2018-19 School Year Gets Underway

2018-19 School Year Gets Underway

     The Mountain View School District was thrilled to welcome back students for the start of the 2018-19 school year at the District’s 12 schools, Magnolia Learning Center and Children’s Center/Head Start State Preschool.

         “The start of a new school year brings a sense of hope and renewal and every member of our team is looking forward to a great year and providing all of our students with positive learning experiences,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Superintendent.  

         Students eagerly entered the gates of their schools to greet their teachers and reunite with friends.

     “I’m excited to be back at school!  It’s fun to be with my friends and see my teacher,” said a 3rd grader at Maxson School.  “I think I’m going to learn a lot of new things in third grade.”

         Along with the excitement, there were a few tears from some of the young Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students, but with reassurance from their teachers and staff members who comforted them in the transition to school, they settled in and enjoyed their first day.

          Joining the Mountain View Team this year are three new principals, David Herrera at Kranz Intermediate, Larry Elwell at Voorhis Elementary and Melissa Brown at Miramonte Elementary who each bring a wealth of experience and leadership to their schools.  Additionally, 10 new teachers and certificated staff members were welcomed this school year.  

     Along with core academics, programs like Project Lead the Way, AVID, SEAL, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, and the elementary counseling program will continue to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become tomorrow’s leaders and positive contributors to their community.  The district-wide college-bound culture will continue through a variety of programs all focused on inspiring future collegiate scholars.  MVSD’s strong focus on health and wellness and Family Engagement opportunities will remain high priorities as programs, workshops and activities are provided for parents and families throughout the school year.

       MVSD is coming off a very busy summer which included providing summer learning programs for 2,900 students and professional development and training for staff members.  The second Measure SS Bond project, an extensive underground utilities modernization took place at Baker School, and roofing projects were completed at Miramonte and Voorhis Schools.  

         “We have high expectations for our students and know they will achieve great things this school year. Our students are important, loved, respected and the reason we are here, and we look forward to a wonderful school year,” said Maldonado French. 

       

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