December 13, 2013 (Next Update January 10, 2013)
Thank you very much for the opportunity to work with you and your families. I am very proud of the MV community for the work, energy, commitment, and spirit I have witnessed during the first semester.
On Tuesday, January 7th, students should report to their seminar teacher by 7:50 for 1st block. They will receive a copy of their 2nd semester schedule and then be dismissed to their Blue 1class. In the meantime, students may view their 2nd semester schedule through Skyward. The offices will be closed from December 21, 2012 through January 6, 2013.
If students have to leave town prior to and/or during finals week, they will need to work with the teacher(s) to make up the finals when break is over and school resumes. It is the student’s responsibility to report to and inquire about the final, the time to take the final and the final deadline. Please know the expectation of staff is they administer finals during the designated finals time or after.
For your informaton, please remember the schedule change deadline has passed.
Finally, the graduation timeline for seniors is posted below and on the main page. More information is forthcoming. In addition, seniors should have received a copy in the mail.
Have a great winter break and enjoy your time with friends and family.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere at Mill Valley High School while also maximizing the safety of your students.
In an effort to provide consistency with regard to security and safety, like last school year, if you plan to visit the building, please use the west entrance. This process will minimize access to our main hall, reduce the number of unlocked entrance points and provide more security for our students and staff. All of our visitor parking spaces are located on the west side of the building for your convenience.
To further explain, entering the building on the east side requires visitors to cross the main hall of the building providing access to students. Therefore, the east side entrance will be locked during school hours. Thank you for helping us with this security procedure.
The Kansas City Business Journal recently launched its new school index score to measure Kansas City school districts and identify those school systems considered to be high-performing.
USD 232 is ranked second behind the Blue Valley School District leading the Kansas City area as top school districts.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal (KCBJ), the index is based on student performance on standardized exams at various grade levels, district wide student-teacher ratios, graduation rates, and ACT scores using the most recent data available for each district.
Top 5 Area School Districts
About the Index:
The Kansas City Business Journal School Index is comprised of nine components of equal weight. Districts receive a score for each component, based on how they compare with the bi-state average. Data comes from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Kansas State Department of Education, surveys completed by the districts and KCBJ staff calculations.
You can view the full Top Kansas City school districts list online at KCBJ.
Visitor/Event Parking Part 2
On our main page, you will find links for visitor parking and event parking (including handicap parking). These maps should be very helpful for you. To clarify our changes, we are asking all visitors to park in what is considered the rear of the building (see map).
Morning/Afternoon Parking Lot
For the sake of safety, please revisit policies with regard to parking lot procedures at MVHS and MTMS. We ask drivers to be safe and walkers/bike riders to do the same. Consider carpooling if possible. While in the parking lot, avoid the use of cell phones or other electronic devices while picking up students. We appreciate your cooperation to avoid distractions which could affect the safety of students, staff, visitors, and others driving on school premises. We have to work together to prevent accidents.
When making decisions about student tardies at the beginning of the day, we try to use common sense. While this is certainly an area that needs to improve, we will continue this practice. Considering the construction and the change of traffic patterns, we ask that students leave the house earlier on days when traffic may be an issue (this includes rainy/wets roads). Certainly, we do not want them to rush, jeopardizing their safety. Rest assured we want them safe. Although MVHS will try to be flexible, please do not assume we will excuse all tardies due to weather or traffic. Schools have the responsibility of determining whether or not a tardy/absence is excused or unexcused. The expectation from the school is that students arrive on time.
Encourage effort, endurance and class. Work through adversity, not around it. We A.R.E Mill Valley!
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