MVHS Headlines

Click this link to see the MVHS parent newsletter for November 2019.

New this year! Click this link to see the MVHS Student Newsletter!

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.

Principal's Message

Thank you to Sgt. Brook Hale, Uinta County Sheriff's Office, 
and the Mountain View Police Department

   The Wednesday after Labor Day Sgt. Brook Hale from the Uinta County Sheriff’s Department will be coming in to visit with our students in our now annual cell phone safety presentation. We have found Brook to be an excellent resource for us to visit with our students—separated by gender—regarding some of the issues and consequences that can occur when it comes to adolescents and cell phones.

   We want to encourage all parents to visit with their child about appropriate online behavior when it comes to both social media, email, and texting.  While we ask students to be good digital citizens at school, these conversations have the most impact when a parent sits and visits with their child about the potential consequences of inappropriate use of technology.

 As we reflect on our own next steps as a school for the coming 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.
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 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.
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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 our93.2% 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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