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Oceanside, CA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized SCHOOL NAME as a Common Sense School.

 

Mission Vista HS has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

 

"We applaud the faculty and staff of SCHOOL NAME for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline,  VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. "Mission Vista HS deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

 

MVHS has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

 

"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School," said Mrs. Miller, MVHS principal. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."


 

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HOSA members competed in a PSA competition with other North County high schools at Young Leaders in Healthcare at Scripps Encinitas Hospital. 

 

They worked together to prepare a PSA on Mental Health by conducting research, surveying MVHS students, and making posters for a mental health awareness display on campus. 

 

This year they won first place for the first time in 6 years of participating (we have won 2nd three times and 3rd twice)!  They were so happy to beat LCC who has won 1st for the past two years.

 

 

Presentors: 

Marana Kuhn

Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos

Daisy Sanchez

Daniela Rojas Gallegos

Tanya Castellanos

Tania Gallardo

 

Contributors:

Gianna Acosta

Adriana Little

 

 

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MVHS Graduation | June 7th


If you can't make it, watch LIVE online!

http://stream1.sdcoe.net/wc/mvhsgrad2018/

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Local Students Rank Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)

 

Oceanside, CA —

This past March, 48 students from Mission Vista High School participated in Le Grand Concours, a national French contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational backgrounds for prizes. Nationally, more than 75,000 students competed in this 83rd annual event.

 

At Mission Vista High School:

  • One student, Touge Nhia Yi Ly, qualified as a Platinum Winner, which is the highest award in Le Grand Concours, representing the top 1% of scores in the nation within a student’s respective level. This award includes a platinum medal, a plaque for the student, and a Lauréat National certificate.

  • Five students, Maurice Anderson, Philippe Bruchez, Mariko Herrera, Panny Nhia Yi Ly, and Vivian Schroeder, qualified as Gold Medal Winners by scoring in the 95th percentile nationally in their respective levels or years of French taken.  Students earned a gold medal and a Lauréat National certificate for their efforts.

  • Nine students, Cherianne Cruz, Josephine Doan, Michael Garcia, Genevieve Haskin, Jennifer Hernandez-Romero, Erin Kennedy, Katarina Newman, Isabella Ossiander, and Alexandra Sibaja, qualified as Silver Medal Winners by scoring nationally between the 85th and 90th percentile in their respective levels.  These students earned a silver medal and a Lauréat National certificate for their efforts.

  • Eleven students, Jayden Alton, Jared Alvernaz, Caitlin Cielo, Mercedes Coppola, Michael Lee,  Sarah Mackey, Heidi Martinez, Skylar Mason, Malia Mohrman, Jazielyn Morales, and Emily Rivera, earned a Bronze medal and a Lauréat National certificate by scoring in the 80th or 75th percentile nationally in their level of French.

  • In addition, eleven students received a Mention d’honneur certificate because they scored above the national average in their respective level. These students are Noah Anschuetz, Uziel Belverde, Alex Davis, Mason Houskeeper, Jessica Jacinto, Sarah Kelly, Samantha Perez-Robinson, Berit Poirier, Zayra Rosales, Hannah Thornton, and Max Wygal.

 

Besides being an effective assessment of ability and progress over the years, the Grand Concours is also practice for college placement tests, SAT II and the AP test. The National French Contest is a way to gain experience taking these types of tests.

 

AATF President Catherine Danièlou indicated:  French students who rank nationally in Le Grand Concours demonstrate a superior level of global responsibility, integrative cultural competence, language skills, and commitment to excellence and dedication. They significantly increase their community’s international profile. Their French teachers, whom they honor, work hard to produce responsible world citizens with multilingual capabilities. Le Grand Concours participants and winners all embrace an appreciation for other cultures, strive to continually learn and improve, and value the study of French. We are very proud of them and admire their commitment to both contributing to a better world and serving as exceptional ambassadors for their schools.


For more information about the National French Contest, please visit our website: www.frenchteachers.org/concours.

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Choir's Pops/Broadway concert is Friday at 7pm in the theater.

We will sing music from the motion pictures: Moana, The Greatest Show, and Coco.

We will also be covering music from the Pentatonix, One Republic, Toto, and more!

It is a great show for the whole family. Just pure fun!

 

See you there! 

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Boys Volleyball is the #3 seed in the CIF D4 playoffs, and will host a quarterfinal match this Fri 5/11/18 in our gym!

 

Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $6 for students & seniors, per CIF.

Come out and support the boys!

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Come out and start the season off right!  MVHS Volleyball Summer Camps, Coached by Grossmont College Head Coach Jamie Ivers & San Diego Mesa College Head Coach Kim Lester

 

Boys Volleyball Camp

June 25th - June 29th

11 - 2pm

*Campers will receive a free T-shirt if registration form and payment are received by Monday, June 18th

 

Girls Volleyball Camp

July 9th - July 13th

11 - 2pm

*Campers will receive a free T-shirt if registration form and payment are received by  Monday, July 2nd
 

Print out a flyer and send it in!

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 If you plan on being on the MVHS Cross-Country team, you need to be at this meeting

 

May 16th, 6:30pm9pm

meet in library 

PLEASE BE ON TIME

the meeting starts at 630pm sharp!

 

Physicals will be in the gym hallway/trainer rooms (for cross country runners only) after your paperwork is filled out.

 

Please bring health and car insurance info and a checkbook, spirit wear will be available for purchase.

 

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VUSD is conducting a stakeholder perception survey as part of the work in understanding a range of issues central to student access to a rigorous education: course-taking decisions, expectations and counseling for post-secondary success, instructional quality, and supports for academic success. We hope that our parents, staff, and students will participate; stakeholder perceptions are critical to understanding Educational Opportunity in school districts, since students, parents, and teachers offer critical insights.

What is the Educational Opportunity Assessment Survey?
  • The survey is will help assessing the level and degree to which high schools prepare students for postsecondary success.
  • Your district will receive critical insights from different stakeholders – staff, teachers, parents, and students – into a range of issues central to student access to a rigorous education.
  • You will see how perception differs between and among groups of stakeholders for course taking, expectations for postsecondary success, instructional quality, and support.

What topics does the survey cover?

You will learn about implementation and perception in four areas:

·         course-taking decisions

·         expectations and counseling for post-secondary success

·         instructional quality

·         supports for academic success

 
 

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(p) fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital. Nina E. and Anna A. (Co-directors of Portraits for Patients.

Portraits for Patients is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by high school student Anna A.

 

They are based in San Diego County and function as a volunteer-driven California charity. Their goal is to provide financial support for patients in times of crisis. They believe that a patient's main concern should be their health and recovery, and we want to help ease the burden of financial matters. This includes anything from covering medical bills to paying the month's mortgage. To achieve this goal, They are using the beauty of art to spread awareness, bring amazing people together, and generate donations. 

 

If you are interested in helping, please see their website for more details...

https://www.portraitsforpatients.org/

 

 

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MVHS Senior, Elizabeth R.G., took the top award, called the Seymour.  It came with a $5000 scholarship.

 

She was one of 10 finalists at the Southern Region CSF Conference.  Elizabeth had to go through grueling interviews. She is an amazing person, and the judges captured that today.


 

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Education Week Blogs are committed to raising the level of understanding and discourse on critical issues in American education. 

 

In this most recent issue, Matt Doyle, VUSD Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and regular contributor on Education Week, wrote about MVHS

 

Building Student Agency into Learning Pathways

February 15, 2018, 9:16 AM

 

By Matt Doyle, Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Vista Unified and Navarro Peck, Student, Mission Vista High School

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The MVHS My Vision Personalized Senior Capstone is a single-term course, culminating project, and portfolio developed from a student’s chosen Pathway of Study. This personalized course will focus on a student’s strengths and interests while fostering independence to demonstrate, synthesize, and expand knowledge.

 

Within the capstone course, students will identify and reflect on their personal and academic strengths and needs, while researching and connecting to their interests and area of study. Presentations and portfolio completion, with possible on/off-campus internships, will also be a part of this class. Upon successful completion of the capstone, individuals will receive special recognition at graduation.

 

Students must submit an application to be considered for the program.  A copy is provided here and a paper copy can be obtained in the MVHS counseling office.

 

*COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE BY

3 pm on Friday, March 23rd.

 

 

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A glimpse of MVHS representation at Petco Park where student-athletes from around the county were given the chance to announce their college scholarship signing intentions in an event sponsored by the San Diego Hall of Champions.

 

Congratulations Timberwolves!!!

From left to right:

Jessica J., Field Hockey, Smith College (MA)

Stephanie A., Soccer, Mercy College (NY)

Bri Z., Soccer, Cal State Dominguez Hills

Sydney S., Beach Volleyball, Cal State Long Beach

Avrie F., Soccer, University of Idaho


 

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Mission Vista High School students were invited back to the Fleet Science Center for a third time to present their computer games.  The Fleet just completed a six month run of their popular exhibit, Game Masters: The Exhibition, and wanted the MVHS students to come back one last time before the exhibit closed.

 

The eight computer science students, Blake V., Joseph M., Brian S., Daniel D., Dylan M., Jackson S.,  Noah S., and Vincent R. were invited to be the “Genius in the House” and created computer games specifically for the exhibit.  

 

Ashanti Davis, Exhibits Project Supervisor at the Fleet, said, “Genius in the House is a great way for students, professionals and enthusiasts to share their expertise in science, technology, art, and mathematics, with visitors of all ages at the Fleet Science Center.  With an exhibition like Game Masters, it can be challenging for many to get past the notion of video games and to see them for what they are: computer science, engineering, and art.  We hope that our visitors were inspired after their experiences with students from MVHS.“ 

 


The games ranged from a car driving game to an outer space virtual reality game.  Joseph who participated in all three Fleet events was pleased to see that the interest and excitement of the Fleet guests kept getting bigger and better each time he was invited back.  Blake who also participated all three times said that he was happy when around a hundred people visited the first time but was blown away when close to two hundred people stopped by to check out their games this most recent time.  For Vincent, Noah, Jackson, Dylan, Daniel, and Brian, this was their first experience presenting at the Fleet and all enjoyed the opportunity and were amazed by how interested the Fleet guests were with their games.  As was the case with the previous exhibits, the Fleet patrons could not believe that high school students had the knowledge and ability to create such impressive games.  Akiko Hicks, Exhibits Experience Lead at the Fleet, has really appreciated having the MVHS students exhibit at the Fleet.  Akiko said, “Every time I see the MVHS students, I am surprised by their ability to present their projects to the public.  Their games are amazing, but what makes the students special is their ability to share their programming knowledge with our visitors.”  

 

Not only were the Fleet guests interested in playing the games, but many were also interested in how the students created the games since many of the adult guests worked as programmers and engineers.  

 

Demonstrating at the Fleet has been a great opportunity for the students to meet people that have careers working with technology.  One former MVHS student who was part of the first exhibit received a summer internship after talking with a Fleet guest that worked in the aerospace industry.  

 

MVHS computer science teacher, Jeffrey Yee, has also met a number of Fleet guests who have been so impressed with the students that they are interested in finding ways to connect their work with the MVHS CS program.  Now that the Game Masters exhibit is closed, the MVHS CS program hopes to continue working with the Fleet by presenting at future exhibits.  Ashanti Davis said, “We look forward to further collaboration with MVHS around computer science in Studio X, our maker and innovation studio.”  

 

The MVHS CS program has purchased an HTC Vive Virtual Reality system and has plans to design and implement immersive games and simulations for the Fleet.  These experiences with the Fleet has inspired the entire MVHS CS program to keep exploring new and creative ways to use their programming skills to help benefit the community.

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Interested in attending

Mission Vista next year?

(Have you Applied?)

 

Come see some of what makes us so special!

 

Also, our CTE and Arts programs will present and offer you the chance to see what they do!

 

 

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¡Noche de información patrocinada por VUSD!

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Vista High School Library

21 de febrero


 

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Vista High School Library

February 21st

 




 

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MISSION VISTA HIGH SCHOOL – CLASS OF 2018

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS & FAMILIES

 

SENIOR MEETING DATES (in the MVHS Theater)

  • Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 during extended 3rd Period, 12:38 PM - 1:12 PM

  • Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 during the last 10 min of 2nd and  first 10 min of lunch, 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

  • Wednesday, April 25th, 2018  during the last 10 min of 2nd and  first 10 min of lunch, 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

  • Monday, June 4th, 2018 9:30 -10:30 AM

 

YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks are available for $95 and will then increase to $100 on Jan 31st and to $110 on May 5th. Yearbooks will then increase to $125 at the end of the school year but there are only a limited number left. You can order online at http://www.jostensyearbook.com or through the finance office. Deadline for pre-ordering yearbooks is May 5th, 2018 .

 

DIPLOMA NAME VERIFICATION FORM

Diploma Name Verification Forms will be passed out to students on January 24, 2018. Diplomas will be printed with the exact name that is on the form. Requests for name changes must match student's birth certificate or court documentation. If changes need to be made please turn in the form with corrections and parent signature by February 2nd, 2018 to the school registrar, located in the Counseling & Career Center.  

 

SENIOR CLASS PANORAMA

Seniors will take their class panorama on Monday, February 12th, at 8 AM in the MVHS Gym. Students wanting to organize a senior class panorama shirt group will be required to turn in a MVHS Senior Class Panorama Shirt Approval Form to the main office no later than Wednesday, February 7th at lunch.

 

SENIOR SURVEY

Senior Survey must be completed through student Naviance accounts prior to Friday,  May 18th, 2018.

 

PROM

Prom is Saturday, May 19th, 2018. This is a school sanctioned event. All students and their guests will be subject to search and breathalyzer tests upon entry to the event. Limos, party busses and vehicles are also subject to search by administration.  Doors will be open at 7:00pm. No one will be admitted after the doors close at 8:30pm.  All current students must bring their school ID and guests must also bring current photo ID (school ID or driver’s license/CA ID).

 

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT

Senior Awards Night is Thursday, May 31th, 2018 at 7:00pm in the theater.

 

SENIOR FINALS

Seniors will take their finals on Thursday, May 31st, Per 3 & 4, and Friday, June 1st. Per 1 & 2

 

SENIOR PICNIC  

The senior picnic is a MANDATORY free event for all graduating seniors. The picnic will be held on Monday, June 4th 2018 11:00 - 1:30 PM on lower field.

 

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION

Cap & gowns will be distributed to graduating seniors who have completed the clearance process on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018. To be cleared, seniors must pass all required classes; owe no money or books to the school; and complete the senior survey.  Cap and gowns are not to be altered or decorated. See “Graduation Guidelines” for more specific information.  Caps & gowns will be provided at no cost by Jostens, please complete a Unit Borrow Order Form and turn it into the Front Office no later than Friday, January 27th, 2018 to ensure that you get the appropriate gown size. All borrowed items must be returned after the graduation ceremony.  Seniors and parents wishing to purchase the cap & gowns may contact Jostens at www.jostens.com.  

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY TICKETS

Each graduating senior will receive graduation ceremony tickets. Tickets will be distributed after graduation practice on June 6th, 2018 to seniors who have completed their clearance process.  Only those with tickets will be let into the graduation ceremony area. Tickets are required for all individuals over 2 years of age.



 




 

MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL – Tuesday, June 5th & Wednesday, June 6th  

All students who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony must attend all scheduled graduation rehearsal days:

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 starting @ 11:30 am on the lower field

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 starting @ 12:15 pm on the lower field

 

GRADUATION DAY – Thursday, June 7th Ceremony begins at 4:30pm

The graduation ceremony will be held at MVHS on the lower field area, behind the gym.  Gates open at 3:00pm. Graduates are to report to the gym no later than 3:30pm.

 

GRADUATION GUIDELINES FOR SENIORS

 

Any graduate found under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances will be immediately removed from the ceremony. Students that participate in “senior pranks” that are harmful or destructive are liable for any damages and will not participate in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Guidelines for Seniors:

  • Arrive to the gym no later than 3:30 pm with gown draped over arm.

  • All graduates will be subject to search upon check-in. No unnecessary items will be permitted.

  • Dark green caps and gowns are required for participation in the graduation ceremony.

  • One, single-color, natural flower lei, Maile Leaf lei, is allowed. Leis may wrap around the neck only once, NO Money or Candy leis. MVHS club pins, no larger than a quarter, placed according to guidelines and pre-approved by Club/Administration.

  • Only school sanctioned and approved stoles and cords may be worn

  • The cap is to be worn straight on the head, with the standard issue tassel to the right. Caps may not be decorated or adorned in any way and are the only acceptable headgear for the graduation ceremony.

  • It is recommended that you wear a dress shirt and slacks, a blouse with pants/skirt or a dress.  Appropriate shoes should be worn.  Heels are not recommended due to the uneven grass turf.

  • Graduates must leave all personal items, with the exception of 1 key and a pair of sunglasses, with family members or in their vehicle, including:  cell phones, purses, bags, all valuables, food/drink, keys, cameras, etc.

  • Graduation is a school function, and all school rules apply.

  • Caps and Gowns and other regalia borrowed from Jostens and/or the school must be returned in original condition at the end of the ceremony. In addition, all items borrowed must be returned at the end of graduation in order to obtain your diploma.

 

SEATING AND PARKING

Parking and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.  The lower field gates will open at 3:00pm. Tickets are required to enter the ceremony area for all individuals over 2 years of age.  Seats may not be reserved or saved.  Limited handicap/wheelchair seating is available, but it is recommended that you arrive when the gates open. Weather conditions, walking distance, field seating and length of ceremony are factors to consider when deciding whom to invite. In order for everyone to enjoy the ceremony, there are certain items that will be prohibited including: air horns and other noisemakers; balloons; banners and signs; umbrellas and other shade covers; food and beverage items; and pets.  The parking lot will open at 3pm. Parking on campus is available on a first come first serve basis, and we highly recommend carpooling. Overflow parking will be located at the Home Depot parking lot across the street from the school.  It is not legal to park on the street in front of the school. Please do not park in red zones, bike lanes,  fire lanes or in the Meritage housing development adjacent to the school.  Parking enforcement will be in effect during the ceremony, and illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed.  

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Professional photographers will be present at graduation to photograph all graduates walking across stage.  More information about purchasing photographs will be made available at the graduation ceremony.

 

DIPLOMA PICKUP

Graduates will receive an empty diploma jacket during the ceremony.  Immediately following the graduation ceremony, diplomas can be picked up in the gym.  Only the graduate will be allowed in the gym pick up their diploma as space in the gym will be limited.

 

GRAD NITE – Saturday, June 9th, 2018

All seniors participating in Grad Nite at Disneyland are to report to the MVHS parking lot no later than 10:30 am on June 9th, 2018 Buses will depart at 11 am NO EXCEPTIONS.  The return buses will leave Disneyland at 2:30 am and are expected to arrive back at MVHS at approximately 4:30 am on June 10th, 2018.  This is a school sanctioned event. All school rules apply as well those set forth by Disneyland.  Students are subject to search and breathalyzer tests.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018!

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What better way to show the world how much you love your senior than to publish a senior memory ad in this year’s yearbook? Senior Memory Ads are published in a special section of the yearbook and include a picture and a short message. You can choose to send in pics and message and have our yearbook staff format for you, or you can create your ad online using Jostens templates. It’s an easy way to create a message of love and appreciation that will last a lifetime!

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SENIOR MEMORY AD?

Submitting your ad via Yearbook Advisor:

  1. Fill out this form and send in to Kristina Dumbeck, Yearbook Advisor, along with a check for payment (make check out to: MVHS ASB, with “Yearbook” in the memo)

  2. Email your photo and message to: kristinadumbeck@vistausd.org. Please type SMA + [student’s full name] in the subject of your email.

 

Submitting your ad via Jostens’ Website:

Create your senior ad online at  www.jostens.com/yearbookads.  Online service will open 8/5/2017 and will be available through 2/16/2018. You can make your payment online at Jostens at the same time.

 

All-Color Ad Prices

 

Full Page: $340 (1-10 Images) 7.75 x 10 in

Half Page: $180 (1-6 Images) 7.75 x 5 in

Quarter Page: $95 (1-3 Images) 7.75 x 2.5 in

 

DEADLINE for submission to yearbook advisor: Feb 16

Ad space is limited. Ads are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Payment is due before deadline to ensure publication.

 


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Congratulations, Timberwolves!!

 

Over MLK Jr weekend our Theatre Timberwolves once again attended the California Educational Theatre Association High School Theatre Festival in Rancho Cucamonga. This is the third year in a row that MVHS has had the honor of performing their entire play or a ten minute scene from their play. They performed a scene from their recent production of The Crucible and were recognized by adjudicators and the approximately 1,200 students with both Best Ensemble and Audience Favorite awards.  


 

A little about the event...

Each year between October and December, the California Educational Theatre Association adjudicates Fall productions throughout the Southern California Region. The top high school productions are presented at our CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival during the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

 

The weekend offers a variety of opportunities including workshops led by professionals in the industry encouraging artistic growth for high school students and their teachers.

 

The three-day Festival showcases four MainStage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Additionally, eight schools are selected to perform 10-minute scenes from their productions for the Festival’s SceneFest. The CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival is open to all high schools across the state of California.

 

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Dear Mission Vista High School Families,

 

Next Thursday, January 18th at 6pm, MVHS will host the final Start Smart session of the school year.  Start Smart is a free two-hour course that provides teen drivers and their parents with an opportunity to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive.

 

Mission Vista High School now requires all student drivers wanting to park on campus to complete the Start Smart driver’s safety program, which is hosted by the California Highway Patrol.  Students, along with one parent/guardian must attend and complete the program in order to obtain a school parking permit.  Any 9th-12th grade student who has recently obtained his/her driver’s license or will earn it at some point in the next calendar year is encouraged to attend.  Students who have already attended the course in the past are not required to attend again.

 

There is no need to register in advance for the Start Smart course as students will check in with their school ID card at the door. Students who are currently 18 years of age are not required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the course.

 

Doors to the Theatre will open at 5:30 p.m on January 18th, and the Start Smart session will begin at 6:00 p.m.  

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We have an amazing opportunity for our students to truly be a part of our legacy. We invite you to be a part of that legacy by creating your own draft of the lyrics for what you envision as our Alma Mater.

 

Past and present students can draft an Alma Mater for the school and submit it to the google form attached below.

 

Once submitted, all entries will be collected and voted upon for the winner.

 

Our Alma Mater will follow our past, present, and future students for many years to come, and we need as much input as possible.

 

Specific details of the format and lyrics we are looking for are in the directions on the submission form. The form can also be found on the school homepage, and ASB social media as well as in student emails.

 

Submissions are due February 7th. 

<<Submission Form>>

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With the MVHS campus being closed until further notice, the Timberwolf Foundation Tree delivery had to be moved.

 

Delivery Location for Saturday, December 9th: 8am-11-am

Vista Optimist Club

600 Optimist Way

Vista CA

 

A Note from the Foundation...

We had an impressive turn out of volunteers, parents, students, friends, administration, who all made the Christmas tree delivery possible and successful! It was healing to share our experiences, evacuations, near evacuations, losses and blessings. So grateful!

 

Importantly, Many many thanks to the Vista Optimist Club who allowed the Mission Vista High School Timberwolves Foundation Booster Christmas Tree Fundraiser event to use their lot for the Christmas tree delivery and pick up!  We were going to use MVHS’s outdoor basketball courts but that was impossible due to the Lilac Fire. I’m so grateful for the Optimist Club and the way it supports the Vista Community.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

 

3-4 pm Room 906

 

Interested in learning how to program?  Already know how?  Students of every level are welcome to join us and students all across the world who are also participating in Hour of Code this week.

 

We are one of 97,000 schools participating in this year's event.

 

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Vista Unified School District 

K-12 Students Present.....

STEM Fest 2018! 

 

Join Us 

April 5th, 2018 at Vista Innovation Design Academy, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  

For more details, visit our website:

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Due to the Lilac Fire, the Show was rescheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, December, 12th 2017.


 

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7 pm at St. Thomas More Church

Oceanside, CA



 

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Fechas del viaje: 28/11/2017, 12/12/2017, 1/9/2018, 1/23/2018*, 2/6/2018*, 20/02/2018

 

*El 23 de enero y el 6 de febrero se ofrecerá giras escolares en español. 



 

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Music Composition 2 teams provided music for the Escondido Tamale Festival's main stage!  Prior to the event, organizers worked with the students and listed their sound, style, and music needs for the day. 

Student groups collaboratively composed music according to their lists and the organizers then chose 4 pieces from the class.  This music was highlighted and used for every band transition and announcement segment throughout the entire day and over 15,000 people were in attendance! 

 

MVHS composers are on the map in north county!


Student Composer Teams:

• David Contreras, Rissa Piland, & Alysa Sotto

• Hannah Clark, Michael Garcia, Helena Swaton

• Nathan Doan, Felix Nichols-Tabrum, Dawson Wharton

• Miles Bolanos, Logan MacLachlan, Dante Saliba

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Tour Dates: 11/28/2017, 12/12/2017, 1/9/2018, 1/23/2018*, 2/6/2018*, 2/20/2018


*El 23 de enero y el 6 de febrero se ofrecerá giras escolares en español. 

 


 

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Three Mission Vista High School students recently participated in the Augmented and Virtual Reality Festival at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center.  The students, Cole P, Joseph M, and Blake V, created their VR game specifically for the event and presented their game to visitors of the Fleet Science Center.  The MVHS Computer Science students were invited to exhibit at the VR Festival because of their previous success of hosting the Genius in the House event at the Fleet Science Center earlier in the school year.

 


 

Cole, Joseph, and Blake collaborated on an outer space VR game that took them three weeks to complete.  The students used the skills they learned in their Computer Game Programming class and worked as a team to create the amazing game.  They had not worked with Virtual Reality prior to creating this game and had to learn the intricacies of Google VR for Unity and Android App development.  The VR game put the player in an immersive outer space setting where the player had to dodge asteroids and shoot at alien spaceships.

 


 

Joseph and Blake, who also participated in the Genius in the House event, asserted that the AR and VR Festival went even better than the Genius in the House event.  The Fleet Science Center guests were very excited to put on the VR headsets and try out the students' game.  It was surprising to find out that most of the visitors had never experienced VR and they all enjoyed the immersive experience.  Many of the children and even some of the grown men didn't want to take the headset off and a few of the guests even came back to play the game a second time.  The students enjoyed talking about VR game programming and were pleased to introduce VR to so many of the Fleet Science Center guests.


 

 

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Mission Vista's Ballet Folklorico Club will be performing at the Rancho Guajome Adobe (across the street from North Coast Church) on Saturday, October 28th at a Dia De Los Muertos Event.

 

This is an annual event, with food, entertainment, and arts & crafts. A great event for kids and families!

 

Performances are scheduled all day, from 10am to 4pm.

MVHS is scheduled to dance at 12:20 and at 12:50.

 

There's no cost for parking, and admission is free for kids 0 - 3, $2 for kids 4 - 12, and $4 for everyone 13 and older. 

Rancho Guajome Adobe is located at 2210 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Vista

 

We hope to see you there!

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Festival

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Explore the future at the Fleet’s Augmented and Virtual Reality Festival. Visitors of all ages will have a chance to explore the AR and VR technologies that are currently being used for education, medical science and more. Activities free with paid admission.

 

MVHS students participated by designing Video Games for Google Cardboard 

 

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MVHS now offers a late bus at 4:00 pm. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for students who stay after school for various school functions.  The bus drops off at Arcadia and E. Vista Way, and students who ride should have a valid bus pass.

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On Wednesday, October 18th at 6pm, MVHS will host the first Start Smart session of the school year.  Start Smart is a free two-hour course that provides teen drivers and their parents with an opportunity to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive.

 

Mission Vista High School now requires all student drivers wanting to park on campus to complete the Start Smart driver’s safety program, which is hosted by the California Highway Patrol.  Students, along with one parent/guardian must attend and complete the program in order to obtain a school parking permit.  Any 9th-12th grade student who has recently obtained his/her driver’s license or will earn it during the school year is encouraged to attend.  Students who have already attended the course in the past are not required to attend again.

 

There is no need to register in advance for the Start Smart course as students will check in with their school ID card at the door. Students who are 18 years of age at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year are not required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the course.

 

Doors to the Theatre will open at 5:30 p.m on October 18th, and the Start Smart session will begin at 6:00 p.m.  

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MVHS is pleased to be partnering with California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to launch it’s Math 22 program, which aims to support students in mathematics in an effort to ensure that they have the requisite math skills to be college or career ready.  

 

As part of this program, CSUSM students majoring in math and/or education will be available on Monday mornings at MVHS from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in room 806 to tutor students currently enrolled in Integrated Math 3 courses.

 

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Monday mornings at MVHS from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in room 806  

 

Students seeking extra help with Integrated Math 3 coursework may access tutoring, free of charge during late-start Mondays.  

 

Math assistance will be available at various other times with members of our math department (i.e., your student’s teacher), but the Math 22 program is a stand-alone support resource specific to the Integrated Math 3 course.  

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2017 Fall Choir Concert

Featuring: Advanced Choir, The Force, Treble Choir, Women's Ensemble, and special guests MVHS ASL Students. 


Wednesday, October 11th 7:00 pm in the theater

Students are $5 and adults are $7 at the door.

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The Deadline has been extended to November 17th!
 

Mission Vista High School is proud to present it's third annual TEDx Youth Event.

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Do you have a story to tell, a life experience you want to share or some other inspiration you want to pass on?

 

Fill out this form and try for an audition at this year's event!

 

TEDx Youth @ MVHS Speaker Application

 


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The Prowl Dance Team would greatly appreciate your support.

E-Recycling & On-Site Paper Shredding Fundraising Event

  • Saturday, Oct 7 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, Oct 8 10am-5pm

Mission Marketplace/Home Town Buffet Parking Lot

471 College Blvd., Oceanside

Prowl Dance team fundraiser weekend flyer.  October 7 and 8.
 

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Cookies AND Cram Fall 2017
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Join us this Saturday at Vista Village, for the 14th Annual VUSD Festival of the Arts.
 
MVHS (and all schools in the district) will display art and our performance groups will be on stage at the following locations and times:
 
 

STARBUCKS STAGE

10:25 - MVHS Advanced Drama

2:00 - MVHS Music Composition

 

CINÉPOLIS STAGE

11:20 - MVHS Dance (Prowl and Mission to Dance)

3:00 - MVHS Treble Choir, The Force, Women’s Ensemble

 

FLAT STAGE - BY CLAY-N-LATTE ON ROAD

3:20 - MVHS Steel Drum Ensembles

 

See the Full Performance Schedule Here >


 


 

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Athletic packets/physicals are due Fri 10/27/17

Athletes currently playing a Fall 2017 sport, yours is already on file.

 


Girls Basketball Tryouts - Saturday 11/11/17, 10am-12pm, and Monday 11/13/17, 3-5pm in the gym

 

Boys Basketball Tryouts - Monday 11/13/17, Tuesday 11/14/17, Wednesday 11/15/17, 5-7pm in the gym

 

Girls Soccer Tryouts - Monday 11/13/17, Tuesday 11/14/17, Wednesday 11/15/17, 3-5pm on lower field

 

Boys Soccer Tryouts - Monday 11/13/17, Tuesday 11/14/17, Wednesday 11/15/17, Thursday 11/16/17, Friday 11/17/17, 3-5pm on upper field

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Two current and four former Mission Vista High School students were recently invited to host the Genius in the House event at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.  The event normally invites prominent scientists to come and share their expertise with visitors to the Fleet.  MVHS Computer Science teacher, Jeffrey Yee, was thrilled to hear that the students were asked to host the event.  The students that participated were Blake V, Joseph M, Thomas W, Chris M, Michael T, and Miguel M.  The students presented computer games that they created at this summer's Making Games with Movement Hackathon.

 


 
The Making Games with Movement Hackathon was hosted by UCSD and required the teams to create games using non-traditional game controllers like the Tobii Eye Tracker, LEAP Motion Controller, and Kinect for Windows.  Miguel and Michael used the LEAP controller to allow the player to use different hand motions to protect helpless creatures from charging animals, Joseph, Blake, and Thomas used the Kinect to track the player's arm and hand movements to cast magical orbs, and Chris and his team used the Tobii eye tracker to enable a game to be played with only their eyes.  The success of their games was noticed by organizers of the Hackathon and they put the students in contact with executives from the Fleet.  The students were asked to present their games to the Fleet staff including the director of exhibits.  The Fleet staff was so impressed with the presentation that they immediately asked the students to host the Genius in the House event.
 
The event coincided with the Fleet's major showcase exhibit, Game Masters: The Exhibition.  The students did a fantastic job hosting the Genius in the House event.  They spent nearly four hours talking with visitors to the Fleet and spoke with well over one-hundred people of all ages.  The students let the visitors play their games and the students explained the details of how they created the games.  All the visitors were amazed that high school students could create such impressive computer games.
 

 

 

 

 

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It's that time of the year again! Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and San Diego State University's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter are hosting a Spring 2017 Girls Day Out: High School Edition on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at SDSU!

 

Students will have the opportunity to explore a few STEM fields with hands-on activities, and interact with SDSU's SWE chapter, while their parent learns about scholarship opportunities, various STEM programs, and much more.

 

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Rock the Hill 2017 (our annual outdoor concert in the amphitheater with student bands/performers) is Friday, Sept. 15th (7-10 p.m.) and we will be expecting another large crowd of over 1,000! 

 

Get your tickets from the Finance Window for an early bird price.  On the 15th, the only place to buy tickets will be the gate!

Rock the Hill show 2017 flyer
 

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Mission Vista High School Joins First National Cohort of Magnet Schools to Meet Rigorous Standards of Excellence and is one of ten schools in the nation to be recognized as a Demonstration Magnet School 

 

Oceanside, CA, August 25, 2017  Mission Vista High School has been named a Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Mission Vista High School was among the first 55 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, LA, MD, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, and WI) to successfully complete an approximately nine month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection, and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence. 

 

“In an increasingly complex school choice environment, parents, families, students, and local communities can be confident that each nationally certified magnet school is held to the same high standards,” said MSA Executive Director Todd Mann. “The certification process is groundbreaking and the first of its kind. It was created to recognize our most exemplary magnet programs.” 

 

The national certification process is based on the Magnet School Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools (diversity; innovative curriculum and professional development; academic excellence; high quality instructional systems; and, family and community partnerships). These pillars and standards define the essential elements and characteristics of high-quality magnet programs. 

 

To become nationally certified, Mission Vista High School submitted a detailed application and participated in a rigorous evaluation conducted by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). The application process required the school to submit evidence demonstrating how it met each of the multiple indicators included in the Standards of Excellence. This included providing specific examples of how the school is promoting school diversity, closing the achievement gap, integrating a theme-based curriculum throughout the school, and encouraging parent and community involvement. 

 

Among the first cohort of nationally certified schools, Mission Vista High School was one of ten identified as National Demonstration Schools. These schools exceeded the criteria outlined in the Standards of Excellence and are models that should be closely studied and replicated. The Demonstration Schools will serve as learning laboratories for school innovation and improvement for others to observe and follow. 

 

“This is an important opportunity to showcase the transformative leadership and instructional best practices that are integrated into these exceptional schools,” said Kelly Bucherie, National Director for Magnet School Leadership. “The bar has been set very high for magnet schools and other choice programs. Achieving this prominent status should inspire others to strive for similar levels of excellence.” 

 

Mission Vista High School, a comprehensive, dual-magnet high school that opened in 2009, and after several years of rapid growth, the school currently serves 1690 students. MVHS offers a total of 62 unique, magnet-themed courses and pathways in the areas of Arts, Communication, Science and Technology. In addition to this, the school hosts more than 35 visual and performing arts performances for our community each year, and students enrolled in various magnet-themed programs have opportunities to work with community partners, including the University of California at San Diego, AT&T, Genentech Laboratories, local Apple stores, and a variety of local organizations. MVHS operates on a 4x5 block schedule in which students take eight classes each year. This allows them more opportunities to explore their strengths, interests, and values through our vast and unique program offerings. In 2017, MVHS was awarded the California Department of Education Gold Ribbon Award for its magnet programs. 

 

Mission Vista High School will be recognized during a ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 36th National Conference in Chicago, Illinois April 25-29, 2018. The school is also eligible to order a National Certification banner to display at the school and will receive an electronic seal to place on its website and on other appropriate school materials. 

 

To learn more about the Magnet Schools of America Standards of Excellence Certification program, please visit www.magnet.edu 

 

See the Official MSA Press Release Here

See the MVHS published Press Release Here

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Back to School Night Logo
 

 

Starting at 6 pm in the Gymnasium and then continuing with classroom presentations.

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We have a TRI-M Music Honor Society that meets on Thurs., at lunch in room 103


Tri M club at MVHS
 

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Many of you may have heard about the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday the 21st, I want to share some critical information about it. 

Safety:
First, at our school site you will only witness a partial eclipse (details below) which means that AT NO POINT SHOULD ANYONE LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, NOT EVEN WITH SUNGLASSES.  (Or even welding masks)  This will result in blindness ranging from partial and/or temporary to complete and irreversible.  Only undamaged, certified solar viewing glasses should be used, and they should be placed on before looking at the sun and removed only after looking away.

If you don't have appropriate protection, a pinhole in an index card can be used to project the image of the sun onto a piece of paper or another flat surface for safe indirect viewing. (This can be done with the sun on normal days as well.)

Timing:
The moon will begin to cover the sun at 9:07 AM PDT. The coverage will continue to increase until it reaches its maximum coverage at 10:22 AM PDT, at which point the moon will be covering 59% of the sun. The moon will continue moving off of the sun until 11:46 AM PDT, at which point the sun will be completely visible again. (http://eclipseamerica.org/eclipse-time)

Yes, this means that on our first late start Monday the eclipse will begin during first period and end during second.  Students will all be out of class just before the peak of the eclipse for your location.  Please give them a safety reminder beforehand. 

Significance:
The last total eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. was 1979, the next will be 2024, after that it will be 2045.  This only happens a few times a century (which is why I will be out of state assisting in a citizen science project) but since MVHS will only see a partial eclipse, it is worth noting that even those aren't terribly common. About 2-3 partial eclipses are viewable in San Diego each decade, and half of those are the moon just grazing the edge of the sun. For many students, this may be the first solar eclipse they are aware of, and most of them will likely never see a total eclipse in person.



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Mr. Forester / MVHS Science Dept.

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WELCOME BACK DANCE - By the amphitheater (grass field by the theater).

FREE if student purchases ASB card

$5 at finance or at the door

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On Thursday, August 10th at 6pm, MVHS will host the first Start Smart session of the school year.  Start Smart is a free two-hour course that provides teen drivers and their parents with an opportunity to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive.
 

Mission Vista High School now requires all student drivers wanting to park on campus to complete the Start Smart driver’s safety program, which is hosted by the California Highway Patrol.  Students, along with one parent/guardian must attend and complete the program in order to obtain a school parking permit.  Any 9th-12th grade student who has recently obtained his/her driver’s license or will earn it during the school year is encouraged to attend.  Students who have already attended the course in the past are not required to attend again.

 

There is no need to register in advance for the Start Smart course as students will check in with their school ID card at the door. Students who are 18 years of age at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year are not required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the course.

 

Doors to the Theatre will open at 5:30 p.m on August 10th, and the Start Smart session will begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Need to prepare a dessert for guests? Try a recipe from this cookbook.

 

Cakes is a cookbook extracted from The Laurel Health Cookery written by Evora Bucknum Perkins, originally copyrighted in 1911.  The material is in the public domain.  

 

It was designed and published as a Graphic Design II group project by five MVHS students: Mykaela Daley, Alyssa Ahinger, Julia Nguyen, Hannah Thomas, and Long Truong.

 

May 2017
Oceanside, California, USA

 

Check it out...

http://digitalarium.com/GD2/CakesFinal_Folder/Cakes2.swf

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16 students at Mission Vista High School have ranked nationally in the 82nd Le Grand Councours Competition, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.

 

Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 85,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2017 event.

At Mission Vista High School:



 
  • 2 students qualified as Platinum Winners, which is the highest award in Le Grand Concours.  These students earned the top score in the nation in their respective levels and divisions. This award includes a platinum medal, a plaque for the student, and a Lauréat National certificate.  These students are Panny N-Y. and Amelia O.
  • 1 student qualified as a Gold Medal Winner, which is a score in the 95th percentile. This student is May Y.
  • 6 students qualified as Silver Medal Winners, which is a score in the 90th or 85th percentile.

    These students are Josephine D., Consuelo G-B., Sarah K., Michael L., Evelyn

    Resendiz R., and Alexandra S..

  • 4 students qualified as Bronze Medal Winners, which is a score in the 80th or 75th percentile. These students are Jessica J., Skylar M., Hannah T., and Shannon W.
  • 3 students qualified as Mention d’honneur Winners, which is a score in the 70th percentile.  These students are Jayden A., Deirdre E., and Zayra R-O.

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Congratulations to our Class of 2017 Athletes!  

We wish you the best next year!

 

Skye C. - University of LaVerne, Soccer

Makayla K. - Doane University, Soccer

Aubree U. - Cal State San Marcos, Volleyball

Katherine W. - University of Chicago, Volleyball

Michael L. - Cal State San Marcos, Baseball

Jenine J. - Smith College, Field Hockey

Brian S. - Oklahoma State University, Golf (not pictured)

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The following students just won the San Diego County Fair, Theme Poster category, for the county fair this year.

 

Thousands participate, ages 12 to adult, and our 31 students in Digital Arts and New Media 1, took the Best in Show title and also were honored with a donated award.

 

Their poster illustrates the places in the west which define fun today.  Set in the Wild West where winning hands (cards) were fun in the past.


Make sure you see it for yourself at the San Diego County Fair, which opened June 2nd in Del Mar!


 

Oco, Joshua Oliver E--Project Lead 

Bergholz, Gavin M

Boyd, Karsyn L

Carlson, Chelsea E

Chavez, Omar K

Cripps, Jonathan E

Dagdagan, Gabriel N

Delgado Toledo, Elizabeth

Durfey, Dakota M

Foran, Hailey M

Franklin, Abigail M

Garcia, Izaac S

Gower, Milton M

Hooper, Dylan R

Hopf, Ryan S

Iniguez, Rogelio

Isip, Erin T

Kennedy, Erin M

Kjelland, Cameron D

McCully, Aaron C

Pinales, Esteban E

Preston, Lachaia R

Ridenour, Savanna A

Roshanaei, Cameron I

Ruiz Garcia, Donna

Sanders, Nina S

Simmons, Brandon J

Stockbridge, Bo K

Wahlberg, Erik O

Weetman, Evan E

Yarish, Ellie J

 

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The Mission Vista High School PTSA Awarded Mr. Stephen Yip Wineman

 

The Outstanding Teacher Award for 2016/2017

MVHS PTSA teacher of the year, Stephen Yip Wineman


 

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GRAMMY MUSEUM®

SELECTS STUDENTS FOR

GRAMMY CAMP®

IN LOS ANGELES

 

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2017)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program.

 

Mission Vista High School's own Anthony Cullins was selected this year.

 

He will be attending the GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles in July.

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program features eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

 

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Please congratulate HOSA for winning 2nd Place at the Young Leaders in Healthcare competition at Scripps Encinitas Hospital.

Mission Vista HOSA members winning 2nd place

The theme this year was medical technology and our students researched and prepared a presentation on the skin gun, an experimental technique that treats burns using stem cells.  They even created fake burns!  

 

Congratulations HOSA members:

  • Gianna A
  • Luke A
  • Tania G
  • Marana K
  • Julie M
  • Daniela R
  • Elizabeth G R
  • Amy S
  • Daisy S

 

We are proud of how well the kids organized themselves to work together and get this done with a commitment to quality.  They represented our school well.  

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Published: 5/19/17




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Athletes must have ALL the Athletic Clearance forms completed and on file with the Athletic Director at least 1 week prior to tryouts.  

 

Please download and print the "Athletic Packet" below.  Keep all papers in order, staple and turn in completed packet.

 

Parents and students must read through the Athletic Handbook, then sign the page in the Athletic Packet.

 

MVHS Athletics Page

Athletic Packet

 

CIF Coaches No Contact Period: Check Your Sport's Homepage

 


revised | 6/17; 6/1; 5/22; 5/18/2017

 

Cross Country

Tryouts - Monday 8/7/17, 3 pm, meet behind the gym

 

Field Hockey

Tryouts - Wed 8/9/17 thru Fri 8/11/17, Mon 8/14/17 & Tue 8/15/17, 3-5pm, lower field

 

Open gym - (rev. 6/17; 6/1)

Mon, June 12 – Fri, June 30 / Open Gym / 1-3

Mon, July 3 – Wed, July 5 / No Open Gym / Independence Day!

Thurs, July 6 – Fri, July 14 / Open Gym / 1-3

Tryouts - Tue 8/1, gym, 1-4pm

                 Wed 8/2 & Thu 8/3, gym, 2-5pm

                  Fri 8/4, gym, 1-4pm

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Anne Fennell from Mission Vista High School, Vista Unified School District, California Named 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year


 

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce that Anne Fennell from Vista Unified School District’s Mission Vista High School in Oceanside, California is the 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. Through a competitive application process, Ms. Fennell was selected from a group of eight Regional Teachers of the Year dispersed across the country. The award was announced during MSA’s 35th National Conference in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 2017.

 

University of Colorado and University of San Diego Alumna, and founding faculty member of Mission Vista High School, a dual magnet high school in Vista Unified School District, Ms. Fennell is currently the Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair, teaches three levels of music composition through technology and three levels of steel drum ensemble. As a classroom teacher, Anne Fennell focuses on educating the whole student. In her own experience as a student, Anne Fennell was told by a band teacher that music ‘wasn’t for her’ and through this initial criticism Fennell persisted. This negative experience (and future positive experiences with teacher-mentors) inspired Ms. Fennell to never give up on any student. She says that, “…all students have the capacity to learn, and errors can be a point of growth, not an opportunity to quit.”

 

Prior to starting Mission Vista High School with a team of other like-minded educators, Fennell taught K-6 general music at Mission Viejo. She later took another K-6 music teaching position in Garden Grove Unified Schools where she learned more about the art of teaching and learned how to effectively integrate music into other academic subjects. These experiences prepared Fennell for her role at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (K-8). Here she taught music, integrated music into all other subjects, and also began writing curriculum and supporting other professional teachers in arts integration. Fennell’s range of unique roles and experiences qualified her to establish Mission Vista’s programs in coordination with her colleagues and develop curricula for the courses she teaches now. Ms. Fennell is practiced in educating students as well as leading other professionals in arts integration across curricula.

 

Upon receiving the award, Fennell said, “I am truly honored to receive the Magnet Schools of America Teacher of the Year Award. I am thrilled to be a part of Magnet Schools of America and to share this resource that guides schools to be their best. As a magnet school teacher, I have had the opportunity to create innovative programs to engage students and to grow as an educator, which is directly related to the endless possibilities magnet programs provide. I love my students, their creativity and energy, and all that they strive to achieve every day. This award is truly a part of who they are and represents each of them as I am given the opportunity to facilitate their creative, academic, and personal growth.”

 

The National Magnet School Teacher of the Year Award was established in 2010 and is given annually to an outstanding magnet school teacher who is acknowledged by their peers, parents and students for their exemplary contributions made to their profession. These educators have demonstrated their skill and ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, as well as their aptitude for building relationships with parents and members of their community.


To learn more about the Magnet Schools of America Teacher of the Year program, please visit www.magnet.edu

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Now Alumni can request and pay for their transcripts

by clicking on the Parchment link on our counseling page.

The cost is $3.50 per transcript ordered.

Order transcripts by selecting this button.

 

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Seniors might be interested in taking their Google files with them as they move to the next level in their education.  Current seniors will have access to their Google Apps account until the first day of school, next year.  

 

VUSD's Info Systems created a document to help guide Seniors through the process. The document can be found under the Google Apps section of the VUSD website. 

 

VUSD IT Google Apps page

 

How to Download Google Docs

 

Google Help File

 

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