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Your Contributions Are Helping to Fund These Activities in the 2018-2019 School Year

Biology Club

Biology Club

Biology Club is a group of students dedicated to pursuing greater knowledge in the field of biology. The group participates in competitions (USABO, iGem), engages in research and introduces members to future careers in biology and medicine through a speaker series and tours of local labs and medical facilities.
 
PTSA funds will go toward paying for the USA Biology Olympiad and the National Chemistry Olympiad, as well as reimbursing officers who order materials for labs and dissections. They will also go toward lab visits by club members.
Carbon-Free Commute

Carbon-Free Commute

MVHS Carbon-Free Commute is a PTSA group helping and encouraging everyone in the MVHS community get to school in a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way. The program distributes free bike lights and provides hot chocolate for all carbon-free commuters on a cold winter day. It organizes around Earth Day and/or Bike to Work Day. It collaborates with the MVHS Environmental Club and other groups on various activities. It maintains a website with information about transportation options.
 
PTSA funds help pay for the bike lights, hot chocolate and informational material.
Visual Art Department

Visual Art Department

Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Publication Design, Visual Art Classes
 
PTSA funds help cover the cost of transportation for the annual museum field trips for five art classes.
Freestyle Academy

Freestyle Academy

Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts and Technology is an on-campus alternative discipline challenging students to be creative and imaginative with communicating their ideas. The students produce art for larger project-based units through multimedia visual and audio formats.
 
PTSA funds help pay for food and drink for exhibitions in February and May and at graduation.
Future Business Leaders of America Club

Future Business Leaders of America Club

Future Business Leaders of America is a national student business organization where students attend competitions all around the nation, competing in business-related competitive events. The main goal is to give students a chance to explore the business world in a collaborative and competitive environment.
 
PTSA funds help pay for the volunteer adviser's conference, travel and hotel fees. Funds also allow the organization to waive the conference, travel and hotel fees for students who otherwise could not afford to attend competitions.
Life Skills Program/SPED

Life Skills Program/SPED

Life skills instruction for Special Education students combines academic, daily living, occupational, and interpersonal skills to teach students how to live and work in the community.
 
PTSA funds help pay for a yearly overnight trip to Santa Cruz to promote independence, social skills and generalizing life skills/functional academics.
Mountain View ASB

Mountain View ASB

The Mountain View Associated Student Body (ASB) helps lift school spirit through six student pep rallies throughout the school year.
 
PTSA funds help pay for an ice cream social after each rally for the class that has won the most games and showed the most spirit.
MVHS Library

MVHS Library

Author presentations are popular, attracting more than 100 students and staff.
 
PTSA funds pay for the purchase of multiple copies of books for raffle and for the library shelves and to provide appreciation gestures to the authors.
MVHS Science Olympiad Club

MVHS Science Olympiad Club

The MVHS Science Olympiad team educates and inspires students in all STEM disciplines through hands-on activities. The club includes team members who compete at the annual Science Olympiad competition and provides learning opportunities to explore science further.
 
PTSA funds help pay for tournament fees, training and building materials, and publication costs.
Robotics Team

Robotics Team

The goal of robotics is to give the students the opportunity to learn real engineering and work with professional engineers. The program is not unlike a small startup, and the robots build perform complex tasks. The team has 50 to 70 students and is continuing to grow.
 
PTSA funds help supplement an MVLA grant the robotics team and engineering program has to purchase a milling machine. The additional funds will help the group buy tooling and a conversion kit to allow the students to run the mill with computer-aided design files.
Science Classes

Science Classes

Calculators for MVHS Science classes.
 
PTSA funds help the science instructor purchase a set of 40 scientific calculators for the class, as well as a hanging organizer for storing them. The calculators enable the teacher help level the playing field so all students can use the same high-level calculators.
Spartan Pause

Spartan Pause

The PTSA created Spartans Pause wellness program in the spring of 2016 to encourage all students to pause to take care of themselves in the week before finals. It has been expanded to include the week before winter finals. During Spartans Pause, students can get before-school snacks and participate in such lunchtime activities in the Quad as coloring, origami, LEGO building, yoga, bubble play, meditation, interacting with therapy dogs and barnyard animals, twirling hula hoops, getting massages,
 
PTSA funds pay for the before-school food and lunchtime activities. And the PTSA provides volunteers for the whole wellness program to the benefit all students and staff.
Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation

The PTSA's Staff Appreciation committee puts on several events each year to pamper our staff, including a November Soup and Salad, December Pumpkin Bread, May Breakfast and Coffee, and June Luncheon.
 
PTSA funds pay for food and supplies, and the PTSA provides volunteers to help organize, set up and clean up.
Yearbook

Yearbook

The Publication Design Class produces the annual MVHS Olympiad yearbook.
 
PTSA funds are allowing the Publication Design class to purchase two new DSLR cameras, memory cards and cases.