Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the Mountain Valley Family https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wC4GgFF6aHpL6hikOf3qypvA2rbWFQUc
Two updates for members of the Mountain Valley Community. First, if you are traveling outside of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont for the holiday you will need to have a negative COVID test or quarantine for 14 days before returning to MVHS. Second, beginning Monday the 30th all in-person 9th graders will be attending Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This will add 35-40 students. We are able to do this and stay within the state COVID 19 guidelines. If you have any questions please contact the high school. Have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving we appreciate all of our students and families for your support during these challenging times. #FalconsFly #FalconsMaskUp
As I wrap up my fourth year as your Superintendent, I am reflecting on how thankful I am to be a part of RSU 10. I am proud of our District and how hard all of our staff are working to continue our quest to do better for our students. Everyday I see staff and students striking that balance between being healthy and safe and being present in-person and participating virtually. What a challenge this has been for all of us! As we continue our work to be better with remote learning we also are seeking ways to allow students to be in-person learning for more time and have more students move from fully remote to in-person. This is being considered by each school individually. PLEASE continue following our guidelines to stay healthy and safe! Help us keep Oxford County Green!! Happy Thanksgiving! Deb Alden
Wednesday, November 18th at 10am! FREE FOOD BOX at MVHS 2nd Entrance. More details: https://5il.co/n3ha
The 1st quarter is in the books and the progress reports are in the mail. You should be receiving your child's 1st quarter progress report by Friday. If you have any questions please contact your child's teachers, guidance, or the main office. #FalconsFly #FalconsMaskUp
Virtual campus visit of Southern Maine Community College on Wednesday, November 4, from 3-5 PM This is a direct link to the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQddJrr7SWHMSjPVoJdEG0vYTKMMVVu6ElFRCg61euLGw2fQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
MVHS is having work done on the back entrance this Thursday and Friday. We are asking all students and parents to use the 1st entrance for parking and student drop-offs on those days. The back entrance will be re-opened on Monday. #FalconsFly #FalconsMaskUp
Update: The food boxes are gone!
FREE food boxes! Wednesday October 28th starting at 9:30am at Mountain Valley High School (2nd driveway student parking lot) till all the boxes are gone. This will be a drive thru food distribution. Please stay in your car. Food boxes will have 12 pounds of produce, 5 pounds of meat, and 5 pounds of dairy, and accompanied by a gallon of 2% milk.
The next scheduled campus visit with University of Maine Orono on Wednesday, October 28, from 3-5 PM. This is a direct link to the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYseWL3uNAxCiSRLlpSeNnXjfW0RDvBKLl1hWoxJL-kxXbdw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Celebrate National Principals Month with me this October! Check out www.principalsmonth.org for activity ideas. #ThankAPrincipal
An opportunity for a virtual college admissions tour of UMF. Here is the registrations link: http://focustrainingedu.com/maine Historically MVHS students have been very successful at UMF #FalconsFly #GoBeavers
Virtual tour of Husson University Wednesday, October 21, from 3-5 PM! Fill out this registration form as soon as possible. Direct link to the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfN9D6Ip91ZGOjCh_4Kp93S8hyj9L4MH8W0pdLg0SdjaHb04A/viewform?usp=sf_link
Pre-screening for school in-person attendance As of Friday, October 16, 2020 RSU 10 will no longer be using MyMed Bot for Pre-screening to come to school. Instead we ask everyone to follow these Pre-screening questions found at this link: https://5il.co/m1yc If you have any questions please contact your school nurse. Thank you!
Thomas College is hosting several events this fall to help students begin to explore various career and degree pathways. Education 10/20, Business 10/28, Technology 10/29 Registration page for these events: https://www.thomas.edu/virtual-events/. Space is limited.
Here's a great opportunity for our Seniors to get a virtual tour of UMF: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfumqk62UHu4xQiAKof4ObG7j01Hx0lvDB5j9p_h3A_Su87Rg/viewform?gxids=7757
Please complete the Community Survey on Racism at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TC9pObWgNpTuma50HKyhKA1QzNEWZJp5BsVBFl6OK8Y/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true
A virtual tour of the University of Southern Maine. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h04ApqZko1dzBuYU128xdmRHs42jFTvS/view
Please see the Updated Return to School Handbook at this link and note the Yellow highlighted changes: https://5il.co/lr01
Here's a great opportunity for our kids to virtually explore careers in the trades. Anyone can logon and view the wide variety of options out there for our kids. #FalconsMaskUp #FalconsFly https://newventuresmaine.org/programs/build-your-career/totally-trades-2/
Virtual college tour of the University of Southern Maine September 30 from 3-5 pm: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdP3NMMo8Gl0YSzO3eJMmX9i8COuAJ0ZolJht2_cWMcZgc9Q/viewform?gxids=7757
Starting Monday (9/28) MVHS is going remote. Monday and Tuesday the Blue and Remote-C cohorts will be live following the bell schedule. Silver and Remote-D cohorts will have independent work posted in Google Classroom. This will be reversed on Thursday and Friday. #FalconsMaskUp
View our MV Region Fall meal delivery schedule, starting Monday, September 28th here: https://5il.co/lgkc
Below are resources to help parents and students with technology. We will offer a virtual parent training on technology for elementary schools this Friday, 9/25 at noon. A Zoom link will be sent out. Elementary School Parent Remote Learning Resources https://5il.co/lcfz MS/HS Parent Remote Learning Resources https://5il.co/lcg0
Falcon Fans the following is a message we received this morning (Friday): Out of an abundance of caution we will be suspending athletics and co-curricular activities as of today in RSU 10. At this point, with the additional positive Covid-19 cases in our communities and more testing results to come we need to reduce exposure. I am so sorry for our students who have been awesome with all of the pandemic requirements! We will re-evaluate this situation next Friday. Please stay safe and make good choices, Deb Alden Superintendent of Schools We understand how hard this is. Our kids have been fantastic and done everything we asked. We all need to continue to do our part so we can get back on the field. Wash your hands, wear a mask and practice social distancing! #FalconsFly
An instructional video for parents to access PowerSchool/Unified Classroom. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oj1fxJz4ilObkhPfhfzNENoxvXnbNhvZ/view?usp=sharing
COVID BASICS · Wash Hands, Wear Masks, Keep Distance, Stay Home if you are Sick To minimize guests in the building, parents will only be allowed to drop off academic materials we are not delivering food drop offs. Homeroom advisors have handed out forms that need to be completed by parents. Please turn these in to your homeroom advisor asap. If you become sick during the school day, you will be required to report to our nurse, room 106. Sophomores: Return your class ring order by 9/22. Seniors: Return your graduation packet by 9/22. You will be able to transition between classes outside by traveling through the senior garden only. This will be an opportunity to take your mask off. GUIDANCE: There will be virtual College Fairs on Sept. 13th, Oct. 12th, Oct. 18th and Nov. 8th. To sign up go to: nacacfairs.org/virtual-students. SPORTS The visitors locker room will be open from 7:45-8:10 for students to store sports bags. It will be opened again from 1:05-1:25 to collect these bags.
Dear Parent/Guardian, The RSU #10 Nutrition Program now has a convenient online Free and Reduced meal Application process . Even though meals through December 31st are at no cost, our school still needs to process meal applications for meal eligibility. Please feel free to contact the Nutrition office at 369-5560 X 8227 if you have questions regarding the online process. Thank you, School Nutrition Parent Letter: https://5il.co/kzr6 NutriCloud Flyer: https://5il.co/kzr5
Here is a link to a video for setting up your new laptop: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DCOF3ftBGfSq9pMqVu_NfGutVGoOSJRQ/view?usp=sharing
If you're a Junior or Senior and would like to take the PSAT or SAT on 10/14 for free you need to contact either your homeroom teacher or the guidance office by the end of the day today.
STUDENT NOTICES 09/11//20 COVID BASICS · Wash Hands · Wear Masks – make sure it covers your mouth and nose · Keep Distance – follow the traffic patterns, stay to the right · Stay Home if you are Sick Doors open at 7:45, if you arrive to school earlier than that, we will have picnic tables outside when we receive them. Today we will have an extended homeroom to review PBIS and procedures. REMOTE STUDENTS: If you haven't already, please request electives classes using this form before Friday at Noon. http://tinyurl.com/MVElectives To minimize guests in the building, parents will only be allowed to drop off academic materials or extra curricular materials. Homeroom advisors have handed out forms that need to be completed by parents. Please turn these in to your homeroom advisor asap. Region 9 students: Lunch bags will be offered for students attending Region 9. If you would like a bag lunch, you will have to notify the kitchen staff a day or 2 before you need one. Any student that does not have a class listed for any period, please report to the gym. If you become sick during the school day, you will be required to report to our nurse, room 106. Laptops will be distributed today to those that have turned in all forms. SENIORS: When you have completed the Josten’s packet, please turn it in to Debbie. SOPHOMORES: If you are purchasing a class ring, please turn the packet in to Debbie. You will be able to transition between classes outside by traveling through the senior garden only. This will be an opportunity to take your mask off. Mask Break Areas are located in the main lobby and 2nd floor by rooms 201 & 202. GUIDANCE: Seniors who would like to take the SAT and Juniors who would like to take the PSAT should make that request through your homeroom advisor. SAT’s and PSAT’s will be held on Wed., 10/14 here at MVHS. Students will need to provide your own transportation to and from school. SPORTS The visitors locker room will be open from 7:45-8:10 for students to store sports bags. It will be opened again from 1:05-1:25 to collect these bags.
Here is the link for our Remote Learners to sign up for electives: https://tinyurl.com/MVElectives Please complete and submit this form before 9/16.
Picture Days are 9/11 and 9/14. They will be set up in the cafeteria. We are asking Region 9 students to come in from 7:45-8:30 for pictures and remote learners to come in from 9:00 to 10:00AM. https://lifetouch.com/sweepstakes/
STUDENT NOTICES 09/10//20 Silver Day COVID BASICS · Wash Hands · Wear Masks – make sure it covers your mouth and nose · Keep Distance – follow the traffic patterns, stay to the right · Stay Home if you are Sick Doors open at 7:45. On Friday, 09/11, we will have an extended homeroom to review PBIS and procedures. To minimize guests in the building, we will only allow the drop off academic materials. No food or Dunkin' drop offs. Lifetouch will be 9/11 and 9/14 for school pictures. These will be held in the cafeteria. Remote students can come in for picture from 9-10AM. Homeroom advisors will be handing out forms that need to be completed by parents. Please turn these in to your homeroom advisor asap. Region 9 students: If you would like a bag lunch, you will have to notify the kitchen staff a day or 2 before you need one. Any student that does not have a class listed for any period, please report to the gym. If you become sick during the school day, you will be required to report to our nurse, room 106. Laptops will be distributed tomorrow for the Silver Cohort and Monday for the Blue Cohort. Josten’s dropped off packets for Senior caps n gowns and Sophomore class rings. Order forms are to be returned to the office by 9/22. Mask Break Areas are located in the main lobby and 2nd floor by rooms 201 & 202. GUIDANCE: Seniors who would like to take the SAT and Juniors who would like to take the PSAT should make that request through your homeroom advisor. SAT’s and PSAT’s will be held on Wed., 10/14 here at MVHS. Students will need to provide your own transportation to and from school. SPORTS The visitors locker room will be open from 7:45-8:10 for students to store sports bags. It will be opened again from 1:05-1:25 to collect these bags.
Please return all Free and Reduced lunch forms by 9/18. Completing and returning these forms helps our school and district compete for grants and allows us to continue to offer Free Breakfast, Lunch and Super-Snack for all students.
The 2020-2021 school year begins tomorrow for the Blue cohort and Thursday for the Silver cohort. All students received a mailing listing their cohort. If you can't remember your cohort, you can find it on Power-School, or by calling MVHS first thing in the morning. We're asking all students to follow 4 basic rules: Wash your hands, Wear a mask, Keep your distance and Stay home if you're sick. We are excited to kick-off this school year. #FalconsFLy
Picture Days at MVHS are 9/11 and 9/14. Please check out this link for more information: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/
The September 2020 Student/Family Remote Learning Expectations Handbook is here! https://5il.co/kiuh * The Table of Contents is clickable. * Information may be updated * More training videos will be coming
Class of 2021 Face Mask Fundraiser https://320ink.printavo.com/merch/mountain-valley-high-school-face-cover-store
We are looking forward to getting back to school here in RSU 10. Teachers will be here next week and everyone will be busy putting all the finishing touches together for a healthy and safe beginning of the school year. I wanted to send a reminder found at this link: https://5il.co/jhuq regarding the six(6) requirements from the MDOE for coming to our school buildings. For more information please go to the doe.maine.gov website and review the Framework for Re-opening Schools.
Attention Parents! In an effort to get class rosters, schedules, staffing and bus routes completed we need to ask for no additional changes to registration for in-person vs. remote learning after today. Your cooperation will help us be ready for the start of our school year! Thank you, Deb Alden
Please check out the up to date changes to the Parent/Student Handbook at this link! https://5il.co/jxra
OOPS!! Wrong number for Nurses interested in working in RSU 10 - MVMS Correct number is 369-5560!! Hope you will still call if interested!!
Good Afternoon RSU 10 is desperately looking for a Nurse or Nurses to cover services in Mountain Valley Middle School from September through December 22. This would be on days and times students are in attendance. 7:45-1:00 M, T, Th, F -not on Wednesdays! If interested please call 369-6650. Spread the Word!!
Reminder -- Virtual Community Staff Forum Mtg TODAY 6:00 - 8:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83952615644 Meeting ID: 839 5261 5644
This video will help explain how to complete the Returning to School Registration form. Thank you! https://youtu.be/RbHTp2OzWMU
A great option for some of our students who would like to earn college credit while still in high school: https://machias.edu/earlycollege/?mc_cid=66471ebc68&mc_eid=f2f3c0102c
A great opportunity to celebrate diversity and the contributions people of color have made to our great state. One of our very own educators,Adelaide Solomon-Jordan, is highlighted as part of this news article.https://www.wmtw.com/article/vision-2020-projects-aim-to-honor-black-and-brown-mainers/33462112
RSU 10 is collecting preliminary information about returning to school this fall. By completing the survey, you are not making a commitment to in-person or remote learning, just sharing your current feelings. There is space in the form to give information for up to three children. If you have more kids than that in RSU 10 schools, please complete the form more than once. Thanks for your input! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfM0V5vWjY5D5VHigYlFINBnTJNVzaoKLV5Vi6AKSlYHyXg4g/viewform
https://5il.co/iiq1 7/21/20 - Update from DOE regarding the MINIMUM requirements to return to learning in schools
Here is a link to our districts progress towards returning to school: https://www.rsu10.org/o/rsu10/page/returning-to-school
Parents/Guardians - Here is a link that should work even without a Google email! https://forms.gle/BkJZpWCBNM5zCC737
Parents and Guardians - Please complete the short Transportation Questionnaire at this link! Thank you!! https://forms.gle/EFJs4rC2dDomMQtU6
At the link you will find the latest from the Governor’s office regarding return to school planning and information. We will be watching our area closely for the “Green, Yellow, Red” zone indications. We would want to be a “Green” designation Aug. 7 moving forward to consider a return to school. As our 4 Committees meet we will put out more information. Additionally, look for more surveys with specific questions to assist us in our preparations. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/protect-health-students-staff-mills-administration-provides-public-health-guidance-financial
At the link you will find the latest from the Governor’s office regarding return to school planning and information. We will be watching our area closely for the “Green, Yellow, Red” zone indications. We would want to be a “Green” designation Aug. 7 moving forward to consider a return to school. As our 4 Committees meet we will put out more information. Additionally, look for more surveys with specific questions to assist us in our preparations. 7/17/20 - Latest Info. from Governor's Office
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainefamilysurvey MDOE Family survey about returning to school in the fall. Please take a moment to complete.
https://5il.co/hy1d Here is the link to the latest MDOE update regarding a survey coming regarding the return to School!
https://5il.co/hsdd Here is the link to the latest release from MDOE regarding the reopening of schools!
Maine Principal's Association releases guidance for High School Athletics as our High Schools work with coaches, athletes and parents to develop safe workout and conditioning plans https://5il.co/hsbz
In honor of Juneteenth and the work that we, in the RSU 10 community, must do!! Let's learn and improve together...please take a moment to read the following https://5il.co/he67
If you have not picked up your locker contents, please come in anytime Monday - Friday between 8am - 2pm to collect your belongings. Chromebook drop-off Juniors 6/8, Sophomores 6/9 and Freshmen 6/10. Thank You #falconsfly
The School Day SAT test that was supposed to take place in April 2020, for thecurrent juniors, has been postponed to October 14, 2020. The Class of 2021 will betaking this School Day SAT test, which is required by the State of Maine.There is NO CHARGE to take this test. MVHS will also be offering an SAT test on Saturday August 29, 2020 for those of you who would like to take more than one SAT test before you start applying to colleges. Students usually start applying to colleges later in the fall. You can register for the August 29th SAT test now by signing into your CollegeBoard account at collegeboard.org. In addition to the August and October SAT tests MVHS will also be offering SAT tests in October, November & December. Please note that there is a fee for the Saturday SAT tests unless you qualify for free & reduced lunch. Contact Ms. Fortin (email@example.com), in Guidance, to find out if you qualify for an SAT test fee waiver. It is important to note that all of this information is current as of today and because of COVID-19 things could change. You will be updated if there are any changes along the way.
Free tuition for college courses at UMF for MVHS students this summer: https://www.umf.maine.edu/admissions-aid/early-college-courses/
The University of Maine System Admission departments hopes that you and your family are staying healthy during this challenging time with the pandemic that is affecting all of our lives. As schools and universities are shut down across the state we want to provide an opportunity for you and your current students to learn more about the public Universities in the great state of Maine. We recognize that students may be facing unique challenges during the current pandemic including not being able to visit college campuses. The University of Maine System will be offering a Zoom session on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30pm to provide updates on new initiatives at our universities, the admissions process, and how we will be supporting students and their families as they work through the college selection process. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your students. If you would like to register for the event please complete the registration form and we look forward to seeing you on May 28th.
A special graduation message from the Maine Department of Education: https://www.maine.gov/doe/classof2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uVYbHyNYN0&feature=youtu.be
Central Maine Community College is offering the class of 2020 free tuition for select summer course offerings. If you are interested please contact CMCC and thanks to CMCC for offering this wonderful gift to our seniors. #FalconsFly #CMCCMustangs
ONLINE FINANCIAL AID SESSIONS: Thinking about your family's future higher education? Now is a good time to learn more about Financial Aid & Higher Education Financing We hope that you and your family are safe and doing okay. As we look to a brighter future, FAME is here to help and provide information to families and students so you can be more prepared when things return to some sense of normal. Earning a degree or certificate is an important financial and personal investment. But many students and families wonder how to navigate the financial aid process and pay for college. Please join FAME for one of our online Financial Aid and Higher Education Financing session (also known as a Financial Aid Night). During a Financial Aid and Higher Education Financing session you'll learn more about: The financial aid process and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Types of financial aid and tools for comparing financial aid offers Strategies to minimize college costs Impact of current events on the financial aid process These sessions will be offered via Zoom webinar and provide the same content as our regular in-person sessions. The webinars will be held: Thursday, May 14 at 2:00 PM – register me Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 PM – register me You will receive a confirmation once registered. You can join your session via your computer, Zoom app (which you’ll need to download), or by calling in via telephone. These sessions will be hosted by a member of FAME's College Access team. There will be the opportunity to ask questions of a FAFSA expert.
In recognition of May 1, 2020 being designated National School Lunch Heroes Day, Governor Janet Mills and the Department of Education have created a special thank you video for school nutrition teams, volunteers and all school staff across Maine. https://youtu.be/vY1wKGXAfdI
COVID-19 RESOURCE: Stress & Coping https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
The Finance Authority of Maine is hosting a FAFSA information night online tomorrow night for Juniors across the state. Here is the link: https://www.famemaine.com/events/categories/financial-aid-night/?fbclid=IwAR1pykXNf8N8FK6EXNPVeL876HBJvMx-cYwGv_CJJYAsVmiyVJ2jY3s5ep4
.Students struggling with PowerSchool/Unified Classroom make sure you are logging in with your school Gmail. Students can call or email the Help Desk for support with technical issues: - Help Desk: 369-5560 ext. 7700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org #FalconsFly
MVHS is moving ahead with planning for Class Night on 6/10 and Graduation on 6/11. To complete those ceremonies we need the following: If you are planning a performing at Class Night please send a video of the performance to Mrs. Simmons and Mr. Prescott. All performances this year will need to be on video. If you haven't submitted a Senior Slide please make one and send it to Mrs. Gamble and Ms. Russell. If you need help making it they can help you. If you would like to give the Farewell Address to the Underclassmen, the Underclassman Farewell to Seniors or the Graduation Address please send an email to Mr. Bailey and Mr. Carver. If you would like to be a Host for Class Night Please send an email to Mr. Aylward.
Hello MVHS Seniors, you have all received an email from Mr. Gilbert with a link to a guidance survey. This survey is used to help Guidance assist you with transition to life after high school. It also provides our scholarship committee with information to select scholarship recipients. Please complete this survey as soon as possible if you want to be considered for a school based scholarships. Go Falcons!
If you need help with social and emotional support NAMI Maine is there for you. https://www.namimaine.org/page/teentextline
MVHS will hold a Facebook Live town-hall style meeting on Wedensday 4/29/20 at 5:00PM. If you have any questions please email them to MGilbert@rsu10.org prior to the meeting and we will try to answer them. #BeSafeStayHealthy #FalconsFly
Distance Learning Spirit Week Day 5! Thanks to all of the organizers and participators! Remember next week is April Break. Thanks to our nutrition, custodial staff and volunteers, meals will still be served on Tuesday and Friday 4/21 and 4/24! Take care everyone!
Day 5 Distance Learning Spirit Day! We made it!! Thanks you to the organizers and participators! Remember next week is April Break. Thanks to our Nutrition, Custodial staff and volunteers, meals will be available on Tuesday and Friday 4/21, 4/24!! Take care everyone!
Due to power and internet outages, we are postponing our regularly scheduled board meeting tonight 4/13. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.
So I wonder how many students out there caught the spelling errors on my sign this morning??? If you did, you get a gold star today!! HeaLth care workers are our HeroEs. This is a lesson for us all to slow down and concentrate more on what we are doing!! 😉
Here are more scholarships that are available: Daughters of Isabella-Deadline 5/1: Call Guidance for Application. American Legion Children & Youth Scholarship-Deadline 5/1: www.mainelegion.org Edwin and Eleanor Swain Scholarship Fund-Deadline 5/1: www.mainecf.org Educators for Maine Program-Deadline 5/1: www.famemaine.com MAEA Senior Art Scholarship-Deadline 5/1. http://www.aeforme.org Maine Blue Collar Scholarship Fund-Deadline 4/15: https://mainebluecollar.com Maine State Legislative Memorial Scholarship-Deadline 5/1: www.mesfoundation.com
We thank our Nutrition staff and others helping make meal delivery possible. Please follow the protocols that are in place and have been recommended in the following: https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=2f443d9db0&e=54403a2977
Keeping you informed: Yearbooks arrive around the 3rd week in May and after one final check of the book to make sure they are in good condition we are still planning on an assembly to distribute them. #BeSafeStayHealthy #FalconsFLy
MVHS is relying heavily on technology to deliver instruction during this time. One of the biggest tools our school is using is Google Classroom. Here is a link to a YouTube Google Classroom parent tutorial: https://youtu.be/2Iowi-gmbys #FalconsFly
Before MVHS shut down the newspaper staff was putting together the finishing touches on the latest edition of the school paper. Here is a link to the paper, I hope you enjoy it. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NNDAroIqUwgdEd9T38OcNRMVEha6p5ViECi7U8hFvm4/edit?usp=sharing
With the move towards teachers using Google Classroom for distance learning, it is important that both students and parents have a clear understanding of how it works. Here is a link to a YouTube tutorial which might help everyone. https://youtu.be/2Iowi-gmbys
Message from Commissioner of Education. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=90e6fe9345&e=54403a2977
Mr. Greene's facebook support page is up and running, take a look: https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Greenes-MVHS-FB-page-111069487191085/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARABfPW7v715zzdZTOVjBJeQ608gtUYdAGPEMDbWsuSPCDmzXoO-55h0G291h_v76pP6QpB7x8arA_MU Any student looking for a challenge while we have some time away here's an interesting link: https://qz.com/1821327/450-free-ivy-league-university-courses-you-can-take-online/
Today MVHS will be open from 9-1 for students to pick up technology, assignments and personal belongings. We would like to see Seniors from 9-10, Juniors 10-11, Sophomores 11-12 and Freshmen 12-1. Byron residents needing internet services should call 1-866-347-3292 Broadband Blue
The RSU 10 Board asked the Department of Education for a waiver for 5 school days. This would allow us to NOT have to add these days in June. They also agreed to allow "Remote Learning" to count as school days for students and these will begin on March 23rd. #FalconsFly
The SAT test scheduled for Saturday May 2nd has been cancelled by the College Board.
To all MVHS students: Teachers will be communicating with students through school Gmail and/or Google classroom. Check your school Gmail regularly. If it's not working or hasn't been set up, contact the helpdesk by calling 364-4547 x7700 or email Mike at: email@example.com
For families that are in need of internet during the next few weeks, Spectrum is offering free internet for students whose school has been interrupted by COVID-19. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Good Afternoon: RSU 10 has been continually monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our community, RSU 10 schools will be closed for students Monday, March 16t h through Friday, March 27t h . This closure is not the result of any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our immediate communities. This decision was made in consultation with many, and out of an abundance of caution, to follow the rapidly changing guidance regarding enhancing social distancing efforts. This decision has not been made lightly and we certainly empathize and understand the significant burden this will cause families in the coming days. On Monday, staff will report for their regularly scheduled day. Administrators will meet with staff in their buildings at 8:00 a.m. Plans for the rest of the day will be shared. Much more information will be forthcoming on this closure, but we want to communicate this news to you as soon as possible so you may begin planning for child care and other concerns that will be raised by this decision. We will be working with our administrative team and board members to provide more information as soon as possible. During this closure, we ask that you assist by minimizing group meetings of students and adults. Practicing social distancing and good personal hygiene are the two greatest steps we can take to protect our communities from the spread of COVID-19. Finally, we would like to commend each of our stakeholders who are contributing positive energy and dynamic solutions to our schools’ response to this fluid situation. We as a district shall remain composed, collected and compassionate as we navigate through any challenges we face now and in the future. Thank you, Deb Alden
Below is a statement from the MPA regarding its decision to delay the start of Spring Sports. There are very few details as of right now and the MVC will be be working together as a conference to develop schedules and make any necessary changes: “Yesterday, Governor Mills had a press conference stating that they are encouraging “Social Distancing.” By her definition, “social distancing” means groups of 250 or more people attending non-essential events should be delayed or postponed. Because of this, the MPA Board of Directors and Interscholastic Management Committee voted today, March 13, 2020 to delay the start of the 2020 Spring sports pre-season practice until April 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make the appropriate changes as needed to ensure the safety of all students.” If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school and ask for Tom Danylik. There might not be much to share at this time but please do not hesitate to call.
REMINDER - Monday is our last home Unified Basketball game of the season!! Please come out and show support for the team at 4:00 tomorrow!!
Maine DOE has developed a webpage specifically to provide resources to schools and communities about COVID-19: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
River Valley Rising is asking members of our community to complete the following Community Survey so they can better serve all the people of the River Valley. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPVSRZD Thank you in advance for participating.
This week is national Public School Week. Please show your support of quality public schools by visiting: http://www.publicschoolproud.org/ #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20 #PublicSchoolsWeek2020
Please fill out the River Valley Rising 2020 Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPVSRZD
MVHS Band halftime show was awesome....thanks for making us proud!!
Over the next few weeks’ students from the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates at MVHS are going to stop into local businesses and getting to know our local economy. If you own or work in a local business we hope you take the time to greet these students, answer their questions and promote what makes this area such a great place to do business. If you have any questions please contact JMG Job Specialist Mr. Larry Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1st semester report cards will be mailed on Tuesday. #FalconsFly
Due to today’s snow day we will be holding our period 1, 2 & 3 finals on Friday and period 4, 5 & 6 finals on Tuesday . The first semester grades will close on Tuesday. Make sure you put the time into studying in order to do your best on the finals. #FalconsFly
RSU #10 is currently looking for plots of land in the Rumford and Mexico area for a site suited for construction of a Department of Education approved school building. Please click link for details: https://5il.co/c8ac
1st Semester Finals will be held on 1/16 (periods 1, 2 & 3) and 1/17 (periods 4, 5 & 6). Students are required to take finals in all classes. The will run from 8:00-11:55 with lunch available at 11:55. Buses will run on the regular schedule. Please call if you have questions.
Hard fought, tough games for our boys and girls basketball teams tonight. Both lose by 3 points. The boys fall in the road to Hall Dale 51-48 and the girls lose to Oak Hill 57-54.
Just a reminder that we have a great girls basketball game schedule for TONIGHT against Oak Hill at the Puiia Gymnasium! Come out and support the girls! Boys are also on the road at Hall Dale tonight at 5:00 and 6:30. Good luck to both teams!
Busy few days for JMG at MVHS. Last week JMG students completed the food drive and raised over 300 food items to go to the food pantries in Rumford and Mexico. Today JMG students had Mock Interview Day with local businesses. Pictured from left to right, Capt Jon Rajaniemi from Med Care, Ms. Lindsey Milligan Assistant VP/ Branch Manager of Key Bank, Mr. Roger Whitehouse of Riverside Realty and Mr. Joe Demotta from UMA in Rumford.
Girls BB update: We were just made aware that Boothbay is unable to bring a JV team to tonight’s girls game. We will be having Varsity ONLY starting at 6:30. Hopefully see everyone tonight!
Below is a link to purchase a Mountain Valley Yearbook. Buy your yearbook online today! https://go.walsworth.com/e/592051/2019-11-08/34dsp8/437206151?h=c4GGDJGHqwO99ZguhKDEZ_jktNosV0ZaEqvd5El7VPE
Parent Teacher Conferences have been rescheduled for December 3rd. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 and conferences will run from 1:00 to 7:30. Conferences for students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are walk-ins. 9th grade conferences are by appointment, call 364-4547 ext. 7100.
MVHS would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete the climate and culture survey using the link below. Thank you. https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/8n0203dT3G0
Midterms will be a two day event with a modified schedule. 11/25 will be periods 1, 2 & 3 and 11/26 will be 4, 5, & 6. Students will be required to sit for the entire period and all assessments will be 75 minutes long (8-9:15, 9:20-10:35, 10:40-11:55, Lunch 11:55-12:20, Make-Up exams and study sessions 12:25-2:20). We will have an open campus in the afternoon and students will be allowed to go home. Buses will run on the regular bus schedule.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are CANCELLED for Tuesday, November 19th and will be rescheduled at another time. There will be a regular day of school tomorrow as long as the weather cooperates.
On November 19th the Freshman BARR Team will hold parent teacher conferences. They will be meeting by appointment. Conferences will be 10 minutes and will begin at 12:30. Please call MVHS 364-4547 ext. 7100 to schedule a conference. If you need a more in-depth conference call Mr. Aylward 364-4547 ext. 7125.
We have more MV athletes to celebrate! Avery Sevigny was selected to be on the 2019 Maine Field Hockey Association All-State Team! This is a state wide team voted on by the coaches. Avery will be invited to play in Annual East-West All-Star Game in the summer of 2020. Well deserved recognition for an amazing athlete who accomplished so much during her 4 year career at MV. Congrats Avery!!
There is nothing better than we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our student athletes and we have a couple more to share! Saydie Garbarini has been selected to Maine Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star team! She will play in the Senior Bowl on 11/17 at 12:00 at Thomas College We would also like to announce that Dylan Desroches and Matthew Brown have both been selected as Campbell Conference All-Stars for their efforts on the football field this season! They will be celebrated at a Banquet on 11/24 at the Italian Hertiage Center in Portland Congratulations to these three senior athletes! Hard work pays off!
Now that our Fall sports season is complete we wanted to give an update on Winter sports: Unfortunately, Mountain Valley will not be fielding a Nordic Ski team this winter. Participation numbers have been decreasing over the last few seasons and with extremely low interest heading into the 2019-2020 season we have decided to not field a team for this winter. This was proposed and accepted by the school board last Monday. If any MV students are interested in Nordic they will still have an opportunity as an Independent. If any athlete wants to pursue this option please come see Mr. Danylik as soon as possible. This was not an easy decision and we hope to start the conversation of how to bring back a passion for Nordic Skiing that has existed in the Rumford community for generations.
Jasper Turner’s Celebration of Life is this Sunday from 2-4 in the auditorium.
School Calendar Survey for Public: We invite you to help guide our decisions as we develop the RSU10 School Calendar. Please complete this short survey by December 1st. Thank you! https://forms.gle/68NiVncPACvjRdaF7
Falcons add one more goal Avery Sevigny and best the Red Riots of Orono High School 6-0! Falcons will next play The Dexter Tigers at Dexter Regional High School on Saturday at 1:00 pm Lets get on the road and show our support!
One of our MVHS seniors passed away unexpectedly this morning from a pre-existing medical condition. Our crisis team is on site to support students, staff and any community members through this tragedy.
Events for the week: Monday- Boys Soccer vs. Wiscasset at 3:30 FH @ Lisbon -3:30- Controlled Scrimmage Wednesday - FH vs. Orono - 4:00 - QUARTERFINAL Friday- Football vs. Madison - 7:00 - SENIOR NIGHT
Bus #2 Announcement for Thursday October 17th, 2019. For the safety of our students, due to low hanging power lines on the Milton Road, from Potato House Road up, Bus 2 will not be able to pick up students. This is only for Bus 2 students only.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the incoming storm on Thursday we have decided to move the Boys Soccer game to Wednesday. We are going to do a Varsity Double Header. This will be our senior game for both boys and girls! Boys Soccer vs. Dirigo at 5:00 Senior Game Presentation at 4:45 Girls Soccer vs. Lisbon at 7:00 Senior Game Presentation around 6:45 Lets get a big crowd out for both games! Please call school if you have any questions!
Field Hockey with a huge win against Dirigo in OT! Falcons finish the regular season 12-2 and are currently the #2 seed in Class C North. Still some games to be played by other teams to figure out our first round opponent. Stay with us for the most updated schedule!
MV is taking in Dirigo FH down at Hosmer I’m this beautiful fall day. MV is up 1-0 with 14 min left in 1st half
Bus run number changes: On Monday October 14th the following changes will take place in regards to bus routes and numbers. Bus 5 run number will be changed. New bus number will be 12. Route will not change. Bus 17 run number will change. New bus number will be 21. Route will not change. All other bus numbers and routes will stay the same.
Boys Soccer picks up a great win at Spruce tonight 3-2! Henry Koh with 2 goals and Dalton Noyes with the other. Well done boys!!
There will be no school at Mountain Valley High School on Friday or Monday. Friday is a teacher's workshop and Monday is Indigenous People's Day. Have a great weekend and Go Falcons!
Field Hockey picks up a 3-0 win today at Lisbon to move to 10-2 on the season! Two goals by Rylee Sevigny and one by Avery Sevigny. Nora Tag with another shutout. Falcons play at Telstar on Friday and finish out the regular season at home against Dirigo on Monday at 3:30!
Practice schedule for today (10/7) Field Hockey - 2:45-3:15 (Fitness Room) 3:15-4:00 (Gym) Girls Soccer - After School - 3:15 (Coach P’s room) 3:15 - 4:00 (Fitness Room) Football - 4:00 - 5:30 (Gym) Boys Soccer - 5:30 - 6:30 (Gym)
All games that were scheduled for today are postponed. That included: FH vs Dirigo Boys Soccer vs. Hall Dale JV Football vs. Winthrop/Monmouth We will have makeup dates as soon as they are confirmed
Field Hockey game against Boothbay has been postponed! When confirmed, we will pass along time and date of rescheduled game
Please be aware all Seniors need proof of immunization on file at MVHS. If we do not have that documentation you will be receiving a letter from MVHS with instructions to request a waiver to allow your child to remain enrolled until you're able to provide proof of immunization.
A great article about a legendary Rumford and Mountain Valley coach.https://www.facebook.com/jwagonersports/videos/926113667787973/UzpfSTEwMDAwMzc4ODY4NzA5NDpWSzoyNDA4MjQ0ODI1OTM3OTMy/
Girls Soccer with a 6-0 win over Dirigo!
Reminder: Mountain Valley High School Class of 2022 Sophomores will be ordering their class rings: Wednesday, Sept. 18th During Lunch in the Cafeteria $75.00 down payment Extra Order Packets are available in the Main Office *Rings will be delivered at a special “Class of 2022” delivery event this Fall.
Attention Seniors: GRADUATION ORDER DAY Wednesday, Sept 18th During Lunch in the Cafeteria Seniors received their cap & gown and graduation information at a class meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11th. If they missed the meeting, extra order info is available in the Main office.
Field Hockey with a big 1-0 win over Spruce! Goal was scored by Rylee Sevigny on an assist by Avery Sevigny. Nora Tag and the defense with a big shutout victory! Next up is undefeated Winthrop on Wednesday at 4:00 at Hosmer Field!
Here's to Judy Houghton on her last day before retirement!! RSU10 thanks you for all your years of service...we ALL will miss you....😮🎈❤
Girls Soccer with a big 1-0 win over Spruce!!
FH with a great 4-0 win over Oak Hill! Two goals each for Avery and Rylee Sevigny. Falcons move to 3-0 on the year with Boothbay coming to town tomorrow!
Field Hockey with a convincing win over Hall Dale 8-0. Move to 2-0 on the season! Goals: Avery Sevigny - 2 Rylee Sevigny - 3 Taylor Duguay - 3
The Field Hockey game against Oak Hill that was rescheduled for tomorrow has been postponed again for weather until Tuesday 9/10 at 4:00 at Oak Hill High School.
Just a couple of reminders: There isn’t no JV Field Hockey game tomorrow at Dirigo due to Dirigo having to reschedule their varsity game from today to Thursday. The girls soccer game against Mt. Abram tomorrow is Varsity only at 4:00 pm. Due to the track not quite being done yet (although it’s very close) the match is being played on the boys practice field located next to the Tennis Courts. It would be a good idea to bring a chair to sit on as there will be no bleachers. Also, bring a snack because the snack shack will not be running tomorrow!
Girls Field Hockey against Oak Hill is postponed to Saturday at 10 am. Bus leaves at 7:30 Golf match against Mt. Abram is postponed until tomorrow at 3:30 at Oakdale
We have a lot going on today for preseason action! Girls Soccer is a Lewiston for a round robin starting at 10:00 Field Hockey is a Mt. Blue for a play day starting at 10:00 Football has their exhibition against Fryeburg with a kickoff at 11am at Fryeburg Academy Good luck to everyone today in their final preparations for the regular season!
First Golf Match of the season! Thanks to Coach Curato for the write up! Madison @ Mt. Valley Played at Oakdale in Mexico Mt. Valley def. Madison 6-1 Levon Mickeriz 47 def. Caleb Cowan 49 (2up) Aiden O’Donnell 57 def. Jack Jamison 52 (1up) EJ Weston 53 def. Reid Campbell 69 (3&2) Egan Roy 67 def. Caden Franzose 81 (4&3) Ian Cameron 72 def. Aiden Ostiguy 69 (2up) Medal Score: MAD-244 MtV- 219 Low Medal: Levon Mickeriz 47
The most current calendar of events, both academic and athletic, can be found on our new webpage under the events tab. #FalconsFly
Fall sports has started!