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8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form
Attached an order form for the 8th grade parents so that they can order a t-shirt for themselves if they want. They will print the order form from the school website and turn in the money with the form to Mrs. Shanker. She will send the receipts to their child’s homeroom.
Parents: Take Our Poll Now!
Parents, we need your input... please vote in our latest poll, which will help us better serve you. Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RBBVMMN
Still Time to Sign up for the East Coast Tour!
If you are still interested in sending your 8th grader on the trip of a lifetime, there is still time to sign up. Email Mr. Cortez at acortez@mvusd.net for more info.
"Dancing thru the Decades" Dance Coming Up! March 6th, 3:45-5:45pm
Be sure to attend our latest school dance, themes "Dancing thru the Decades." Dress in your favorite historic attire. The dance starts at 3:45 and ends at 5:45 sharp. If you are on the No-Go List, you must get off of the list in order to attend.
IMPORTANT note from the Health Office - TDAP
California Law: AB354
All incoming 7th graders MUST HAVE a Tdap vaccine booster (whooping cough-pertussis) before they can register for the 2015-2016 school year.
eFlyers from Vista Heights and MVUSD
Tired of digging through your child's backpack only to discover an important flyer from the school two weeks after the event? Now you can register for Peach Jar eFlyers and get the school flyers sent directly to your inbox! Timely and eco-friendly, eFlyers get you the information you need when you need it! Follow the link below to register.
ELAC Parent Meeting
Parent meeting Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:30-4:30 room F-2. Special parent/student open forum about parent engagement.


Reunion de Padres 8 de Diciembre del 2014 a las 3:30-4:30, salon F-2. Foro abierto de mesa de padres comprometidos.
Disney's Aladdin Jr live on stage
Come see Disney's Aladdin Jr. on the Vista Heights Middle School stage! Performances are on February 4, 5, and 6 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Tickets are $5 presale or $7 at the door.
DTASC Fall Festival Results
Over forty of Vista Heights drama students competed at DTASC’s (Drama Teacher’s Association of Southern California) Fall Festival competition on Saturday, November 3rd under the direction of Autumn Earle-Rodriguez.
Out of 11 categories and 26 middle schools we placed
3rd place for Graphics & Publicity: Sophia Allaf & Kennedy Thomas
4th place for Costumes and Make-up: Joseph Crenshaw and Hannah Solares
4th place for Set and Light Design: Jazmin Betancourt, Sophia Hernandez and Jabari Shelton
5th place for Pantomime: Kaleb Brown, Michael Garcia and Eleazar Cuevas
5th place for Large Group Comedy: Gage Tuttle, Xenas Montano, Emiliano Sahaugun, James Moreno & Hannah Shevette
Honorable Mention for Musical Theater: Mackenzie Joyce, Jadyn Patos, Ashlyn Warren, Emily Adkins, Kenna Shumway, Aubri Guerrero, Linda Ariza, Tomas Dos Santos, Paul Yang and Demetrius Toney.
Honorable Mention for More than a Narrator: Abigail Toler, Ryder Perez & Christy Walker

We were also recognized with and Honorable Mention as one of the top 10 schools and invited to perform at the "Salute to the Winner's" recognition night on November 10th, 2014 at the Colony Theater in Burbank . It is our best showing yet! We would also like to thank Shelley Neill and Hailey Bess for helping coach the students.
Free Online Resources for MVUSD Students
WOW!! MVUSD purchased two Online subscriptions for our students to use for FREE - Gale Student Resources and Worldbook Encyclopedia. Use the links below for direct access…
8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form
Please see the attached file for information.
Veteran Recognition
Fellow Vista Heights Wildcats: Please put the following on the Vista Heights web site:

RECOGNIZE A VETERAN!!!!!! This is the fourth annual Veteran Recognition. Please email the following information if you want a veteran recognized:

• Veteran's name
• Branch of service
• Name and rank of veteran on the certificate
• Person or family member that is recognizing the veteran
Please have the information to Mrs. Gillespie no later than October 31, 2014! Thank you!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Gillespie
MESA Club information
 The club will provide opportunity to all students to be a part of MESA School Program.
 Students will get hands-on experience in Math and Science
 They will get opportunities to think outside the box, be creative, think like an engineer and build like an engineer.
 They will learn communication skills through presentations. They will learn to write technical/professional papers.
 They will learn how to use technology.
 They will get a better understanding of how science works in their daily lives.
Monday Enrichment Series; 3:25- 4:25 PM; Room E-4
For more information, please contact: Kavita Shanker; ashanker@mvusd.net
Monday Enrichment Classes
Vista Heights will be offering a variety of enrichment classes on Monday afternoons, from 3:25-4:25pm, beginning on September 15. See the attached flyers for information about the classes that we are planning on offering. Students who would normally take the bus home on Mondays should see the school secretary to arrange for a late bus while attending Monday Enrichment Class.
No Cost Breakfast for ALL Students
Moreno Valley USD's Nutrition Services provides a No Charge breakfast for ALL students. Come join us in the cafeteria and bring a classmate!
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