School News

Mountain View School  

  The Mountain Lion

Upcoming Dates

Mar 8

Chipotle Restaurant Night

Mar 8

PTA: General Meeting

Mar 14-18

NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

Mar 21-25

Conference Week -

  ** Don’t forget your ID! **

Mar 21-25

PTA: Book Fair

Mar 24

PTA: Family Book Fair Night

Mar 24-25

Early Release 1:45pm

Mar 31

Safety Meeting

Apr 1

Award Assemblies 4th-8th

Apr 5

Site Council

Apr 6

Board Meeting D.O.

See all MVS events by visiting our website

Call the Attendance Line if your child will be tardy or absent.


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Student Arrival

Please remember:

Students are not allowed to be on campus before 8:40 unless they are scheduled to be here.  There is NO supervision before this time.

Photo ID

A photo ID is required to pick up a student, visit or volunteer. A volunteer badge is acceptable as your photo ID even if you are not volunteering. Just sign in as a visitor & wear your badge

March 2016

A Note from the Principal

Dear Mountain Lions,

Teaching and learning are in full swing at Mountain View School and you will be able to see this as you walk through the halls and visit the classrooms during Parent Teacher Conference Week.  

The week after Spring Break conferences begin.  Please look for information to come home on parent teacher conferences.  This is an exciting time to learn about what your child does at school.  We know that when students know that teachers and parents are in communication they tend to fare better academically.  Many conferences at Mountain View are student led and give students a chance to share their progress with their families.  Our goal is to have 100% of parents on campus.  If a time sent home does not work, please contact your child’s teacher and they will work to accommodate a time you can make it.

Our teachers have been working diligently on providing on-going practice opportunities for student to demonstrate their learning and help prepare students for the upcoming AzMERIT state exam.  The testing window will begin the week of April 11th.  More information regarding specific dates will be provided by your child’s teacher in the near future.

How can you help prepare your child?  Making sure your student is here every day and on time is the first step.  Each instructional minute is critical in supporting students’ academic progress.  The next step is having students be accountable in completing their assignments.  You can ask your child to read a writing piece they have composed in class or ask them to write a story at home. Other ideas is to increase the amount of reading, encourage your child to write in a journal, and promote authentic writing opportunities (thank you notes, party invitations, and grocery lists).

As always we thank you for the countless hours you volunteer, working with your child at home, and all you do!

With Gratitude ~

Mrs. Miller

The Dysart Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs or activities.

 For information regarding discrimination grievance or complaint procedures contact the assistant superintendent for human resources at (623)876-7000.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are the week of March 21st  

*Don’t forget your ID*

No School

March 14-18 & April 22-25

Lost & Found

Missing something?  The main lost & found is located outside the cafeteria.  The  office also holds items such as glasses, keys, and electronics.   Items left in the lost & found will be  donated to a local charity after March 31st


Jesus DeLa Cruz (6th) qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee!

Sloan Lowther (3rd) & Craig Barrett (3rd) for taking a Top 10 ribbon at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Student  Art Contest!

Award Assemblies April 1st

9:15 - 6th Grade

9:45 - 5th Grade

10:15 - 4th Grade

10:45 - 7th Grade

11:15 - 8th Grade

Assemblies will be held in the gym.  Parents will enter through the courtyard gate.  Parking is limited, please plan to arrive a few minutes early in case you need to park offsite

Preschool Applications

MVS will be hosting a developmental preschool for the 2016-2017 school year.  We are now accepting applications for Role Model preschool students.  Applications are available in the front office.  Applications are due by May 16th, please bring completed applications to Mountain View’s front office.  Exceptional Student Services will perform a lottery to determine enrollment eligibility and will notify families via mailed letter in early June.

Science Olympiad

The Mountain View Science Olympiad team recently competed in the Arizona State North Central Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 27th, qualifying our team for the State Science Olympiad Tournament to be held on April 9th at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona.

Science Olympiad is a national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program that allows students to apply their knowledge in a competitive setting, involving students from grades 6 through 9. Mountain View's team consists of two 6th graders, Tyler Hernandez and Aiden Plough, one 7th grader, Taylor Holthues, three 8th graders, Alexia Arledge, Natalie Benton, and Alexandra Dabrowski, as well as three 9th graders, T.J. Gray, Sydney Holthues, and Alaina Strahota.

There were many individual achievements at the North Central Regional Tournament to be recognized:

Anatomy--Alaina Strahota and Sydney Holthues, 6th place
Bio Process Lab--Alexandra Dabrowski and Natalie Benton, 1st place
Bridge Building--Alexandra Dabrowski and Natalie Benton, 7th place
Crime Busters--Tyler Hernandez and Aiden Plough, 10th place
Experimental Design--Taylor Holthues, Alexandra Dabrowski, and Natalie Benton, 7th place
Fossils--Alexia Arledge and T.J. Gray, 8th place
Green Generation--Alaina Strahota and T.J. Gray, 5th place
Reach for the Stars--Taylor Holthues and Tyler Hernandez, 8th place
Road Scholar--Natalie Benton and Alexandra Dabrowski, 6th place
Write It, Do It--Natalie Benton and Alexandra Dabrowski, 5th place

15-16 Yearbook Orders


Reserve your copy of the 15-16 MVS yearbook today!

Your limited edition yearbook features full color pages and a soft cover with an all new theme exclusive to this year!  The price of the yearbook  is $30.00 (early bird prices ended 1-31)

Order online at:

You have the option of ordering Yearbook Personalization for $3.00

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Upcoming Dates:

3/8 ~ Chipotle Restaurant Night 

3/8 ~ PTA General Meeting

 3/21 - 3/25 ~  Book Fair

3/24 ~ Family Book Fair Night  2-6 pm (Library)