Montview Middle School News

2.3.20

The 2020-2021 DSST Network Calendar is now available. Click HERE to view. 

1.28.20

January 2020

Hello DSST Montview Middle School Families,  

We hope this letter finds you well. In an effort to increase communication with our families, we are going to be sending home a monthly “Director’s Letter”. In this letter, we hope to share our school’s successes, share our areas of focus, and provide additional opportunities for partnership with our families. 

Our staff has returned from holiday break deeply invested in providing our students with a high-quality education. This renewed energy can be witnessed in our 6th-grade students engaging in a book-based activity to attain a deeper understanding of life on a migrant farm circuit. It is evident in our 7th-grade social studies classes reenacting a WWI battle scene in our Commons to gain historical perspective and understand the complexities of trench warfare strategy.  We see it in our 8th-grade students working diligently to extract DNA from strawberries during their science lab. The excitement for our content and our classes is invigorating!

We also want to be clear on our priorities for the second half of the year. We want to:

 

  • Develop strong partnerships with our families. We are going to offer families opportunities for a coffee chat at our school and will be sending more information about dates and times soon. Additionally, we are collaborating with FAM (Family Association of Montview) to include events similar to last week where our Acting School Directors in middle and high school and Associate School Director of Instruction meaningfully engage with our families. 

  • Increase our focus on academic excellence by developing a strong community of high support and high accountability for our students. This means we need to raise the bar for our community culture by leaning into our shared values so they are lived each day by all.

  • Ensure we are able to provide a rigorous, high school ready education for our 8th-grade students in English Language Arts. We have hired a writing teacher with experience teaching both high school and college and is eager to begin working with and supporting middle school students. We are using high-quality plans from other schools in our network to ensure students have challenging and interesting materials in front of them. 

 

If you have not already, please sign up for Flyer, like us on Facebook, and look out for our campus newsletter twice a month to learn what is happening in our school community and receive important updates.  I am encouraged by the feedback from the parent community. I would like you to continue to reach out to ensure we are driving toward excellence together. Please also offer your feedback HERE with this parent survey. We are grateful to be a part of your child's education and to have the support of our families to create a strong school community. 

Best,     

 

Eva Rodrigues

Acting School Director

DSST: Montview Middle School  

Erica Foley

Associate School Director of Instruction

DSST: Montview Campus

 

Enero 2020

Estimadas  familias de la Secundaria de DSST: Montview,

 

Esperamos que esta carta los encuentre bien. En un esfuerzo por incrementar la comunicación con nuestras familias, enviaremos a casa una "Carta del Director" mensualmente. Esperamos compartir los éxitos de nuestra escuela, mejorar la asociacion  con nuestras familias y compartir nuestras áreas de enfoque.

También queremos tener claras nuestras prioridades para la segunda mitad del año. Queremos:

 

  • Desarrollar asociaciones sólidas con nuestras familias. Vamos a ofrecer a las familias oportunidades para conversar en nuestra escuela y enviaremos muy pronto más información sobre fechas y horarios. Además, estamos colaborando con FAM (Asociación de familias de Montview) para incluir eventos similares a la semana pasada donde nuestros directores interinos de la secundaria y preparatorias y el director asociado de instrucción de la escuela tengan conversaciones  significativas con nuestras familias.

  • Aumentar nuestro enfoque en la excelencia académica mediante el desarrollo de una comunidad sólida de alto apoyo y alta responsabilidad para nuestros estudiantes. Esto significa que necesitamos elevar el nivel de nuestra cultura comunitaria apoyándonos  en nuestros valores que todos vivimos todos los días .

  • Asegurarnos que podemos  proporcionar una educación rigurosa y preparar  a nuestros estudiantes de octavo grado en arte del lenguaje de inglés para la preparatoria. Contratamos a un maestro de escritura con experiencia en la escuela secundaria y la universidad y estamos ansiosos por comenzar a trabajar y apoyar a los estudiantes. Estamos utilizando planes de alta calidad de otras escuelas de nuestra red para garantizar que los estudiantes tengan materiales interesantes y desafiantes frente a ellos.

 

Si aún no lo ha hecho, regístrese en Flyer, haga clic en ‘me gusta’ en Facebook y esté atento a nuestro boletín del campus para enterarse de  lo que está sucediendo en nuestra comunidad escolar y recibir actualizaciones importantes. Nos gusta los comentarios de la comunidad de padres y nos  gustaría que continúen enviandolos para asegurarse que estamos conduciendo juntos hacia la excelencia. Ofrezca también sus comentarios AQUÍ con esta encuesta para padres. Estamos agradecidos de ser parte de la educación de sus hijos y de contar con el apoyo de nuestras familias para crear una comunidad escolar sólida.

Sinceramente,

Eva Rodrigues

Director de escuela interino

DSST: Escuela Intermedia de Montview

Erica Foley

Director de escuela interino

DSST: Escuela Intermedia de Montview

1.10.20

The season of SchoolChoice is upon us. Round 1 opens on January 15 at 8;30a and will conclude on Tuesday, February 18 at 4:00p. Our Front Office will have an Enrollment Station with computers and handouts for families throughout the Round 1 window. For current DSST: Montview MS families, please remember the following:

  • current 6th graders automatically enroll in 7th
  • current 7th graders automatically enroll in 8th
  • current 8th graders automatically enroll in 9th grade at DSST: Montview HS

For prospective families or current families with siblings interested in attending DSST: Montview MS or any DPS Choice school, you are welcome to visit our Front Office Enrollment Station to complete an Choice application. SchoolChoice is entirely online this year and can be completed on a computer or phone. As it can be a complicated process, please follow the link below for more information or visit your nearest DPS Choice school for more information.

 

12.10.19

It is that time of year to check-in with your child's advisor to review the successes and challenges of Trimester 1. Please make sure you have scheduled an appointment with your child's advisor. You can use the link below to make that appointment, if you have not already. Also, here a few things to consider:

1. Appointments, click HERE

2. Please make sure you are on time. Each appointment is 15mins and we want to ensure eveyone is given the time and attention they deserve.

3. 8th Grade families, please make sure you discuss with your Advisor, your child's intent to re-enroll for 9th Grade at DSST: Montview High School. It is a simple Yes/No/Maybe question and is non-binding, but it helps the HS in their planning for next year. There will be a folder given to you during conferences with more information. 

4. Our uniform store, Impact We Print, will have their newly designed on-demand printing truck avaialble for Spritiwear purchases. Click HERE to see their new products.

5. We will display the contents of our lost and found in the Commons during Friday's Conferences and also on Wedensday, 12/18 after dismissal for families to reclaim items. After that, all items will be donated. 

Please contact your advisor or the Front Desk with any questions or concerns. 

12.3.19

Please take a moment to read an important update regarding our Campus Director HERE