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Upcoming Events for Parents & Educators

“Moving Up” Alumni Panel, 6-7 PM

Our panel of Mountaintop Middle School graduates who are currently juniors and seniors will talk about how they have benefited from their Mountaintop education. Come and listen to their experiences and bring your questions! We encourage families with younger children to attend this part of the event.

Finding the Right High School, 7-8 PM

Current students from area high schools (most of whom are Mountaintop Alumni) will share their insight on the process of selecting and transitioning into high school. The best information at this event often comes in answer to our parents’ and students’ questions, so please ask away!

Topics that will be covered include:
Credits: required Mountaintop middle school courses that count as credits earned toward graduation on high school transcripts
Course Selection: options for middle school courses for Mountaintop middle school students who want to accelerate beyond the required courses
Advising: overview of application/registration, visits and course selection timelines for the local public and independent high schools

Mountaintop Graduate History
Our middle school program began in 1999. We have now graduated over 80 students who have transitioned to a wide variety of high schools. Our alumni’s high school experiences have been positive in terms of their academic and extracurricular performance. Faculty from those schools report that they enjoy our alumni’s functional and intellectual independence, their level of engagement with their work, and their positive outlook. There are many excellent choices in our area, and so this event is designed to help you make an informed decision among your options. We hope to see you there!

Student Attendance and Childcare
Older students are invited to attend the event with their parents. To request childcare for younger siblings, please email the Office.

From the Blog

Preparations

construction

This week, our intrepid construction crew has been installing a silt fence for erosion control, as well as other erosion control devices. They have also installed a construction entrance for the trucks and equipment to access their work site. Crews are also working to divert existing water and sewer lines beneath the construction area.

The entrance and exit from the construction site is located at the bottom of the upper carline loop, by the main building. We ask for all parents, caregivers, and visitors to our campus to be vigilant and alert when exiting the upper driveway because of these construction vehicles, which may not have a clear view of cars pulling through the driveway.

construction

The students on campus are particularly aware of one safety feature added to our campus this week: safety fences outside the current construction barrier. Workers erected these around the pecan tree by the main carline loop, in front of UE1’s outdoor environment, and around the climbing tree to the left of the main building. These fences make it clear to our construction team that these areas are to be kept safe during the construction process, since the construction site will eventually expand to eclipse the entire upper parking lot.

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Construction Begins!

construction update

Barrier fencing was installed this week!

The front section of our school, which used to be home to the Cathcart Peace Garden and the front slope leading down to 250, has been blocked off, a sign of the impending arrival of construction vehicles. Our Lower Elementary 1 students, whose classroom is closest to the construction site, watched eagerly from their windows and took notes on their observations. Lots of students, seeing the fence, have been speculating about when the construction vehicles will arrive and when they will get to take their hard-hatted tour of the proceedings!

We love the construction sign, posted so it can be viewed from the main parking lot, that reads, “You are entering an injury-free construction zone.” We appreciate the reminder that our construction team is committed to the safety of all those who are involved in the construction of our new building, including the students.

We are excited to keep you posted on our progress in the coming months!

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