Better Together

Mountain View Whisman School District embraces its role in establishing its commitment to equity in our district. It is our mission to establish and nurture a supportive culture where every student, staff, family, and community member feel valued and supported while working, learning, and partnering with MVWSD.

We envision a district where our students are empowered to reach their highest  potential, acknowledging that this excellence is borne from a deep well of knowledge sustained through our diversity, not stymied by it. We will encourage our students not only to think and feel-- but act -- in a way that aims to disassemble power structures that marginalize historically underserved communities. Lastly, we will empower students to be active participants in a diverse democracy and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Better Together’s theme this year: Allyship
Allyship better together logoThis year, MVWSD continues Better Together, a program designed to increase meaningful conversations in the classroom. For the 2023-24 school year, the theme is “Allyship.” Thoughtful allies know when to step back, stand beside and step up in the service of others. We look forward to the coming months with the monthly themes and resources, No Place for Hate programming at our middle schools, and the district-wide recognition of United Against Hate week in November.

Monthly informational offerings

Our monthly offering towards MVWSD’s equity goals is titled Together We Are a Better MVWSD.

Each month you will receive an infographic in both English and Spanish that offers educational tools and community guidance inspired by a national diversity calendar. The theme is guided by the calendared events that are taking place that month.

September: Identity

This month, #BetterTogether explores identity and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which are both essential components of fostering inclusive and enriching schools in MVWSD. Recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of students not only promotes a sense of belonging and allyship but also encourages a more comprehensive and meaningful learning experience for all. Hispanic Heritage Month, in particular, provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich tapestry of Hispanic/Latino cultures, their contributions to society, and the stories of Hispanic/Latino students within our own community. Celebrate with us this month! We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD.

Better together infographic September 2023

August: Allyship

As we step into another academic year, we are presented with fresh opportunities to positively influence the lives of our kids and our community. In an increasingly diverse world, the task of nurturing an enriching and inclusive learning space has become all the more important. In the upcoming year, our focus will be on the impactful theme of allyship. Thoughtful allies know when to step back, stand beside, and stand up in the service of others. Join us as we explore how you can help your students become allies inside and outside of the classroom, while empowering every one of them to embrace their unique identity and potential.

August 2023 better together infographic


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