Arrival and Release From School
Please reference the Pick Up and Drop Off map on page 30 of the handbook to find the location to pick up and drop off your child. If there are multiple children in one family, or if you car pool, please send the older student(s) to the area where the youngest student is to be picked up.
Every Thursday at 200-315 pm. Chapel is led by either MVCS teachers or by the pastoral staff of The Champion Center of Las Vegas. Parents are always welcome to come in to Chapel!
MVCS students have the opportunity each week to participate in Art, Physical Education, Computer, Media Center, and Music. Please check with your child’s home room teacher for their elective times.
To volunteer in a class please contact your child’s teacher directly. While on campus, please check in to the school office and receive a visitor’s badge. MVCS loves our parent volunteers. All volunteers may be subject to background checks.
At the end of each semester, our students are honored in a special assembly. Students receive recognition for being on the Principal’s A Honor Roll, the A/B Honor Roll, Christian Character, Most Improved, and other special awards that our teachers enjoy handing out.
Please check with your child’s teacher for special tutoring dates and times. MVCS also provides a list of high school students who are available for tutoring. If you are interested in hiring an MVCS high school student for tutoring, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.
Students entering kindergarten at MVCS are required to have taken the Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) and have turned the age of 5 by September 30th. The student/teacher ratio in kindergarten is 15 to 1. By the time that your child graduates from kindergarten, the following abilities and concepts will be mastered:
- Know that God loves them, the attributes of Jesus (joy, peace, kindness, love, etc.)
- Familiar with Biblical stories that teach right from wrong, developing morality
- Write name in print lettering. Recognize and write upper and lower case letters
- Recognize all short and long vowels
- Know pre-reading skills such as blends, vowel and consonant sounds
- Sequence comprehension of stories (i.e. beginning, middle, end)
- Count and recognize all numbers to 100
- Know all primary colors and all basic shape structures (squares, triangles, etc.)
- Follow classroom and hallway behavioral instruction and directions
- Learn how to share their space an/or personal belongings
- Learn social interaction with other children (conversations, patience, etc.)
Student Recognition – Kindergarten
Each week, our kindergarten students are honored for their efforts with “treasure box” items. Kindergarten students also have their own special Graduation Day. Our kindergarten graduates dress up in their very own cap and gowns and receive diplomas commemorating their accomplishment. Please visit our calendar on the our website for the date of this year’s kindergarten graduation.
The overall grading guidelines for elementary school can be found on page 6 of this handbook. Please refer individual class and quarter grading questions to your child’s teacher. Semester grades for elementary school are calculated using 50% of each quarter grade.
The curriculum in elementary school is a combination of A Beka, Bob Jones, Sadlier Oxford, Concordia, Gospel Publishing, and Houghton Mifflin. Elementary students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program (AR). AR is a computer-based reading program that encourages students to improve their reading comprehension level. Students are required to pass a computer test on the book they have completed before moving on to the next reading level in the program.
At the end of each quarter, our elementary school students are honored in a special chapel service. Students receive recognition for being on the Principal’s A Honor Roll, the A/B Honor Roll, Christian Character, Most Improved, and other special awards that our teachers enjoy handing out. Each month, one student from each Elementary home room class is honored as the “Student of the Month” for the special contributions they have made to the class. Student of the Month award-winners enjoy quarterly recognition activities.
The MVCS staff and administration, along with the pastoral staff of The Champion Center conduct our assemblies.
These assemblies will range from traditional chapel and praise and worship services to wild and wacky events put on by our student council. Included in our assemblies will be training in areas such as leadership, academic development, and emotional growth, along with a variety of topics related to current events
Mrs. Vicky Holcombe