The Viewpoint 4/29/22

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 4:16pm

The Viewpoint

April 29, 2022

Google Translate is Available

Google Translate is now available in Google’s menu of additional services on HCPSS issued Chromebooks for students in grades 4-12. Parent or guardian consent is required for students to access the tool/application.  If you have previously provided consent for Google’s menu of additional services, your child will automatically be given access to Google Translate, and no further action is needed. If you desire to provide consent for your child to access Google’s additional services which include Google Translate, YouTube (grades 6-12), and CS First (grades K-5), complete the following steps:

  • Log in to HCPSS Connect.
  • Select More Options from the left panel.
  • Select HCPSS Google Menu from the middle of the page.
  • Click the check box to provide consent. Changes are automatically saved.

The Google Additional services will include:
YouTube for grades 6-12- Click here to view the terms of service for these Additional Services.  Read Google’s answers to frequently asked questions about student data privacy and security.
Note: If consent is not provided, students will still be able to watch YouTube videos embedded in teacher resources on Canvas. Your consent is only for direct access to YouTube’s website.
Google Translate grades 4-12 - This additional service or authorized Supplementary Digital Tool, offers free service to instantly translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. Students will be informed when this service is allowable for use during classwork, independent assignments, and/or World Language assessments.
Please contact  for more information. 

Clothing to Cash Collection Bins

Clean out those closets and bring us your unwanted clothing, textiles, purses, accessories, and shoes! MVMS has a Clothing to Cash collection bin. The bin is located in the front of the building in the bus loop.  Super easy access, convenient pull-off location. Make this part of your monthly/semi-annual/yearly routine. The funds generated from your donated items will directly benefit and support our programs here at Mount View Middle School. It is a win, win! Please click here for more information and a flyer you can send to local family and friends.

Indicators of Educational Equity Survey

As part of our school improvement process, we are asking families to provide input about their equity priorities for our school. Please use the link below to complete the Indicators of Educational Equity Survey by Friday, May 6. We will use your input, along with other school data, to refine our school improvement plan for the next school year. The survey is anonymous and available in multiple languages. If you have children at more than one school, please complete one survey per school.
The survey links can be found here:

Milkweed Plants For Sale

Save Money AND Save Monarchs!
Sun Nurseries is partnering with Mount View to provide milkweed plants at a discounted price of $6! Monarch Butterflies migrate from Central Mexico to as far north as Canada, stopping in Maryland during one of their migratory routes. While monarchs can nectar (feed) on any flowering plant, they can ONLY lay their eggs on milkweed. The popular butterfly bush sold in many stories IS NOT butterfly weed.  The butterfly bush is a great plant for butterflies to nectar on, but it does not help them lay their eggs!   We need gardeners to plant butterfly weeds and bring back the Monarch butterfly’s breeding grounds.  We hope that you can join our effort! Orders are due May 1st. Plants will be delivered to the school in mid-May. Please return order forms with checks to the front office.
Checks should be made payable to Sun Nurseries.

MVMS PTA - Family Fun Night at Stratosphere Social

Tickets will be $15 if purchased at the door at the event.
To participate in the trivia game, pre-registration is required for trivia teams (max of 30 teams with up to 8 players each). Registration is available via MemberHub.
$100 Gift Card to Amazon to the winning Trivia Team!
The event is open to MVMS students and their families only. You MUST have a ticket to attend the event.

Interested in helping with the 8th Grade End of Year Celebrations?  Please consider joining our committee.  Sign up here

Community News and Events

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

Glenelg High School's New Summer Theatre Camp 
Howard County Scholars Summer Arts Program 

Upcoming Dates

  • May 2                          Schools closed for students
  • May 18                        Schools close 3 hours early
  • May 18                        PTA Meeting 6 pm