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Welcome
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 THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 14, 2019
STOP AND NAME FEELINGS:
It’s okay to have strong feelings. But when you have strong feelings, it can be hard to think about what to do. You can get back in control by calming down. The first step is to use a stop signal to catch our own attention and to tell yourself to stop. You might say “Chill out!” “Stop!” or “Relax!” Next use your detective skills to name your feeling. When you recognize your feelings, the thinking part of your brain can start to manage them. Take a moment to decide what stop signal you will use this week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY: Lillie N!!
CONGRATULATIONS: To Niki B who won second place for her artwork in the Verde Valley Fall Festival! Marlee N and Madison L each sold one of their artworks in the same festival.
POPCORN FRIDAY is TOMORROW, and you know what THAT means!! Bring EXTRA money for Popcorn Mix-Ins of your favorite candies!! Just $1 for the popcorn and 50 cents per scoop for toppings!! Stop by after purchasing your bag of popcorn for some M&M's, Candy Corn, skittles, Hot Tamales and MORE!! All proceeds go to Sports at MVP!
MVP SONIC NIGHT: is Monday, November 18 from 5 pm to 8pm. Percentage of all sales goes back to the school!
LOST & FOUND: All items remaining in the lost & found after Tuesday Nov. 26th will be donated over the Thanksgiving Break! Please make sure you gather your things before they are gone for good!!
PLANT LABELS IN THE COURTYARD: 7th Grade is identifying the plants in the courtyard area. Please feel free to read the plant labels, but don't take them. We hope all of MVP learns more about the flora on our campus with this project.
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: 6th - 8th grade students, let's see those ball skills in the first ever 3on3 tournament. Get your team registered!!!! You can register in the office, or on Wednesday 11/20 there will be representatives here on campus at lunchtime to help you get registered. Boys and girls can play! Or everyone just come support your friends!!
Concessions and music. $3 entry and $15 team registration fee.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Good Luck to the girls team playing Away at CES at 4:00 PM. Dismiss at 3:20 PM, Leave at 3:30 PM. Practice Friday 3:45 – 5:15.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Good luck to the A team, Away against Immaculate Conception, at CES, at 5:00 PM. Dismiss at 3:20 PM, Leave at 3:30 PM.
Good luck to the boy’s Developmental team, Home against Verde Christian Academy!
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.
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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