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Principal: Kelli Rhoda
School Secretary: Kimberly Cox
Attendance Secretary: Monica Olesky
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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago

IB Key Concepts
Daily Announcements
MVP ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY
DECEMBER 6, 2019
MANAGING LEARNING CHALLENGES:
Using our Calming-Down Steps helps us be better learners! There are many opportunities to practice your calming-down skills at school. You may have a strong feeling when you have to wait, or when you make a mistake, or when you have trouble finishing a difficult task. These are perfect moments to practice using your stop signal, naming your feeling, and calming down. When staff and students at our school calm down our emotions, it helps us all learn.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY: Madeline W!!
OVER THE WEEKEND: Vaughn H!!
GOOD MORNING STUDENTS! This week starting Wednesday, December 4th through Friday, December 6th, is our Penguin Patch Holiday Shop! Your teacher has signed your class up for one of these days - so don't forget to bring money on that day so that you can buy surprise gifts for your loved ones! The Penguin Patch will have gifts that cost as little as .25 cents and up to $12, so you should be able to find something for everyone on your list!
BREAKFAST KICK OFF: Kick off your day by eating school breakfast and be entered into a drawing for a small prize. Students that eat school breakfast EVERY DAY during the breakfast Kick Off will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a football autographed by Carson Palmer - Arizona Cardinal’s quarterback from 2013-2017. The grand prize will be awarded on Friday, December 20th. Don’t forget to draft your classmates to eat with you in the cafeteria!
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Practice 3:45 to 5:15
TODAY’S UV INDEX IS 3 = MODERATE. Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. Reduce your exposure to the sun's most intense UV radiation by seeking shade during midday hours.
CHOIR PRACTICE: Fridays at 2:30.
Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s World…..Pledge of Allegiance ……Moment of silence…

IB Learner Profile

4 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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