|Timestamp||Who are you bragging/writing about? (Group, names, etc.)||When did this happen?||Description. Please be as detailed as possible:|
|5/6/2019 10:25:29||Lorie Warnock||5/6/2019||Check out this post from Superintendent Kathy Hoffman's Facebook page:|
"All week long, [The Arizona Department of Education & Superintendent Kathy Hoffman] are recognizing #amAZing educators in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week!
Lorie Warnock of Mountain Pointe High School in the Tempe Union High School District exemplifies the power in elevating teacher voices. After the loss of her son who died by suicide, she has tirelessly advocated for improved mental health services. Like many educators, her work & service to her students extend far beyond the walls of her classroom.
Ms. Warnock worked with Sean Bowie to pass #SB1468, a suicide prevention bill known as the Mitch Warnock Act. We are proud to have Ms. Warnock serving our students and families. #ThankaTeacher
#SB1468 unanimously passed the House & Senate last week. It is now on Governor Doug Ducey's desk. I urge our Governor to sign this bill that will better serve our students & families.
Learn more about #SB1468 - http://bit.ly/2PXBNdv "
We are all truly lucky to have Lorie on our staff. Way to go!!
|5/1/2019 13:52:47||Mountain Pointe Art Students||Hope Gala Scholarship Fund Raiser||Two Mountain Pointe students were awarded scholarships at the 2019 Annual Tempe Education Foundations Hope Event held at the Landings Credit Union. Malaya (Blue) Watanabe received a $250.00 second place scholarship for a digital photograph and Armanee Hammond received an honorable mention $100.00 scholarship for an acrylic self portrait. Attendees at the event voted on the pieces of student art work displayed and that is how the scholarships were awarded. Please help us in congratulating these students on their accomplishment.|
|5/1/2019 12:46:40||Mariana Jones||May 1, 2019||Mariana just learned that she will receive the Seal of Biliteracy on her diploma.|
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the State of Arizona in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
Mariana is the FIRST French student at Mountain Pointe to be awarded the seal!
Je suis vraiment fière d’elle. Félicitations!
|5/1/2019 12:01:13||Anya Schoenfeld||05/01/19||Anya Schoenfeld just learned that she will receive the Seal of Biliteracy on her diploma.|
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the State of Arizona in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
Anya is the FIRST Spanish student at Mountain Pointe to be awarded the seal!!!
The entire World Languages department is proud, but Ms. Shelton and Ms. Moreno. :)
|5/1/2019 9:51:44||Celeste Cannon and Elise Hurtado||April 6||On April 6, seniors Celeste Cannon and Elise Hurtado won 1st place in a partner competition at the Clay Olympics at Mesa Art Center. The competitors in this event were to sculpt their teacher (me) in clay without using their hands. The duo had to figure out what tools to use instead of their hands as well as sculpt me from memory because I was unable to attend the event.|
|5/1/2019 9:43:01||Jessica Guzman||April 6||On April 6, Jessica Guzman's mugs won 3rd place at the Mesa Arts Center's Clay Olympics. Jessica made the mugs on the potter's wheel and she competed against a group of highly talented ceramics students from all across the valley. Her prizes included a certificate, a gift certificate to Arizona Arts Supply, and a free ceramics course at Mesa Arts Center.|
|4/29/2019 10:42:55||Christian Nunez||This weekend||Christian Nunez has been selected to participate in the prestigious 6-week summer program: Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar, Black Movements, at the University of Michigan. Congratulations Christian!|
|4/18/2019 12:38:01||Alicia Werner (the younger of the Werner offspring)||February-April 2019||Alicia Werner sang in the first round of the CS Music Competition @ ASU (round one events held at various college campuses across the US), and has qualified to attend nationals in Chicago this May 23-27!|
Alicia also sang in the Schmidt Music Competition @ UNLV: her selections were "Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen", from von Weber's opera Der Freischutz, and "The Black Swan" from Menotti's opera "The Medium" - if you'd like to listen, you may cut and paste this link. https://vimeo.com/327480590?ref=em-share
This past weekend, Alicia sang as Arizona's best in class vocalist from the AMEA Solo & Ensemble festivals (round #1 Jan; round #2 Feb-Mar): her performance, and that of other best in class categories, was included in the AMEA All State Festival @ NAU in Flagstaff.
And, earlier this semester, Alicia was "Dorothy" in the Desert Vista Theatre Company production of "The Wizard of Oz" - if you'd like to see some of the production photos, you may cut and paste this link from the DVTC. https://www.flickr.com/photos/158071398@N02/sets/72157704635214562/
|4/10/2019 14:32:17||Robotics||April 4-6||The MP robotics team (Pridetronics) won the Gracious Professionalism Award at the Arizona West FIRST Robotics Regional. This award recognizes outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism, working together both on and off the field of play. To win, a team must exemplify the principles of FIRST - fairness, humility, sharing, and persevering - and a winning attitude.|
|4/9/2019 9:09:45||HLSU BSU ASU||4/5/19||Three of our student unions came together to pack food for Feed My Starving Children. We packed 163 boxes which will provide 35,208 meals for kids in the Philippines!|
|4/2/2019 12:35:30||Myself||March 30th, 2019||Greg Dayoob was married to Naomi Pier on March 30th|
|4/1/2019 14:37:47||Adryan Taylor and Alan Dupre (boys tennis)||This past Friday(3/29) and Saturday(3/30)||In the Chandler Prep Tennis Tournament at Kiwanis Tennis Center, Adyran Taylor (a freshmen) and Alan Dupre (junior) won the entire tournament in their division. |
Adryan won in the #1 position and Alan won in the #2 position. They each won 6 matches over the two days. There were 16 schools in the boys tournament.
|3/25/2019 6:57:32||MPHS Indoor Drumline||Saturday March 23||Your MPHS Indoor Drumline competed at the Basha Invitational this past Saturday, advancing their score and locking in their qualifying spot at the WGAz State Championships this Friday at the Wells Fargo Arena on the ASU Tempe campus. The drumline is seeded 7th (in the middle) of their division, and is proud to represent MPHS at the state event for the first time in more than a decade! The MPHS drumline is scheduled to perform at 6:31pm. Tickets are available at the event for $25.|
|3/21/2019 20:38:38||MPHS Softball||March 25th to April 4th||MPHS Softball will be holding their annual “Race For The Base” and will collecting donations for the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation and playing in the “Pink Out” game vs Desert Vista on April 4th|
|3/6/2019 21:07:40||Maosheng Guo||Feb 14th, 2019||Maosheng Guo was a top ten scorer in the state on the AATM contest. This is a state math contest. He scored 9th. He will receive a plaque and a medallion this month for his accomplishment! Please congratulate him:)|
|3/2/2019 22:07:10||Indoor Drumline||Saturday March 2 @ Campo Verde High School - WGAZ Indoor Drumline Competition||At the WGAZ indoor percussion competition this afternoon, the MPHS indoor drumline advanced their score from 58.6 (last weekend @ Casa grande) to 65.5 (today). This score advances the group to the WGAZ event at Basha High School on March 23, and we hope to qualify for the WGAZ State Championships at ASU on March 30.|
|3/2/2019 13:42:44||String Orchestra||Saturday March 2 @ Highland High School - ABODA Area Concert Festival||The String Orchestra gave a strong performance of their required festival literature, and although they did not quite qualify for state, their ratings spread improved over last year: the group earned mixed ratings of good and excellent, and an overall rating of good.|
- Obviously good teaching and learning going on - improvement is being made
- Keep making positive efforts to develop
And our clinic/masterclass judge remarked to the orchestra "Bravo - you are on your way!"
|3/2/2019 13:28:27||Wind Ensemble (indoor concert band)||Saturday March 2 @ Highland High School - ABODA Area Concert Festival||The Wind Ensemble gave a confident, solid performance of their required festival literature, again qualifying for the annual ABODA State Concert Festival in April. |
Today's performance by the Wind Ensemble earned their first rating of Superior since roughly 2011(near as we can tell from the plaques on the band room walls)!
A sample of the judges' comments from their sheets and recorded play-by'play:
- Very nice performance today - good attention to technical and musical issues - good selection of music
- Tone, intonation, balance/blend, technical accuracy, tempo, phrasing, and articulation - your work really showed
And our clinic/masterclass judge remarked to the band "You have a beautiful sound - Mr. Werner's bands always have that sound - you should take pride in that!"
|2/26/2019 15:23:19||John O'Bannon||2/21/2019||John submitted a drawing for the Palo Verde Public Library's Black History Month Art contest and he won. He will receive a gift card and his picture is presently on their website.|
|2/5/2019 22:21:23||STEP Team||Monday February 4th||STEP students participated in the Black History Month Celebration for the Orpheum Theater. They performed with several other adult groups include Divine4Life, Pilgrim Rest, and Black Theatre Troupe as well as heard speeches from Phoenix Mayor and City Manager.|
|1/28/2019 9:53:09||Theatre||Saturday at MCC- attended CAFT-Central Az Festival for Theatre||Students competed against over 650 other students from our central region. |
If you have any of these students, please congratulate them!
Acting Events- Excellents:
Addison harvey- Solo musical
Patrick Keyser and Jared Adams- Duet Acting
Lexi Artusa- Solo Musical
Andre Presume- Monologues
Cassandra Presume, Noah Butler, Ty Daniel- Group Acting
Alison Konczak- Monologue
Taylor Simmons- Monologues
Bekka Weier- Set Design
Alex Sudis- Sound Design
Claire Kuluga- Theatre marketing
Alayjia Marcelin- Solo Musical
Madison Smith, Jared Adams, Xavion Grantham, Jayla Alston- Group Acting
Juliane Porter- Monologues
|1/28/2019 9:12:45||Band/Orchestra||Saturday Jan 26||Good morning, music families.|
Congratulations to all of our MPHS musicians who auditioned for regional honor festival this past weekend!
Additional congratulations, to these 8 MPHS band/orchestra students who qualified for regional honor festival, to be held at Skyline HS on February 15-16 (school-related, excused absence):
Natalie Jarrell - violin
Kathleen Holzwarth - viola
Becky Burns - cello
Christina Diggs - cello
Joshua Finch - Trumpet
Nelson Sherman - French Horn
Maha Iyer - Euphonium
Austin Barrier - Percussion
It is wonderful to see the number of regional qualifiers increasing across grade levels and instrument sections!
|1/17/2019 17:22:24||MPHS DECA||January 17,2019||AZ DECA District results: |
14 - students participated
6 -Test Medal Winner ( Alan Dupre,Brookelyn Gomez,Anthony Hedgespeth, Jaidriana Jamerson,Isabella Valdez, Lauren Young)
2 - Top Role Play Winners (Aidee Palacios and Rachel Leyva)
4 - 1st Place Overall Winners (Alan Dupre, Lauren Young, Isabella Valdez, Brookelyn Gomez)
Please congratulate these students when you see them on campus.
|1/11/2019 9:33:32||Ali Adelis||December 27 - December 30||Representing Mountain Pointe Dance Company, Ali Adelis attended the Don't Think Just Feel Intensive Dance Workshop and won a full ride scholarship to Celebrity Dance Convention! This is a huge accomplishment for a dancer with only TWO years of dance experience.|
|12/8/2018 16:42:24||Wind Ensemble||Saturday December 8||ABODA Fall Concert Band Festival: the MPHS Wind Ensemble earned a rating of excellent at today's event; they were one of roughly a dozen groups to take advantage of this adjudicated performance opportunity, to get a head start on the Spring festival season. The judging panel/clinicians (many of whom saw us last year) were excited to see us beginning to tap into our potential, and moving towards performances that "go beyond the notes". Thanks everyone, for your support of the band program!|
|11/19/2018 10:18:33||Varsity Cheer||Saturday, November 17th||The varsity cheer team competed in their first regional competition on Saturday. We placed 3rd and received our bid to the national competition in Disney in February :) The girls did an amazing job! We compete again on December 8th at Deer Valley High School!|
|11/19/2018 8:32:41||Theatre||Nov. 16th and 17th||MPTC attended the Az Thespians Festival held at the Phx Convention center. Students attend workshops, visit/audition for colleges, etc... This year our theatre co. won the following awards... The first two awards are given based on work we did last year as a Theatre Co. We received an overall rating of Excellent, and received Gold Honour Troupe- given to schools who go above and beyond in community service and participating in events off and on campus. Best of all, Corey Quinn won teacher of the Year.|
|11/7/2018 13:37:11||Taylor Levy from Mu Alpha Theta||Friday, November 2nd||Taylor Levy scored in the top ten in Level I of the Chandler-Gilbert "Excellence in Math" competition!|
|8/29/2018 8:00:27||Pound Fitness||Tuesday August 28th||MPHS had a great turn out for our first Pound Fitness class! We had all the fun and hope more people join us next time! Tuesdays at 3:00 in the auditorium lobby|
|5/14/2018 7:29:06||LHS||Friday, May 11, 2018||Dear Pride,|
Friday’s Language Honor Society 5th annual Be The Match Swab drive was a great success! The LHS kids worked really hard and we swabbed a record 85 people! We also raised $552.20 in a week. This will help us cover the cost of some of the swabs we collected.
I want to thank everyone who helped – all the teachers that swabbed and sent kids from their classes, maintenance who set up our tables and chairs, wonderful support from administration, Hilly in the bookstore, senior English teachers who let us speak in their classrooms, and everyone who donated financially! This was a community coming together and truly we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support!
Please know that you have all made a difference and that we are saving lives.
Thank you again and have a great last couple of weeks.
|5/10/2018 8:59:30||Our Rio Salado Graduates||5/9/2018||On 5/9/2018 nine of our students walked across the Comerica Theater stage to receive an Associate's degree (or two) because of our Dual Enrollment program! That's right, these nine students received a college degree before their High School Diploma!|
Antoine Kepczyk - AA and AS
Braden Terry - AA and AS and part of PTK
Briana Larson - AA
Daniela Diaz - AA and AS and part of PTK
John Melton - AA and AS
Kaitlin Cohen - AA
Kaylin Smith - AA
Lauren Everett - AA and AS and part of PTK
Leilani Sheaks - AA and part of ACE Program at SMCC
|4/18/2018 8:25:31||Jordan Wright||4/17/2018||On the afternoon of April 17th, Jordan received the Mayors Disability Award for the Outstanding Student Category! He did a phenomenal job and definitely looked the part of a proud, respectable, and handsome young man! He represented Mountain Pointe very well!|
|4/13/2018 14:42:09||Operation Hydration||Today||We received another 200 + bottles of water today from Ms. Boatright and Ms. Stratman's classes, along with the great donations from Mr. Leathers and Ms. Lamb at the start of the week. This brings our total to 4,300+ with five weeks left to go. Thanks again to all that have donated and those that are still planning to donate to the cause. As usual, if you have water to donate in your classroom, office or even in your car, please let us know. We will pick it up.|
|4/8/2018 19:25:07||Robotics||4/7/2018||Your Robotics Team had an amazing Regional! They took home 3 awards. The Woodie Flower's Mentoring Award for Nyles Cody. This is the highest mentor award in FIRST Robotics. The imagery award for having the best team image at the competition. The 2nd place trophy!!!!!! Taking 2nd place, your robotics team earned a spot in the Championships in Houston, TX.|
|4/2/2018 22:22:55||The Tempe Youth Fest "Changemakers" Award Winners||4/2/18||Join me in celebrating Samantha Gibbs, Ryan Gomez, Clara Jauregui, Michaelyn Moses, and Piper Stevens for receiving special recognition from the Tempe City Council and the Tempe Diablos last night at the 21st Annual Youth Fest Awards Banquet. Our five winners of the "Changemakers" award were chosen because they are each "committed to a cause, dedicating themselves to making the world a better place. Whether it's on [our] school campus or in our community, when they see a problem, they take meaningful action to create positive change."|
|3/27/2018 10:52:01||the generous person who donated 30 cases of water to start our drive off right||Monday||One of our club members had someone (people from her Church) donate 30 cases of water to kick start the Operation Hydration for this year. That is 1,200 bottles for those wondering.|
|3/26/2018 9:27:00||Ahwatukee Relay for Life||3/24/18 & 3/25/18|| On Saturday, 3/24 And Sunday 3/25 (into the wee hours of the morning) the Ahwatukee Relay for Life was held at Mountain Pointe and was an incredible success! The event was packed with activities, from the opening ceremony celebrating survivors, bands playing, Mr. Relay, the Hypnotist, the Luminaria ceremony ( quiet reflection on "Why We Relay"), High school musical musical chairs, lip syncing, dancing to tunes, 10 at 2 (10 miles running or walking), teams fundraising at the event, food trucks and walking the track.|
There were 53 teams made up of 270 participants who raised $36,127 for the American Cancer Society in the fight to cure cancer. The Relay committee was made up of dedicated Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista students who tirelessly recruited teams, organized fundraising events and the events the day of Relay , made phone calls, made visits to local businesses for donations, battled budgets, and the list goes on.
Today please tell Griffin Sells, Justin Wilson, Stevie Ostman, Will Walker, Timmy Liska, Emily Ortega, Camden Beck and Victoria Dong congratulations on all their hard work, they deserve special recognition. They are amazing student leaders!
A huge thanks to Barb Neal, Eric Lauer, Bob Wakefield, Marie Slany, Fernando Garcia, Joe Dominguez, Jill Perry, Tony Dominguez, Wes Davis, Chris James, the two ladies from our Janitorial staff (We wish we had their names), Corey Quinn and Kim Bonagofski.
|3/24/2018 20:34:54||March For Our Lives Student Activists||3/24/2018||On Saturday, 3/24 over 40 of our students represented our school in a peaceful, inclusive, and positive demonstration for school safety. Mountain Pointe had the largest and most noticed delegation in matching shirts and organized chants. Countless participants complimented our group for their maturity, kindness, and passion. It was clear that our MTP students set the right tone for the Phoenix march.|
Special recognition goes to Jenna Barabash, Andrew Ruiz, and Clara Jauregui for leading our students from planning to execution throughout the entire process. We also had several of our students serving with the larger organization responsible for putting on the march (though I hesitate to list them here in case I leave any out).
Last, a huge thanks goes to Mary Catherine Boatright, Laura Boss, Erica Shelton, and Meg Austin for joining the students and I Downtown to ensure their passion for civic engagement would be actualized.
|3/20/2018 13:10:29||Jordan Wright||Today||Jordan Wright won the Mayor's Disability Award for outstanding student and volunteer within the Tempe community!|
|3/7/2018 11:13:34||P1 Symphonic Band||Tuesday (yesterday) March 6||The symphonic band performed/competed at the ABODA Area Concert Festival at Desert Ridge High School. The group earned a rating of Excellent, qualifying them for the State Concert Festival in April. The band students tell me they did not qualify for state last year(s?), and they are pleased to be returning this year.|
I should note that the band is currently comprised of 35 Frosh, 11 Sophomores, 6 Juniors, and 5 Seniors; at schools with more than one band class, it is not typical for the "freshman band" to go to state. This is a special group, and we're excited to see what fourth quarter brings!
|3/7/2018 10:41:00||MPHS DECA||March 4th AZ DECA State Competition||2 roleplay medal winners/12 finalists medals/ 1st place and 3rd place overall winners in the state/5 students qualified for International competition in April.|
|3/7/2018 8:26:04||MP Media||3/6/2018||The 2017 edition of Pride's Mark yearbook was selected for the 2018 Jostens LookBook for cover and endsheets. This is amazing national recognition to receive.|
|2/8/2018 20:15:40||Black Student Union||Saturday February 3rd||The Black Student Union hosted the 2nd annual Black History Month celebration for Ironwood Library. The event has three dance performances (Urban Dance, STEP, and Phoenix Dance Conservatory), two poets (Wakeem Price and Godelive Sadiki), and an educational display with a discussion. There were about 60 people in attendance. I have provided some pictures.|
|2/6/2018 7:56:27||Mark Campbell||February 5, 2018||Mark Campbell has been selected as a delegate by the Tempe Sister Cities Exchange Program. He will be traveling to Trollhattan Sweden in June, and his exchange teacher will be traveling to Arizona next fall. Congratulations Mark!!|
|1/29/2018 10:28:38||Samantha Gibbs - Transition from School to Work||01/18/2018||Sam is Mountain Pointe's TSW Student of the Quarter for second quarter and received a certificate from TSW and our state program. She does an amazing job managing all of her responsibilities, including school, home, helping with Teen Lifeline, and working to start the "Make Your Voice Be Heard" group. She even helped arrange the amazing assembly we had a couple weeks ago to help students learn more about emotional health!|
We are so proud of her and can't wait to see what her future holds.
|1/29/2018 9:47:20||Theatre||CAFT-Regionals||This weekend we competed in our Central Regional Theatre Competition. Please congratulate the following students. They competed against 550+ other students in our Central Region. |
Superior: Ruben Ayala- Solo Musical
Superior: Jamon Prickett and Nemo Wright-Duo Scene
Superior: Jared Adams and Jeffrey Maples- Duo Scene
Superior: Xavion Grantham, Cedric Beck, Jaden Miller
Excellent: Taylor Simmons- Monologues
Excellent: Lexi Powers and Cassie Pressume- Duo Scenes
Excellent: Cory Drozdowski and Lexi Artusa-Sirota- Duo Scenes
Excellent: Patrick Keyser- monologues
|1/29/2018 9:20:58||Band/Orchestra||Regional auditions, January 26-27 @ Shadow Mountain HS||Congratulations to the 20+ band/orchestra students who represented MPHS at the AMEA Regional Auditions this past weekend! And "hats off" to the following students, whose auditions won them spots in the regional honor band or orchestra:|
Jessi Golde - Flute
Don Basemore - Oboe & Bassoon
Sarvesh Shrestha - Trombone
Katie Dietz - Tuba
Aedan Johnston - Percussion
Natalie Jarrell - Violin
Kathleen Holzwarth - Viola
Becky Burns - Cello
These students will attend the West region honor festival in February, and proceed to auditions for All-State in March. Congrats and best of luck for continued success!
|1/22/2018 7:45:27||Members of the band and orchestra||Hamilton High School||Band/orchestra students Ander Turk, Aedan Johnston, David Rodish, Aniya Robertson, Clayton Diggs, Marvin Banks, Matteo Badillo, Sarvesh Shrestha, Jessi Golde, Katie Dietz, KaraLynn Poole, Kathleen Holzwarth, Jessica Valls, Will Lovasz, and Natalie Jarrell 1performed in the AMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival at Hamilton High School on Saturday, January 20. Each student gave a great performance and represented MPHS in superlative fashion!|
Additionally, Aedan Johnston and Jessi Golde earned ratings of superior, qualifying them for the next round of competition, to be held in a few weeks.
Please congratulate all of these students when you see them in class!
|1/19/2018 14:23:04||DECA||January 16th DECA District competition||Congratulations to the MPHS DECA Chapter who took 7 students to district and walked away with: 2 test medal winners, 2 role play section winners and 2 3rd place overall winners.|
|1/9/2018 12:25:26||Jason Cubias, Aedan Johnston, & Nehemiah Wright||1/9/18||The East Valley Women's League awarded Jason Cubias, Aedan Johnston , and Nemo Wright with a new and custom tailored suit, tie, belt, and shoes (a $450 value) from Men's Warehouse in Chandler. Our students were nominated by Ricki Cassutt because they each demonstrate outstanding effort, strong character, leadership, and friendship to fellow students and staff.|
|12/15/2017 8:03:39||One Day at a Time club of Mountain Pointe||This week||The One Day at a time club of Mountain Pointe purchased and donated 93 big stuffed bears for the Child Crisis Center''s shelter and Chandler Care center. annual toy drive.|
These centers serve the underprivileged, homeless, and foster care systems in and around our community. The club kids set a goal to donate one bear for each child at the shelter (around 30 currently) and to give the rest to the other facility to help fill their needs list, which at the time of delivery was well over 1,700 kids long.
We would like to thank all those who help us achieve our goals though fund raising and donations.....you rock!
Take it "ONE DAY at a TIME" and it will all work out!
|12/13/2017 20:16:15||Annual Talent Show hosted by BSU and MTP Theatre Company||December 1st||Sorry for the delay in getting this out: But the Annual Talent Show had its' largest turn-out. Over 400 people (staff, parents, and community members) to see some of the best talent at Mountain Pointe. Like last year, it was a competition. Our first place winner for Solo Act is Godelive Sadiki-Spoken Word & for Duet Act was Hannah & Noah Colvis- Piano/Singing; for second place is Saad Kadhi-Piano; and third place is Jacob Stewart-Beat Boxing (who is Debbie Abley's son). Please congratulation this students when you see them. We would like to give a special thanks to Mark Campbell (who knew) for singing with Erika Baker (student) and Natalie Skinner for dancing. Our wonderful judges were Ian Moses, Corey Quinn, Tomika Banks, Beatrice Williams, and Leara Lavergne and special guest performance from Phoenix Dance Conservatory. The entire night was magical and looking forward to next years talent.|
|12/12/2017 8:02:14||FBLA: Draven Canter, Euan Blackstone, Dominic Kalandash, Keatan White, Naoto Hutchinson, and Sheldyn Hawea.||December 1, 2017||FBLA students competed in the Online Testing Tournament. In the Accounting I A test, Draven Canter placed 1st out of 105 students and Euan Blackstone placed 7th. In the Accounting 1B test, Dominic Kalandash placed 1st, Keatan White, 2nd, and Naoto Hutchinson, 3rd. In the Accounting II A test, Sheldyn Hawea placed 8th. Congratulations to all top ten finishers!|
|11/28/2017 9:07:07||MP Media||11/22/2017||The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2017 edition of the Pride's Mark yearbook a Silver Medal. The staff is excited to receive their certificate later this month.|
|11/20/2017 6:47:14||Mountain Pointe Spiritline||November 18, 2017||The Mountain Pointe Spiritline qualified for USA NATIONALS in all four categories: Varsity Show Cheer, JV Show Cheer, All Girl Stunt, and POM. In addition, JV Show Cheer took 1st PLACE in their division! Please Congratulate the girls! |
Here are the following teams.
JV Show Cheer:
Nayssia Barron Ruiz
Varsity Show Cheer:
All Girl Stunt
|11/16/2017 15:40:33||Andrew Forsyth - Transition from School to Work (TSW)||11/16/17||Andrew was Mountain Pointe's TSW Student of the Quarter for first quarter and received an award from TSW and the state program we work with! He does an amazing job managing all of his responsibilities, including school, home, and working 30+ hours per week. He even recently bought his own car!|
We are so proud of him and can't wait to see what his future holds.
|11/9/2017 11:17:14||Mountain Pointe Spiritline||November 4, 2017||On November 4, the Mountain Pointe Spiritline competed at the AIA Regional Qualifier and qualified for STATE in January by placing 8th and beating 18 other teams in their division. Please congratulate the cheerleaders.|
|11/3/2017 15:14:05||Mu AlphaTheta students: Maosheng Guo, Quyen Pham, Christina Diggs, and Cynthia Liu||Friday, 11/3/17||The following four students earned 1st place in the Level I Team Excellence in Math competition at Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Maosheng Guo, Quyen Pham, Christina Diggs, and Cynthia Lui. Also, Maosheng earned 3rd place in the Level I individual portion of the Excellence in Math competition!|
|11/2/2017 18:05:13||Financial Planning and Advanced Accounting Classes||November 2, 2017||Students from Ms. Reichert's Financial Planning and Advanced Accounting classes competed in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Thursday, November 2nd. Students competed against other schools within the Phoenix area. Chance Newton, Sebastian Torres, Victoria Salazar, Essence Fletcher-Lyons, and team leader Tristan Larson of team "The Pride" placed third amongst 85 teams.|
|10/25/2017 16:18:49||MP Media||10/24/17||MP Media brought home multiple honors for the 2017 edition of Pride's Mark yearbook. Excellent winners included Sports Spread (Delanna Sesma) and Academics Spread (Danielle Boateng). Honorable Mentions went to Student Life Spread (Camille Avila), People Spread (Kya Todechine), Sports Spread (Tash Larbie), and Clubs/Organizations Spread (MaClay Patten). We're still waiting on a couple more results, but I am so proud of their accomplishments!|
|10/21/2017 22:58:00||Lionhearts Marching Band||10/21/2017||Your Lionhearts Marching Band competed in an Arizona Marching Band Association qualifier at at Williams Field HS, this afternoon, finishing in 3rd place overall and securing their spot at the AZMBA championships in three weeks.|
The final ranking/scores for Division A (bands up to 49 members) today is as follows:
Combs HS / 70.775
Apache Junction HS / 64.963
Mountain Pointe HS/ 61.125
Poston Butte HS / 58.175
Florence HS / 57.150
North Pointe Prep / 56.675
Santa Cruz Valley HS / 56.225
Estrella Foothills HS / 55.850
Page HS / 55.425
Sahuaro HS / 53.550
Thank you faculty and friends for your support of our fine student musicians, and the band program!
|9/25/2017 11:52:18||Lorie Warnock||9/22/2017||Lorie has received the KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Tribute to a Teacher Award and a $1000 prize for her dedication to at risk students. See the article at http://ktar.com/story/1750305/mountain-pointe-teacher-helping-students-at-risk-gets-ktar-news-award/|
|9/24/2017 16:36:52||MaoSheng Guo on the chess team||Friday, 9/22 and Saturday 9/23||Maosheng Guo competed in 5 rounds in the AIA chess invitational tournament(J.V. division). He won three rounds and drew the other two which earned him enough points to get 10th place out of 95 players! He even won a medal! There were 24 schools represented. Also, Ben Ciccarelli won 3 out of 5 rounds and almost won a medal.|
|9/18/2017 14:29:01||Key Club Blood Drive||9/13/17||Last week the MP Key club hosted the first blood drive of the school year. We were successful with having 180 students sign up to register to give blood. A total of 116 pints of blood were successfully donated. The Key club was successful with meeting 103% of there goal in donating blood for this drive. Next blood drive will be in 2nd semester. Way to go Key club:)|
|5/16/2017 11:52:48||Wildlife Club||Last night, 5/15/2017||Last night, the Wildlife Club was honored at the Diamondbacks game as a recipient of a $5000 grant to buy a Greenhouse through their School Challenge program. There were over 300 applications and we were 1 of 22 schools selected - pretty spectacular!|
Justice LeVecke, Axel Erickson and I went on the field and were featured on the jumbotron - sporting MP Baseball jerseys courtesy of Coach Denne! Of the 4 schools honored last night, we were the only one to bring students on the field - a memory they will not soon forget. :)
Around 230 students, parents and teachers attended to watch the D-Backs crushed the Mets (sorry Tracy!).
Our students joined the flag lady, tried embarrassingly hard to get on the muscle cam, and could not stop smiling for an awesome night to end the school year that I am so happy and proud to have been a part of!
|5/15/2017 7:53:53||The One Day at a Time club's operation hydration....||All semester long||Our club raised money and bottles of water to give away to the homeless of the valley in combination with Phoenix Rescue Mission's Operation Hydration project. Through the tremendous support of students, staff, family and friends we are currently able to donate more than 10,000 bottles to the cause. |
Currently our little club has 15 members and have donated their time, efforts and 1000's of dollars to help the homeless, less fortunate through our fund raising and giving efforts.
We look forward to next year and having many new members and supporters.
|5/9/2017 16:20:29||3M Reading Challenge participants (both staff and students)||March 1st-April 26th||A team of 84 students and staff at Mountain Pointe read a total of 230,122 pages to take first place in the 2017 3M Reading Challenge. McClintock's team came in 2nd place with 173,258 pages and Marcos took 3rd place with 93,167 pages. Celeste Cannon took 1st place for Mountain Pointe students with a whopping 14,008 pages and Sharon Ash took 1st place out of the staff members with 11,683 pages. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge this year. Mountain Pointe gets to keep the 3M trophy until next year's challenge begins.|
|5/8/2017 8:58:41||Boys and Girls State Track and Field Championships||May 6th||Congratulations to the following athletes who placed top 8 in the State Track and Field Championships.|
Boys 4 x 100 relay - 2nd Place
Girls 4 x 100 relay – 3rd Place
Ciara Bardwell Jones Jr.
Boys High Jump
Kenny Churchwell – 6th Place
Girls High Jump
Jadyn Bruce – 4th Place
Girls Triple Jump
Brittany Patterson – 2nd Place
Chynna Simmons – 6th Place
Girls Long Jump
Chynna Simmons – 5th Place (New School Record)
Brittany Patterson – 7th Place
Boys Shot Put
Matt Pola Mao – 5th Place
Girls Shot Put
Kayleigh Conlon – State Champion
Matt Pola Mao – 7th Place
Kayleigh Conlon – 2nd Place
Girls Team – 4th place
Boys Team – 12th Place
|5/6/2017 13:46:06||LHS Be The Match Swab Drive||Friday, May 5, 2017||Dear Pride,|
Friday’s Language Honor Society 5th annual Be The Match Swab drive was a great success! The LHS kids worked really hard and we swabbed a record 150 people, beating our goal 0f 115! This is the most we have ever swabbed! We also raised $1,225 in a week. This will help us cover the cost of some of the swabs we collected.
I want to thank everyone who helped – all the teachers that swabbed and sent kids from their classes, maintenance who set up our tables and chairs, wonderful support from administration, Deb in the bookstore, senior English teachers who let us speak in their classrooms, my department who covered for me and everyone who donated financially! A special shout-out to the One Day At A Time Club who made a truly generous donation of $200. This was a community coming together and truly we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support!
I am attaching some pictures. Please know that you have all made a difference and that we are saving lives.
Thank you again and have a great last couple of weeks.
|5/3/2017 7:44:04||Hispanic & Latino Student Union||5/2/17||Yesterday, May 2nd we had our third Hispanic & Latino Student Union. We had elections and we now have our officers: President-Leslye Molina, VicePresident-Asaph Paz, Secretary-Rebecca Felix, and Treasurer-Isabella Aguilar. We are very proud of this group of students and are excited for all they will accomplish next school year!|
|5/2/2017 7:49:42||Boys and Girls Track and Field||Wednesday 5/3 and Saturday 5/6||Congratulations to the following athletes who have qualified for this years State Track and Field Championships which will be held Wednesday 5/3 and Saturday 5/6:|
Devin Hasty 4x800 relay, 1600m.
Herbert Speight 4x800 relay, 3200m.
Alexander Graham 4x800 relay
Nathan Reinert 4x800 relay
Kenya Coburn 4x100 relay , 100 hurdles, 100m, 300 hurdles, 4x400 relay
Lilyanna Martinez 100 hurdles
Antwaun Woodberry 4x100 relay,100m., 200m., 400m., 4x400 relay
Malachi Knox 4x100relay,100m, 200m
Brittany Patterson 4x100 relay,100m, 200m, 4x400 relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Nura Muhammad 4x100,100m, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Ciara Bardwell 4x100,100m, 200m, 4x400 relay
Donte Lindsey 4x100, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Kenneth Churchwell 4x100 relay, 200m, High Jump
Jordan Spinks High Jump
Jadyn Bruce High Jump
Jakoby Griffin Long Jump, Triple Jump
Chynna Simmons Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4x100 relay
Catera Lee Triple Jump
Haila Reed Triple Jump
Aeryonne Cooper Long Jump and Javelin
Mathew Pola Shot Put, Discus
Kayleigh Conlon Shot Put, Discus
Alex Ramirez Javelin
Special Congratulations to Kayliegh Conlon for being named a finalist for Athlete of the Year – winner will be announced after the State Championships
|4/26/2017 15:03:18||CONGRESSWOMAN KYRSTEN SINEMA'S|
5TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 9
ART COMPETITION & EXHIBIT
|The Reception and Awards Presentation:Saturday,April29,2017 from 12:30pm to2:00pm||The following students won awards in these categories at CONGRESSWOMAN KYRSTEN SINEMA'S
5TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 9 ART COMPETITION & EXHIBIT. Students from all over CD 9 entered and these student stood out.
-Alexandra Garcia, 1st place in painting category (Samar Waterworth)
-Hanne Ladewig, Best in Show Runner-up(Samar Waterworth)
-Rachel Smart, 2nd place in Digital Art category (Steve Adams)
-Vanissa Washington, 3rd place in mixed media category (Samar Waterworth)
|4/25/2017 18:31:37||Mu Alpha Theta team - Christina Diggs, Maosheng Guo, Mica Stewart, Quyen Pham, and Logan Kenny||Tuesday, April 25th||Mu Alpha Theta team - Christina Diggs, Maosheng Guo, Mica Stewart, Quyen Pham, and Logan Kenny won 1st place out of 13 schools at the Math Marquee Competition at Arizona Cardinals Stadium.|
|4/17/2017 11:18:36||Best Buddies/Life Skills Prom||Saturday, April 8th||We had an fabulous Best Buddies/Life Skills prom on April 8th! We joined with Desert Vista to create a special night at Origami Owl in Chandler. MPHS staff from the Life Skills program and bookstore came together to support students on their special night. The Tempe de Mariachi from Tempe High played for us and they are amazing!|
|4/13/2017 8:48:32||Mel Wendell||5/8/2017||This past weekend Melissa Wendell was named the 2017 FIRST Arizona Regional Robotics Teacher of the Year. As you all know, Mel started the program just a few short years ago and it has grown so fast. The students are getting a great hands on experience working with local engineers and they are competing with the best in the state and the nation.|
Mel was chosen based on the following criteria:
-Models best-practice behavior
-Encourages intellectual curiosity among students
-Demonstrates respect for team members as individuals and group contributors
-Empowers the team to make decisions
-Supports “gracious professionalism” among team members
|3/30/2017 8:56:04||An article by Dr. Corbin came out in AFNews. It talked about how Mountain Pointe PE promotes lifelong physical activity. Here is the link to the article. |
|March 27||Read above|
|3/27/2017 10:59:42||Godelive Sadeki-- Won first place in ASU Poetry Slam||Saturday evening --Godelive performed her slam poem and received perfect 10's in all categories. As the director Dr. Williams stated, "Godelive stole the show!"||See above|
|3/3/2017 12:08:40||Band||March 1||Congratulations to Mountain Pointe tuba player Katie Dietz, who was selected for the Tempe Youth Wind Symphony. She will rehearse with the finest band students from the Tempe and Kyrene schools and perform a concert at the Tempe Center for the Arts on March 30 at 7:30.|
|3/1/2017 9:36:05||Band||February 28, 2017||Please congratulate members of the Wind Ensemble who performed in the ABODA Area Concert Festival yesterday. They received a rating of "Excellent" for their musical performance.|
|3/1/2017 9:07:47||DECA||February 27-28||MPHS DECA was successful at this years State Competition. The following were our winners:|
1st place in the Public Relation Project: Elizabeth Gomez, Mikayla Molina, William Walker.
1st place in the Hospitality & Tourism Operation Research Plan: Ruth Yidnekatchew, Micah Meehan.
Test Medal Winners: Jason Cubias , Antonio West
Please congratulate these students on their remarkable success when you see them.
|2/11/2017 20:05:04||Choir 3-4 "Cantabile"||Saturday, February 11, 2017||On 2/11/17, the Advanced girls chorus "Cantabile" from Mountain Pointe received its first ever Superior rating at NAU Jazz & Madrigal Festival...not only did they break through to get our first "1", but they received superior ratings in all 10 categories!!! Congrats to all of these amazing young women!|
|2/1/2017 21:23:56||Key Club Sponsored Blood Drive on Feb. 1st.||February 1st 2017||Key Club sponsored it's second blood drive of the year with the help of United Blood Services. We had a goal 156 students to sign up to volunteer with a goal of 88 pints of blood to be donated. Unofficially, we met our goal of sign ups and exceeded the goal of 88 pints by 20 pints for a total of 108 pints of blood donated. This saves approximately 324 lives with the wonderful donations from the day. Please congratulate the members of Key club who volunteered their time to work, Bella Ward and Cassie Riggs for organizing the event as well as the front office ladies (Robyn Ramseyer and Joni Villalobos) for all their help in announcements and getting out tickets to the students. We hope to continue our service and donating of time, sweat, tears, and of course...blood:) next year as well. Photos of the event were taken by year book and video productions.|
|2/1/2017 19:38:18||BSU||February 4th||Mountain Pointe's Black Student Union will host the Black History Month celebration at Ironwood public library. The hour and half ceremony will have poetry, dance, singing, as well as an educational component. Please join us at 2.|
|1/30/2017 20:43:16||Black Student Union||February 24||These assemblies help MP students recognize the importance of Black History Month as well as celebrate the beautiful diversity that exists at Mountain Pointe. The first assembly bring students who speak different languages as we celebrate the historical significance of the "I have a Dream" speech. The second assembly identifies the commonalities that our student body shares. Both ceremonies helps students to build celebrates Character at Mountain Pointe as well as Encourages students to be who they are, demonstrate respect for other cultures, and lastly acknowledge the many groups of people that surround them.|
|1/30/2017 8:35:14||band & orchestra||Jan. 28||Please congratulate the following instrumental music students on their acceptance into the AMEA West Region Honor Ensembles. They will participate in the festival and concert in mid-February at Skyline H.S. They will then have the opportunity to audition for All-State Ensembles.|
Jack Kelley, 1st horn
Sarvesh Shrestha, 2nd trombone
Katie Dietz, tuba
Kathleen Holzwarth, viola
Don Basemore, 2nd oboe
Rob Christianson, 4th horn
Aedan Johnston, percussion
|1/29/2017 18:48:34||Theatre||Saturday January 28th.||CAFT- Central Arizona Acting Festival and AIA State One Act Festival |
We competed against 26 central az schools and 540 students.
Three straight Superiors -One Act. Place second out of 19 schools.
Michael Rodriquez and Katelyn Moyers ( Duet musical) Superior
Jamon Pritchett- (monologues) Excellent
Ruben Ayala -( Solo musical) Superior
Katie Corbin and Chance Stokes- (duet musical) Superior
Xavion Grantham, Cedric Beck, Jaden Miller- (group scene) Excellent
Ali Stookey-(monologues) Superior
Ali's monologue scored a perfect score from all three judges!
Michael Williams- (monologues) Superior
All The superiors and the One Act qualify for Nationals in Lincoln Nebraska this summer. This will be our first year attending.. Let the fundraising begin!!!!
|1/17/2017 17:19:42||MPHS DECA||Tuesday January 17th||The AZ DECA District 5 competition came to an end today at the ASU Memorial Union Building. Mountain Pointe DECA had 14 participant with a couple winners as follows:|
Test Medal (top 10%ile)- Antonio West and Zachary Cortez
Automotive Service Marketing Individual- Jason Cubias- 7th overall medal
Hospitality Service Marketing Team- Ruth Yidnekatchew & Micah Meehan 6th overall medal
Sports & Entertainment Marketing Individual- Antonio West- 2nd overall medal
Retail Merchandising Individual- Lauren Young- 3rd overall medal
|12/16/2016 13:18:33||One day at a time club||over the last month||Our club helped raise money to buy toys for children over the holidays|
|12/13/2016 10:47:59||Aya Jamal - Varsity Girls Soccer||12/10/16||Aya Jamal was named AZ Central's Academic All-Star of the Week last week! Here is the info from their website:|
|12/13/2016 10:33:31||The Angel Tree Program||11/16 - 12/5||The Angel Tree program made a significant impact on students from Tempe High, Marcos de Niza, and Mountain Pointe this year as we collected $8,000 worth of gifts and gift cards! |
Thank you to our teachers, students, parents, clubs, and classes for adopting our Angels. There were 180 tags on our tree, and every tag was selected and provided for. Students received items such as microwaves, blankets, shoes, jackets and gift cards. Many of the recipients were moved to tears. Thank you for your generosity Mountain Pointe!
|12/11/2016 20:56:01||Chess Club||Saturday December 10th||The chess club has been working hard this semester and we now have some consistent and motivated players. On Saturday they entered the Bishops Bash and John Marshall took first place as an individual and Mountain Pointe took first place as a school. Roll Pride!!!|
|12/2/2016 13:03:29||24 MP Girls interested in STEM||Friday, December 2nd||24 Latina girls interested in STEM attended the Hermana's STEM conference at South Mountain Community College. They participated in science workshops, town hall meeting, and had an opportunity to meet with representatives from U of A, ASU, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, GCU and several other colleges and universities to learn about admissions to their schools and available programs. Each program was led by volunteers from the technology and science industries.|
|12/1/2016 12:18:31||Clay Club Holiday Sale||Sunday Dec 4 from 9 - 1||Clay Club will be selling unique pottery and artwork at the Ahwatukee Farmer's Market from 9 to 1 on Sunday 12/4. Stop by to pick up some one of a kind gifts for the Holidays! Half of the proceeds go to back to Clay Club.|
|11/26/2016 13:05:47||Boy's and Girl's Cross Country Teams||November 5, 2016||Both teams finished 9th at the Division 1 Cross Country State Championship meet. This is the first time both teams have placed in the top 10 at state since 2007. It is a move up from the 14th and 12th place finishes for the boys and girls, respectively, in 2015. And it is the fourth consecutive move up in state rankings for both teams since Coach Sinclair took the helm in 2013.|
|11/21/2016 10:40:47||Varsity Spiritline||11/19/2016||Clare and I wanted to share with you the AMAZING news about Spiritline from this weekend's competition. (history has been made). |
1) Varsity Showcheer received 3rd place and will be going to NATIONALS for the third time! They are ranked 24th out of 60 teams in Arizona!
2) The All Girl Stunt Team *A team of 5 that stunt for a solid 1:00* received 3rd place and will be the FIRST ALL GIRL STUNT TEAM AT MOUNTAIN POINTE to go to NATIONALS. In addition, they are ranked 11th out of 60 teams in Arizona!
3) Varsity POM received 1st PLACE and will be the FIRST POM TEAM AT MOUNTAIN POINTE to go to NATIONALS.
So please congratulate the following for making history and their great accomplishment:
ALL GIRL STUNT TEAM:
|11/21/2016 10:31:27||Mountain Pointe's Amazing Mountain Bike Team: Sonja Carlson, Kristen Kollus, Louren Lucero, and Taylor Moon||This fall (August-November)||Mountain Pointe's Mountain Bike Team rolled over the competition this fall! Tearing up the competition, our team came in a blistering 5th in state! And making things even better, we beat DV, too! |
How does it get any better, you wonder? Check out the individual results. Blazing a path to glory, Kristen Kollus crushed the competition, taking the ladies’ varsity state title!
But it's not just Kristen's crushing tour de force performance. Sonja Carlson came in a very close 3rd in ladies’ varsity. And speaking of Sonja, get this: Last year she took the state title in ladies’ jv!
Make no mistake about it: Kristen and Sonja are champions. Doing what nobody in the history of Mountain Pointe had ever done, they brought home the gold in mountain biking.
But it's not just Kristen and Sonja who rode well for the Pride. Louren Lucero came in #32 in ladies jv. This is amazing considering she missed 3 of the season's 5 races due to injury. Had she been healthy, she would've come in near the top. And finally, in his first year of racing mountain bikes, Taylor Moon came in a respectable mid-pack in the freshman boys’ division.
All in all, it was a great year! I couldn’t be more proud of how our team did, and I can't wait to see what next year brings! Be a part of the fun, and roll with Mountain Pointe's mountain bike team next year!
Mr. Moon, Mountain Bike Team Sponsor (and Parent of Taylor!)
|11/20/2016 11:59:05||Mountain Pointe Robotics||11/19/16||Mountain Pointe Robotics took three teams to Casa Grande for their vex robotics competition. Two out of the three teams (Pridetronics and Joytronics) made it to the semi finals. The third team, Geared for Girls was apart of the winning alliance and earn tournament champions! Joytronics, lead by Joy Arnold also won the judges award. Congratulations Mountain Pointe Robotics!|
|11/18/2016 19:11:24||Justin Lupoe and Zach Minster, Ceramic 7-8 Students||December 2-4, 2016||Justin Lupoe and Zach Minster both have ceramic pieces in the Tempe Festival of the Arts, which runs in downtown Tempe from December 2-4, 2016. Pieces are for sale and are eligible for cash prizes and awards. Good luck to Justin and Zach!!!!|
|11/18/2016 19:06:42||Dylan Long, Ceramic 7-8 Student||11/18/2016||Dylan's ceramic piece is part of the Clay Biennial Exhibition at Tempe Center for the Arts. The opening reception was Friday 11/18 and the exhibition will be up until December 31, 2016.|
|11/15/2016 9:36:50||Language Honor Society, Wildlife Club, and Environmental Club||11/12/2016||This past Saturday Denise Miller and I took about 30 kids from LHS, the Wildlife Club and the Environmental Club to the Tiger Mountain Spaces of Opportunity Community Garden in South Phoenix. We spent about 5 hours weeding, planting and doing whatever needed to be done:) It was an inspirational day and a pleasure to see our students in action. If you have any questions about Tiger Mountain and the community gardens, please feel free to contact me!|
|11/5/2016 16:49:42||Lionhearts Marching Band||November 5, 2016||Congratulations to the Lionhearts for their strong finish at the ABODA State Marching Band Festival. They capped off their season with final ratings of Superior-Excellent-Excellent for a Silver finish at McClintock on Saturday. Despite illnesses, absences, and a rained out rehearsal this week they performed admirably and in high spirits. The Lionhearts have made remarkable progress this season, considering that many of them were complete beginners this year and/or started after band camp. We are very proud of what they have accomplished and are excited for the prospects of next year's season with added numbers from the revamped CMS program.|
|11/1/2016 11:40:36||Girls Golf||Wednesday||The girls golf team qualified for the state tournament for the 1st time in 5 years. Congrats to Kayla Kelsen, Val Smith, Jocelynn Adamson, Aubrey Coutts, Dominique Cota, Kaitlyn Burton and Sienna Barreras. The tournament starts on Wednesday and Thursday this week.|
|10/31/2016 13:39:46||Lionhearts Marching Band||Oct. 29, 2016||Congratulations to the Lionhearts who performed Saturday in the Mountain View Marching Invitational. They finished with a Silver, out-scoring many bands more than twice their size, and have qualified for State Marching Festival. They will perform next Saturday at 9:00 in the ABODA State Marching Band Festival at McClintock. I was also honored by being named Favorite Director of the festival, for which our students contributed $160! Please congratulate our band students for a job well done, they are very excited. See you in the play-off's!|
|10/16/2016 20:50:37||Robotics||10/15/16||Robotics won the Sanhgi Foundation State FIRST Robotics Championship.|
|9/15/2016 21:54:15||Key Club sponsored Blood Drive||September 14th 2016||We had a goal of 132 sign ups for the blood drive this fall. Our goal of giving blood was 75 total pints of blood. We reached our sign up goal and even had more that wanted to give blood but couldn't find the time. We were able to successful have 100 pints of blood donated which was 133% of our original goal. The kids did awesome with organizing and we are truly looking forward to the next blood drive in February.|
|8/8/2016 14:18:28||MPHS Spiritline JV and Varsity Squads at USA Cheer Camp||July 21-23||This past July The Mountain Pointe Spiritline attended USA Cheer Camp at the Arizona Grand. There were over 20 schools from Arizona. The first night MP Cheer was the first team to receive a Spirit Stick. Throughout the camp The squads set themselves apart with their advanced level stunts and tumbling.|
At the end of camp Jahnay Finklea was 1 of 40 cheerleaders chosen as an All-American and Maddy Deitchman was 1 of 7 cheerleaders selected to audition for USA Staff. Both teams received Superior ratings for their showcase routine performances- the top of their divisions!
|8/5/2016 11:49:12||MP Girls Track and Field - Autumn Smith, Nura Muhammad, Kayliegh Conlon||Over the summer|
Mountain Pointe Girls Track and Field had 5 individual All-Sate Performances - the most of any school - See:
Autumn Smith was named Athlete of the Year by the Az Republic, East Valley Tribune and also won the Athlete of the Year award at the AZ Sport Awards hosted by Carson Palmer - See
|8/4/2016 14:56:55||Lola Fox||Summer 2016||Lola Fox volunteered with an organization called iCanShine at the iCanBike Camp in Phoenix. Lola helped teach kids with special needs how to ride a bicycle. According to Lola's mother, " My daughter, Lola Fox, absolutely loved it. Her rider, Luke is 12 years old and by Thursday he was riding a two wheeler. There were tears for everyone involved. She is already looking forward to do it next year and plans to talk a few friends into doing it with her... Lola was planning to go to NAU with nursing in mind, but this year she is participating in Peer Help (her favorite class) and now she feels that she wants to teach special ed. I truly think she may have found her calling."|
|8/4/2016 11:56:51||Nura Muhammad - Track & Field||7/28/16||Nura place 5th at the National Jr Olympics in the Triple Jump earning All-American status. She jumped 12.21m(40'0.5")|
|5/13/2019 12:31:51||LHS Be The Match Drive||Friday, May 10, 2019|
Friday’s Language Honor Society 7th annual Be The Match Swab drive was a great success! The LHS kids worked really hard and we collected 63 kits and counting! We also raised over $1,000.00 in a week. This will help us cover the cost of some of the swabs we collected.
If you can, please remind seniors who swabbed to please return their kits by mail. If you didn´t have a chance to visit us and would like to order a kit, you can still do so by visiting:
Cure04 to 61474 to get a link
I want to thank everyone who helped – all the teachers that swabbed and sent kids from their classes, maintenance who set up our tables and chairs, wonderful support from administration, everyone in the bookstore, senior English teachers who let us speak in their classrooms, and everyone who donated financially! This was a community coming together and truly we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support!
Please know that you have all made a difference and that we are saving lives.
Thank you again and have a great last couple of weeks.