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Bond Projects: Expand Mountain View Middle School and Middle School Athletic Field Improvements
In January, voters in the Sumner School District attendance area will receive a ballot in the mail to vote on a $145.6 million dollar capital facility bond. The bond would fund critical capital facility projects identified by a Facilities Planning Committee and unanimously approved by the School Board.
Expand Mountain View Middle School by adding classrooms to support student enrollment growth projections. Expansion would make building size equivalent with other district middle schools and support an additional 300 students.
Improve athletic fields at each middle school campus providing usable field space regardless of weather conditions. PE programs benefit fro mall-weather play surfaces and reduce maintenance costs. Improved athletic fields would provide year-round use for students and community.
For a list of all bond projects, click here.
Capital Projects Bond Brochure
Capital Projects Bond
At the forefront of our work is planning for the growth that our school district is experiencing. In addition, we need to increase instructional space, accommodate full-day kindergarten, provide classrooms to lower elementary class sizes, expand curriculum offerings, enhance student safety and security, and improve the overall quality of student life. The Capital Projects Bond on the February 9 ballot will address these needs.
Ballots have been mailed. Please remember to vote by February 9.
(Newsletter sent January 8, 2016, via school messages)
Dear Mountain View Families,
We hope your family had a restful and joyful winter break, and look forward to a wonderful New Year. As we are now back into the swing of things, please remind your child that there are just three weeks left in this semester, and it is critically important that they finish strong in all their classes. Encourage your child to work hard, complete all assignments, retake assessments, ask questions and seek help from their teachers before or after school. If they need additional time and support, arrange for your child to attend Homework Enhancement on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 2:20 - 4:15 p.m. Transportation is provided.
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College Bound Scholarships for 7th and 8th Grade Students
The College Bound Scholarship is a financial aid program for 7th and 8th grade students who are eligible to participate. It is designed to inspire students to begin making their college and career plans without worrying about the cost of attending college.
Eligible students sign a pledge promising to graduate from high school, maintain a 2.0 GPA and be good citizens. In exchange, the state of Washington will pay for their college tuition and books - for up to four years or until the student earns a bachelor's degree. This four-year scholarship covers the cost of college tuition, fees, and a $500 stipend for books for low-income students who sign a pledge in 7th or 8th grade, promising to graduate from high school and demonstrate good citizenship.
The College Bound Scholarship provides hope and incentive for students and families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost.
Students may apply for the College Bound Scholarship if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Are eligible to receive free and reduced-price lunch
- Receive TANF benefits
- Are a foster youth
- Meet the income standards
Deadline to apply is June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. This year's 7th graders are also advised to sign-up this year, but have until the end of their 8th grade year to complete the enrollment process. Students are encouraged to apply online at http://www.wsac.wa.gov/PreparingForCollege/CollegeBound. Paper applications are also available at all middle school offices in the Sumner School District. For more information, please contact your School Counselor or College Bound staff by email email@example.com or phone 1-888-352-0747.
Capital Projects Bond: February 9, 2016
At the November 18 school board meeting, the Sumner School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a bond election in February 2016. The proposition to be set before voters would authorize the district to build, expand, and improve school facilities through $145.6 million in bonds.
The need to provide additional classrooms for full time kindergarten and lower class sizes per State mandate has most elementary schools at capacity currently. In addition, Sumner School District is one of the fastest growing districts in Pierce County with multiple master planned communities actively building now or in the planning stages. Student enrollment is expected to increase by almost 2,000 students over the next 10 years.
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Attendance Waivers for the 2016-17 School Year
Waiver Applications for the 2016-17 school year need to be submitted January 1 - April 15, 2016, for optimal consideration. Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete the In-District Waiver Application beginning March 1. Out-of-District Waiver Applications are required each year for continued attendance. In-District Waiver Applications are not required each year for continued attendance unless transitioning to another school. (Example: Elementary to Middle School, or Middle School to High School). Visit the District Website for more information.
- January 1 – February 29: Existing Out-of-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
- March 1 - April 15: New Out-of-District Waiver Applications and In-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
- April 16 – May 31: Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered for acceptance based on school capacity.
- June 1 - September 20: Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered after September 20 based on school capacity.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs.
Before you register make sure you have a current physical completed and signed by your doctor. You will be able to upload a copy to FamilyID or send the copy you have to school with your son or daughter to hand to Mr. Rumpza the Athletic Director. If you already have a physical on file at MMS with Mr. Rumpza he will enter the information once you have completed the registration form online.
You can register by visiting the FamilyID Website.
To make payments for the athletic fee you can do the following: Pay at MMS office or pay online.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Rumpza, MMS Athletic Director.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Results
Your student's Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) results from last spring's testing are being mailed home. Please know that SBA measures your child's progress toward, or proficiency of, Washington State Learning Standards in both English Language Arts and Math. Additionally, 6th grade students will receive their MSP science results in the same mailing. If you have any questions or concerns after receiving this information, please contact us. We are eager to help.
Our school performance is listed below in terms of the percentage of students meeting standard in ELA and Math (SBA) and Science (MSP). As you can see, MMS student scores exceeded State scores in all areas with the exception of 8th grade ELA. It was predicted that students would perform significantly lower statewide based on the pilot SBA in the spring of 2014. We are proud of our students and teachers, yet we realize we have so much more work ahead of us. Please stay tuned for more information about our plans for school improvement and an invitation to parent(s) and / or guardian(s) regarding review and input into our school improvement plan.
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