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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.
Yavapai College for Kids
A-Z Salad Bar
 April 22nd, Wednesday @ Mountain View Preparatory
                    
Dear Parent or Guardian:

Students  will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of delicious fruits and vegetables as part of our “A to Z Salad Bar” special event.  Sponsored by Sodexo, your school’s foodservice provider, this fun and educational program is designed to explain the many benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, while introducing children to some new exotic varieties of produce.

The event includes a jumbo self-service salad bar containing fruits and vegetables that begin with each letter of the alphabet.  During this event, students will be encouraged to sample a variety of healthy foods and to include more fruits and vegetables in meals and snacks. In addition, we’ll distribute fun activity sheets focusing on our featured produce, as well as informational flyers for children to take home and share with their family. I encourage you to review the information flyers you receive, and to reinforce the learning by including the featured produce in your home meals.

Focusing on our students’ health is something we do throughout the school year. In fact, we frequently display colorful communications materials that encourage student consumption of healthier foods and promote active lifestyles on a monthly basis.

 If you have any questions on our “A to Z Salad Bar” or any other school foodservice event, please feel free to contact me at 928-639-4703.


Sincerely,
Deborah Rogers
Food Service Director

Mayor Joens Attends COCSD STEM Fair
Christian Contreras, an 8th grader in Mrs. Rhoda's science class at MVP, had the chance to explain his Molecular Model Project to the Mayor of Cottonwood, Diane Joens, at the COCSD STEM Fair.  The Mayor was impressed and says that she got a nice review of molecular bonds and chemistry.
4th Grade Goes to Desert Botanical Garden
On March 19, MVP 4th graders went to Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix to learn all about the adaptations that AZ plant life has to make in order to survive in such extreme conditions.  A very special thanks to our community for their tax credit support that allowed such a beautiful hands-on learning experience!

 
7/8 Grades California Physics Trip
Forty 7th and 8th grade students and five staff members from Mountain View Preparatory took a road trip to California during spring break.  While there, the students participated in an amazing physics lesson where they built roller coasters (pictured), learned how the Tower of Terror works and the fundamentals of California Screamin' at California Adventure.  They then spent the rest of the day park hopping over to Disneyland.  The next day they visited the California Science Center where they got to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor.  A big thank you to Project Exploration for always providing us with safe and exciting adventures.
Dr. Seuss Day

MVP students, parents, and grandparents enjoyed a Dr. Seuss-themed green eggs and ham breakfast on Monday, March 2, 2015. Many parents also spent time in their children's classrooms reading books with the students. Pictured here are MVP third grader, Gabrielle Islas, and fifth grader, Anthony Islas, with their grandparents.



 
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