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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
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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

7 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

7 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

7 months ago

IB Key Concepts
Daily Announcements
MVP ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 14, 2020
MAKING AMENDS:
Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. When you hurt someone’s feelings, it’s important to take responsibility. Taking responsibility means admitting what you did, apologizing, and offering to make the situation better. This is called making amends. It can be hard to take responsibility, but it’s the right thing to do, and it helps everyone feel better. This week, if you make a mistake, remember to find a way to make amends.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY: Ryden C, Michael K, Lydia M, Calhan S!!
OVER THE WEEKEND: Malaki N, Jalen C, Leauna D, Marlee N, Bailey P!!
FOCUS ZONE IS CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK!
ATTENTION ALL SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE GENIUS HOUR PARTICIPANTS: The projects presented for the COMPETITION were AMAZING!!! Congratulations to all of you that participated. Your ideas were creative and interesting! If you presented your project to Mr. Schumacher, the principal at Cottonwood Community School, you were a finalist! Congratulations to all of you that participated.
The final winners were... In seventh grade, Hope C won first place and is the recipient of $200.00. In eighth grade, Matthew R won first place and is the recipient of $200.00!
Congratulations to the winners and participants!
GOOD LUCK TO OUR BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS: Playing in the tournament today!
SOFTBALL: Girls will need to ride ROADRUNNER 3:30 bus to Riverfront fields any time there is practice or a game. Do not ride Cactus Mouse.
TRACK: will begin at CCS on February 18th. Athletes will ride the 3:30 Road Runner bus to CCS. Make sure to have physicals and packets turned in before February 18th. If you are planning on joining track, come to the office for an informational letter!
TODAY’S UV INDEX IS 4 = 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.
TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS: Are closed! Look for a list of participants in the office, library, and music room. Thank you to all the Risk Takers who came to try out!
CHOIR PRACTICE: No practice this week due to early release on Friday.
Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s World…..Pledge of Allegiance ……Moment of silence…

IB Learner Profile

7 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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