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LBHS Mountain Lion Football Team Claims WIAA 1B State Football Championship

LBHS Football State Champs 2022

Playing in front of a full house, the LBHS Mountain Lion Football team capped a sensational season with a hard-fought 50-12 victory over the #2 ranked, Neah Bay Red Devils, capturing the program’s first ever WIAA 1B State Championship.

With the score tied 6-6 at the half, the mountain lions displayed the tenacity, grit, grace, and humility of a champion, pulling away with solid play on both sides of the ball.

Please join us as we congratulate the pride of the Methow Valley, the LBHS Football coaching staff, players, our cheerleaders, the LBHS Booster Club, Winthrop Kiwanis Club, and their parents, and the many fans who have supported them throughout the season!

MV Pride Fall Edition Available Online

Cover of Fall 2022 MV Pride NewspaperYour Fall 2022 edition of the MV Pride is online!

Similar to previous editions, it captures a few of the many exceptional experiences taking place within our schools and community (locally and globally), thanks in large part to the many organizations that partner with our schools.

Thank you, Methow Valley!

Read MV Pride Online →

LBHS Football Team to Play in Championship Game

LBHS football player running with the ball.LBHS Mountain Lions Football Team Pounce on the Odessa Tigers, Advance to the WIAA 1B State Football Championship Game

On Saturday, November 26th, the #5 ranked LBHS football team routed the #1 ranked, Odessa Tigers 70-24, advancing to the WIAA 1B State Football Championship game.

The Mountain Lions will play the #2 ranked Neah Bay Red Devils on December 3rd at Mount Tahoma HS. Kick-off is scheduled to take place at 12 p.m.

Grrr…

Happy Thanksgiving

Red farmhouse and barn covered in snow with moon on a blue sky in the background hovering over mountains.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

On behalf of the MVSD Board of Directors, administrative team, and staff, we wish to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our students, parents, and community members for your exceptional support of our schools. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our youth in the Methow Valley!

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all schools and the district office will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th.

We hope you enjoy time spent with close friends and family members during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

“Be A Scientist” Program Seeking Mentors

Dear Methow Valley Parents and Community Members,

tools-of-science-illustrationWe’re soon to launch this year’s “Be A Scientist” program at Liberty Bell Jr-Sr High School, and we’re looking for folks who are interested in helping 7th grade students with science inquiry projects. The goal of the program is to increase our students’ engagement, achievement, and enthusiasm in science.

We are recruiting working or retired scientists, engineers, or anyone with a background in the STEM field to help guide a group of 4-6 seventh graders in their science class once per week five times in January and February, helping these students frame a testable question, design an appropriate experiment, analyze their data, and present their results. Last year, we had two students enter their Be A Scientist projects into the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair, one of whom was selected for the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Top 300. This year, we are aiming for every student to produce a project that can be entered in our regional science fair, and for many more students to choose to enter their projects.

We can promise that you would have fun and discover that our 7th graders are inquisitive and enthusiastic!

We’ve contacted many STEM folks in the Valley already, many of whom are now signed up to help, but we know there are more out there. If you know scientists, engineers, retirees, or others who you think would be interested, please send this opportunity along to them.

If you have questions, want more details, or want to sign up, please contact Matt Hinckley at mhinckley@methow.org 

Thanks,
Matt

Matt Hinckley
National Board Certified Teacher
8th grade Science and high school CLIMBS
IB Middle Years Program Coordinator
Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School

Parent Univerty Presents: Aiden Key on Wednesday, December 7th @ 5 p.m.

Considering the Inclusion of Trans and Nonbinary Children in Schools

Parent University Presents: Aiden KeyJoin us Wednesday, December 7th, 5 – 6 p.m. for the first virtual Parent University session of the 2022-2023 school year featuring Aidan Key. A nationally-recognized speaker, educator, author, and organizer, Key is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of gender identity development.

Key’s gender-related work guides schools and organizations in expanding their knowledge of gender diverse children and teens; offers best practices related to trans youth; emphasizes the inclusion of gender identity and gender expression in existing diversity policies, and helps to identify the practical, everyday ways in which to implement this inclusion.

With at least twenty-one states having passed some kind of restriction on transgender people, the inclusion and access for trans and nonbinary children in school is as important as ever. Key will focus on the ways all families can partner with schools to create and support a gender-inclusive environment and explore the barriers encountered.

Key is the principal trainer at Gender Diversity and founder of Trans Families, an organization that provides online support to families of gender diverse children across the nation. He is the author of the Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and upcoming book Trans Children in Today’s Schools. Key was selected as one of Seattle Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential People of the Year.

All virtual Parent University events are free to the greater Seattle and Methow communities, but please be sure to register in advance!
Questions? Contact the Parent University Team.

Parent University Series

Parent University is an annual parent and guardian education series for the entire Seattle community. Parent University offers virtual seminars throughout the year culminating in a half-day, in-person conference at the end of April on The Bush School campus. Each Parent University lecture features a relevant topic about raising children in today’s society. Previous topics have included childhood anxiety, citizenship, parenting to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion, learning differences, and digital safety. For more information and to see recordings of past events, visit bush.edu/parentu

The Bush School - Parent University

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Season's Greetings! Monday, December 19th through Friday, December 30th, All MVSD Schools and the District Office will be Closed to the Public