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Grissom's Gazette

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Grissom's Gazette



Saturday, April 13, 2019


April 15 -19

Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

April 22 – 26

Earth Week

SBAC Testing

Saturday, April 27

Jazz Festival, Quad, 11 am

Wednesday, May 1

Volunteer Thank You Tea, Library, 4pm

Thursday, May 2

Dance Spectrum, Foothill College, 7pm

Friday, May 3

Dance Spectrum, Foothill College, 7pm

May 6 – May 17

AP Testing

Monday, May 6

Board Meeting, DO Board Room, 7pm

Wednesday, May 8

ELD Awards, Cafeteria, 7pm

Saturday, May 18

Prom, Winchester Mystery House, 8pm

Monday, May 20

Schedule G ~ End of Year Rally

Board Meeting, DO Board Room, 7pm

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 29

Senior Awards, Theatre, 7pm

Friday, May 31

Drama Llamas, Theatre, 7pm

Monday, June 3

Senior Finals

Tuesday, June 4

Senior Finals

Wednesday, June 5

Finals 2, 6, 7 (Grades 9-11)

Senior Checkout

Thursday, June 6

Finals 0,1, 5 (Grades 9-11)

Senior Picnic

Friday, June 7

Finals 3, 4 (Grades 9-11)

Graduation, 6:30 pm




 Welcome to Mountain View High School for 2018-2019!


Grissom’s Gazette is a bi-weekly bulletin from Principal Dave Grissom that is sent to parents, students, and families who subscribe by e-list.  It is distributed to provide information about the school, and community activities that follow.  Subscribe to these e-lists by going to .

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,


MVLA has partnered with Hanover Research, an education research firm based in Arlington, Virginia, to understand student, parent, and staff opinions regarding bell schedules and school counseling services, and we would like your opinion. Your feedback will support the district ensure that the bell schedule and counseling services support student well-being and success.


You should have received an email (sent to the parent email account that is associated with your Aeries log-in) Wednesday afternoon encouraging you to take this survey. The survey invitations should have come from surveys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  This information will be useful in making recommendations to adjust or restructure either areas of focus or both.


This survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete. All information you provide will be maintained on a confidential basis by Hanover Research and your responses will only be used and reported in an aggregate form, so please be as candid as possible. This survey may be completed in English or Spanish.  We would like to ask that all parents/guardians complete the survey by the end of Spring Break: Sunday, April 21.


We appreciate your support.




Dave Grissom and Wynne Satterwhite


Estimados Padres / Guardianes,


MVLA se asoció con Hanover Research, una firma de investigación educativa con sede en Arlington, Virginia, para conocer las opiniones de los estudiantes, padres y personal con respecto a los horarios y los servicios de consejería escolar, y nos gustaría conocer su opinión. Sus comentarios ayudarán al distrito a garantizar que el horario escolar y los servicios de orientación apoyen el bienestar y el éxito de los estudiantes.


Debería haber recibido un correo electrónico (enviado a la cuenta de correo electrónico de los padres que está asociada con el inicio de sesión de Aeries) el miércoles por la tarde para alentarlo a que realice esta encuesta. Las invitaciones de la encuesta deben provenir de survey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Esta información será útil para hacer recomendaciones para ajustar o reestructurar las áreas de enfoque o ambas.


Esta encuesta sólo tomará unos 10 minutos para completar. Toda la información que proporcione se mantendrá de forma confidencial por parte de Hanover Research y sus respuestas solo se utilizarán e informarán en forma agregada, así que sea lo más sincero posible. Esta encuesta se puede completar en inglés o español. Nos gustaría pedir que todos los padres / tutores completen la encuesta para el final de las vacaciones de primavera: domingo 21 de abril.


Agradecemos su apoyo.




Dave Grissom y Wynne Satterwhite


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MVLA Foundation

We recently completed a survey of families to determine how well our programs are meeting the needs of our students. Thank you for your input, and please take a moment to see a summary of the survey results.


2019 Parent Survey Results

Thank you for your donations which empower all students to thrive and succeed at all MVLA High Schools.



Recientemente completamos una encuesta de familias para determinar qué tan bien nuestros programas satisfacen las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Gracias por su aporte y tómese un momento para ver un resumen de los resultados de la encuesta.


2019 Parent Survey Results


Gracias por sus donaciones que facultan a todos los estudiantes a prosperar y tener éxito en todas las escuelas secundarias de MVLA.



The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Each year, districts are tasked with examining the LCAP with all stakeholders, including staff, families, community and the district's bargaining units. The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan of how our district addresses the eight State Priorities and how we allocate our state and local funding accordingly. MVLA is in its 3rd year and will be submitting an annual review in June 2019.


We invite all stakeholders to participate in the Districtwide LCAP Advisory Committee. These meetings are open to all stakeholder groups. In this meetings, we will review data, evaluate our existing services and consider modifications for the future. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the decision making process in our district to best serve our students.


To RSVP for the meeting on April 29, 2019, please click HERE. You may also provide feedback through this link.


Thank you for your consideration.


Date & Topic

4/29/19, 4-6 pm @ MVLA District Office

Finalize Annual Review


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2019 SBAC & CAST Testing Schedule (Week of April 22-26)


Monday, April 22, 2019-Regular Monday Schedule


Tuesday, April 23, 2019-Junior SBAC Testing-Even Block Schedule

8:10am-10:45am        All Juniors in SBAC Testing

10:50 am-11:45 am    2nd Period

11:45am-12:30pm      Lunch

12:35pm-1:30pm        4th Period

1:35pm-2:30pm          6th Period

2:35pm-3:30pm          0 Period


Wednesday, April 24, 2019-Junior SBAC Testing-Odd Block Schedule

8:10am-10:25am        All Juniors in SBAC Testing

10:30 am-11:30 am    1st Period

11:30am-12:15pm      Lunch

12:20pm-1:20pm        3rd Period

1:25pm-2:25pm          5th Period

2:30pm-3:30pm          7th Period


Thursday, April 25, 2019-Junior SBAC Testing and Senior CAST Testing-Even Block Schedule

8:10am-10:45am        All Juniors in SBAC Testing

8:45am-10:25am        All Seniors in CAST Testing

10:30 am-11:30 am    2nd Period

11:30am-12:15pm      Lunch

12:20pm-1:20pm        4th Period

1:25pm-2:25pm          6th Period

2:30pm-3:30pm          0 Period


Friday, April 26, 2019-Junior SBAC Testing-Odd Block Schedule

8:10am-10:25am        All Juniors in SBAC Testing

10:30 am-11:30 am    1st Period

11:30am-12:15pm      Lunch

12:20pm-1:20pm        3rd Period

1:25pm-2:25pm          5th Period

2:30pm-3:30pm          7th Period


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AP Pre-Administration Sessions


Dear AP Students,


A very important part of the AP exam process is the Pre-Admission session where students fill out identifying information on their answer documents in advance, thereby saving valuable time doing so on the actual exam day.  This Pre-Admission session is mandatory.  If you do not attend one of the mandatory Pre- Admission sessions, you will not be able to take your AP EXAM.  This must be done because we are administering exams daily back to back and there is no additional time for filling out identifying information on the answer documents. If one student has not filled out the answer sheet then all other students, typically 100+ have to sit until they are completed.  


Exact dates/times/location are in the table below:  Due to it also being SBAC week for Juniors the block day schedules are reversed.  There is a 7th period on Wed.




Tuesday , April 23

2:30 pm–3:30pm in the Theater.


Wednesday , April 24

2:30 pm–3:30pm in the Theater.  If you have a Zero  period attend this day

Freshmen & Sophomores

Thursday , April 25

2:30 pm–3:30 pm in the Theater.  If you have a 7th period attend this day.


Occasionally, there may be a sports or personal schedule conflict.  In these cases, if you know you cannot make one of the scheduled dates and times contact Ms. Vitz in advance to work out a time.  linda.vitz (at) MVLA


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MVHS Robotics

Congratulations again to the MVHS Robotics team.  They were ranked #2 and were chosen by a team from Mexico to be on the winning alliance at the Utah regional competition on March 29-30.  They are now busy getting ready to attend the Championship event in Houston, April 18-20.  


If you want to follow the team as they compete in Houston, check out the event at the Blue Alliance here.  Their team number is 971.  There will be almost 400 teams competing from the US, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, Australia, China, Brazil, and New Zealand.  


Go Spartans! 


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MVHS Science Olympiad

This past Saturday, April 6, 2019, Mountain View High School's Black (competitive) team competed at the Northern California State Championship. The 28 best schools in Northern California came to compete, making for a challenging tournament as California is one of the most competitive states in the nation.


This was the Black Team's third year in a row winning second place at the state championship, which they accomplished by medaling in 16 out of the 23 events. They came 11 points behind longtime NorCal state champion Mira Loma, making this the closest the Black Team has ever come to winning NorCal title and ascending to the national championship.

This impressive achievement brings an end to what can be considered Mountain View's most successful season yet. From continuing to hold their own against the nation's top teams at the Mira Loma Invitational (getting 2nd place, behind only the 2017-2018 national champions) to, for the first time, winning the Golden Gate Invitational competing against state champions from across the country. They continued on to dominate the local Ukiah tournament before returning home to win the Santa Clara Regionals tournament.

This was the last tournament for some of our Black Team students as they will be graduating this year, but as they move on with their lives Mountain View's Science Olympiad program looks forward to recruiting fresh faces!

With Mountain View’s continual growth, the team is looking forward to taking on the state championship next year and finally winning it and the right to go to the national tournament!

Congratulations to the MVHS Black team!

Medal Winners by Place:

1st Place - Mousetrap Vehicle - Luke Lee, Noelle Crawford

2nd Place - Circuit Lab - Ash Aggarwal, Nitin Kumar

2nd Place - Codebusters - Karina Chen, Nitin Kumar, Vincent Siu

2nd Place - Experimental Design - Ash Aggarwal, Cassie Lee, Coral Chen

2nd Place - Fossils - Alex Tsang, Tony Xin

3rd Place - Anatomy - Brandon Lee, Vincent Siu

3rd Place - Herpetology - Anton Zabreyko, Luke Lee

3rd Place - Protein Modeling - Anton Zabreyko, Luke Lee, Tejas Thvar

3rd Place - Wright Stuff - Alex Tsang, Ben Delaney

4th Place - Astronomy - Anton Zabreyko, Tejas Thvar

4th Place - Dynamic Planet - Alex Tsang, Nitin Kumar


5th Place - Disease Detectives - Cassie Lee, Coral Chen

5th Place - Fermi Questions - Nitin Kumar, Tejas Thvar

5th Place - Mission Possible - Ash Aggarwal, Noelle Crawford  

5th Place - Thermodynamics - Anton Zabreyko, Ash Aggarwal

5th Place - Water Quality - Cassie Lee, Coral Chen


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Spring/Summer Physical Education Wrap up


9th Grade

·         We are in the home stretch!  California State Fitness Testing has been completed and all make ups done.  Results have been submitted to the State and will get official results in August.  If your son or daughter did not pass 5 out of 6 of the tests, you should have been notified by their PE Teacher.  If your son or daughter was on a medical/injured/sick during the time of testing and ALL make ups, Mrs. Kittle will be conducting testing for those tests not completed the week before we return to school.  She will be notifying everyone eligible after August 1.

·         What's going on in our classes?  Ms. Williams, Mr. Esparza and Mr. Garcia are all teaching Track and Field.  Mr. Payne and Mrs. Kittle are teaching Golf.  

·         All teachers are also instructing a unit on new games, yard games as well as student choice of activities.  

·         Come Finals week, we will be hosting our 13th Annual Triathlon.  Students will make teams of 3 and "Swim"/Roller Board 200m, Bike off Campus (on a specific route) 1 mile and then run a cross country route on campus .92miles.  It is a great event that we all LOVE participating (including teacher teams each period) to culminate our individual and dual sport classes by combining them into a team effort as is required for 10-12th grade Course 2.  

·         This summer:  Besides relaxing and rejuvenating, the entire department will be getting certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR/AED this summer and we look forward to getting back in the pool 2019-2020


Total Fitness

·         Classes have been focusing on Self Defense, Tumbling, and how to avoid being a target for a crime and how to escape if confronted with one.

·         We are continuing Monday Journaling and Meditation so that their mindset for the week can be open, relaxed and hope that it is helping with their overall stress.

·         Beginning after Spring Break, we will be beginning focusing on all the areas of nutrition.  Not so much how much to eat of what, but rather each of the key components and why they are so important to our bodies, minds and overall health.

·         Towards the end of the year, we will be playing fun "summertime yard games" as well as have the class themselves create their OWN invented game that they will teach the class.

·         It has been an AMAZINGLY fun year, great experience learning with the students what works and what doesn't and have had SO MANY "NON-SCALE" victories with exercise, health, wellness and just all the opportunities out in the community to stay in shape.

·         Ms. Williams and Ms. Kittle will be working together in May to make the curriculum even BETTER with the feedback we have received from all of our students who are in the classes.  This is THEIR class, they own it and finally have a choice so we want to make it the best for all.

Team Sports

·         We currently in the middle of our basketball unit.  Students are having fun competing against their classmates and learning new skills and strategies to play basketball.

·         Our next unit will be volley tennis.  The game is played on a tennis court with a volleyball with modified volleyball rules.  We look forward to introducing this fun and exciting game to our students.

·         We will end our year playing Softball and Kickball 

·         Students have also been working hard all year to progressively increase their continuous running distances.  They began in August running for only five minutes and will be running 30 min. during finals week.

Weight Training

·         Both Weight Training classes are in the middle of their one rep max (1RM) test weeks prior to beginning spring break.  With their new 1RM in each of their major lifts (bench press, back squat and power clean) the students will enter their third and final phase of their spring time training program with eight weeks left in the school year.  Students in these classes this week are being evaluated for muscle strength (bench press & back squat), muscular endurance (push up's and chin up's), and explosive power (power clean, vertical jump and broad jump).  


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From the College and Career Center

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Scholarship  

If you are planning on studying science or engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo next year, make sure you apply for the Pavan Reddy scholarship! 


$3,500 Scholarship for De Anza or Foothill College! 

Are you going to De Anza or Foothill College next school year? If so, apply for the Kiwanis scholarship open specifically to seniors @ MVHS. 


MVHS Sports Boosters Scholarship

Are you an athlete with a 2.5 GPA or higher? If so, make sure to apply for the Sports Boosters scholarship! This is a $1,500 scholarship that will be awarded to one male and one female graduating senior. Students can go to MVHSCCC.NET to find the applications for these scholarships and more! 


UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13th    

The Mountain View Teen Center is hosting a field trip to UC Davis' picnic day on Saturday, April 13th from 8 am to 4 pm. UC Davis picnic day is an open house for prospective students. You will get to experience awesome traditions and learn about the campus. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Check your school email for details on how to get a permission slip. Stop by the college and career center if you have questions. 


Committing to a University by May 1, 2019!

Seniors, if you are going to a four-year university next school year, don't forget to commit to a school by May 1 and pay your enrollment deposit! If the deposit is a financial barrier for you, call your school's financial aid office to learn about other possible options! 


Senior Check-Out Requirement 

As part of senior check-out, all seniors must update their college list in Naviance. Students should check their school email for detailed instructions.


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 2019 Grad Night

Grad Night 2019 takes place immediately following graduation. It's an ALL NIGHT party for the class of 2019 to celebrate in a safe, alcohol-, tobacco-, and drug-free environment. There will be lots of food, activities, professional entertainment, and of course, a DJ.

Current Admission Price is $225. Need a Scholarship? Admission & Scholarship Forms are enclosed. Contact gradnight-coordinator (at) MVHS ELISTS

Lamar Haggart & Margaret Abe-Koga, grad night co-chairs


Reserved Parking for MVHS June 7 Graduation Ceremony available now!

Graduation is fast approaching and now is the time to secure your parking space. If you'd like to reserve a space for yourself or relatives who will be in town, please use the link below.  The spaces are $45 each and proceeds benefit scholarships for Grad Night. Parking will be in the church parking lot at the corner of Oak and Truman... just across the street from the MVHS field and the graduation ceremony.


You can pay by credit card or check using the link below. There are just 120 spots, so act now before they’re all gone!


The Senior Class needs YOU!

Immediately following the graduation ceremony on June 7, the graduates will attend an all-night party to celebrate their achievements. The location is top secret! We need parents of non-seniors to help while the grads and their families are busy with graduation. We need parents to help with venue set-up, parking, lanyard distribution, bus loading or as an overnight chaperone. We are also looking for chaperones who have first aid training or love taking pictures.

If you are available, please sign up on our volunteer sheet ( and be sure to include your name, email & phone. Questions? Send an email to gradnight-coordinator (at) MVHS ELISTS


2019 Noche de Graduación

¡Registrate hoy! Aumentos de precios el 1 de abril … becas disponibles!

Noche de Graduación 2019 es inmediatamente después de la graduación. Es una fiesta que dura toda la noche para los graduados de la clase de 2019 para celebrar en en un ambiente sano y seguro, sin alcohol, ni tabaco y libre de drogas. Habrá bastante comida, actividades, entretenimiento profesional y por supuesto, un DJ.

La admisión de entrada es $200. El 1 de abril, el precio aumenta a $225. ¿Necesita una beca? Adjunto están las formas de Admisión y Becas.

Puede obtener mas informacion contacte: gradnight-coordinator (at) MVHS ELISTS

Lamar Haggart & Margaret Abe-Koga, grad night co-chairs


La clase superior te necesita!

Inmediatamente después de la ceremonia de graduación del 7 de junio, los graduados asistirán a una fiesta que durará toda la noche para celebrar sus logros. La ubicación es de alto secreto! Necesitamos padres de personas no mayores que ayuden mientras los graduados y sus familias están ocupados con la graduación. Necesitamos que los padres nos ayuden con la configuración del lugar, el estacionamiento, la distribución del cordón, la carga del autobús o como acompañante nocturno. También estamos buscando chaperones que tengan entrenamiento de primeros auxilios o les encanta tomar fotografías.


Si está disponible, regístrese en nuestra hoja de voluntarios ( y asegúrese de incluir su nombre, correo electrónico y teléfono. Preguntas? Envíe un correo electrónico a gradnight-coordinator (at) MVHS ELISTS


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Spartans Sports Camp

Registration for Summer 2019 is off to a great start! Camp will run June 10 - August 2 this summer.  This will be our 8th summer providing a wide variety of camps to the community while raising funds for the Mtn. View HS Athletic Department. Last year, with your support, we raised $60,000. Thank you!

What's new for SUMMER 2019?

  • Wrestling Camp will be held June 24-28 for boys and girls entering grades 3-8. This camp will cater to kids who just want to try the sport out, as well as experienced wrestlers. We are excited to showcase the MVHS Wrestling Program - now in its 2nd season after a 30-year hiatus.
  • Junior Counselor Program will be offered 8 weeks this summer for boys and girls entering grades 8-9. We have received many requests for this program and we are excited to offer it this summer. This is a great opportunity for Junior Counselors to gain leadership experience.
  • We have upgraded our registration system to a more user-friendly platform.

As always we are proud to offer the following at Spartans Sports Camp:

  • Highly trained staff that includes current and former MVHS student-athletes and experienced MVHS coaches.
  • Swimming offered daily on-site!
  • Flexible registration options including pro-rating days, adding lunches last-minute, etc.
  • Campers receive a water bottle, t-shirt, and drawstring backpack. 
  • 100% of the camp proceeds goes to support athletics at Mountain View High School. Your camp dollar goes directly back to the community!  Spartans Sports Camp directly supports the MVHS Athletic Department as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 2012, we have raised over $300,000 for the MVHS Athletic Department. 
  • Morning and Afternoon extended care available until 6:30 pm (extra charge)
  • Great selection of camps - there is something for everyone at Spartans Sports Camp!

Please see for our full calendar and to register today!

ALSO: Spring Break Basketball, Tennis, and Multi-Sport registration is open! Camp will take place April 15-19.

By popular demand, we are now offering a Multi-Session/Sibling Discount:

Save 10% on camp fees only (excludes lunch and extended care) when you register for 2 or more sessions at the same time. See website for terms and conditions.

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MVHS Sports Boosters Scholarship

The MVHS Boosters Board is happy to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2019 Boosters Scholarships.  This is the 6th year of the MVHS Boosters Scholarship program and for 2019 the Board has approved awarding two $1500 scholarships for continuing education.  All 2019 graduating Spartan Athletes that meet the qualifications are eligible for this award.  This is NOT a top scholar athlete award and will be awarded to one male and one female athlete based on their application and coach’s recommendation.  Every Spartan Athlete has a fair shot at this award and will be considered equally based on their application and essay.  The scholarship may be used for any 4-year school, 2-year school, trade school or qualifying continuing education program.  If you have a question about a qualifying program, please contact the Boosters via email.  


Applications are available on the Boosters website.    ://    Click MORE in the banner and then Scholarships in the pull down.  This year Boosters will be accepting on-line forms or scanned paper applications sent to the Boosters e-mail.     


The DEADLINE for applications & coach’s recommendations is Friday, May 3 at 6:00 pm.    


Good luck Spartans!


If you have any questions or difficulties please e-mail them to: SportsBoostersMVHS@xxxxxxxxx


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Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - April 23rd


Come learn about volunteering as a Mentor or Tutor in our local Mountain View and Los Altos schools!


There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do. 


All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

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Tuesday, April 23


12 - 1 pm


MVLA District Office - Board Room, 1299 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View, CA






Children’s Health Council (CHC)


CHC provides the following events and services, most of which have no charge:

·  Parent Education at CHC Palo Alto: 30 parent education sessions on Tuesday evenings from September through June at 6:30-8:00pm

·  Three Parent Support Groups at CHC Palo Alto: ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, Learning Differences

·  Professional Development for Educators: Select Thursdays at CHC Palo Alto, 4:30-6:00 pm

·  Wilson Reading training for Teachers: Hosted by Sand Hill School

·  EdRev Expo: Annual conference every spring at AT&T Park in San Francisco

·  CHC Resource Library: Online library of screencasts of our Community Education sessions, articles,  videos, and podcasts

·  Free 30-minute consultation for parents




April 11: Teaching Executive Functioning Skills in Middle and High School, 4:30-6:00pm
Professional Development for Educators 
This interactive workshop will introduce multiple options for cultivating executive function skills.
Location: CHC - Palo Alto 

April 16: Sleepy Teens: What is Really Going On?, 6:30-8:00pm
Parents and their teens are invited to attend this valuable session to hear 
Rafael Pelayo, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences—Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine talk about strategies that can be used to help teens get enough sleep.
Location: CHC - Palo Alto 

April 17: Sibling Issues: When There is a Challenging and Challenged Child in the Family, 6:30-8:00pm
Attend this session to identify common issues that can arise with siblings in these families and some strategies parents can use to mitigate the intensity of the sibling issues when they arise.
Location: CHC - South Bay 

April 18: Building Self-Advocacy in Students, 4:30-6:00pm
Professional Development for Educators
We will examine this well researched theory and show how it serves as the foundation for students exercising self-advocacy at school. 
Location: CHC - Palo Alto 

April 25: Sibling Issues: When There is a Challenging and Challenged Child in the Family, 6:30-8:00pm
Attend this session to identify common issues that can arise with siblings in these families and some strategies parents can use to mitigate the intensity of the sibling issues when they arise.
Location: CHC - Palo Alto 

April 30: Teen, Social Media and Mental Health, 6:30-8:00pm
Parents and teens are invited to attend this youth panel on open communication when talking about social media and life online. My Digital TAT2, students representing CHC's Teen Wellness Committee and My Digital TAT2's Youth Advisory Board will come together for a special panel discussion.
Location: CHC - Palo Alto 



From the Tutorial Center

Academic Help for All Students

Encourage your student to use the Tutorial Center in the library. Students at every level benefit from individual and group help, offered 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Parent/community volunteers, college and peer tutors, and an instructional aide assist students by appointment or on a drop-in basis in all academic areas.

El Centro Tutorial está abierto de las 7:30 de la mañana hasta las 4:00 de la tarde en la biblioteca. Todos los estudiantes están bienvenidos a estudiar y recibir ayuda. Los tutores están disponible durante el día. Se cubren todos las temas académicos. Los horarios de tutores disponibles se anuncian en el Centro Tutorial, la oficina de Aconsejo, y en las clases.


Volunteer Tutor Schedules & Private Tutor Directory Available!

Students and parents may find volunteer tutors available for each subject, on our school website at

Simply navigate to the MVHS home page, and click on ‘Tutorial Center'.  The most current Volunteer Tutor Schedule is always posted in the Tutorial Center.  Since tutors and schedules are continually being modified, parents and students should contact the Tutorial Center for the latest information on volunteer tutors available. If you would like a free copy of the most current version of the Private Tutor directory, please contact Nancy Rafati at 940-4624 or nancy.rafati (at) MVLA.


Volunteer Tutors Needed

Volunteer Tutors are always needed, especially bilingual (Spanish, French, Mandarin & Japanese). Parents of Mountain View High students are especially appreciated and make good tutors—especially of other parents’ children! Hours are flexible. Training is provided on the job. We maintain a private tutor referral list on request. If your students have any requests or would like additional information about our volunteer program, please contact Nancy Rafati, Coordinator, at 940-4624, or email her at nancy.rafati (at) MVLA.

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to find out more about all of our athletic events.


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