Supts eNews - May 19, 2023 - Spanish/español


In this edition ...

  • Board meeting review: Kinder readiness, Boundaries and Equity Scorecard
  • Crittenden Auditorium renamed for Ms. Rzepiela
  • View and comment on LCAP draft
  • High Fives!
Board meeting review: Kinder readiness, Boundaries and Equity Scorecard

Kindergarten Readiness Analysis: Staff provided results from the Kindergarten Readiness Analysis found here.  The purpose of the study is to analyze early childhood data in order to understand our students' kindergarten/ elementary school readiness. The Board discussed the roles of the preschool and the expanded transitional kindergarten program in how well our students are prepared for elementary school.

Parameters for Boundary Adjustments: As residential growth continues in Mountain View, the District anticipates increased student enrollment that will be more concentrated at some schools.  Over time, the District will need to make boundary adjustments to accommodate the student growth. The Board discussed common methods for accommodating population change. Read the demographer’s report here.

Equity Scorecard: Understanding the District's Needs: MVWSD is developing an Equity Scorecard and framework to center conversations around student data in order to facilitate equitable outcomes for students. It is a communication and progress monitoring tool that is meant to show the gaps between subgroups so the District can more effectively work to serve all students. Read the materials here.


Crittenden Auditorium is now the Leanne Weatherly-Rzepiela Performing Arts Center

Leanne RzepielaThe Board of Trustees dedicated the Crittenden Auditorium as the Leanne Weatherly-Rzepiela Performing Arts Center on May 13 as friends and family gathered to celebrate her life. Ms. Rzepiela, a beloved music and theater teacher, recently passed away. She touched thousands of students’ lives in her 19 years in MVWSD. As a musician, she was passionate about arts in education and providing opportunities for students to express themselves with creativity and self-confidence. 

View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft before May 24

LCAP GRAPHICThe District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Through May 24, stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. You may read presentations and supporting materials at and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 1. Agenda and time are found at


High Fives

Multilingual students honored at reclassification

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Last week, we celebrated our students who have reclassified as English Proficient during the 2022-2023 school year. These 162 students represent 23 different languages, in addition to English. We are so proud of these students for their achievements, and thankful for the families and school staff who have been cheering them on the whole way!

MVWSD preschool achieves highest rating

QRISTheuerkauf Preschool has recently been re-rated as Tier 5 through the state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). All three sites of the MVWSD preschool program have received a Tier 5 rating from the state.

General ed preschool programs that are State Preschool funded are currently required to be evaluated for the quality of early education program.

Stevenson celebrates 25 years

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Congrats to the Stevenson community for celebrating 25 years (27 technically!) of students, staff and parents learning together through collaboration and experiential activities. The anniversary event on May 13 was filled with music, poems, art, activities, food and fun.

Grahammys Film Festival

Graham Middle School hosted their annual “Grahammys” Film festival on May 11, which featured 25 different categories and over 65 submissions. Osinachi I. was the winner of the Best GRAHAMmys Overall Film of 2023 with the film “Teen Struggles Animation,” which you can view here. Click here to watch more films from the festival. Look for the videos with “Grahammy” in the title.

Teachers receive Ardis Egan Scholarship

Ardis EganSeveral MVWSD teachers were recently named recipients of this year’s Ardis Egan Scholarship to further their professional knowledge and skills.

They are: Agnes Kaiser, Graham; Sheila Martinez, Graham; Charles Federmann, Crittenden; Danielle Gorospe, Bubb; Christina Ngo, Imai; Erika Mueller, Graham; Annette Luongo, Imai; Ashley Hinson, Imai; Casey Cissna, Vargas; Brittany Thornton, Landels; Ranen Bhattacharya, Graham/Crittenden.

For over 40 years, the Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council has been granting scholarships to teachers for professional development, made possible through donations from the Egan family and through annual contributions from PTAs.

Mistral at the MathKangaroo competition

math kangarooMore than 50 Mistral students competed in the MathKangaroo competition recently. Five students, one from each grade level 2-5, scored in the top 30 nationwide. Congrats to Quinn, Ansel, Emmitt and Vyas. Eira's score placed her 2nd nationwide, earning her a silver medal and some extra MathKangaroo prizes. Well done.


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