WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 10th
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YEARBOOKS

***8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook need to be submitted by Friday, December 14. Any picture submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please email pictures to wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Be sure to purchase your yearbook recognition ad! These ads are in the back of the yearbook and are designed to celebrate your student’s success during their middle school years. Please visit https://www.jostens.com to build and purchase your ad. The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad is Friday, December 14***

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com . You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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 DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

*Our 8th grade orchestra has been entered into the B97.5 school music contest. Follow the link below and vote for our orchestra. We could win $1000! You can now help determine the winner by voting Monday, November 26 at 8am through Friday, December 14 at 5pm. You can vote once each day so be sure to check in often on your school’s band or choir performing their Christmas favorite!

For more information, view the Official Rules. Thanks for your support!

https://b975.com/christmas-band-choir-competition/

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STUDENT COUNCIL

Scarves, Hats, and Gloves Drive!!!

December 3rd ~ December 19th

Student Council is sponsoring a collection drive for scarves, gloves and hats.  These items will be donated to Knoxville Pays It Forward, who will distribute them to homeless shelters! They can be gently used or new! Adult sizes  please. All items can be dropped off in the main hallway near the Second Harvest canned food items.  In addition, Student Council will gladly take other winter items you may want to donate such as coats, winter jackets, socks, and hot hands.  Thank you!

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LIBRARY

Do you have any of these supplies laying around your house that you want to share with the Maker Community at WVMS? CLICK THE LINK BELOW.  Every child, member and parent can have access to these materials for making new things. Our Maker Monday events are from 3:30-5pm every Monday and the Maker areas will also be open from 7:35-8:20am each morning and until at 5pm on Mondays and Friday afternoons. We are in the process of organizing supplies in several of the library rooms for student access and use. The goal is to have areas for student/staff/class use by the end of January. Thank you for your help with this!  Any questions?  Feel free to call me or send me an email.  Janet Getz  865- 539-5145 janet.getz@knoxschools.org

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12WVMnedLT0ul7DbSeWlPD1VQ08ZDg_W67m8n09Msa6s/edit?usp=sharing

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HOLIDAY PARTIES

6th grade – Friday, 12/21 from 9-11:30am

sign up for party items https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa8a623a31-6thgrade

Sign up to volunteer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa8a623a31-volunteers

7th grade – Friday, 12/21 from 10:15 – 11:45am

 Sign up for 7th grade donations and volunteers is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaba62babf49-wvms1

8th grade – Friday 12/21 from 8:40am – 10:10am

Sign up for 8th grade donations and volunteers is :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aaaf23a0ff2-8thgrade

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WVMS FOUNDATION CASINO NIGHT

We need many different talents to make this fundraiser a great success. Also, if you have a talent for graphic design, we need you!

For more information, please email

meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

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WVMS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 13 – vs. Halls – @ Halls

Monday, December 17 – vs. Gresham – @ Gresham

Thursday, December 20 – vs. Carter – @ WVMS (8th Grade Night)

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BOXTOPS

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

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WVMS CLINIC

We would like to thank Julio Arana and Gary Taylor for their commitment to serving their community and the WVMS students. It is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. They have both been committed to the clinic for the last year and a half every single week.

We are beyond grateful for their time and dedication to our school.

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchellkelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  TEACHER VOICEMAIL EXTENSIONS

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the left hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

 Tuesday, December 11th at 7 PM – 8th grade band concert @ Bearden High School

Friday, December 21st – 1/2 day for students, holiday parties

December 24th – January 4th – Winter Break – No school

Monday, January 7th – Student holiday – No school

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

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WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 1st
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Congratulations to the WVMS Dance Team and their coaches (Ms. Varnes and Ms. Abee) on their recent success at their first ever trip to the TMSAA State Championships.  Our very own Dancing Pack placed 2nd in Jazz and 3rd in Pom!  Congratulations and best wishes for a successful trip to UDA Nationals in February.

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RELATED ARTS

WVMS Band:  Happy holidays! Please join the WVMS Band in the Bearden High School auditorium to hear the West Valley Band winter concerts! The concerts will be presented at Bearden High School on the following dates/times: 

6th grade on December 4th @ 6:30 PM

7th grade on December 4th @ 7:00 PM

8th grade on December 11 @ 6:00 PM

WVMS Orchestra: Concert will be December 6 @ 7:00 PM

*Our 8th grade orchestra has been entered into the B97.5 school music contest. Follow the link below and vote for our orchestra. We could win $1000! You can now help determine the winner by voting Monday, November 26 at 8am to Friday, December 14 at 5pm. You can vote once each day so be sure to check in often on your school’s band or choir performing their Christmas favorite!

For more information, view the Official Rules. Thanks for your support!

https://b975.com/christmas-band-choir-competition/

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WVMS FOUNDATION CASINO NIGHT

Casino Night Fundraiser Meeting is set for this Friday, December 7th from 8:30-9:30am. Anyone interested in helping with Casino night is encouraged to come. We need many different talents to make this fundraiser a great success. Also, if you have a talent for graphic design, we need you!

The meeting will take place at 1613 Redgrave Road in Whittington Creek

For more information, please email

meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

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BOYS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Tryouts for WVMS Boy’s Soccer will be December 10th, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Bearden High School.  Please use the link to fill out a form for tryout.  All players will need a form for streamlining registration, communication and updates.

Boys soccer tryout form:

https://wvmsboyssoccer.wufoo.com/forms/qez6fcz0g7n0hv

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YEARBOOKS

***8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook need to be submitted by Friday, December 14. Any picture submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please email pictures to wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Be sure to purchase your yearbook recognition ad! These ads are in the back of the yearbook and are designed to celebrate your student’s success during their middle school years. Please visit https://www.jostens.com to build and purchase your ad. The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad is Friday, December 14***

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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WVMS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 6 – vs. Whittle Springs @ WVMS

Monday, December 10 – vs. Northwest @ WVMS

Thursday, December 13 – vs. Halls – @ Halls

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HOLIDAY PARTIES

6th grade – Friday, 12/21 from 9-11:30am

7th grade – Friday, 12/21 – time TBD

8th grade – Friday 12/21 – time TBD

Look for more details in the following PTSA Weekly

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BOXTOPS

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchellkelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  TEACHER VOICEMAIL EXTENSIONS

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the left hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday, December 21st – 1/2 day for students, holiday parties

December 24th – January 4th – Winter Break – No school

Monday, January 7th – Student holiday – No school

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
November 24th
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BOYS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Tryouts for WVMS Boy’s Soccer will be December 10th, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Bearden High School.  Please use the link to fill out a form for tryout.  All players will need a form for streamlining registration, communication and updates.

Boys soccer tryout form:

https://wvmsboyssoccer.wufoo.com/forms/qez6fcz0g7n0hv

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Battle of the Grades Update

Thank you to each and every member of the WVMS family that participated in this year’s “Battle of the Grades” fundraising campaign.  The results are in and the winner is the 7th grade!  The totals were the following:

7th Grade = $7,800

6th Grade = $4,800

8th Grade = $1,800

The overall winner, of course, is our whole school because our students and staff will directly benefit from these generous donations.  On behalf of the WVMS Foundation Board, the Battle of the Grades Committee, and the WVMS Student Council, we sincerely appreciate your direct efforts to share your treasures and gifts with our wonderful staff and students.  More information about how these funds will be used and about how you can get involved/support our annual spring event will be coming soon. 

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Yearbooks

***8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook need to be submitted by Friday, December 14. Any picture submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please email pictures to wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Be sure to purchase your yearbook recognition ad! These ads are in the back of the yearbook and are designed to celebrate your student’s success during their middle school years. Please visit https://www.jostens.com to build and purchase your ad. The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad is Friday, December 14***

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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WVMS Basketball Schedule:

Tuesday, November 27 – vs. Powell @ WVMS

Thursday, November 29 – @ Vine

Monday, December 3 – vs. Gibbs @WVMS

Thursday, December 6 – vs. Whittle Springs @ WVMS

Monday, December 10 – vs. Northwest @ WVMS

Thursday, December 13 – vs. Halls – @ Halls

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Boxtops

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  Teacher

Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to

Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important December Dates:

Friday, December 21st – 1/2 day for students

December 24th – January 4th – Winter Break – No school

Monday, January 7th – Student holiday – No school

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
November 5th
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West Valley Middle School Foundation Annual Fund

BATTLE OF THE GRADES

NOVEMBER 1 – 20th

8TH GRADE – PAY IT FORWARD

Show that you are the leaders of the school. You have benefitted all 3 years from the Foundation and consider it a good investment.

Why the 8th Grade will win? The Class of 2023 wants to cement their legacy.

7TH GRADE – BASEMENT DWELLERS NO MORE!

Show how much you love your school (and want to ensure your middle school maintains the 1:1 technology ratio)

Why the 7th Grade will win? The Class of 2024 was 2nd place last year.

6TH GRADE – FIGURING OUT THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL THING

You figured out your locker combination and where all your classes are.

You are no longer Rocky Hill, Bluegrass, Northshore or AL Lotts, you are WOLVES.

Why the 6th Grade will win? The Class of 2025 is so sweet and adorable.

Donate Online: http://www.wvmsfoundation.org.

Donations to the WVMS foundation are tax-deductible according to IRS standards

Questions? wvmsfoundationedu@gmail.com

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New Spirit Wear

New Spirit Wear items!  Perfect for Christmas presents.  We are doing order forms this year so there will not be a lot of back stock for last minute orders.  You can print off the order form or pick up a paper copy in the office.  Orders are due Nov 12th.  This will be the last time this year Spirit Wear will be offered so don’t miss out on these awesome new items.  Don’t forget to indicate how you want to pick up your items:  homeroom or office.  Cash or check made out to WVMS PTSA.

West Valley Spirit Wear Flyer.pdf 

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Fantasy of Trees

West Valley Middle School is once again sponsoring a tree in this year’s Fantasy of Trees.  As you may know, all proceeds from the Fantasy of Trees benefit Children’s Hospital.  This year, our WVMS Elves are in charge of decorating the tree are asking parents, teachers, and students for monetary donations to purchase ribbon, decorations, ornaments, tree topper, lights, etc… 

Donations should be brought to the office on or before November 9th.

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Reflections Contest

West Valley Middle School is proud to participate in the National PTA® Reflections program and has had several students recognized by County, Tennessee and National PTAs.

The 2018-2019 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Music Composition

Photography

Special Artists Division

Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Monday, November 20, 2018

For more information on rules and forms, please visit the links below or visit the WVMS PTSA website:

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/instructionsforentry.pdf

https://westvalleyptsa.org/reflections-contest/

For questions, please contact: Jenny Roberts @ jennybeth02@gmail.com

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Yearbooks

***8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook need to be submitted by Friday, December 14. Any picture submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please email pictures to wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Be sure to purchase your yearbook recognition ad! These ads are in the back of the yearbook and are designed to celebrate your student’s success during their middle school years. Please visit https://www.jostens.com to build and purchase your ad. The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad is Friday, December 14***

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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BOYS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Tryouts for WVMS Boy’s Soccer will be December 10th, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Bearden High School.  Please use the link to fill out a form for tryout.  All players will need a form for streamlining registration, communication and updates.

Boys soccer tryout form:

https://wvmsboyssoccer.wufoo.com/forms/qez6fcz0g7n0hv

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Boxtops

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  Teacher

Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to – Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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WVMS Basketball Schedule:

Monday, November 5 – WVMS Basketball @ Holston (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

Thursday, November 8 – WVMS vs. Karns @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

Friday, November 9 – WVMS @ Cedar Bluff (Girls’ JV 4:30 PM, Boys’ JV 5:30 PM, Girls’ Varsity 6:30 PM, Boys’ Varsity 7:45 PM) 

Monday, November 12 – WVMS @ Hardin Valley Middle (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

Thursday, November 15 – WVMS vs. South-Doyle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

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Upcoming Important November Dates:

November 6th – In-service Day –  No School

November 16 – Picture Make-Ups

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update

October 29th, 2018
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Fantasy of Trees

West Valley Middle School is once again sponsoring a tree in this year’s Fantasy of Trees.  As you may know, all proceeds from the Fantasy of Trees benefit Children’s Hospital.  This year, our WVMS Elves are in charge of decorating the tree are asking parents, teachers, and students for monetary donations to purchase ribbon, decorations, ornaments, tree topper, lights, etc…  Donations should be brought to the office on or before November 9th.

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Reflections Contest

West Valley Middle School is proud to participate in the National PTA® Reflections program and has had several students recognized by County, Tennessee and National PTAs.

The 2018-2019 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Music Composition

Photography

Special Artists Division

Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Monday, November 20, 2018

For more information on rules and forms, please visit the links below or visit the WVMS PTSA website:

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/instructionsforentry.pdf

https://westvalleyptsa.org/reflections-contest/

For questions, please contact: Jenny Roberts @ jennybeth02@gmail.com

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WVMS Basketball Season Passes

2018 Basketball Season Passes go on sale October 15th.  Adult pass is $30.00, Senior/Veteran pass is $20.00 and Student pass is $10.00.  You can purchase passes from the basketball coaches or from the office.

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WVMS Basketball Schedule:

October 29th – WVMS vs. Bearden Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 2nd – Maroon & White boys and girls basketball game

November 5 – WVMS Basketball @ Holston Middle (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 8 – WVMS vs. Karns Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM

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Boxtops

A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.

___________________

Yearbooks

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com.  You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

The school clinic is in need of extra clothing!

Men’s sweatpants (M, L, XL)

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WVMS  Teacher

Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to : Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important November Dates:

November 6th – In-service Day –  No School

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

Spirit Wear Order

This year we are doing an order form for spirit wear. We have added several new items that are pictured in the attached order form. All shirts are in Adult Sizes, with the exception of the jacket. That one item is available in Youth size (indicate on order form with a “Y’)
Print off order form or pick up a paper copy in the office and send check (made payable to WVMS PTSA) or cash in with you child by November 12th. Make sure you indicate how you want to receive your items, homeroom or picked up in office.
All items will be delivered before Christmas! Time to stock up on gifts!

hero-2018-reflectionslogo

National PTA® Reflections Founded in 1969, Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

 

West Valley Middle School is proud to participate in the National PTA® Reflections program and has had several students recognized by County, Tennessee and National PTAs.

The 2018-2019 National PTA® Reflections theme is: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
Special Artists Division
Visual Arts

Entries must be submitted to West Valley Middle School PTSA by: Monday, November 20, 2018

For more information on rules and forms, please visit the links below or visit the WVMS PTSA website:

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/instructionsforentry.pdf

https://westvalleyptsa.org/reflections-contest/

For questions, please contact: Jenny Roberts @ jennybeth02@gmail.com

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
October 22nd, 2018

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Holiday Market

Join us for a unique shopping experience at the 7th Annual Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27th from 10am-4pm in the WVMS Gym

Enjoy treats from our bake sale and bid on silent auction items from 10am-2pm

Over 40 vendors including WVMS students

Jewelry * Cosmetics * Stationery * Spirit wear * Monogrammed Items * Home Decor * Handmade gifts * Floral Arrangements * Clothing

And much, much more!

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Are you a parent of a 6th grader or new to WVMS?

Would you like to know more about Aspen or Canvas?

Come join us in the library on October 23rd at 4:15 or 6:00.

You will learn how to login to these platforms, maneuver your way through them, and ask questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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West Valley Middle School is once again sponsoring a tree in this year’s Fantasy of Trees.  As you may know, all proceeds from the Fantasy of Trees benefit Children’s Hospital.  This year, our WVMS Elves are in charge of decorating the tree are asking parents, teachers, and students for monetary donations to purchase ribbon, decorations, ornaments, tree topper, lights, etc…  Donations should be brought to the office on or before November 9th.

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Flu Mist

 Knox County Health Dept. is offering Flu Mist free on November 1, 2018.  No student will be vaccinated without a completed, signed and returned form. If you would like for your student to receive the Flu Mist click on the appropriate link below to fill out the paper consent form and return to your student’s homeroom teacher.

https://knoxcounty.org/health/schoolflu.php

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WVMS Basketball Season Passes

2018 Basketball Season Passes go on sale October 15th.  Adult pass is $30.00, Senior/Veteran pass is $20.00 and Student pass is $10.00.  You can purchase passes from the basketball coaches or from the office.

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It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com.  You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

The school clinic is in need of extra clothing!

Men’s sweatpants (M, L, XL)

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Cheerleading Fundraiser – Wednesday, October 24

You are cordially invited to support West Valley Middle School cheer at the Sonic on Kington Pike near Walker Springs this Wednesday from 5 PM – 8PM.  A portion of all all sales will benefit our WVMS Cheerleaders.

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WVMS  Teacher 
Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to

Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important October/November Dates:

October 23rd – Canvas/Aspen informational meeting

October 27th – Holiday Market

October 29th – WVMS vs. Bearden Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 2nd – Maroon & White in-school boys and girls basketball game

November 5 – WVMS Basketball @ Holston Middle (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 6th – In-service Day –  No School

November 8 – WVMS vs. Karns Middle @ WVMS (Girls @ 4:30 PM; Boys @ 5:45 PM)

November 21st-23rd – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

Fall General Meeting
September 11th 6pm
Navigating the Digital World | Internet Safety and Social Media Safety for Adults

This is an internet safety training presented by Devin Payne with Street Hope TN Social Media Educator Jamie Fromberger, and was created specifically for adults only – parents, teachers, pastors, or anyone that works with children and youth. Adults will learn: how to monitor their teens’ electronic devices, apps and games to watch out for, “teen online lingo” and common online risky behaviors teens participate in. Participants will also discuss general internet safety guidelines, how to identify signs of online exploitation (I.e. understanding grooming, and who predators and victims are), and gain understanding of the forms of online exploitation (sextortion, trafficking, extortion, radicalization, etc.).

This is going to be a wealth of information that you will want!! We look forward to seeing you there.