School Learning Plan
Mountain View Middle School
Mountain View Middle School is a community of caring adults and students. We are composed of 55% students of color and 56% of families who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Mountain View’s staff is dedicated and works to connect with students and build lasting relationships so they can encourage positive academic and personal growth. Teachers and families have returned to Mountain View; our multigeneration membership contributes to the positive culture and investment in the community.
Mountain View Middle School teachers receive high quality, ongoing training and instructional support through Columbia University Teachers College for humanities and Teachers Development Group for mathematics. These research-based instructional coaching organizations work directly with our teachers throughout the year to engage students in higher order thinking.
We actively work toward an AVID schoolwide model. Through AVID instructional strategies we improve literacy, problem solving and perseverance. These skills were identified by Secondary Leaders as skills students needed to successfully transition to high school from 8th grade.
Mountain View Middle School creates structures to support students. Core teachers use strategic interdisciplinary teaming to identify students strengths and collaborate on relevant curriculum.
Mountain View students experience an advanced math progression that brings all students to high school math with AGS1 at 8th grade. Students that begin at a more advanced level upon entry at 6th grade are able to access advanced courses (AGS2) for credit at Aloha High School.
In addition to two levels of Spanish Language taught at Mountain View Middle School. Students that demonstrate advanced language skills may take advanced Spanish literacy courses for high school credit at Aloha High School in the 8th grade.
Mountain View offers students an Outdoor Leadership option where students may choose a double elective to practice outdoor-based health and wellness through personal and community work. Leadership and teamwork culminate in mentoring youth and educating the community.
Daily Advisory classes allow students to explore health and wellness through the Second Step curriculum, with an emphasis on Social Emotional growth. Students also review their AVID binders every week and have two opportunities to access their teachers for extra help or to extend their learning. Advisory teachers help students track their progress in each of their classes and provide support to help them grow their literacy, problem solving and perseverance.
Mountain View Middle School uses the Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) to help create a positive culture through clear guidelines, reinforcement, data monitoring, and consistent celebrations and rewards. Staff members participate in weekly Kid Chats to encourage behavioral health and help students meet all expectations in our community. We offer students support for their Social Emotional learning through our Wellness Center as well as in our Advisory Class.
Mountain View Middle School values collaboration with all of our stakeholders. We seek out student voices through a Principal’s Advisory Council/Equity Team, a Leadership Club, and Newspaper. Our parents participate and organize through our Parent-Teacher Organization, Padres Unidos (Spanish Speaking Parent-Teacher Organization), Equity Team, as well as service on district level committees. Our community partners help us with curriculum, culture, and staff development. Bo Stephens of Shades of Unity PDX, Daniel Coyle of Coyle Outside, Alice Philips of OSU Extension Services and Sarah Skelly of Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation, Jennifer Alexander of Lifeworks NW, Beaverton Together, Beaverton Educational Fund, and Westside Church, are all instrumental community partners for Mountain View.
Date of Last Revision: December 9, 2020
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
- WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
- WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.