Monica Everson, Principal
“Leading with Heart, Spirit and Pride”
Welcome to Mountain View Elementary School! This year, Mountain View, along with the entire Clovis Unified School District, kicks off the 2019-2020 school year with the united theme; ‘Inspiring Excellence.’ As we embark on a new school year, we are eager and excited to be partnering with you and our community in ‘Inspiring Excellence’ as we prepare our students for academic and co-curricular success!
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. This year, we’re excited to be celebrating our 30th year. In 1988, MV broke ground on the northeast corner of Alluvial and Maple Avenues in the city of Fresno. Today, our school serves a diverse population of approximately 660 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, and our local CLASSI (Clovis Assessment System for Sustained Improvement). 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), 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 theme, ‘Inspiring Excellence for 30 years,’ beautifully encompasses who we are as educators and the culture of our school. We believe in promoting strong parental, community involvement in all aspect of our school program. 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. In addition to our Character Counts pillars, 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 to be redeemed at our Bear Cave student store for demonstrating their GRRS!
Entering my 15h year as principal of Mountain View, I am excited to be ‘Inspiring Excellence’ as a united team of teachers, parents, and administrators in nurturing a community of high performing students with character and the skill set to be productive citizens of the future.
Wishing everyone an INSPIRATIONAL year! Let’s inspire excellence together!
Mrs. Monica Everson