangs for all fall sports will take place on Friday, August 16 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Main (HS) 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 specific coaches. This is for all 9th - 12th grade parents and student-athletes who play a fall sport.


Memberships Now Available - The 2019-2020 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2019-2020 school year. Different membership levels have different perks, including passes to regular-season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.


Middle School Boys and Girls Soccer is Returning to MVC
We are excited to announce that we will be offering Middle School boys and girls soccer this year! Boys soccer tryouts will be on Monday, August 26 - Thursday, August 29 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the JV Baseball Field. Girls soccer tryouts will happen toward the end of fall, and we will announce the tryout times and locations at a later date. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms by the first day of tryouts. Contact Assistant Athletic Director Ryan Van Den Heuvel with questions.


Middle School Sports Tryout Dates and Times
Tryouts for Middle School girls basketball, boys soccer, and coed cross country will begin on Monday, August 26. You can find more information here. All athletics paperwork is done online through Final Forms and must be complete in order to participate in tryouts. A hard copy of the student-athlete’s physical must be turned in to the Athletics Office. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


8/8/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Welcome Back!
MVC’s faculty and staff are excited to welcome students back and kick off the 2019-2020 school year next Wednesday, August 14. The first day will be a normalWednesday schedule for both Middle School and High School. Be sure to refer to the Ready for Takeoff page that contains links and valuable information on everything from athletics to textbooks.

Taking Flight
Our student and parent orientation, Taking Flight, is on Monday, August 12 (High School) and Tuesday, August 13 (Middle School). This orientation is required for all incoming freshmen and transfer students/families (High School) and all incoming 6th graders and transfer students/families (Middle School). Check-in begins each day at 7:45 am and the program runs from 8:20 am - 12:45 pm. There will be a free lunch for parents, and students will use their lunch account. The campus will be open during the afternoon for parents and students to visit the ARC (tech support), the Business Office (student accounts), and Student Services (guidance counselors). We hope your family will leave this event feeling supported, connected, confident, prepared, and excited to be part of our MVC family.

Interested in Carpooling?
Although the initial list of those who expressed interest over the summer was distributed Monday, it is not too late! Email Nikki Daniels to receive the list and be added to a second distribution list that will go out on Friday, August 16.

Subscribe to MVC's Online Calendar
Students, parents, and all Mustang fans are encouraged to use these step-by-step instructions to subscribe to whichever portion(s) of the online MVC calendar is/are most helpful. Events can be added directly to your personal calendar! Options include athletics teams, clubs, fine arts groups, and much more. Questions? Contact Steve Kiebus.

School Picture Days - August 20 (High School) & August 26 (Middle School)
School Picture Days will be Tuesday, August 20 (grades 9-11 and student ID cards for Seniors) and Monday, August 26 (grades 6-8). In order to avoid shipping fees, pictures must be pre-ordered online or by printing this form to return on Picture Day. Families can expect photos within 3-4 weeks and Retake Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9.

Update for Parents Regarding 2019-2020 Student ID Cards
In order to comply with California law, MVC’s 2019-2020 student ID cards must display the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We wanted parents to be aware of this new regulation and give you the option to decline having a student ID issued to your student on Picture Day (August 20 for High School, August 26 for Middle School). In order to opt out of a student ID this year, please fill out this form. Questions can be directed to Nikki Daniels at 831-768-6111.

Drop Off/Pick Up Route
In order to refresh the memories of returning families and help orient new families, please review the drop off and pick up route that takes place in the Senior Lot. We appreciate your patience the first few days of school as we all get back into the swing of things.

2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook
MVC's 2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online. Please direct any questions or concerns to Nikki Daniels.

Fall Family Gatherings - Seeking Hosts for September
Please consider participating in a rewarding and fun opportunity by hosting a Fall Family Gathering. These events 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. We are looking for families in the following areas to host on a Monday-Thursday evening in September:

Scotts Valley/Santa Cruz/Aptos

Watsonville/Prunedale/Aromas

Morgan Hill/Gilroy/San Martin

Monterey/Pacific Grove/Seaside

Salinas

Hollister

For more information or to volunteer to host, please contact Rachel Fou.

Textbook Bundle Purchase
Our online store for textbooks is now open. You should have received an email on Thursday, August 1, with information regarding purchasing and activating your student's textbook bundle (a single price for your child’s textbooks). Students who have purchased the bundle will receive any physical textbooks during the first week of school. More information can be found on the MVC website.

Emergency/Medical Information in Focus
All MVC students are required to have updated emergency/medical information in Focus. Parents should log in with their parent credentials, complete, sign, and date the Emergency Card verifying that all information is current. Please refer tothese instructions to complete your Emergency Card by the first day of school (August 14).

Parent Volunteer Information
Parents interested in volunteering or chaperoning various trips and activities throughout the year will need to have a background check completed through the Live Scan process. For your convenience, we will have our Live Scan technician on site from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in front of the Business Office during both High School Taking Flight and Middle School Taking Flight. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and this completed form. A $30.00 fee will be due to the Business Office at the time of your scan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brianna Jaquez in the Business Office at 831-768-6118.

Bus Routes for 2019-2020
MVC’s Transportation Department is in the process of sending out emails with route and time information. If you need transportation and have not yet registered your student, visit our Transportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Manager Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.

High School

Honor Society Information
Is your student curious about honor societies on campus? Do you want to know what honor society advisors are looking for in their applications? Students can join Ms. Sokol and Mr. Tarr on Thursday, August 22 during Flex in room G-1 for key information on what to include in your applications to be a part of MVC Honor Societies. Contact Jessica Sokol with any questions.


Senior Sunrise and Parking Spot Painting
We are excited to announce Senior Sunrise, a new MVC tradition for Seniors. On Saturday, August 10 at 5:45 am, Seniors will gather on the football practice field to kick off their Senior year by watching the sunrise together. Once the sun rises, Seniors will move to the Senior Lot to paint their parking spots. More details can be found here.


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 ourMVC 2019 PE Store, which will be open for one week only, beginning today, August 8 and ending Thursday, August 15. 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.


Horsemanship
Planning to register for Horsemanship for 2019-2020? Horsemanship participants should register online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. In order to allow time to process all necessary paperwork before school starts, please initiate registration now.


Elective Registration for First Semester
Middle School elective registration for First Semester is still open. If your student has not yet registered for their elective, please contact Melissa Morales.


Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 24 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 and other fun lawn activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Email Melissa Morales by 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 28 from 10:00 am* - 1:30 pm, please email Carissa Medina. Volunteer opportunities include barbecuing, setting up and serving lunch, and clean-up. *Students are asked to arrive at school at the regular start time.


Athletics

Memberships Now Available - The 2019-2020 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2019-2020 school year. Different membership levels have different perks, including passes to regular-season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.


Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter
Take a moment to read over the 3rd edition of our Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides helpful information about athletics, including important dates, coaches’ contact info, and more.


Fall Tryout Information
Tryout information and coaches' contacts for fall sports can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


8/1/19

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 textbooks. Check back often for current information and updates.


Textbook Bundle Purchase
Our online store for textbooks is now open. You should have received an email today, August 1, with information regarding purchasing and activating your student's textbook bundle (a single price for your child’s textbooks). Students who have purchased the bundle will receive any physical textbooks during the first week of school. More information can be found on the MVC website.


We are Here to Support our MVC Mustangs!
We are here to support you as you prepare for the 2019-2020 school year! Keep checking our Ready for Takeoff page for valuable information. New students can now stop by the MVC Business Office to activate their lunch account by getting a photo taken and fingerprint scan. On Friday, August 2, ARC team members will be providing optional personalized tech appointments for new MVC students, assisting with iPad set-up and one-on-one technical support. Any student, new or returning, is invited to drop by the ARC from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm for tech support.


New 2019-2020 MVC Families - Focus Access
By now, you should have received an email from MVC with important information necessary to access Focus (our student information system). The student credentials included in the email are necessary to view your student's 2019-2020 course schedule, set up their lunch account, and order textbooks. Please contact Admissions if you have not received or have misplaced this important access information.


Taking Flight
Our student and parent orientation, Taking Flight, is on Monday, August 12 (High School) and Tuesday, August 13 (Middle School) and is required for all students and parents new to MVC, including all incoming Freshmen. Check-in begins each day at 7:45 am and the program runs from 8:20 am - 12:45 pm. There will be a free lunch for parents, and students will use their lunch account. The campus will be open during the afternoon for parents and students to visit the ARC (tech support), the Business Office (student accounts), and Student Services (guidance counselors). We hope your family will leave this event feeling supported, connected, confident, prepared, and excited to be part of our MVC family.


Emergency/Medical Information in Focus
All MVC students are required to have updated emergency/medical information in Focus. Parents should log in with their parent credentials, complete, sign, and date the Emergency Card verifying that all information is current. Please refer to these instructions to complete your Emergency Card by the first day of school (August 14).


Parent Volunteer Information
Parents interested in volunteering or chaperoning various trips and activities throughout the year will need to have a background check completed through the Live Scan process. For your convenience, we will have our Live Scan technician on site from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in front of the Business Office during both High School Taking Flight and Middle School Taking Flight. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and this completed form. A $30.00 fee will be due to the Business Office at the time of your scan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brianna Jaquez in the Business Office at 831-768-6118.


Bus Routes for 2019-2020 - Registration Now Open
Registration for next year's bus routes remains open. Parents can visit ourTransportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Manager Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


High School

Senior Sunrise and Parking Spot Painting
We are excited to announce Senior Sunrise, a new MVC tradition for Seniors. On Saturday, August 10 at 5:45 am, Seniors will gather on the football practice field to kick off their Senior year by watching the sunrise together. Once the sun rises, Seniors will move to the Senior Lot to paint their parking spots. More details can be found here.


Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors
Conquer the Test will be offering two College Essay Power Sessions for Seniors on Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at MVC. This will be 5 hours of dedicated, guided essay writing with Mr. Hallock and is a great opportunity to get extra help with college essays. Registration and information are available here.


Middle School

PE Uniforms - Order Deadline is TODAY
All Middle School students enrolled in Physical Education will need to wear a designated PE uniform. Today, August 1, at midnight is the deadline to purchase through our MVC 2019 My Team Shop. This will ensure delivery to your home no later than Monday, August 26. If you miss the deadline, stay tuned to next week’s Mustang Flyer for new a new link and ordering dates. 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! If you If you have questions, please contact PE Instructor Don Keathley or Principal Carissa Medina.


Horsemanship
Planning to register for Horsemanship for 2019-2020? Horsemanship participants should register online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. In order to allow time to process all necessary paperwork before school starts, please initiate registration now.


Elective Registration for First Semester
Middle School elective registration for First Semester began on Monday, July 29. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information, as many of the electives have changed.


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 Monday, August 12 to confirm final placements.


Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 24 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 and other fun lawn activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Email Melissa Morales by 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 28 from 10:00 am* - 1:30 pm, please emailCarissa Medina. Volunteer opportunities include barbecuing, setting up and serving lunch, and clean-up. *Students are asked to arrive at school at the regular start time.


Athletics

Memberships Now Available - The 2019-2020 MVC Mustang Club
Mustang fans of all ages - parents, grandparents, and friends - can support Athletics at MVC by joining the Mustang Club for the 2019-2020 school year. Different membership levels have different perks, including passes to regular-season home athletics events and exclusive MVC gear.


Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter
Take a moment to read over the 3rd edition of our Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides helpful information about athletics, including important dates, coaches’ contact info, and more.


Fall Tryout Information
Tryout information and coaches' contacts for fall sports can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Health & Wellness

Helpful Reading for Parents
Our school counselor, Erin Torr, has put together some suggestions for helpful reading material for parents of teens. Check back to this section of the Mustang Flyer throughout the school year for helpful articles and information.

7/24/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Thank You, Mrs. Gillig, and Welcome, Mrs. Lee
With gratefulness, we wish Patty Gillig a wonderful retirement after 19 years of service to the MVC community. Mrs. Gillig leaves to begin new adventures with family and friends, and we thank her for the investment she made by caring for our community over the years. We welcome Michele Lee as our new Dean of Students. Michele has been a community business owner, an MVC parent and volunteer, and was an interim faculty member last school year. Along with her administrative talents and love for our school, Michele’s desire to know and support students, faculty, and parents alike will equip her to serve well in this role.


We are Here to Support our MVC Mustangs!
We are always here if you have any questions, but beginning August 1 we will be available in specific ways to support you as you prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. Keep checking our Ready for Takeoff page for valuable information. Beginning Thursday, August 1, new students can stop by the MVC Business Office to activate their lunch account by getting a photo taken and fingerprint scan. On Friday, August 2, ARC team members will be providing optional personalized tech appointments for new MVC students, assisting with iPad set-up and one-on-one technical support. Any student, new or returning, is invited to drop by the ARC from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm for tech support.


New 2019-2020 MVC Families - Focus Access
By now, you should have an email from MVC with important information necessary to access Focus (our student information system). The student credentials included in this message are necessary to view your student's 2019-2020 course schedule, set up their lunch account, and order textbooks. Please contact Admissions if you have not received or have misplaced this important access information.


Textbook Bundle Purchase
Beginning Thursday, August 1, our online store for textbooks will open. On that day, an email will be sent to all MVC families with information regarding purchasing and activating your student's textbook bundle (a single price for your child’s textbooks). Students who have purchased the bundle will receive any physical textbooks during the first week of school. Be sure to check your email for this important information.


Taking Flight
Our student and parent orientation, Taking Flight, is on Monday, August 12 (High School) and Tuesday, August 13 (Middle School) and is required for all students and parents new to MVC, including all incoming Freshmen. Check-in begins each day at 7:45 am and the program runs from 8:20 am - 12:45 pm. There will be a free lunch for parents, and students will use their lunch account. The campus will be open during the afternoon for parents and students to visit the ARC (tech support), the Business Office (student accounts), and Student Services (guidance counselors). We hope your family will leave this event feeling supported, connected, confident, prepared, and excited to be part of our MVC family.


Emergency/Medical Information in Focus
Recently, our Admissions Office reached out personally to each new incoming MVC family in order to welcome, inform, and support your family as we prepare to begin a new school year. The parent credentials that were provided will be necessary to access Focus, MVC's student information system, and complete the emergency/medical information for your student(s). Please refer to these instructions to complete the emergency/medical information.


Parent Volunteer Information
Parents interested in volunteering or chaperoning various trips and activities throughout the year will need to have a background check completed through the Live Scan process. For your convenience, we will have our Live Scan technician on site from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in front of the Business Office during both High School Taking Flight and Middle School Taking Flight. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and this completed form. A $30.00 fee will be due to the Business Office at the time of your scan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brianna Jaquez in the Business Office at 831-768-6118.


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 textbooks. Check back often for current information and updates.


Bus Routes for 2019-2020 - Registration Now Open
Registration for next year's bus routes remains open. Parents can visit ourTransportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Manager Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


High School

Senior Sunrise and Parking Spot Painting
We are excited to announce Senior Sunrise, a new MVC tradition for Seniors. On Saturday, August 10 at 5:45 am, Seniors will gather on the football practice field to kick off their Senior year by watching the sunrise together. Once the sun rises, Seniors will move to the Senior Lot to paint their parking spots. T-shirts for the event are only available by pre-order due today. They will not be sold at the event. More details can be found here.


Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors
Conquer the Test will be offering two College Essay Power Sessions for Seniors on Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at MVC. This will be 5 hours of dedicated, guided essay writing with Mr. Hallock and is a great opportunity to get extra help with college essays. Registration and information are available here.


SAT Boot Camp
Conquer the Test is offering an SAT Boot Camp that takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 30, August 1, 6 and 8) from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at MVC. Sign up here and be prepared for the upcoming August SAT test. Contact Matt Hallock with questions.


Middle School

Only 10 Spots Left in 8th Grade Spanish 1

Please read the informational letter that was emailed on June 10 detailing an exciting opportunity for our 8th Grade students to take Spanish I. Contact Carissa Medina with questions.


PE Uniforms On Sale Now
All Middle School students enrolled in Physical Education will need to wear a designated PE uniform. Purchases must be made through our MVC 2019 My Team Shop, which will be open through Thursday, August 1. Please note that there is only a limited time to order. This will ensure delivery to your home no later than Monday, August 26. 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! If you have questions, please contact PE Instructor Don Keathley or Principal Carissa Medina.


Horsemanship

Planning to register for Horsemanship for 2019-2020? Horsemanship participants register online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. In order to allow time to process all necessary paperwork before school starts, please initiate registration before Wednesday, August 1.


Elective Registration for First Semester
Middle School elective registration for First Semester begins on Monday, July 29. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information, as many of the electives have changed.


Student Schedules Available August 1
Middle School students will be able to log in to Focus to view their classes and periods beginning Thursday, August 1. Please know that schedules are subject to change and you should check back on Monday, August 12 to confirm final placements.


Middle School Family Picnic
All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 24 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 and other fun lawn activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Email Melissa Morales by 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 28 from 10:00 am* - 1:30 pm, please emailCarissa Medina. Volunteer opportunities include barbecuing, setting up and serving lunch, and clean-up. *Students are asked to arrive at school at the regular start time.


Athletics

Mustang Gear Store - Open Now
We are excited to announce a limited time Mustang Gear Store that will be open from Tuesday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 30. Do not miss this great opportunity to get some sweet MVC gear for a great deal before the school year kicks off! The access code is KajHZnvzYSa. If you have any questions regarding the store, feel free to contact Assistant Athletic Director Ryan Van Den Heuvel.


Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter
Take a moment to read over the 3rd edition of our Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides helpful information about athletics, including important dates, coaches’ contact info, and more.


Fall Tryout Information
Tryout information and coaches' contacts for fall sports can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!

Health & Wellness

Helpful Reading for Parents
Our school counselor, Erin Torr, has put together some suggestions for helpful reading material for parents of teens. Check back to this section of the Mustang Flyer throughout the school year for helpful articles and information.

7/11/19

General News & Upcoming Events

New 2019-2020 MVC Families - Focus Access
By now, you should have received two emails from MVC with important information necessary to access Focus (our student information system). One message included your parent username and password. Save this information for later in order to complete your emergency/medical information for your student(s). The second message included information for your student's account in Focus. This information is necessary to view your student's 2019-2020 course schedule, set up their lunch account, and order textbooks. Please contactAdmissions if you have not received or have misplaced this important access information.


We are here to support our MVC Mustangs!
We are always here if you have any questions, but beginning August 1 we will be available in specific ways to support you as you prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. Keep checking our Ready for Takeoff page for valuable information. Beginning Thursday, August 1, new students can stop by the MVC Business Office to activate their lunch account by getting a photo taken and fingerprint scan. On Friday, August 2, ARC team members will be providing optional personalized tech appointments for new MVC students, assisting with iPad set-up and one-on-one technical support. Any student, new or returning, is invited to drop by the ARC from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9 between 8:00 am to 12:00 pm for tech support.


Textbook Bundle Purchase
Beginning Thursday, August 1, our online store for textbooks will open. On that day, an email will be sent to all MVC families with information regarding purchasing and activating your student's textbook bundle (a single price for your child’s textbooks). Students who have purchased the bundle will receive the physical textbooks during the first week of school. Be sure to check your email for this important information.


Taking Flight
Our student and parent orientation, Taking Flight, is on Monday, August 12 (High School) and Tuesday, August 13 (Middle School) and is required for all students and parents new to MVC, including all incoming Freshmen. Check-in begins each day at 7:45 am and the program runs from 8:20 am - 12:45 pm. There will be a free lunch for parents, and students will use their lunch account. The campus will be open during the afternoon for parents and students to visit the ARC (tech support), the Business Office (student accounts), and Student Services (guidance counselors). We hope your family will leave this event feeling supported, connected, confident, prepared, and excited to join our MVC family.


Parent Volunteer Information
Parents interested in volunteering or chaperoning various trips and activities throughout the year will need to have a background check completed through the Live Scan process. For your convenience, we will have our Live Scan technician on site from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in front of the Business Office during both High School Taking Flight and Middle School Taking Flight. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and this completed form. A $30.00 fee will be due to the Business Office at the time of your scan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brianna Jaquez in the Business Office at 831-768-6118.


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 textbooks. Check back all summer for current information and updates.


Bus Routes for 2019-2020 - Registration Now Open
Registration for next year's bus routes remains open. Parents can visit ourTransportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


High School

Summer Reading and Opportunities
Take a moment to look over the optional 2019 Summer Reading and Opportunities for high school students.

Middle School

Horsemanship Registration
Middle School students who would like to participate in Horsemanship should register online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. Once you begin the process, please contact Carissa Medina or Melissa Morales so we can make changes to schedules accordingly. In order to allow time to process all necessary paperwork before school starts, please initiate registration before Thursday, August 1.


Only 10 Spots Left in 8th Grade Spanish 1
Please read the informational letter that was emailed on June 10 detailing an exciting opportunity for our 8th grade students to take Spanish I. Contact Carissa Medina with questions.


PE Uniforms On Sale Now
All Middle School students enrolled in Physical Education will need to wear a designated PE uniform. Purchases must be made through our MVC 2019 My Team Shop, which will be open beginning today, Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, July 25. Please note that there is only a two-week window to order. This will ensure on-time delivery to the school no later than Monday, August 19. 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! If questions, contact your PE Instructor Don Keathley or PrincipalCarissa Medina.


Athletics

Mustang Gear Store - Open Now
We are excited to announce a limited time Mustang Gear Store that will be open from Tuesday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 24. Do not miss this great opportunity to get some sweet MVC gear for a great deal before the school year kicks off! The access code is KajHZnvzYSa. If you have any questions regarding the store, feel free to contact Assistant Athletic Director Ryan Van Den Heuvel.


Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter
Take a moment to read over the 3rd edition of our Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides helpful information about athletics, including important dates, coaches’ contact info, and more.


Fall Tryout Information
Tryout information and coaches' contacts for fall sports can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!

Fine Arts

MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all Middle and High School students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of High School group leaders and volunteers. Click here to register or email Bill Ton with questions.

6/20/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Welcome New 2019-2020 MVC Families!
We hope that you are finding this publication, the Mustang Flyer, 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. By June 21, you will receive an email with important student ID information necessary to access Focus (our student information system), set up your lunch account, and order textbooks. You have already received an email message containing your parent username and password to access Focus. This information will be necessary later in the summer when you will input/update your emergency/medical information for your child. We will provide instructions to do so in late July. Our ARC team is available to support you in preparing for the new school year Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the summer. Stop by or call with any questions.


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 textbooks. Check back all summer for current information and updates.


It's True: MVC is Building a Track & Turf Field!
Check out our website to see how excited our MVC students are about the great news - MVC is building a track and turf field! Images of the finished project and more details are available online as well. Please stay tuned for updates in future Mustang Flyers and direct questions to Dr. Salerno.


Bus Routes for 2019-2020 - Registration Now Open
Registration for next year's bus routes is now open. Parents can visit ourTransportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


High School

Class of 2020 Portraits - LAST CALL
In order for your Senior’s photo to be included in the MVC yearbook, it is important to have Senior photos done early. Sessions started in June and will run through August. Please refer to the detailed email sent on May 10 with links for pricing, locations, and more. If you have any questions, call Annie Rowland at 831-466-0663.


Summer Reading and Opportunities
Take a moment to look over the optional 2019 Summer Reading and Opportunities for high school students.

Athletics

Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter
Take a moment to read over the 2nd edition of our Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter. This monthly newsletter will provide helpful information about athletics including important dates, coaches’ contact info, and more.


Fall Tryout Information
Tryout information and coaches' contacts for fall sports can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!

Fine Arts

MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all Middle and High School students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of High School group leaders and volunteers. Click here to register or email Bill Ton with questions.

Middle School

Spanish l Registration Happening Now
We are excited to share that a new language course will be offered to 8th grade students starting Fall 2019. An email was sent to 8th grade families on June 10 including the course description and a registration survey. Please take the time to carefully consider this new option for your student by responding to the survey no later than Monday, June 24. Registering by this date will greatly help us in the planning process. Thank you!

6/6/19

General News & Upcoming Events

It's True: MVC is Building a Track & Turf Field!
Check out our website to see how excited our MVC students are about the great news - MVC is building a track and turf field! Images of the finished project and more details are available online, as well. Stay tuned for updates in future Mustang Flyers and direct questions to Dr. Salerno.


Welcome New 2019-2020 MVC Families!
We hope that you are finding this publication, the Mustang Flyer, 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. By June 15, you will receive an email with important student ID information necessary to access Focus (our student information system), set up your lunch account, and order textbooks. You have already received an email message containing your parent username and password to access Focus. This information will be necessary later in the summer when you will input/update your emergency/medical information for your child. We will provide instructions to do so in late July. Our ARC team is available to support you in preparing for the new school year Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the summer. Stop by or call with any questions.


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 textbooks. Check back all summer for current information and updates.


Bus Routes for 2019-2020 - Registration Now Open
Registration for next year's bus routes is now open. Parents can visit ourTransportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


High School

Class of 2020 Portraits - LAST CALL
The deadline to book your Senior portrait session has been extended to Wednesday, June 12, 2019. In order for your Senior’s photo to be included in the MVC yearbook, it is important to have Senior photos done early. Sessions started in June and run through August. Please refer to the detailed email sent on May 10 with links for pricing, locations, and more. If you have any questions, call Annie Rowland at 831-466-0663.


Summer Reading and Opportunities
Take a moment to look over the optional 2019 Summer Reading and Opportunities for high school students.


Summer Discovery
It is not too late to register for summer experiences and college programs throughSummer Discovery. This program is hosted by different universities across the nation, allowing high school students to live on college campuses, experience college culture, and study in a university setting. Universities like UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and many more invite students to discover their university and programs over summer experiences. Check here for dates and tuition.


Athletics

Athletics Parent Playbook Newsletter
We are excited to announce our new Athletics Parent Playbook newsletter. This monthly newsletter will provide helpful information about athletics including important dates, coaches’ contact info, and more.


Free Seahorse Soccer Clinic
We are pleased to announce that the Southern California Seahorses, a USL League Two member, will be hosting a FREE soccer clinic for all MVC student-athletes and community members on Friday and Saturday, June 14 - 15 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The Seahorses are led by Coach Todd Elkins, who is the current Head Men's Coach for Biola University. As a former All-American and professional soccer player, Coach Elkins brings extensive knowledge and experience as both a player and coach. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to receive training. Please email Kira Tellez with questions and to RSVP.


Fall Tryout Information
Tryout information and coaches' contacts for fall sports can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Fine Arts

MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all Middle and High School students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of high school group leaders and volunteers. Click here to register or email Bill Ton with questions.

5/23/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Live Stream of Promotion and Graduation Ceremonies
We will live stream both the Middle School Promotion Ceremony and the High School Graduation Ceremony on MVC’s Facebook page on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm, respectively.

Mustang Flyer Summer Schedule
As 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 2019-2020 school year with excellence in August.

In order to continue communication during these months, we will offer 4 summer editions of the Mustang Flyer every other Thursday. Here's the schedule:

June 6

June 20

July 11

July 25

The Mustang Flyer will resume its usual weekly distribution on August 1.

High School

Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony
Seating
The graduation ceremony for MVC’s Class of 2019 is this Friday, May 24 at 6:30 pm. Graduates are to arrive at the Main Gym for photos at 4:30 pm and gates will open at 5:00 pm to family and friends. Please see your reserved seating tickets from last month to find your reserved seats.
Parking
We are pleased to offer the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville), along with shuttle service to campus, as our overflow parking option. Thankfully because of this week’s sunshine, our on-campus parking has increased in availability for your use, along with the additional overflow parking. We will be posting real-time on-campus parking updates on MVC’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) from 4:15 pm until the ceremony has begun. Please see the Senior Info Page for more in-depth information.


Summer School
Classes will begin Monday, June 3 at 8:00 am. You should have already received an email from your student’s teacher with specific details (location, supplies needed, etc.). If you did not, please contact Amy Coleman.


Class of 2020 Senior Portraits
Each year, MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. A detailed email was sent to Junior parents on Friday, May 10 with more information. The first step is to download the custom app (Annie K. Rowland Photography) and learn about options for on-location sessions. Those families desiring a picture solely for inclusion in the MVC 2020 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only session which will take place on Friday, August 23 on the MVC campus (book your appointment here for this session). Don't delay booking your session to ensure you get your preferred time/location. Please note that beach sessions are limited due to tides. The deadline to book is Wednesday, June 5. You can call Annie Rowland directly at 831-466-0663 with questions.


MySchoolBucks for Seniors
Senior parents, please be sure to discontinue any auto-payments forMySchoolBucks.com after Graduation. Any auto-payments you have set-up with MySchoolBucks will continue unless you make the appropriate changes/cancellations. Contact the Business Office with any questions.


Summer Discovery
It is not too late to register for summer experiences and college programs throughSummer Discovery. This program is hosted by different universities across the nation, allowing high school students to live on college campuses, experience college culture, and study in a university setting. Universities like UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, John Hopkins University, and many more invite students to discover their university and programs over summer experiences. Check here for dates and tuition.


Summer Opportunities at Gavilan College
Gavilan College is offering two summer opportunities for high school students! Participants will use technology in memorable, hands-on ways as they attend Cyber Security Camp or the new Drone Camp. For more information or to register, refer to this flyer.


Middle School

A Message from Principal Medina
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our Middle School students and their families as Principal this year. I want to extend a sincere thank you to you, our parents, for all that you have done to support your children and MVC. You are truly appreciated! May you have a blessed and beautiful summer!

Athletics

Seahorse Soccer Clinic
We are pleased to announce that the Southern California Seahorses, a USL League Two member, will be hosting a soccer clinic FREE of charge for all MVC student-athletes on Friday, May 31 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The Seahorses are led by Coach Todd Elkins who is the current Head Men's Coach for Biola University. As a former All-American and professional soccer player, Coach Elkins brings extensive knowledge and experience as both a player and coach. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to receive training and be seen by collegiate and professional level soccer coaches and players. Some of our own soccer coaches will be in attendance as well. Please email Kira Tellez with questions and to RSVP.


Girls LAX Summer Series
We are excited to offer opportunities over the summer for our Girls LAX Team to continue to focus on skills, leadership, and fun! View the schedule and details and plan to be there!


Mustang Sports Camps
Registration is still open for a variety of athletics summer camps including Baseball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, andVolleyball. Half-day options are now available for Basketball, Football, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so please share this fun opportunity with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.

Fine Arts

Kids Theatre Camp: A Year with Frog and Toad
A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Students in 1st through 8th grade are invited to join us on June 10 - 14 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for an action-packed week of Kids Theatre Camp! Students will produce this amazing show and learn the fundamentals of acting, musical theatre singing, and choreography. Students will gain confidence and, most of all, friendships! Register today!


MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all Middle and High School students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of high school group leaders and volunteers. Click here to register or email Bill Ton with questions.


5/16/19

General News & Upcoming Events

High School and Middle School Finals Schedule
Finals will be Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23 with early release each day. Please look over the High School and Middle School Finals schedules. Buses will leave each day at 11:55 am. High School students who ride the bus but don't have an exam for a course should report to the ARC (for silent study) or the MSPAR during the scheduled exam time for that course.


Bus Schedules for Finals Week
Here are the bus schedules for finals week.


Bus Drivers Needed: Refer a Friend
MVC is seeking school bus drivers for the 2019-2020 school year. We offer free training, competitive pay, and many unique benefits. MVC families are encouraged to spread the word; we offer a $250 referral bonus to those recommending drivers who join our team. Questions? Contact Transportation Coordinator Ken Rothhammer.


High School

Class of 2020 Senior Parking Spots
An email was sent to all Juniors on May 7 regarding reservation of Senior parking spots. This contract should be completed and returned to the ARC by Friday, May 17. Also, save the date for Senior Sunrise before the parking lot painting begins on Saturday, August 10. More information to come. Contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Class of 2020 Senior Portraits
Each year, MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. A detailed email was sent to Junior parents on Friday, May 10 with more information. The first step is to download the custom app (Annie K. Rowland Photography) and learn about options for on-location sessions. Those families desiring a picture solely for inclusion in the MVC 2020 yearbook may opt for a free yearbook-only session which will take place on Friday, August 23 on the MVC campus (book your appointment here for this session). Don't delay booking your session to ensure you get your preferred time/location. Please note that beach sessions are limited due to tides. The deadline to book is Wednesday, June 5. You can call Annie Rowland directly at 831-466-0663 with questions.


MySchoolBucks for Seniors
Senior parents, please be sure to discontinue any auto-payments forMySchoolBucks.com after Graduation. Any auto-payments you have set-up with My School Bucks will continue unless you make the appropriate changes/cancellations. Contact the Business Office with any questions.


Summer Opportunities at Gavilan College
Gavilan College is offering two summer opportunities for high school students! Participants will use technology in memorable, hands-on ways as they attend Cyber Security Camp or the new Drone Camp. For more information or to register, refer to this flyer.


Middle School

8th Grade Promotion
Middle School Promotion will take place on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am. More information regarding this special event can be found here.

Athletics

Mustang Sports Camps
Registration is still open for a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Baseball (2 different weeks available), Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball. Half-day options are now available for Basketball, Football, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so please share this fun opportunity with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.

Fine Arts

Seize the Day! Final Concert
Join us for the final concert of this year's performance season on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Church. We will celebrate our graduating seniors and enjoy a wonderful night of contemporary music. Admission is free.


Kids Theatre Camp: A Year with Frog and Toad
A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Students in 1st through 8th grade are invited to join us on June 10 - 14 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for an action-packed week of Kids Theatre Camp! Students will produce this amazing show and learn the fundamentals of acting, musical theatre singing, and choreography. Students will gain confidence and, most of all, friendships! Register today!


MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all Middle and High School students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of high school group leaders and volunteers. Click here to register or email Bill Ton with questions.


5/9/19

General News & Upcoming Events

High School and Middle School Finals Schedule
Finals will be Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23 with early release each day. Please look over the High School and Middle School Finals schedules. Buses will leave each day at 11:55 am. High School students who ride the bus but don't have an exam for a course should report to the ARC (for silent study) or the MSPAR during the scheduled exam time for that course.


Bus Schedules for Finals Week
Here are the bus schedules for finals week.


Family Vision Night - Looking Back & Looking Forward
If you weren't able to join us for Family Vision Night last week - or even if you were - check out this video to catch a glimpse of the evening. This is only the beginning of our school family's International Baccalaureate (IB) journey, so we invite you to visit our IB webpage to find answers to your questions about the exciting future of teaching and learning at MVC.


Bus Drivers Needed: Refer a Friend
MVC is seeking school bus drivers for the 2019-2020 school year. We offer free training, competitive pay, and many unique benefits. MVC families are encouraged to spread the word; we offer a $250 referral bonus to those recommending drivers who join our team. Questions? Contact Transportation Coordinator Ken Rothhammer.


MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all Middle and High School students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of high school group leaders and volunteers. To register or if you have any questions, please email Bill Ton.

High School

Spring Movie Night - TOMORROW
ASB is sponsoring a Spring Movie Night for High School students tomorrow, May 10, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Join us for a night of friends, food, live music, and fun! We will be enjoying some casual games and watching a movie on the big screen on the practice field. Make sure to bring blankets and pillows. Admission and popcorn are free, but please bring money for pizza.


Class of 2020 Senior Parking Spots
An email was sent to all Juniors on May 7 regarding reservation of Senior parking spots. This contract should be completed and returned to the ARC by Friday, May 17. Also, save the date for Senior Sunrise before the parking lot painting begins on Saturday, August 10. More information to come. Contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Senior Baccalaureate and Graduation
An email will be sent to Senior parents in the near future with specific details for Baccalaureate and Graduation. It will include arrival times, dress code, parking details, and more. Please be watching for that and contact Amy Coleman with any questions.


Middle School

8th Grade Promotion
Middle School Promotion will take place on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am. More information regarding this special event can be found here.


Middle School’s 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
We are excited to celebrate our 8th Graders on Friday, May 10 at Coyote Ranch. If you haven’t turned in a permission slip, please have your student turn theirs in to Melissa Morales by Learning Lab on Friday, May 10. You can read more about the venue, schedule, and volunteer opportunities here.


Middle School Awards Night
You are cordially invited to our annual Middle School Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym. While all Middle School students and families are invited to attend this event, an email was sent on Tuesday, April 30 directly to the parents of those students receiving an award. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.


Middle School Play Day
Middle School Play Day is Wednesday, May 15. Permission slips were due on Monday, May 6. If your student has not turned theirs in yet, please have them turn it in to their Learning Lab teacher or Melissa Morales in the ARC ASAP. More information can be found here .


Washington D.C. Trip Information for Current 7th Grade Parents
Current 7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip for the 2019-2020 school year.


Athletics

High School Girls Volleyball Meeting
There will be a Girls Volleyball summer information meeting on Tuesday, May 14 in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby during Flex from 8:10 am to 8:40 am. All girls interested in playing High School Volleyball for the 2019-2020 school year should plan to attend.


Spring Football
Spring Football will be held Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16 from 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm and Friday, May 17 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Any student who is interested in playing football, even if they have never played in the past, is encouraged to come out. Please contact Coach Rodriguez for more information.


Mustang Sports Camps
Registration is still open for a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Baseball (2 different weeks available), Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball. Half-day options are now available for Basketball, Football, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so please share this fun opportunity with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Fine Arts

Bella Musica: A Little Night Music
Join us for Bella Musica: A Little Night Music on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Church. This will be a beautiful night of music performed by our talented Vocal Technique Ensemble.


Seize the Day! Final Concert
Join us for the final concert of this year's performance season on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Church. We will celebrate our graduating seniors and enjoy a wonderful night of contemporary music. Admission is free.

5/2/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night
We are grateful to each family who was able to attend Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on Tuesday. Watch future Mustang Flyers for a fun recap video and more detailed information about MVC's status as a candidate school for the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB).


High School and Middle School Finals Schedule
Finals will be Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23 with early release each day. Please look over the High School and Middle School Finals schedules. Buses will leave each day at 11:55 am.


Bus Routes for Next Year - Registration Now Open
Registration for next year's bus routes is now open. Parents can visit ourTransportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


Next Week is National Teacher Appreciation Week
Please join the leadership and staff at MVC in celebrating our beloved faculty members next week during National Teacher Appreciation Week. A friendly wave in the car line or a short note of thanks will go a long way in loving and encouraging these special members of our school family.


MVC Band Camp
MVC is hosting its first-ever Band Camp from Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 for all middle and high school students! Students will learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, and are guaranteed to have extreme fun making new friends! It will be held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm right here on campus, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are also in need of high school group leaders and volunteers. To register or if you have any questions, please email Bill Ton.


Lost and Found
As we approach the end of the school year, our lost and found is overflowing! Tomorrow, May 3, tables will be set up along the walkway from the Cafe down to the Middle School. Please encourage your student to look through and see if anything belongs to them. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

High School

Summer School 2019
We are still accepting registrations for Summer School. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Senior Awards - Save the Date
Mark your calendar for Senior Awards on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm. While all Seniors and families are invited to attend this event, an email will be sent by Friday, May 3 directly to the parents of those students receiving an award. In addition, if your Senior is receiving a local community scholarship (e.g. Women’s Club or Rotary Club), please notify Amy Coleman with the organization’s name so that we can invite a representative to present at the Senior Awards.


Spring Movie Night
ASB is sponsoring a Spring Movie Night for High School students on Friday, May 10 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Join us for a night of friends, food, live music, and fun! We will be enjoying some casual games and watching a movie on the big screen on the practice field. Make sure to bring bring blankets and pillows. Admission and popcorn are free, but please bring money for food trucks.


Gavilan College Summer Bridge Program
Gavilan College is offering a five-week Summer Bridge Program designed for students entering Gavilan College this fall. The program includes two courses (Math Jam Course and Guidance 6) as well as other activities including leadership development workshops, academic excellence workshops, a visit to a four-year university, and a summer safari. For more information, contact the TRIO program at 408-846-4968 or email trio@gavilan.edu.


Middle School

8th Grade Promotion
Middle School Promotion will take place on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am. More information regarding this special event can be found here.


Middle School’s 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
We are excited to celebrate our 8th Graders on Friday, May 10 at Coyote Ranch. You can read more about the venue, schedule, and volunteer opportunities here.


Middle School Awards Night
You are cordially invited to our annual Middle School Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym. While all Middle School students and families are invited to attend this event, an email was sent on Tuesday, April 30 directly to the parents of those students receiving an award. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.


Middle School Play Day
Middle School Play Day is Wednesday, May 15. Please submit permission slips no later than Monday, May 6 to your student's Learning Lab teacher or Melissa Morales in the ARC. More information can be found here.


Summer Mission Trip Opportunity for Incoming Freshmen
Current 8th graders attending MVC in the fall are eligible to take part in a meaningful service opportunity at Rancho de Sus Ninos. Trip details are included here. More information will be distributed to students who submit the application. Please contact Michael Lanham for more information about the ongoing partnership that we have with RDSN and how your student can be involved.


Washington D.C. Trip Information for Current 7th Grade Parents
Current 7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip for the 2019-2020 school year.


Athletics

Spring Football
Spring Football will be held Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16 from 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm and Friday, May 17 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Any student who is interested in playing football, even if they have never played in the past, is encouraged to come out. Please contact Coach Rodriguez for more information.


Sideline Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts for Sideline Cheer will be held in the Cheer Room on Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8 from 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm each day. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms! Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Mustang Sports Camps
We are excited to offer a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Baseball (2 different weeks available), Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball. Half-day options are now available for Basketball, Football, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so please share this fun opportunity with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Fine Arts

Freaky Friday Starts Tomorrow!
Studio MVC presents our Middle School spring play, Freaky Friday! You can buy tickets now for a variety of performances on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. Get your tickets now for this fun show - you won’t want to miss it!


A Night at the Bandstand: Spring Instrumental Concert
Join us for an enjoyable night of music on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm in the Outdoor Student Center.


Bella Musica: A Little Night Music
Join us for Bella Musica: A Little Night Music on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Church. This will be a beautiful night of music performed by our talented Vocal Technique Ensemble.


4/25/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on April 30 ~ RSVP Today!
The entire MVC school family - incoming and returning families, faculty, and staff - is invited to Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We'll enjoy family dinner together from 5:30 pm until 6:15 pm, and then gather for an interactive time of learning centered around the exciting future at MVC. Please use this form to RSVP so we can plan dinner accordingly. Contact Rachel Fou with questions or for more information.


Bus Routes for Next Year - Registration Opens May 1
Registration for next year's bus routes will open next Wednesday, May 1. Parents can visit our Transportation Department web page to get all the information and to register. Please contact Transportation Coordinator Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.


Lost and Found
As we approach the end of the school year, our lost and found is overflowing! On Friday, May 3, tables will be set up along the walkway from the Cafe down to the Middle School. Please encourage your student to look through and see if anything belongs to them. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.


High School

Summer School 2019
We are still accepting registrations for Summer School. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Senior Awards - Save the Date
Mark your calendar for Senior Awards on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm. While all Seniors and families are invited to attend this event, an email will be sent by Friday, May 3 directly to the parents of those students receiving an award. In addition, if your Senior is receiving a local community scholarship (e.g. Women’s Club or Rotary Club), please notify Amy Coleman with the organization’s name so that we can invite a representative to present at the Senior Awards.


Gavilan College Summer Bridge Program
Gavilan College is offering a five-week Summer Bridge Program designed for students entering Gavilan College this fall. The program includes two courses (Math Jam Course and Guidance 6) as well as other activities including leadership development workshops, academic excellence workshops, a visit to a four-year university, and a summer safari. For more information, contact the TRIO program at 408-846-4968 or email trio@gavilan.edu.


SAT at MVC
We are excited to offer the June and August SAT tests on campus at MVC. We encourage Juniors to take advantage of this great opportunity. Registration is open now on the College Board website.


National College Decision Day for Seniors
Wednesday, May 1 is National College Decision Day, the day for Seniors to declare their college choice. We want to invite Seniors to wear their college gear, repping their university or college of choice. Seniors can also stop by the ARC to take fun pictures at our photo booth and celebrate with their friends and peers during lunch and throughout the day.


College Kick-Start Workshop for the Class of 2020
Student Services will host College Kick-Start for the rising Senior Class of 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6. This will help students get a jump-start on a broad range of topics pertaining to their senior year including the college application process. Students will build a college list, explore different schools, brainstorm ideas for college essays and short answers, and even start a few applications. Spots are limited so register with your guidance counselor NOW. The cost for this workshop is only $25.00. Contact Tracy Bartholomew with questions.


Middle School

CJSF Spring Field Trip Reminders
Our CJSF students will be going to Boardwalk Bowl on Wednesday, May 1. Students will need to bring their own lunch or buy one from the Boardwalk Bowl or Taqueria (next door) and should dress for the weather. Remember to bring socks to bowl. Students will depart from school after Learning Lab and will return just before the 7th period electives.


Middle School Awards Night
You are cordially invited to our annual Middle School Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym. While all Middle School students and families are invited to attend this event, an email will be sent during the first week of May directly to the parents of those students receiving an award. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.


Middle School Play Day
Middle School Play Day is Wednesday, May 15. Please submit permission slips no later than Monday, May 6 to your student's Learning Lab teacher or Melissa Morales in the ARC. More information can be found here.


Summer Mission Trip Opportunity for Incoming Freshmen
Current 8th graders attending MVC in the fall are eligible to take part in a meaningful service opportunity at Rancho de Sus Ninos. Trip details are included here. More information will be distributed to students who submit the application. Please contact Michael Lanham for more information about the ongoing partnership that we have with RDSN and how your student can be involved.


Washington D.C. Trip Information for Current 7th Grade Parents
7th Grade Parents, please read over this important information regarding the 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip for the 2019-2020 school year.


Athletics

Sideline Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts for Sideline Cheer will be held in the Cheer Room on Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8 from 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm each day. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms! Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Mustang Sports Camps
We are excited to offer a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Baseball (2 different weeks available), Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so share them with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Fine Arts

Freaky Friday
Studio MVC presents our Middle School spring play, Freaky Friday! You can buy tickets now for a variety of performances on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. Get your tickets now for this fun show - you won’t want to miss it!


A Night at the Bandstand: Spring Instrumental Concert
Join us for an enjoyable night of music on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm in the Outdoor Student Center.


Bella Musica: A Little Night Music
Join us for Bella Musica: A Little Night Music on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Church. This will be a beautiful night of music performed by our talented Vocal Technique Ensemble.


4/18/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on April 30 ~ RSVP Today!
The entire MVC school family - incoming and returning families, faculty, and staff - is invited to Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We'll enjoy family dinner together from 5:30 pm until 6:15 pm, and then gather for an interactive time of learning centered around the exciting future at MVC. Please use this form to RSVP so we can plan dinner accordingly. Contact Rachel Fou with questions or for more information.


Next Thursday, April 25 is Bus Driver Appreciation DAY!
Parents and students who ride MVC's busses - please join us as we celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Day next Thursday, April 25. Surprise your driver with a gesture of your gratitude that day, and click here to share your thoughts or a story about why you appreciate them. We will share these tributes at a special event that morning.


High School

National Student Leadership Week
In honor of National Student Leadership Week (April 23-26), National Honor Society students will lead their peers in a week saturated with kind words and encouraging letters. As we enter the last month of the semester, students can pick encouraging notes from the trees in the courtyard, as well as write their own encouraging letters to peers or teachers at a table located outside the Cafe. "Kind words are like honey - sweet to the soul and healthy to the body." (Proverbs 16:4)


Gavilan College Summer Bridge Program
Gavilan College is offering a five-week Summer Bridge Program designed for students entering Gavilan College this fall. The program includes two courses (Math Jam Course and Guidance 6) as well as other activities including leadership development workshops, academic excellence workshops, a visit to a four-year university, and a summer safari. For more information, contact the TRIO program at 408-846-4968 or email trio@gavilan.edu.


SAT at MVC
We are excited to offer the June SAT test on campus at MVC. We encourage Juniors to take advantage of this great opportunity. Registration is open now on the College Board website.


National College Decision Day for Seniors
Wednesday, May 1 is National College Decision Day, the day for Seniors to declare their college choice. We want to invite Seniors to wear their college gear, repping their university or college of choice. Seniors can also stop by the ARC to take fun pictures at our photo booth and celebrate with their friends and peers during lunch and throughout the day.


Saturday SAT Prep Class
It's time for another SAT Prep class with Conquer the Test. Registration is now open. This class will be from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturdays April 27- May 18. This is great preparation for the June test. Contact Student Services or Matt Hallock for more information.


College Kick-Start Workshop for the Class of 2020
Student Services will host College Kick-Start for the rising Senior Class of 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6. This will help students get a jump-start on a broad range of topics pertaining to their senior year including the college application process. Students will build a college list, explore different schools, brainstorm ideas for college essays and short answers, and even start a few applications. Spots are limited so register with your guidance counselor NOW. The cost for this workshop is only $25.00. Contact Tracy Bartholomew with questions.


Mexico Trip Parent Info Meeting
There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in MH-17 for parents of students who are interested in attending the summer Mexico trip on July 17 - 22. Contact Michael Lanham with questions.


Class of 2020 Senior Portraits
Each year, MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. Annie will begin scheduling appointments in May. Watch future Mustang Flyers for more information.


Summer School 2019
We are still accepting registrations for Summer School. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Middle School

Middle School’s 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
We are excited to celebrate our 8th Graders on Friday, May 10 at Coyote Ranch. You can read more about the venue, schedule, and volunteer opportunities here.


Athletics

Athletics Photos
Individual and team photos for various sports are available in the ARC for students to pick up. If your student has not yet received theirs, please have them see Kira Tellez in the ARC.


Mustang Sports Camps
We are excited to offer a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Athletic Performance, Baseball (2 different weeks available),Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so share them with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


4/11/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Spring Break
Spring Break will be from April 15 - April 22 with school resuming on Tuesday, April 23. In order to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation, students will not be assigned homework over Spring Break. May God grant your family a blessed and rejuvenating time!


Our First Grandparents & VIP's Day Was a Success!
Our First Grandparents & VIP's Day was a Success! MVC was thrilled to host nearly 300 guests on Monday for our first-ever Grandparents & VIP's Day. Pictures of the day are available both on MVC's website and Facebook page. We are grateful to each parent volunteer and those who went above and beyond to ensure their special guest joined us. We would love feedback from both guests who attended and students who attended about what went well and where we can grow for the future.


RSVP for Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on April 30
The entire MVC school family - incoming and returning families, faculty, and staff - is invited to Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We'll enjoy family dinner together from 5:30 pm until 6:15 pm, and then gather for an interactive time of learning centered around the exciting future at MVC. Please use this form to RSVP so we can plan dinner accordingly. Contact Rachel Fou with questions or for more information.


Food for Friends - Donate by April 12
We are having a school-wide drive for our friends at Rancho De Sus Ninos, an orphanage and day school in Mexico with whom MVC has a long-standing relationship. Through April 12, we are collecting dried beans, rice, and oats. Middle School students should bring items to their Learning Lab; High School students should place items in marked bins on campus. Check out this short video to see how students recently shared the love with our friends.


April is Bus Driver Appreciation Month
Parents and students who ride MVC's buses to and/or from school each day are invited to join us as we celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Month. Click here to share your thoughts or a story about why you appreciate your driver. We will combine these submissions into a tribute to be shared at a special thank you event for our drivers at the end of the month.


High School

SAT at MVC
We are excited to offer the June SAT test on campus at MVC. We encourage Juniors to take advantage of this great opportunity. Registration is open now on the College Board website.


National College Decision Day for Seniors
Wednesday, May 1 is National College Decision Day, the day for Seniors to declare their college choice. We want to invite Seniors to wear their college gear, repping their university or college of choice. Seniors can also stop by the ARC to take fun pictures at our photo booth and celebrate with their friends and peers during lunch and throughout the day.


Saturday SAT Prep Class
It's time for another SAT Prep class with Conquer the Test. Registration is now open. This class will be from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturdays April 27- May 18. This is great preparation for the June test. Contact Student Services or Mr. Hallock for more information.


College Kick-Start Workshop for the Class of 2020
Student Services will host College Kick-Start for the rising Senior Class of 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6. This will help students get a jump-start on a broad range of topics pertaining to their senior year including the college application process. Students will build a college list, explore different schools, brainstorm ideas for college essays and short answers, and even start a few applications. Spots are limited so register with your guidance counselor NOW. The cost for this workshop is only $25.00. Contact Tracy Bartholomew with questions.


Mexico Trip Parent Info Meeting
There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in MH-17 for parents of students who are interested in attending the summer Mexico trip on July 17 - 22. Contact Michael Lanham with questions.


Class of 2020 Senior Portraits
Each year MVC partners with Annie K. Rowland Photography to offer senior portrait services to our graduating class. Annie will begin scheduling appointments in May. Watch future Mustang Flyers for more information.


Summer School 2019
We are still accepting registrations for Summer School. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Middle School

The 8th Grade Great America Field Trip is TOMORROW
The 8th Grade field trip to Great America is tomorrow, April 12. Students will need to bring their own lunch or buy one at the park. They should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. We will return to MVC at 7:30 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child in the Senior Parking Lot at that time.


Middle School’s 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
We are excited to celebrate our 8th Graders on Friday, May 10 at Coyote Ranch. You can read more about the venue, schedule, and volunteer opportunities here.


Athletics

Athletics Photos
Individual and team photos for various sports are available in the ARC for students to pick up. If your student has not yet received theirs, please have them see Kira Tellez in the ARC.

Mustang Sports Camps


We are excited to offer a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Athletic Performance, Baseball (2 different weeks available),Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so share them with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


4/4/19

General News & Upcoming Events

No School April 15 - 22
Spring Break will be April 15 - 22. School will resume on Tuesday, April 23. Enjoy the time off!


Grandparents & VIP's Day on Monday, April 8
Though registration is now closed for Grandparents & VIP's Day on Monday, those with questions about the day can visit our website or contact Kendra Lanham for more details.


Instructions for Students Hosting Grandparents & VIP's This Monday
Students with grandparents and VIP's joining them on campus Monday will head to the Auxiliary (MS) Gym at 10:18 am. For Middle Schoolers, this will be the end of Learning Lab and they will be excused from chapel, 3rd, and 4th Periods. For High Schoolers, this will be the last 15 minutes of their 3rd Period class and they will be excused from their 4th Period class, Flex, and chapel. Students should be sure to bring their iPads to the Auxiliary Gym for some photo fun!


Junior Lot Parking Alert for Grandparents & VIP's Day on Monday
We are looking forward to hosting nearly 250 grandparents & VIP's on Monday, April 8. Because guests will park in the Junior Lot, Juniors will be directed to on-campus parking (vacated by employees who will be parking elsewhere that day) via the far back gate (just beyond the Junior Lot) upon arrival. Students should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early on Monday to allow ample time to park and make their way to class. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.


RSVP for Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on April 30
The entire MVC school family - incoming and returning families, faculty, and staff - is invited to Ready for Takeoff: Family Vision Night on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We'll enjoy family dinner together from 5:30 pm until 6:15 pm, and then gather for an interactive time of learning centered around the exciting future at MVC. Please use this form to RSVP so we can plan dinner accordingly. Contact Rachel Fou with questions or for more information.


Food for Friends - Donate by April 12
We are having a school-wide drive for our friends at Rancho De Sus Ninos, an orphanage and day school in Mexico with whom MVC has a long-standing relationship. Through April 12, we are collecting dried beans, rice, and oats. Middle School students should bring items to their Learning Lab; High School students should place items in marked bins on campus. Check out this short video to see how students recently shared the love with our friends.


April is Bus Driver Appreciation Month
Parents and students who ride MVC's buses to and/or from school each day are invited to join us as we celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Month. Click here to share your thoughts or a story about why you appreciate your driver. We will combine these submissions into a tribute to be shared at a special thank you event for our drivers at the end of the month.


Part 2 -- Beyond Vaping: Principles for Life
We love the positive feedback you gave from last week's message on vaping, and we are excited to continue the dialogue with you and our students. This week, we went beyond the topic of vaping with our 9th and 10th graders to offer real conversation and principles for life. This letter from members of our Student Care Team gives you another great springboard to dialogue in your home.


High School

College Q&A Session
Next Thursday, April 11 during lunch, a Senior panel will discuss their college application experience and finding their fit. We will hear about a variety of college choices including public and private, in-state and out-of-state, junior college and four-year university. Students should get their lunch and meet in the HS Gym Lobby to interview peers about their college choices. All High School grade levels are welcome to attend!


Summer School 2019
We are still accepting registrations for Summer School. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Reserve Your Prom Tickets by Monday, April 8!
Monday, April 8 is the deadline to reserve Prom tickets. This year’s Prom will be an Enchanted Evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gilroy Gardens. Ticket reservation information can be found here. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and can only be used by the original purchaser. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.

Middle School

8th Grade Great America Field Trip Reminders
Our 8th Grade students will be going to Great America on Friday, April 12. Students will need to bring their own lunch or buy one at the park and should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. We will return to school at 7:30 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child in the Senior Parking Lot at that time.

Athletics

Mustang Sports Camps
We are excited to offer a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Athletic Performance, Baseball (2 different weeks available),Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so share them with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.

3/28/19

General News & Upcoming Events

A Warm Mustang Welcome to Our New '19-'20 MVC Families
We are thrilled to send this issue of our weekly Mustang Flyer parent newsletter to those joining our MVC family for the 2019-2020 school year. We are honored you have chosen to make MVC your school home and look forward to getting to know you better in the weeks and months ahead!


Grandparents & VIP's Day is Around the Corner
We are looking forward to hosting over 200 grandparents & VIP's on Monday, April 8 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. If you have already signed up and would like more details about the day, check out our website or contact Kendra Lanham. If you would like to double-check that your special guest is registered, email events@mvcs.org with their name and your student's name to receive a confirmation.


A Key Conversation -- Vaping: What’s Really Going On
We care so much for our students and what is going on in their hearts, heads, and world. This letter from members of our Student Care Team is to empower all of us to better understand and have important conversations on the topic of vaping. Keep checking the Mustang Flyer for more opportunities to continue this important dialogue -- within our family and your own.


Save the Date: A Special MVC Family Event on Tuesday, April 30
All '19-'20 MVC families (returning and new) are invited to save the evening of Tuesday, April 30 for a special all-school-family gathering. Watch future Mustang Flyers for more details as the date approaches!

High School

Summer School 2019
Summer School registration is now open. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Senior Info
We are excited for Seniors as they begin their last quarter of high school! Please encourage your Senior to let their guidance counselor know of any college acceptances because we want to celebrate with you! This is also a reminder that MVC does not have a sanctioned "senior skip day" outside of last week’s Senior Trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Continue to look for upcoming announcements as we move into the year-end activities.


Start Smart Teen Driver Presentation
On Monday, April 1, the CHP is offering a free two-hour Start Smart presentation for newly licensed teen drivers and their parents. Be part of the conversation about topics such as collision avoidance techniques, excessive speed, DUI, and distracted driving. Read more about this opportunity being offered at the Aptos Branch Library.


Prom 2019
This year’s Prom will be an Enchanted Evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gilroy Gardens. Ticket reservations began Tuesday, March 19 and more information can be found here. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and can only be used by the original purchaser. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.

Middle School

Middle School Family Game Night - TOMORROW
This "open house style" Family Game Night will be a great opportunity to connect. Families can stop by room M10 anytime between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, March 29 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, an RSVP to Carissa Medina would be helpful for planning purposes.


CJSF Bowling at the Boardwalk - Auto-Registration via FACTS on April 15
CJSF students will go bowling on Wednesday, May 1. The cost is $5.00 per student and will be debited from all CJSF members’ FACTS accounts on Monday, April 15. If your child will not be attending, please let Melissa Morales know by Friday, March 29 to avoid being charged. Refunds cannot be issued. Permission slips are due no later than Friday, March 29. View more information about the field trip here.


Athletics

Mustang Sports Camps
We are excited to offer a variety of athletics summer camps including Athletic Leadership Academy, Athletic Performance, Baseball (2 different weeks available),Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball. Remember, these camps are for both MVC and non-MVC students so share them with your friends and family. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.

3/21/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is the RSVP Deadline for Grandparents & VIP's Day
The deadline to RSVP for MVC's Monday, April 8 Grandparents & VIP's Day is tomorrow (Friday, March 22). To RSVP on behalf of your loved ones, email events@mvcs.org or leave a voicemail at 831-768-6107. Visit MVC's website for more details about this special day!


Save the Date: A Special MVC Family Event on Tuesday, April 30
All 2019-2020 MVC families (returning and new) are invited to save the evening of Tuesday, April 30 for a special all-school-family gathering. Watch future Mustang Flyers for more details as the date approaches!

High School

Graduation Caps, Gowns, and Announcements
The Herff Jones rep will be here this Tuesday, March 26 during break and lunch to distribute caps and gowns to all Seniors. If you ordered graduation announcements through Herff Jones, those will be available for distribution at the same time. Please remind your student to pick up these important items.


Senior Cap & Gown Photos
Photographer Annie K. Rowland is offering an on-campus cap & gown photo session to our seniors on Friday, March 29. View this flyer from Annie for more details.


Cabrillo College Engineering Night
If your student is curious about the field of engineering, they should check out Engineering Night at Cabrillo College Recital Hall on Monday, March 25 at 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm. Feel free to bring your family and explore the field of engineering. Private and public universities will be at this event, so take this chance to look at the different programs. Students should contact their guidance counselor with questions.


Summer School 2019
Summer School registration is now open. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then submit the form to the Business Office.


Prom 2019
This year’s Prom will be an Enchanted Evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gilroy Gardens. Ticket reservations began Tuesday, March 19 and more information can be found here. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and can only be used by the original purchaser. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.

Middle School

Thank you for your support of MS Impact Week
We can't thank you enough for supporting your children during this week. We especially want to thank the parents who served as chaperones on our week-long trips; we greatly appreciate your contribution of time and care toward our students!


Middle School Family Game Night
This "open house style" Family Game Night will be a great opportunity to connect. Families can stop by room M10 anytime between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, March 29 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, an RSVP to Carissa Medina would be helpful for planning purposes.


CJSF Bowling at the Boardwalk - Auto-Registration via FACTS on April 15
CJSF students will go bowling on Wednesday, May 1. The cost is $5.00 per student and will be debited from all CJSF members’ FACTS accounts on Monday, April 15. If your child will not be attending, please let Melissa Morales know by Friday, April 5 to avoid being charged. Permission slips are due no later than Friday, March 29. View more information about the field trip here.

Athletics

2019-2020 Football Meeting
There will be a meeting for all new and returning football players during lunch on Tuesday, March 26 from 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm in M1. Coach Rodriguez will discuss spring & summer activities. Contact Jubenal Rodriguez with questions.


Middle School Track and Field
Tryouts for Middle School Track and Field will be on Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28. Tryouts will take place on the track at Mustang Stadium at 3:30 pm. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out onFinal Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


Mustang Sports Camps
As you make plans for the summer, don’t miss out on our Mustang Sports Camps. We are offering a wide variety of options for both MVC and non-MVC students. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


3/14/19

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - Monday, March 18
This will be a Teacher In-Service day with no school for students.


Re-enrollment….Don't Miss Out
Your student must be re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year to secure course requests. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions about your student's enrollment status for next year.


Welcoming Dr. Tony Dehner Back to MVC
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Tony Dehner's return to our MVC faculty next fall as Vocal Arts Director. You can read more about Tony and his new role on our website.


RSVP Deadline Extended for Grandparents & VIP's Day
The deadline to RSVP for MVC's Monday, April 8 Grandparents & VIP's Day has been extended to Friday, March 22. To RSVP on behalf of your loved ones, email events@mvcs.org or leave a voicemail at 831-768-6107. Visit MVC's website for more details about this special day!

High School

Revised Schedule on Tuesday, March 19
Following the day off of school on Monday, March 18, High School will have a revised schedule on Tuesday, March 19 for ASB Elections with first period beginning at 8:10 am (no Flex). Seniors will be meeting in the Auxiliary (MS) Gym during ASB Elections as a class to go over last-minute Senior Trip details as well as end-of-year and graduation details.


Senior Trip
Senior Trip will take place next Thursday, March 21 - Friday, March 22. If your senior is registered for the trip, you should have received an email on March 6 with flight information and details. View the itinerary and details on the Senior Info Page. Contact Amy Coleman with questions.


Senior Cap & Gown Photos
Photographer Annie K. Rowland is offering an on-campus cap & gown photo session to our seniors on Friday, March 29. View this flyer from Annie for more details.


Summer School 2019
Summer School registration is now open. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form to the Business Office.


Prom 2019
This year’s Prom will be an Enchanted Evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gilroy Gardens. Ticket reservations start Tuesday, March 19 and more information can be found here. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and can only be used by the original purchaser. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.

Middle School

CJSF Bowling at the Boardwalk - Auto-Registration via FACTS on April 15
CJSF students will go bowling on Wednesday, May 1. The cost is $5.00 per student and will be debited from all CJSF members’ FACTS accounts on Monday, April 15. If your child will not be attending, please let Melissa Morales know by Friday, March 29 to avoid being charged. Refunds cannot be issued after Monday, April 22.Permission slips are due no later than Friday, March 29. View more information about the field trip here.


Eighth Graders Return From D.C.
Students on the 8th Grade Washington D. C. trip will return tonight, Thursday, March 14, at midnight. Refer to the itinerary for detailed information.


Elective Registration for Fourth Quarter
Middle School elective registration for Fourth Quarter began on Monday, March 4. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.

Athletics

Middle School Track and Field
Tryouts for Middle School Track and Field will be on Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28. Tryouts will take place on the track at Mustang Stadium at 3:30 pm. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out onFinal Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


Mustang Sports Camps
As you make plans for the summer, don’t miss out on our Mustang Sports Camps. We are offering a wide variety of options for both MVC and non-MVC students. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


3/7/19

General News & Upcoming Events

End of Quarter and No School
The last day of Third Quarter will be Friday, March 8. Fourth Quarter begins Monday, March 11 for High School and Tuesday, March 19 for Middle School (after Impact Week). Monday, March 18 will be a Teacher In-Service day with no school for students.


Welcoming Admissions Associate, Kristin Hurley
The Admissions team is pleased to introduce new member, Kristin Hurley, who will begin as Admissions Associate on Monday, March 11. Please join us in welcoming Kristin to MVC!


Re-enrollment….Don't Miss Out
Your student must be re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year to secure course requests. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions about your student's enrollment status for next year.


Sign Your Loved Ones Up for Grandparents & VIP's Day
MVC has mailed postcard invitations to those grandparents and VIPs whose names and addresses were submitted over the last few months. To allow us time to plan appropriately, the deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 15. To RSVP on behalf of your loved ones, email events@mvcs.org or leave a voicemail at 831-768-6107. Visit MVC's website for more details about this special day!

High School

Summer School 2019
Summer School registration is now open. To register, please fill out the registration form, have your student check with his or her guidance counselor for course approval, and then turn in the form to the Business Office.


Revised Schedule on Tuesday, March 19
Following the day off of school on Monday, March 18, High School will have a revised schedule on Tuesday, March 19 for ASB Elections with first period beginning at 8:10 am (no Flex). Seniors will be meeting during ASB Elections as a class to go over last-minute Senior Trip details as well as end-of-year and graduation details.


Marketing Internship
If your student has expressed interest in joining the three-month social media internship team, please direct them to fill out this application. Applications are due by Monday, March 11. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.


SAT Boot Camp
Is the SAT looming in your future? Join Mr. Hallock for either of the next TWO sessions of his powerful and value-packed Conquer the Test SAT Boot Camp. As part of the package, you will receive a comprehensive online course which will give you the tools you need to attack every section of the test with confidence, as well as 16 hours of in-class instruction including practice, drills, and troubleshooting. Registration is open for either weekday sessions in March or Saturday sessions in April and May. Visit the Conquer the Test website to get all the details, claim an early sign-up discount, and register.


Prom 2019
This year’s Prom will be an Enchanted Evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gilroy Gardens. Ticket reservations start Tuesday, March 19 and more information can be found here. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and can only be used by the original purchaser. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.

Middle School

Elective Registration for Fourth Quarter
Middle School elective registration for Fourth Quarter begins on Monday, March 4. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


Students Registered for On-Campus Impact Week Courses
You should have received an email from the teacher of the course(s) in which your child is registered providing you with important information specific to the course. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Morales.


Digital Free Fridays
In keeping with our focus on Christ-centered relationships and community building, middle school students have enjoyed Digital-Free Fridays during break and lunch throughout the second semester. It has been wonderful to see our students engaging in conversation, play, and positive interaction with their peers during this time. Games such as nine-square, corn-hole toss, frisbee, basketball, and hula-hooping are extremely popular. Students are also welcome to bring additional interactive activities like playing cards, Rubik's Cubes, and kendamas to add to the outdoor fun!


Washington D.C. Permission Slip and Important Information
Permission slips were due to Ashley Selck on Friday, March 1. If your student has not submitted theirs, please do so by Friday, March 8. To prepare for the trip, please review the itinerary, packing list, and chaperone/travel group list. ContactAshley Selck with questions.


6th Grade Camp Packing List and Information
6th Grade Science Camp is Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15. Here is the packing list to help you prepare ahead of time, and this letter includes more information regarding the week's schedule.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life Information
We are excited to embark on a journey of ocean exploration with different daily adventures as part of Camp Sea Life during Impact Week. You can find a schedule and items needed for each day here. Contact Trista Maestas with questions.


8th Grade Promotion Celebration - Auto-Registration via FACTS on March 15
Plans are well underway for the 8th Grade Promotion Celebration at Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill on Friday, May 10 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm! The cost is $85.00 per student (covering dinner, dessert, keepsake photos, and entertainment) and will be debited from 8th grade families' FACTS accounts on Friday, March 15. Although it is our sincere hope that all 8th grade students can attend, should your child be unable to join us, please let Melissa Morales know by Friday, March 8 to avoid being charged. Refunds cannot be issued after Friday, March 29.

Athletics

Middle School Track and Field
Tryouts for Middle School Track and Field will be on Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28. Tryouts will take place on the track at Mustang Stadium at 3:30 pm. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out onFinal Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


Mustang Sports Camps
As you make plans for the summer, don’t miss out on our Mustang Sports Camps. We are offering a wide variety of options for both MVC and non-MVC students. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.

Fine Arts

School of Rock - 4 Shows Left
School of Rock has been a great success and there are only 4 shows left! You canbuy tickets for performances on Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9 (Senior Recognition Night). Limited seats are available for Thursday, Friday night is sold out, the Saturday 2:00 pm matinee has a limited amount of seats left, and Saturday night is sold out. Get your tickets ASAP for this incredible show!

2/28/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Sign Your Loved Ones Up for Grandparents & VIP's Day
Postcard invitations were mailed last week from MVC to those grandparents and VIPs whose names and addresses were submitted over the last few months. To allow us time to plan appropriately, the deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 15. To RSVP on behalf of your loved ones, email events@mvcs.org or leave a voicemail at 831-768-6107. Visit MVC's website for more details about this special day!

High School

Three-Month Marketing Internships Available at MVC
Is your fun and creative high schooler looking to learn more about social media marketing while building a portfolio of experience for college and career applications!? A lunch meeting was held today for interested students from whom a select number will be chosen for an intern team at MVC starting mid-March. If your student is interested but couldn't make the meeting, direct them to Kendra Lanham in Price Hall for information on how to apply!


SAT Boot Camp
Is the SAT looming in your future? Join Mr. Hallock for either of the next TWO sessions of his powerful and value-packed Conquer the Test SAT Boot Camp. As part of the package, you will receive a comprehensive online course which will give you the tools you need to attack every section of the test with confidence, as well as 16 hours of in-class instruction including practice, drills, and troubleshooting. Registration is open for either weekday sessions in March or Saturday sessions in April and May. Visit the Conquer the Test website to get all the details, claim an early sign-up discount, and register.


Cal Grant Deadline
The Cal Grant deadline is this Monday, March 4. Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply so be sure your student has turned in their Cal Grant Verification Form to Student Services. Contact Venessa Gutierrez in Student Services with questions.


Prom 2019
This year’s Prom will be an Enchanted Evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gilroy Gardens. Ticket reservations start Tuesday, March 19 and more information can be found here. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors only or the guest of a Junior or Senior. Prom tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and can only be used by the original purchaser. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.


Graduation Seating
We are excited to announce the addition of reserved seating for each graduate’s family at the Class of 2019’s graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24. Please see the Senior Info Page to learn more about this benefit.


Graduation Caps, Gowns, and Announcements
The Herff Jones rep will be here on Tuesday, March 26 during break and lunch to distribute caps and gowns to all Seniors. If you ordered graduation announcements through Herff Jones, those will be available for distribution on the same day. Please remind your students to pick up these important items.


Impact Teen Drivers Safety Presentation
Parents are welcome to attend a safety presentation that all Juniors will attend on Monday, March 4 during Flex and Chapel (11:20 am - 12:30 pm). Presented by The California Highway Patrol, the Impact Teen Drivers presentation will cover distracted driving, safety strategies, and more. Contact Patty Gillig with questions.


Cabrillo Running Start
Seniors interested in Cabrillo Running Start should sign up for a day to attend the Placement and Planning course. The link for students to sign up is available in theHS Bulletin. Contact Mallory Robinette with questions.


UCSC High School Summer Institute
UCSC is offering a Summer Session for high school students who have completed their Sophomore or Junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ to live and learn at UCSC! ThisHigh School Summer University is designed to model a true college experience, allowing rising Juniors and Seniors to attend college classes with other high school students for five weeks. For more information contact Student Services.


Summer Opportunities for Students
Check out the summer opportunities available to our students through a variety of pre-college experiences! Colleges across the country open their dormitories and classrooms to high school students, allowing them a small taste of what dorm living and college classes are really like. Check out this list and sign up now! Contact your guidance counselor with questions.

Middle School

Elective Registration for Fourth Quarter
Middle School elective registration for Fourth Quarter begins on Monday, March 4. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


8th Grade Rube Goldberg Exhibition Invitation
8th Grade students will be building Rube Goldberg machines as part of a hands-on, project-based learning module on Tuesday, March 5 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Parents and community members are invited to attend this open-house style event. More information is available here.


Digital Free Fridays
In keeping with our focus on Christ-centered relationships and community building, middle school students have enjoyed Digital-Free Fridays during break and lunch throughout the second semester. It has been wonderful to see our students engaging in conversation, play, and positive interaction with their peers during this time. Games such as nine-square, corn-hole toss, frisbee, basketball, and hula-hooping are extremely popular. Students are also welcome to bring additional interactive activities like playing cards, Rubik's Cubes, and kendamas to add to the outdoor fun!


Washington D.C. Permission Slip and Important Information - DEADLINE TOMORROW
If your 8th grade student is attending the Washington D.C. trip, permission slipsare due to Ashley Selck tomorrow, March 1. To prepare for the trip, please review the itinerary, packing list, and chaperone/travel group list. Contact Ashley Selck with questions.


6th Grade Camp Packing List and Information
6th Grade Science Camp is quickly approaching. Here is the packing list to help you prepare ahead of time, and this letter includes more information regarding the week's schedule.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life Information
We are excited to embark on a journey of ocean exploration with different daily adventures as part of Camp Sea Life. You can find a schedule and items needed for each day here. Contact Trista Maestas with questions.


8th Grade Promotion Celebration - Auto-Registration via FACTS on March 15
Plans are well underway for the 8th Grade Promotion Celebration at Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill on Friday, May 10 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm! The cost is $85.00 per student (covering dinner, dessert, keepsake photos, and entertainment) and will be debited from 8th grade families' FACTS accounts on Friday, March 15. Although it is our sincere hope that all 8th grade students can attend, should your child be unable to join us, please let Melissa Morales know by Friday, March 8 to avoid being charged. Refunds cannot be issued after Friday, March 29.


Impact Permission Slips DUE TOMORROW
Students staying on campus for Impact Week on March 11 - 15 will be taking part in various field trips. Permission slips were handed out to students and need to be completed, signed, and returned to the ARC no later than Friday, March 1. If you need an additional copy, please contact Melissa Morales.


8th Grade Great America Field Trip Permission Slips - DUE TOMORROW
All 8th Grade students will attend a field trip to Great America on Friday, April 12. More details, as well as the permission slip (due Friday, March 1), can be found here.

Athletics

Mustang Sports Camps
As you make plans for the summer, don’t miss out on our Mustang Sports Camps. We are offering a wide variety of options for both MVC and non-MVC students. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.

Fine Arts

School of Rock
Studio MVC presents School of Rock! You can buy tickets now for a variety of performances from Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 9 (Senior Recognition Night). Get your tickets ASAP for this incredible show - you won’t want to miss it!

2/21/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Grandparents Day Invitations Are Out!
Postcard invitations were mailed this week from MVC to those grandparents and VIPs whose names and addresses were submitted over the last few months. To confirm that an invitation went to your loved one OR to add their name/address to this list to receive an invitation, email Kendra Lanham. To allow us time to plan appropriately, the deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 15. For more information about the structure of the day, visit this web page or contact Nikki Daniels.


8th Grade and Senior Yearbook Dedications - DEADLINE TOMORROW
We have a handful of spaces left for graduate dedications in the 2019 MVC yearbook. If you missed the deadline, you can still bless your graduating student with good wishes. Spaces are limited, so purchase now before they’re gone. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The deadline is Friday, February 22. No further extensions will be granted. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contactingAnnie Rowland directly.

High School

Graduation Seating
We are excited to announce the addition of reserved seating for each graduate’s family at the Class of 2019’s graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24. Please see the Senior Info Page to learn more about this benefit.


Graduation Caps, Gowns, and Announcements
The Herff Jones rep will be here on Tuesday, March 26 during break and lunch to distribute caps and gowns to all seniors. If you ordered graduation announcements through Herff Jones, those will be available for distribution on the same day. Please remind your students to pick up these important items.


Impact Teen Drivers Safety Presentation
Parents are welcome to attend a safety presentation that all juniors will attend on Monday, March 4 during Flex and Chapel (11:20 am - 12:30 pm). Presented by The California Highway Patrol, the Impact Teen Drivers presentation will cover distracted driving, safety strategies, and more. Contact Patty Gillig with questions.


Cabrillo Running Start
Seniors interested in Cabrillo Running Start should sign up for a day to attend the Placement and Planning course. The link for students to sign up is available in theHS Bulletin. Contact Mallory Robinette with questions.


UCSC High School Summer Institute
UCSC is offering a Summer Session for high school students who have completed their Sophomore or Junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ to live and learn at UCSC! ThisHigh School Summer University is designed to model a true college experience, allowing rising juniors and seniors to attend college classes with other high school students for five weeks. For more information contact Student Services.


Course Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year
The guidance team has met with rising seniors and will begin meeting with incoming juniors over the next two weeks. Meetings will take place for next year's sophomores beginning Monday, March 11. If your student has already met with their guidance counselor to set up a schedule, we encourage you to review the schedule with your student. If your student hasn’t yet had the meeting, please review the course list with them to discuss what classes they will take. Contact Student Services with any questions. (If your student is not yet re-enrolled for 2019-2020, please contact Admissions.)


Summer Opportunities for Students
Check out the summer opportunities available to our students through a variety of pre-college experiences! Colleges across the country open their dormitories and classrooms to high school students, allowing them a small taste of what dorm living and college classes are really like. Check out this list and sign up now! Contact your guidance counselor with questions.


Middle School

Washington D.C. Permission Slip and Important Information
If your 8th grade student is attending the Washington D.C. trip, permission slipsare due to Ashley Selck no later than Friday, March 1. To prepare for the trip, please review the itinerary, packing list, and chaperone/travel group list. ContactAshley Selck with questions.

6th Grade Camp Packing List and Information
6th Grade Science Camp is quickly approaching. Here is the packing list to help you prepare ahead of time, and this letter includes more information regarding the week's schedule.

7th Grade Camp Sea Life Information
We are excited to embark on a journey of ocean exploration with different daily adventures as part of Camp Sea Life. You can find a schedule and items needed for each day here. Contact Trista Maestas with questions.

8th Grade Promotion Celebration - Auto-Registration via FACTS on March 15
Plans are well underway for the 8th Grade Promotion Celebration at Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill on Friday, May 10 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm! The cost is $85.00 per student (covering dinner, dessert, keepsake photos, and entertainment) and will be debited from 8th grade families' FACTS accounts on Friday, March 15. Although it is our sincere hope that all 8th grade students can attend, should your child be unable to join us, please let Melissa Morales know by Friday, March 8 to avoid being charged. Refunds cannot be issued after Friday, March 29.

Impact Permission Slips Due March 1 - DEADLINE APPROACHING

Students staying on campus for Impact Week on March 11 - 15 will be taking part in various field trips. Permission slips were handed out to students last week and need to be completed, signed, and returned to the ARC no later than Friday, March 1. If you need an additional copy, please contact Melissa Morales.

8th Grade Great America Field trip
All 8th Grade students will attend a field trip to Great America on Friday, April 12. More details, as well as the permission slip (due Friday, March 1), can be found here.

Athletics

Mustang Sports Camps
As you make plans for the summer, don’t miss out on our Mustang Sports Camps. We are offering a wide variety of options for both MVC and non-MVC students. Contact Kira Tellez with questions.


Football, Cheer, and Basketball Photos
If your student has not picked up their Football, Cheer, or Basketball photos, they are available in the ARC. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Fine Arts

School of Rock
Studio MVC presents School of Rock! You can buy tickets now for a variety of performances from Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 9 (Senior Recognition Night). Get your tickets ASAP for this incredible show - you won’t want to miss it!

Health & Wellness

General Health Tips and Disease Prevention
With the cold and flu season upon us, we would like to offer you some tips which can help you stay healthy and also prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. Please view these tips from our nurse, Colette Crawford, which you can use this winter season.

2/14/19

General News & Upcoming Events

No School - February 15 & 18
There will be no school on Friday, February 15 (Faculty In-Service) and Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day). We hope students enjoy their time off.


Continuous Enrollment - IT'S NOT TOO LATE
The re-enrollment deadline for 2019-2020 was January 31, but it's not too late! You can still re-enroll for 2019-2020 utilizing the same process as in previous years; however, this year you will submit a Continuous Enrollment Agreement along with your enrollment fee. If you are having trouble accessing yourAdmissions Portal to submit your contract, please contact Admissions. Please visit our website for information and FAQs on Continuous Enrollment at MVC.


8th Grade and Senior Yearbook Dedications - DEADLINE EXTENDED
We have a handful of spaces left for graduate dedications in the 2019 MVC yearbook. If you missed the deadline, you can still bless your graduating student with well wishes. Spaces are limited, so purchase now before they’re gone. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The deadline is Friday, February 22. No further extensions will be granted. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contactingAnnie Rowland directly.

High School

Course Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year
The guidance team has met with rising seniors and will begin meeting with incoming juniors over the next two weeks. Meetings will take place for next year's sophomores beginning March 11. If your student has already met with their guidance counselor to set up a schedule, we encourage you to review the schedule with your student. If your student hasn’t yet had the meeting, please review the course list with them to discuss what classes they will take. Contact Student Services with any questions.


Summer Opportunities for Students
Check out the summer opportunities available to our students through a variety of pre-college experiences! Colleges across the country open their dormitories and classrooms to high school students, allowing them a small taste of what dorm living and college classes are really like. Check out this list and sign up now! Contact your guidance counselor with questions.


Middle School

Impact Permission Slips are Due on Friday, March 1
Students staying on campus for Impact Week on March 11 - 15 will be taking part in various field trips. Permission slips were handed out to students yesterday and need to be completed, signed, and returned to the ARC no later than Friday, March 1. If you need an additional copy, please contact Melissa Morales.


Packing List for 6th Grade Camp
6th Grade Science Camp is quickly approaching. This packing list will help you prepare ahead of time (rain gear might be needed!). We will continue to update you with information for Camp in future Flyers.


8th Grade Great America Field Trip
All 8th Grade students will attend a field trip to Great America on Friday, April 12. More details, as well as the permission slip (due Friday, March 1), can be found here.


Washington D.C. Permission Slip
If your 8th grade student is attending the Washington D.C. trip, permission slipsare due to Ashley Selck no later than Friday, March 1. We will continue to update you with information for this trip in future Flyers.

Athletics

Football, Cheer, and Basketball Photos
If your student has not picked up their Football, Cheer, or Basketball photos, they are available in the ARC. Contact Kira Tellez with any questions.

Fine Arts

School of Rock
Studio MVC presents School of Rock! You can buy tickets now for a variety of performances from Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 9 (Senior Recognition Night). Get your tickets ASAP for this incredible show - you won’t want to miss it!

Health & Wellness

General Health Tips and Disease Prevention
With the cold and flu season upon us, we would like to offer you some info which can help you stay healthy and also prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. Please view these tips from our nurse, Colette Crawford, which you can use this winter season.

2/7/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Podcast of Last Week's International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent Q&A
We are grateful that many parents were able to join last week's Parent Q&A on the International Baccalaureate, both in person and remotely via Zoom. If you were not able to attend but would like to learn more about IB at MVC, a podcast of the event is now available for your information. Documents referenced in the recording can be found on MVC's IB web page. Additional questions can be directed to MS Principal Carissa Medina or HS Principal Susie Swing.


Continuous Enrollment - IT'S NOT TOO LATE
The re-enrollment deadline for 2019-2020 was January 31, but it's not too late! You can still re-enroll for 2019-2020 utilizing the same process as in previous years; however, this year you will submit a Continuous Enrollment Agreement along with your enrollment fee. If you are having trouble accessing yourAdmissions Portal to submit your contract, please contact Admissions. Please visit our website for information and FAQs on Continuous Enrollment at MVC.


Under the Stars: Save the Date
Parents and students are invited to join us on Valentine's Eve (Wednesday, February 13) for the culmination of our Spiritual Emphasis Week. Students staying after school until the event are welcome to meet in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby at 6:00 pm for free pizza and snacks. At 7:00 pm we will begin an evening of games, prayer, and worship for students in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby. Parents are invited to meet in the Sailer House (Admissions Office) at 7:00 pm for their own time of fellowship and prayer. The special night will end around 8:30 pm.


Grandparents & VIP's Day Invites - Mailing Out Soon
Invitations to our Monday, April 8 Grandparents & VIP's Day will be mailed out by MVC in early February, so be sure to add your special guests’ names and addresses to the invitation list by filling out this form. Your student's guests - grandparents or any adult(s) who have been Very Important People in their life - will join them on campus mid-morning, attend a special program, and share lunch together. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.

High School

SAT Practice Exam
Students who would like to boost their SAT score have an opportunity to simulate the test day experience on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Participants will take an SAT Practice Exam and receive same-day results. Sign up now through Revolution Prep.


Spiritual Emphasis Week
Our special guest, Matt Hallock (a beloved MVC alumnus and teacher), will join Bible Leadership students to share their hearts and stories in a series of special assemblies and other smaller gatherings during Spiritual Emphasis Week on February 11 - 14. The schedule will include Flex each day and will culminate in an optional evening event on Wednesday, February 13.


Summer Leadership Opportunity
Sophomore and Junior students who would like to apply for a summer leadership opportunity with the United States Marines should contact Student Services for more information and to apply. Students who are interested and who qualify will be nominated by Student Services to participate in the Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA). Selected students will spend six days with the United States Marines organization, learning about ethical decision-making and how to lead with character.


East Coast College Tour
There are still a few spots left on our East Coast College Tour. We will be visiting 7+ universities throughout Boston and New York during the week of June 3 - 7. Contact Tracy Bartholomew as soon as possible to RSVP.

Middle School

Learning Lab Update
Learning Lab will take place after Chapel on Monday, February 11. Please note that Monday’s Learning Lab will be used for activities related to Chapel and not for academic purposes as usual. Here is the modified schedule.


8th Grade Celebration - Planning Committees Forming Now!
8th grade parents interested in volunteering to plan our 8th Grade Celebration can learn about committee opportunities to help plan for food, activities, or decorations. This celebration will take place at Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Friday, May 10. More details about the event itself and day-of volunteer opportunities will be forthcoming in future Mustang Flyers.

Fine Arts

School of Rock
Studio MVC presents School of Rock! You can buy tickets now for a variety of performances from Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 9 (Senior Recognition Night). Get your tickets ASAP for this incredible show - you won’t want to miss it!

1/31/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Continuous Enrollment Reminder - DEADLINE TODAY
The re-enrollment deadline for 2019-2020 is TODAY, January 31! For 2019-2020, the process is just as it has been in previous years; however, this year you will submit a Continuous Enrollment Agreement along with your enrollment fee. If you are having trouble accessing your Admissions Portal to submit your contract, please contact Admissions. Please visit the website for information and FAQs onContinuous Enrollment at MVC. After February 1, the enrollment fee will increase and availability may be limited.


Celebrating Lunar (Chinese) New Year at MVC
On Monday, February 4, 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 (Chinese for Happy New Year)!


Grandparents & VIP's Day Invites - Mailing Out Soon
Invitations to our April 8 Grandparents & VIP's Day will be mailed out by MVC in early February, so be sure to add your special guests’ names and addresses to the invitation list by filling out this form. Your student's guests - grandparents or any adult(s) who have been Very Important People in their life - will join them on campus mid-morning, attend a special program, and share lunch together. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.

High School

Valentine’s Day Rose Sale
Japanese National Honor Society is having its annual Valentine's Day Rose Sale. The Society will be taking orders in front of the Café during lunch from Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 8. Prices are as follows: 1 rose for $1, 6 roses for $5, and 12 roses for $10. All roses will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods. The rose sale is a perfect opportunity for students to show their appreciation and love for their friends and teachers. This year’s proceeds will support the Youth N.O.W. program.


SAT Practice Exam
Students who would like to boost their SAT score have an opportunity to simulate the test day experience on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Participants will take an SAT Practice Exam and receive same-day results. Sign up now through Revolution Prep.


Spiritual Emphasis Week
Our special guest, Matt Hallock (a beloved MVC alum and teacher), will join Bible Leadership students to share their hearts and stories in a series of special assemblies and other smaller gatherings during Spiritual Emphasis Week on February 11 - 14. The schedule will include Flex each day and will culminate in an optional evening event on Wednesday, February 13.


Under the Stars: Save the Date
Parents and students are invited to join us on Valentine's Eve (February 13) for a night we will always remember. Parents will start in the Sailer House (Admissions Office) and students will start in the Theater at 7:00 pm. Then we’ll all join together around 8:00 pm on the practice field where we'll spread some blankets out and have an unforgettable time of worship. The special night will end around 8:30 pm.


Summer Leadership Opportunity
Sophomore and Junior students who would like to apply for a summer leadership opportunity with the United States Marines should contact Student Services for more information and to apply. Students who are interested and who qualify will be nominated by Student Services to participate in the Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA). Selected students will spend six days with the United States Marines organization, learning about ethical decision-making and how to lead with character.


East Coast College Tour
There are still a few spots left on our East Coast College Tour visiting 7+ universities throughout Boston and New York on June 3 - 7, 2019. Contact Tracy Bartholomew as soon as possible to RSVP.


Summer Opportunities for Students
Check out the summer opportunities available to our students through a variety of pre-college experiences! Colleges across the country open their classrooms and dormitories to high school students, allowing them a small taste of what college classes and dorm living is really like. Check out this list and sign up now! Contact your guidance counselor with questions.


Middle School

Middle School Impact Week - REGISTRATION DEADLINE TOMORROW
Impact Week is a time for MVC Middle School students to participate in grade-level trips and camps or stay on campus for courses that are meant to enrich their learning and expose students to a variety of experiences. These course offerings include sports, technology integration, self-care, and community service. Whether a student attends a trip/camp or stays on campus, we trust the week will be impactful and enjoyable. Here are the course descriptions and daily schedule for those staying on campus. Students in all grade levels may enroll using these instructions. Registration ends Friday, February 1(tomorrow). Any related fees will be billed through FACTS.


Learning Lab Update
Learning Lab will take place after Chapel on the following Mondays: February 4 and February 11. Please note that Learning Lab times on these two Mondays will be used for activities related to Chapel and not for academic purposes as usual. Here is the modified schedule.


Washington D.C. Meeting
There will be a Washington D.C. parent meeting on Tuesday, February 5, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the HS Gym Lobby for parents of 8th grade students going on the trip.


Make a Change Project Showcase
The 6th grade students are nearing the end of their Make a Change Project as part of our school’s focus on Project Based Learning and will be presenting their projects during their Social Studies and Language Arts periods. We hope you will join us in celebrating their achievements on Wednesday, February 6! View information on times, location, and more. We hope to see you here!


Chaperones Needed for 6th Grade Science Camp
6th grade Science Camp will take place March 11- 15. We are looking for two dads and two moms to fill these important roles and stay overnight for the duration of the week. Contact Sara Blomquist as soon as possible if interested or with questions.


8th Grade Celebration - Planning Committees Forming Now!
8th grade parents interested in volunteering to plan our 8th Grade Celebration can learn about committee opportunities to help plan for food, activities, or decorations. This celebration will take place at Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm on May 10. More details about the event itself and day-of volunteer opportunities will be forthcoming in future Mustang Flyers.

Athletics

Spring Meet the Mustangs
Meet the Mustangs for all spring sports will take place on Monday, February 4 from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm in the Main (HS) 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 specific coaches. This is for all 9th - 12th grade parents and student athletes who play a spring sport.

Fine Arts

Artists Reception in Price Hall
The MVC community is invited to an Artists Reception recognizing the student artists whose work is currently on display in Price Hall on Monday, February 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Families attending Meet the Mustangs that evening at 6:30 pm are invited to come early and join us.

1/24/19

General News & Upcoming Events

Announcing a New Addition to the MVC Team
Please join us in welcoming MVC’s new Chief Financial Officer, Matt LaFleur, to MVC next month. You can learn more about Matt and his background here.


Next Tuesday - International Baccalaureate (IB) Info Session
Parents interested in learning more about MVC's application for candidacy with International Baccalaureate (IB) are invited to a Q&A Session with Dr. Salerno on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm in the ARC. For those unable to attend, we will be supplying information via email on how to watch electronically. You are also welcome to direct your questions to High School Principal Susie Swing or Middle School Principal Carissa Medina.


Continuous Enrollment Reminder
Deadline for re-enrollment for 2019-2020 is only a week away! Please re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year before next Thursday, January 31. For 2019-2020, the process is just as it has been in previous years; however, this year, you will submit a Continuous Enrollment Agreement along with your enrollment fee. This will save you valuable time and energy! Going forward, MVC will automatically re-enroll and process the enrollment fee until graduation unless you let us know otherwise by January 31 each year. Please look over the information on Continuous Enrollment on our website or contact Kim Dawes with questions.

Celebrating Lunar (Chinese) New Year at MVC
On Monday, February 4, 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 (Chinese for Happy New Year)!

Valentine’s Day Rose Sale
Japanese National Honor Society is having its annual Valentine's Day Rose Sale. The Society will be taking orders in front of the Café during lunch from Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 8. Prices are as follows: 1 rose for $1, 6 roses for $5, and 12 roses for $10. All roses will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods. The rose sale is a perfect opportunity for students to show their appreciation and love for their friends and teachers. This year’s proceeds will support the Youth N.O.W. program.

8th Grade and Senior Yearbook Dedications
LAST CHANCE! Don't miss out on the opportunity to bless your 8th grader or senior with a special, personal message in the 2019 MVC yearbook. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The deadline is Wednesday, January 30. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.

Sign Up for an Invite to Grandparents & VIP's Day
Invitations to our April 8 Grandparents & VIP's Day will be mailed out early next month, so be sure to add your special guest's name and address to the invitation list by filling out this form. Your student's guest will join them on campus mid-morning, attend a special program, and share lunch together. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.

High School

Winter Ball
We are looking forward to Winter Ball on Saturday, January 25 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Club Auto Sports in San Jose. This is a reminder that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only the original purchaser of a ticket will be allowed entrance into Winter Ball.


Junior Class Meeting
The guidance counselors will be meeting with the Junior class on Monday, January 28 during Flex in the HS Gym to go over their Senior courses and make individual appointments with their counselors. Encourage your student to attend and sign up.


College Cafe
All Juniors are invited to the College Cafe in Student Services on Thursday, January 31 during Flex. This will be a time to address SAT's and other important information for the college planning timeline. Please join us!


Upcoming Blood Drive
High School students, faculty, and parents have the opportunity to donate blood through a mobile unit on MVC's campus on Thursday, January 31. The minimum age to donate is 16. Students aged 16 or 17 will need a minor donor permit in order to participate. Students must register and choose an appointment time before January 31. Review the FAQs or contact Jennifer Keathley with questions. Remember, we encourage parents to participate as well!!


SAT Practice Exam
Students who would like to boost their SAT score have an opportunity to simulate the test-day experience on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Participants will take an SAT Practice Exam and receive same-day grading. Sign up now through Revolution Prep.


Summer Opportunities for Students
Check out the summer opportunities available to our students through a variety of pre-college experiences! Colleges across the country open their classrooms and dormitories to high school students, allowing them a small taste of what college classes and dorm living is really like. Check out this list and sign-up now! Contact your guidance counselor with questions.


Cabrillo College Honors Program
Cabrillo College Honors Program will be at MVC on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 am in Student Services. Seniors who are looking to attend Cabrillo College and are considering the Honors Program should come by to hear more about it! Parents are also welcome to attend.


California Scholarship Federation - APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW
Students interested and eligible to participate in CSF should fill out and submit the CSF application. For Sophomores, this is the first semester that counts towards lifetime membership. Scott Nystrom will contact seniors directly that have fulfilled lifetime membership requirements with more information. Students should submit the application to Scott Nystrom in Student Services by tomorrow, January 25.


Cal Grant Information
Have you completed your Cal Grant information? This can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, and many private California colleges. There is no fee to apply. Be sure to turn in the Cal Grant Verification Form to Student Services as soon as possible.


PSAT Results
PSAT Results are available on College Board's website. Students received an email from College Board in December with instructions on creating an account, viewing the online score report, and using the access code to view their scores. Paper copies are also now available in Student Services.


Cabrillo College Running Start
If your senior is interested in the opportunity to register for Cabrillo College classes early by participating in Running Start, please fill out this form. Running Start is a program that involves a session with Cabrillo staff members who will go over the basics of registering for classes along with which classes would benefit your student most. This program will also give them a chance to sign up for classes earlier than their peers who have not gone through the Running Start program. This can mean the difference between sleeping in or taking an 8:00 am math class!


Middle School

Make a Change Project Showcase
The sixth grade students are nearing the end of their Make a Change Project as part of our school’s focus on Project Based Learning and will be presenting their projects during their Social Studies and Language Arts periods. We hope you will join us in celebrating their achievements on Wednesday, February 6! View information on times, location, and more. We hope to see you here!


Middle School Impact Week
Impact Week is a time for MVC Middle School students to participate in grade-level trips and camps or stay on campus for courses that are meant to enrich their learning and expose students to a variety of experiences. These course offerings include sports, technology integration, self-care, and community service. Whether a student attends a trip/camp or stays on campus, we trust the week will be impactful and enjoyable. Here are the course descriptions and daily schedule for those staying on campus. Students in all grade levels may enroll using these instructions beginning tomorrow, January 25 through Friday, February 1. Any related fees will be billed through FACTS.


Learning Lab Update
Learning Lab will take place after Chapel on the following Mondays: January 28, February 4, and February 11. Please note that Learning Lab times on these three Mondays will be used for activities related to Chapel and not for academic purposes as usual. Here is the modified schedule.


Washington D.C. Meeting
There will be a Washington D.C. parent meeting on Tuesday, February 5, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the HS Gym Lobby for parents of 8th grade students going on the trip.


Chaperones Needed for 6th Grade Science Camp
6th grade Science Camp will take place March 11- 15. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with students, make lasting memories, and experience the beautiful environment at Mount Hermon Outdoor School. We are in need of two dads and three moms to fill this important role and stay overnight for the duration of the week. Contact Sara Blomquist as soon as possible if interested or with questions.

Athletics

High School Spring Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for spring sports will start on Monday, January 28. More information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms! Please note that Badminton tryouts have been moved to Tuesday, February 5.


High School Girls Lacrosse
If your student is interested in trying out for High School Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Matt Coleman.


Spring Meet the Mustangs
Meet the Mustangs for all spring sports will take place on Monday, February 4 from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm in the Main (HS) 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 specific coaches. This is for all 9th - 12th grade parents and student-athletes who play a spring sport.


Fine Arts

Artists Reception in Price Hall
The MVC community is invited to an Artists Reception recognizing the student artists whose work is currently on display in Price Hall on Monday, February 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Families attending Meet the Mustangs that evening at 6:30 pm are invited to come early and join us.

Health & Wellness

Student Health & Wellness
From time to time, we will be featuring information in this section devoted to student health and wellness. Please view these tips from our nurse Colette Crawford that parents can use for the winter season.

1/17/19

General News & Upcoming Events

International Baccalaureate (IB) Info Session
Parents interested in learning more about MVC's application for candidacy with International Baccalaureate (IB) are invited to a Q&A Session with Dr. Salerno on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm in the ARC. For those unable to attend, you are always welcome to direct your questions to High School Principal Susie Swing or Middle School Principal Carissa Medina.


Continuous Enrollment Reminder
Please re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year before Thursday, January 31. For 2019-2020, the process is just as it has been in previous years; however, this year you will submit a Continuous Enrollment Agreement along with your enrollment fee. This will save you valuable time and energy! Going forward, MVC will automatically re-enroll and process the enrollment fee until graduation unless you let us know otherwise by January 31 each year. Please look over the Continuous Enrollment information on our website or contact Kim Dawes with questions.

8th Grade and Senior Yearbook Dedications
LAST CHANCE! Don't miss out on the opportunity to bless your 8th grader or senior with a special, personal message in the 2019 MVC yearbook. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The deadline is Wednesday, January 30. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.


Sign Up for an Invite to Grandparents & VIP's Day
Invitations to our April 8 Grandparents & VIP's Day will be mailed out early next month, so be sure to add your special guest's name and address to the invitation list by filling out this form. Your student's guest will join them on campus mid-morning, attend a special Good Friday/Easter chapel, and share lunch together. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.

High School

Cabrillo College Honors Program
Cabrillo College Honors Program will be at MVC on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 am in Student Services. Seniors or parents of students who are looking to attend Cabrillo College and are considering the Honors Program should come by to hear more about it!


Cal Grant Information
Have you completed your Cal Grant information? This can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, and many private California colleges. There is no fee to apply. Be sure to turn in the Cal Grant Verification Form to Student Services as soon as possible.


PSAT Results
PSAT Results are available on College Board's website. Students received an email from College Board in December with instructions on creating an account, viewing the online score report, and using the access code to view their scores. Paper copies are also now available in Student Services.


Local Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County’s scholarship application is now open. Review eligibility criteria for the list of scholarships to determine which may be right for your senior. Only one application is needed to apply for any or all of the academic scholarships for which your student is eligible. The deadline is Monday, February 4. For information on other scholarship resources, be sure to check out the MVC Resource Guide for College Planning.


Cabrillo College Running Start
If your senior is interested in the opportunity to register for Cabrillo College classes early by participating in Running Start, please fill out this form. Running Start is a program that involves a session with Cabrillo staff members who will go over the basics of registering for classes along with which classes would benefit your student most. This program will also give them a chance to sign up for classes earlier than their peers who have not gone through the Running Start program.


PSAT Webinar
A student’s performance on the PSAT is a powerful indicator of ACT/SAT readiness, and PSAT results can be a valuable tool to inform ACT/SAT preparation.Revolution Prep is offering a webinar that will cover how to use your child’s PSAT results to identify not only whether they should take the ACT or SAT, but also how to build your child’s best plan for success. The webinar will be on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. RSVP to Tim Good with Revolution Prep.


California Scholarship Federation
Students interested and eligible to participate in CSF should fill out and submit theCSF application. For Sophomores, this is the first semester that counts towards lifetime membership. Scott Nystrom will contact seniors directly that have fulfilled lifetime membership requirements with more information. Students should submit the application to Scott Nystrom in Student Services before Friday, January 25.


Upcoming Blood Drive
High School students will have the opportunity to donate blood through a mobile unit on MVC's campus on Thursday, January 31. The minimum age to donate is 16. Students age 16 or 17 will need a minor donor permit in order to participate. Students must register and choose an appointment time before January 31. Review the FAQs or contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Coffee with Counselors
Join the guidance team for coffee, tea, and conversation. We would love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. The next Coffee with Counselors meeting will be Wednesday, February 13. Each week we will have a specific topic to cover and time for some Q&A. We would love to have you join us in Student Services from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

Middle School

Learning Lab Update
Learning Lab will take place after Chapel on the following Mondays: January 28, February 4, and February 11. Please note that Learning Lab times on these three Mondays will be used for activities related to Chapel and not for academic purposes, as usual. Here is the modified schedule.

Washington D.C. Meeting
There will be a Washington D.C. parent meeting on Tuesday, February 5, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the HS Gym Lobby for parents of 8th grade students going on the trip.

California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) - Applications Due Tomorrow
CJSF applications are due no later than Friday, January 18. Please see Melissa Morales or Ashley Selck for an application or with questions.

Class of 2023 Guidance Meetings
The guidance team would love to meet with 8th grade parents and students to talk about the high school experience and get to know the students. Meetings are being scheduled this month. If you have not already scheduled a meeting, please emailTracy Bartholomew or call 831-768-6140.

Chaperones Needed for 6th Grade Science Camp
6th grade Science Camp will take place March 11- 15. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with students, make lasting memories, and experience the beautiful environment at Mount Hermon Outdoor School. We are in need of two dads and three moms to fill this important role and stay overnight for the duration of the week. Contact Sara Blomquist as soon as possible if interested or with questions.


Athletics

High School Spring Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for spring sports will start on Monday, January 28. More information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!

Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football Team Pictures
Team pictures will be taken for the Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football teams on Wednesday, January 23 during practice. Coaches will hand outpicture order forms at practice today (Thursday, January 17).

High School Girls Lacrosse
If your student is interested in trying out for High School Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Matt Coleman.


Health & Wellness

A New Mustang Flyer Section for Student Health & Wellness
From time to time, we will feature helpful information in this section devoted to student health and wellness. Please view these tips from MVC Nurse Colette Crawford that parents can use for the winter season.

1/10/19

General News & Upcoming Events

A Strong Start to Second Semester
As we kick off Second Semester, we remain committed to empowering our students to achieve their highest potential through Christ-centered educational excellence. An important way in which parents can partner with us to achieve this mission is supporting your student's adherence to MVC's guidelines for success. These include policies related to academic honesty, apparel, and gaming - all of which are addressed in detail in our MVC Parent/Student Handbook. We consider it a privilege to partner with you as parents and are grateful for your support.


Continuous Enrollment Reminder
Please re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year before Thursday, January 31. For 2019-2020, the process is just as it has been in previous years; however, this year, you will submit a Continuous Enrollment Agreement along with your enrollment fee. This will save your valuable time and energy! Going forward, MVC will automatically re-enroll and process the enrollment fee until graduation unless you let us know otherwise by January 31 each year. Please look over the information on Continuous Enrollment on our website or contact Kim Dawes with questions.


This Wednesday - International Baccalaureate (IB) Info Session
Parents interested in learning more about MVC's application for candidacy with International Baccalaureate (IB) are invited to a Q&A Session with Dr. Salerno on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the ARC. For those unable to attend, you are always welcome to direct your questions to High School Principal Susie Swing or Middle School Principal Carissa Medina.


Welcoming Registrar Venessa Gutierrez
The Student Services team is pleased to introduce new member Venessa Gutierrez, who began work as Registrar this week. Please join us in welcoming Venessa to MVC!


First Semester Report Cards
Report cards were emailed earlier this week. Please contact our Registrar, Venessa Gutierrez, if you have not received one for your child.

High School

Local Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County’s scholarship application is now open. Review eligibility criteria for the list of scholarships to determine which may be right for your senior. Only one application is needed to apply for any or all of the academic scholarships for which your student is eligible. The deadline is Monday, February 4. For information on other scholarship resources, be sure to check out the MVC Resource Guide for College Planning.


Coffee with Counselors
Join the guidance team for coffee, tea, and conversation. We would love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. Upcoming Coffee with Counselors meetings are Wednesday, January 16 and Wednesday, February 13. Each week we will have a specific topic to cover and time for some Q&A. We would love to have you join us in Student Services from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.


PSAT Webinar
A student’s performance on the PSAT is a powerful indicator of ACT/SAT readiness, and PSAT results can be a valuable tool to inform ACT/SAT preparation.Revolution Prep is offering a webinar that will cover how to use your child’s PSAT results to identify not only whether they should take the ACT or SAT, but also how to build your child’s best plan for success. The webinar will be on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. RSVP to Tim Good with Revolution Prep.


California Scholarship Federation
Students interested and eligible to participate in CSF should fill out and submit theCSF application. For Sophomores, this is the first semester that counts towards lifetime membership. Scott Nystrom will contact Seniors that have fulfilled lifetime membership requirements with more information. Students should submit the application to Scott Nystrom in Student Services before Friday, January 25.


Upcoming Blood Drive
High School students will have the opportunity to donate blood through a mobile unit on MVC's campus on Thursday, January 31. The minimum age to donate is 16. Students age 16 or 17 will need a minor donor permit in order to participate. Students must register and choose an appointment time before January 31. Review the FAQ's or contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Middle School

Middle School Family Game Night
This will be an "open house style" opportunity to reconnect after the Christmas break. Families can stop by rooms M9 - M12 at any time between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, January 11 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, for planning purposes, an RSVP to Carissa Medina would be helpful.


Scoliosis Screening
We will be offering scoliosis screening to all 7th grade girls and newly enrolled (2018-2019 school year) 8th grade boys on Thursday and Friday, January 17 & 18. Please refer to the email that was sent out from School Nurse Colette Crawford on Wednesday, December 12.


California Junior Scholarship Federation- CJSF
Applications are now being accepted from eligible 7th and 8th grade students. CJSF recognizes scholastic achievement and emphasizes service to the community. This parent letter provides more information about CJSF and eligibility. Students may confirm grade eligibility and pick up an application from Melissa Morales in the ARC. Contact Ashley Selck with questions.


Class of 2023 Guidance Meetings
The guidance team would love to meet with 8th grade parents and students to talk about the high school experience and get to know the students. Meetings are being scheduled this month. If you have not already scheduled a meeting, please emailTracy Bartholomew or call 831-768-6140.


Save the Date: 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration
The 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration will take place at Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill on Friday, May 10 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. If you are interested in helping with the planning and execution of this event, you are welcome to attend the first official planning meeting on Monday, January 14 at 8:15 am in Price Hall Boardroom. Watch for more details regarding the 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration in the weeks and months ahead!


Chaperones Needed for 6th Grade Science Camp
6th Grade Science Camp will take place March 11- 15. Chaperones will have the opportunity to build relationships with students, make lasting memories, and experience the beautiful environment at Mount Hermon Outdoor School. We are in need of four dads and four moms to fill this important role and stay overnight for the duration of the week. Contact Sara Blomquist as soon as possible if interested or with questions.

Athletics

High School Spring Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for spring sports will start on Monday, January 28. More information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


High School Girls Lacrosse
If your student is interested in trying out for High School Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Matt Coleman.

1/3/19

General News & Upcoming Events

School Resumes on Tuesday, January 8
We hope that Christmas break has been a blessing for your family! We are looking forward to seeing our students ready for a successful Second Semester beginning on Tuesday, January 8.


Ongoing Information about International Baccalaureate (IB)
Thank you to each of you who joined us for our International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent Q&A Sessions. For those who were unable to attend, you are always welcome to direct your questions to HS Principal Susie Swing or MS Principal Carissa Medina. You are also invited to an additional post-holidays Parent Q&A Session with Dr. Salerno on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the ARC.

High School

Upcoming Blood Drive
High School students will have the opportunity to donate blood through a mobile unit on MVC's campus on Thursday, January 31. The minimum age to donate is 16. Students age 16 or 17 will need a minor donor permit in order to participate. Students must register and choose an appointment time before January 31. Review the FAQ's or contact Jennifer Keathley with questions.


Winter Ball
Winter Ball is Saturday, January 26 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Club Auto Sports in San Jose. All tickets have been sold! If students reserved a ticket for a guest who does not attend MVC, guest passes must be received by Wednesday, January 9 to hold the ticket.


PSAT Webinar
A student’s performance on the PSAT is a powerful indicator of ACT/SAT readiness, and PSAT results can be a valuable tool to inform ACT/SAT preparation. This webinar will cover how to use your PSAT results to identify not only whether to take the ACT or SAT, but also how to build your child’s best plan for success. The webinar will be on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. The link to register will be provided in a future Mustang Flyer.

Middle School

Does Your Student Need to Purchase a PE Uniform?
The MVC 2018 - 2019 PE Store opened on Friday, December 21 and will remain open through Monday, January 7. A uniform shirt and shorts are mandatory for PE. A sweatshirt and/or sweatpants are optional but, if worn, must be part of the MVC uniform. Starting tomorrow, you can visit the MVC PE Store to order. For questions regarding uniforms, contact Don Keathley.


Scoliosis Screening
We will be offering scoliosis screening to all 7th grade girls and newly enrolled (2018-2019 school year) 8th grade boys on Thursday and Friday, January 17 & 18. Please refer to the email that was sent out from School Nurse Colette Crawford on Wednesday, December 12.


Middle School Family Game Night
This will be an "open house style" opportunity to reconnect after the Christmas break. Families can stop by rooms M9 - M12 at any time between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, January 11 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, for planning purposes, an RSVP to Carissa Medina would be helpful.

Athletics

Middle School Winter II Tryouts
Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football tryouts will begin Tuesday, January 8. Middle School Coed Soccer tryout information will be available soon. Winter tryout information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


2019-2020 Football
If your student is interested in playing football during the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Coach Rodriguez. We will be lifting Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 am in the weight room as part of the Mustang Strength Club. We would love to see a great turnout!

12/27/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Christmas Break
We hope that Christmas break is a time of refreshment and blessing for your family! We are looking forward to seeing our students ready for a successful Second Semester beginning on Tuesday, January 8.


Ongoing Information about International Baccalaureate (IB)
Thank you to each of you who joined us for our International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent Q&A Sessions last week. For those who were unable to attend, you are always welcome to direct your questions to HS Principal Susie Swing or MS Principal Carissa Medina. You are also invited to an additional post-holidays Parent Q&A Session with Dr. Salerno on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the ARC.


Spending Time with Grandparents & VIPs During Break?
Be sure to share the date of Monday, April 8 for MVC's first-ever Grandparents and VIPs Day. Guests will be invited to join your student on campus mid-morning, attend a special Easter chapel, and share lunch together. Click here to submit names and contact information for those your student would like to invite so that MVC can send a formal invitation in February. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.

High School

Winter Ball
Winter Ball is Saturday, January 26 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Club Auto Sports in San Jose. All tickets have been sold! If students reserved a ticket for a guest who does not attend MVC, guest passes must be received by Wednesday, January 9 to hold the ticket.


PSAT Webinar
A student’s performance on the PSAT is a powerful indicator of ACT/SAT readiness, and PSAT results can be a valuable tool to inform ACT/SAT preparation. This webinar will cover how to use your PSAT results to identify not only whether to take the ACT or SAT, but also how to build your child’s best plan for success. The webinar will be on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. The link to register will be provided in a future Mustang Flyer.

Middle School

Does Your Student Need to Purchase a PE Uniform?
The MVC 2018 - 2019 PE Store opened on Friday, December 21 and will remain open through Monday, January 7. A uniform shirt and shorts are mandatory for PE. A sweatshirt and/or sweatpants are optional but, if worn, must be part of the MVC uniform. Starting tomorrow, you can visit the MVC PE Store to order. For questions regarding uniforms, contact Don Keathley.


Scoliosis Screening
We will be offering scoliosis screening to all 7th grade girls and newly enrolled (2018-2019 school year) 8th grade boys on Thursday and Friday, January 17 & 18. Please refer to the email that was sent out from School Nurse Colette Crawford on Wednesday, December 12.


Chaperones Needed for 6th Grade Science Camp
6th grade Science Camp will take place March 11- 15. Chaperones will have the opportunity to build relationships with students, make lasting memories, and experience the beautiful environment at Mount Hermon Outdoor School. We are in need of four dads and four moms to fill this important role and stay overnight for the duration of the week. Contact Sara Blomquist as soon as possible if interested or with questions.


Middle School Family Game Night
This will be an "open house style" opportunity to reconnect after the Christmas break. Families can stop by rooms M9 - M12 at any time between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, January 11 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, for planning purposes, an RSVP to Carissa Medina would be helpful.

Athletics

Mustang Strength Club
MVC Sports Performance is excited to announce the Mustang Strength Club. This is an amazing opportunity during Second Semester for student-athletes to take the next step in their athletics training and prepare to be the best in their sport. Contact Sports Performance Coach Humberto Medina with questions.


Middle School Winter II Tryouts
Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football tryouts will begin Tuesday, January 8. Middle School Coed Soccer tryout information will be available soon. Winter tryout information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


2019-2020 Football
If your student is interested in playing football during the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Coach Rodriguez. We will be lifting Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 am in the weight room as part of the Mustang Strength Club. We would love to see a great turnout!

12/20/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Christmas Break
Christmas Break will be from December 24 - January 7 with school resuming on Tuesday, January 8. In order to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation, students will not be assigned homework over Christmas Break. May God grant your family a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year to come!


Our Refer-a-Mustang program was a huge success!
Close to 50 families invited their friends to consider joining the MVC family. What a blessing! If you haven't picked up your appreciation gift, the MVC stadium seat, please contact our Admissions Office. Congratulations to Rachel and the Lee family for winning the $500 Amazon card in the drawing.


Ongoing Information about International Baccalaureate (IB)
Thank you to each of you who joined us for our International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent Q&A Sessions on Tuesday. For those who were unable to attend, you are always welcome to direct your questions to HS Principal Susie Swing or MS Principal Carissa Medina. You are also invited to an additional post-holidays Parent Q&A Session with Dr. Salerno on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the ARC.


Continuous Enrollment at MVC
We value your precious time and energy during the busy holiday season and want to guarantee placement for our current school families in the year to come. Therefore, when you re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year before Thursday, January 31 (per the email you recently received from the Admissions Office), you will be submitting a Continuous Enrollment Agreement. Going forward, this means that MVC will automatically re-enroll your child unless you let us know (by January 31 each year) that your personal circumstances have changed. You will still receive notification from the Admissions Office each year regarding important information (i.e. tuition and fees) but our hope is that this improvement will streamline the MVC experience for you and your family. Review the FAQ’s available on our website or contact Kim Dawes with questions.


Save-the-Date for MVC's First Grandparents & VIPs Day
MVC families are invited to share the date of Monday, April 8 with your student's grandparents and/or other special adults for our first-ever Grandparents and VIPs Day. Guests will be invited to join your student on campus mid-morning, attend a special Easter chapel, and share lunch together. Click here to submit names and contact information for those your student would like to invite so that MVC can send a formal invitation in February. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.

High School

PSAT Results
PSAT results are available on College Board's website. Students will receive an email from College Board with instructions on creating an account, viewing the online score report, and using the access code to view their scores. Paper copies will be available in Student Services near the end of January.

Middle School

Does Your Student Need to Purchase a PE Uniform?
The MVC 2018 - 2019 PE Store will be open for two weeks only beginning tomorrow (Friday, December 21) and ending Monday, January 7. A uniform shirt and shorts are mandatory for PE. A sweatshirt and/or sweatpants are optional but, if worn, must be part of the MVC uniform. Beginning Friday, December 21, you can visit theMVC PE Store to order. For questions regarding uniforms, contact Don Keathley.


Scoliosis Screening
We will be offering scoliosis screening to all 7th grade girls and newly enrolled (2018-2019 school year) 8th grade boys on January 17 & 18. Please refer to the email that was sent out from School Nurse Colette Crawford last week for more information.


Chaperones Needed for 6th Grade Science Camp
6th grade Science Camp will take place March 11- 15. Chaperones will have the opportunity to build relationships with students, make lasting memories, and experience the beautiful environment at Mount Hermon Outdoor School. We are in need of four dads and four moms to fill this important role and stay overnight for the duration of the week. Contact Sara Blomquist as soon as possible if interested or with questions.


8th Grade Field Trip
All 8th grade students will attend a field trip to The Tech Museum of Innovation on Wednesday, February 27. More details, as well as the permission slip (due Friday, December 21) and payment links, can be found here. Parents interested in chaperoning should contact Jeff Jones.


Middle School Family Game Night
This will be an "open house style" opportunity to reconnect after the Christmas break. Families can stop by rooms M9 - M12 at any time between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, January 11 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, for planning purposes, an RSVP to Carissa Medina would be helpful.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life - Space is Limited - Sign Up Now!
Middle School IMPACT week will take place March 11 - 15. The 7th grade class will embark on a journey of ocean exploration with a new adventure every day as part of Camp Sea Life. More details can be found here.

Athletics

Mustang Strength Club
MVC Sports Performance is excited to announce the Mustang Strength Club. This is an amazing opportunity during Second Semester for student-athletes to take the next step in their athletics training and prepare to be the best in their sport. Contact Sports Performance Coach Humberto Medina with questions.

Middle School Winter II Tryouts
Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football tryouts will begin Tuesday, January 8. Middle School Coed Soccer tryout information will be available soon. Winter tryout information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!

2019-2020 Football
If your student is interested in playing football during the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Coach Rodriguez. We will be lifting Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 am in the weight room as part of the Mustang Strength Club. We would love to see a great turnout!

12/13/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Christmas Break
Christmas Break will be from December 24 - January 7 with school resuming on Tuesday, January 8. In order to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation, students will not be assigned homework over Christmas Break. May God grant your family a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year to come!


International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent Q&A Sessions
To learn more about MVC's pursuit of candidacy with the International Baccalaureate, please join us at one of our Parent Q&A Sessions on Tuesday, December 18. The first will take place in Stotts-Hellmann Hall at 8:00 am and another in the ARC at 6:30 pm.


Refer-a-Mustang Program: Drawing Next Tuesday
We are so grateful for all the families who have “Referred-a-Mustang” this semester. The drawing in which each MVC family who refers a prospective student to an event or to apply for admission has been entered will take place on Tuesday, December 18. The winner of the $500 Amazon gift card will be notified immediately. Questions? Contact Kim Dawes.


Continuous Enrollment at MVC
We value your precious time and energy during the busy holiday season and want to guarantee placement for our current school families in the year to come. Therefore, when you re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year before Thursday, January 31 (per the email you recently received from the Admissions Office), you will be submitting a Continuous Enrollment Agreement. Going forward, this means that MVC will automatically re-enroll your child unless you let us know (by January 31 each year) that your personal circumstances have changed. You will still receive notification from the Admissions Office each year regarding important information (i.e. tuition and fees) but our hope is that this improvement will streamline the MVC experience for you and your family. Review the FAQ’savailable on our website or contact Director of Admissions Kim Dawes with questions.


Save-the-Date for MVC's First Grandparents & VIPs Day
MVC families are invited to share the date of Monday, April 8, 2019 with your student's grandparents and/or other special adults for our first-ever Grandparents and VIPs Day. Guests will be invited to join your student on campus mid-morning, attend a special Easter chapel, and share lunch together. Click here to submit names and contact information for those your student would like to invite so that MVC can send a formal invitation in February. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.


2019 - 2020 Key Dates
In order to help you plan, here are Key Dates for the 2019-2020 school year.

High School

High School Finals Week
Finals are next Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. On Monday, December 17 there will be a full day of school and Tuesday through Friday there will be a revised schedule with early release on each day. Further information for students can be found here. Please continue to check back at that link through Monday for any updates.


Winter Ball
High School Winter Ball will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Club Auto Sports in San Jose. Ticket reservation and payment information can be found here. Ticket prices increase each week so reserve your ticket now! A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.


PSAT Results
PSAT results are available on College Board's website. Students will receive an email from College Board with instructions on creating an account, viewing the online score report, and using the access code to view their scores. Paper copies will be available in Student Services near the end of January.


College Applications over Christmas Break
Seniors with college applications due soon should visit their guidance counselor ASAP! Student Services will be able to send transcripts, letters of recommendation, and offer assistance until Friday, December 21 for applications due between December 22 and January 7. Please encourage your senior to stop by Student Services.


Last Call for Senior Baby Pictures
Your student could be featured on the Senior baby page in the 2018 - 2019 yearbook. If interested, please send a baby picture to Dawn Hoy by this Saturday, December 15. Although we will make every effort to feature your student, due to publishing deadlines, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate late submissions. We can’t wait to see those baby pictures!


Important Cal Grant Update
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply. Even if you have already turned one in, please complete the NEW, updated Cal Grant form and return it to Tracy Bartholomew via email or in person at Student Services.

Middle School

Middle School Finals Week
Finals are next Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. On Monday, December 17 there will be a full day of school and Tuesday through Friday there will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


Thank You, Middle School Parents
Carissa Medina and Sara Blomquist want to thank you, our MVC parents, for the generous donations you made to this year's Winter Play Day. The gingerbread houses were creative, colorful, and a delightful representation of the students' collaboration! The judges had a hard time picking the winners among the fifty five houses built! For photos, see MVC’s Facebook page. We also want to thank the many parents who donated time to make this event a success. We couldn't have done it without you!


Middle School Electives Registration
Elective registration for 3rd Quarter began on Wednesday, December 12. View theelective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


Does Your Student Need to Purchase a PE Uniform?
The MVC 2018 - 2019 PE Store will be open for two weeks only beginning Friday, December 21 and ending Monday, January 7. A uniform shirt and shorts are mandatory for PE. A sweatshirt and/or sweatpants are optional but, if worn, must be part of the MVC uniform. The link to the online store will be in next week's Mustang Flyer. For questions regarding uniforms, contact Don Keathley.


8th Grade Field Trip
All 8th grade students will attend a field trip to The Tech Museum of Innovation on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. More details as well as the permission slip (due Friday, December 21) and payment links can be found here. Parents interested in chaperoning should please contact Jeff Jones.


Middle School Family Game Night
This will be an "open house style" opportunity to reconnect after the Christmas break. Families can stop by rooms M9 - M12 at any time between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, January 11 to participate in board games with other parents and students. Light refreshments will be served. Though not necessary, for planning purposes, an RSVP to Carissa Medina will be helpful.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life - Space is Limited - Sign Up Now!
Middle School IMPACT week takes place March 11 - 15, 2019 and the 7th grade class will embark on a journey of ocean exploration with a new adventure every day as part of Camp Sea Life. More details can be found here.

Athletics

Mustang Strength Club
MVC Sports Performance is excited to announce the Mustang Strength Club. This is an amazing opportunity during Second Semester for student-athletes to take the next step in their athletics training and prepare to be the best in their sport. Contact Sports Performance Coach Humberto Medina with questions.


Middle School Winter II Tryouts
Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football tryouts will begin Tuesday, January 8. Middle School Coed Soccer tryout information will be available soon. Winter tryout information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!

12/6/18

General News & Upcoming Events

One Day Left to Give to the Worthy Servant Fund
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. Donations (made online or via check) must be given no later than TOMORROW (Friday, December 7), as they will go directly to faculty and Residence Life staff before Christmas break. Please contact Nikki Daniels with questions or for more information.


Introducing Continuous Enrollment at MVC
We are pleased to announce a new convenience during re-enrollment! We value your precious time and energy during the busy holiday season and want to guarantee placement for our current school families in the year to come. Therefore, when you re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year this January (per the email you will receive in the coming week from the Admissions Office), you will now be submitting a Continuous Enrollment Agreement. This means going forward, MVC will automatically re-enroll your child unless you let us know (by January 31 each year) that your personal circumstances have changed. You will still receive notification from the Admissions Office each year regarding important information (i.e. tuition and fees) but our hope is that this improvement will streamline the MVC experience for you and your family. Review the FAQ’s available on our website or contact Director of Admissions Kim Dawes with questions.


International Baccalaureate Program
In case you missed it, read the update Dr. Salerno sent on Tuesday regarding MVC's pursuit of candidacy with the International Baccalaureate. Parent Q&A sessions will be held on Tuesday, December 18. There will be one in Stotts-Hellmann at 8:00 am and another in the ARC at 6:30 pm.


Second Semester Start Date
This is a reminder that second semester begins on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This year there will be no High School IMPACT courses, but trips will occur throughout the year. Watch the Mustang Flyer for information on upcoming trips.


Career Opportunities at MVC
MVC is currently accepting applications for the following departments:
Student Services
IT Department
Admissions Department
Please visit our website for more information or to submit an application. Please spread the word to those who might be a great fit for our MVC family!


2019-2020 Key Dates
In order to help you plan, here are Key Dates for the 2019-2020 school year.

High School

Winter Ball
High School Winter Ball will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Club Auto Sports in San Jose. Ticket reservation and payment information can be found here. A Guest Pass is required for all non-MVC guests. Expectations for school-sponsored dances can be viewed here.

Coffee with Counselors
Please join the guidance team for coffee, tea, and conversation so that we can answer any questions you might have and get to know you. Each week we will have a specific topic to cover and time for some Q & A. Our next Coffee with Counselors is on Wednesday, December 12 from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. We would love to have you join us in Student Services!

College Applications over Christmas Break
Seniors with college applications due soon should visit their Guidance Counselor today! Student Services will be able to send transcripts, letters of recommendation and offer assistance until December 21 for applications due between December 22 and January 7. Please encourage your senior to stop by Student Services.

Senior Baby Pictures
Each year the Yearbook staff puts together a page of Senior baby pictures. Your student could be featured on the page this year. If interested, please send a baby picture to Dawn Hoy by Saturday, December 15. Although we will make every effort to feature your student, due to publishing deadlines, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate late submissions. So pull out those old boxes, get your scanner ready, or go through your phones and find something fantastic to send us!

Finals Week
High School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. On Monday, December 17 there will be a full day of school and Tuesday through Friday there will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.

Important Cal Grant Update
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply. Even if you have already turned one in, please complete the NEW, updated Cal Grant form and return it to Tracy Bartholomew via email or in person at Student Services.

Northern California College Tour
On January 24 - 25, 2019, MVC will be offering an opportunity for students to visit UC Davis, Sacramento State, and William Jessup. They will stay in the dorms overnight at William Jessup on Thursday, January 24 for a true peek into college life. The cost is only $75.00. Students should sign up with their guidance counselor by Friday, December 14. Space is limited so sign up now!

East Coast College Tour
Registration is open for the East Coast College Tour visiting universities throughout Boston and New York on June 2 - 7, 2019. Sign up now or contact Tracy Bartholomew with questions.

Middle School

Middle School Play Day is TOMORROW
Tomorrow, December 7 is the day for students to show up in their Christmas jammies and enjoy a fun, festive day. We are looking for people to send in sweet treats that students can enjoy while decorating their gingerbread houses as well as candy for decorating. Find out more about the fun day planned here.


7th Grade Field Trip
The 7th grade class will be attending a field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Tuesday, December 11. They will tour the aquarium, and participate in a hands-on lab. Students will need to bring their own lunch, dress in layers, and bring spending money (optional) for the gift shop.


6th Grade 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.


Middle School Electives Registration
Elective Registration for 3rd Quarter begins on Wednesday, December 12. View theelective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


Finals Week
Middle School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. On Monday, December 17 there will be a full day of school and Tuesday through Friday there will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


Middle School IMPACT
Middle School grade level trips will take place March 11 - 15, 2019 during Middle School IMPACT week. Continue to watch the Mustang Flyer for information about trips and on-campus courses.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life
Middle School IMPACT week takes place March 11 - 15, 2019 and the 7th grade class will embark on a journey of ocean exploration with a new adventure every day as part of Camp Sea Life. More details can be found here.

Athletics

Middle School Winter II Tryouts
Middle School Girls Volleyball and Coed Flag Football tryouts will begin Tuesday, January 8. MS Coed Soccer tryout information will be available soon. Winter tryout information can be found here. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms by the first day of tryouts. Students with incomplete paperwork will not be permitted to attend tryouts until it is complete. Register now and electronically complete all forms!


Football and Cheer Team Pictures
The Football and Cheer team pictures are in and available for your student to pick up from Kira Tellez in the ARC.

Fine Arts

Seussical Jr. the Musical
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Show dates are Friday, December 7 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door or online.

11/29/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Spread the Word: MVC Open House on Sunday, December 2
You can help make MVC's December 2 Open House a success by sharing our alumni-produced commercial on your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Invite friends and neighbors to RSVP here and come feel the MVC difference from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. And don't forget about our Refer-a-Mustang Program. Each MVC family who refers a prospective student to an event or to apply for admission will receive a FREE Mustangs bleacher seat AND be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card.


A Christmas Blessing for MVC Teachers
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. Donations (made online or via check) must be given no later than Tuesday, December 4, as they will go directly to faculty and Residence Life staff before Christmas break. Please contact Nikki Daniels with questions or for more information.


Yearbook Dedication Ads - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS TOMORROW!
If you want to congratulate your 8th grader or senior with a dedication in the 2019 MVC yearbook, time is slipping away to receive the Early Bird Special discount! The deadline to receive this $50 discount is tomorrow, November 30. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.


Second Semester Start Date
This is a reminder that 2nd semester begins on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This year there will be no High School IMPACT courses, but trips will be occurring throughout the year. Watch the Mustang Flyer for information on upcoming trips.


Career Opportunities at MVC
MVC is currently accepting applications for the following departments:
Student Services
IT Department
Admissions Department
Please visit our website for more information or to submit an application. Please spread the word to those who might be a great fit for our MVC family!


Subscribing to MVC's Online Calendar
Students, parents, and all Mustang fans are encouraged to use these step-by-step instructions to subscribe to whichever portion(s) of the online MVC calendar is/are most helpful. Events can be added directly to your personal calendar! Options include athletics teams, clubs, fine arts groups, and much more. Questions? Contact Steve Kiebus.

High School

Winter Ball
High School Winter Ball will be held January 26, 2019 at Club Auto Sports in San Jose. Students can find information and order forms to reserve their tickets in theHS Bulletin starting Friday, November 30.


Coffee with Counselors
Please join the guidance team for coffee, tea, and conversation so that we can answer any questions you might have and get to know you. Each week we will have a specific topic to cover and time for some Q & A. Our next Coffee with Counselors is on Wednesday, December 12 from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. We would love to have you join us in Student Services!


Senior Baby Pictures
Each year the Yearbook staff puts together a page of Senior baby pictures. Your student could be featured on the page this year. If interested, please send a baby picture to Dawn Hoy by Saturday, December 15. Although we will make every effort to feature your student, due to publishing deadlines, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate late submissions. So pull out those old boxes, get your scanner ready, or go through your phones and find something fantastic to send to us!


Cabrillo/CSU Monterey Bay Partnership
Cabrillo and CSU Monterey Bay have a partnership that enables students to obtain a teaching credential in four years! Seniors interested in pursuing a career in education should contact their guidance counselor for more information about this great opportunity.


Finals Week
High School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


Important Cal Grant Update
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply. Even if you have already turned one in, please complete the NEW, updated Cal Grant form and return it to Tracy Bartholomew via email or in person at Student Services.


Northern California College Tour
On January 24 - 25, 2019, MVC will be offering an opportunity for students to visit UC Davis, Sacramento State, and William Jessup. They will stay in the dorms overnight at William Jessup on Thursday, January 24 for a true peek into college life. The cost is only $75.00. Students should sign up with their guidance counselor by Friday, December 14. Space is limited so sign up now!


East Coast College Tour
Registration is open for the East Coast College Tour visiting universities throughout Boston and New York on June 2 - 7, 2019. Sign up now or contact Tracy Bartholomew with questions.


Middle School

MVC High School Sneak Peek

MVC 8th grade students will get a sneak peek into life as a High School student this Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30. In lieu of PE, The Class of 2023 will view high school classes in action. The guidance counselors will also introduce themselves and explain the transition to High School. Ask your child about their experience and please contact Admissions with any questions about your son or daughter's future as an MVC Mustang.


Middle School Play Day
Middle School Play Day is just around the corner! Friday, December 7 is the day for students to show up in their Christmas jammies and enjoy a fun, festive day. Find out how you can help our day be a success here.


Middle School Electives Registration
Elective Registration for 3rd Quarter begins on Wednesday, December 12. View theelective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


Finals Week
Middle School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


Middle School IMPACT
Middle School grade level trips will take place March 11 - 15, 2019 during Middle School IMPACT week. Continue to watch the Mustang Flyer for information about trips and on-campus courses.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life
Middle School IMPACT week takes place March 11 - 15, 2019 and the 7th grade class will embark on a journey of ocean exploration with a new adventure every day as part of Camp Sea Life. More details can be found here.


Athletics

Football and Cheer Team Pictures
The Football and Cheer team pictures are in and available for your student to pick up from Kira Tellez in the ARC.

Fine Arts

MVCx Inspire. Design. Create.
We invite you to be a part of this inaugural night of student-inspired ideas, innovation, and vision presented to you on a grand stage! The program will take place on Thursday, November 29 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the MVC Theatre. Come out to support our Graphic Design, Photography, and Bible Leadership students in this TEDx-style format.


Christmas Under the Stars
Join us Monday, December 3 at 7:00 pm for the MVC Instrumental Arts Christmas Concert in the Outdoor Student Center. Experience the nativity story through instrumental music. Bring blankets and enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate.


School of Rock Auditions
Auditions for School of Rock will be held Tuesday, December 4 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm and Wednesday, December 5 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm. If you have any questions, contact Morgan Matos.


Seussical Jr. the Musical
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Show dates are Friday, December 7 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door or online.

11/22/18

General News & Upcoming Events

MVC is Thankful for YOU
During this special season of Thanksgiving, the faculty and staff of Monte Vista Christian School are grateful to God for the blessing of YOU - our beloved school family. It is a privilege to partner with you as we empower our students to achieve their highest potential through Christ-centered educational excellence. Thank you for choosing MVC!


Spread the Word: MVC Open House on Sunday, December 2
You can help make MVC's December 2 Open House a success by sharing our alumni-produced commercial on your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Invite friends and neighbors to RSVP here and come feel the MVC difference from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.


A Christmas Blessing for MVC Teachers
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. Donations (made online or via check) must be given no later than Tuesday, December 4, as they will go directly to faculty and Residence Life staff before Christmas break. Please contact Nikki Daniel with questions or for more information.


Subscribing to MVC's Online Calendar
Students, parents, and all Mustang fans are encouraged to use these step-by-step instructions to subscribe to whichever portion(s) of the online MVC calendar is/are most helpful. Events can be added directly to your personal calendar! Options include athletics teams, clubs, fine arts groups, and much more. Questions? Contact Steve Kiebus.

High School

Senior Baby Pictures
Each year the Yearbook staff puts together a page of Senior baby pictures. Your student could be featured on the page this year. If interested, please send a baby picture to Dawn Hoy by Saturday, December 15. Although we will make every effort to feature your student, due to publishing deadlines, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate late submissions. So pull out those old boxes, get your scanner ready, or go through your phones and find something fantastic to send to us!


Cabrillo/CSU Monterey Bay Partnership
Seniors interested in pursuing a career in education, should contact their guidance counselor for an opportunity that Cabrillo and CSU Monterey Bay have partnered in that allows students to get their teaching credential in four years!


East Coast College Tour Meeting
We are excited to offer an East Coast College Tour visiting 7+ universities throughout Boston and New York on June 3 - 7, 2019. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm in the ARC to learn more about this amazing opportunity available to our students. RSVP is required to the trip leader, Tracy Bartholomew.


Finals Week
High School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be arevised schedule with early release on each day.


Yearbook Dedication Ads
If you want to congratulate your 8th grader or senior with a dedication in the 2019 MVC yearbook, time is slipping away to receive the Early Bird Special discount! The deadline to receive this $50 discount is Friday, November 30. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.


Northern California College Tour
On January 24 - 25, 2019, MVC will be offering an opportunity for students to visit UC Davis, Sacramento State, and William Jessup. They will stay in the dorms overnight at William Jessup on Thursday, January 24 for a true peek into college life. The cost is only $75.00. Students should sign up with their guidance counselor by Friday, December 14. Space is limited so sign up now!


Cal Grants for Seniors
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply, so it is well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete the top portion of the Cal Grant form and return it to Issy Menez via email or in person at Student Services.

Middle School

Middle School Play Day
Middle School Play Day is just around the corner! Friday, December 7 is the day for students to show up in their Christmas jammies and enjoy a fun, festive day. Find out how you can help our day be a success here.


Finals Week
Middle School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life
Middle School IMPACT week takes place March 11 - 15, 2019 and the 7th grade class will embark on a journey of ocean exploration with a new adventure every day as part of Camp Sea Life. More details can be found here.


Fine Arts

MVCx Inspire. Design. Create.

We invite you to be a part of this inaugural night of student-inspired ideas, innovation, and vision presented to you on a grand stage! The program will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm in the MVC Theatre. Come out to support our Graphic Design, Photography, and Bible Leadership students in this TEDx-style format.

11/15/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break - November 19 - 23
There is no school the week of Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time off!


One Day Left! Annual MVC Parent Survey Closes Saturday
Please take 8-10 minutes today or tomorrow to share your input via this year's MVC Parent Survey. We look forward to incorporating your feedback once again as we continue to plan for MVC's future. Please contact Nikki Daniels with any questions.


A Christmas Blessing for MVC Teachers
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. Donations (made online or via check) must be given no later than Tuesday, December 4, as they will go directly to faculty and Residence Life staff before Christmas break. Please contact Nikki Daniels with questions or for more information.


Subscribing to MVC's Online Calendar
Students, parents, and all Mustang fans are encouraged to use these step-by-step instructions to subscribe to whichever portion(s) of the online MVC calendar is/are most helpful. Events can be added directly to your personal calendar! Options include athletics teams, clubs, fine arts groups, and much more. Questions? Contact Steve Kiebus.

High School

East Coast College Tour Meeting
We are excited to offer an East Coast College Tour visiting 7+ universities throughout Boston and New York on June 3 - 7, 2019. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm in the ARC to learn more about this amazing opportunity available to our students. RSVP is required to the trip leader, Tracy Bartholomew.


Finals Week
High School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


Yearbook Dedication Ads
If you want to congratulate your 8th grader or senior with a dedication in the 2019 MVC yearbook, time is slipping away to receive the Early Bird Special discount! The deadline to receive this $50 discount is Friday, November 30. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.


Northern California College Tour
On January 24 - 25, 2019, MVC will be offering an opportunity for students to visit UC Davis, Sacramento State, and William Jessup. They will stay in the dorms overnight at William Jessup on Thursday, January 24 for a true peek into college life. The cost is only $75.00. Students should sign up with their guidance counselor by Friday, December 14. Space is limited so sign up now!


Cal Grants for Seniors
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply, so it is well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete the top portion of the Cal Grant form and return it to Issy Menez via email or in person at Student Services.

Middle School

Middle School Play Day
Middle School Play Day is just around the corner! Friday, December 7 is the day for students to show up in their Christmas jammies and enjoy a fun, festive day. Find out how you can help our day be a success here.


Finals Week
Middle School finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release on each day.


7th Grade Camp Sea Life
Middle School IMPACT week takes place March 11 - 15, 2019 and the 7th grade class will embark on a journey of ocean exploration with a new adventure every day as part of Camp Sea Life. More details can be found here.

Fine Arts

MVCx Inspire. Design. Create.
We invite you to be a part of this inaugural night of student-inspired ideas, innovation, and vision presented to you on a grand stage! The program will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm in the MVC Theatre. Come out to support our Graphic Design, Photography, and Bible Leadership students in this TEDx-style format. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Jordan De Los Santos.

11/8/18

General News & Upcoming Events

MVC Honors Veterans THIS Monday, November 12
School families are invited to bring their loved ones who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces for MVC's annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12. Veterans and their guests are invited to a 10:30 am reception in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby where Middle School students will conduct interviews for a class project. The assembly will run from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm in the Main (HS) Gym, and be followed by light refreshments for veterans and their guests back in the Lobby. Families bringing veterans must RSVP to Kendra Lanham. Whether your veteran is able to attend in person or not, we want to include them in a slideshow as part of the assembly, so please send photos to Nathan Talley no later than Friday, November 9.


Future Mustangs - Join us for Campus Day THIS Monday, Including Our Veterans Day Assembly
Prospective MVC students and their families are invited to attend Campus Day THIS Monday, November 12 from 10 am until 12:15 pm. You'll get a peek at MVC classes-in-action and join us for our Veterans Day Assembly. RSVP today!


Your 8 Minutes Matter: Annual MVC Parent Survey Open NOW
Every MVC parent should have received a brief survey this week (subject line: “An invitation from Monte Vista Christian School”). Last year's feedback influenced key decisions including the addition of campus security guards and significant faculty raises. We look forward to incorporating your input once again as we continue to plan for MVC's future. Please contact Nikki Daniels with any questions.


Business Office Personnel Update
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Business Office. Michele Turner, parent of a current MVC student, has assumed the role of Accounts Receivable Clerk. Michele comes to us with a background in accounting. Please join us in welcoming her!


Thanksgiving Break - November 19 - 23
Just a reminder that there is no school the week of Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time off!


Refer-a-Mustang Program: Don't Miss Out!
The moment you step onto MVC’s campus, you realize our school is different. Invite family and friends to experience the difference for themselves at an upcoming Admissions event:

Monday, November 12 - Campus Day at 10:00 am
Sunday, December 2 - Open House at 1:00 pm

Each MVC family who refers a prospective student to an event or to apply for admission will receive a FREE Mustangs bleacher seat AND be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card (drawing to take place Finals Week). You can find more details about how our Refer-a-Mustang Program works here.


Operation Christmas Child
The deadline for Operation Christmas Child is almost here! Filled boxes are due no later than next Thursday, November 15. Students can pick up empty boxes and packing instructions from Marsha Tarr (High School) or Rodney Stanton (Middle School). More information can be found here.

High School

Coffee with Counselors
Join the guidance team for coffee/tea and conversation. We would love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. Upcoming Coffee with Counselors meetings are Wednesday, November 14 and Wednesday, December 12. Each week we will have a specific topic to cover and time for some Q & A. We would love to have you join us in Student Services from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.


East Coast College Tour Meeting
We are excited to offer an East Coast College Tour visiting 7+ universities throughout Boston and New York on June 3 - 7, 2019. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm in the ARC to learn more about this amazing opportunity available to our students. RSVP is required to the trip leader, Tracy Bartholomew.


HS Finals Week
HS Finals are Tuesday through Friday, December 18 - 21. There will be a revised schedule with early release each day.

Middle School

6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Registration Happening Now
6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp will take place March 11 - 15, 2019. All forms are due by Thursday, November 15. Additional information can be found here.

Athletics

Mustang Football in CCS Playoffs
Congratulations to the Mustang Football Team for qualifying for CCS playoffs! Come out and cheer them on as they play Monterey High School this Friday, November 9 at 7:00 pm at Monterey Peninsula College.

Fine Arts

Godspell Tickets
There are only 4 performances left of Godspell! Don't miss this amazing show on Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10. Purchase your tickets here.

11/1/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Annual MVC Parent Survey Opens Next Week

Each fall, MVC conducts a brief parent survey that takes approximately eight minutes to complete. Participation in this survey yields meaningful results about our school’s values and performance. The survey is conducted through a third party, SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools), and parents will receive a link to the survey via email on November 7, 2018. The subject line will be “An invitation from Monte Vista Christian School” and it will come from surveys@sais.org as the sender. Thank you, in advance, for your participation!


MVC Honoring Veterans - Monday, November 12
School families are invited to bring their loved ones who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces for MVC's annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12. Veterans and their guests are invited to a 10:30 am reception in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby where Middle School students will conduct interviews for a class project. The assembly will run from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm in the Main (HS) Gym, and be followed by light refreshments for veterans and their guests back in the Lobby. Families bringing veterans must RSVP to Kendra Lanham. Whether your veteran is able to attend in person or not, we want to include them in a slideshow as part of the assembly, so please send photos to Nathan Talley no later than Friday, November 9.


Refer-a-Mustang Program: Don't Miss Out!
The moment you step onto MVC’s campus, you realize our school is different. Invite family and friends to experience the difference for themselves at an upcoming Admissions event:

Monday, November 12 - Campus Day/Veterans Day at 10:00 am
Sunday, December 2 - Open House at 1:00 pm

Each MVC family who refers a prospective student to an event or to apply for admission will receive a FREE Mustangs bleacher seat AND be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card (drawing to take place Finals Week). You can find more details about how our Refer-a-Mustang Program works here.


Monterey & Santa Cruz Families - Join Us Next Week!
The following Fall Family Gatherings are coming up next week:

Monterey on Monday, November 5
Santa Cruz on Wednesday, November 7

Please email Nikki Daniels to sign up for a gathering and receive the location information. Each gathering begins at 7:00 pm.


Operation Christmas Child
MVC is excited, once again, to participate in National Collection Week with Operation Christmas Child. Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Students can pick up empty boxes and packing instructions from Marsha Tarr (High School) or Rodney Stanton (Middle School). Boxes are due no later than Thursday, November 15. More information can be found here.

High School

December SAT
Seniors planning on taking the SAT one last time in December should register with College Board by the deadline of Friday, November 2.


Summer Trip to the UK-DEPOSIT EXTENSION
Chuck and Daryl Fleming are hosting a summer trip to the UK! Students can spend 10 days exploring historic and literary highlights through the unique lens only the Flemings can offer. This early July trip will be a "chance of a lifetime" experience! Details, including registration and itinerary, can be viewed here. This permission slip should be turned in to the Flemings after registering. Contact Chuck Flemingor Daryl Fleming if you have any questions. Joshua Expeditions has given us an extension for our deposits of $175.00. They are due no later than Friday, November 2!


Naviance Student for Freshmen and Sophomores
We are excited to introduce Naviance Student, a website that your student can use to explore individual strengths for career planning, explore and plan for colleges of interest, and keep track of college applications during Senior year. We hope you will find this resource helpful. More information can be found here.

Middle School

6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Registration Happening Now
6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp will take place March 11 - 15, 2019. All forms are due by Thursday, November 15. Additional information can be found here.

Athletics

Meet the Mustangs

Winter Meet the Mustangs will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm in the Main (HS) 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 specific coaches. This is for all 9th - 12th grade parents and student-athletes who play a winter sport.

Fine Arts

Godspell Tickets
Godspell tickets are on sale now! Don't miss this amazing show on Thursday - Saturday, November 1 - 3 and Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10. Purchase your tickets here.

10/25/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Hollister Families - Join Us Next Tuesday!

The following Fall Family Gatherings are still to come:

Hollister on Tuesday, October 30
Monterey on Monday, November 5
Santa Cruz on Wednesday, November 7

Please email Nikki Daniels to sign up for a gathering and receive the location information. Each gathering begins at 7:00 pm.

MVC Honoring Veterans - Monday, November 12
School families are invited to bring their loved ones who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces for MVC's annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12. Veterans and their guests are invited to a 10:30 am reception in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby where Middle School students will conduct interviews for a class project. The assembly will run from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm in the Main (HS) Gym, and be followed by light refreshments for veterans and their guests back in the Lobby. Families bringing veterans must RSVP to Kendra Lanham. Whether your veteran is able to attend in person or not, we want to include them in a slideshow as part of the assembly, so please send photos to Nathan Talley no later than Friday, November 2.

Operation Christmas Child
MVC is excited, once again, to participate in National Collection Week with Operation Christmas Child. Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Students can pick up empty boxes and packing instructions from Marsha Tarr (High School) or Rodney Stanton (Middle School). Boxes are due no later than Thursday, November 15. More information can be found here.

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving
Share your Thanksgiving meal and traditions with an MVC international student! We are looking for MVC families who would be willing to open their home to a pair of our international boarding students for our Thanksgiving vacation on November 18 - 24. A stipend is available. For more information please contact Caroline Kirchner.

Yearbook Dedication Ads
Congratulate your 8th grader or senior and express your pride and love with a dedication ad in the 2019 MVC yearbook. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The Early Bird Special deadline is Friday, November 30. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.

High School

College and Career Night
Cabrillo College is hosting a College and Career Night on Monday, October 29 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Representatives from numerous public, private, and out-of-state universities will be available to meet with you. Cabrillo will be sharing about other opportunities as well. Encourage your student to attend!


Dual Enrollment - Deadline is Wednesday, October 31
We are again partnering with Colorado Christian University (CCU) to offer dual enrollment courses for our students. These course offerings allow students to earn college credit while fulfilling high school graduation requirements at MVC. Teachers of dual enrollment courses have discussed this opportunity with their students. Registration began on Monday, October 15 and the deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 31. More details about dual enrollment and how to register are found on our website. Contact your student’s guidance counselor with any questions.


Summer Trip to the UK-DEPOSIT EXTENSION
Chuck and Daryl Fleming are hosting a summer trip to the UK! Students can spend 10 days exploring historic and literary highlights through the unique lens only the Flemings can offer. This early July trip will be a "chance of a lifetime" experience! Details including registration and itinerary can be viewed here and this permission slip should be turned in to the Flemings after registering. Contact Chuck Flemingor Daryl Fleming with questions. Joshua Expeditions has given us an extension for our deposits of $175.00. They are due no later than Friday, November 1!


Naviance Student for Freshman and Sophomores
We are excited to introduce Naviance Student, a website that your student can use to explore individual strengths for career planning, explore and plan for colleges of interest, and keep track of college applications during Senior year. We hope you will find this resource helpful. More information can be found here.


SAT Practice Exam
Revolution Prep is offering an SAT Practice Exam for sophomores and juniors on our campus on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to take a full-length practice test under timed conditions and get a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Space is limited, so sign up now.


Service Opportunity
The Teen Kitchen Project is designed to enhance teens' knowledge of healthy cooking while serving their community and developing valuable job skills. In addition to earning 24 volunteer hours, teens will receive a stipend if they satisfy the requirements of the six-week job training program. For more information about other service opportunities, visit MVC's Student Services website.

Middle School

Halloween Dress Up
Middle School students are permitted to dress up for Halloween on Wednesday, October 31. It will be a happy Halloween, so there should be nothing gory or scary such as ghosts, vampires, or zombies. Please, no devils, blood, or weapons. Keep everything in line with the dress code including tops, skirts, and shorts. Remember to keep this Halloween positive and upbeat.


7th Grade Field Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium
The 7th grade class will be attending a field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Tuesday, December 11. They will tour the aquarium and participate in a hands-on lab. Students will need to bring their own lunch, dress in layers, and may bring spending money for the gift shop. Permission slips are due by Friday, October 26. Please print, sign, and return to Trista Maestas in Science. The cost of the field trip is $5.00 and will be debited from your FACTS account on Thursday, November 15. If you have any questions, please contact Trista Maestas.


6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Registration Happening Now
6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp will take place March 11 - 15, 2019. All forms are due by Thursday, November 15. Additional information can be found here.

Athletics

Winter Sports Tryouts
Winter tryout information can be found here. High School tryouts begin Monday, October 29. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Meet the Mustangs
Winter Meet the Mustangs will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm in the Main (HS) 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 specific coaches. This is for all 9th - 12th grade parents and student-athletes who play a winter sport.


Coaches Needed
MVC has coaching positions open for various sports. We are looking for coaches who are 3-Dimensional in their approach, focusing on the body, mind, and spirit. The best part is that we give you the tools to succeed! View a list of positions available and how to apply here. If you know someone who is interested in coaching please contact Kira Tellez.


Fine Arts

Godspell Tickets
Godspell tickets are on sale now! Don't miss this amazing show on Thursday - Saturday, November 1 - 3 and Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10. Purchase your tickets here.

10/18/18

General News & Upcoming Events

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving

Share your Thanksgiving meal and traditions with an MVC international student! We are looking for MVC families who would be willing to open their home to a pair of our international boarding students for our Thanksgiving vacation on November 18 - 24. A stipend is available. For more information please contact Caroline Kirchner.


Upcoming Fall Family Gatherings

Hollister on Tuesday, October 30
Monterey on Monday, November 5
Santa Cruz on Wednesday, November 7

Please email Nikki Daniels to sign up for a gathering and receive the location information. Each gathering begins at 7:00 pm.


MVC Honoring Veterans - Monday, November 12
School families are invited to bring their loved ones who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces for MVC's annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12. Veterans and their guests are invited to a 10:30 am reception in the Main (HS) Gym Lobby where Middle School students will conduct interviews for a class project. The assembly will run from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm in the Main (HS) Gym, and be followed by light refreshments for veterans and their guests back in the Lobby. Families bringing veterans must RSVP to Kendra Lanham. Whether your veteran is able to attend in person or not, we want to include them in a slideshow as part of the assembly, so please send photos to Nathan Talley no later than Friday, November 2.


Operation Christmas Child
MVC is excited, once again, to participate in National Collection Week with Operation Christmas Child. Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Students can pick up empty boxes and packing instructions from Marsha Tarr (High School) or Rodney Stanton (Middle School). Boxes are due no later than Thursday, November 15. More information can be found here.


Yearbook Dedication Ads
Congratulate your 8th grader or senior and express your pride and love with a dedication ad in the 2019 MVC yearbook. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The Early Bird Special deadline is Friday, November 30. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.

High School

Senior Trip Registration - Deadline is TOMORROW
Registration deadline for the Senior trip is TOMORROW, October 19. The trip to Southern California will be on March 21 - 22. The first deposit for the Senior Trip was due September 21. If you have not registered and paid the first deposit for your senior, please do so by Friday, October 19. Information, including two MVC forms due to Amy Coleman in the ARC, can be found in the Senior Information Packet (scroll to Page 4 for Senior Trip info). Contact Amy Coleman with questions.


PSAT Testing
All 9th - 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 24. 10th -11th grades will begin at 8:10 am and 9th grade will begin at 8:45 am. School ends at 3:20 pm. Seniors will not have school but should use this day to complete college applications. More information can be found here.


SAT Practice Exam
Revolution Prep is offering an SAT Practice Exam for sophomores and juniors on our campus on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to take a full-length practice test under timed conditions and get a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Space is limited, so sign up now.


Dual Enrollment
We are again partnering with Colorado Christian University (CCU) to offer dual enrollment courses for our students. These course offerings allow students to earn college credit while fulfilling high school graduation requirements at MVC. Teachers of dual enrollment courses have discussed this opportunity with their students. Registration began on Monday, October 15 and the deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 31. More details about dual enrollment and how to register are found on our website. Contact your student’s guidance counselor with any questions.


College and Career Night
Cabrillo College is hosting a College and Career Night on Monday, October 29 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Representatives from numerous public, private, and out-of-state universities will be available to meet with you. Cabrillo will be sharing about other opportunities as well. Encourage your student to attend!


SAT Boot Camp
Conquer the Test is offering a three-week boot camp for students to prepare for the SAT. This course will begin on November 3 and will continue each Saturday until November 17. Detailed information can be found here.


Central Coast College Road Trip
For juniors and seniors who are interested in attending UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College, or Cal Poly SLO, Student Services is leading a two-day Central Coast College Road Trip from Tuesday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 14. There are 12 spots available (6 girls and 6 boys) which will be determined by your level of interest and eligibility for these specific colleges. The cost of the trip is $125.00 which covers lodging and transportation (students will be responsible for covering their meal costs). If interested, please contact Scott Nystrom by Wednesday, October 24 in order to be eligible for consideration on this trip.


Cal Grants
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply, so it is well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete the top portion of the Cal Grant form and return it to Issy Menez via email or in person at Student Services.


FAFSA for Seniors
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. Complete and submit the FAFSA to get your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Submit no later than March 2 (check with individual colleges, some deadlines may be earlier) for financial aid eligibility.

Middle School

7th Grade Field Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium
The 7th grade class will be attending a field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Tuesday, December 11. They will tour the aquarium and participate in a hands-on lab. Students will need to bring their own lunch, dress in layers, and may bring spending money for the gift shop. Permission slips are due by Friday, October 26. Please print, sign, and return to Trista Maestas in Science. The cost of the field trip is $5.00 and will be debited from your FACTS account on Thursday, November 15. If you have any questions, please contact Trista Maestas.


6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Registration Happening Now
6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp will take place March 11 - 15, 2019. All forms are due by Thursday, November 15. Additional information can be found here.

Athletics

Winter Sports Tryouts
Winter tryout information can be found here. Middle School tryouts begin Monday, October 22 and High School tryouts begin Monday, October 29. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Meet the Mustangs
Winter Meet the Mustangs will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm in the Main (HS) 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 winter sport.


Senior Nights
Come join us for Senior Nights to cheer on our Mustangs! Senior Night for Tennis will be Monday, October 22 at 4:00 pm; Volleyball will be Wednesday, October 24; Football and Cheer will be Friday, October 26. We hope to see you there!


Coaches Needed
MVC has coaching positions open for various sports. We are looking for coaches who are 3-Dimensional in their approach, focusing on the body, mind, and spirit. The best part is that we give you the tools to succeed! View a list of positions available and how to apply here. If you know someone who is interested in coaching please contact Kira Tellez.

Fine Arts

Chopbusters Drumline
Chopbusters practice will begin again on Friday, October 19 and will continue every Friday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Quad. Chopbusters is an exciting drumline that is preparing to "bring the noise" to our winter and spring athletic seasons. We are still looking for new members, so come out if you are interested in playing. No experience is necessary!


Fall Vocal Arts Concert
Autumn Voices, our Vocal Arts concert, will be presented Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in the Main (HS) Gym. Join us for a beautiful evening of music, fellowship, and refreshments.


Godspell Tickets
Godspell tickets are on sale now! Don't miss this amazing show on Thursday - Saturday, November 1 - 3 and Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10. Purchase your tickets here.


Free Godspell Tickets for Supporting MVC Fine Arts
Individuals and companies interested in becoming patrons 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 (Maestro Level and above), reserved seating, and even parking at this year's MVC fine arts events. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.

10/11/18

General News & Upcoming Events

End of Quarter and No School
First Quarter ends today, October 11 and there is no school for students on Friday, October 12.


Spelling Bee
The Annual Monte Vista Spelling Bee will take place Wednesday, October 17 during 7th period. Students interested in demonstrating their skills should check in with their 7th period teacher and then go to M11 with a pencil and paper. The divisions include 6th grade and 7th - 9th grade.


Dads Prayer Group
MVC fathers, mark your calendars for Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 am for our first monthly Dads Prayer Group. Even if you have never prayed before, feel free to join us. We will share real conversations about being dads and talk with our Father. We plan to do this the third Thursday of every month (except for Spring Break) in Price Hall's Fireside Room.


Operation Christmas Child
MVC is excited, once again, to participate in National Collection Week with Operation Christmas Child. Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Students can pick up empty boxes and packing instructions from Marsha Tarr (High School) or Rodney Stanton (Middle School). Boxes are due no later than Thursday, November 15. More information can be found here.


Upcoming Fall Family Gatherings

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

Please email Nikki Daniels to sign up for a gathering and receive the location information. Each gathering begins at 7:00 pm.


Yearbook Dedication Ads
Congratulate your 8th grader or senior and express your pride and love with a dedication ad in the 2019 MVC yearbook. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The Early Bird Special deadline is Friday, November 30. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.

High School

Senior Class Orders with Herff Jones
On Monday, October 8, seniors met with the Herff Jones representative about cap and gown, graduation announcement, and class ring orders. During the meeting, students received a link with instructions for ordering their no-cost cap and gown. Each senior also received a packet with information to bring home. Orders for items other than caps and gowns can be done online or will be taken by the Herff Jones representative during break and lunch on Wednesday, October 17. ContactAmy Coleman with questions.


PSAT Testing
All 9th - 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 24. 10th -11th grades will begin at 8:10 am and 9th grade will begin at 8:45 am. School ends at 3:20 pm. Seniors will not have school but should use this day to complete college applications. More information can be found here.


Senior Trip Reminder
We are excited for our Senior Trip to Southern California on March 21 - 22. The first deposit for the Senior Trip was due September 21. If you have not registered and paid the first deposit for your senior, please do so by Monday, October 15. Information regarding the Senior Trip can be found in the Senior Information Packet (scroll to Page 4 for Senior Trip info) that was emailed to all seniors and parents.


SAT Boot Camp
Conquer the Test is offering a three week boot camp for students to prepare for the SAT. This course will begin on November 3 and will continue each Saturday until November 17. Detailed information can be found here.


SAT Practice Exam
Revolution Prep is offering an SAT Practice Exam for sophomores and juniors on our campus on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to take a full-length practice test under timed conditions and get a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Space is limited, so sign up now.


Central Coast College Road Trip
For juniors and seniors who are interested in attending UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College, or Cal Poly SLO, Student Services is leading a two-day Central Coast College Road Trip from Tuesday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 14. There are 12 spots available (6 girls and 6 boys) which will be determined by your level of interest and eligibility for these specific colleges. The cost of the trip is $125.00 which covers lodging and transportation (students will be responsible for covering their meal costs). If interested, please contact Scott Nystrom by Wednesday, October 24 in order to be eligible for consideration on this trip.


Revolution Prep Fall Webinars
Revolution Prep’s fall webinar topics include UC applications, scholarships, college visits, growth mindset, and much more. Take advantage of one or all of these free webinars offered by Revolution Prep.


Cal Grants
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply, so it is well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete the top portion of the Cal Grant form and return it to Issy Menez via email or in person at Student Services.


FAFSA for Seniors
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. Complete and submit the FAFSA to get your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Submit no later than March 2 (check with individual colleges, some deadlines may be earlier) for financial aid eligibility.


Summer Trip to the UK
Chuck and Daryl Fleming are hosting a summer trip to the UK! Students can spend 10 days exploring historic and literary highlights through the unique lens only the Flemings can offer. This early July trip will be a "chance of a lifetime" experience! Details including registration and itinerary can be viewed here and this permission slip should be turned in to the Flemings after registering. Contact Chuck Flemingor Daryl Fleming with questions.


Middle School

Home Football Games/Student Supervision
It is recommended that students not remain on campus after school until the start of the football game. If for some reason students must remain on campus, they are to be in one of three places only: the ARC, the Outdoor Student Center, or at the tables by the Cafe. All MVC school rules and dress code apply for games.


Elective Registration for Second Quarter
Middle School elective registration for Second Quarter began on Monday, October 1. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


Vision & Planning Meeting for 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration
Any and all 8th grade parents interested in planning an end-of-year celebration for our 8th grade class are invited to a Vision & Planning Meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the MS Performing Arts Room. If you are interested in being part of the conversation but unable to attend, please email Carissa Medinato let her know.


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

Winter Sports Tryouts
Winter tryout information can be found here. Middle School tryouts begin Monday, October 22 and High School tryouts begin Monday, October 29. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Middle School Girls Lacrosse
Thank you to those of you who have signed up for Middle School Girls Lacrosse. Sign-ups are now closed. Please contact Kira Tellez with any questions or concerns.

Senior Nights
Come join us for Senior Nights to cheer on our Mustangs! Senior Night for Tennis will be Monday, October 22 at 4:00 pm; Volleyball will be Wednesday, October 24; Football and Cheer will be Friday, October 26. We hope to see you there!

Coaches Needed
MVC has coaching positions open for various sports. We are looking for coaches who are 3-Dimensional in their approach, focusing on the body, mind, and spirit. The best part is that we give you the tools to succeed! View a list of positions available and how to apply here. If you know someone who is interested in coaching please contact Kira Tellez.

Fine Arts

Chopbusters Drumline
Chopbusters practice will begin again on Friday, October 19 and will continue every Friday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Quad. Chopbusters is an exciting drumline that is preparing to "bring the noise" to our winter and spring athletic seasons. We are still looking for new members, so come out if you are interested in playing. No experience is necessary!


Fall Vocal Arts Concert
Autumn Voices, our Vocal Arts concert, will be presented Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in the HS Gym. Join us for a beautiful evening of music, fellowship, and refreshments.


Godspell Tickets
Godspell tickets are on sale now! Don't miss this amazing show on Thursday - Saturday, November 1 - 3 and Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10. Purchase your tickets here.


Free Godspell Tickets for Supporting MVC Fine Arts
Individuals and companies interested in becoming patrons 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 (Maestro Level and above), reserved seating, and even parking at this year's MVC fine arts events. Contact Kendra Lanham with questions.

10/4/18

General News & Upcoming Events

End of Quarter and No School
First Quarter ends on Thursday, October 11 and there is no school for students on Friday, October 12.


Parent Teacher Conferences
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 any teachers but have questions or concerns about your student's progress, please feel free to contact your student's teachers to set up a time to meet before the end of the first quarter.


Dads Prayer Group
MVC fathers, mark your calendars for Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 am for our first monthly Dads Prayer Group. Even if you have never prayed before, feel free to join us. We will share real conversations about being dads and talk with our Father. We plan to do this the third Thursday of every month (except for Spring Break) in Price Hall's Fireside Room.


It's Not Too Late to Order School Pictures
Families are welcome to contact JP Impressions at any point throughout the school year to order school picture packages. Simply call 408-298-7532 to place an original or additional order.


Upcoming Fall Family Gatherings


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


Please email Nikki Daniels to sign up for a gathering and receive the location information. Each gathering begins at 7:00 pm.


Yearbook Dedication Ads
Congratulate your 8th grader or senior and express your pride and love with a dedication ad in the 2019 MVC yearbook. Orders are placed directly through Herff Jones and detailed instructions can be found here. The Early Bird Special deadline is Friday, November 30. Contact Dawn Hoy with any questions. **Due to copyright issues, please note that if you would like to use an image taken by Annie K. Rowland Photography, you must first purchase that image from the studio by contacting Annie Rowland directly.

High School

Chapel Venues
Because of our dedicated faculty, your child gets to choose between TEN different venues for chapel. Students interested in signing up for a small group can do so here (on a first come, first served basis). Take a moment to look at the options, and we invite you to have a conversation about which your child is choosing.


Senior Class Meeting
There will be a mandatory Senior Class meeting on Monday, October 8 during Flex in the HS Gym for Seniors to hear from the Herff Jones rep about cap and gown, graduation announcement, and class ring orders. Information will be sent home with the students. Orders will be taken by the Herff Jones rep during break and lunch on Wednesday, October 17.


College Cafe for Seniors
On Thursday, October 11 during FLEX, the guidance counselors will be discussing the College Essay. We will go through what the admissions counselors are looking for, what topics to write about, and how seniors can best represent themselves to colleges. Encourage your senior to put on their creative caps and come ready to brainstorm.


PSAT Testing
All 9th - 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 24. Seniors will not have school but should use this day to complete college applications. More information can be found here.


College Planning Guide for Juniors and Seniors
We have created a great step-by-step guide to assist juniors, seniors, and their parents in college planning. From clear timelines to specific application steps, this guide will be a valuable tool for the college process.


Cal Grants
Cal Grants can represent a substantial contribution to college costs and can be used at UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges, many private California colleges, and some career and technical colleges. There is no fee to apply, so it is well worth the short amount of time that it takes to complete the top portion of the Cal Grant form and return it to Issy Menez via email or in person at Student Services.


FAFSA for Seniors
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. Complete and submit the FAFSA to get your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Submit no later than Saturday, March 2 (some could be earlier, check with individual colleges) for financial aid eligibility.


SAT Practice Exam
Revolution Prep is offering an SAT Practice Exam for sophomores and juniors on our campus on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to take a full length practice test under timed conditions and get a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Space is limited, so sign up now.


Revolution Prep Fall Webinars
Revolution Prep’s fall webinar topics include UC applications, scholarships, college visits, growth mindset, and much more. Take advantage of one or all of these free webinars offered by Revolution Prep.


Summer Trip to the UK
Chuck and Daryl Fleming are hosting a summer trip to the UK! Students can spend 10 days exploring historic and literary highlights through the unique lens only the Flemings can offer. This early July trip will be a "chance of a lifetime" experience! Details including registration and itinerary can be viewed here and this permission slip should be turned in to the Flemings after registering. Contact Chuck Flemingor Daryl Fleming with questions.


Middle School

Home Football Games/Student Supervision
It is recommended that students not remain on campus after school until the start of the football game. If for some reason students must remain on campus, they are to be in one of three places only: the ARC, the Outdoor Student Center, or at the tables by the Cafe. All MVC school rules and dress code apply for games.


Elective Registration for Second Quarter
Middle School elective registration for Second Quarter began on Monday, October 1. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.


Vision & Planning Meeting for 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration
Any and all 8th grade parents interested in planning an end-of-year celebration for our 8th grade class are invited to a Vision & Planning Meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the MS Performing Arts Room. If you are interested in being part of the conversation but unable to attend, please email Carissa Medinato let her know.


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

Winter Sports Tryouts
Winter tryout information can be found here. Middle School tryouts begin Monday, October 22 and High School tryouts begin Monday, October 29. Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on FinalForms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Middle School Girls Lacrosse
We are excited to announce that we will have a Middle School Girls Lacrosse team this year. If your daughter is interested, please contact Kira Tellez for more information.

Fine Arts

Chopbusters Drumline
Chopbusters practice will begin again on Friday, October 19 and will continue every Friday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Quad. Chopbusters is an exciting drumline that is preparing to "bring the noise" to our winter and spring athletic seasons. We are still looking for new members, so come out if you are interested in playing. No experience is necessary!


Fall Vocal Arts Concert
Autumn Voices, our Vocal Arts concert, will be presented Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in the HS Gym. Join us for a beautiful evening of music, fellowship, and refreshments.


Godspell Tickets
Godspell tickets are on sale now! Don't miss this amazing show on Thursday - Saturday, November 1 - 3 and Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10. Purchase your tickets here.

9/27/18

General News & Upcoming Events

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 any teachers but have questions or concerns about your student's progress, please feel free to contact your student's teachers to set up a time to meet before the end of the first quarter.


Yesterday's Lockdown Drill
As part of our ongoing commitment to prioritizing student safety, MVC conducted a lockdown drill yesterday (Wednesday, September 26) following teacher training on Friday and student training on Monday and Tuesday. If you or your student have any questions or concerns pertaining to the procedures practiced yesterday, please contact Dean of Students Patty Gillig.


Upcoming Road Closure May Impact Your Drive to School
Next Thursday, October 4, Carlton Road at Highway 129 will fully close through December, weather permitting, and Thompson Road will be used as a detour. MVC will monitor this closure's impact on scheduled bus routes and announce any necessary schedule amendments via email and subsequent Mustang Flyers.


It's Not Too Late to Order School Pictures
Families are welcome to contact JP Impressions at any point throughout the school year to order school picture packages. Simply call 408-298-7532 to place an original or additional order.


Upcoming Fall Family Gatherings


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


Please email Nikki Daniels to sign up for a gathering 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

Senior Parents - Please Verify Your Student's Diploma Name
The time has come to order the Class of 2019's MVC diplomas. Senior parents must provide the exact name that will appear on their student's diploma. No later than tomorrow (Friday, September 28), please log into Focus with your parent account, then on the top menu click My Child, then Child Info, and then Diploma Verification on the left side menu. Enter the name to be recorded on the diploma and the date and click Save. Please contact Tracy Bartholomew with any questions.

No Flex During Homecoming Week
In order to accommodate our special assemblies each day, there will be no Flex the week of Homecoming (October 1 - 5). First period will begin at 8:10 am each day for all high school students. Here is the Revised Bell Schedule for the week.

Homecoming Week is October 1 - 5
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 sales ($10.00) began Tuesday, September 25 and will go through Friday, September 28. 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).

Chapel Venues
Because of our dedicated faculty, your child gets to choose between TEN different venues for chapel. Students interested in signing up for a small group can do so here (on a first come, first served basis). Take a moment to look at the options, and we invite you to have a conversation about which your child is choosing.

Senior Class Meeting
There will be a mandatory Senior Class meeting on Monday, October 8 during Flex in the HS Gym for Seniors to hear from the Herff Jones rep about cap and gown, graduation announcements, and class ring orders. Information will be sent home with the students. Orders will be taken by the Herff Jones rep during break and lunch on October 17.

College Planning Guide for Juniors and Seniors
We have created a great step-by-step guide to assist juniors, seniors, and their parents in college planning. From clear timelines to specific application steps, this guide will be a valuable tool for the college process.

Summer Trip to the UK
Chuck and Daryl Fleming are hosting a summer trip to the UK! Students can spend 10 days exploring historic and literary highlights through the unique lens only the Flemings can offer. This early July trip will be a "chance of a lifetime" experience! Details including registration and itinerary can be viewed here and this permission slip should be turned in to the Flemings after registering. Contact Chuck Fleming or Daryl Fleming with questions.

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 began on Tuesday, September 25 in front of the Cafe at lunch only. Cash or 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.

Home Football Games/Student Supervision
It is recommended that students not remain on campus after school until the start of the football game. If for some reason students must remain on campus, they are to be in one of three places only: the ARC, the Outdoor Student Center, or at the tables by the Cafe. All MVC school rules and dress code apply for games.

Elective Registration for Second Quarter
Middle School elective registration for Second Quarter begins on Monday, October 1. Read the elective registration instructions and course descriptions for more information.

6th Grade Egyptian Museum Field Trip
The 6th grade class will be attending an exciting field trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 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 Mr. 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 Rod Stanton.

Vision & Planning Meeting for 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration
Any and all 8th grade parents interested in planning an end-of-year celebration for our 8th grade class are invited to a Vision & Planning Meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the MS Performing Arts Room. If you are interested in being part of the conversation but unable to attend, please email Carissa Medina to let her know.

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.

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