Supt eNews Nov. 9, 2017


Mountain View Whisman School District
November 9, 2017
In this edition ...
  • Grateful for their service: Veterans’ Day
  • Board meeting preview: Health and Human Development
  • Climate survey reminder: We want to hear from you!

Grateful for their service: Veterans’ Day

This weekend, we honor those who have served the U.S. in the military. We are thankful for all of the veterans in our community and in our families. Our schools have marked the day this week with presentations from active service members, and collecting letters of appreciation and artwork for our troops, among other activities. Have a good, and safe three-day weekend (no school tomorrow).

Board meeting preview: Health and Human Development

After hearing some parents’ concerns, the Board approved a curriculum review process last spring, as well as the postponement of the fifth-grade unit of Human Growth and Development. The decision was made at the March 16 Board meeting to review the program, with the understanding that the District would provide all rising 5th graders with the human growth development curriculum in the 6th grade; allowable by California Education Code.

You are welcome to the November 16 Board meeting (7 p.m., Graham Middle MUR), in which this topic will be discussed. (Click here for a preview of the presentation) As one of the solutions we are presenting, we will be asking the Board for permission to move away from the process for piloting curriculum and continue with current program (option 3).

Climate survey reminder: We want to hear from you!

The MVWSD Climate Survey is open now through Nov. 17 for all staff, parents and students in grades 5 and 7. Your responses provide information beyond test scores that helps us improve our schools. Look for an email invitation in your inbox from "Panorama Education Team." The subject line is: "Request for your feedback!" (Check your spam folder, too).


This survey is administered online through Panorama Education. Your answers to the survey are confidential and compiled by Panorama, a third party. Your honest feedback is very important. Your personal results will not be identifiable. Thanks in advance for your input!


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