December 19, 2014

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!

Moreno Valley High School Story Telling

Cuentamelo

Story telling featuring MVHS Spanish students.

When: Wednesday May 8, 2013 & Thursday May 9, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Gathering Hall

Romeo and Juliet

Short dramatic readings featuring MVHS English students.

When: Thursday May 16, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Gathering Hall

Missoula Children’s Theatre 2012 Tour

The Moreno Valley Arts Council presents the 2012 Tour for Missoula Children’s Theatre

Performance: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Registration: Monday, June 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

Where: Moreno Valley High School

Scholarships are available, contact MVAC at 575-377-6273.

This program funded in part by New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by The National Endowment for the Arts.

Director Jacque Boyd Says “I know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured I Know Jo member is Moreno Valley High School.

Jacque Boyd told me that it is the goal of Moreno Valley High School, now in its tenth year, to enable each of the eighty young people who make up the student body to become lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens. She said, “We want to give our students the skills to thrive in the world after they graduate from MVHS in whatever it is they choose to accomplish. And our graduation rate is phenomenal!” She went on to tell me that the school, being a charter high school, has a little more freedom than other public high schools. They are required to follow the same rules as other public high schools, but they are more project and presentation based. They use the Paideia Program which, according to the MVHS website, is a curriculum that embodies three approaches to teaching: Socratic Seminar, Academic Coaching, and Didactic Instruction. MVHS supports innovation, critical thinking and active student participation. Also, as a charter school, there are no enrollment boundaries; as a result over 1/3 of the students travel to MVHS from places like Taos, Red River, and Questa.

We discussed the wide range of advance placement classes offered, including art and music and the school’s philosophy of Fitness for Life. The students get actively involved in community service projects.

(If you haven’t visited the school bus garden, it’s worth a trip!) School is in session from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. The four-day school week was started many years ago in New Mexico as a rural energy saver, but the schedule is as intensive as a five-day per week program. Plus it leaves room for Friday Ski Day, which in a resort town like Angel Fire is a great incentive.

Then as usual, I asked Jacque what it was that had attracted her to Angel Fire. She and her husband had purchased land here in 1988 because of the sheer beauty of the Valley, and because the airport had a 9,000-foot runway. Since they were both pilots, the long runway appealed to them. One thing led to another, and after her husband’s death, Jacque found herself spending more and more time here.

Angel Fire was a big difference from the airport in Ft. Worth, Texas where she lived. I thought I had mistaken what she said, and asked again. Yes, I had heard her correctly; Jacque lived in her hanger at an airport with her airplane! She said her grandchild had once been accused by a pre-school teacher of fabricating stories because she was telling everyone that her Grandma lived in a hanger and could walk outside her front door, get into her airplane, and fly anywhere in the world. The teacher was surprised to learn it was not a fabrication, but the truth!

Jacque shared with me that she has had her pilot license since she was 24 years old. When she decided to move to Angel Fire full time in 2002, her first employment with MVHS was as an aviation teacher. During her first three years at MVHS, she saw directors come and go. When the timing was right she decided to apply for the position. She has now been the Director at MVHS for five years, and recently signed on for at least another three. She and the 14 faculty and staff members do a fabulous job.

We are lucky to have MVHS in Angel Fire, NM, and I am asking each of you to take the time to personally express your appreciation to Jacque for her dedication.

Check out the MVHS website at www.mvhsnm.org. Remember them during fundraisers! Get involved, attend their many events and show your support!

MVHS Holiday Luminarias, An Angel Fire Tradition

A Moreno Valley High School Ski & Snowboard Club Fund Raiser

Students will be at the Post Office, Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for you to purchase your luminarias. The students will line North Angel Fire Road or the front of your business any where in Angel Fire on December 23, 2011.

Lighting will take place on December 24, 2011 starting at 4:00 pm. They invite you bring your family, bring long nosed lighters and take a stroll up and down North Angel Fire Road as you help light the luminarias. Be a part of the Holiday cheer as we work toward the tradition of lighting Angel Fire for Christmas.

The Chamber of Commerce will be closed December 23, 2011 and December 26, 2011 so that we may celebrate Christmas with our families.

From Jo and Sheila and the Board of Director’s, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

MVHS Dance & Fundraiser

MVHS Dance & FundraiserWe invite you to come to the Moreno Valley High School Dance & Fundraiser event on May 7, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Zebediah’s Restaurant & Bar.

Featuring Jimmy Stadler and sponsored by the Moreno Valley Education Foundation to benefit MVHS.

Door cover is $10. Get advanced tickets from Coldwell Banker. Raffle tickets are $5 to win an iPad 2!

This is an over 21 event. For further information or auction donations please contact Carrie at 575-377-1447 or Shay at 575-377-3865.