Mountain Vista welcomes you!
Welcome to the Mountain Vista Elementary school website, where children learn some of todays most equitable skills possible! Brand new this year we are implimenting a couple new programs to add to our tool kit; PBIS and CKLA.
PBIS or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a system developed by a subsection of the U.S. Department of Education called the Office of Special Education Programs or OSEP. It's purpose is to define, develop and implement a framework for assisting evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. It is not however a replacement for any systems in place to reduce serious problem behavior but rather a tool to create the most successful culture possible through positive reinforcement of respectful, responsible, honest behavior.
CKLA or Core Knowledge Language Arts is a suite of documents, recordings, videos and most importantly a backbone structure of methods of how to provide even, sequenced education on vocabulary, and comprehension. It does not stop there however, it is also an unprecedented thorough approach to developing decoding and other critical foundational skills.
It is our objective to utilize these tools, combined with Spalding Phonics, EngageNY, GoMath and many other tools we implement on a daily basis so that our students will recieve the absolute best education they can recieve today, we are devoted to this cause.
A Message from our principal Nannette Soulé
As I look forward to beginning my fourth year as principal here at Mountain Vista, I can’t help but reflect back at the changes that have occurred in the past three years. The campus looks amazing as all the buildings have been newly painted, giving a fresh, uniform look to the school, and the athletic fields are green and inviting, just waiting for competition. New curricula has been adopted and implemented, and a new behavior system has been adopted.
Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports are now in place. Students and staff are learning how to implement the new program. There may be a few bumps in the road, but we are fully committed to making this new positive behavior plan work for the students at Mountain Vista.
The staff has worked diligently on new programs for the school year. The Reading Specialist and the Reading Team are ready to roll-out the new reading program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. You will notice that your children are spending many more hours in reading instruction that includes phonemic awareness, teaching the code of written English, guided, oral repeated reading, vocabulary knowledge, and a variety of text comprehension strategies are explicitly taught.
It is a privilege for me to work with such a dedicated staff, from the bus drivers who safely transport the students each day, to the cafeteria staff who make sure children are provided with nourishing meals, the instructional staff who are responsible for student learning and success, to the office staff who warmly greet you when you enter our school, to a supportive superintendent and Governing Board. These staff members, and our dedicated volunteers, make Mountain Vista a great school.
Thank you for entrusting your children to us each day. We do not take it for granted that you choose to send your children to Mountain Vista School. Go Cougars!
Nannette Soulé, Principal
Mountain Vista School