January 15, 2021 Viewpoint

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 2:09pm

The ViewPoint

January 15, 2021

From Our Administrators

MVMS families,

I am pleased to inform you that HCPSS has launched a new bullying reporting tool that replaces the Sprigeo reporting system that has been in place for several years. This new tool is very easy to use and allows students, staff and family members to easily and confidentially report incidents of bullying.
Acts of bullying can be critically detrimental to the learning environment at our school and has the potential for severely impacting the wellness of our students. I urge every student and family member to use this new tool to report any acts that occur in-person or online that you believe may be bullying. Your information will remain confidential and staff will take every report seriously. 
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about our response to bullying and ways we can collaborate to keep our school community a safe and healthy environment for our students.
The new bullying reporting tool can be found online

Thanks for Your Support, 
Lynnette Moore, Principal, and Kim Hess, Assistant Principal 

MVMS Incoming Grade 6 Parent Orientation

On Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 PM, we welcome our rising 6th-grade parents to attend our Virtual Orientation to learn about middle school, the 6th-grade schedule, and answer any questions about the transition to middle school. The meeting code is https://meet.google.com/gzk-kttx-tgn.
Please use your student's username and password (credentials) to access the Google Meet. We are asking that one device per household be used to ensure we are able to provide access to all of the current 5th grade parents with students who will attend MVMS during the 2021-2022 school year. Parents are welcome to submit questions prior to the presentation and after the event concerning the HCPSS Middle School Model here.

MVMS Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Prakruth Aachar for winning the 2021 Mount View Middle School Spelling Bee.  Congratulations also to Junie Ro and Prajith Balaji for placing 2nd and 3rd.   Praki will be advancing to the next level of the Scripps competition run by The Howard County Public Library.  Junie will serve as an alternate as the 2nd place winner.All participants exhibited professionalism and flexibility during our first every virtual spelling bee. Congratulations to them all!

MVMS Curbside Library Book Pickup and Return

The library book cart is available outside of the main entrance during normal school days from 7:30-3:00.  Please drop off any overdue library books and encourage your child to request print books. New book requests are due Mondays at 3:00 and filled on Wednesdays each week.   Please contact Mrs. Finley with questions or confirm book checkouts.    MVMS Book Catalog     MVMS Book Request Form

Materials Distribution and Collection

If you have items that need to be returned to MVMS (i.e. textbooks, media center books, instruments), please know that there is a collection bin located inside the first set of doors to our main entrance; items can be dropped off between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. 

Sign Up for 2nd semester GT Seminars

GT Seminars provide students with opportunities to pursue their passions and extend learning in areas of interest. Seminars that students can join for 2nd semester are:

  • Oyster Gardening
  • Environmental Leadership Team
  • Photography Workshop
  • Computer Coding
  • Digital Media For MVTV SGA

Leadership Students DO NOT need to be enrolled in a G/T content class in order to participate in a G/T instructional seminar at MVMS! Please visit the GT website to learn more about all of the seminars available for second semester and to sign up by Monday, January 25th. (Students must be logged into their HCPSS account in order to sign up.) Please contact Susan Mako with questions at susan_mako@hcpss.org

A Big Thank You!

THANK YOU to the many community members who helped 6th grade GT Research students with their projects.  Your advice and mentorship were so valuable to our students.

  • Mr. Benning:  US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ms. Bonomo:  Recycling Division, Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services
  • Mr. Brinker:  Maryland Department Of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service
  • Dr. Cho:  Optometrist, Galleria Optical
  • Ms. D'Amore:  Community Ecology Institute
  • Ms. Fink:  Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Dr. Gilbert:  HCPSS Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Ms. Hersey:  Less Plastic Please
  • Dr. Raupp:  Professor, UMD Department of Entomology
  • Ms. Smith:  Grassroots
  • Ms. Tucker:  Baltimore Gluten Free
  • MVMS Staff Members:
    • ​​​​​​​Ms. Gavazzi, science teacher
    • Ms. Hieatzman, ELA teacher who happens to be a park ranger!
    • Ms. Moore, principal
    • Ms. Parson, health teacher
    • Ms. Pearce, FACS teacher
    • Ms. Stout, science team leader​​​​​​​

Community News and Events

Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

Free Tutoring

Towson University will be offering FREE online tutoring sessions to students in grades K-12.  Registration begins on Monday, January 18th. Towson U tutoring program.pdf 

Upcoming Dates

January 18    Schools and Offices closed
January 20    PTA Virtual Meeting
January 20    Incoming Grade 6 Parent Orientation
January 27    MVMS Night of the Ensembles
January 28    End of marking period
January 29    Schools closed for students
February 9    2nd Semester Teacher Meet & Greet  6 pm