What's New at MRMS

New Beginnings - for incoming 7th graders 18-19 School Year

posted Jan 11, 2018, 9:53 AM by Kathy Sheehan


Make a Wish - Wish Week

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:53 AM by Kathy Sheehan

    We are getting ready to start my favorite week of the year, Wish Week!!!  Wish Week will be the week of February 5th through 10th.  We will be releasing more information regarding spirit days, fund raisers, etc in the next couple weeks, but I wanted to get the shirt information out ASAP as the window for ordering closes on January 24th.  A couple important pieces of information regarding shirt orders:
 -- Please only use the attached link for middle school students/parents/staff.  Each feeder school has their own link that will help ensure that the correct shirts get to the correct people.  If you have students in one of our feeder elementary schools, you should have gotten or will shortly be receiving the link for that specific school.  
-- Please ensure that you are listing your student's team (7 Red, 8 Blue, etc) on the form where it asks for student's teacher or team.  The shirts will be sorted by Team, not by teacher.

Last year, our feeder set a national record, raising over $100,000 for Make A Wish during our Wish Week.  MRMS was excited to be able to contribute over $17,000 last year!  This is such an amazing cause and such a fantastic way to bring our schools and community together to support something so much bigger than ourselves!  February 9th will be our Wish Week Shirt Day.  It would be incredible to have every staff member and student representing our Wish Kid that day by sporting their new wish shirts!  The shirts are awesome again this year and even have a glow in the dark surprise!  Again, more information on fundraisers, dress up days, and community partners will be released to you shortly once we get all of that finalized as well as more information about our Wish Kid, Gabby!  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding Wish Week or the shirt orders.  Please get those orders in before the 24th as there will be a very limited number of extra shirts this year for people who do not order before the deadline.  I am attaching the link and a picture of this year's shirt.  

Thank you, as always, for your support of MRMS as well as your support of this amazing cause!

Youth Education & Safety in Schools YESS - Feb 1st

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:04 AM by Kathy Sheehan

8th Grade Baby ADS / YEARBOOK

posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:49 AM by Kathy Sheehan   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 5:53 AM ]

Now is the time to put a baby photo message in the yearbook to surprise your 8th grader.  If you click on this link you will be guided step by step.  Deadline - Feb 16

Students love to find their pictures in the back of the book on the last day. Should you encounter any tech questions, the Jostens number is on the site to call-- MRMS can not help with tech matters, but Jostens is simple and kind to work with.

If you haven't ordered a yearbook yet, please contact Margene Greeno, our MRMS bookkeeper, at 303-387-1808 orby email Margene.Greeno@dcsdk12.org and she will get you on the list.  All yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school.  (Early distribution will not be permitted.)

You may direct any other yearbook questions to Kate.morgan@dcsdk12.org.

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st

posted Oct 31, 2017, 8:02 AM by Kathy Sheehan

Open Enrollment "Start Here"  


Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their neighborhood school must use this tool to request Open Enrollment during one of two open enrollment periods DCSD offers annually. You do not need to use this open enrollment tool to stay at your school of current enrollment.

·       Click here for step by step instructions on how to use the tool

· First round open enrollment is not first-come, first-served; you have until December 1 at 4:00pm to complete this process.

· You may request that a confirmation email be sent to you after your request has been submitted.

· Parents wishing to enroll their three & four year olds in district preschools do not go through open enrollment. Preschool registration will take place in early January. Follow this link for more information.

· You can change your open enrollment request choices at any time until December 1 at 4:00pm.

· You can choose to have your choices emailed to you after you have completed open enrollment.

· Schools have until December 7 at 4:00pm to offer you an open enrollment slot, based on space availability.  You can log back into EngagED parent portal on or after December 9 to check on any offers you may have received.

· You have until December 15th at 4:00pm to accept an open enrollment offer from a school through the EngagED parent portal.

· If your open enrollment request is not accepted by any school, or you didn't log in and accept your offer, you will automatically be placed on the second-round open enrollment waitlist, which runs from January 22 to August 1st.

· Second round open enrollment is "first come first served." Students requesting open enrollment only in the second round are placed on the waitlist behind those that are currently on the waitlist from first round.

· If you are open enrolled at a neighborhood school or attend a charter but would like to return to the neighborhood school associated with your address for the next school year you must file an intent to return form by January 8, 2018.

· If you are moving within the district but would like to remain at your current school, you may do so my filing an intent to remain form at any time.

NOTE: This application does not support applying to DCSD preschools.  The following Charter Schools will be utilizing the tool this year:  Sky View Academy, Academy Charter School, Aspen View Academy, Renaissance Secondary and Apex Community School. Please contact all other Charter schools directly to learn more about enrollment options for charter schools. For DCSD preschools click this link.

First Window: November 1, 2017 - December 1, 2017 

Second Window: January 22, 2018 - August 1 2017

Students Pictures

posted Oct 6, 2017, 6:57 AM by Kathy Sheehan

Please contact our student photographer directly if you wish to order prints or have any questions or concerns.   www.dr-photo.com or 303-346-2772.

Box Tops for Education! Oct 16 - 26

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:52 AM by Kathy Sheehan

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Box Tops for Education!

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. During the 2016-2017 school year we earned over $700, and our lifetime savings is over $12,000! Wow!

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit www.BTFE.com. Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.

I hope you’re excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your team teachers!


8th Grade Parents - information from MVHS

posted Sep 22, 2017, 6:55 AM by Kathy Sheehan

Mountain Vista High School upcoming events for our current 8th graders.  If you have questions please call MVHS  303-387-1500

These events will be held at Mountain Vista High School: 

October 23rd   6:30pm   Academic Showcase
January 17th   7:00pm - 9:00pm   8th Grade - Parent Night

Student leaving early?

posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:17 AM by Kathy Sheehan

When students need to leave early from school, we ask them to present a note from their parent/guardian to a staff member in the main office, at the beginning of the day, to swap for a dismissal pass. We prefer not calling into classrooms as it disrupts the learning process for those in the room.  We do however, understand that there are unplanned times when a parent needs to pick up their child, when that happens we will either call into the classroom to dismiss the student or send a student aide to do so.

When your student needs to leave school early please:
  •  Provide your student a note with student's name, time to be picked up and the reason
    • Have your student present the note to our main office staff at the beginning of the day
      • staff will provide a pass for him/her and explain their reponsibility
    • Student will present the pass to the teacher in the class they will be leaving from
      • It is the student's responsibility to watch the clock and be in the main office at the time noted on the pass 
        • This is a 'responsibility' opportunity  (Of course we will call the student down if the student missed this opportunity after 5 minutes)
  • Parents will need to come into the school to sign their student out. (Student cannot sign themselves out, only in)
  • Students will need to sign back in if returning on same day .. parents do not need to come inside
  • We will call students down when necessary after the parent arrives to sign them out
    • Please keep in mind our traffic issues when planning how long it will take to get to our school, especially after 2pm.

Student Led Conferences

posted Sep 12, 2017, 9:42 AM by Kathy Sheehan   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 10:07 AM ]

Save the date!   
Our SPRING Student Led Conferences will be held on:

            Thursday, February 15th   4:00pm to 7:30pm

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