MVSD Music Program Receives $2,000 Donation from Winthrop Music Association

MVSD Music StudentsThe Winthrop Music Association, a local non-profit that produces the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, has provided a generous donation of $2,000 in support of the MVSD Music Program.

Festival Director, Erika Olsen stated, “We would also like to recognize Avalon Music of Wenatchee… the raffle (of a signed guitar) brought in $700 and the association voted to increase the total donation to $2,000.”

Please join us as we thank the Winthrop Music Association, it’s board members, and Avalon Music of Wenatchee for their continued support of our music program!

Celebrate the New Lion’s Den Fitness Center!

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mountain Lion’s Stadium
Friday, October 19th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (right before kickoff)

Lion's Den Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sow it. Grow it. Eat it. Know it…

Classroom in Bloom MarketMonday, the MVSD Food Services team, Classroom in Bloom staff and board, a team of parent volunteers, and our own MVES 4th and 6th grade students hosted this fall’s Local Lunch and Farmer’s Market.

Participants were treated to a locally sourced meal that included hamburgers using beef raised in Washington, potatoes, beets, onions, carrots, cabbage, pluots, and microgreens harvested from the Classroom in Bloom garden and local farms, and hamburger buns made using ancient grains from Bluebird Farms.

In addition to enjoying a tasty, nutritious, healthy meal, 4th and 6th grade students raised nearly $800.00 from the sales of the produce and compost they created through their participation in Classroom in Bloom!

Students will be working with Classroom in Bloom staff to determine how the money raised will be spent in support of the program and those who it serves.

Please join us as we express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our exceptional Food Services team, the Classroom in Bloom staff, board, and parent volunteers, our many local farmers, and our students!

MVSD to Serve Up Healthy, Nutritious, Tasty, Local Lunch!

Classroom in Bloom Farmer's MarketOn Wednesday, October 3rd, the MVSD Food Services Team and Classroom in Bloom will be serving up a healthy, nutritious, locally harvested lunch! Following lunch, MVES students, supported by Classroom in Bloom staff, will be facilitating a “Farmer’s Market” in the garden from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

CiB Executive Director, Kim Bondi states, “The FARMERS MARKET is prepared and led 100% by the students, and this year you can take home veggies for a family meal at home! Students can’t wait to show off their vegetable family groups and compost building knowledge, as well as share their recipes and foods prepared by our high school Foods class. We hope you can join us!”

In order to accommodate the large turnout, the arrival times for lunch have been adjusted:

10:45 – Head Start
10:50-11:05 – Kindergarten
11:05-11:25 – First Grade
11:25-11:40 – Second Grade
11:45-12:00 – Third Grade
12:00-12:15 – Fourth Grade
12:15-12:25 – Fifth Grade
12:25-12:35 – Sixth Grade

Sow it. Grow it. Eat it Know it…

Thank you Methow Valley for your continued support of the strong partnership between the MVSD Food Service Team and Classroom in Bloom!

6th Grade Campout: Memories for a Lifetime

6th Grade CampoutOn Friday afternoon, a weary, but excited group of 6th grade students, teachers, and parents returned from a two night, three day adventure known as 6th Grade Campout.

6th Grade Campout, a long-standing tradition involving MVES students, staff, parents and community volunteers provides MVES sixth graders with an opportunity to participate in a variety research and team-building activities in their own backyard — The Methow Valley and North Cascades National Park.

The activities coordinated and facilitated by this year’s 6th Grade Campout Coordinator, Patti Somerville, MVES staff, Methow Arts, local fisheries biologists, historians, and parent volunteers challenged each student to skillfully communicate their thoughts and ideas through writing and various artistic mediums, display self-management skills while gathering, analyzing, and interpret data related to the surrounding ecosystems, and think critically about their environment and the complex challenges and opportunities that exist both locally and globally. In addition, it also serves an opportunity to engage in a variety of team-building activities and test themselves physically by hiking Maple Pass — A trail designed by our own Ellis Fink and constructed by Deed Fink while serving on a trail crew.

Thank you Patti Somerville, Tyler Slostad, Carrie Fink, Anne Andersen, John Crandall, Methow Arts, the many parent volunteers, and community members for facilitating what looks and sounds like an epic adventure and lifetime memory for our students!

MVES 5th Graders Attend Mountain School, Explore the Diverse Ecosystems and Rich Natural History of the North Cascades

5th Grade Mountain SchoolThis week, MVES 5th teachers, students, and parent chaperones are participating in the North Cascade Institute’s Mountain School.

Mountain School is a nationally recognized environmental education program offered by North Cascades Institute in cooperation with North Cascades National Park. Mountain School students come to the North Cascades with their school class, teacher and chaperones to learn about the ecosystems and natural and cultural history of the mountains. Mountain School gives young people an experience they will remember forever.

The 3-day 2-night program is based at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center located in North Cascades National Park. While at Mountain School students spend a majority of their time outside, hiking on trails and exploring the watersheds, forests, plants and wildlife of the North Cascades ecosystems first-hand through interdisciplinary activities in science, math, art, social studies and conservation.

We look forward to hearing about your adventures upon your return!

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Join Us on Friday, October 19th as we Celebrate Mountain Lion Stadium and the Lion's Den - Festivities Begin at 5:30 pm, Prior to the Homecoming Football Game