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7th Grade Packing Event
Mountain View Preparatory 7th grade students participated in a Kids Against Hunger packaging event on April 28th. In one hour students packaged 6,696 meals for Yavapai County food banks.
5th Grade Wins Poster Contest
Ms. Rose's class was awarded a field trip to Dead Horse State Park for their winning poster for the Verde Valley Birding Festival. Each student researched wrote a short report on different Arizona desert animals then created a poster depicting the various animals.
4th Grade has visitors from Verde Valley Archaeology Center
Mrs. Reay's and Mrs. Zienka's 4th grade classes were visited by volunteers from Verde Valley Archaeology Center. The volunteers brought pottery shards, projectile points (arrow heads) and manos and matates. The students were able to look at the pottery with magnifying glasses and grind corn with a mano and matate. We had a wonderful time learning about Arizona's Native People.
Ag in the Classroom
Mrs. Shelton's 3rd grade students have been enjoying the Arizona's 5 C's curriculum kit provided by the Arizona Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program. The students are learning that Arizona is famous for: citrus, cotton, copper, climate, and cattle. The students are making daily connections to life and activating prior knowledge. These engaging lessons and cooperative hands-on activities are a great way to promote careers in the agricultural industry and inspire young inventors. Here you can see the students ginning cotton (separating the seed from the raw cotton boll.) After 25 minutes of ginning, one student said, "No wonder Eli Whitney invented a machine for this! I'm exhausted!"
MVP's Barrett Summer Scholars
Several students from MVP applied for the Barrett Summer Scholars (BSS) program and were just recently accepted. This program provides opportunities for students to experience college firsthand and prepare for enrollment and success at Arizona State University (ASU) and Barrett, the Honors College. Students will live on campus this summer, engage in college-level coursework, and participate in a community of peers from across the state.
Front row: Anna Peterson, Leilani Olson, Kaya Ramer-Loll, Alexandria Gilbert, Lacey Saravo
Back row: Gage Sloniger, Luke Ritter, Trevor Hoke, Joanna Westling, and Violet King. Not pictured Kate Delaney.