Welcome to Mount View! I’m Felecia Wells, the principal of Mount View Elementary School. I have been in education for 12 years as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, Title I teacher, and administrator. At Mount View we believe that parents are our partners because we can do more for our students when we are working together. Our families are always welcome here at Mount View. We need your support and commitment to ensure that our students are academically successful. Our school’s vision is to have a culture of high academic achievement for all students in an engaging and collaborative learning environment. You have a vital role in creating this culture.
Mount View's mission is “Doing whatever it takes” to ensure each student achieves academic, social, and emotional success. We have placed a strong focus on Math and Literacy (reading and writing) ensuring our students are meeting or exceeding their grade level learning standards. We look forward to working together with you to achieve these goals. Please talk with your child’s teacher about ways to help your student meet or exceed the standards for his or her grade level.
Since 2009, Mount View has had a Two Way Dual Language Immersion program. The goal is that all students will be bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. We started with two kindergarten classrooms and have since added two first- and second-grade classrooms. The program will continue to grow with a grade being added each year up to sixth grade. If you are interested in the dual language program, please call the school office and ask about the enrollment process.
Schoolwide initiatives include:
Ø Response to Instruction (RTI) Ø Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Ø Equitable Practices Ø Math Frameworks Ø Literacy Frameworks
Response to Instruction (RTI) means we are teaching with a strategy focus based on data to meet the individual needs of every student.These practices are built on the belief that all students can learn. Within the RTI model all students receive instruction in the core curriculum supported by strategic and intensive interventions when needed. If your child is not at grade level standard, please speak with your child’s teacher about how we can work together to accelerate your child. If you do not know your child’s reading, math, or writing level, please ask your student’s teacher if he or she is on grade level. If they are not at grade level, find out how you can support your child at home. If they are on grade level, ask what you can do at home to ensure they continue to grow and make gains.
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS): Our schoolwide expectations are Be Safe, Caring, Responsible, and Productive. Students will continue to receive Tiger Tickets when caught being safe, caring, responsible, or productive. Students can use their Tiger Tickets to purchase items for the classroom or school store. Classrooms can also earn class rewards and once a week two classrooms earn an extra Tiger recess.
As a school we have two, focused, equitable practices. We expect you will see these happening in every classroom every day: (1) Teachers communicating a clear Teaching Point and (2) Teachers ensuring all students participate. We have committed as a staff to the two equitable practices.
We believe we have the best and the brightest students, and we expect that to be reflected in all our students’ accomplishments. Every teacher walks in the door every day prepared to meet the ultimate goal of educating your children. My staff and I look forward to working with each and every one of you. Your presence is not only welcomed, but it is needed.
Highline has been honored with the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) second-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) for its work to integrate digital tools into the classroom to improve student learning.
Did you know students slide back two- to three-months’ worth of reading achievement when they skip reading over summer break? Imagine what would happen if a student didn’t read for several summers. That would add up to a lot of reading loss.
Students at White Center Heights and Mount View Elementary Schools received a special surprise on the last day of school. Every student at the two schools were given a new sports ball to play with over the summer. Eight lucky students also received new bikes.
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. We're working on a solution, but want the community's input as we work to solve these challenges. Help us build for tomorrow, today.
Highline Public Schools has a new video that illustrates our bold goals for students. The animated five-minute video follows a family on Highline's "path to success," telling the story without a single word.