Principal's Message

August 2019 registration information
for all students
 

· Parents will be receiving an email with a link to the PowerSchool Parent Portal where they can update and revise student information online.  We know this will improve our registration process and help us keep information more up-to-date. Be on the lookout for that email in August to help with student registration. Online updates need to be complete prior to students registering for school on 8/15 and 8/16.

· All 11th &12th graders will register at MVHS on Thursday, August 15 from 8:30-11:30 am and then 12:30-3:00 pm. 

· It will be a similar schedule on Friday, August 16 with 9th & 10th graders registering from 8:30-11:30 am and then from 12:30-3:00 pm.

· Students who miss their registration time can come in Monday, August 19 during the same times to register for classes and pay fees. This is also the time for any new or transfer students to come in and register at MVHS from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:00.

· There will be an orientation for all 9th graders and new students the evening of Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm in the MVHS auditorium.

· Students and parents need to be ready to pay a $20 registration fee as well as fees for specific elective classes or outstanding fines at this time. 

· New and freshman students also have a $20 book deposit fee.

· Student schedules may change between now and the fall as we work to balance class sizes.  If students get on PowerSchool in August their schedule may still change before school starts. 

· Due to legislative changes regarding fractional enrollment and accounting of students, MVHS students are only allowed one release period, this includes seniors.  We require all students to have a full schedule unless they qualify for the single release time. 

· Incoming senior students who are not proficient on the ACT in Math must take a fourth year of math their senior year. Students must have a 20 on the Math subtest of the ACT to opt out of math as a senior.

As we reflect on our own next steps as a school for the coming school year, I invite everyone to read the article linked below. The article is a reminder that vaping and e-cigarettes are an issue in every high school in America. We need to work together as a school and community to both limit underage access to the equipment often used when vaping and to also make it clear to our young people that we care about them too much to allow them to vape or smoke. 

 https://www.masslive.com/boston/2019/06/vaping-is-ruining-student-athletes-its-heartbreaking-massachusetts-parents-school-officials-say.html
(You may need to right-click and "open link in a new tab.")

 Unfortunately, we've had a few issues with students vaping on campus in the past couple years - especially in this most recent school year - and we will be taking steps to communicate our expectations to all students including reminding them that for anyone to be in possession of an e-cigarette, vape, or juul is a violation of school rules and possibly a violation of the law.  The next link offers more general information about vaping and juuling and also provides some talking points for parents.  It is definitely worth a look.

https://childmind.org/article/teen-vaping-what-you-need-to-know/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Weekly-06-18-19
(Again, try a right-click and "open link in a new tab.")

I hope each of you has a great summer and you have an opportunity to get outside and enjoy what Wyoming and Uinta County have to offer.  See you in August!  A link to the June newsletter is below and it offers important information about high school registration, freshman orientation, the first day of sports, and the first day of school.

   As a building, district, and community we also need to be proud of our 93.2% graduation rate for the class of 2018. Great job to all the teachers, staff, and parents in this district who help us reach such an important milestone for our grads!  

   During the 2017 Legislative session, changes were signed into law related to high school students taking college level coursework and how that coursework would be calculated into students’ Hathaway GPA.  Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year all districts are required to use a weighted Hathaway GPA for all +1000 level and above dual and concurrent courses.  A student receiving an A in a +1000 level college course will receive a 5.0 for their Hathaway GPA for that course; A B in a +1000 level course will count as a 4.0 for that course, and so on.  This weighted GPA will be used to determine a student’s Hathaway scholarship eligibility only, and will NOT be used to determine valedictorian or salutatorian status, or other end of year honors, including class rank. 

Thanks for having your child be a part of what we are doing here at MVHS.  I am excited looking forward to our incoming students for the coming school year as we continue on our path to be Second to None.

Ben Carr, Principal

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Click this link to see the MVHS newsletter for August 2019.

Click this link to see information related to the changes to the Hathaway Scholarship for high school students.


 Check in with our Activities Director, Mr. Rees if you are interested in becoming an official for middle school or high school sports.  Quality people are needed for these positions.  We are looking for officials for all sports, including SOCCER, new to MVHS this year.  Get out of the stands and join the fun.

Click here to see the WDE memo on weighted GPA's for college courses of 1000+ level.


Click this link to see very important school closure information.

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