Monica Everson, Principal
“Leading with Heart, Spirit and Pride”
Welcome MV Families! This year, Clovis Unified celebrates their 60th diamond anniversary year leading with Clarity, Quality and Commitment. While the start of this new school is completely different than any other year, the MV staff continues to be even more committed to the teaching and learning of our student through a variety of technology platforms. Our goal is not only keep our students connected and engaged, but to partner with you, our parents, in supporting our kids academically, socially and emotionally as we educate them during distance learning. We know there will be challenges, but working together as united partners, there’s no doubt we’ll overcome and persevere. As the year progresses, 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 620 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), 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, ‘MV Strong: Clarity, Quality, Commitment,’ 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! More information to come.
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! This year, we’ll be training our staff in the Positivity Project, and rolling it out with our student body.
Entering my 16h year as principal of Mountain View, I am excited to be venturing into this journey together. We’ve got this!
Let’s all be MV STRONG and have a great year!
Mrs. Monica Everson