Cats on the Prowl
On October 12th the Wildcat Battalion competed in the Henrico County Drill meet at Hermitage High School in Richmond. The armed and unarmed regulation platoons led by Jesse Scott and Hannah Thompson, and the first year squad led by Kassandra Williams all came in first place. The color guard led by Ethan Knight had a third place finish. The Mountain View team finished in first place overall among seven high schools. Individual standouts were cadets Gayla Hines, Zachary Johnson, Mackenzie Kushner, Devin Peters and Jesse Scott who were the top five finishers of over 200 cadets in the practical application of Marine Corps drill and ceremony.
Congratulations to these ROTC Wildcats!
Congratulations to Austin Butcher who was chosen to be a member of Honors Choir and the top ranked tenor in the State! He will be attending Honors Choir in Hot Springs in November and performing with the choir as part of the Virginia Music Educator's Conference.
Congratulations Austin. We are proud of you and your accomplishments!
The Optimist Club Student of the Month for September is Slater Sparks Congratulations!
Tryon has left the building
On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, the former assistant principal Chelsea Tryon left Mountain View High School. Tryon left MVHS to go work at Fairfax County. The former assistant principal left people shocked as many thought she would have never left MVHS; however, Fairfax does pay better allegedly. Meanwhile, MVHS received a substitute principal. The students at MVHS are looking forward to working with the new substitute principal.
The drive for knowledge
Mountain View held a Book Drive for North Star Early Childhood Education Center. People donated books to the Spanish and English rooms in order for the center to give to their children for the ages of 1-5. The drive motivated people to come together and work for a better cause. The drive brought joy and knowledge to the kids eager to read and learn.
Hungry for company
A Pre-Thanksgiving dinner is being hosted by Watchman Ministries this coming Sunday, Nov. 24, for single parents and their children under 18 years old. Watchman Ministries aims to give single parents some time to breathe and relax while enjoying food and company. The dinner will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA. Space is limited, however, so be sure to RSVP by Friday, Nov. 22.
On Nov. 26, our chorus team performed their second concert right here in Mountain View High School. All the students arrived at 6 p.m. to get dressed very formal tuxedos, but they did not allow everyone else into the auditorium until 7 p.m. During the performance they sang songs from many different cultures ranging from an African folktale song named Betelehemu to Good Ol’ Acapella. Despite being a great performance, many students at the school did not show up.
Regional final in sight
The Regional Semi-Final football game is tonight at 7 p.m. The team will take on William Fleming from Roanoke, Virginia. Our team this year has nine wins and two losses, while William Fleming has four wins and seven losses. If the team wins on Friday, they will move on to the Regional Final game.
“Wind to Whimsey”
On vacation in the Carolinas over the summer, Todd Welker saw artwork by artist Vorhis Simpson. The artwork consisted of wind and pieces of metal that depicted folk art. He was so in awe of Simpson that he assigned his manufacturing students to create a theme, turn rotary movement into reciprocating movement, and decorate their works. You can find three of the projects posted on the Mountain View homepage.
MVHS hosting the Business Advisory Council
On November 20, MVHS CTE staff, Dr. Stemple and students hosted the Business Advisory Council. “Great lunch by our culinary arts students and we observed the best of hands on learning,'' said a tweet from one of the volunteers. Many of the culinary arts students who were working on their project were pictured in this tweet.