Students Welcomed Back for the New School Year

Students Welcomed Back for the New School Year

     Monday, August 21st marked the start of the 2017-2018 school year for the Mountain View School District as the District’s 12 schools, Magnolia Learning Center and Children’s Center/Head Start State Preschool welcomed back students.  Inspiring each student to succeed every day is MVSD’s mission and each school is strongly committed to student achievement and character development at all grade levels.

         “We are very excited for the new school year and eager to welcome our students on Monday,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Superintendent.  “The start of a new school year brings a sense of positivity and renewal and every member of the Mountain View team is looking forward to a great year and providing all of our students with positive learning experiences.” 

          MVSD is pleased to welcome Veronica Godinez to the Mountain View Team as the new principal at Maxson Elementary School, as well as 32 new teachers and certificated staff members for the 2017-18 school year.  New this year, the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) project will be districtwide in all Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms.   MVSD was the first school district outside of Silicon Valley to implement the SEAL project in 2014 at a few schools and is excited to go districtwide with this dynamic and effective project beginning this fall.  The District’s strong focus on health and wellness will continue, and the Family Engagement opportunities will remain a high priority as programs, workshops and activities are provided for parents and families throughout the school year.  Along with core academics, programs like STEM, Project Lead the Way, AVID, SEAL, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Visual and Performing Arts, and the elementary counseling program will continue to equip MVSD 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.

      Adding to the excitement of the first day of school was the first Total Solar Eclipse to cross the United States since 1918.  Students and staff members were provided with protective eye-wear so they could experience this rare occurrence. Teachers presented safety and other information to their classes regarding the eclipse from NASA’s website “Eclipse 101” prior to viewing the eclipse.

      The District is coming off a very busy summer which included providing summer learning programs for over 2,600 students and professional development, committee work and training for staff members.  Additionally, the first Measure SS Bond project, an extensive underground utilities modernization took place at Payne School.  

       “As we embark on the new school year, our MVSD team is eager to continue the journey of educating each student at the highest level and inspire and support our students to achieve academic success.  As we join together in this most important endeavor, we will strive to make a deep and genuine difference in the lives of our students and families,” said Maldonado French. 

         If you would like to be part of the Mountain View Family, please call 626-652-4000 or visit the District website at www.mtviewschools.com for registration and enrollment information including preschool programs, Transitional Kindergarten and grades Kindergarten through 8th.    

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