Notes From The Den Principal's Newsletter - OCT 2023

Dear Cougar Students and Parents,

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Thank you to all of our families that made it to our Open House/Conference event this week. Teachers reported that they had valuable conversations and enjoyed connecting with you. If you were not able to join us, please contact teachers/counselors directly for an opportunity to talk through your student's progress.

Last week's football victories, in ALL 3 levels, keep us ranked at #1 in 5A in the state and takes our football program to 24-0 with one regular season game left tonight. This record is traditionally unheard of! A big shout out to our coaching staff, our student athletes and all of the parents and volunteers who have worked so hard to get our teams to this point. Join us in the stands tonight to clutch the final WIN from Bend High.

Our administrative team is continuing our work to improve Student Attendance. This week, we began to promote our Under 100 Initiative. The Goal: decrease student body tardies to under 100 in a single day to earn an extra 10 minutes during a single lunchtime. Learning to arrive ON TIME is an essential life skill. Parents can partner with us in this effort by talking with your student about tools and strategies you use to be on time.

Finally, next week is Halloween! We love seeing students having fun and in costume. Costumes are welcome, but must follow all school dress code guidelines and avoid cultural appropriation or offensive caricatures or stereotypes.

  • no masks or items that make a face unidentifiable
  • no weapons
  • examples of cultural appropriation costumes linked here

Brief Survey For Parents:

Please continue reading below for other happenings on campus. Go Cougars!

Michael Hicks, Principal

Recent Student Highlights

2023 Homecoming Royalty Court:

  • Freshmen: Paisley Forster & Drake Larsen
  • Sophomores: Gia Davidson & Evan Worthington
  • Juniors: Oliver Owens & Pilar Castillo
  • Seniors: Mason Bergler (king!)Emma Ross (queen!), Carys Bell, Ezra Morales, Natalie Choffel & Boston Ferdig

Culture & Art Collide In The High Desert

MVHS AVANZA program students trekked to the High Desert Museum to learn more about art in Latinx culture. They got to view an amazing art display then work on their own piñatas using the same style of art.

Math Help Is On The Menu - Served Up Daily!

BC Calculus students are dishing up math help in room A8 every day during lunch and then after school on Wednesday from 2:15-3:15.

Student of the Month - October

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month! These Cougars exemplify the traits of MV CARES: Community, Attendance, Relevancy, Engagement, Service

  • Freshmen: Kyler Dusan and Dominic Oliver
  • Sophomores: Kai Long and Gianna Dundas
  • Juniors: Raistlyn Billings and Camdyn Fuller
  • Seniors: Claire O’Connell and Kole Hendricks

Do you know our SRO (School Resource Officer)?

Meet Officer Keely Cashman-Caceres, our SRO for eastside schools.

We’ll let her introduce herself. 📢 “Officer Cashman-Caceres can be a lot to say, so feel free to call me Officer C-C, Officer Cash, or even just Keely. “Here are some fun facts about me:

  • ✔️ I have worked in law enforcement for over 9 years
  • ✔️ I have performed CPR over 30 times (on actual people experiencing a medical crisis)
  • ✔️ I know how to change a flat tire on a car, but I don’t know how to change a flat tire on a bicycle
  • ✔️ I enjoy hiking, but only for the social media clout. Is there any other reason?

Office Cash's office is located at Mountain View High School, but she also covers Sky View, Pilot Butte, Ensworth, Lava Ridge, and Ponderosa. We are so thankful to

AP Test Registration Now Open!

The registration window is open from Oct 23- Nov 3. AP Exam fee is $78. See detailed information on our website here or connect with your AP teacher for further instructions.

Dorian Studio Picture Retakes

Scheduled for Nov 7 from 9:00-12:00. Students who missed getting a photo taken or who want a re-take will be called down during the school day to take a photo and receive their student ID card.

Photo packages can be ordered online through the Dorian Studio website here.

All About Seniors - Class of 2024

The Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held on campus at MVHS Jack Harris Stadium located at 2755 NE 27th Street on Saturday, June 8 at 2:00pm. Stay informed about everything happening for your senior this year by bookmarking the Senior Information page of the MVHS website!

Upcoming Deadlines & Important Reminders:

Nov 1 : Senior Photos due for the yearbook. See details on the Yearbook page here.

Dec 1 : Cap & Gown Orders Due. Order online at Miners Grad Services

Important Dates & Other Reminders
  • Happy National Principal's Month!
  • October 27 : Football Tailgate & Big Game vs. Bend High, 6pm tailgate with 7pm kickoff. Buy tickets online here or via the HomeTown app
  • October 31 : Halloween
  • November 1 : Senior Portraits Due
  • November 1 : BLS Financial Aid Information Night, details here
  • November 2 : Advisory Bell Schedule, Sparrow introduction
  • November 2 : Día de los Muertos Celebration during lunch in the Media Center
  • November 7 : Picture Retake Day, 9:00-12:00
  • November 7 : Choir Cabaret Night, 7pm see Ms. Irwin for ticket information
  • November 8 : College & Careers: COCC Scholarship Workshop, in A1 12:30-2:30\
  • November 10 : NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

Check out our weekly MVHS Announcement webpage for continued school announcements.

Be sure to visit the MVHS website and like/follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on what is happening around campus. Go Cougs!