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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.

IB Transdisciplinary Themes & Program of Inquiry

21 days 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

21 days 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
AUGUST 19, 2019
BEING RESPECTFUL:
One rule we have here at our school is “Be Respectful”. Being respectful helps everyone feel welcome and safe. When we act respectfully, we listen carefully to each other, help each other, and try to understand how someone else feels. When we speak respectfully, we use friendly words and say please and thank you. We don’t call other people names. This week, think about how you can act and speak in respectful ways in the classroom, hallway, lunchroom, and out at recess.
NO BIRTHDAYS TODAY
BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE Band will be held before school at DDB this year, for students 4th - 8th grade. Dates and times are different. Get a paper from the office or from Mrs. McDowell.
MVP SINGERS CHOIR TRYOUTS are open for grades 3-6. Get a permission slip from Mrs. McDowell and bring it to our first rehearsal after school on FRIDAY, August 23rd.
TODAY’S UV INDEX IS 10 = EXTREME. Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade.
Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s World…..Pledge of Allegiance ……Moment of silence…

IB Key Concepts

21 days ago

IB Key Concepts

IB Learner Profile

19 days 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: