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As you may be aware, boundary changes are being proposed for most schools in Jordan School District. Updated boundary option maps and a link to a survey can now be found at or the District home page. We encourage you to study the maps and to complete the survey so that your feedback can be heard.

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Fourth Grade ClassMonday, April 30 was a huge day at Monte Vista. All students ran for 20 minutes to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, granting wishes for three young cancer survivors. Jaelyn was diagnosed at age 5, and her surgery left her very weak. Now she is 6 and she is getting stronger. Penny had a brain tumor and has had two surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and radiation treatments. She is 5 years old and loves animals. Joshua was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6. He also had chemotherapy. Students collected pledges the week before the race, and even with a cold, rainy day, they ran 6,273 laps and 1129.14 miles. (Second grade ran the most average laps per student, at 7.67 laps, barely edging 5th, 1st, and 4th grades.) By May 8, when the fundraiser ended, families at Monte Vista had collected and donated over $15,100. All three children will be able to go with their families to Disney World for their wishes. Fourth grade raised the most money of any grade, with average student donations of $18.65. Class leaders were Ms. Yi’s class with $29.70 per student and Ms. Jensen’s class with $27.34 per student. Monte Vista has granted wishes for 24 children over the previous 8 years, earning a total of nearly $130,000. Each year’s Walking for Wishes has been coordinated by 6th grade teacher, Alicia Rasmussen. This year her parents came from Oregon to support the event with professional race equipment. Thank you to Alicia, all who helped, Monte Vista students, and all who contributed to the success of this amazing event.
Joshua's Thank You Video

Jaelynn's Thank You Video

All families who are returning to Monte Vista for the 2018-19 school year must register students online through the Skyward Family Access link found on this home page beginning August 1st using their family login and password. If you have forgotten your login information, or have never attended Jordan District schools, there is a link to create a temporary account on the website. Click on the registration and enrollment tab under families and students. If you have questions, call our office after August 1st. Our number is 801-254-8040.

Linda Carter is Educator of the Month

Linda Carter is Monte Vista’s Educator of the Month for April.  It’s a special time for Linda, as she is retiring at the end of this school year. Linda was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii.  She has been teaching for 30 years, and has been part of Monte Vista, teaching second grade for 18 of those years!  She has a long resume of awards and endorsements, and has been a district leader in science and writing.  Congratulations, Linda, on this award as well as your upcoming retirement.  We will miss you!

April was a great month to receive a PRIDE award at Monte Vista!  Students were chosen for exemplifying the  7 Leader in Me habits, as well as following the PRIDE code, which includes being Prepared, Respecting people and property, beingInvolved in learning, following Directions the first time, and Encouraging others.  Awards were presented by Mrs. Doleac, Monte the Mustang, and Educator of the Month, Linda Carter.  The following students received awards:  Brielle Horton, Alexander Evershed, Avonlea Swenson, Bridger Dalton, Gabriel Liddard, Noah Strang, Tosh Poole, Hunter Scharrer, Tariah Horton, Carson Edmunds, Kenzee Wardle, Capri Jenkins, Oliver Thorne, Laney Casoria, Alyssa Soares, Briton Wessoman, Christopher Thompson, Andrew Carr, Kallie Soares, Lane Linnell, Jackson Burton, Marti Zobell, Kiera Callejo, Charles Wahlquist, Ethan Jenkins, Beckett Coates, Spencer Smith, Tytus Mauchley, Autumn Hurst, Kade Davis, Brielle Malstrom, Samuel Sipos, Addi Campbell, Kaydee Stanley, Kimmie Huntsman, Megan Sorenson, and Noah Martin.

March Leader in Me Awards

Students recognized for leadership in the month of March received certificates and medals at an assembly on Friday, March 30. Monte the Mustang helped present the awards. Congratulations go to Jacob Sorenson, Halle Demill, Mekhi Hilton, Bodhi Coy, Evelyn Waite, Ariana Swenson, Dawson Luce, Anthony Miranda, Tyson Dunn, Ruby Anderson, Jacob Stirling, Lily Jensen, Zach Benson, Layla Lonteen, Corbin Christensen, Avery Li, Abrielle Okada, William Harris, William Robbins, Ashlynn Newbold, Brynnly Clark, Jace Kelly, Lily Holmgren, Sean Borcsani, Kasey Jacobsen, Kaitlin Carroll, Caden Ellison, Koa Griffiths, Chelsea Hansen, Payton Richins, Sophie Gilbert, and Jimmy Cota.


Janet Barbiero

Congratulations, Mrs. Barbiero, Educator of the Month for March! Janet Barbiero has been teaching for 15 years, and 14 of those years have been at Monte Vista. She spent 10 of those years in fifth grade and four years in fourth. When asked why she teaches fifth grade, Mrs. Barbiero responded with, “I love the curriculum and the age of the students. They are independent, still nice and are not just learning about themselves but about the world around them. They get humor and are fun to engage in conversations.”  Mrs. Barbiero says she really loves teaching 5th grade!

Do you want to know a little more about Mrs. Barbiero?  She says that Halloween is one of her favorite holidays and she loves anything spooky. She is married and has a beautiful, 7-year-old daughter named Marena who she says, “is my everything.” When you see her, congratulate Mrs. Barbiero as Monte Vista’s Educator of the Month

STEM Winners Monte Vista students showed their expertise at the JSD Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fair held February 21st at Daybreak Elementary. Winners from our school include Kaden Taufer for "Rotten Teeth," Kimmie Huntsman for "Which Gum Brand Lasts Longest," Alexis Carr for "Don't Cry over Spilled Milk," Brian Nielsen and Caleb Scott for "How Do Multiple Washings Affect the Flame Resistance of Sleepwear?" Audrey Carson for "The Candle Championship," Addison Campbell for "The School Parking Lot: The Hidden Dangers," Jaron Hall for "I'll Huff and I'll Puff!" Malia Scott and Brynlee Warren for "Parachute Materials and Air Resistance" and Alyson ORdyna for "How Much Weight Will My Boat Hold and Still Float?" These students received awards at South Jordan Middle School on February 26th.

The next step will be competing at the Central Utah STEM fair on March 28 at BYU. Best of luck!

Heather MillerCongratulations to fourth grade teacher Heather Miller who is Monte Vista's Educator of the Month for February. Heather is in her 15th year of teaching, ten of those years at Monte Vista. She is loved by her students and our faculty, and is a valuable member of her team. Heather's interests outside the classroom include camping and hiking with her family, including fourteen-year-old twins, a five-year-old, and a four-year-old.