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Is your mind still running 61 mph with great curiosity of volunteering at a Cheetah Preservation in South Africa this summer? Well, there is still time to sign up for this unique opportunity, however time is running out fast. You must sign up by February 8 or this adventure of a life time will pass you by. Please see Ms. Sturgeon in the Counseling Office for more information and to sign up.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 - 12:29pm


Mountain Vista High School is continuing to promote a Personally Owned Devices (PODs) program. To be able to live, learn and work successfully in our information-rich society, students must be able to utilize technology effectively. We have reached the point in education where it is important for students to have access to devices on a daily basis while at school. Increasingly content, publications and demonstration of learning are found online.

While there is technology available for student use, at this time MVHS is not capable of providing a 1:1 (student-to-device) ratio. The PODs program is an excellent way for students to extend personalized instructional technology to their home environment. In particular, our math and English departments regularly utilize devices to access content (Math XL) and publish/demonstrate learning in the classroom. Consequently, we would love for your student to bring one, and, in general, laptops or Chromebooks are the most helpful.

It is strongly encouraged that every student have a personally owned device available each day at school. The purpose of this communication is to build a school-wide common understanding of the MVHS PODs program as well as to outline our expectations around the devices and our school Wi-Fi.

Through a Douglas County School District program an 11-inch Dell (the device MVHS has purchased for departments) and a 13” Dell are available for purchase. Both come with a three-year accidental damage warranty through the manufacturer (a certificate for any claims/repairs is provided with your purchase). We recommend the Dell 11” with touch screen found here.

A very durable case can be found here.

The latest version of Microsoft Office 365 is available for free to students through DCSD here.

Thank you for supporting this effort. Even students close to being done with high school likely will need a device as they continue their education and training. With the holidays quickly approaching, right now is the perfect time to invest.

Please feel free to contact us with questions. For more information, CLICK HERE.

David Larsen: • Voicemail: 303.387.1690

Dawn Ramsey: • Voicemail: 303.387.1706

Posted on Dec 02, 2015 - 2:43pm

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