Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. George Barbolish
Mr. Barbolish graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. He has taught in the West Shore School District, Lackawanna Trail School District and was an adjunct instructor at Keystone College. Yes, this is the same Mr. Barbolish that was the Mountain View High School Art Teacher for 20 years. Mr. B became the Dean of Students in 2013. He presently resides in Nicholson with his wife and 4 sons who are gradually leaving the nest. Art making now happens in his studio outside of school. His hobbies include hiking/camping, gardening, and furniture refinishing.
Mr. Barbolish, as the Dean, is concerned with the safety as well as the academic and social success of all students in the high school. He is available to all students during the day to answer questions and discuss any school matters that are of concern to them. Communication is Mr. B.’s greatest priority. So, if you are a parent reading this, please call with any concerns. Positive comments are always welcome too.
Many times, parents have concerns about what is going on with their student, socially and emotionally. This is the time to call the guidance office and speak to your student’s school counselor. Then, your student, the counselor, and Mr. B. can work together to resolve any concerns. If you think that your child may be experiencing bullying, please call or schedule a meeting with Mr. Barbolish and your student’s school counselor as soon as possible. Mr. B. asks parents to please keep an open dialogue with your students and keep an eye on their grades through your sapphire portal.
Tips for success at Mountain View Jr. Sr. High School, Mr. B’s Bes:
- Be respectful of everyone you come in contact with. (Good morning, please, thank you, and excuse me, make everyone’s day brighter.)
- Be positive, your attitude has an impact on the events of your day.
- Be in dress code. (Click Welcome Center on the home page then click School Policies and Information to see the complete dress code.)
- Be prepared for and attentive in class. Write down assignments. Do homework.
- Be honest when you make a mistake and apologize. You don’t have to have the last word.
- Be in control of your own behavior. Only you, can really control your words and actions.