We are proud to share that nine Mountain View teachers attended a special training this summer on how to implement new Promethean boards in their classrooms. The Promethean boards are large display screens that are touch screen sensitive like a tablet, connected to multiple educational apps, have internet browser capability, and can be used to display student work as well. Kindergarten teacher Lila Schwint used hers to demonstrate the correct way to draw the letter A and then students took turns showing their success in drawing the letter for the class. Other teachers like Orin Melvin will use them to access interactive multiplication table practice sites or software programs that are connected to the reading curriculum. These boards are amazing interactive educational tools. Mtn. View students are already very engaged in using these new devices with their teachers.
Workers have been getting things ready for our Mountain View Mtn. Lions to start school on August 30th. Our new gym construction project is well underway and still expected to open on time in November. A new corridor out to the playground has been completed. New carpet was installed in our music room and library. We hope your family will join us for our open house on August 28th from 4:00-6:00pm to see your classroom and meet your teacher.
We have some staffing changes as well. Mrs. Jamie Nash has taken a teaching position in Ephrata and Mrs. Debbie Koehnen will be transferring into our schoolwide enrichment teacher position. Ms. Amanda Drew and Mrs. Jaclyn Silvas both moved away from our area this summer. Ms. Bailee Rogers will be teaching second grade and Mrs. Rochelle Courage will be teaching first grade. We also have some changes in our para educator staff. Not returning are Shana Shields, Jessika Rodriguez, Nate Slover, and Megan Holt. Joining us are Erin Smedley, Jay Spence, Araceli Serrano, Danielle Royer, and Nikki Shutzmann. Another addition to our staff is our new part time Assistant Principal, Mrs. Tiffany Viall.
We look forward to seeing students and families back with us very soon! Mrs. Frerks
Tiffany Viall has joined Mtn. View and Pioneer Elementary Schools as our new shared Assistant Principal. At Mtn. View her duties will include leading our staff in strengthening implementation of our schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Support system (PBIS), managing student discipline and attendance concerns, providing additional supervision for recesses and meal times, and supervising our para educators as well as a few teachers.
Mrs. Viall earned her M.A. in Educational Leadership from WSU and is endorsed in both K-8 Elementary Education and K-12 Teaching English as a Second Language. She has many years of experience teaching at the elementary and middle school levels and has been an instructional coach and administrative intern at John Newbery Elementary in Wenatchee for the past two years. During that time she modeled lessons for classroom teachers using Project GLAD instructional strategies and assisted staff in using Reading Wonders curriculum resources. She also has extensive training in effective implementation of PBIS schoolwide systems and demonstrated success in developing PBIS at Newbery.
Mrs. Viall will be starting her new position on August 14th . She will be at both schools each day, alternating mornings and afternoons. We encourage parents and staff to come visit and get to know her. She is an excellent addition to our Quincy School District staff!
New Mtn. View Play StructureMtn. View students love our new play structure! We appreciate so much the donations from many community sponsors and a grant from the Paul Lauzier foundation that made this amazing addition to our playground possible.
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