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Welcome
Principal: Kelli Rhoda
School Secretary: Jill Holmes
Attendance Secretary: Kimberly Cox
Office opens at 8:00am
928-649-8144 (phone)

School Begins 8:00am
Release Time K-6 2:30pm 7-8 3:30pm
Wednesday Release Time 1:45
Half Day Release Time 11:30
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE® PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM (PYP)
As an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, Mountain View Preparatory aligns the IB philosophy with Arizona State and Cottonwood Oak Creek District Standards. The IB philosophy is based on the IB Mission Statement and the Learner Profile.

The International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Program (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development. At the heart of the program’s philosophy is a commitment to structured, purposeful inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning.

Our international focus teaches students about their own community and forges links to the world. The curriculum invites students to discover the interdependence of local, national and world cultures, builds an appreciation of diverse perspectives, and encourages active participation in our global society. Each child learns about the world through inquiry based on science and social studies, mathematics and language arts standards. These units encourage students to delve more deeply into transdisciplinary themes exploring: Who we Are; Where We Are in Place and Time; How We Express Ourselves; How the World Works; How We Organize Ourselves; and How We Share the Planet.
Emergency Closing & Adverse Weather Conditions
In the event of a closing prior to school hours or an adverse weather day, radio station KVRD-105.7 FM or KYBC-1600 AM will make any announcement concerning an emergency closing. Such announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

If adverse weather or an Emergency closing occurs during school hours, every effort will be made to contact all parents by phone using the automated School Messenger System It is important that the school be given emergency phone numbers as well as the home phone number.

IB Transdisciplinary Themes & Program of Inquiry

about 1 month ago

The IB Primary Years Program is distinguished by its inclusion of six transdisciplinary themes.

These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues across the curriculum. These in-depth inquiries relate to the world beyond the school and are relevant and engaging. Students who learn in this way begin to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as learners and become actively involved with their education. They are expected to work in a variety of ways, on their own and in groups, to allow them to learn to their best advantage. Each theme is addressed each year by all students, and units of study last for several weeks. (Students in Pre-Kindergarten engage with four of the themes each year.)

Transdisciplinary Themes

 

              Who We Are                     

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.


         Where We Are in Place and Time

Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

         How We Express Ourselves           

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways n which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.


         How The World Works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological0 and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

          How We Organize Ourselves         

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.


                Sharing The Planet


Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.


 

 

 



IB Approaches to Learning/Transdisciplinary Skills

about 1 month ago

The skills that our students need to succeed in our constantly changing world:  Thinking Skills, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Self-management Skills, and Research Skills.

                                       IB Approaches to Learning

                                               



Daily Announcements
MVP ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
USING SELF TALK:
This is another great week for learning at our school. An important skill for learning is using self-talk. Self-talk means talking to ourselves in a quiet voice or in our heads. Self-talk can help us stay on task and focus attention. Think about what self-talk you might use if you were trying to remember directions your teacher gave you. Remember to use self-talk today when you need to stay focused and on task!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY: Kelsey L, Odin M!!
TODAY’S UV INDEX IS 7 = HIGH. Protection against sun damage is needed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen SPF 30+ and wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical. Reduce your exposure to the sun’s most intense UV radiation by seeking shade during midday hours.
NO GOLF PRACTICE TODAY
VOLLEYBALL: B team ONLY practice from 3:45 to 5:00. No Volleyball practice TODAY for the A team.
CROSS COUNTRY: Practice from 4:15 to 5:45, but there will NOT be transportation.
CHOIR PRACTICE: Fridays, 2:30-3:30
Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s World…..Pledge of Allegiance ……Moment of silence…

IB Key Concepts

about 1 month ago

IB Key Concepts

IB Learner Profile

about 1 month ago

The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.  Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are: