Art on Display
Spring Art Show
The Spring Art Show was held from May 6th to the 10th in the Library. It showcased some of the best works from all the art classes at Mountain View, including Ceramics, Jewelry, Drawing, Stained Glass, Photo, and more. Congratulations are in order for all the wonderful art made by your fellow Toros. Photos
Art on display in MV Media Center
MVT'S first Toros ever to win Dorrance Scholarship
Recently, Mountain View has had two seniors, Marcus Childs and Kim Vu, selected for the Dorrance Family Scholarship to be used at one of Arizona's state universities. This is an esteemed honor since only 8 students can be selected per university. Each student will receive $10,000 per year as part of the award. More >
Speech and Debate
On Saturday, April 6th, the speech and debate team competed in the Arizona’s National Forensic League National Qualifying Tournament held at Mesquite High School. Congratulations to Sophomore Natalie Steinbrink for taking second in Dramatic Interpretation and Sophomore Brecken Denler for taking fourth place in the International Extemporaneous Speaking. Both of these students will be competing at the NFL National Tournament which is held in Birmingham, Alabama in June.
Another congratulations to Senior Angela Zhang for being awarded the Arizona NFL Student of the Year. This honor puts Angela up for consideration as the National Forensic League Student of the year. If she is one of six finalists, she too will go to Birmingham in June.
Military Bound Seniors
In the 2013 graduating class there are six seniors that are military bound. These students have been preparing for Military occupations since their junior year, and have been dedicated for years. Each student has decided which branch of the service to join; Sara Lawson, Justin Flanigan, and Andrew Cardinale are joining the Marines, Austin Reyes will be a part of theArmy and Haley Cole-Snow, Marc Keller are going into the Navy.
Senior Hannah Warren is Awarded the ASU Leadership Scholarship
Congratulations to Senior Hannah Warren, for being awarded the ASU Leadership Scholarship.
The Leadership Scholarship Program (LSP) began at Arizona State University in 1977 under the direction and leadership of Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson, Senior Vice President and Secretary of ASU. Each year, 25 exceptional student leaders are chosen to participate in LSP, a four-year program that offers these students the opportunity to learn and grow as leaders while giving back to the greater community. These students also receive a four-year scholarship, are enrolled in leadership classes, have access to mentors, join and assume leadership roles in student organizations at the university, participate in annual service projects and learn more about civic responsibility, and make long-lasting connections with peers, faculty members, staff and LSP alumni.
This scholarship awards up to $36,000 for four years to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities at their school and/or in their community. Each school chooses to participate in the competition, nominates one student. Of the hundreds of nominees, forty are interviewed, and of those twenty-five are accepted.
*For more information about the ASU Leadership Scholarship, visit their website.
Model United Nation Conference at MCC
by Hannah King and Charri Lopez
On February 8th and 9th, Mountain View's MUN team dominated the conference at Mesa Community College. They interacted with other schools around the area, discussing current events in a mock United Nations setting. Our team was victorious for the 15th time out of the 16 years the tournament has been running, and took home several awards. More >
Multi-Gold Key Winner, Whitney Oar
by Hannah King
Congratulations to Whitney Oar, an exceptional Toro who has been devoted to art and writing throughout her life, won five awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Celebrating ninety years of creativity, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized creativity in middle school and high schools students’ artwork and writing. See Toro Spotlight Page for More >
- Charri Lopez
- Hannah King
- Ivy Olsen
Give Us Stories and We’ll Give You Service Learning Credit
Need service learning hours? Have an idea that you’d like to share with fellow peers? Contribute to the Newsfeed! Send us your stories and photos or give us some feedback on the website.
For more information on service learning, visit the Service Learning website.
Have a story or photos? Send them in to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On display in the media center
State Fair Art Winners
The Art Department took away a plethora of awards at the 2012 State Fair Art Show. Mountain View's artistic Toros received 36 awards - more than any other school in the state. List of all Art winners.
Help Us Win - Vote
Vans Shoe Competition
Vans Shoe company has developed a National Art Competition for High School art departments to design and create a new shoe for a chance to win money for their Art Department. The competition consists of four categories: Local Flavor, Art, Action Sports, and Music, and each school can submit up to four shoes, one for each category.
Mountain View has been selected as one of fifty semi-finalist schools nationwide with four pairs of shoes designed by the students in the art program.
For Mountain View to continue on in the competition we need to get enough votes. Tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, everyone you know to go to the Vans website and vote! Voting ends on May 13th and the top four schools will continue to New York City where surprise celebrity judges will decide on a winner to receive a grand prize of $50,000.
Go to the Vans website
Click on Southwest Region
- Click on Mountain View!
Rock and Bowl Graduation Party
To congratulate this year’s seniors on their graduation, the parents have put on a final graduation party. The party includes different games activities with prizes, bowling, dancing, and other fun events!
The party will be Thursday, May 24th, after graduation ceremonies. It will be from 10:30 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. at Brunswick Zone (1754 W. Southern Ave.) Tickets are $20.00 presale and $25.00 at the door.
If you’d like to help out by volunteering or donating prizes, contact Teresa Yetter at 480.250.9252
FBLA Students Qualify for Nationals
The Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference was held in Tucson at the La Paloma Resort on April 1—3. Students from Mountain View were entered in a variety of Business and Technology events including the Management Information Systems event.
The team of Brett Woods and Tyler Evans took top honors by placing 1st place in MIS and the team of John Hatch and Matthew Birmingham finished in 2nd place. Both of these teams will represent Arizona FBLA in Anaheim, CA for the FBLA National Conference to be held June 27-31. In other events, John Hatch finished 3rd in Web Design and he also took 3rd in Technology Concepts.
Appointment to the United States Military Academy
Congratulations to Senior Grant Manning who was offered an Appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point New York. Getting an Appointment to a Service Academy is a very competitive, and lengthy process. This scholarship, equivalent to $350,000 worth of education, is based on academics, leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities and athletics. Mountain View is very proud of Grant and congratulate him on a job well done.
AcDec Takes Third Place at State Competition
Mountain View’s Academic Decathlon team won third place at the state competition with 43,306 points. Way to go Toros.
Tribute to Principal Craig Luketich During Sports Assembly
The Spring Sports Assembly was held in the gym March 1st to introduce the Mountain View sports teams that play during the spring season. During the course of the assembly, Mountain View student B-Rad Brad Allison sang a rap for our beloved Principal highlighting many of his familiar character traits.
After a few witty remarks, Principal Craig Luketich received a standing ovation while he thanked the students and staff for making Mountain View one of the best places to work. Mr Luketich has been at Mountain View for the past 19 years and during his tenure the Mountain View academic and athletic programs have become one of the best in Arizona. Mr Luketich is retiring at the end of this school year. Best wishes and congratulations from all of us at Toro Nation on a great run!
ASTA Honors Dr. Temme as Public School Teacher of the Year
Congratulations are in order! Mountain View's own Orchestra teacher, Dr. Temme, was just named the Public School Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the American String Teacher's Association (ASTA).
Toro's Selections to Honor Ochestra
All-State Jazz Band
Giselle Arnold takes first place in the Congressional Art Show
Winning Photo - "We Grow"
At the recent Congressional Art Show, high school artists from all of Arizona put in their pieces in hopes of taking first place for the opportunity to participate in the National Art Show. The piece that blew away the competition was junior Giselle Arnold’s “We Grow,” a photograph of flowers growing in the silhouette of a girl, taking place of organs and spine.
Arnold is a veteran to the art competition world, she has been in numerous art shows and photo competitions. However, this particular victory will send her all the way to the Capitol along with her photo to be reviewed by all of the nation’s congressmen.
Congratulations to Giselle, and a good luck from the Newsfeed Staff!
Mountain View was represented well last weekend at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) conference in Tucson. Overall in sports medicine, MVT took three of the top five spots. Out of the twenty competitors that qualified in sports medicine, Mountain View had five of them. Megha Patel took first, Katie Mercer got second, and Fyni Hill got fifth. Also, Caleb Nicoll pulled the upset of the trip and won first in physical therapy. The top three who place in each event will qualify for Nationals in June in Nashville, Tennessee.
Last year was MVT’s first year competing in this competition, where we took first and second place in sports medicine. We wish our Sports Medicine team good luck at Nationals this summer!
Presidential Scholar Candidates
Julia Guo and Marsie Trego, Mountain View high school students, are U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates. More >
Here is a complete list of all Candidates Nationwide.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. More on the Presidential Scholarship Program
FBLA Entrepreneurship Places 3rd
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held a competition last Saturday, February 9, at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. Students from 20 high schools representing Region 2 competed in a variety of Business and Technology events.
The Entrepreneurship team of Liam Dougherty, Francisco Palacios, and Ben Vormbrock took 3rd Place. In Addition, Liam Dougherty also took 3rd Place in Impromptu Speaking. Congratulations to the Mountain View FBLA program.
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Of Mesa Public School District’s fourteen National Merit Scholarships, half are from our very own Mountain View High School. Representing the school well are Jordan Campbell, Julia Guo, Clayton Hooper, Cynthia Li, Marlee Mason, Marsie Trego and Angela Zhang, seven bright young individuals qualified for the National Merit Scholarship. Full Story >
Articles from The Viewpoint, Oct 2012
- Dr Temme rises to top of the class
- Voices in the night choir concert
- Toro photo zine
- Blood drive gives teens the chance to give back
- Honor encoded in Toro DNA
- On the beat
- Model UN prepares for conferences
- Class officers lead frosh with service to others
- Blanket drive keeps canines comfy
- Toro spirit chain raises money
ART - WRITE - NOW!
MOSAIC meets every Wednesday after school in room 729. We are the
organization that puts together all of the wonderful artistic creations from students and staff. We all participate in outings around the valley--museums, plays, poetry slams, musicals, book signing and talks. More >
A Forward Looking Orchestra by Eliahu Sussman
Mountain View HS's orchestra teacher, Dr. Temme, has been featured in the June 2012 issue of SBO, School Band and Orchestra magazine. The article provides a close-up look at how the Toro orchestra has succeeded and how Dr Temme has been instrumental in its development.