Meet District Tech Coach Kate Sprague!

by Candace Murphy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer It’s hard to believe that Kate Sprague, Mill Valley School District’s new technology coach, has only been in action for about a year now. Because if you ask her, her days are sometimes only …

Kiddo! Receives a 4-Star Rating!

iddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, has once again received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating! The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, is given to nonprofits that practice exceptional fiscal responsibility and governance in fulfilling their mission. In his letter …

Kiddo! Spotlight: 8th Grade Art

8th Grade Art students from MVMS displayed their talent last month on a walking field trip to Mill Valley’s historic Depot Plaza, where they created stunning works in chalk across the entire square. Approximately 200 art students worked in teams …

“Take this knowledge and change the world.”

8th graders wrote essays about art… “Art can spark a memory, represent a thousand words with a simple brushstroke.” — O., 8th “Art is an opportunity to be yourself, but also be someone else. You can be a quiet person, …

Phoebe Dong Honored by Marin Symphony

By Candace Murphy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer On October 3, 2015, at a live performance of symphonic Beatles Tribute “Classical Mystery Tour,” Orchestra teacher Phoebe Dong was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Marin Symphony. Over 4,000 concert-goers, including …

The Value of Dance Education

by Ipek Serifsoy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer It was one of the most potent 30 minutes I’ve ever witnessed. When I walked into the room at Old Mill School, I expected to see a ‘typical’ Kindergarten dance class. Instead what occurred, …

Cellist Zuill Bailey Visits Music Students

by Candace Murphy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer It was an excerpt from a Saint Saens concerto that premiere cellist Zuill Bailey played for the members of Mill Valley Middle School’s orchestra and band students on an otherwise humdrum Monday morning in …

Music Technology at the Middle School

by Ipek Serifsoy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer   You may have heard the hype about the popular new Music Technology elective course at MVMS this year — a class that has garnered full enrollment of 80+ kids despite being offered for …