February 8, 2016

MVHS Senior Night & Pasta Fundraiser

mvhs-senior-nightCome and see the graduating class of 2016 and their senior projects. Afterwards enjoy pasta, salad and garlic bread for only $15.00. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the senior class of 2016.

When: January 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Dinner will begin following senior night and will run until all have eaten or we run out!

Moreno Valley High School Fundraiser

soup-a-bowlCome eat dinner with the MVHS Community and help support the “Beyond The Valley” all school trips.

Purchase a bowl beautifully decorated by a MVHS student and get your choice of delicious homemade soup to go in it!

When: Friday, December 11, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Performances by MVHS Rock Band, MVHS Drama Club and 12th Annual MVHS Dance Projects. There will also be a National Honor Society induction ceremony.

A silent auction for the bowls begins at 5:00 pm. There are a limited number of bowls so come early and bid on your favorite!

For more information please call 575-377-3100.

Moreno Valley High School & The Moreno Valley Education Foundation Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

groundbreaking-01Groundbreaking Ceremony

Left to Right: Superintendent Cimarron School District: Adan Estrada; Village of Angel Fire: Councilman Brinn Colenda; Moreno Valley High School Governing Council President: Tammy Devine; Moreno Valley High School Director: Greg Vincent; Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Executive Director: Jo Mixon; Moreno Valley Education Foundation President: Carl Nelson; Vice-President: Johnese Turri, Secretary: Samantha Weeks; and Moreno Valley Educator, Alexandra Sternhagen Back Row; Project Superintendent, Kirk Woodruff.

Once a Vision – Now a Reality

For thirteen years the students of the Moreno Valley High School have attended classes in temporary housing. Last year we passed a school bond that will finance permanent buildings.

Carl Nelson has been the number one champion in bringing this vision into reality. He literally got the ball rolling. He worked endlessly to get it put on the ballot. He organized committees, he went door-to-door. He pushed unwavering, never letting up, to educate the community on the importance of this project. NO, was not in his vocabulary!

We want to say thank-you to Carl for his tireless efforts! We also want to share the thank-you speech he read at the Groundbreaking Ceremony:

Moreno Valley Education Foundation

I have several people I want to recognize:

To everyone and every organization who has donated money or time or pro-bono services to this venture and our other ventures, thank you. We sure do appreciate your gifts. To the Allen family and the Angel Fire Resort for donating us this wonderful piece of land in the first place. Dan Rakes and Christy Germscheid played a huge role in helping me get thru some of our title and covenant problems and the proper releases from AFR required by the Cimarron School board, thank you.

To Mayor Cottam and the Village Council who have helped me with my presentation skills and done us countless favors over the last several years, thank you.

Thank you to the founding members of Moreno Valley High School and Moreno Valley Education Foundation and everyone involved in those two organizations from the beginning. Without your vision for a very unique approach to education, (our Paideia curriculum) we wouldn’t be standing here today. We have one of the most wonderful, awesome, funky, high ranking, high scoring, nontraditional high schools in America. Moreno Valley High School has become one the cornerstones in our community. I hope we can hold on to our style as we progress into the future.

Adan Estrada…the greatest superintendant ever to Govern Cimarron School District. We have unprecedented communication and cooperation with the district because of Adan and the Cimarron School Board.. Thank you Adan, Annie, Brett, Ron and Valerie.

The Public…we passed this GO bond with over 90% of yes votes in Angel Fire of the total votes cast, without your votes we would not be standing here. I can’t remember exactly who helped those last few weeks before the bond election while we were putting the hammer down on all fronts. There were several of you, Thank you.

Moreno Valley Education Foundation- our goal has always been two fold, #1 to support professional development for our staff. Our teachers at Moreno Valley High School are very special people and I have enjoyed working on this project to support your efforts for our youth in the Moreno Valley and surrounding communities. We are going to have a kick ass campus for you! Our second front-Capital Improvements….I think we rocked this one beyond any of our expectations! Thank you Mary, Jacque, Joyce, Larry, Samantha, Johnese and all that came before us.

My wife Debra Ledford deserves the biggest thank you of all. She has put up with my highs and lows on this project for over two years and has kept me on target the best she could when I wanted to quit…. which was more than once.

It’s all worth it, Moreno Valley High School is unique.

Carl A. Nelson – President

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MVHS Ground Breaking

ground-breakingPlease join the excitement as we capture the moment! Construction is underway for the new
permanent student classrooms. Please be cautious as you drive in and follow directions where to park. This is a construction site and safety is very important.

When: September, 24 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Moreno Valley High School

Sponsored by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and the Moreno Valley High School.

Moreno Valley High School Storytelling

Moreno Valley High School presents ¡Cuéntamelo! storytelling featuring MVHS spanish students.

When: Thursday May 7, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Gathering Hall

Includes a special presentation “From Books to Brilliance” by Kim Covill, Founder & President and followed by “From Pope Francis to Harry Potter” by Latin class presentations from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

2014 Angel Fire Wellness Fair

2014-wellness-fairWhen: August 23, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Moreno Valley High School

Blood drive by United Blood Services. For appointment call 877-392-4483 or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org. Blood donor walk-ins welcome.

  • Free Cholesterol Screening
  • Other Labs at Reduced Cost
  • BP, Pulse & BMI Calculation
  • Angel Flights Health Transport
  • Nutritional Info
  • Long-term Aging Info
  • Pediatric BP & Hemoglobin Screening
  • Dental Health Info
  • And More!

Sponsored by Angel Fire Community Foundation, Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic and Angel Fire Fire Department.

High School Pancake Blast

pancake-blastFeaturing food, fun, toppings, live music, tours and entertainment!

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Moreno Valley High School

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Angel Fire and Moreno Valley High School Interact Club.

Register Tapes For Education Program

mvhs-logoMoreno Valley High School is once again participating in the Register Tapes for Education Program.

This program is sponsored by Lowe’s Valley Market and their affiliates including Super Save in Taos. When you shop at these stores, save your receipts and take them to the Moreno Valley High School, the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, or the Angel Fire Visitor’s Center.

The receipts act as points to enable the school to make purchases. Last year they received enough points to purchase 6 adjustable IMAC computer microphones and an enclosed bulletin board. Please help out this year!

“Jo Knows Congratulations Are In Order For Moreno Valley High School, Did You?”

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Moreno Valley High School National Gold Ranking Honor

The Moreno Valley High School of Angel Fire New Mexico has been recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the Nation. They are the recipient of a Gold Medal Ranking. Data was collected by US News in evaluating over 21,000 schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Overall student performance, on state-mandated assessments, was the criteria used in the evaluations. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams were then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. The schools were ranked within their home states and nationally. Of these national rankings only 500 schools out of the 21,000 schools evaluated, received the Gold Medal Ranking. Moreno Valley High School of Angel Fire is ranked 397th in the entire nation. What an awesome honor! In an article written for the US News, Kelsey Sheely says, ” the importance of a strong high school education cannot be overstated. Good schools challenge students academically, while giving them ample opportunity to explore their interests. This combination can set teens up to succeed long after graduation. By contrast, subpar schools can leave students struggling to make the transition from high school to college or the workforce.” Being ranked in the top 500 of the entire nation proves Moreno Valley High School meets this test!

In celebration of this outstanding accomplishment, last Friday, November 15, 2013, the Moreno Valley Education Foundation hosted a luncheon for the students and staff at the high school. Luncheon attendees included School Board members and a representative from Congressman Ben Lujan’s office. The Foundation would like to thank Lowe’s Valley Market for their generous donation to the luncheon and everyone who loaned an electric roaster, gravy boat or their time and energy to make this event a huge success! A special thank-you goes out to Kathy Serna who took on the task of making gallons of gravy to accent the turkey that was served. The Foundation also wants to thank all of the students and staff who helped cook, clean and decorate.

Congratulations to Moreno Valley High School on your superior academic accomplishment.

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Register Tapes For Education Program

Moreno Valley High School is once again participating in the Register Tapes for Education Program.

This program is sponsored by Lowe’s Valley Market and their affiliates including Super Save in Taos. When you shop at these stores, save your receipts and take them to the Moreno Valley High School, the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, or the Angel Fire Visitor’s Center.

The receipts act as points to enable the school to make purchases. Last year they received enough points to purchase 6 adjustable iMac computer microphones and an enclosed bulletin board.

Please help out this year!