Monica Everson, Principal
“Leading with Heart, Spirit and Pride”
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year MV Families! In line with the district’s theme, “Mission Possible,” the Mountain View team is on a mission, embracing the belief that working together with you we can accomplish anything and make the impossible possible. The excitement this year is greater than ever as we welcome back all students for in person learning. Our goal is to not only reconnect and engage our students, but to partner with you, our parents, in supporting our kids academically, socially and emotionally as we return to a traditional schedule. We know there will be challenges, but working together as united partners, we’ll overcome and persevere. Throughout the year, we’ll be keeping you informed of updates and changes via Instant Connect, our school newsletter, The GROWL, Instagram, CUSD app notifications, and teacher emails, newsletters and websites.
For those of you who are new to our school, Mountain View Elementary School, home to the ‘Golden Bears’, is one of five elementary sites which feeds into the Clovis North Area of Clovis Unified. At the end of their 6th grade year, our students transition to Granite Ridge, which is located adjacent to Clovis North High School. Today, our school serves a diverse population of approximately 590 K-6 students and their families. The ethnic breakdown is approximately as follows; 5% African American, 1% American Indian, 10% Asian, 3% Filipino, 1% Pacific Islander, 25% Hispanic and 55% White.
MV is proud of its many accomplishments: California State Distinguished School Award for Academic Excellence, National Blue Ribbon Award, California Business for Educational Excellence, our local CLASSI (Clovis Assessment System for Sustained Improvement) and our PBIS Platinum award. Our success is due largely because of our Instructional Leadership Team of teachers, support staff, and administrators who continue to deepen their collaboration efforts through PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities). PLC meetings have strengthened our ability to maintain high standards and expectations for student achievement. PLC’s provide the venue for our team to share effective instructional strategies/processes, and make informed decisions in a collaborative style. The curriculum at Mountain View is not only aligned with the State Frameworks and Content Standards for all subject areas, but is also aligned with district benchmarks and assessments.
Our school offers a variety of programs for students requiring additional support and/or enrichment. Individualized attention is given through various programs and services such as GATE (Gifted and Talented Education), AR Club (Accelerated Reader), Special Education, Resource Specialist Program (RSP), Counseling, SST (Student Study Team), All 4 Youth services, Academic Co-Curricula teams, and during/after school intervention in the curriculum areas of Math and Reading.
In addition to our strong academic focus, MV places great emphasis in co-curricular participation because we believe in our core values of educating students in mind, body and spirit. Therefore, we encourage 100% student participation in co-curricular activities for students in grades 4-6, which include, but are not limited to the following; athletics, oral interpretation, peer mediation, student council, drama, clubs, and various organizations.
Our school theme, “Making the Impossible Possible,” beautifully encompasses who we are as educators, the culture of our school, and the determination we maintain in providing the highest quality education for our students. Strong parental and community involvement in all aspect of our school program is what makes the impossible possible. As such, everyone is encouraged to be involved in Parent Club, SART (School Assessment Review Team), ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) and IDAC (Inter-Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee). Understanding the importance and benefits of parent partnerships, MV continues to increase and strengthen community relationships through personal invitations in the classroom, on field trips, with coaching, and safety practices. We’d love for you to be involved!
Holding kids accountable for high performance, and to high levels of appropriate behavior and character are the expectations of our golden bears. The Character Counts pillars are highlighted and taught throughout the school year to develop pride, respect and all-around exceptional citizenship. Mountain View is a Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) school. Our school wide expectations are widely known as our GRRS (Be Golden, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe). Students earn PBIS tickets/points to be redeemed at our Bear Cave student store for demonstrating their GRRS! Last year, our school embraced the Positivity Project with daily lessons on the 24 character traits. These are just a few of many things we implement on the MV campus to build and nurture a school community of caring and respectful students.
Entering my 17Th year as principal of Mountain View, I am excited to be venturing into this journey together, making the impossible possible!
Let’s all be MV STRONG and have a great year!
Mrs. Monica Everson Principal