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Principal: Kelli Rhoda
School Secretary: Kimberly Cox
Attendance Secretary: Monica Olesky
Office opens at 8:00am
928-649-8144 (Main Office Phone)
Health Aide: Sarah Garrett
928-649-8146 (Health Aide Office)

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
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

6 months 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

6 months 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


IB Key Concepts

6 months ago

IB Key Concepts
Daily Announcements
JANUARY 17, 2020
The final Problem-Solving Step is P: Pick the best solution! Once you have named the positive and negative consequence of each solution you thought of, you can pick the solution that works best. It’s easy to remember our Problem-Solving Steps because they spell the word “step,” S,T,E,P. Using the Problem-Solving Steps will help you get along better with your friends and family. This week, if you have a problem, remember to STEP it up and use the Problem-Solving Steps.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY: Yaretzi A, Danya C, Zianya F, Liam O, Gavin W!!
STUDENTS - please do not bring blankets to school. Thank you.
LOST & FOUND: All items remaining in the lost & found after Friday January 17th will be donated over the weekend! Please make sure you gather your things before they are gone for good!!
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SOFTBALL, BASEBALL, TRACK OR SOCCER: Need to complete a physical and athletic packet before trying out. More information on tryouts will be coming. Get your paperwork completed!

ATTENTION 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE BOYS! If you are interested in trying out for the boy’s baseball team this spring, plan on attending a parent meeting this Thursday, Jan. 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the MVP gym.

ATTENTION ATHLETES: Who already have a physical and athletic packet on file and are planning to play softball, baseball, soccer, or track need to contact Mrs. Tuell to let her know to transfer your information to the next sport.

SOCCER TRYOUTS: For 7th and 8th grade boys and girls will be February 3rd and 4th from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. Please bring water and make sure to wear your shin guards and cleats. You must have a completed physical and athletic packet turned in to attend tryouts.

CULINARY COMPETITION FOR GRADES 1-5: Hey MVP students! Are there any aspiring chefs out there? Well, you can showcase your skills by participating in the upcoming Future Chefs culinary competition! Fill out an entry form with your recipe to “Reimagine Your Favorite School Lunch Meal”, and you’ll be in the running to compete in a live competition at Dr. Daniel Bright School on Wednesday, March 4TH. Check in the cafeteria or ask your teacher for entry forms and more details. As an added bonus, the winner of this event will have their recipe entered into a National Competition, with the chance to win even more great prizes! Good luck!
TODAY’S UV INDEX IS 2 = LOW. You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+. In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.
TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS: For grades 3 – 8 will be held in February! Start preparing your act now!
CHOIR PRACTICE: Fridays at 2:30. Choir enrollment is OPEN in January! See Mrs. McDowell for details!
Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s World…..Pledge of Allegiance ……Moment of silence…

IB Learner Profile

6 months 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:

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